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two women, one standing and looking at computer and the other sitting and looking at computer UW Debate Team Makes History

April 29, 2016 — University of Wyoming debate team members Hunter McFarland and Mary Marcum concluded their collegiate debate careers with historic finishes at the national championships.

Top Stories

head portrait of woman Cheyenne Student Named UW’s Outstanding Graduating Woman

April 29, 2016 — Kimberly Sanchez, of Cheyenne, who graduated with dual majors in anthropology and Russian, and a minor in the Honors Program, is the recipient of the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of man Vikram Singh Named UW’s Top Graduating Man

April 29, 2016 — Excellence as a University of Wyoming honors student in physics and astronomy, service as a volunteer, and work as a mentor for other international students have resulted in the selection of Vikram Singh, of Bangalore, India, for the 2016 Tobin Memorial Award as UW's outstanding graduating man.

woman in dark glasses outside in hilly area with dead grass UW Eminent Writer-in-Residence Receives National Honor

April 29, 2016 — Joy Williams, University of Wyoming Creative Writing Program Eminent Writer-in-Residence, is the recipient of the prestigious PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

men crouching over sedated deer UW Biologists Launch Comprehensive Study of Mule Deer and Elk Interactions

April 21, 2016 — University of Wyoming researchers are leading a fast-paced research project to try to understand what has contributed to mule deer declines throughout the West and determine if competition with elk is playing a role.

woman crouching by snow bank Rawlins Student Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 20, 2016 — University of Wyoming student Jazlynn Hall, of Rawlins, is among 2,000 individuals nationwide to receive the highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship.

man sitting by computer UW Student Wins Prestigious Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship

April 19, 2016 — A University of Wyoming graduate student will have the opportunity to use one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to research wind farm simulations.

man standing in a lab UW Researcher Part of Team That Defined Links Within Two Supercontinents

April 11, 2016 — A University of Wyoming researcher contributed to a paper that has apparently solved an age-old riddle of how constituent continents were arranged in two Precambrian supercontinents -- then known as Nuna-Columbia and Rodinia. It’s a finding that may have future economic implications for mining companies.

smoke coming up from rolling prairie landscape UW Professor Receives EPA Grant to Study Wildfire Carbons

April 6, 2016 — A University of Wyoming researcher recently received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to study black and brown carbon emitted from wildfires, and the effect this carbon has on climate change.

A Message from the President: Fiscal Realities Demand Discipline and Teamwork

April 4, 2016 — For many months, you have been hearing and reading about the revenue decline the state faces. The decline results from the precipitous fall of energy commodity prices and production volumes that began two years ago, and that may continue well into the future. The Legislature has made an initial response to this situation by reducing appropriations for state agencies -- including UW -- by 1.5 percent for the 2017-18 biennium beginning July 1. The Legislature may mandate further cuts for the second year of the coming biennium, and perhaps beyond. This letter explains how UW is responding to a situation that it has not faced in over 30 years.

man sitting by a computer UW Receives Patent for Huntington’s Disease Treatment

April 1, 2016 — The University of Wyoming recently was awarded a patent for a method that potentially could be used to help treat patients with Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

man raising arm with mechanical figure opposite him also raising arm while woman watches UW Robot Capable of Helping Patients with Physical Therapy Regimen

March 29, 2016 — For the past two semesters, Debbie Kretzchmar has met with a new friend in a small lab in the University of Wyoming’s Engineering Building. The nontraditional UW student, majoring in computer science, works with Baxter on his motor skills, which includes arm movement and gripping with his hands.

Campus Announcements

head portraits of a man and a woman UW Commencement is May 14

April 27, 2016 — Retired Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite and internationally known brain specialist Dr. Jeffrey Cummings will be among speakers at University of Wyoming spring commencement ceremonies.

head portrait of man Myron Allen Receives Ellbogen Lifetime Achievement Award

April 25, 2016 — Myron Allen is a math guy. If you crunch the numbers on his career at the University of Wyoming, you will learn that in 33 years he has taught 32 different courses in algebra, analysis and applied mathematics; served as head of the Department of Mathematics for six years; and spent 14 years in the Office of Academic Affairs as associate vice president and later as provost.

head portrait of man Shepherd Receives Hollon Family Award

April 25, 2016 — As an associate professor of instructional technology in the University of Wyoming’s College of Education, Craig Shepherd teaches graduate-level courses using distance technologies to students across the country.

UW Representatives Visit Gillette, Plan to Return

April 25, 2016 — Representatives of the University of Wyoming last week made the first of what are expected to be several trips to Gillette to offer individualized support to current or prospective students affected by layoffs in the energy industry in northeast Wyoming.

