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Environmental Engineer Credits UW Education for Mine Reclamation Successes

September 5, 2014 — An environmental engineer for a Wyoming coal company says his education at the University of Wyoming was instrumental in his development of a cheatgrass mitigation program that has been recognized with the federal government’s most prestigious mining reclamation award.

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UW Trustees Vote to Hire Student Housing Consultant, RAC Expansion Planner

September 12, 2014 — Contracts with firms to study student housing at the University of Wyoming and plan for expansion of the Rochelle Athletic Center were authorized by the UW Board of Trustees Friday.

UW Professor Proposes Global Strategy to Protect Vulnerable Coastal Populations

UW Professor Proposes Global Strategy to Protect Vulnerable Coastal Populations

September 12, 2014 — Existing resources can be channeled to fund both short-term emergency responses and long-run investments necessary to protect vulnerable coastal populations from risks such as flooding, sea level rises and extreme storms, according to a paper published today (Friday) in the international journal Science.

UW Scientist Wins Grant for Coal Conversion Research

UW Scientist Wins Grant for Coal Conversion Research

September 11, 2014 — A University of Wyoming professor has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for an innovative coal conversion project aimed at producing a synthetic gas that can be used in the production of value-added chemicals.

UW Ranks Among World Leaders in Environmental Economics

September 10, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Department of Economics and Finance has one of the world’s top programs in environmental economics, according to a prestigious worldwide organization that disseminates economics research.

UW Researcher Contributes to Discovery of Mick Jagger-Like Swamp Creature

UW Researcher Contributes to Discovery of Mick Jagger-Like Swamp Creature

September 10, 2014 — It has super-sized lips like Mick Jagger, but is even older than the ancient rock star of the Rolling Stones.

UW Office of Research and Economic Development Launches Science Blog for Public

UW Office of Research and Economic Development Launches Science Blog for Public

September 9, 2014 — Interested in hearing about the adventures of a University of Wyoming plant sciences' graduate student who spends her summer in the field studying cheatgrass? Want to learn how on-screen visuals sway opinions during political campaigns? Want to travel the world with UW's King Air research aircraft as it investigates phenomena such as cloud formation or lake-effect snow?

Mock Berlin Wall to Be Built and Torn Down at UW

Mock Berlin Wall to Be Built and Torn Down at UW

September 5, 2014 — The Berlin Wall, perhaps the most iconic symbol of the Cold War, will tumble again, 25 years after it was torn down amid the jubilation of thousands of revelers who celebrated freedom and the reunification of Europe.

UW First-Day Enrollment Up from Last Year

UW First-Day Enrollment Up from Last Year

September 5, 2014 — First-day enrollment for the fall 2014 semester at the University of Wyoming was 12,713 -- up nearly 100 students, or .8 percent, from the first day of fall 2013 classes.

Campus Announcements

High Employer Demand for UW Students Prompts Job Fair Changes

High Employer Demand for UW Students Prompts Job Fair Changes

September 16, 2014 — Increased employer interest has led the Center for Advising and Career Services (CACS) at the University of Wyoming to plan two fall job and internship fairs instead of one. The fairs, which will be divided by career fields, allow the employers to interact with students from all colleges and majors.

UW Faculty Member Translates Influential 19th Century Scientific Work

UW Faculty Member Translates Influential 19th Century Scientific Work

September 15, 2014 — “Views of Nature,” the best known and most influential work of noted 19th century scientist Alexander von Humboldt, is now available to English readers after being translated by University of Wyoming Department of Modern and Classical Languages Lecturer Mark W. Person and co-edited by Stephen Jackson, UW professor emeritus of botany and ecology.

UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Recognizes Award Recipients Sept. 20

UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Recognizes Award Recipients Sept. 20

September 11, 2014 — A go-to person for public lands management and a sheep rancher who helped create a lamb cooperative will receive outstanding alumni awards from the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

UW Veterans Services Center Sponsors ‘Stompin’ Out Stigma’ 5k Run/Walk Sept. 20

September 11, 2014 — A 5k run/walk to raise awareness of mental health and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is planned Saturday, Sept. 20, at the University of Wyoming.

