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Private Giving to UW tops $50 Million for Second Year

August 28, 2014 — For the fiscal year ending June 30, private giving to the University of Wyoming reached $50.7 million, the second year in a row that UW fundraising has exceeded $50 million.

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Wyoming Wilderness History, Politics and Perceptions Topic of Presentation at UW

Wyoming Wilderness History, Politics and Perceptions Topic of Presentation at UW

August 29, 2014 — A half-century of wilderness in Wyoming will be recognized during a panel discussion and reception Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture auditorium.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Keynote Speaker at UW Immigration Symposium

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Keynote Speaker at UW Immigration Symposium

August 29, 2014 — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in a groundbreaking essay published in The New York Times Magazine, is the speaker for an immigration symposium at the University of Wyoming.

Russell Returns to UW as Associate VP for HR and Diversity

Russell Returns to UW as Associate VP for HR and Diversity

August 28, 2014 — Nell Russell, a former University of Wyoming administrator who designed and developed UW’s first diversity program, has returned to the university as its associate vice president for human resources and diversity.

UW Residency Programs Receive Key Federal Health Care Designation

UW Residency Programs Receive Key Federal Health Care Designation

August 27, 2014 — A new federal designation for the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Programs in Casper and Cheyenne will allow them to focus on increasing access to care for thousands of medically and financially underserved residents in Wyoming’s two most populated areas, Laramie and Natrona counties.

UW’s Ogden to Lead Water Sustainability and Climate Project

UW’s Ogden to Lead Water Sustainability and Climate Project

August 26, 2014 — A University of Wyoming researcher leads a National Science Foundation (NSF) research project funded with a $2.89 million grant to study water sustainability, land-use management and climate in the Panama Canal watershed.

Governor Appoints Panel to Focus on Improving Science Programs at UW

August 25, 2014 — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed a group of accomplished scientists, industry leaders and other professionals to focus on upgrading the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Teachers Combine Art and Science at UW Workshop

Wyoming Teachers Combine Art and Science at UW Workshop

August 22, 2014 — Teachers from throughout the state recently explored how art and science can be combined to provide new areas of exploration for students in Wyoming schools.

UW Scientist Studies How Ancestors of Today’s Mammals Responded to Climate Change

UW Scientist Studies How Ancestors of Today’s Mammals Responded to Climate Change

August 22, 2014 — About 10 million years into the current Cenozoic Era, or roughly 56 million years ago, during a climate that was hot and wet, two groups of mammals moved from land to water. These were the cetaceans, which include whales, dolphins and porpoises, and the sirenians, with its sea cows, manatees and dugongs.

UW Degree Program Expands Primary and Mental Health Care in Wyoming

UW Degree Program Expands Primary and Mental Health Care in Wyoming

August 21, 2014 — Graduates of a new University of Wyoming doctoral degree program in nursing will offer a unique set of skills to profoundly change health care delivery in Wyoming, according to the dean of UW’s nursing school.

Campus Announcements

Aragon Selected to National Endowment for the Arts Review Board

Aragon Selected to National Endowment for the Arts Review Board

September 2, 2014 — University of Wyoming Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon has been selected to serve on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Theater and Musical Theater grants review board in Washington, D.C.

UW, NCAA Resolve Volleyball Program Violations

September 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has taken appropriate actions in response to rules violations within its women’s volleyball program, and no further penalties are forthcoming, the NCAA has concluded.

Submit Your UW Wyoming Union Memories for 75th Anniversary Exhibition

Submit Your UW Wyoming Union Memories for 75th Anniversary Exhibition

August 29, 2014 — The Wyoming Union will celebrate its 75th anniversary this fall and is seeking personal memories to include in an exhibition.

‘Topping-Off’ Ceremony for UW’s Enzi STEM Facility Sept. 5

‘Topping-Off’ Ceremony for UW’s Enzi STEM Facility Sept. 5

August 28, 2014 — A “topping-off” ceremony to mark a milestone in construction of the University of Wyoming’s Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility will take place Friday, Sept. 5.

‘Trash 2 Treasure’ Fundraiser Supports UW Nordic Ski Team

August 27, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s nationally recognized Nordic ski team will hold its annual “Trash 2 Treasure” (T2T) fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the west end of Fraternity Mall.

New UW Bus Route Begins Sept. 2

New UW Bus Route Begins Sept. 2

August 25, 2014 — A new Campus Commuter bus route begins at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Sept. 2, replacing both the Campus Shuttle and Classroom Express routes.

Events

‘Real Women, Real Bodies’ Exhibition Opens in UW Gallery 234

‘Real Women, Real Bodies’ Exhibition Opens in UW Gallery 234

August 28, 2014 — “Real Women, Real Bodies” is the first exhibition of the fall semester opening Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Gallery 234, located on the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. It runs through Thursday, Sept. 11.

This Week at UW

UW Outdoor Program Fall Sign-ups Begin Wednesday

UW Outdoor Program Fall Sign-ups Begin Wednesday

September 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s Outdoor Program will begin sign-ups for all of its fall outings, clinics and programs Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Workshops Set for Faculty Planning First-Year Seminar Proposals

September 2, 2014 — University of Wyoming faculty members planning to submit proposals for first-year seminars can receive assistance in an upcoming workshop.

Leadership Academy Graduates 15

September 2, 2014 — Members of the second cohort of the University of Wyoming Leadership Academy were honored during recent graduation ceremonies recognizing their participation in the program.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

August 29, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 31-Sept. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 1-7

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 1-7

August 29, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Sept. 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

September 2, 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.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 7-Sept. 13

August 29, 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 September: Lyra, the Musical Instrument of the Heavens

August 26, 2014 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Aug. 24-30: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Aug. 24-30: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

August 21, 2014 — The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue of prayer in schools. There is a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding of what kind of prayer is permitted in the public schools of the United States of America. So let me take this column to review what is and what is not allowed with regard to prayer in public schools.

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