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overhead view of person standing by mountain lake UW Study: Ancient Rocks of Tetons Formed by Continental Collisions

January 29, 2016 — University of Wyoming scientists have found evidence of continental collisions in Wyoming’s Teton Range, similar to those in the Himalayas, dating to as early as 2.68 billion years ago.

Top Stories

half excavated bones with measuring stick beside them for size reference UW Research: Fossil Record Disappears at Different Rates

February 10, 2016 — Statistical analysis by University of Wyoming researchers shows wide variation in the rates at which the bones of ancient animals in the Americas have been lost.

rows of computer servers Seven UW Projects Awarded Use of Cheyenne Supercomputer

February 10, 2016 — Seven projects, many of which have applications to Wyoming issues -- including wind farm efficiency, aerosol impacts on snowpack and snow melt, and cloud formation -- were recently chosen to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

deer crossing creek UW Science Inspires Mule Deer Conservation at Fremont Lake

February 9, 2016 — Mule deer migrating in the Green River Basin this spring will have an easier path, thanks in part to research conducted at the University of Wyoming.

bobcat in the wild crouching on a rock New Book Describes Wyoming’s Wild Mammals

January 28, 2016 — Wyoming’s 117 native wild mammal species -- ranging from grizzly bears to bats and pygmy shrews -- are the subject of a new book written by Steve Buskirk, University of Wyoming professor emeritus of zoology.

hyena sniffing at metal box Study Shows Animals with Larger Brains are Best Problem Solvers

January 25, 2016 — Why did some species, such as humans and dolphins, evolve large brains relative to the size of their bodies? Why did others, such as blue whales and hippos, evolve to have brains that, compared to their bodies, are relatively puny?

two men looking at small cylindrical object UW Researcher Part of Indian Ocean Expedition to Drill to the Earth’s Mantle

January 21, 2016 — Michael Cheadle describes drilling on the ocean floor similar to using a wet piece of spaghetti -- holding it on one end while trying to push the other end deep into a cake.

Campus Announcements

head portrait of woman Bridget Burke Named Director of UW American Heritage Center

February 9, 2016 — Bridget Burke has been named director of the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC), one of the nation’s premier repositories of manuscript collections. She begins the position July 1.

Exhibition ‘Slow Down’ to Open in UW Gallery 234 Feb. 15

February 9, 2016 — A student exhibition, “Slow Down,” will be on display Monday, Feb. 15- Thursday, March 3, in Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

LCCC Students Transferring to UW Benefit from New Agreement

February 5, 2016 — Students transferring from Laramie County Community College to the University of Wyoming may now count more of their community college courses toward their bachelor’s degrees, thanks to new articulation agreements between LCCC and UW.

firefighter aiming fire hose at a huge blaze New Report Suggests Strategic Land-Use Planning Can Increase Firefighting Efficiency

February 5, 2016 — Building houses far apart and in locales beyond town -- the wildland-urban interface -- increases firefighting costs in the Rocky Mountain West, according to a new report from the Open Spaces Initiative at the University of Wyoming.

UW-Casper Open House Will Answer Questions for Potential Students

February 4, 2016 — The University of Wyoming at Casper will host an open house Thursday, Feb. 18, from 3:30-6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Casper College Student Union/University of Wyoming at Casper Building.

Events

man with guiltar slung over his shoulder Musician Shakey Graves to Perform at UW Feb. 27

February 10, 2016 — Renowned folk-rock musician Shakey Graves will perform Saturday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

overhead view of man climbing up an ice wall with picks Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour Arrives at UW Feb. 17-18

February 10, 2016 — The Student Activities Council and the University of Wyoming Outdoor Program will host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Wednesday, Feb. 17, and Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Student Activities Council.

woman and man standing in front of piano with man holding clarinet UW Spring Faculty Recital Series Begins Feb. 21

February 9, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s spring Faculty Recital Series opens with “Old and New: Pivotal Masterworks for Clarinet and Piano” Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

man playing trumpet Trumpet Player Peter Olstad Featured in Upcoming Jazz Concert at UW

February 4, 2016 — The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, directed by J. Scott Turpen, and the UW Jazz Ensemble II, directed by Ben Markley, will perform Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

This Week at UW

Public Forum Tuesday for Final Dean of UW Libraries Candidate

February 8, 2016 — The final candidate for the position of dean of University of Wyoming Libraries is scheduled to give a public presentation at UW Tuesday, Feb. 9.

UW Information Technology: Avoid Phishing Fraud Attempts

February 8, 2016 — As tax season draws near, University of Wyoming Information Technology offers some guidelines to protect your personal information and identity.

Learn About the NSF CAREER Program

February 8, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Office of Research and Economic Development will host a panel discussion on “Developing an NSF CAREER Proposal” Thursday, Feb. 25, from 3-5 p.m. in the Energy Innovation Center’s Encana Auditorium.

Nominations for 2016 UW Staff Awards Open Until Feb. 29

February 8, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Staff Senate seeks nominations for the awards to be presented during its 2016 Staff Recognition Day.

Deadline Extended to Feb. 12 for UW Outstanding Graduating Man and Woman Nominations

February 8, 2016 — Nominations are now being accepted for the Tobin Memorial Award for the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man and the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award for the outstanding graduating woman.

Reminder: Don’t Use UW Email Accounts to Express Personal Views to Legislators

February 1, 2016 — With the 2016 budget session of the Wyoming State Legislature approaching, University of Wyoming employees are reminded of UW’s guidelines for communicating with state and federal elected officials, agencies and other authorities.

UW Podcast Examines Cyber Security, Southern Icons

February 8, 2016 — A professor will explain why Southerners place so much importance on icons, such as the Confederate battle flag, on this week’s UW podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

Campus Construction Update for Feb. 7-13

February 5, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

woman standing and talking by porch rail with man sitting in background University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 8-14

February 4, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled Feb. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

February 8, 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

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Resident

February 1, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2015 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Nonresident

February 1, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2015 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

UW Releases College of Law Honor Roll

January 27, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following College of Law students on the President's and Dean's honor rolls for the 2015 fall semester.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean's and Dean's Freshman Honor Rolls: Resident

January 20, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2015 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean's and Dean's Freshman Honor Rolls: Nonresident

January 20, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2015 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean's Freshman Honor Rolls.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President’s Honor Roll: Resident

January 7, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2015 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President’s Honor Roll: Nonresident

January 7, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2015 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

Club Sports

UW Nordic Ski Team to Take Part in Laramie Nordic Festival Feb. 12-14

February 10, 2016 — Fresh off another successful outing on the ski trails, the University of Wyoming Nordic ski club turns its attention to its only home meet of the season Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14, at the Pole Mountain Nordic ski trails.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 14-20

February 5, 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: Selling Charity: Making Giving a Common Activity

February 3, 2016 — London is an international shopping destination, with travelers flocking to well-known areas such as Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street and Harrods department store like pilgrims to sacred shrines. These areas stand forth as consecrated precincts of consumption, full of glamour, bright lights, crowds and, of course, expensive things to buy. Few Londoners shop there regularly.

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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