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man standing by mountain lake holding large tubes of sediment UW Researchers: History Shows More Big Wildfires Likely as Climate Warms

October 5, 2015 — The history of wildfires over the past 2,000 years in a northern Colorado mountain range indicates that large fires will continue to increase as a result of a warming climate, according to a new study led by a University of Wyoming doctoral student.

Top Stories

head portrait of woman UW Marketing Professor Finds Charity Logos May Influence Perception of Food in Package

October 1, 2015 — An organization's logo on a food product can trigger quick perceptions by consumers about an item's healthiness and influence their decision making, according to a University of Wyoming researcher.

man riding a mountain bike on a path through a grove of aspen trees Website Ranks Laramie No. 1 Among Small College Towns

September 30, 2015 — Once again, Laramie ranks highly on a list of the nation’s best college and university communities.

artist's view of interior of the new academic center McMurry $6 Million Gift Champions UW Student-Athletes

September 26, 2015 — A $6 million gift from Wyoming philanthropists Mick and Susie McMurry through the McMurry Foundation will elevate Wyoming intercollegiate athletics to new heights of excellence.

dancers practicing in a sunny studio, with one hand on the barre Expanded UW Performing Arts Center Opens with Tours, Performances

September 25, 2015 — Wyoming’s commitment to excellence in the performing arts will be celebrated with symphony and theater performances during the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the expanded and renovated University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Oct. 8.

two men sit at a table with microphones Wyoming Delegation Explores Coal Opportunities in Visit to China

September 23, 2015 — Representatives of the University of Wyoming and one of China’s major coal-producing regions explored the potential for collaborative efforts to advance clean-coal and coal-conversion technologies during meetings in China last week.

UW Again Ranks Among World Leaders in Environmental Economics

September 22, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Department of Economics and Finance continues to be ranked among the world’s top programs in environmental economics, according to IDEAS, a prestigious worldwide organization that disseminates economics research. IDEAS is a service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

UW Selected to Study Turning CO2 Storage Water into Potable Water

September 18, 2015 — The University of Wyoming is among five institutions across the nation selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to study the feasibility of using salty water from carbon dioxide storage sites to produce fresh water.

Campus Announcements

man standing by bookshelf UW Professor Listed Among Most Highly Cited Researchers for Second Consecutive Year

October 2, 2015 — For the second consecutive year, Xiaohong Liu has made Thomas Reuters’ list as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the field of geosciences.

Mental Health Awareness Week Oct. 5-9

October 2, 2015 — A variety of mental health awareness events are scheduled Oct. 5-9 as part of Mental Health Awareness Week at the University of Wyoming. All events are free and open to the public, and no registration is needed.

UW Extension Offers Food Preservation Publications

October 2, 2015 — University of Wyoming Extension educators put the “can-do” in high-altitude home canning via food preservation publications and in-person expertise.

little girl looking into mouth of T-rex skull Earth Science Week Oct. 10-16 Features ‘Passport Earth’ Activities

October 1, 2015 — “Visualizing Earth Systems,” this year’s theme for Wyoming Earth Science Week Oct. 10-16, explores what it means to see our planet through eyes informed by the geosciences.

man standing in an aviary full of birds Saturday U Lectures in Jackson Oct. 10

September 30, 2015 — The University of Wyoming’s popular free one-day educational program Saturday U returns to Jackson Saturday, Oct. 10, with three lectures at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

photo of the planet Jupiter and the stars behind it Spooky Side of Space Culminates October Planetarium Schedule

September 30, 2015 — No tricks, just astronomical treats. The Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium offers a look at the spooky side of space and a whole lot more during October.

Volunteers Sought for the Big Event and Community Service Day

September 30, 2015 — The University of Wyoming is collaborating with the city of Laramie for a day of community service Saturday, Oct. 10.

