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color photo of stars UW Professor Participates in Milky Way Project to Help Uncover Home Galaxy Objects

September 20, 2016 — During the past 12 years, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite observatory have captured sweeping new views of the Milky Way galaxy. However, scientists need assistance from the public to make sense of this new deluge of data. .

Top Stories

President Names UW Strategic Planning Leadership Council Members

September 23, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols today (Friday) announced the members of UW’s Strategic Planning Leadership Council, which will lead the process to create a five-year strategic plan for the university.

people sitting around a campfire in the mountains Backpacker Magazine Ranks UW Nation’s No. 3 Outdoors School

September 20, 2016 — Backpacker magazine has ranked the University of Wyoming No. 3 in a list of the nation’s best colleges for hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts.

four men standing together with two of them wearing white coats UW Scientists Find Huntington’s Disease Mice Respond Differently to Common Infection

September 20, 2016 — Casual conversation three years ago between University of Wyoming veterinary sciences and molecular biology researchers resulted in findings that show for the first time mice engineered to have the human genetic disorder Huntington’s disease have an altered immune response to a common infection.

UW Trustees Give High Priority to Science Initiative Facility

September 16, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has reaffirmed its commitment to UW’s Top-Tier Science Initiative, including construction of a new science facility on campus.

children in a room with the images of multi-colored spheres in it New UW Energy Education Initiative to Aid Wyoming K-12 Students

September 9, 2016 — Creating comprehensive, embedded learning that ensures students in Wyoming’s K-12 schools understand energy’s history and economic impact is the ultimate goal for a new collaboration between the University of Wyoming College of Education and the UW School of Energy Resources.

UW to Honor Distinguished Alumni During Homecoming

September 8, 2016 — Four University of Wyoming alumni will be honored for their professional achievements during this year’s UW Homecoming Oct. 1-8.

man working with blindfolded deer UW Research Finds First-Ever Evidence of White-Tailed Deer Declines from CWD

September 2, 2016 — Chronic wasting disease has caused significant declines in east-central Wyoming white-tailed deer populations, according to new research published this week by University of Wyoming scientists.

chair-desk combinations in a newly redone classroom UW’s Hoyt Hall Receives New Look

September 2, 2016 — A 100-year-old University of Wyoming building has received a makeover in time for the fall semester.

two women standing by railing with vast area of greenery and a rocket gantry behind them Small-Town Wyoming Sisters Use UW Education to Reach Higher Goals

August 30, 2016 — Growing up on a wheat farm in rural Wyoming, the Sandberg sisters often looked to the big night sky and thought of the possibilities.

man standing at counter with leaf samples around him, working with a small machine UW’s Stable Isotope Facility Expands Lab Analysis to Plant Samples

August 30, 2016 — For the past two years, the University of Wyoming’s Stable Isotope Facility (SIF) has been the go-to laboratory to analyze National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) soil samples from all across the country. Based on that solid soil work, the facility has added plant samples to its research list.

UW School of Pharmacy Launches Integrated Pharmacist Program to Tackle Diabetes in Wyoming

August 29, 2016 — Four years ago, approximately eight of every 100 Wyoming citizens had type 2 diabetes and/or suffered from hypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those numbers are probably higher today.

Campus Announcements

man sitting outdoors in a chair UW Professor Nominated for National Book Award for Fiction

September 26, 2016 — Brad Watson, University of Wyoming Creative Writing Program associate professor, is a nominee for the prestigious National Book Award.

Free Tailgate Banner Contest for UW Homecoming Week

September 26, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s Copy and Print Center is sponsoring a contest for a free personalized banner of the winner’s choice. The winner will be announced Monday, Oct. 3, the beginning of homecoming week.

UW Adjusts Timeline for Action on Academic Program Reviews

September 23, 2016 — The University of Wyoming has adjusted the timeline for implementing potential changes stemming from a preliminary review of close to 60 relatively low-enrollment academic programs.

Grant Enables Disabled Wyoming Military Veterans More Access to Sports Activities

September 22, 2016 — Disabled military veterans across Wyoming will gain access to more sports activities as a result of a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

head portrait of a woman Foreign and Domestic Affairs Highlight UW Television Program

September 22, 2016 — Foreign and domestic affairs, and student safety while studying abroad will be topics on the University of Wyoming news and information program “Wyoming Signatures” Sunday, Sept. 25, at 5:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

UW Seeks Honorary Degree Nominations

September 21, 2016 — Nominations for 2017 University of Wyoming honorary degrees are due to the President's Office by Tuesday, Nov. 1.

head portrait of a man Wyoming Startup Company Hires First President

September 21, 2016 — A Wyoming technology startup company at the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) has hired its first president.

Contracting with Federal Government During Fire Season Topic of Webinar

September 21, 2016 — During the fire season, agencies such as the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management contract with businesses for products and services, including hauling equipment, vehicles and food service..

UW Considers Eliminating 16 Degree Programs

September 20, 2016 — After initiating academic degree program reviews in March, the University of Wyoming is considering elimination of six low-enrollment bachelor’s degrees, eight master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees, under recommendations released Monday by UW’s Office of Academic Affairs.

