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man in front of planetarium dome display of night sky Renovated UW Planetarium to Offer Many Opportunities for Campus and Public

October 15, 2014 — Before Abraham Lincoln was president, he was a lawyer who saved a life. During a murder trial in 1858, Lincoln, using the 1857 Farmers’ Almanac, disproved a witness who claimed he saw the crime and identified the suspect under the light of the moon. According to the almanac, there was very little moonlight that night, which convinced the jury to acquit the accused.

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frong of large sandstone and glass building with rocks in front Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center Grand Opening Oct. 24

October 17, 2014 — A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University of Wyoming’s new Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center is scheduled Friday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m.

impala antelope feeding on low trees UW Researcher Unravels Relationships Between an African Herbivore’s Fear of Predators and Tree Distributions

October 16, 2014 — A University of Wyoming faculty member was part of a research team that used global positioning system tracking to understand how interactions between impala (an antelope) and their predators shape patterns of Acacia tree distribution patterns across African savannas.

overhead view of students studying in library UW ‘STEPs’ Up Efforts to Help Students Succeed

October 14, 2014 — Aiming to significantly boost its student retention and graduation rates, the University of Wyoming has increased its efforts to assist struggling students, improve academic and career advising, and help transfer and first-year students in the transition to UW.

people crouching in a field surrounded by equipment UW Researchers Head Study of Elevated CO2 and Climate Warming in Mixed Grasslands

October 13, 2014 — Twenty-five small plots in a mixed-grass prairie northwest of Cheyenne may very well provide the clues that Wyoming ranchers and land managers need to make grassland ecosystems more resistant to wide fluctuations in rainfall and temperatures that are forthcoming with future climate change.

man carefully excavating artifact with small tool National Publication Cites UW Anthropology Program for Attracting College Majors

October 13, 2014 — Business Insider lists anthropology/archeology as Wyoming’s leader in an article titled “Here’s the College Major That Defines Each State.” The publication explains that anthropology/archaeology is disproportionately represented as a college major in Wyoming in comparison to other states.

group of students standing in high tech room UW Petroleum Engineering Students Ranked No. 1 Heading Into International Tournament

October 9, 2014 — If this was March Madness, the safe pick would be to go for a big-name school. But athletic prowess has nothing to do with this bracketed tournament. Smarts do.

skull and two jawbones from ancient mammal UW Researcher Contributes to Large Mammal Bone Discovery of Extinct Animal in Asia

October 8, 2014 — A University of Wyoming faculty member contributed to the discovery of a long-extinct group of mammals previously thought to have originated in Africa.

people lining up for food inside a tent UW On-Campus Students Drive Slight Enrollment Increase

October 7, 2014 — The number of University of Wyoming students on the Laramie campus increased by 109 to 10,520, up 1 percent from last year, according to fall 2014 enrollment numbers.

head portrait of woman UW’s Frost Accepts Two-Year NSF Appointment

October 6, 2014 — Longtime University of Wyoming geology professor and administrator Carol Frost has accepted a two-year appointment with the National Science Foundation to serve as director of its Earth Sciences Division.

woman sitting across from man at table and talking to him Rocky Mountain Rendezvous Attracts More than 460 Students Nationwide

October 3, 2014 — Like many students from the University of Wyoming and other universities, Jacob Buettner was looking for a full-time job or internship in the oil and gas business.

Campus Announcements

UW Trustees Select Construction Manager for Phase 2 of A-A Work

October 20, 2014 — With the first phase of improvements to the University of Wyoming’s Arena-Auditorium nearing completion, UW’s Board of Trustees today (Monday) authorized a contract with Laramie-based Haselden Wyoming Constructors for the second phase of improvements to UW’s basketball facility.

three kids in costume posing with the Great Seal of Wyoming on a parade float UW Homecoming Parade Winners Announced

October 20, 2014 — The Staff Senate received the Grand Award for the most outstanding float in the 2014 University of Wyoming Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 18.

book cover featuring mountains in the distance Wyoming Authors Release New Edition of Wyoming Ecology Book

October 20, 2014 — Twenty years after the first edition was published, author and University of Wyoming Professor Emeritus Dennis Knight is happy to see the second edition of “Mountains and Plains: The Ecology of Wyoming Landscapes” on his desk -- this time with color illustrations, additional chapters and new maps.

UW Joins Energy Consortium with Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Universities

October 17, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has joined the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Idaho’s three research universities as a member of an energy research consortium.

cover of bug book with a close up of a bug's head UW Entomology Professor’s Book about Rise of Insects Creates Buzz

October 17, 2014 — “Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects” by Scott Shaw of the University of Wyoming has drawn glowing comments from national and international reviewers, but bugs may be his final critics.

head portrait of man Gruver Joins UW to Work with Legislature; Massie to Retire

October 15, 2014 — A longtime attorney and administrator in the Wyoming Legislative Service Office (LSO) has joined the University of Wyoming as a special adviser to the president for external relations.

head portrait of man Barry Sims to Speak at e2e Laramie Meeting Nov. 19

October 15, 2014 — The former CEO of Taco John’s International will be the guest speaker at e2e Wyoming’s November meeting in Laramie.

