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February 2014 Releases


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Campus Construction Update for March 2-8

February 28, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

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University of Wyoming Calendar for March 3-9

February 28, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled March 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Researchers Link Habitat and Nutrition with Wyoming’s Moose Population

February 28, 2014 — A preliminary University of Wyoming report of moose habitat in five regions of the state and one in northern Colorado shows habitat is linked to nutrition condition, reproduction and calf survival in moose.

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UW Symphony Performs March 6

February 28, 2014 — Internationally acclaimed harmonica soloist Gregoire Maret will join the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 9-March 15

February 28, 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.

Report: SBDC Clients Inject $22 Million into Wyoming’s Economy

February 27, 2014 — This past year, Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) clients injected more than $22.6 million in financial capital into Wyoming’s economy, according to the center’s 2013 annual report.

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UW Among 20 Universities Nationwide Selected to Host ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

February 27, 2014 — For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Wyoming has been chosen to host one of 20 ExxonMobil Harris Summer Science Camps. UW’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, in cooperation with the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, will organize and run the event, scheduled June 15-24 on campus.

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UW Spring Faculty Recital Series Features Chamber Music March 9

February 27, 2014 — “No Strings Attached” continues the University of Wyoming spring Faculty Recital Series Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The UW Department of Music sponsors the free public concert.

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Adventurer and Filmmaker Alison Teal Sets UW Program March 12

February 26, 2014 — Filmmaker Alison Teal Blehert Kohen will share some of her adventures in exotic places Wednesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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Beekeeping and Products Focus of Cheyenne Conference

February 26, 2014 — Laramie County Community College will buzz with activity during the Wyoming Bee College Conference Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, in Cheyenne.

Northern Rockies Skies for March: The Bright Stars of Winter

February 26, 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.

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UW Researcher Discovers Smaller Salmon Spawn Better in Riverbeds Than Larger Counterparts

February 26, 2014 — For salmon, being bigger isn’t always better. Being a little smaller -- at least intermediate size -- is more advantageous for maximum spawning in riverbeds, a University of Wyoming researcher recently discovered.

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Final Week to View Juried Student Exhibition at the UW Art Museum

February 25, 2014 — The final day to view the “Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition” at the UW Art Museum is Saturday, March 1.

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Grammy Award Winning Jazz Harmonica Player Performs March 7 at UW

February 25, 2014 — Gregoire Maret is not just a harmonica player, he is the harmonica player.

Latino Film Series Begins Wednesday at UW

February 25, 2014 — Three documentaries that explore and reveal the Latina/o experience in Wyoming and the United States will be shown at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Choral Group to Perform in Newcastle, Casper and Thermopolis

February 25, 2014 — The Singing Statesmen -- the University of Wyoming’s all-male chorus -- will perform in Newcastle, Casper and Thermopolis March 2-4.

Wyoming State Science Fair March 2-4 at UW

February 25, 2014 — More than 300 students from 26 Wyoming schools will compete in the Wyoming State Science Fair March 2-4 at the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom

Hurst Award Nominations Accepted Now at UW

February 24, 2014 — Nominations for the University of Wyoming James C. Hurst Each Student – A Person Award are now being accepted. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26.

New UW General Studies Website is Now Live

February 24, 2014 — Implementation plans for the rollout of the University of Wyoming’s new outcomes-based general education requirements are now available online.

Nomination Deadline for UW Employee Awards March 3

February 24, 2014 — Feb. 24, 2014 -- The deadline to submit nominations for an opportunity to win some of the more than $18,000 in cash and prizes to be awarded at this year’s University of Wyoming Staff Recognition Day event is Monday, March 3.

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Norm Morrow’s UW Career Defines ‘Pioneer’

February 24, 2014 — If anyone deserves the designation of “pioneer” in the field of improved oil recovery (IOR), it is University of Wyoming Professor Norman Morrow, whose work in developing low-salinity flooding to unlock the secrets of oil and gas reservoirs and subsurface processes is appreciated and applied throughout the world.

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UW Biomechanics Research Draws Scientist Early Career Award

February 24, 2014 — Work in the biomechanics of cell division and the cell biology of cancer has earned Department of Molecular Biology Assistant Professor Jay Gatlin the Early Career Achievement Award from the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) at the University of Wyoming.

UW College of Education Revises Graduate Degree Option

February 24, 2014 — Doctoral students entering the University of Wyoming College of Education now have a more practitioner-focused option after a major revision to one of its two graduate program offerings.

