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woman walking across the prairie with mountains in the background UW’s WyCEHG Researchers Travel the Country to Assess Critical Zone Observatories

August 20, 2015 — For the price of gas, food and lodging, University of Wyoming hydrology and geology researchers have traveled across the country the past two summers to examine Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs), projects that have created significant use of UW’s hydrology instrumentation and built important collaborations with scientists from major universities.

Top Stories

two men in suits talking Collaboration Involves $24 Million to Support UW’s Cutting-Edge Research

August 28, 2015 — Scientific and technical instrument manufacturer FEI will provide state-of-the-art imaging equipment, software and support for cutting-edge digital rock research that will have far-reaching impacts for Wyoming’s oil and gas industry -- and its economy, the University of Wyoming announced today (Friday).

young girl working at table UW Education Programs Receive Highest Possible Ratings

August 27, 2015 — Two University of Wyoming College of Education academic programs received the highest possible rating during a comprehensive set of reviews conducted in preparation for its 2016 reaccreditation process.

woman sitting at table with young boy who is reading Private Giving Continues to Advance UW

August 26, 2015 — Private giving to the University of Wyoming topped $46 million in fiscal year 2015, accomplished with the assistance of nearly 23,000 donors.

A man sitting at a table and holding up a framed set of illustrations of a duck UW Researcher Aims to Improve Recognition of Language Disabilities in Spanish-Speaking Children

August 25, 2015 — Due to a shortage of bilingual providers and a lack of psychometrically sound screening tools, there is a critical need for telehealth language screening measures to determine whether young Spanish-speaking children are developing language skills appropriately.

First UW Presidential Search Committee to Seek Public Input

August 20, 2015 — The first of two committees charged with identifying candidates for the University of Wyoming presidency plans to seek input from the public and UW stakeholder groups regarding desired qualifications and characteristics of a new president.

man standing in front of tree with arms crossed World Should Heed Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, UW Economist Says

August 19, 2015 — A decade after Hurricane Katrina hammered America’s Gulf Coast, measures are being taken there to protect against similar devastation from natural disasters -- as well as against long-term, gradual impacts resulting from climate change.

man in cowboy hat squatting beside plant, holding large zucchini UW, Wind River Reservation Project to Grow Health with Gardens

August 18, 2015 — With a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of Wyoming and Wind River Indian Reservation partners will evaluate the health impacts of food gardens with 100 Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho families who would like to try home gardening.

Campus Announcements

UW Engineering Task Force to Meet Via Teleconference

August 28, 2015 — The Wyoming Governor’s Energy, Engineering, STEM Integration Task Force will meet Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 8 a.m. via teleconference.

person using the climbing wall Sign-Up for UW Outdoor Programs Begins Monday

August 27, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program will offer nearly 40 different trips, clinics and programs this fall. Sign-up begins Monday, Aug. 31, at 9 a.m. in the new Outdoor Program office on the northeast corner of Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center.

bicycles in racks UW Police Emphasize Bicycle Safety

August 26, 2015 — With hundreds of bicyclists on campus as fall semester classes begin, the University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) reminds riders to keep safety and courtesy in mind.

Wyoming Union Parking Lot Reopens

August 24, 2015 — The Wyoming Union parking lot reopened today (Monday) for “A” permit and visitor parking, following a three-month rehabilitation project.

New Bus Route Serves UW, Laramie Community

August 19, 2015 — Beginning this fall, the Gem City Grand bus route will be renamed LaramieLink and will provide free access from the University of Wyoming campus to the Laramie community, with drop-off and pick-up at the Wyoming Union and Spanish Walk Apartment bus stops.


picture of sky with constellations outlined Celestial Sky Exploration Kicks Off Fall Planetarium Schedule

August 28, 2015 — An exploration of the primary celestial objects in the sky will kick off the fall schedule at the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium.

vintage photo of a man holding on to a sheep and showing if off Laramie Fiber Festival Celebrates Sheep Industry Contributions to Wyoming

August 25, 2015 — Fiber craft, craftspeople and sheep will be celebrated with workshops and demonstrations during the WyoFiber Live! Festival Friday through Sunday, Sept. 18-20, at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site (WTP), according to Debbie Gorski of the Wyoming Women’s Business Center (WWBC) at the University of Wyoming.

This Week at UW

head portrait of woman Jennifer Chavez Selected as Wyoming Women of Influence Finalist

August 24, 2015 — Jennifer Chavez, director of Information Technology Application and Database Services at the University of Wyoming, was a finalist for the Wyoming Women of Influence designation sponsored by the Wyoming Business Report.

UW Fiscal System Evaluation Begins This Week

August 24, 2015 — An assessment of the University of Wyoming’s financial and reporting system will begin this week, with certain UW employees asked to complete a survey and participate in interviews.

building with bicycles parked in front Hoyt Hall Occupants Relocate to Crane Hall

August 10, 2015 — Personnel in the University of Wyoming departments of English and Modern and Classical Languages, who previously occupied Hoyt Hall, have relocated to Crane Hall through the end of the spring 2016 semester.

UW Homecoming Parade Applications Available Now

August 10, 2015 — Applications to participate in the 2015 University of Wyoming Homecoming parade are now available. The parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, with the theme “Once a Cowboy, Always a Cowboy.”

two buses paused at bus stop Campus Construction Update for Aug. 30-Sept. 5

August 28, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 30-Sept. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

football players with football on football field University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

August 28, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 31-Sept. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

August 24, 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

drone with camera flying with clouds behind it UW-Casper Teaches With Drone

August 28, 2015 — The addition of a new drone will enhance the educational experiences of students at the University of Wyoming at Casper.

woman holding up guitar Guitar-Building Project Aids Wheatland Teacher

August 26, 2015 — Wheatland High School ninth grade physical science teacher Janet Jorgensen says her school district is focused on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concept and how to better educate its students.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 6-12

August 28, 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: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

August 19, 2015 — The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue, prayer in schools. There is a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding of what kind of prayer is permitted in the public schools of the United States of America. So, let me take this column to review what is and what is not allowed with regard to prayer in public schools.

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