Immigration Policy and its Impact Topic of UW Symposium Sept. 17-18

Immigration Policy and its Impact Topic of UW Symposium Sept. 17-18

September 10, 2014 — National experts will share their views about the effects of immigration policies during a symposium scheduled Sept. 17-18 at the University of Wyoming.

Events

Grammy-Nominated Band Plays at UW Sept. 18

Grammy-Nominated Band Plays at UW Sept. 18

September 16, 2014 — The Grammy-nominated band, Brothers of the Baladi, will perform Thursday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. in the Gardens, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. The program is free and open to the public.

Sept. 23 Event Promotes Biking to UW

Sept. 23 Event Promotes Biking to UW

September 16, 2014 — The first-ever Bike to UW Day will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m.–noon at the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza. The free event encourages individuals who commute to UW regularly to do so by bicycle.

Ag Day Barbecue Saturday at UW

Ag Day Barbecue Saturday at UW

September 15, 2014 — The 32nd annual Ag Day Barbecue Saturday, Sept. 20, at the University of Wyoming will benefit UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources student clubs and organizations.

UW Faculty Recital Series Opens With Pianists and Guitarist

September 12, 2014 — Two faculty recitals open the fall series Sept. 21 and Sept. 24 in the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

Saturday U Teams Up with UW Family Weekend Activities Sept. 19

Saturday U Teams Up with UW Family Weekend Activities Sept. 19

September 11, 2014 — Members of the University of Wyoming and Laramie communities have the opportunity to go back to school for one night -- without the worries of tests or homework -- during a special Saturday U, the university’s free one-day college education program.

American Indian Studies Sets First Nations Film and Lecture Sept. 16-17

American Indian Studies Sets First Nations Film and Lecture Sept. 16-17

September 10, 2014 — Colin Samson, a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, United Kingdom, will discuss First Nations sovereignty at the University of Wyoming Sept. 16-17.

‘Wyoming Voices’ Comes to Laramie and Ucross

‘Wyoming Voices’ Comes to Laramie and Ucross

September 10, 2014 — Readers will explore ideas of wilderness and wildness from a range of perspectives during Wyoming Voices events this month in Laramie and Ucross.

This Week at UW

Duncan Harris Leaves Legacy of Kindness, Respect

Duncan Harris Leaves Legacy of Kindness, Respect

September 15, 2014 — Duncan Harris has witnessed a lot of changes during his 44 years at the University of Wyoming, but one thing has remained constant -- he has always been respected and admired by colleagues and students alike.

Peterson to Serve on State's Emergency Response Commission

Peterson to Serve on State's Emergency Response Commission

September 15, 2014 — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Laura Peterson, chief risk officer at the University of Wyoming, to serve on the State’s Emergency Response Commission.

United Way Campaign Kickoff Sept. 30 at UW

September 15, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s 2014 United Way campaign will begin Tuesday, Sept. 30, with a campus Campaign Kickoff and Resource Fair from 3-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

September 15, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its meeting Friday, Sept. 12.

Trustees Approve Retirements

September 15, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, during the Sept. 12 meeting, approved the following retirements:

Campus Construction Update for Sept. 14-20

Campus Construction Update for Sept. 14-20

September 12, 2014 — There are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 15-21

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 15-21

September 12, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

September 15, 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

UW Student Helps Riverton Engineering Firm Broaden its Geophysical Capabilities

UW Student Helps Riverton Engineering Firm Broaden its Geophysical Capabilities

September 11, 2014 — A University of Wyoming student from Riverton made a big difference for a Riverton engineering firm this summer, especially for a project on Casper Mountain.

Club Sports

UW Men Tie For First Place in Opening Fall Rodeo

September 15, 2014 — It’s a long rodeo season with the scheduled divided into a fall and spring slate. But, if the opening competition of the new year is any indication, the University of Wyoming men’s team could be in for a good campaign.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 21-Sept. 27

September 12, 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 the Week of Sept. 7-13: The Christian Way of Death

UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Sept. 7-13: The Christian Way of Death

September 3, 2014 — Religions across the world reveal a variety of different ways of disposing of a body once a person dies. Some burn the body and send the ashes floating on a sacred river, others let the body dry out and then gather the bones into an ossuary, while others expose the body to be eaten by vultures.

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