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UW Presents Spring Dance Concert March 6-8

February 24, 2014 — Urban, modern, contemporary ballet, vertical dance and screendance pieces will be featured in the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance spring dance concert, "Movement Landscapes," March 6- 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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Campus Construction Update for Feb. 23-March 1

February 21, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 23-March 1 at the University of Wyoming:

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Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center Sculpture Celebrates Women’s Contributions to Wyoming

February 21, 2014 — Wyoming is the Equality State. It was the first state to give women the right to vote, to serve on juries and to hold public office. Women before and after this landmark legislation have deeply shaped the state’s society and culture.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 24-March 2

February 21, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Feb. 24-March 2 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Study Finds That Beavers Help Keep Riparian Systems Healthy

February 21, 2014 — In some circles, beavers have long been considered pests that damage trees, clog up culverts, and build dams that inhibit or alter the natural flow of waterways. But, to two University of Wyoming researchers, the crafty critters are viewed as natural allies that actually can help keep riparian systems healthy in the short and long term.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 2-March 8

February 21, 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.

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Puck Traffic Light Actuation Discontinued at 13th and Grand

February 20, 2014 — he Wyoming Department of Transportation advises Laramie bicyclists that the main bike route servicing the University of Wyoming campus no longer provides puck actuation to call for a green light when seeking to cross Grand Avenue at 13th Street.

UW-Casper to Host Social Work Month Kick-Off Event March 4

February 20, 2014 — The University of Wyoming at Casper (UWC) will host a free event to kick off Social Work Month Tuesday, March 4, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Union/University Building at Casper College.

UW Revises Programs to Train School, College Leaders

February 20, 2014 — Leaders in all levels of education from kindergarten through college (K-16) now have greater access to distance-delivered programs that prepare them for a broad range of administrative careers after a recent restructuring of popular graduate programs offered by the University of Wyoming College of Education.

Online End-of-Life Series Offered to Wyoming Health Care Professionals

February 19, 2014 — The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) at the University of Wyoming and the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center host a weekly end-of-life care webinar series March 18 through May 6.

UW Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Available

February 19, 2014 — Applications for the annual University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) scholarship are now available. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 7.

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UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Feb. 23-March 1: The Plain Cathedrals

February 19, 2014 — I often visit religious buildings and sacred sites when I travel. On a recent trip to England, I toured the cathedrals at Canterbury and Durham. Canterbury Cathedral has been the premiere cathedral of the English church since the 12th century and the center of the Anglican Church since its founding in the 16th century. Durham may be the most picturesque cathedral in Britain; situated atop a hill in a bend on the river Wear, it dominates the surrounding countryside.

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Adventurer Mark Jenkins to Present ‘Last of the First Skiers’

February 18, 2014 — National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will share his experiences with one of the world’s oldest skiing cultures during March presentations at Cheyenne, Cody, Laramie, Powell, Riverton, Rock Springs and Torrington.

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ISU Professor to Perform Piano Recital at UW Feb. 23

February 18, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Faculty Recital Series continues with a solo piano recital by guest artist Kori Bond Sunday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The UW Department of Music sponsors the free public concert.

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UW Nordic Ski Teams Sweep Home Meet

February 18, 2014 — No matter the venue, the University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams manage to treat each one like a home course.

UW Offers Grad Certificate for Online Teaching

February 18, 2014 — As online learning expands educational opportunities for many people, a new University of Wyoming graduate certificate program is preparing teachers and trainers to not only incorporate technology into existing courses, but also create rich, unique experiences for their future students.

Grad Fair Offers One-Stop Shopping for UW's Graduating Students

February 17, 2014 — A variety of commencement-related services, products and information will be offered to University of Wyoming graduating seniors during Grad Fair 2014 Feb. 27-28 in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

Grand Avenue Reconstruction Project Begins March 3

February 17, 2014 — Pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic will be interrupted during a reconstruction project March 3 through late August on Grand Avenue.

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Manhattan Transfer Performs in UW Spring Concert Series Program Feb. 21

February 17, 2014 — One of the most enduring pop/jazz vocal groups, The Manhattan Transfer, continues the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs spring concert series Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Nominations Accepted for UW Faculty Senate Speaker Series

February 17, 2014 — Nominations are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming Faculty Senate Speakers Series. Two speakers will be chosen, one for fall semester and one for spring semester.

