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UW Degree Program Expands Primary and Mental Health Care in Wyoming

August 21, 2014 — Graduates of a new University of Wyoming doctoral degree program in nursing will offer a unique set of skills to profoundly change health care delivery in Wyoming, according to the dean of UW’s nursing school.

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UW Extends Contract of Athletics Director

UW Extends Contract of Athletics Director

August 20, 2014 — Citing successes in coach hiring, academics and fundraising, University of Wyoming President Richard McGinity has extended the contract of UW Athletics Director Tom Burman by one year, through June 2019.

UW President Extends Appointment of Vice President for Academic Affairs

UW President Extends Appointment of Vice President for Academic Affairs

August 18, 2014 — University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity has extended the appointment of Vice President for Academic Affairs David Jones, citing his excellent work as an administrator and a need to move forward on important university initiatives.

UW Professor Studies Communication Patterns of Hyenas in BBC Documentary

UW Professor Studies Communication Patterns of Hyenas in BBC Documentary

August 15, 2014 — Sarah Benson-Amram is a fan of the Disney classic “The Lion King.” However, she takes issue with the animated film’s portrayal of hyenas as skulking scavengers that are none too bright.

UW Early Childhood Education Students Gain Skills, Perspective in Nepal

UW Early Childhood Education Students Gain Skills, Perspective in Nepal

August 13, 2014 — Six students in the University of Wyoming’s early childhood education program say they will be better teachers as a result of experiences they gained during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

UW Researchers Make Discovery in Fight Against Food Pathogen

UW Researchers Make Discovery in Fight Against Food Pathogen

August 8, 2014 — University of Wyoming researchers have discovered a substance that greatly increases the survival of listeria monocytogenes, a food-borne bacterial pathogen that contaminates processed meat and milk products, as well as fresh produce.

UW Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students Learn Various Technologies for People with Communication Difficulties

UW Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students Learn Various Technologies for People with Communication Difficulties

August 5, 2014 — Alisa Konishi, Brooke Mickelsen and Ashley Fisher huddle around an iPad, punching various buttons. The three University of Wyoming speech-language pathology majors review and critique a software application called “ChatAble” that is designed to help people with communication difficulties communicate more easily.

UW Students Receive Enhanced Classroom Experience with Cellphone Use

August 5, 2014 — When University of Wyoming students in Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker’s Aural Rehabilitation class pull out their cell phones and send text messages, it doesn’t mean they’re not paying attention. Rather, they are using their electronic devices to learn their course material.

UW Trustees Approve Supplemental Budget Request

August 5, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees Monday approved a supplemental budget request for the 2015-16 fiscal year that includes dollars to match private donations for academics and athletics, as well as to expand outreach programs in nursing and counselor education.

Campus Announcements

New Paper Calls for More Carbon Capture and Storage Research

August 21, 2014 — Federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must involve increased investment in research and development of carbon capture and storage technologies, according to a new paper published by the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) Institute for Carbon Management.

UW Bulletin Highlights Agriculture Research across Wyoming

August 20, 2014 — Cattle, sheep, traditional and alternative farm crops, weed control and fertilization are among research projects covered in the fourth annual University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) Field Days Bulletin.

UW College of Education Sets 100th Anniversary Kickoff

August 20, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s College of Education, which marks its 100th anniversary in the 2014-15 academic year, will kick off a celebration of its centennial with several events Sept. 5-6.

UW to Host Symposium on Historic Big Horn River Adjudication

August 19, 2014 — A lengthy, high-profile and often contentious case involving the adjudication of water rights in Wyoming’s Wind-Big Horn River system is the subject of a Sept. 10-12 symposium in Riverton sponsored by the University of Wyoming.

Former Taco John’s CEO to Speak at e2e Wyoming Meetings in Gillette and Sheridan

Former Taco John’s CEO to Speak at e2e Wyoming Meetings in Gillette and Sheridan

August 19, 2014 — The former CEO of Taco John’s International will be the guest speaker at e2e Wyoming’s September meetings in Gillette and Sheridan.

