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two men looking up at bucking horse statue UW Cuts Ribbon on Welcoming Center

October 24, 2014 — The University of Wyoming cut the ribbon today (Friday) on the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center -- a dramatic welcoming center with state-of-the-art technological infrastructure -- that is funded entirely through private support.

Top Stories

photos of former Senator Al Simpson and Amos Barber UW College of Law to Re-Create Law in the Wild West with Prominent Wyoming Officials

October 22, 2014 — An all-star cast of prominent Wyoming officials will re-create roles related to one of the most famous gun battles in the Cowboy State’s Wild West history.

group of people crouched on ground around soil sample UW Soil Research Helps Industry with Reclamation

October 21, 2014 — Lack of precipitation, short growing seasons and saline soils containing relatively few nutrients make for scant vegetation in Wyoming’s high deserts.

frong of large sandstone and glass building with rocks in front Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center Grand Opening Oct. 24

October 17, 2014 — A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University of Wyoming’s new Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center is scheduled Friday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m.

impala antelope feeding on low trees UW Researcher Unravels Relationships Between an African Herbivore’s Fear of Predators and Tree Distributions

October 16, 2014 — A University of Wyoming faculty member was part of a research team that used global positioning system tracking to understand how interactions between impala (an antelope) and their predators shape patterns of Acacia tree distribution patterns across African savannas.

man in front of planetarium dome display of night sky Renovated UW Planetarium to Offer Many Opportunities for Campus and Public

October 15, 2014 — Before Abraham Lincoln was president, he was a lawyer who saved a life. During a murder trial in 1858, Lincoln, using the 1857 Farmers’ Almanac, disproved a witness who claimed he saw the crime and identified the suspect under the light of the moon. According to the almanac, there was very little moonlight that night, which convinced the jury to acquit the accused.

overhead view of students studying in library UW ‘STEPs’ Up Efforts to Help Students Succeed

October 14, 2014 — Aiming to significantly boost its student retention and graduation rates, the University of Wyoming has increased its efforts to assist struggling students, improve academic and career advising, and help transfer and first-year students in the transition to UW.

people crouching in a field surrounded by equipment UW Researchers Head Study of Elevated CO2 and Climate Warming in Mixed Grasslands

October 13, 2014 — Twenty-five small plots in a mixed-grass prairie northwest of Cheyenne may very well provide the clues that Wyoming ranchers and land managers need to make grassland ecosystems more resistant to wide fluctuations in rainfall and temperatures that are forthcoming with future climate change.

man carefully excavating artifact with small tool National Publication Cites UW Anthropology Program for Attracting College Majors

October 13, 2014 — Business Insider lists anthropology/archeology as Wyoming’s leader in an article titled “Here’s the College Major That Defines Each State.” The publication explains that anthropology/archaeology is disproportionately represented as a college major in Wyoming in comparison to other states.

group of students standing in high tech room UW Petroleum Engineering Students Ranked No. 1 Heading Into International Tournament

October 9, 2014 — If this was March Madness, the safe pick would be to go for a big-name school. But athletic prowess has nothing to do with this bracketed tournament. Smarts do.

Campus Announcements

New UW Outreach Course Supports Early Childhood Educators

October 23, 2014 — Helping early childhood educators, primary school teachers and parents interested in understanding and supporting young children’s developmental needs, is the goal of a new distance-delivered course offered by the University of Wyoming’s Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education and the UW Outreach School.

UW Alumni Association Moves Some Operations into Gateway Center

October 23, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association today (Thursday) begins moving a portion of its operations from the current location at 214 S. 14th St. to the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center at 222 S. 22nd St.

head portrait of man UW Trustee Warren Lauer Dies after Battle with Cancer

October 22, 2014 — Warren Lauer, a member of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees since 2005, died Tuesday at his home in Laramie after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 62.

Public Opinion on Natural Resource Conservation in Wyoming Published

October 22, 2014 — “Public Opinion on Natural Resource Conservation in Wyoming” is now available from the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

group of costumed people with purple balloons on them pushing shopping cart UW Students Sponsor Spooky Sprint Canned Food Drive Oct. 25

October 22, 2014 — University of Wyoming students are adding their own spin to the traditional canned food drive.

Wyoming Union at night Public Meetings Oct. 30 on UW Historic Preservation Plan

October 21, 2014 — Members of the community will have an opportunity to hear from specialists updating the University of Wyoming’s historic preservation master plan, and provide input, during two public discussions Thursday, Oct. 30.

man at desk with head propped on hand UW College of Education Receptions Oct. 28-30 in Big Horn Basin

October 21, 2014 — University of Wyoming alumni, friends, educators and others in the Big Horn Basin have opportunities to meet with UW College of Education Interim Dean Michael Day and mark the college’s 100th anniversary next week.

