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Chad Baldwin
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2014 Releases


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April 21 Webinar Targets Technology in Online Instruction

April 15, 2014 — Two instructional technologists in the University of Wyoming’s Outreach School will demonstrate ways to use innovative technologies in online classrooms during a webinar Monday, April 21, at 11 a.m.

UW College of Arts and Sciences Names 2014 Outstanding Graduates

April 15, 2014 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences has selected its outstanding graduating students for the 2013-14 academic year.

UW Men Third Again in Weekend Regional Rodeo

April 15, 2014 — It’s tough to catch the top two teams when both place ahead of you in the standings.

UW Students Receive Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships

April 15, 2014 — Eight University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships for the coming summer session and the 2014-15 academic year.

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation Announces $62,000 in Scholarships

April 15, 2014 — The Wyoming State 4-H Foundation has awarded more than $62,000 in scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Framed Print Added to UW Staff Senate Raffle

April 14, 2014 — A framed print of Laurie Lee’s “High Country Oasis” has been added to the list of items being raffled by University of Wyoming Staff Senate. The drawing will be held during Staff Recognition Day Wednesday, April 16.

Release Time for UW Staff Recognition Day Wednesday

April 14, 2014 — University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity has granted up to two hours of release time to attend Staff Recognition Day that begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Crane-Hill dining hall. More than 275 employees will be honored at the event.

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Retirees to Hear UW Extension Educator

April 14, 2014 — Services and programs offered by the local UW Extension Office will be presented during the April meeting of the University of Wyoming/State Retirees of Albany County Monday, April 21, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Eppson Center for Seniors, 1560 N. Third St.

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UW Celebrates Earth Day 2014

April 14, 2014 — To celebrate Earth Day, students and organizations at the University of Wyoming are planning a campus cleanup, glass recycling drop-off and clothing drive, plus speakers, forums, film screenings and numerous other activities.

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UW Graduate Award Recipients Announced

April 14, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Graduate Council has selected this year's graduate award winners.

WyoWeb Changes to Be Explained at Town Meetings

April 14, 2014 — Information Technology will present a series of informational town meetings to explain new features and how to obtain information on the University of Wyoming’s new WyoWeb page that will be launched Friday, May 16.

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Architecture Will Add ‘Wyo-Wow’ to Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center

April 11, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s new Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center will be a technical and architectural marvel that combines the traditions of the past with the innovations of the future.

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Campus Construction Update for April 13-19

April 11, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

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University of Wyoming Calendar for April 14-20

April 11, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled April 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Medical Students Receive White Coats in Ceremony

April 11, 2014 — Twenty students from across Wyoming are completing their first year of medical studies at the University of Wyoming. They will move in the fall to the University of Washington School of Medicine as part of the WWAMI Medical Education Program.

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UW Student Studies Dry Lines in Southeastern Wyoming

April 11, 2014 — In southeastern Wyoming, people are more than ready this time of year to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Then, suddenly, they feel the wind pick up and the temperatures cool signs of an impending thunderstorm.

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UW Theatre and Dance Season Closes with Musical for and about Workers

April 11, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance 2013-14 production season draws to a close with “Working,” the popular musical adaptation of Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 20-April 26

April 11, 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.

Grand Opening to Celebrate QEP Energy’s Land, Building Donation to 4-H

April 10, 2014 — Gov. Matt Mead is among those scheduled to speak at the grand opening near Pinedale of land and facilities valued at $400,000, and donated by QEP Energy to Sublette County 4-H.

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Opening Reception for Two UW Art Museum Exhibitions April 11

April 10, 2014 — An opening reception for two new exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is scheduled Friday, April 11, from 6-8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

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UW Expands Access to Papers of Conservation Movement Leaders the Murie Family

April 10, 2014 — As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the University of Wyoming has expanded accessibility to the legacy of the Murie family’s 80 years of commitment to protect wildlife and wilderness.

Islam Awareness Week Events Scheduled at UW

April 9, 2014 — Events to raise awareness of Islamic culture are scheduled through Sunday, April 13, at the University of Wyoming.

Phi Beta Kappa Elects New Members at UW

April 9, 2014 — America's original scholastic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), has selected 33 new members for the University of Wyoming chapter, based upon their demonstrated excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

Spring Recital Series Comes to a Close at UW April 17

April 9, 2014 — “River of Light” closes the University of Wyoming Department of Music Faculty Recital Series spring season Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. The free public program is in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

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UW Museum Celebrates Dinosaur Statue Anniversary Friday and Saturday

April 9, 2014 — The life-sized copper statue of Tyrannosaurus rex that guards the front of the University of Wyoming’s Geological Museum will mark the 50th anniversary of its dedication Friday, April 11.

