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Endowment Benefits UW Students Majoring in American Indian, Global and Area Studies

December 20, 2012 — Jordan Dresser and Amanda King have high praise for the experiences they received in interdisciplinary programs at the University of Wyoming, and both know that future students in the programs will have even greater educational opportunities.

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UW Foundation Receives CASE Educational Fundraiser Award

December 20, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Foundation has received CASE’s 2012 Educational Fundraiser Award, which honors superior fundraising programs across the country.

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Flying Oreos and Hourglasses: UW Researchers Name Insects in Ecuador Cloud Forest

December 19, 2012 — There are Oreos, beans, pearls and hourglasses flying through the moist, cool and amazingly green high-elevation cloud forests in the Ecuadorian Andes.

Northern Rockies Skies for January

December 19, 2012 — 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.

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UW Nursing Students Gain Undergraduate Research Experience

December 18, 2012 — When Assistant Professor Jenifer Thomas sought undergraduate students to conduct laboratory research at the University of Wyoming School of Nursing, she was overwhelmed by the number of students who responded.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Dec. 23-29: Who Was Against Christmas?

December 18, 2012 — Picture the following scenario: Crowds of Americans rioting in the streets. Two opposing groups shout loudly, vying to have their messages heard and heeded. The groups meet. Confrontation ensues. Fistfights break out. Church windows are smashed.

Fulbright Programs Support UW Faculty to Go Abroad

December 17, 2012 — The University of Wyoming International Programs office reminds faculty members that several opportunities to work and study abroad are available through the Fulbright Scholars Program.

UW Holiday Closures Announced

December 17, 2012 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Monday Dec. 24-Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays and winter break. Normal business hours resume Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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UW to Gain Engineering Research Benefit from Zero-Carbon Data Plant

December 17, 2012 — The University of Wyoming and the city of Cheyenne will eventually be the beneficiaries of an innovative fuel-cell demonstration pilot project -- one that will create science from sewage -- conducted by Microsoft in Cheyenne.

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Campus Construction Update for Dec. 16-22

December 14, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 16-22 at the University of Wyoming.

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Survey Shows Public Gives UW High Marks

December 14, 2012 — Wyoming residents have given the University of Wyoming its highest marks since polling on UW’s performance began in 1984.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 17-Dec. 23

December 14, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Offers New Degree to Train Professional Landmen

December 14, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s efforts to meet critical Wyoming workforce demands have taken another step forward with the start of a new undergraduate program in professional land management.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 23-Dec. 29

December 14, 2012 — 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.

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Final Week to See Fall Exhibitions at UW Art Museum

December 13, 2012 — The final day to see several exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is Friday, Dec. 21.

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UW Honors Program Now Has Home of Its Own

December 13, 2012 — When Duncan Harris made a phone call to ask for help unloading furniture for the new University of Wyoming Honors Program home, more than a dozen students showed up within 10 minutes.

UW Responds to Lawsuit on Presidential Search

December 13, 2012 — The University of Wyoming has responded to a lawsuit filed by three media organizations regarding the UW Board of Trustees’ search process for a new university president.

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Media Expert, Producer Vy Higginsen Keynote Speaker at UW Celebration

December 12, 2012 — Media expert Vy Higginsen, a music producer and the first black woman radio personality in New York City’s prime-time market, will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. March and Days of Dialogue (MLK/DOD) celebration Jan. 21-25 at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation Gives $188,000 in Benefits to County 4-H Programs

December 12, 2012 — Wyoming county 4-H programs have received nearly $188,000 from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation this past year.

UW Ranch Horse Team Captures Two Crowns

December 11, 2012 — The University of Wyoming ranch horse team had a division champion and tied for another championship among three divisions at the recent American Stock Horse Association regional championships in Denver.

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UW Student to Serve Capitol Hill Internship

December 11, 2012 — Morgan Miller of Cheyenne, a graduating senior in political science and participant in the University of Wyoming Student Success Services (SSS) program, will serve an internship with U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi’s Washington, D.C., office during the spring 2013 semester. The internship will include administrative, legislative and constituent services.

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Alternative Spring Break Slots Still Available for UW Students

December 10, 2012 — Student applications are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming’s 2013 alternative spring break (ASB).

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Open House at UW’s New Microscopy Facility

December 10, 2012 — Capabilities of the University of Wyoming’s new High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Facility (HRTEM) will be demonstrated during an open house from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Room B-026 of the Earth Sciences Building.

UW Board of Trustees Plans Tuesday Meeting

December 10, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the board room of Old Main.

UW Information Technology Recognizes Excellence

December 10, 2012 — University of Wyoming Information Technology has recognized individuals who demonstrate excellence in the division. Winners were selected from nominations by UW faculty and staff members.