UW Creative Writing MFA Students to Read in Rawlins Sunday

September 30, 2015 — Five Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates from the University of Wyoming Creative Writing MFA Program will read selections from their work Sunday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. at the Carbon County Higher Education Center (CCHEC) Career and Tech Ed Center in Rawlins.


man standing and taking off headphones Comedian Kevin Yee to Perform as Part of UW Ally Week

October 2, 2015 — Pop-comedy singer Kevin Yee will perform Friday, Oct. 9, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom as part of UW Ally Week.

man holding a saxaphone Guest Saxophonist Clifford Leaman to Perform at UW Oct. 13

October 2, 2015 — Classical saxophonist Clifford Leaman will perform with guest pianist Joseph Rackers Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series.

UW Student Trivia Night Set Oct. 7

October 2, 2015 — University of Wyoming students can participate in a free trivia night Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Gardens.

group of men sitting on stairs Jazz Ensemble to Perform ‘The Music of Michael Jackson’ at UW Oct. 10

October 1, 2015 — San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Collective will perform “The Music of Michael Jackson” Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The performance is part of the UW Cultural Programs fall series.

man sitting London Expert to Discuss Politics of Exhibiting Native American Art

October 1, 2015 — Adrian Locke, senior curator for the Royal Academy of Arts in London, will discuss “The Politics of Exhibiting Native American Art” Monday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. in the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center Stock Grower’s Room.

three people on a theater set with furniture UW Opens New Theater with Comedy

September 30, 2015 — The 2015-16 University of Wyoming Theatre and Dance fall season opens with “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Oct. 6-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 2 p.m.

two people doing modern dance with images projected behind them Celebrated Artist and Musician Dickie Landry to Visit Laramie and Jackson

September 30, 2015 — In conjunction with the exhibition “Dickie Landry: Composer. Saxophonist. Photographer. Artist,” artist and musician Dickie Landry will be at the University of Wyoming until Wednesday, Oct. 7, for an artistic residency to interact with students and present a variety of free public events.

head portrait of man UW Symphony Presents ‘Porgy and Bess’ Oct. 8

September 29, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra opens the fall season with George Gershwin’s masterpiece “Porgy and Bess” Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the concert hall at the newly renovated Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.

This Week at UW

photo of woman looking up at camera Colorado Chamber Orchestra Chooses Composer-in-Residence from UW

October 5, 2015 — Anne Guzzo, associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Music, is serving as composer-in-residence with the Colorado Chamber Orchestra (CCO).

head portrait of woman Clan Scott Society Honors UW Professor

October 5, 2015 — The Clan Scott Society recently presented its highest award, the Order of the Stag, to Caroline McCracken-Flesher, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of English.

Gatekeepers Offer Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training at UW

October 5, 2015 — As part of Mental Health Awareness Week activities, the University of Wyoming Counseling Center will offer a Gatekeepers training session this week to educate students, staff and faculty members about the importance of suicide awareness and prevention.

graphic for podcast UW Launches Weekly Podcast

October 5, 2015 — The University of Wyoming now offers a weekly podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

UW Police, Coe Library Offer Advice to Prevent Theft

October 5, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) reports an increase in thefts of belongings left unattended by students.

people carrying a University of Wyoming banner in a parade Join the UW Homecoming Parade

October 5, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Pride Committee is looking for volunteers to don their brown and gold, and walk with UW’s parade contingent and the president’s vehicle during the Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 17.

Public Meeting Scheduled on Ivinson Avenue Redesign

September 28, 2015 — A public open house/meeting to gather public input regarding options for the redesign of Ivinson Avenue and adjacent streets is scheduled Monday, Oct. 5, from 4-6 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room.

man standing at a podium outdoors, talking Campus Construction Update for Oct. 4-10

October 2, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

man standing on set for play, with arm extended in front of him University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 5-11

October 2, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

October 5, 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.

Club Sports

UW Women’s Rodeo Team Remains Steady

September 28, 2015 — The University of Wyoming women’s rodeo team continues to be a surprising Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) contender this season.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 11-17

October 2, 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: Morality: The Face of Public Christianity

September 30, 2015 — A non-Christian who read recent newspapers to learn about Christianity might arrive at the following picture. Christianity believes that marriage is between a man and woman, so no marriage between members of the same sex. Christianity believes life begins at conception, so no abortion and no stem cell research. Christianity believes that God created the universe, so evolution should not be taught. Sexual activity belongs in marriage, so no premarital sex.

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