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Award-Winning Author Ann Patchett to Speak at UW April 22

April 8, 2014 — Award-winning author and bookstore owner Ann Patchett will speak Tuesday, April 22, at 1:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium.

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Spring Outdoor Gear Swap is Sunday

April 8, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program will host its spring outdoor gear swap Sunday, April 13, from 11 a.m-1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW Rodeo Teams Both Finish Third at EWC Competition

April 8, 2014 — A good weekend propelled both the University of Wyoming rodeo teams up the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) standings.

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UW Students Recycle Garments to Highlight Fashion Sustainability

April 8, 2014 — Garments and materials refashioned or those upcycled from thrift stores will be showcased in the Eco Chic Fashion Show Friday, April 11, at 5 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building lobby.

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Geerts to Discuss Cloud Seeding Research

April 7, 2014 — Department of Atmospheric Science Professor Bart Geerts will discuss the latest scientific information on the effectiveness of cloud seeding during the spring Faculty Senate Speaker Series talk Wednesday, April 16, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 306 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building. The talk is free and open to the public.

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Schmidt Receives UW Milstead Distinguished Librarian Award

April 7, 2014 — Lawrence Schmidt, head of the Brinkerhoff Geology Library, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s 2014 Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award.

UW Gatekeepers Training Emphasizes Suicide Prevention

April 7, 2014 — This semester’s final Gatekeepers training session at the University of Wyoming is scheduled Tuesday, April 22, from 9-11 a.m. in the Family Room, Wyoming Union Room 212. To register, email the UW Counseling Center at uccstaff@uwyo.edu or call (307) 766-2187.

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UW Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in Romania

April 7, 2014 — Linda Kidwell, associate professor in the University of Wyoming College of Business Department of Accounting, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study and teach next spring semester in Romania’s Bucharest University of Economic Studies.

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UW’s Piri Named Wyoming Excellence Chair in Petroleum Engineering

April 7, 2014 — A University of Wyoming professor who is an international leader in the study of the flow of fluid in porous media has been appointed to a prestigious endowed professorship at UW.

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Campus Construction Update for April 6-12

April 4, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

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Celebrate Nepal at UW April 12

April 4, 2014 — The growing population of University of Wyoming students from Nepal aims to expose the UW community to Nepali culture through dance, music and food at the annual Celebrate Nepal event Saturday, April 12.

Dawn Upshaw and Kayo Iwama Residency April 8-10 at UW

April 4, 2014 — Internationally acclaimed soprano and multiple Grammy Award recipient Dawn Upshaw and her pianist, Kayo Iwama, will give a voice-piano duo recital Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

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Light Fixtures Connect Nature and Tradition with the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center

April 4, 2014 — The Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art welcoming center for the University of Wyoming, will incorporate many distinctive features, including light fixtures that are handcrafted by the Buffalo-based metalsmith company Frontier Ironworks.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for April 7-13

April 4, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled April 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Alumni Association Scholarship Dinner and Auction Set For April 11 in Cheyenne

April 4, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association’s (UWAA) 23rd annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction, presented by Infinity Power and Controls, is slated for Friday, April 11, at 6 p.m. at Little America in Cheyenne. The proceeds will be used to fund UW student scholarships awarded by the Alumni Association.

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Wyoming, UW Finish Collecting Cloud Seeding Statistical Information

April 4, 2014 — A cloud-seeding research project originally commissioned by the state of Wyoming nearly a decade ago and involving the University of Wyoming has been completed -- at least on the statistical gathering front. Now, it’s time to crunch the collected data before results are presented to state legislators at the end of this year.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 13-April 19

April 4, 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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Eminent Writer in Residence Schedules Public Readings at UW and Jackson

April 3, 2014 — Dinaw Mengestu, an Eminent Writer in Residence in the University of Wyoming Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program, will hold public readings April 23 in Laramie and April 26 in Jackson. Both events are free and open to the public.

New Booklet Highlights Garden and Landscape Plants Native to Region

April 3, 2014 — Regionally native plants that mix attitude and altitude with beauty are showcased in a new publication from the University of Wyoming.

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UW Literacy Center Promises Statewide Impact

April 3, 2014 — A University of Wyoming facility vision that began as a focal point for literacy education research is now open as an outreach hub designed to initiate and support programs across the state -- and to host collaborative research with scholars around the nation and the world.