Staff Senate Raffles Bicycle and Barbecue Package

February 17, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Staff Senate is selling tickets now for a chance to win a mountain bike or a specially prepared barbecue package of meat. For more details about the drawing and prizes, click here.

Town Hall Meetings Scheduled on General Education Requirements

February 17, 2014 — Implementation details and plans for the rollout of the University of Wyoming’s new outcomes-based general education requirements will be explained during town hall meetings Feb. 18, 19 and 24.

UW College of Education Plans Research Symposium

February 17, 2014 — The University of Wyoming College of Education Scholarship and Research Symposium, an annual event highlighting the scholarly work and accomplishments of faculty and graduate students, takes place Friday, March 7, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Campus Construction Update for Feb. 16-22

February 14, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

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Former Barclay Investments CEO to Speak in Three Wyoming Communities

February 14, 2014 — A University of Wyoming lecturer in the College of Business’s Department of Economics and Finance will be the guest speaker at three upcoming e2e Wyoming meetings in Gillette, Sheridan and Casper.

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Steamboat Lives On at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center

February 14, 2014 — Steamboat, the iconic horse that defines and embodies the untamable spirit of the state and the University of Wyoming, will forever be on display at UW’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

Submissions Now Open for UW Sustainable Fashion Show

February 14, 2014 — Two student organizations in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are now accepting submissions for a sustainable fashion show later this semester.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 17-23

February 14, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Feb. 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 23-March 1

February 14, 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.

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Laramie e2e Chapter Hosts Local Autodesk Executive March 12

February 13, 2014 — A Laramie-based business that grew from an idea at the University of Wyoming into a thriving company that was eventually acquired by a Fortune 350 software giant will be the topic of discussion at e2e Laramie’s networking program next month.

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Ohio State University Percussion Duo to Perform at UW

February 13, 2014 — Ohio State University percussionists Pendulum Duo will perform Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) concert hall. The UW Department of Music sponsors the free public concert.

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UW Agroecology Program Marks 20 Years

February 13, 2014 — It has been 20 years since the University of Wyoming’s then-College of Agriculture rolled out a new interdisciplinary undergraduate major in agroecology.

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Malcolm Wallop Fund Offers UW Students New Opportunity

February 12, 2014 — University of Wyoming undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in democracy and want to conduct independent research projects are encouraged to apply for the Malcolm Wallop Fund Student Stipend Award.

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‘Under the Sun’ Author Rachel Levitsky Book Reading Feb. 20

February 12, 2014 — Avant-garde poet and activist Rachel Levitsky will give a free public reading Thursday, Feb. 20, as part of the University of Wyoming Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program Visiting Writers Series.

UW-Casper Open House Will Answer Questions for Potential Students

February 11, 2014 — The University of Wyoming at Casper (UW-Casper) will host an open house Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4-7 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Casper College Student Union/University of Wyoming at Casper Building.

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UW McNair Scholar’s Research Project Chosen for ‘Posters on the Hill’ Event

February 11, 2014 — When Talysa Stockert was a child, she and her father shared time taking apart home appliances and putting them back together.

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UW Nordic Ski Team Benefit Dinner and Race This Weekend

February 11, 2014 — The nationally recognized University of Wyoming Nordic ski team hosts its only meet of the season this weekend at the Happy Jack Recreation Area.

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Collaboration Studies Declining Pronghorn Population

February 10, 2014 — University of Wyoming scientists in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit are collaborating with a number of organizations in one of the largest studies of pronghorn and their declining population numbers.

Political Civility Topic of Retirees Monthly Meeting

February 10, 2014 — All University of Wyoming retirees and near-retirees are invited to attend the February meeting of the UW/State Retirees of Albany County Monday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. at the Eppson Center for Seniors, 1560 N. Third St.

UW Gatekeepers Training Emphasizes Suicide Prevention

February 10, 2014 — This semester’s only Gatekeepers training session at UW is scheduled Thursday, Feb. 20, from 1-3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union West Ballroom.

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UW Study: Bedrock Influences Forests More Than Previously Believed

February 10, 2014 — Bedrock influences forests and landscape evolution much more than was previously thought, according to a study by University of Wyoming scientists published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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Campus Construction Update for Feb. 9-15

February 7, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

Rare Islamic Books on Display at UW American Heritage Center

February 7, 2014 — An exhibition of rare books about the Islamic world is on display at the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC).

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 10-16

February 7, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Feb. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates: Non-resident

February 7, 2014 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following non-resident students from at the completion of the 2013 fall semester.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates: Resident

February 7, 2014 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2013 fall semester.

