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woman reading to a group of children at a table UW Literacy Tutoring Could Reach Across State

April 17, 2015 — An initiative with the potential to significantly expand the literacy resources available to the state’s school children is heading toward a pilot phase at the University of Wyoming’s College of Education.

Top Stories

group of people crcouched on ground examining soil sample UW Master’s Graduate Receives Fulbright Award for Soil Research in Nepal

April 16, 2015 — A recent University of Wyoming master’s degree graduate will use her knowledge and skills to improve soils research in Nepal starting this summer through a Fulbright U.S. Student Award.

pika, a small mammal, peeking out from between rocks UW Study Finds Pikas May Be Able to Behaviorally Buffer Against Temperature Changes

April 14, 2015 — Pikas, those furry little mammals that scurry and skitter between rocks at high elevations, are being studied as a model organism for avoiding temperature stress by a pair of University of Wyoming researchers. Pikas may be more resilient than once thought.

artist's conception of football stadium after performance center completion UW Launches Major Initiative for $44 Million High Altitude Performance Center

April 13, 2015 — The University of Wyoming unveiled plans today for a $44 million renovation and expansion that will triple the size of Rochelle Athletics Center. This major new addition will be called the High Altitude Performance Center.

UW’s McGinity Recommends Presidential Search; Board Will Begin Planning

April 13, 2015 — University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity has recommended to the UW Board of Trustees that it initiate a search for a new president to succeed him at the conclusion of his contract in summer 2016.

A Message from the President: Let’s Pull Together at a Difficult Time

April 8, 2015 — As we continue to mourn the student deaths suffered by the UW family in recent days, I feel a desire to reach out personally to each one of you -- especially our students.

two young men waving foam fingers at baseball game UW Summer High School Institute to Observe 30th Anniversary

April 8, 2015 — In June 1985, a group of students who had just completed their sophomore year in high school arrived at the University of Wyoming for a three-week educational experience to expose them to college life. They were the first class selected to attend the UW Summer High School Institute (HSI).

image of robot New Study Led by UW Shows Modular Computer Brains Are Less Forgetful

April 2, 2015 — A University of Wyoming researcher directed a study that suggests that, when brains are organized into modules, they are better at learning new information without forgetting prior knowledge.

King Air Research Aircraft UW Aims to Replace King Air Research Aircraft

April 1, 2015 — For more than 38 years, the Beechcraft King Air 200T, the University of Wyoming’s research aircraft, has flown into weather most pilots would rather avoid. For the sake of science, the plane has breached heavy snow and thunderstorms to learn more about how these precipitations occur and act in the atmosphere.

Steve Holbrook UW Researchers Contribute to Continent-Building Discovery

April 1, 2015 — An international research team, including University of Wyoming Professor of Geophysics Steve Holbrook and current and former UW graduate students, has revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago -- and how those processes have continued within the last 70 million years to profoundly affect the planet’s life and climate.

Campus Announcements

Snowstorm Prompts Early Closure of UW

April 17, 2015 — With the weather forecast calling for continuing heavy snow through this evening, the University of Wyoming has joined Albany County School District 1 in an early release today.

head portrait of man UW Names Sheridan Research and Extension Center Director

April 17, 2015 — A plant scientist experienced in teaching, research and extension will begin May 18 as director of the University of Wyoming Sheridan Research and Extension (R&E) Center.

laptop computer open on table UWPD, Coe Library Offer Advice to Prevent Theft

April 15, 2015 — University of Wyoming Libraries personnel are reporting an increase in thefts, as thieves are targeting unsuspecting students who leave their belongings unattended.

Cambodian Genocide Topic of Program at UW

April 15, 2015 — “The Memory of Genocide and Building Reconciliation in Cambodia” is the topic of discussion in a spring seminar series Friday, April 17, at noon in Room 229 of the Cheney International Center at the University of Wyoming.

close up of person kissing large wrinkly brown dog Therapy Dogs on Prexy’s Pasture Wednesday and Thursday

April 14, 2015 — University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff members can reap the stress-relieving benefits of therapy dogs Wednesday and Thursday, April 15-16, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Prexy’s Pasture.


man holding up microphone and talking into it Comedian Nick Vatterott to Perform at UW April 22

April 17, 2015 — Comedian Nick Vatterott will perform Wednesday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

man standing by trailer loaded with solar powered equipment UW to Observe Earth Day Wednesday

April 17, 2015 — Activities ranging from glass recycling to a clothing drive and a sustainability fair are scheduled to celebrate Earth Day Wednesday, April 22, at the University of Wyoming.

man sitting at grand piano Final Concert of UW Spring Faculty Recital Series April 26