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Astrophotography Exhibition Opens April 5 at UW Art Museum

April 2, 2014 — “Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography” exhibition will open Saturday, April 5, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. The exhibition will be on display through Aug. 2.

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Hip-hop Artist Hoodie Allen Concert April 5 at UW

April 2, 2014 — Hip-hop artist Hoodie Allen will perform Saturday, April 5, at 9:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Student Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition Friday at UW

April 2, 2014 — Five University of Wyoming student teams will present a wide range of business plans Friday, April 4, during the John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition at the College of Business Building.

UW Meat Judging Team Notches First-ever Consecutive Wins

April 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s meat judging team finished the spring season in March following two consecutive contest wins and a number of individual honors.

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UW Religion Today Column for the Week of April 6-12: Unfettered Capitalism and the United States’ Marketplace of Religion

April 2, 2014 — Our pilgrim forebears came to America in 1620 for freedom of religion. They sought the ability to worship and believe according to their conscience. They were Separatists who fled the England of King James I, who had restricted religious freedom for those who did not follow his religious ideals, whether Separatists, Puritans or Catholics.

‘No Roosters in the Desert’ Play April 4-5 at UW

April 2, 2014 — An original play that tells the journey of four women crossing the border from Mexico to the United States to seek a better life will be staged Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium.

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GlycoBac Receives NIH Grant to Expand Research of Glycoprotein Drugs

April 1, 2014 — A University of Wyoming spin-out business has received a $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to improve the effectiveness of drugs that can potentially help diabetes and cancer patients.

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Tyler Farr and Charlie Worsham to Perform April 9 at UW

April 1, 2014 — Country singers Tyler Farr and Charlie Worsham will perform Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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UW’s King Air Provides Research Opportunity for Embry-Riddle Faculty and Students

April 1, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s King Air research aircraft is providing a two-week research opportunity for students, staff and faculty of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Meteorology Department through April 9.

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Verismo Trio to Perform April 13 at UW

April 1, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Verismo Trio continues the spring Department of Music Faculty Recital Series Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Fitness Webinar April 3

April 1, 2014 — Marketing in a social world will be the topic of a webinar Thursday, April 3, from 2-3:30 p.m.

HRMS Offers Features to Assist Employees With Disabilities

March 31, 2014 — University of Wyoming employees with disabilities have a tool to help them access personal employment information, including copies of paychecks and details about benefits.

UW Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Candidates to Interview on Campus

March 31, 2014 — Four candidates -- Eric Norman, Sean Blackburn, Jason Casares and Timothy Wise -- will interview for the position of University of Wyoming associate vice president and dean of students. Each candidate will participate in on-site interviews and will offer a public presentation on the topic “Emerging Issues Relevant to Student Affairs.”

UW Emergency Preparedness Fair is April 8-9

March 31, 2014 — Information for the campus about emergency resources will be presented at an Emergency Preparedness Fair Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8-9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union breezeway.

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UW Honors Latchininsky with Internationalization Award

March 31, 2014 — Grab a world map -- then draw lines arcing across the globe from Alex Latchininsky’s first floor office in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Building to Niger, another to Kazakhstan, to Uzbekistan, and so on to Russia, Australia, Morocco and Mauritania.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

March 31, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its meeting Friday, March 28.

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UW’s Charles Angevine and Rachel Watson Receive James C. Hurst Awards

March 31, 2014 — Charles Angevine, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Rachel Watson, associate lecturer in the Department of Molecular Biology, were named the 2013-14 recipients of the University of Wyoming’ James C. Hurst Each Student-A Person Award.

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UW’s Martinez del Rio Collaborates on Article Touting Natural History

March 31, 2014 — The director of the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute is one of the co-authors of an article in a prestigious scholarly journal making the case for the study of natural history.

UW’s Top First-year Course Instructors Honored

March 31, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has presented PIE (Promoting Intellectual Engagement) Awards to instructors who inspire excitement, inquiry and autonomy in first-year courses.

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Autism Photo Exhibition Displayed in UW Gallery

March 28, 2014 — Nancy Marlatt’s series of photographs of her autistic son are featured in the solo exhibition, “Autism through the Lens of a Mother,” showing through April 11 in the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building “That” gallery. A reception for the exhibition is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 4.

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Campus Construction Update for March 30-April 5

March 28, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 16-29 at the University of Wyoming:

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Local Educators Receive Assistive Technology Training

March 28, 2014 — Educators from around Wyoming are receiving weekly training in a new University of Wyoming program poised to dramatically improve both capacity and access to assistive technology services in Wyoming schools.

