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man standing in room with 3-d images of geological areas around him UW Selected as Part of $20 Million Energy Coalition

May 27, 2016 — The University of Wyoming has been selected by the National Energy Technology Laboratory -- part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory system -- to be part of a prestigious nationwide energy coalition to investigate the future of fossil energy.

Top Stories

man sitting at desk and looking at computer UW Industrial Affiliates Program Forms Bonds Between Students and Companies

May 26, 2016 — If you look hard enough, you’ll see an interesting development in the southeast corner of the Cowboy State.

UW President Outlines Plan to Reduce Budget

May 25, 2016 — The University of Wyoming would eliminate at least 70 vacant positions, standardize the teaching load for faculty members, offer an employee retirement incentive and take other measures to reduce ongoing spending by about $19 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, under a plan to be presented to the UW Board of Trustees. Internal, one-time reallocations totaling about $6 million also are proposed.

man standiing in front of trees UW Researchers: Worldwide Ag Land Degradation Holds Back Developing Countries

May 25, 2016 — The number of people living on degraded agricultural land worldwide grew by 12.4 percent to about 1.5 billion between 2000 and 2010, according to a study by University of Wyoming researchers.

man standing and pointing to images on video screen while others look on National Society of Black Engineers Chapter Offers Opportunities at UW

May 19, 2016 — Kalu Okonkwo is on a career path he never envisioned as a young man.

two girls using computers and working with small wheeled robot UW-Led Gaming and Robotics Project Helps Boost Student Math Scores

May 17, 2016 — When Jacqueline Leonard proposed a program that would introduce gaming and robotics into public school classes to help improve mathematics learning, the University of Wyoming College of Education professor hoped it would be a tool for students to become interested in college careers.

UW Provost Finalists Plan Campus Appearances

May 17, 2016 — Finalists for the position of provost/vice president for academic affairs at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they are scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning Friday, May 20.

headshot of man UW Trustees Elect MacPherson as Board President

May 13, 2016 — Saratoga attorney John MacPherson was elected Friday as president of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

headshot of man Longtime UW Honors Program Director Receives Trustees’ Award of Merit

May 12, 2016 — A longtime University of Wyoming English professor, who for years directed UW’s Honors Program, has been recognized with the UW Board of Trustees’ Award of Merit.

Campus Announcements

National Small Business Road Tour to Visit UW

May 27, 2016 — Small businesses that have new, innovative products or service concepts, but need additional research and development to bring them to market, can learn how to access the government’s $2.5 billion early-stage research funding programs.

UW Closed Memorial Day

May 26, 2016 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

four men and a woman standing in front of a banner with the name of the competition on it Three Business Qualifiers of WTBC Casper Start-Up Challenge Announced

May 25, 2016 — Three Casper area entrepreneurs will continue their dreams of creating a thriving business courtesy of the WTBC Casper Start-Up Challenge.

State Forage Field Day June 14 at Sheridan UW Research Center

May 24, 2016 — Forage production and management, and tools to help alfalfa and forage growers produce the best possible yield and quality are part of the Wyoming Forage Field Day Tuesday, June 14, at Sheridan.

Town-Hall Meeting on UW Budget Wednesday, Thursday

May 23, 2016 — University of Wyoming employees and students have an opportunity to learn more about the university’s approach to budget reductions during a town-hall meeting this week.

woman posing beside a t-shirt that says WYSTEM Megan Candelaria Selected to Coordinate UW’s STEM Outreach Efforts

May 23, 2016 — Making connections with people and programs at the University of Wyoming and throughout the state is the central focus of the new WYSTEM integration coordinator.

Events

constelleation of scorpion outlined in the stars June Offers Plenty of Summer Stargazing Opportunities at UW Planetarium

May 26, 2016 — Nights in Wyoming are the shortest during June. But the evenings are warm and make stargazing a popular activity at the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium during June.

logo UW Art Museum Will Host ‘Lunchtime Conversations with Curators’ June 1

May 26, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Lunchtime Conversations with Curators” Wednesday, June 1, from noon-12:30 p.m.

four men leaning against a wall Local Band Wynona to Perform at UW June 1

May 25, 2016 — Laramie-based Wynona will perform Wednesday, June 1, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza at the University of Wyoming as part of the Summer Programs concert series. The event is free and open to the public.