New Field Guide Offers Look at Some of World's Best Ancient Stromatolites

October 14, 2014 — Earth has an astonishingly long geologic time span, but evidence of early life forms on our planet can still be seen today in the form of distinctive bodies of rock called stromatolites.

Updated Grass Field Guide Available

October 14, 2014 — Out of print for nearly two years, the revised “A Field Guide to Wyoming Grasses” is back on bookshelves.


ballet dancer on one leg Dance Company Performs in Collaboration with UW Theatre and Dance

October 17, 2014 — University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance students have an opportunity to learn and perform with the nationally recognized Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Saturday, Oct. 25, as part of the fall UW Cultural Programs series.

head portrait of man UW Panel to Examine Sustainable Energy Future

October 17, 2014 — Key challenges to building a sustainable energy future will be examined by a panel of experts Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 3- 5 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium.

four men performing in front of graffiti background A Cappella Quartet, KaZual, to Jam Out at UW

October 16, 2014 — Atlanta a cappella quartet KaZual will perform a free concert Friday, Oct. 24, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

man crouching on floor working on art installation UW Art Museum and Student Art League Host Screening of PBS Art Series

October 16, 2014 — An episode of the Peabody Award-winning series ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century” will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in Room 111 of the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building.

This Week at UW

head portrait of man UW Professor Assumes Presidency of National Geoscience Teachers Association

October 20, 2014 — James Myers, University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics professor, is serving a one-year term as president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NGTA).

head portrait of man UW Family and Consumer Sciences Leader First Male Phi Upsilon Omicron President

October 20, 2014 — University of Wyoming Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Head Bruce Cameron in 2015 will become the first male president in the 105-year history of Phi Upsilon Omicron.

csc logo UW Committee Offers Tips to Reduce Environmental Impacts

October 20, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Campus Sustainability Committee has launched Eco-Pokes, an initiative to provide easy tips for how students, staff and faculty can reduce their impact on the environment -- and wallets.

UWPD Offers Tips to Prevent Theft

October 20, 2014 — In light of recent thefts of computer equipment from the Engineering Building, the University of Wyoming Police Department offers the following suggestions to prevent and mitigate the impact of property crimes on campus:

man standing at food counter Use a New Mobile App to Order Food in Advance at UW Campus Dining Locations

October 20, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Residence Life and Dining Services Department now offers mobile ordering to its list of services available to restaurant guests. UW has partnered with a San Francisco-based company -- Tapingo -- to enhance students’ and guests’ dining experiences.

head portrait of woman UW Scholars Repository Hosts Its First Journal

October 20, 2014 — University of Wyoming Libraries is leveraging open access publishing through UW’s new Wyoming Scholars Repository (WySR) to host professional peer-reviewed journals.

two women crouched on a lawn gathering fallen leaves into a garbage bag Campus Construction Update for Oct. 19-25

October 17, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

dancer performing a jump split University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 20-26

October 17, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

October 20, 2014 — 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

Wyoming Students Benefit from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant

October 17, 2014 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $35,000 to the University of Wyoming during the past fiscal year for education and research programs and for scholarships for entering freshmen from Wyoming communities.

woman standing with United States Capitol building and street in background UW History Students to Present Research Tuesday

October 16, 2014 — Undergraduate students in the University of Wyoming Department of History will present results of their research Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 3:10 p.m. in Room 1055 of the UW College of Engineering Building. The program is free and open to the public.

head portrait of woman UW TRIO McNair Scholar Micah Ross Selected For Presentation in National Conference

October 15, 2014 — As one of only 10 nationally selected undergraduates, University of Wyoming TRIO McNair Scholar Micah Ross of Casper presented her research work in Washington, D.C.

Club Sports

UW Rodeo Teams Second in Final Fall Competition

October 14, 2014 — Halfway through the two-part rodeo schedule, the University of Wyoming men’s team is in serious contention for its first regional title since the 2005-06 season.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 26-Nov. 1

October 17, 2014 — 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.

Northern Rockies Skies for October: Aquila, the Eagle

September 25, 2014 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming, and Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Oct. 19-25: The USA Needs a New Policy for the Middle East

October 15, 2014 — Writing in the Oct. 3 Washington Post, Andrew Bacevich points out that United States soldiers have been fighting in the “Greater Middle East” almost continuously since 1980. By bombing the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), we make Syria the 14th country in which we have fought.

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