UW Trustees Select Construction Manager for Phase 2 of A-A Work

October 20, 2014 — With the first phase of improvements to the University of Wyoming’s Arena-Auditorium nearing completion, UW’s Board of Trustees today (Monday) authorized a contract with Laramie-based Haselden Wyoming Constructors for the second phase of improvements to UW’s basketball facility.

three kids in costume posing with the Great Seal of Wyoming on a parade float UW Homecoming Parade Winners Announced

October 20, 2014 — The Staff Senate received the Grand Award for the most outstanding float in the 2014 University of Wyoming Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 18.

book cover featuring mountains in the distance Wyoming Authors Release New Edition of Wyoming Ecology Book

October 20, 2014 — Twenty years after the first edition was published, author and University of Wyoming Professor Emeritus Dennis Knight is happy to see the second edition of “Mountains and Plains: The Ecology of Wyoming Landscapes” on his desk -- this time with color illustrations, additional chapters and new maps.


two men in costume - one is crouching and one waves a sword UW Theatre and Dance Presents Hit Comedy ‘The Liar’

October 24, 2014 — “The Liar,” an uproarious reworking of Pierre Corneille’s classic 17th century farce by American playwright David Ives, runs Nov. 4-8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre.

‘Murder Mystery Dessert Party’ at UW Oct. 31

October 24, 2014 — University of Wyoming’s Friday Night Fever program serves up a “Murder Mystery Dessert Party” this Halloween in the Wyoming Union Ballroom Friday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m.

man in conducting orchestra UW Symphony Orchestra Concert Oct. 30

October 23, 2014 — Pieces from Debussy and the classics are the focus of the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Buchanan Center for Performing Arts concert hall.

head portrait of man Surgeon and ALS Researcher to Discuss Successful ALS Treatment

October 23, 2014 — A renowned professor of surgery will discuss successes in treating ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) during a seminar Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in Room 427 of the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences Building.

woman in costume painting face of child in costume Wyoming Union Hosts Safe Treat Oct. 31

October 23, 2014 — The Wyoming Union will again sponsor Safe Treat, the trick-or-treating event for children at the University of Wyoming, from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

two men in raincoats and boots standing under umbrella in waist-deep water Electro-Pop Duo Cherub Performs at UW Oct. 29

October 22, 2014 — Musical duo Cherub entertains at the University of Wyoming at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the UW College of Education auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for the free event, but space is limited.

head portrait of man Humorist David Sedaris Sets UW Halloween Appearance

October 21, 2014 — National Public Radio humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris will speak at the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences auditorium Friday, Oct. 31. The event, sponsored by Wyoming Public Media, features new and unpublished readings of Sedaris's work and a book signing and optional Halloween costume contest.

UW College of Law Hosts Spence Law Firm Historic Johnson County Trial Oct. 29

October 21, 2014 — Implications from the famed Johnson County War will be the focus of a mock trial Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming.

This Week at UW

exterior of modern sandstone and glass building UW Sets Nov. 3 Gateway Center Open House for Employees, Students

October 23, 2014 — University of Wyoming employees and students are invited to take an up-close look at UW’s new “front door” Monday, Nov. 3, from 3-5 p.m.

head portrait of man UW Professor Assumes Presidency of National Geoscience Teachers Association

October 20, 2014 — James Myers, University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics professor, is serving a one-year term as president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NGTA).

head portrait of man UW Family and Consumer Sciences Leader First Male Phi Upsilon Omicron President

October 20, 2014 — University of Wyoming Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Head Bruce Cameron in 2015 will become the first male president in the 105-year history of Phi Upsilon Omicron.

csc logo UW Committee Offers Tips to Reduce Environmental Impacts

October 20, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Campus Sustainability Committee has launched Eco-Pokes, an initiative to provide easy tips for how students, staff and faculty can reduce their impact on the environment -- and wallets.

UWPD Offers Tips to Prevent Theft

October 20, 2014 — In light of recent thefts of computer equipment from the Engineering Building, the University of Wyoming Police Department offers the following suggestions to prevent and mitigate the impact of property crimes on campus:

man standing at food counter Use a New Mobile App to Order Food in Advance at UW Campus Dining Locations

October 20, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Residence Life and Dining Services Department now offers mobile ordering to its list of services available to restaurant guests. UW has partnered with a San Francisco-based company -- Tapingo -- to enhance students’ and guests’ dining experiences.

head portrait of woman UW Scholars Repository Hosts Its First Journal

October 20, 2014 — University of Wyoming Libraries is leveraging open access publishing through UW’s new Wyoming Scholars Repository (WySR) to host professional peer-reviewed journals.

man pointing to large display board Campus Construction Update for Oct. 26-Nov. 1

October 24, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 26-Nov. 1 at the University of Wyoming.

woman seated at harp University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 27-Nov. 2

October 24, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 27-Nov. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

October 20, 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

three people around a hospital bed working on a simulator torso UW Selects Students for WWAMI Medical Education Program

October 23, 2014 — The University of Wyoming welcomed 20 new students into its WWAMI medical education program this fall.

head portrait of woman UW Student Selected To National Student Advisory Council

October 22, 2014 — University of Wyoming dual professional degree program student Lisa Ohnstad is among 10 new members selected for the 2014-15 American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) student advisory group.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 2-Nov. 8

October 24, 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 October: Aquila, the Eagle

September 25, 2014 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming, and Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Oct. 19-25: The USA Needs a New Policy for the Middle East

October 15, 2014 — Writing in the Oct. 3 Washington Post, Andrew Bacevich points out that United States soldiers have been fighting in the “Greater Middle East” almost continuously since 1980. By bombing the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), we make Syria the 14th country in which we have fought.

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