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UW Researchers, Students Comb Hell Gap for Clues to Early Paleoindian Culture

July 24, 2014 — Under the cover of a protective structure, Cole Schmitz gingerly uses a dental pick and paintbrush to remove excess soil and expose a bison bone.

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Historic Hell Gap Dig Site Provides Community Tours, Bolsters Local Economy

Historic Hell Gap Dig Site Provides Community Tours, Bolsters Local Economy

July 24, 2014 — Hell Gap’s primary function may be to serve as a field camp for University of Wyoming students to gain real-world archaeology experience. But that doesn’t mean the public can’t participate.

UW Collaborates on Educational Leadership Effort

UW Collaborates on Educational Leadership Effort

July 23, 2014 — Efforts to improve the performance of Wyoming’s public education system depend significantly upon developing strong leaders to guide teachers in the classroom.

Wyoming High School Students Create Art in a Virtual World

Wyoming High School Students Create Art in a Virtual World

July 22, 2014 — Some high school students cringe at the thought of science, mathematics and computer programming activities. Typically, many avoid taking courses in these disciplines and justify their decision by saying, “This isn’t for me.”

Jason Shogren Honored as New AERE Fellow

Jason Shogren Honored as New AERE Fellow

July 21, 2014 — University of Wyoming Professor Jason Shogren has been named a fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), the nation’s pre-eminent professional society for environmental economists and policy.

UW Professor Listed as One of World’s Most Cited Researchers

UW Professor Listed as One of World’s Most Cited Researchers

July 17, 2014 — University of Wyoming Professor Xiaohong Liu is among the world’s most cited researchers in the field of geosciences.

UW Scientists Study How Complexity Developed from Simple Cell

UW Scientists Study How Complexity Developed from Simple Cell

July 16, 2014 — Consider this a matter of scrambling down the family tree to its roots.

Exhibition Highlights UW Research on Hunting and Fishing

Exhibition Highlights UW Research on Hunting and Fishing

July 15, 2014 — Having worked as a public folklorist in the Intermountain West for more than two decades, Andrea Graham knew something about Wyomingites’ connection with the outdoors and the state’s strong hunting and fishing heritage.

UW Researchers Publish on Creative Thinking in Robots

UW Researchers Publish on Creative Thinking in Robots

July 14, 2014 — Jeff Clune and his students are not only getting robots to think, but to think creatively.

Astronomy Research Opportunity Draws Top Students to UW

Astronomy Research Opportunity Draws Top Students to UW

July 10, 2014 — Alan Hatlestad’s decision to attend the University of Wyoming can be traced to his middle school years, when the Casper student attended UW’s annual summer AstroCamp aimed at stimulating interest in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.

Campus Announcements

Science Storytelling Topic of Thursday Talk at AMK Ranch

Science Storytelling Topic of Thursday Talk at AMK Ranch

July 21, 2014 — Tips on how to relate scientific discoveries to the public will be discussed Thursday, July 24, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Open House Scheduled Aug. 1 for UW Employees on Historic Preservation Plan

July 21, 2014 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff members are invited to an open house Friday, Aug. 1, from noon-1:30 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Wyoming Union, Room 220C, to learn about and provide feedback on UW’s efforts to update the university’s 1999 historic preservation master plan.

Events

Reggae Band to Perform at UW Wednesday

Reggae Band to Perform at UW Wednesday

July 23, 2014 — Denver band Rastasaurus will bring its new reggae sound to the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 30, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simpson Family Plaza.

This Week at UW

UW Trustees Approve Appointment, Promotion

July 21, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following personnel items during its business meeting Thursday, July 17:

David Lopez is UW Staff Employee of the Quarter

David Lopez is UW Staff Employee of the Quarter

July 21, 2014 — David Lopez’s contagious positive attitude and high quality work in an area used by thousands of students each day have earned him recognition as the University of Wyoming’s Outstanding Staff Employee of the Second Quarter.

Expert on Addressing Sexual Violence to Hold Open Meeting With UW Faculty

July 21, 2014 — W. Scott Lewis, a nationally recognized expert on addressing sexual violence on campus, will hold an open meeting with University of Wyoming faculty members Friday, Aug. 1.

Annual Steam Shutdown Begins July 25 at UW

July 14, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Physical Plant reports that the annual campus steam shutdown will begin Friday, July 25, at 5 p.m., and continue through the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 25.

No Parking on Willett Drive West of 15th Street July 9-Aug. 24

July 7, 2014 — All parking spaces along Willett Drive south of Wyoming Hall will be closed July 9-Aug. 24 to facilitate increased construction traffic and movement of materials associated with the Half Acre Gymnasium addition and renovation project.

Campus Construction Update for July 20-26

Campus Construction Update for July 20-26

July 18, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 21-27

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 21-27

July 18, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled July 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

July 21, 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’s Megan Saunders Named Finalist for National Pharmacy Award

UW’s Megan Saunders Named Finalist for National Pharmacy Award

July 17, 2014 — Recent University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy graduate Megan Saunders of Chinook, Wash., has been selected as a finalist for the Next-Generation Pharmacist award.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Wyoming

July 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2014 spring semester.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Non-resident

July 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2014 spring semester.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for July 20-26

July 11, 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 July: The Stars of Summer

June 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 July 26-Aug. 1: Can this War End? The Battle over Gaza

UW Religion Today Column for Week of July 26-Aug. 1: Can this War End? The Battle over Gaza

July 23, 2014 — United States Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon are in the Middle East trying to bring about a cease-fire between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Perhaps by the time you read this, they will have succeeded. The real question is not whether they can end the present battle, but whether they can set up conditions for an end to the simmering war between the two. Otherwise, another conflict will occur in a year or two.

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