UW Awards Top Scholarship to 104 Wyoming Students

February 7, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has presented its top academic scholarship, the Trustees’ Scholars Award, to 104 outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming for 2014.

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UW Sorority Contributes to Children’s Research Hospital

February 7, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Theta Eta chapter of Delta Delta Delta raised more than $14,000 this past year to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 16-Feb. 22

February 7, 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.

UW Outdoor Program Offers Scuba Certification

February 6, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor program is offering an open water diver certification class this semester.

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UW Professor Discovers Alpine Bumblebees Can Fly to Heights Above Mount Everest

February 6, 2014 — A University of Wyoming assistant professor has generated quite a bit of buzz with his discovery that some alpine bumblebees can fly to heights greater than Mount Everest.

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UW Students Aid Projects in Kenya and Guatemala

February 6, 2014 — While one group was in Guatemala working on a water distribution system, another was in Laramie, planning a visit to a village in Kenya that requested help building a dormitory for schoolgirls.

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Yellowjackets Kick Off Spring UW Cultural Programs Concert Series

February 6, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Cultural Programs begins the spring season with a performance by the Yellowjackets Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for Performing Arts concert hall.

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Expert to Discuss Iran, Syria and the Challenges of Middle East Strategy at UW

February 5, 2014 — Changes taking place across the Middle East and the challenges they pose for United States’ strategies will be the topic of a talk Monday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Berry Center auditorium.

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UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Feb. 7-15: Time: What We Really Believe In

February 5, 2014 — We believe some things that go so deep into our soul and shape our lives so totally that we are not even aware of them. These beliefs are so accepted and so widespread that questioning them would be as unthinkable as questioning the difference between down and up.

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‘How to Read the Air’ Author Dinaw Mengestu Visits UW

February 5, 2014 — MacArthur “Genius” Grant Fellow Dinaw Mengestu, the current Eminent Writer in Residence in the University of Wyoming Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program, will hold public readings in Laramie and Jackson in April.

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Award-Winning Students and UW Art Department Faculty Present Gallery Walk-Through Events

February 4, 2014 — Students who received awards at the “39th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition” will present a public gallery walk-through Monday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. at the UW Art Museum.

Extension Bulletin Examines Coal Impact and Trends

February 4, 2014 — Coal mining and production has been intertwined with Wyoming’s economy from the 1800s to present day. An updated University of Wyoming Extension bulletin captures the past, present and future of the industry.

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UW Assistant Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award To Dig Deeper into Rock and Fluid Interactions

February 4, 2014 — By studying oil and its effects on heterogeneous rocks in the subsurface, Lamia Goual plans to create an advanced computer model that will benefit both the environmental and energy industries.

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UW Nordic Ski Teams Top Field Again

February 4, 2014 — Different invitational, same results for the University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams.

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UW Spring Music, Theater, Arts Schedule

February 4, 2014 — The University of Wyoming will offer a full schedule of entertainment this spring semester, with various musical and theater productions along with art exhibitions and public programs.

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American Naturalists Society Honors UW’s Benkman

February 3, 2014 — The American Society of Naturalists (ASN) has presented one of its highest honors, the E.O. Wilson Naturalist Award, to renowned ornithologist Craig Benkman, professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Zoology and Physiology, and the Robert B. Berry Distinguished Chair in Ecology.

Cleaning Supplies Drive Supports Children with Cancer

February 3, 2014 — WyoGold and other UW campus organizations are partners with the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation Association to collect cleaning supplies to donate to Brent’s Place, a home for children with cancer, and their families. Donations will be accepted through Friday, March 7.

New Location for Wyoming Health Fair Blood Screenings

February 3, 2014 — Wyoming Health Fairs has a new Laramie location and now offers blood screenings three days a week.

Town Hall Meetings Scheduled on General Education Requirements

February 3, 2014 — Implementation details and plans for the rollout of the University of Wyoming’s new outcomes-based general education requirements will be explained during a series of four town hall meetings that begins Thursday, Feb. 6.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Non-resident

February 3, 2014 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2013 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Resident

February 3, 2014 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2013 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

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UW Joins Recycling Competition

February 3, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has set its sights on the 2014 RecycleMania competition.

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UW Student Group Celebrates Black History Month in February

February 3, 2014 — Panel discussions, a showing of a leading candidate to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and a soul food dinner are among Black History Month events at the University of Wyoming.

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