Wyoming Public Media Reaches Fundraising Goal

April 25, 2016 — Wyoming Public Media (WPM) reached its $340,000 Spring Membership Drive goal last week, with close to $280,000 of that amount raised through on-air and online pledging alone.

Events

group of people with string instruments sitting arounda  table outside Greensky Bluegrass to Perform at UW May 6

April 29, 2016 — Bluegrass band Greensky Bluegrass will perform Friday, May 6, at 5 p.m. on the University of Wyoming Prexy’s Pasture. The concert is sponsored by 7220 Entertainment and is free and open to the public.

people sitting at table and the closest woman is stuffing fill into stuffed animal ‘Finals Destresser’ for UW Students May 6

April 29, 2016 — The semiannual “Finals Destresser” will be held Friday, May 6, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union.

abstract painting with lots of orange and red and yellow UW Receives Gift of Artwork from Wyoming Artist

April 28, 2016 — A recent gift of artwork to the University of Wyoming has been permanently installed in the east lobby of the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts. A dedication ceremony is planned Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m.

man holding saxophone UW Symphony Orchestra to Perform Final Concert of Season

April 28, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform its last concert of the season Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

four people holding brass instruments posing outside Spring Recital Series Comes to a Close at UW

April 28, 2016 — “Escapades!” performed by the faculty ensemble Snowy Range Brass will close the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series spring season Sunday, May 8, at 3 p.m. The free public program is in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

view of the space station up close in space May UW Planetarium Schedule Includes Science Fact and Fiction

April 28, 2016 — Warmer weather and later evenings will provide a number of opportunities for stargazers at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during May.

woman holding a violin UW Spring Faculty Recital Series Continues

April 25, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s spring Faculty Recital Series continues with a free performance by violist Glêsse Collet and pianist Theresa Bogard Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

This Week at UW

woman standing in office and looking at camera Clayleen Rivord is UW Employee of the Quarter

April 25, 2016 — Recognized across campus for her collegiality, dependability and integrity, Clayleen Rivord is the University of Wyoming Employee of the First Quarter of 2016.

UW International Research Fellows Selected

April 25, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies (CGS) has selected its faculty international research fellowship awards recipients for 2016.

man sorting paper into a box UW Completes National Recycling Competition

April 25, 2016 — The University of Wyoming collected more than 130,000 pounds of recyclables during RecycleMania, a collegiate recycling competition managed by Keep America Beautiful.

cars buried in snow up to their roofs UW Podcast Examines Drone Technology

April 25, 2016 — A symposium to explore the latest advances in drone technology will be among discussion topics on this week’s UW podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

people looking at items at a table outside Campus Construction Update for May 1-7

April 29, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

smphony as seen from above University of Wyoming Calendar for May 2-8

April 28, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled May 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

April 25, 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

UW Students to Present Research for ‘Black Life in Wyoming’ Symposium

April 29, 2016 — University of Wyoming students will present their research projects during “Reimagining the West,” a biennial free public symposium on black life in Wyoming, Tuesday, May 3, at 12:15 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

woman posing with a group of children Cheyenne McNair Scholar Receives Full Ride to Michigan Doctorate Program

April 27, 2016 — At an early age, former University of Wyoming student Kimberly Sanchez, of Cheyenne, developed a love for anthropology.

Gillette Student Wins $30K Entrepreneurship Competition at UW

April 27, 2016 — A Gillette student’s business proposal that specializes in designing and providing tools to sanitary companies to help maintain the cleanliness of portable toilets (porta-potties) won the recent John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by the University of Wyoming College of Business.

Outstanding Students Selected to Speak at UW Commencement

April 27, 2016 — Outstanding graduating students were selected to be among keynote speakers at University of Wyoming spring commencement ceremonies.

UW Graduate Education Award Recipients Announced

April 25, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Graduate Council has selected this year's graduate education award winners.

Club Sports

head portrait of woman in a cowboy hat UW Teams Host Laramie River Rendezvous Rodeo This Weekend

April 27, 2016 — All those mornings waking up at 4 to take care of her horses is paying off for Kailee Webb, a member of the University of Wyoming women’s rodeo team.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for May 1-7

April 22, 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: Christianity and the Holy Land

April 27, 2016 — Nowadays, when people say, “I went to the Holy Land,” we know both who they are and where they went. They are Christians, and they went to Israel (and perhaps the few religious sites just over the borders in Egypt or Jordan). But, for nearly three centuries after Jesus’ death, it was not that way. Not only was the land not holy, there were few Christians in it.

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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