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Pianist Gabriela Martinez to Replace Davide Cabassi in UW Concert

March 28, 2014 — Gabriela Martinez, a rising piano soloist, will perform a Cultural Programs concert Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. She is stepping in for Italian pianist Davide Cabassi, who was unable to make the trip from Italy.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for March 31-April 6

March 28, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled March 31-April 6 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Trustees Raise Student Tuition and Employee Salaries

March 28, 2014 — A tuition increase approved by the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will provide an improved learning management system and other enhancements for students. The tuition increase also will contribute to the first ongoing pay raise for UW employees since 2009 -- including a market adjustment and a merit-based component.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 6-April 12

March 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.

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Leading Researcher to Discuss the Ozone Hole

March 27, 2014 — Susan Solomon, widely recognized for her insights into the causes of ozone depletion, will discuss her research Thursday, April 3, at 3:10 p.m. in Room 310 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

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Smithsonian Anthropologist Owsley to Discuss Jamestown Cannibalism

March 27, 2014 — Research indicating that Virginia’s Jamestown colonists resorted to cannibalism to survive the harsh winter of 1609 will be discussed by Smithsonian forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley Friday, April 4, at 4 p.m. at the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium.

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UW Collegiate Chorale presents 'Song of the Soul' Thursday

March 27, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale will present its spring concert Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

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UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic Celebrates Grand Opening

March 27, 2014 — The University of Wyoming today (Thursday) unveiled its new Literacy Research Center and Clinic, a state-of-the-art facility in the College of Education Annex that will support literacy initiatives across the state.

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UW Pan Band to Perform April 7

March 27, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Pan Band will perform Monday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center of the Performing Arts concert hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

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18th Annual Shepard Symposium at UW Focuses on Taking Courageous Action

March 26, 2014 — “Everyday Oppressions: Taking Courageous Action” is the theme for the 18th annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice (SSSJ) April 2-5 at the University of Wyoming.

Northern Rockies Skies for April: The Zodiac in April

March 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 Professor Contributes to Rock Physics Handbook

March 26, 2014 — A University of Wyoming faculty member is among three authors of a rock physics handbook that will be released next month.

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Actors from the London Stage to Perform ‘As You Like It' at UW

March 25, 2014 — Actors from the London Stage, a self-directed ensemble of five professional British actors, will perform William Shakespeare’s free-spirited comedy “As You Like It” Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts main stage.

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Tekcno Pow Wow Set for April 2

March 25, 2014 — Northern Cheyenne eminent artist Bently Spang will present the performance art piece “Tekcno Pow Wow III” Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom, in conjunction with UW’s Shepard Symposium on Social Justice.

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UW Jazz Festival Concerts March 27 and 28

March 25, 2014 — Outstanding student instrumentalists and vocalists from throughout Wyoming will join guest artists in concert during the University of Wyoming Jazz Festival Thursday and Friday, March 27-28, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

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UW Professor’s Book Nominated for ForeWord Reviews' Science Book of the Year

March 25, 2014 — A University of Wyoming professor’s book has been named a finalist in the science category for ForeWord Reviews’ 2013 Book of the Year Award.

Nominations Accepted Now for Commitment to Diversity Award

March 24, 2014 — The deadline to nominate someone for the University of Wyoming Jason Thompson Commitment to Diversity Award is Wednesday, March 26.

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Robinson Chosen to Lead UW Medical Education Program

March 24, 2014 — A veteran University of Wyoming faculty member with a strong interest in health care quality improvement has been chosen to lead the Wyoming WWAMI Medical Education Program.

Spring UW Faculty Meeting Set for March 25

March 24, 2014 — University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity invites all faculty members to the annual spring faculty meeting Tuesday, March 25, from 4:10-5:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union West Ballroom.

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Thursday Ceremony Set for New UW Literacy Center

March 24, 2014 — A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University of Wyoming’s new Literacy Research Center and Clinic is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27.

University Store Reopens

March 24, 2014 — After being closed for remodeling during spring break, the University Store in the Wyoming Union has reopened to walk-in business.

UW Information Technology Nomination Deadline Approaches

March 24, 2014 — The deadline to nominate someone for the University of Wyoming Information Technology program to recognize individual excellence in the division is Friday, April 11.

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UWPD Encourages Bike Safety and Courtesy

March 24, 2014 — With warmer spring weather on the way, the University of Wyoming Police Department is asking bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists to follow standards of courtesy and safety.