Wyoming Independent Music Initiative Has UW Flavor

May 24, 2016 — The Wyoming Independent Music Initiative includes some University of Wyoming flavor, as the event is co-sponsored, in part, by the Wyoming Technology Business Center. One of the performing bands, J Shogren Shanghai’d, includes a UW professor.

man and woman standing face to face and hugging UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Prepares for 63rd Season

May 23, 2016 — A high-spirited season is expected for the 2016 Snowy Range Summer Theatre, featuring a comedy about the back-room dealings on the presidential campaign trail, a revival of a beloved Broadway musical, and a classic family tale about a reconciliation and reconnection.

painting of woman in traditional Chinese clothing with flowers and bird in the background Contemporary Art Exhibition Opens Saturday at UW Art Museum

May 23, 2016 — “Oversized: Contemporary Art from the Collection” will open Saturday, May 28, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, Aug. 6.

This Week at UW

Input Sought on UW Provost Finalists

May 27, 2016 — University of Wyoming employees and students have the opportunity to provide input on the three finalists for the position of provost/vice president for academic affairs until 5 p.m. Sunday, May 29.

UW President Invites Input on Budget Issues

May 26, 2016 — Following this week’s town-hall meeting on the University of Wyoming’s approach to budget reductions, UW President Laurie Nichols invites input from the campus community.

Final UW Provost Finalist Set for Campus Visit

May 25, 2016 — The third of three finalists for the position of provost/vice president for academic affairs at the University of Wyoming is scheduled to visit campus this week.

UW’s Pete Moran and Brother Receive National Award

May 23, 2016 — A University of Wyoming College of Education professor and his brother, who is a Nebraska high school teacher, teamed up to win “Best Content Article” from a national organization that enhances the quality of geography teaching and learning at all levels of instruction.

two women, one presenting an award to the other Staff Members Honored for Service to UW Students

May 23, 2016 — Members of Mortar Board, the senior honor society at the University of Wyoming, selected UW staff members to receive the “Tip of the Cap” award. The award honors those who offered “exceptional contributions to the University of Wyoming and inspiration of students.”

Campus Construction Update for May 29-June 4

May 27, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 29-June 4 at the University of Wyoming:

four men standing in a row University of Wyoming Calendar for May 30-June 5

May 26, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled May 30-June 5 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

May 23, 2016 — 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 College of Business Students Finalists in National Competition

May 24, 2016 — Five University of Wyoming College of Business students are among 12 university-led teams across the nation selected as finalists in the 2016 Community Bank Case Study Competition. The winner will be announced Thursday, May 26.

man handing certificate to woman Cody Woman Receives UW Optometry Scholarship

May 24, 2016 — Kristanza Bronnenberg, of Cody, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s James A. Boucher, O.D. and Julie M. Uhlmann, Ph.D. Optometry Scholarship.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for June 5-11

May 27, 2016 — 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: Ministers and Their Communities: What a Difference Education Makes

May 25, 2016 — It is not often remembered these days, but some of the United States’ best (and earliest) universities were founded not as institutions of general education, but as seminaries for training ministers. Harvard and Princeton, just to name a couple, spent their early decades training clergy.

Articulation Agreements

Agreements Benefit CC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in nine popular degree programs at Casper College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

young woman in rocking chair, reading Agreements Benefit EWC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in eight popular degree programs at Eastern Wyoming College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

students in green coveralls and brown boots watching an animal necropsy Agreements Benefit LCCC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in 12 popular degree programs at Laramie County Community College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

Agreements Benefit NWCCD Students Who Transfer to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in 11 popular degree programs offered by the Northern Wyoming Community College District in Sheridan and Gillette are now assured that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

woman in lab coat and goggles working with lab equipment and glassware Northwest College Transfer Agreements with UW Benefit Students

October 9, 2015 — Students in seven popular degree programs at Northwest College now have the assurance that courses they are taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

students going in and out of business building Agreements Benefit WWCC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in five popular degree programs at Western Wyoming Community College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

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