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polar bear on snow with water in the background Polar Bears Experience Limited Energy Savings in Summer, New Study Finds

July 16, 2015 — Polar bears are unlikely to physiologically compensate for extended food deprivation associated with the ongoing loss of sea ice, according to one-of-its-kind research conducted by University of Wyoming scientists and others, and published today in the journal Science.

Top Stories

group of people standing on steps of a large building UW to Receive Research Funding in Science Collaboration with National Water Center

July 31, 2015 — The University of Wyoming will receive research and development funding from the National Water Center in exchange for the center harnessing a UW researcher’s water management model -- technology deemed vital to improving national weather and flood forecasting.

man standing on plains with wind turbine in the background UW Study Demonstrates Benefits of Pairing Wyoming and California Wind

July 27, 2015 — A new University of Wyoming study further demonstrates that combining the strengths of Wyoming wind with California wind and solar will reduce the intermittency of renewable energy and smooth the power supply -- leading to benefits for utilities and energy consumers alike.

older man and woman at table in dining room being served cookies by woman Federal Grant Will Strengthen Geriatric Care in Wyoming

July 21, 2015 — A $2.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to the University of Wyoming will strengthen geriatric care and training throughout Wyoming.

two men setting up a metal triangle shaped apparatus in a field UW’s WyCEHG Receives Major Research Instrumentation Award

July 17, 2015 — The University of Wyoming will soon receive a new piece of equipment that will more accurately measure aquifer levels in the ground.

UW Trustees Approve Presidential Search Committees

July 15, 2015 — Two committees composed of University of Wyoming trustees, students, faculty and staff members, and UW Foundation representatives, in addition to members of the public, have been appointed to narrow the expected list of candidates in the search for a new UW president.

man standing with wind farm in background Latest Four Supercomputer Projects Have Direct Application to Wyoming Issues

July 15, 2015 — Four projects that have applications to Wyoming issues -- including wind farm efficiency, aerosol impacts from wildfires, and water storage -- recently were chosen to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

two women and two men examining a telescope in an observatory Wyoming Teachers Gain STEM Skills at UW

July 14, 2015 — After spending two weeks this summer working with astronomy and education experts at the University of Wyoming, nearly two dozen teachers from kindergarten to high school will return to their classrooms this fall with new skills and ideas to stimulate young people’s interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

people playing in sandbox with projected colors for height variations in sand Interactive Sandbox a Big Hit with UW Geological Museum Visitors

July 13, 2015 — Who wants to play in a sandbox while standing in the shadows of some of the world’s best-preserved dinosaur collections? Nearly everyone who enters the University of Wyoming Geological Museum, that’s who.

Campus Announcements

woman standing on a rock with rugged rocky mountain tops in the background Environmental Governance and Management Topic of AMK Ranch Talk Aug. 6

July 31, 2015 — Leaders and laggards in environmental governance and management are the topics of discussion during the weekly Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, Aug. 6, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

the planet uranus with its moons Explore the Moon, Sun and Planet Uranus During August Planetarium Shows

July 30, 2015 — During August, visitors to the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium will have the opportunity to explore the sun and the moon; discover more about the planet Uranus; learn the history of astronomy; and even make ice cream from liquid nitrogen.

Leadership Wyoming Class to Hold Orientation Session at UW

July 29, 2015 — Forty-seven residents representing 18 Wyoming communities are members of the 16th Leadership Wyoming class.

Popular UW Saturday U Program Aug. 8 in Sheridan

July 28, 2015 — A summer session of Saturday U, the University of Wyoming’s popular free one-day college education program, comes to Sheridan Saturday, Aug. 8.

UW Trustees Approve Contract with Search Consultant

July 27, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has selected a consulting firm to assist with the search for a new UW president, setting the stage for a focused and aggressive effort to recruit a new leader for the university.

head portrait of woman Lori Phillips Named Interim Dean of UW Libraries

July 27, 2015 — Lori Phillips has been named interim dean of University of Wyoming Libraries through June 30, 2016.

Events

Harriman Exit Local Indie Rock Band to Perform Concert at UW Aug. 5

July 29, 2015 — Harriman Exit, a local indie rock band, will perform as part of the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

painting of snowy mountains Final Week to View Two Wyoming Exhibitions at the UW Art Museum

July 28, 2015 — The final day to see two University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibitions highlighting art about Wyoming and by Wyoming artists is Saturday, Aug. 1.

This Week at UW

woman stainding at file cabinet Michele Peck is UW Staff Employee of the Quarter

July 27, 2015 — Michele Peck’s remarkable efficiency, reliability and attention to detail, and the phenomenal quality and integrity of her performance, have earned her the University of Wyoming’s Staff Employee of the Second Quarter award.

head portrait of woman UW Extension Educator Receives National Achievement Honor

July 27, 2015 — A University of Wyoming Extension educator serving the Big Horn Basin and Wind River Reservation has received the Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

Three men in hardhats working with boulders and stone Campus Construction Update for Aug 2-8

July 31, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

four men sitting in junked remains of antique car body, one playing a guitar University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 3-9

July 31, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

July 27, 2015 — 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

young woman in lab coat and safety glasses using small scientific apparatus Ten Sleep Student Plans Health Care Career

July 31, 2015 — Naomi Zizzo, of Ten Sleep, came to a University of Wyoming health care career camp with thoughts of becoming an ophthalmologist, and she left camp knowing there are many other medical career opportunities to explore.

young woman touching neck of practice dummy Health Care is a Viable Career Option for Rock Springs Students

July 30, 2015 — Influenced by their experiences at a recent camp at the University of Wyoming, seven high school students from Rock Springs are seriously considering careers in the health care field.

National GEAR UP Youth of the Year Gillette Student is National GEAR UP Youth of the Year

July 29, 2015 — A Gillette student participating in a University of Wyoming college preparatory program has been selected as the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) GEAR UP Youth of the Year.

Ahec - Lovell student Lovell Student Explores Health Care Options

July 29, 2015 — Lovell student Moriagh Reynosa has a clear view of what it takes to have a career in the health care field after attending the recent Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Care Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming.

female student using light to check eyes of mannequin Douglas Student Explores Health Care Career Options

July 28, 2015 — Douglas student Bailey Kane’s ambition for a career in health care was reinforced when she attended the recent Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Care Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Nonresident

July 9, 2015 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following nonresident students at the completion of the 2015 spring semester.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Resident

July 8, 2015 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2015 spring semester.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 9-15

July 24, 2015 — 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: A Tale of Two Tours

July 22, 2015 — Important religious buildings, such as synagogues, mosques, temples or cathedrals, derive their significance from their members’ activities in the building. Believers may gather there for worship; they may make personal pilgrimages to it; they may believe that their god dwells there. In other words, the building’s fame and attraction comes from its role as a place of religious activity for its religion’s adherents.

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