UW Shipping and Receives Schedules Holiday Times

December 10, 2012 — University of Wyoming Shipping and Receiving has scheduled holiday hours to help accommodate campus shipping and receiving needs this holiday season.

UW Staff Senate Years of Service Awards

December 10, 2012 — In preparation for Staff Recognition Day 2013, Staff Senate requests that all University of Wyoming employees check the Years of Service list posted on the Staff Senate website.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 9-15

December 7, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 9-15 at the University of Wyoming.

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Kenya Study Abroad Course Opens Enrollment for Next Summer

December 7, 2012 — Applications are being accepted now for the University of Wyoming’s newest study abroad program in Kenya.

NCAR Officials to Address Supercomputer Allocation Use in 2013

December 7, 2012 — Officials from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will be on campus Tuesday, Dec. 11, to address questions on how University of Wyoming researchers can obtain large allocations of time on the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC).

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 10-Dec. 16

December 7, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Professor’s Work Appears in Two Prestigious Journals

December 7, 2012 — In the world of academics, having one of your works published in the scientific journal Science is a major accomplishment. The same goes with Nature, another of the world’s top peer-reviewed academic journals.

Wyoming Business Tips for 16-Dec. 22

December 7, 2012 — 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.

UW Survey: Wyoming Voters Split on Abortion Issue

December 6, 2012 — Wyoming voters are divided on the abortion issue, although the stark differences found in party platforms are not reflected in the general electorate, according to the University of Wyoming’s election year survey.

Wyoming Students Benefit from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant

December 6, 2012 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $34,000 to the University of Wyoming during the past fiscal year for education and research programs, and for scholarships for entering freshmen from Wyoming communities.

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New Book Offers Pictorial History of the University of Wyoming

December 5, 2012 — Illustrated with more than 200 photos dating from the late 19th century to this year, a new book provides a fascinating glimpse of the 125-year history of the University of Wyoming.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Dec. 9-14: White Christmas

December 5, 2012 — OK, admit it. You like the Christmas song, “White Christmas.” Or at least you did until you heard it too many times as muzak.

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UW’s Energy Innovation Center Will Provide World-Class Capabilities

December 5, 2012 — University of Wyoming researchers, students and industry will soon have world-class energy research facilities at their disposal when the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) opens in January.

Event Will Examine Issues Affecting Wyoming Coal Industry

December 4, 2012 — The School of Energy Resources and the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming will host a coal industry roundtable discussion in December to examine the state of the coal industry.

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UW Engineering Students Showcase Work in Design Symposium

December 4, 2012 — A panel of experts will judge entries by more than 100 students during the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science Senior Design Symposium Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Wyoming Union upper level and in Rooms 1060 and 1062 of the Engineering Building.

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UW Report: Wyoming Population Growth for the Last Decade Highest In Energy-Producing Counties

December 4, 2012 — Wyoming’s population growth rate ranked 11th nationally during 2000-2010 and energy producing counties, such as Sublette and Campbell counties, led in population growth, according to a University of Wyoming publication released today (Tuesday).

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UW Symphony Gala Holiday Concert Set

December 4, 2012 — Journey the world with holiday music at the University of Wyoming’s Gala Holiday Concert Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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Linda Gore Martin Named New Dean of UW School of Pharmacy

December 3, 2012 — Linda Gore Martin has been selected as the new dean of the School of Pharmacy in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences beginning in January. The appointment will become official upon the Board of Trustees’ approval in January.

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New Center at UW Will Lead Literacy Education, Research

December 3, 2012 — Wyoming’s efforts to help children succeed in school and careers will receive a major boost with the opening of the University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic next year.

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UW Geology Faculty, Students to Present Record Number of Papers at National Meeting

December 3, 2012 — Faculty and students from the University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics will present a record number of papers at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting this week in San Francisco, Calif. A total of 55 presentations will be given at this year’s annual meeting.

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UW Professor Named IEEE Fellow

December 3, 2012 — John Pierre, a University of Wyoming professor who pioneered new methods to help ensure safe and reliable operation of the United States power grid, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow.

UW Staff Senate Seeks Nominations for Holiday Food Drive

December 3, 2012 — Nominations are now being accepted for Staff Senate’s annual holiday food drive at the University of Wyoming. Deadline is Friday, Dec. 14.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 9-Dec. 14

December 3, 2012 — 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.

UW Responds to Governor’s Budget Proposal

December 1, 2012 — Gov. Matt Mead is recommending a 6 percent budget reduction for the University of Wyoming in the 2013-14 fiscal year, less than the 8 percent he had asked UW to prepare for but still a significant cut.

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