April 16, 2015 — The final concert of the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s spring Faculty Recital Series will feature guest fortepianist David Kim Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 104 S. Fourth St. in Laramie. Kim’s performance is free and open to the public.

people swing dancing UW Swing Club Attempts World Record

April 16, 2015 — Want to have a good time dancing and be a part of a world record at the same time? Then join the University of Wyoming Cowboy Country Swing Club as it attempts to break the Guinness world record for the world’s largest swing dance Thursday, April 30, at 8 p.m. at UW’s War Memorial Fieldhouse.

man holding a trombone Contemporary Chamber Music Concert at UW April 24

April 15, 2015 — “The Modern Romantic,” a contemporary chamber music concert, is featured in the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s spring Faculty Recital Series Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is free and open to the public.

group of people holding pan band percussion instruments UW Pan Band to Perform April 23

April 15, 2015 — The University of Wyoming’s Pan Band will perform Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Celebrate Nepal at UW April 18

April 15, 2015 — To celebrate the Nepali New Year 2072 B.S., Friends of Nepal at the University of Wyoming (FNUW) hosts the annual Celebrate Nepal event Saturday, April 18. This event helps to expose the UW community to Nepali culture through dance, music and food.

woman seated and holding a guitar Classical Guitarist Closes UW Cultural Programs Series April 17

April 13, 2015 — Croatian virtuosa classical guitarist Ana Vidovic closes the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs spring series Friday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Woman leaning over paper with man looking on Theresa Bogard to Give UW’s President’s Speaker Series Talk

April 13, 2015 — Theresa Bogard, internationally known as a pianist and widely recognized as an outstanding teacher, will present a lecture and performance Wednesday, April 29, at 4:10 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.

woman seated at desk Stephanie Anderson to Give Faculty Senate Speaker Series Talk

April 13, 2015 — Stephanie Anderson, associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Political Science, will give the spring Faculty Senate Speaker Series talk Wednesday, April 22.

This Week at UW

Some UW Operations Continue; Alumni Events Still On

April 17, 2015 — Today’s early closure of classes and business operations at the University of Wyoming has not shut down everything on campus for the weekend.

UW Offers Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees

April 15, 2015 — The University of Wyoming is offering employees and retirees an opportunity to choose the negotiated natural gas rate under the Choice Gas program. Employees who have not selected a supplier and rate have until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 23, to sign up for the special UW rate.

man in workshop holding a large pipe wrench Harry Schlegel is UW Staff Employee of the Quarter

April 13, 2015 — Harry Schlegel’s organizational skills and strong desire to make the campus a better place are among the attributes that have earned him the University of Wyoming’s Staff Employee of the First Quarter award.

Retirees to Hear Legislative Update at April 20 Meeting

April 13, 2015 — Members of the Albany County legislative delegation will review the 2015 Wyoming legislative session and answer questions during the April meeting of the University of Wyoming/State Retirees of Albany County Monday, April 20

two people walking and two people on bicycles UWPD and Campus Committee Emphasize Bicycle Safety

April 6, 2015 — With warmer spring weather, the University of Wyoming Police Department is asking bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists to follow standards of courtesy and safety.

Staff Senate Raffles Bicycle and Barbecue Package

April 6, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Staff Senate is selling tickets now for a chance to win a mountain bike or a specially prepared barbecue package of meat.

room with chairs and tables pointed to front of room Campus Construction Update for April 19-24

April 17, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 19-24 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of man at microphone University of Wyoming Calendar for April 20-26

April 17, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled April 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

April 13, 2015 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

Students in the News

woman standing outside by building UW Student from Casper Receives Goldwater Scholarship

April 17, 2015 — University of Wyoming student Annette Estella Hein, a home-schooled student who became interested in science while hiking and experiencing nature in the geologic formations around Casper, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship.

head portrait of woman WWAMI Student Receives National P.E.O. Scholar Award

April 16, 2015 — Laramie High School graduate Karren Lewis, who is attending the University of Washington School of Medicine through the University of Wyoming WWAMI medical education program, is among 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

UW-Casper Honor Society Inducts New Members at Recent Ceremony

April 14, 2015 — Certificates recently were presented to 14 new members of the Round Table Honor Society, an organization of honor students at the University of Wyoming at Casper (UW-Casper.)

Club Sports

Tough Weekend for UW Men’s Rodeo Team

April 14, 2015 — With just two regional rodeos left in the season, the University of Wyoming men’s club is in danger of not sending a full team to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) this summer.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for April 19-25

April 10, 2015 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Robot Morality

April 15, 2015 — In research worthy of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov’s “I, Robot,” Bertram Malle is working to design a moral robot.

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