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Man standing in front of wind turbine UW Receives $4.25 Million DOE Grant to Explore Wind Energy

September 26, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has received a $4.25 million Department of Energy-EPSCoR grant to research wind farm modeling, transmission grid monitoring and the economics derived from wind-generated power.

Top Stories

mule deer walking up hill Sage Grouse Conservation Also Helps Mule Deer Migration Routes, Study Finds

September 29, 2014 — Measures taken to conserve sage grouse in Wyoming also benefit mule deer migration routes, according to a new study published today (Monday) in the online journal Ecosphere.

man pointing to spot on globe UW Researcher Publishes Paper Observing Temperature Variability Across The World

September 29, 2014 — If more of the world’s climate becomes like that in tropical zones, it could potentially affect crops, insect fitness and malaria transmission, and even confuse migration patterns of birds and mammals worldwide.

Three to Receive UW Distinguished Alumni Awards

September 29, 2014 — Three University of Wyoming graduates will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards during UW Homecoming activities Saturday, Oct. 18.

older photo of  young man and woman sitting with man's arm around woman Johnsons to Receive UW Medallion Service Award

September 29, 2014 — When Peter M. Johnson (B.S. ’72) and Paula Green Johnson (B.S. ’72) launched the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Career Center at the University of Wyoming College of Business, they were trying to solve a basic problem.

UW Wins DOE Grant for Further Study of Rock Springs Uplift

September 26, 2014 — Years of work by University of Wyoming researchers have characterized a geological formation in southwest Wyoming as a potentially secure site for storing carbon dioxide underground.

UW Transfer Initiative Nets First Agreements to Benefit Students

September 23, 2014 — Students who take business courses at Laramie County Community College now have the assurance that those courses will meet requirements for two specific bachelor’s degrees in business at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

UW Researchers Advance Biorenewable Energy Prospects

September 17, 2014 — After graduating from Northern Kentucky University with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and accounting, Allen Morris decided to pursue graduate studies at the University of Wyoming for two primary reasons: the Rocky Mountain lifestyle, and an attractive stipend from UW’s School of Energy Resources (SER).

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

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

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.

Campus Announcements

Four women sitting and standing in a row Casper Hospital Gift Supports Nursing Education at UW

September 26, 2014 — Mountain View Regional Hospital (MVRH) in Casper recently pledged $45,000 to support students in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.

Food and Nutrition Service Head Keynotes UW Consumer Issues Conference

September 25, 2014 — Audrey Rowe, USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administrator, will be a keynote speaker at the “Food: Perceptions, Practices and Policies” Consumer Issues Conference Oct. 8-10 at the University of Wyoming.

UW Conference Focuses on Energy Issues in Rocky Mountain Region

September 25, 2014 — An Anadarko Petroleum Corp. executive will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies Conference. The event will feature top national, regional and local experts who will discuss current energy topics, bridge the legal field with technology and policy, and identify opportunities for solutions in the public interest.

Newcomb Grants Fund Eight New Teacher Projects in Wyoming Schools

September 25, 2014 — Eight recent University of Wyoming graduates returned to campus this fall to share their experiences as first-year teachers and to discuss the ways in which a College of Education grant supported their transition into the profession.

UWPD Responds to Sexual Assault Report

September 23, 2014 — (Note: The university is providing this information pursuant to disclosure requirements of the federal Clery Act.) At 6:42 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, the University of Wyoming Police Department responded to a complaint of a sexual assault in the vicinity of the UW apartments near 30th Street and Willett Drive. A juvenile female was approached by a juvenile male, who is alleged to have sexually assaulted her. The suspect has been identified, and steps have been taken to ensure there is no threat to the community. Neither juvenile is a UW student.

UW Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

September 23, 2014 — The 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the University of Wyoming is now available.

