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woman using pendulum in physics class Governor’s Task Force Backs Plan to Transform UW Science Education

November 25, 2014 — A panel of accomplished scientists, industry leaders and other professionals has endorsed a plan to improve science education and student success at the University of Wyoming, while creating world-class facilities to propel research on issues important to the state and nation.

Top Stories

two women use a stethoscope on a man New UW Nursing Program Receives Full Accreditation

November 21, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program has been fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, an achievement that will strengthen delivery of both primary and mental health care in Wyoming.

man drawing blood from a sheep UW Faculty Member Publishes Sheep Obesity Research that Could Affect Future Generations

November 20, 2014 — Obesity in female sheep during pregnancy can impact the metabolic profile and health of the animals’ granddaughters, as well as their daughters, suggests a study published in the International Journal of Obesity Oct. 30.

head portrait of man UW International Human Rights Clinic Helps Former UW Basketball Player with Permanent Residency

November 20, 2014 — Former University of Wyoming basketball player Bienvenu “Benny” Songondo is one step closer to gaining U.S. citizenship, thanks to the International Human Rights Clinic in the UW College of Law.

bighorn sheep on a hill side New Mapping Project Details Big Game Migrations in Wyoming Wilderness

November 19, 2014 — Designated wilderness areas provide important habitat for five of Wyoming’s migratory big-game species, according to a first-of-its-kind mapping project involving wildlife researchers at the University of Wyoming and cartographers at the University of Oregon.

UW’s Barbier: Natural Capital Depreciation Necessary in Measuring Economic Wealth

November 17, 2014 — Economic indicators that omit the depletion and degradation of natural resources and ecosystems are misleading, according to a commentary by University of Wyoming economist Edward Barbier that appeared in the Nov. 6 edition of the international journal Nature.

man standing in front of computer server UW’s Industrial Affiliates Program Garners Microsoft as Partner

November 14, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s Department of Computer Science recently garnered a big name -- Microsoft -- to become a partner of its Industrial Affiliates Program.

graduating students seen from above as a group of caps UW Course Raises Interest, Confidence in Science, Study Shows

November 12, 2014 — Nonscience majors at the University of Wyoming gain a lasting understanding of and appreciation for science by taking a freshman-level course emphasizing real-world applications, a new study shows.

woman calming crying child on exam table UW Department Provides Telehealth Clinic Support for Rural Health Care in Wyoming

November 7, 2014 — The University of Wyoming is reaching out to make health care more accessible to the state’s many rural residents.

book cover featuring the Teton mountains New Wyoming Student Atlas Delivered to Wyoming Schools

November 6, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has created and printed 5,000 copies of a new “Wyoming Student Atlas” that is being distributed to all Wyoming school districts.

collection of structures on the prairie UW Part of Biogas Power Plant Cable-Cutting Ceremony Scheduled Nov. 6

November 5, 2014 — The University of Wyoming and Microsoft will celebrate their collaboration in developing a zero-emission green data center that is fueled by methane biogas and allows the university to run high-performance computing and modeling applications from the Laramie campus.

man using scientific equipment in a lab UW Ph.D. Student Aims to Advance Solar Energy Technology

November 4, 2014 — University of Wyoming graduate student Brandon Durant has spent much of the last four years in laboratories on the fourth floor of UW’s Physical Sciences Building, laboring largely by himself in search of ways to produce less-expensive, more efficient solar energy cells.

Campus Announcements

Wyoming Citizens Divided on Immigration Reform

November 25, 2014 — Wyoming citizens are deeply divided on how to approach legislation pertaining to undocumented immigrants, as are Americans in general.

Chief Washakie Scholarship Applications Available at UW

November 25, 2014 — Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2015-16 academic year at the University of Wyoming. Application deadline is Sunday, March 1.

man sittting at desk with head propped on hand UW College of Education Receptions Dec. 2-5 in Eastern Wyoming

November 25, 2014 — University of Wyoming alumni, friends, educators and others in eastern Wyoming have opportunities to meet with UW College of Education Interim Dean Michael Day and mark the college’s 100th anniversary next week.

head portrait of woman Ann Hild Named UW Interim Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies

November 24, 2014 — Ann Hild, professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, has been appointed as UW interim associate vice president for graduate studies. Her appointment is through Aug. 31, 2015.

