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a multi-legged robot Robots Can Recover From Damage in Minutes, UW Researcher Helps Demonstrate

May 28, 2015 — Robots will one day provide tremendous benefits to society, such as in search-and- rescue missions and putting out forest fires -- but not until they can learn to keep working if they become damaged.

Top Stories

vintage photo of man and woman on tandem bike UW Conference Celebrates 125 Years of Wyoming Statehood

May 29, 2015 — As Wyoming prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary of statehood, a University of Wyoming conference will examine some of the important historical and cultural legacies that have defined the Equality State since Wyoming Territory officially became the 44th state admitted to the United States on July 10, 1890.

man wearing safety goggles sitting at lab table, using lab equipment UW-Led Research: Bacteria Cooperate to Repair Damaged Siblings

May 21, 2015 — A University of Wyoming faculty member led a research team that discovered a certain type of soil bacteria can use their social behavior of outer membrane exchange (OME) to repair damaged cells and improve the fitness of the bacteria population as a whole.

two men holding a large board and placing it Wyoming Conservation Corps Projects Scheduled throughout Wyoming

May 20, 2015 — Projects ranging from sage grouse habitat improvement near Gillette to conservation work at Devils Tower and constructing wildlife-friendly fences at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge will be conducted this summer by members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC).

UW Trustees Select Architects for Science, Athletics Projects

May 15, 2015 — Wyoming firms have been chosen as the architects/engineers for two major construction projects planned at the University of Wyoming.

UW Trustees Vote to Publicly Identify Finalists for President

May 14, 2015 — Finalists for the presidency of the University of Wyoming will be publicly identified and brought to the state for meetings with the public and the campus community before March, the UW Board of Trustees has decided.

a crowd of people around a statue of a bucking horse and rider breaking through a wall ‘Breakin’ Through’ Revealed at UW

May 14, 2015 — “Breakin’ Through,” created by artist D. Michael Thomas, was revealed today (Thursday) in a ceremony at the University of Wyoming Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. The sculpture celebrates women’s contributions to Wyoming.

artist's drawing of residence hall concept UW Trustees Receive Plan for Residence Hall Replacement

May 13, 2015 — Residence halls at the University of Wyoming do not meet the expectations of today’s students, putting the university at a competitive disadvantage with competitor institutions, a consulting firm hired by UW has concluded.

woman standing outside with mountains in background Incoming UW Geology Grad Student Receives NSF Fellowship

May 13, 2015 — An opportunity to research how geology affects the growth of the world’s biggest trees attracted Lindsay Arvin to graduate studies in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Geology and Geophysics.

Campus Announcements

Powell Research and Extension Center Hosts ‘Plant Adventures’ for Youths

May 29, 2015 — Hands-on youth activities in plant sciences and insects are planned for “Plant Adventures” Saturday, June 13, at the University of Wyoming Powell Research and Extension Center, 747 Road 9.

Grant Supports Wyoming Children with Special Needs

May 28, 2015 — As a parent who raised two children with special health care needs, Sandy Root-Elledge is well aware of the importance of a grant to the University of Wyoming that will support Wyoming families of children with special needs.

UW Offers Archaeology Field School in Italy

May 27, 2015 — Enrollment is still open for a University of Wyoming archaeology field school in Italy this summer.

artwork of two prehistoric Americans on a cliff overlooking a valley UW Anthropologist to Appear in New PBS Series

May 26, 2015 — A University of Wyoming anthropology professor was interviewed for a segment of the five-part documentary, the “First Peoples,” scheduled to have its premiere Wednesday, June 24, on PBS television.

woman standing by banner-style sign in large lobby UW Professor: Efforts Underway to Combat Corruption in Romania

May 26, 2015 — A University of Wyoming professor says that efforts are being made to fight rampant corruption in Romania, a country that has a history of corruption and bribery in public procurement.

Events

man in darkness looking up at plantetarium dome full of stars Greek Mythology and Space Age History Dot June Planetarium Schedule

May 28, 2015 — Greek mythology, the history of the space age and exploration of various planets highlight the schedule for the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium during June.

two men, one playing a guitar and one playing a steel guitar J Shogren Shanghai’d to Perform Concert at UW June 3

May 27, 2015 — Americana band J Shogren Shanghai’d will perform for the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, June 3, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

This Week at UW

Biodiversity Research and Conservation Grants

May 26, 2015 — All University of Wyoming faculty members are eligible for a new research grant program offered by the Biodiversity Institute. Full proposals are due by Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Employee of the Quarter Nomination Deadline Nears

May 26, 2015 — The deadline to nominate someone for Staff Employee of the Second Quarter award is Friday, June 12.

people boarding a bus in a parking lot Wyoming Union Parking Lot to Close for Summer

May 15, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Union parking lot will be closed to all vehicles, including the UWYO Roundup buses, beginning Monday, May 18.

buses at bus stop Campus Construction Update for May 31-June 6

May 29, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 31-June 6 at the University of Wyoming:

two men with guitars at microphones University of Wyoming Calendar for June 1-7

May 29, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled June 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

May 26, 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

Wyoming High School Students Receive Daniels Fund Scholarships

May 28, 2015 — Wyoming high school students participating in two University of Wyoming college preparatory programs are the recipients of Daniels Fund Scholarships, a competitive award that covers full college costs not met through other types of financial aid.

woman presenting award to another woman Powell’s Miller Receives NCWIT Computing Award at Women in Science Conference

May 27, 2015 — Moriah Miller believes more women should be interested in pursuing careers in technology.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for June 7-13

May 29, 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: What the Gay Marriage Vote Reveals about Catholic Attitudes in Ireland

May 27, 2015 — Last week, Ireland voted overwhelmingly to legalize gay marriage. The vote was 62 percent to 38 percent, with all but one district voting in favor. Rural as well as urban districts, senior citizens as well as young people voted for legalization.

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