Events

Man standing with trees in background Tribal Nations Symposium Oct. 13 at UW

September 26, 2014 — The second Building Tribal Nations symposium Monday, Oct. 13, at the University of Wyoming will focus on international indigenous sovereignty.

Public Invited to Iron Pour at UW Visual Arts Building

September 25, 2014 — Two events are open to the public this weekend during the fourth biennial Western Cast iron Art Conference at the University of Wyoming’s Visual Arts Building, located on the corner of 22nd Street and Willett Drive.

Comedian to Perform at UW Oct. 3

September 25, 2014 — Comedian Marcus brings his brand of humor to the University of Wyoming Friday, Oct. 3.

Pete’s Game Room To Open Oct. 1 in Wyoming Union

September 25, 2014 — Pete’s Game Room, named after the University of Wyoming’s iconic Pistol Pete mascot, will have its grand opening with a full day of free events Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

Global Leadership Topic of UW Forums Tuesday

September 24, 2014 — Recognized international leaders in their respective fields will share their experiences during two panel discussions Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the University of Wyoming.

Improvisational Dance at UW Wednesday

September 24, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will perform an informal improvisational dance Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 1-2 p.m. in the Coe Library rotunda. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Symphony Opening Night is Oct. 2

September 23, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra opens its fall season Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Chi-Chen Wu, piano, and Maureen Boddicker, soprano, will be the featured soloists, and Michael Griffith will conduct.

UW College of Education Receptions Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Jackson, Pinedale

September 23, 2014 — University of Wyoming alumni, friends, educators and others in Teton and Sublette counties have opportunities to meet with UW College of Education Interim Dean Michael Day and mark the college’s 100th anniversary next week.

UW College of Education Receptions Oct. 2-3 in Riverton, Thermopolis

September 23, 2014 — University of Wyoming alumni, friends, educators and others in Fremont and Hot Springs counties have opportunities to meet with UW College of Education Interim Dean Michael Day and mark the college’s 100th anniversary next week.

This Week at UW

man working on bicycle Inaugural Bike to UW Day Successful

September 29, 2014 — When the first person showed up 30 minutes before the scheduled opening time, Dan McCoy had a feeling there was a lot of interest in the first Bike to UW Day at the University of Wyoming Tuesday.

six people posed in front of library UW Libraries Web Team Receives Statewide Honor

September 29, 2014 — The Wyoming Library Association (WLA) has presented members of the University of Wyoming Libraries’ Web team with the WLA’s Andy Fisher Technology Award.

United Way Campaign Kickoff Tuesday at UW

September 29, 2014 — University of Wyoming employees and students are reminded that UW’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 Fall Faculty Meeting Scheduled Oct. 8

September 25, 2014 — University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity and Vice President for Academic Affairs David Jones have scheduled a fall faculty meeting for Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 3-5 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW Foundation Relocates Offices to Gateway Center

September 24, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Foundation will begin moving its operations from the current location at 1200 E. Ivinson St. to the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center at 222 S. 22nd St. the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 25.

Golfers practicing Campus Construction Update for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

September 26, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 28-Oct. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 29-Oct. 5

September 26, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 29-Oct. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

September 29, 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

World Wildlife Fund Honors UW Student

September 24, 2014 — The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has awarded its Russell E. Train Fellowship to University of Wyoming student Caroline Ng’weno for her commitment to the environment and to empower her to become a community conservation champion.

Club Sports

UW Cowboys Move Into Second Place in Regional Rodeo Standings

September 29, 2014 — After a mediocre performance the previous week, the University of Wyoming men’s team came roaring back with the type of consistency across the lineup UW Coach George Howard has been seeking this season.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 5-11

September 26, 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.

UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Sept. 21-27: Changing American History, One Movie at a Time

September 17, 2014 — It is time to pick new textbooks in Texas, and the big publishing companies are hawking their newest works. Every five years, the Texas State Board of Education selects textbooks to be used in all schools across the state. Given the size of Texas’ student population, the winning books reap enormous profits for their publishers.

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