Shanghai Normal University Delegation to Visit UW in Exchange Tour

September 20, 2016 — Since early 2000, the University of Wyoming and Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), a leading university in the People’s Republic of China, have had a close student affairs and academic working relationship.

drawing of a mask above a rose UW Ann Simpson Artmobile to Host Exhibition at WWCC Campuses

September 20, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Ann Simpson Artmobile, sponsored by Tronox, will host the exhibition “Surrealism: Visions of the Mind” during two community nights, Oct. 11 and Oct. 13, at Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC) campus locations.

UW Schedules National GEAR UP Activities

September 20, 2016 — National GEAR UP Week activities will be organized this week to note the continuing success of the program across the state.

Events

man playing saxophone in front of man playing piano UW Presents Saxophone and Piano Duo Sept. 30

September 26, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music presents “Mad Dances and Beyond: Contemporary Music for Saxophone and Piano” Friday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The event is free and open to the public.

‘Perception’ on Display at UW Gallery 234

September 26, 2016 — Artwork from University of Wyoming student Hannah Hughes is on display through Thursday, Oct. 6, in Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

‘Old Fashioned Band’ Concert Kicks Off UW Wind Symphony Schedule Sept. 29

September 23, 2016 — “An Old Fashioned Band Concert” Thursday, Sept. 29, begins the fall season for the University of Wyoming Wind Symphony, the university’s premier concert band, featuring the best wind and percussion musicians from across campus.

man in a paper owl mask standing beside an owl print UW Art Museum to Offer Family Workshop Oct. 1

September 23, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Family Saturday Workshop” Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m.-noon.

five men standing in front of a wooden building with snow falling UW Art Museum Gala, After Party Ticket Deadlines Near

September 23, 2016 — The deadline to buy tickets or tables for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 23rd annual gala fundraiser is Monday, Oct. 10. Tickets for “The After Party” are available through Saturday, Oct. 1.

woman seated on floor Comedian Sara Schaefer to Perform at UW Sept. 28

September 22, 2016 — Comedian Sara Schaefer will perform at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to the public.

First Debate Watch Party at UW Sept. 26

September 22, 2016 — Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off in their first televised debate, and the University of Wyoming and Laramie community can view the event on campus Monday, Sept. 26, followed by a panel discussion.

two men fighting on a stage UW Theatre and Dance Season Opens with Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ Sept. 27

September 21, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will open the season with William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” The production runs Sept. 27-Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thrust Theatre.

This Week at UW

Join the UW Homecoming Parade

September 26, 2016 — 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. 8.

UW Faculty and Staff Discounted Football Tickets Available for Homecoming

September 26, 2016 — University of Wyoming Athletics is sponsoring Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days with special ticket pricing, including the Homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 8, against Air Force.

United Way Campaign Kickoff Oct. 3 at UW

September 26, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s 2016 United Way campaign will begin Monday, Oct. 3, with a campus campaign kickoff from 11 a.m.-noon in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

AKPsi is UW Campus Activities Center’s Featured RSO for September

September 23, 2016 — Beta Nu chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) is being recognized at the University of Wyoming as the Campus Activities Center’s featured recognized student organization (RSO) for September.

UW Student Health Service Has Flu Shots for Students

September 22, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Student Health Service again will offer seasonal flu shots for students this fall.

Campus Construction Update for Sept. 25-Oct. 1

September 23, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 25-Oct. 1 at the University of Wyoming:

man and woman arm wrestling at table with other people in the background University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 26-Oct. 2

September 22, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 26-Oct. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

September 26, 2016 — 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

young girl standing beside science fair tri-fold display Laramie Student Semifinalist for Broadcom MASTERS Science Fair

September 19, 2016 — Laramie student Arundathai Nair is among 300 semifinalists selected from 2,343 applicants nationwide in the national Broadcom Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars (MASTERS) competition.

Club Sports

UW Women Third at Sheridan College Rodeo

September 26, 2016 — When the season started, University of Wyoming Rodeo Coach George Howard said he had at least a dozen good team members in goat tying. The problem: He can only select four Cowgirls each week to make up a team; others can compete as individuals.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 25-Oct. 1

September 16, 2016 — 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: The Three Monotheistic Religions: Children of One Father

September 14, 2016 — The three religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam readily fit the definition of monotheism, which is to worship one god while denying the existence of other gods. But, the relationship of the three religions is closer than that: They claim to worship the same god. While Judaism gave that god a name, “Yahweh,” both Christianity and Islam simply refer to him as “God” -- in Arabic, Islam’s founding language, “Allah” means “The God.”

Articulation Agreements

Agreements Benefit CC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in nine popular degree programs at Casper College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

young woman in rocking chair, reading Agreements Benefit EWC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in eight popular degree programs at Eastern Wyoming College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

students in green coveralls and brown boots watching an animal necropsy Agreements Benefit LCCC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in 12 popular degree programs at Laramie County Community College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

Agreements Benefit NWCCD Students Who Transfer to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in 11 popular degree programs offered by the Northern Wyoming Community College District in Sheridan and Gillette are now assured that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

woman in lab coat and goggles working with lab equipment and glassware Northwest College Transfer Agreements with UW Benefit Students

October 9, 2015 — Students in seven popular degree programs at Northwest College now have the assurance that courses they are taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

students going in and out of business building Agreements Benefit WWCC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in five popular degree programs at Western Wyoming Community College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

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