Winter Driving Hints Offered

November 24, 2014 — With many faculty, staff and students on the road this week for Thanksgiving, the University of Wyoming Risk Management and Safety Office offers some reminders to ensure safe driving during the holiday season.

art museum view of display pedestals with artwork on them UW Art Museum Hosts Annual Juried Student Exhibition

November 21, 2014 — The official call for entries is available online for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 40th annual Juried Student Exhibition in the spring.

‘A Tribute to Teachers’ Set Dec. 2 at UW

November 20, 2014 — A night of song, historical school fashion and celebration of the University of Wyoming College of Education’s centennial marks “A Tribute to Teachers,” scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the UW Education auditorium.

Majority of Wyomingites Now Support Same-Sex Marriage

November 20, 2014 — A majority of Wyomingites now support same-sex marriage, according to a recent University of Wyoming survey.

man lifting up arms to projected image of planet earth Planetarium Offers Six Shows During December

November 18, 2014 — Laramie’s Friday night lineup of things to do once again includes gazing at the stars -- now that the newly renovated Harry C. Vaughn University of Wyoming Planetarium has reopened.

UW Poll: Wyoming Residents Have Mixed Views on Health Care Changes

November 18, 2014 — The people of Wyoming continue to disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” according to a recent University of Wyoming poll.


 man carrying snow-covered snowboard in knee deep snow Teton Gravity Research Extreme Ski Film to be shown Dec. 3 at UW

November 25, 2014 — Teton Gravity Research’s film “Jeremy Jones’ Higher” will be shown free Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and space is limited.

poster of woman's head and shoulders Gender and Identity Exhibition at UW Gallery

November 20, 2014 — Paintings of the relationship between gender and identity are on display through Dec. 4 at the University of Wyoming Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

This Week at UW

head portrait of man American Concrete Institute Honors UW Professor Charles Dolan

November 24, 2014 — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has elected University of Wyoming Professor Charles Dolan as an honorary member of the institute.

woman looking at man UW Extension Educator’s Work Prompts Diversity Enhancement Award

November 24, 2014 — Innovative programs and quick response to the needs of her clientele earned a University of Wyoming Extension educator the organization’s Diversity Enhancement Award.

Employee of the Quarter Nomination Deadline Nears

November 24, 2014 — The deadline to nominate someone for Staff Employee of the Fourth Quarter award is Friday, Dec. 5.

WyoCast On-Demand Upgrade Scheduled

November 24, 2014 — University of Wyoming Information Technology will upgrade the university’s enterprise lecture capture system, WyoCast On-Demand, during the first week of January 2015. IT will implement a new catalog during the upgrade.

UW Announces Thanksgiving Closures

November 21, 2014 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28, for Thanksgiving. Normal business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) will resume Monday, Dec. 1. UW classes will be dismissed Nov. 26-28.

University Vehicle Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 17, 2014 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2015 need to make a new request by Dec. 1, 2014.

man working on outdoor building project Campus Construction Update for Nov. 23-Dec. 6

November 21, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 23-Dec. 6 at the University of Wyoming.

sliver of moon in planetarium University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 1-7

November 25, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

November 24, 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

line of people holding awards UW Meat Judging Team has its Best Year Ever

November 25, 2014 — U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, seven University of Wyoming students and a T-bone steak have something in common: meat judging.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 30-Dec. 6

November 24, 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.

man sitting in front of planets and space background Northern Rockies Skies for December: The Rich Winter Skies

November 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 Nov. 30-Dec. 6: Let’s Reschedule Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2014 — With more than five feet of snow in Buffalo, N.Y., and temperatures having fallen into negative territory across most of the northern states, winter has arrived, no matter what date the calendar labels as the season’s official start. Forgotten are August’s grain harvest and September’s apple picking. We are bundled up against the winter wind, shoveling our walks and winterizing our vehicles.

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