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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.

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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 Extends Contract of Athletics Director

UW Extends Contract of Athletics Director

August 20, 2014 — Citing successes in coach hiring, academics and fundraising, University of Wyoming President Richard McGinity has extended the contract of UW Athletics Director Tom Burman by one year, through June 2019.

UW President Extends Appointment of Vice President for Academic Affairs

UW President Extends Appointment of Vice President for Academic Affairs

August 18, 2014 — University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity has extended the appointment of Vice President for Academic Affairs David Jones, citing his excellent work as an administrator and a need to move forward on important university initiatives.

UW Professor Studies Communication Patterns of Hyenas in BBC Documentary

UW Professor Studies Communication Patterns of Hyenas in BBC Documentary

August 15, 2014 — Sarah Benson-Amram is a fan of the Disney classic “The Lion King.” However, she takes issue with the animated film’s portrayal of hyenas as skulking scavengers that are none too bright.

UW Early Childhood Education Students Gain Skills, Perspective in Nepal

UW Early Childhood Education Students Gain Skills, Perspective in Nepal

August 13, 2014 — Six students in the University of Wyoming’s early childhood education program say they will be better teachers as a result of experiences they gained during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

Campus Announcements

‘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.

UW Again Joins as Sponsor for Community Service Day

UW Again Joins as Sponsor for Community Service Day

August 25, 2014 — Volunteers are being sought for the annual Laramie Community Service Day on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Household Item Giveaway for UW International Students Set

August 25, 2014 — The annual Household Item Giveaway for international students attending the University of Wyoming is set for Saturday, Aug. 30, just south of the Cheney International Center. Donations can be dropped off between 7:30-8 a.m., and the students will be allowed to take items beginning at 8 a.m.

Laramie Research and Extension Center to Host Field Day Aug. 28

August 22, 2014 — Vegetable and herb production, weed control and forage research are topics at the University of Wyoming’s Laramie Research and Extension Center field day Thursday, Aug. 28.

New Paper Calls for More Carbon Capture and Storage Research

August 21, 2014 — Federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must involve increased investment in research and development of carbon capture and storage technologies, according to a new paper published by the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) Institute for Carbon Management.

Events

Ticket Sales Begin for Comedian Nick Offerman’s UW Performance

Ticket Sales Begin for Comedian Nick Offerman’s UW Performance

August 21, 2014 — Student tickets will be sold beginning Monday, Aug. 25, for comedian Nick Offerman’s performance at the University of Wyoming.

This Week at UW

Three from UW Named Women of Influence Finalists

August 25, 2014 — Three University of Wyoming professionals have been nominated for the Wyoming Women of Influence designation, according to the Wyoming Business Report.

Shaffer Named to State Banking Board

Shaffer Named to State Banking Board

August 25, 2014 — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has appointed University of Wyoming Professor Sherrill Shaffer to serve a three-year term on the State Banking Board.

UW Closed Labor Day

August 25, 2014 — Most University of Wyoming offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday. Regular hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 24-30

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 24-30

August 22, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 25-31

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 25-31

August 22, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Aug. 25-31 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

August 25, 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

Casper Student Part of New UW Doctoral Program in Nursing

Casper Student Part of New UW Doctoral Program in Nursing

August 21, 2014 — When University of Wyoming student Shawn Snyder of Casper worked in a homeless clinic as an undergraduate nursing student, he realized that health care providers could influence the health and wellness not only of individuals, but of larger populations.

Cheyenne Doctoral Degree in Nursing Student Wants to Contribute to Patients’ Overall Health

Cheyenne Doctoral Degree in Nursing Student Wants to Contribute to Patients’ Overall Health

August 21, 2014 — When working for the Wyoming Department of Health, University of Wyoming student Sheriedan Grannan of Cheyenne realized she loved working with patients and wanted to do more to contribute to their overall health.

Laramie Student Motivated to Pursue Doctoral Degree in Nursing

Laramie Student Motivated to Pursue Doctoral Degree in Nursing

August 21, 2014 — When University of Wyoming student Chelsea Carter of Laramie visited her personal nurse practitioner as a teenager, she appreciated her kindness and thoroughness.

Rawlins Student Acquires Skills to Improve Health Care in Wyoming

Rawlins Student Acquires Skills to Improve Health Care in Wyoming

August 21, 2014 — University of Wyoming student Shandra Shepard of Rawlins has always wanted to work with people in the health care field, and she’s realizing her dream by enrolling in the University of Wyoming’s new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

August 22, 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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