UW Classes Begin Sept. 3

UW Classes Begin Sept. 3

August 18, 2014 — University of Wyoming fall semester classes will begin Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Final AMK Ranch Talk of 2014 Features Wyoming Stargazing Founder

August 15, 2014 — Insights on viewing objects in the night skies of Wyoming will be discussed Thursday, Aug. 21, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Events

Ticket Sales Begin for Comedian Nick Offerman’s UW Performance

Ticket Sales Begin for Comedian Nick Offerman’s UW Performance

August 21, 2014 — Student tickets will be sold beginning Monday, Aug. 25, for comedian Nick Offerman’s performance at the University of Wyoming.

Bark Beetles Films Explore Changes in Wyoming Forests

Bark Beetles Films Explore Changes in Wyoming Forests

August 19, 2014 — Short films exploring the recent bark beetle outbreak in Wyoming will be shown Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. at Hotel Terra in Teton Village. The event is free and open to the public.

Final Week to View Recent Acquisitions Exhibition at UW Art Museum

Final Week to View Recent Acquisitions Exhibition at UW Art Museum

August 18, 2014 — The final day to view the University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition “New Acquisitions: UW Art Museum Collection” is Saturday, Aug. 23.

This Week at UW

Williams Named Interim University Assessment Specialist

Williams Named Interim University Assessment Specialist

August 18, 2014 — Longtime faculty member and administrator Karen Williams will serve as the University of Wyoming interim university assessment specialist until June 30, 2015.

Frontline Connections Offers Information to Help UW Students

August 18, 2014 — Essential information to answer common questions about attending the University of Wyoming will be presented Aug. 20-21 in Room 105 of the UW Classroom Building.

UW President Grants Release Time to Vote Tuesday

August 18, 2014 — The 2014 Wyoming primary election is scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m-7 p.m. University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity will allow a maximum of one hour release time to exercise your right to vote.

Parking Permits Available Online

July 28, 2014 — University of Wyoming parking permits for 2014-15 can be purchased online at www.uwyo.edu/tap.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 17-23

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 17-23

August 15, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 18-24

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 18-24

August 15, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Aug. 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

August 18, 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

Casper Student Part of New UW Doctoral Program in Nursing

Casper Student Part of New UW Doctoral Program in Nursing

August 21, 2014 — When University of Wyoming student Shawn Snyder of Casper worked in a homeless clinic as an undergraduate nursing student, he realized that health care providers could influence the health and wellness not only of individuals, but of larger populations.

Cheyenne Doctoral Degree in Nursing Student Wants to Contribute to Patients’ Overall Health

Cheyenne Doctoral Degree in Nursing Student Wants to Contribute to Patients’ Overall Health

August 21, 2014 — When working for the Wyoming Department of Health, University of Wyoming student Sheriedan Grannan of Cheyenne realized she loved working with patients and wanted to do more to contribute to their overall health.

Laramie Student Motivated to Pursue Doctoral Degree in Nursing

Laramie Student Motivated to Pursue Doctoral Degree in Nursing

August 21, 2014 — When University of Wyoming student Chelsea Carter of Laramie visited her personal nurse practitioner as a teenager, she appreciated her kindness and thoroughness.

Rawlins Student Acquires Skills to Improve Health Care in Wyoming

Rawlins Student Acquires Skills to Improve Health Care in Wyoming

August 21, 2014 — University of Wyoming student Shandra Shepard of Rawlins has always wanted to work with people in the health care field, and she’s realizing her dream by enrolling in the University of Wyoming’s new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 17-Aug. 23

August 8, 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 August

July 29, 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 Aug. 24-30: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Aug. 24-30: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

August 21, 2014 — The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue of prayer in schools. There is a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding of what kind of prayer is permitted in the public schools of the United States of America. So let me take this column to review what is and what is not allowed with regard to prayer in public schools.

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