UW Trustees to Consider Student Tuition, Employee Raises

March 24, 2014 — Policies on student tuition and fees, and distribution of state funding for employee pay raises, top the agenda for the March regular meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees Thursday and Friday, March 27-28.

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Salt Addiction and History Topics of UW President’s Speaker Talk Thursday

March 21, 2014 — “The Biological Hunger for Salt and the Wars that Salt Has Caused” will be the subject of Professor Francis “Bill” Flynn’s Presidential Speaker Series talk Thursday, March 27, at 4:10 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for March 24-30

March 21, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled March 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Art Museum Hosts Public Programs Inspired by Art from the Grocery Aisles

March 21, 2014 — Several public programs will be held in conjunction with the new exhibition, “Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles,” now on view at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 30-April 5

March 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.

Emergency Siren Test Set for Friday

March 20, 2014 — Albany County’s Emergency Management System will conduct a 30-second test of its emergency sirens Friday, March 21, at 10 a.m.

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UW Religion Today Column for the Week of March 23-29: St. Patrick’s Parade: Who Can Celebrate?

March 20, 2014 — The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York went ahead last Monday (March 17) just as it has for decades. Touted as America’s oldest and longest parade, nearly 200,000 people participated and perhaps a million spectators watched and cheered, most of them wearing green. The parade has no floats, just groups of people walking, from civic associations such as the firemen and policemen to Irish dancers and pipe bands. They wear their uniforms or traditional costumes and proceed behind a banner identifying their organization.

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Vocalist Katrina Zook to Perform in Faculty Recital Series

March 20, 2014 — Mezzo-soprano Katrina Zook will perform Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Message from Session: UW Must Do More to Help Itself

March 19, 2014 — It has been an amazing decade for the University of Wyoming.

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UW Hosts Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Workshop at Casper College March 26-27

March 19, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Center (WRRC) hosts a sage grouse habitat restoration workshop Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27, at Casper College.

UW Law School’s Legal Writing Program Receives Top-15 Ranking

March 19, 2014 — An eight-year effort to improve student instruction and to gain more institutional prestige in the field of legal writing has resulted in national recognition for the University of Wyoming College of Law.

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Innovation Center of the Rockies Adds Innovation and Business Development Expertise

March 18, 2014 — David Bohling has been named program manager with the Innovation Center of the Rockies (ICR). He works directly with the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) and the Wyoming Research Products Center (RPC), both University of Wyoming programs that work collaboratively to commercialize UW inventions.

UW Cowboys Second at Opening Spring Rodeo

March 18, 2014 — Just like that, the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team put itself back into regional title contention.

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Laramie Student Wins State Mathcounts Competition for Second Time

March 17, 2014 — Qingfeng Li, a seventh-grade student at Laramie Junior High School, won first place at the recent 2014 Wyoming State Mathcounts competition at the University of Wyoming. Li won the contest last year while competing for Spring Creek Elementary School.

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Sharpe Takes Successful Nontraditional Route to Higher Education

March 17, 2014 — In 2006, Josh Sharpe woke up one morning and decided he didn’t want to be the guy who goes through life unfulfilled in his work.

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UW Women Win USSSA National Nordic Championship

March 17, 2014 — There was no stopping the University of Wyoming Nordic women’s team.

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Campus Construction Update for March 16-29

March 14, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 16-29 at the University of Wyoming:

Spring UW Faculty Meeting Set for March 25

March 14, 2014 — University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity invites all faculty members to the annual spring faculty meeting scheduled Tuesday, March 25, from 4:10-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for March 17-30

March 14, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled March 17-30 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Helps Provide 2014 Farm Bill Education

March 14, 2014 — Information about the Agricultural Act of 2014 is being provided to producers and other ag-related professionals through a series of nationally broadcast webinars hosted by specialists from University of Wyoming Extension and six Western states.

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UW Saturday U Program In Gillette March 29

March 14, 2014 — Area residents have the opportunity to go back to college for a day -- minus the tests, stress and homework -- Saturday, March 29, with three professors from the University of Wyoming and Gillette College who will lecture during Saturday U, UW’s free one-day college education program.

UW Women Continue Domination of National Nordic Championships

March 14, 2014 — The University of Wyoming women’s Nordic ski team is in prime position to win a national title after dominating Friday’s 15-kilometer classic mass start race at the United States Ski and Snowboard Association national championships at Lake Placid, N.Y.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 23-March 29

March 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.

Local Students Place at World Languages Day Competition

March 13, 2014 — Students from schools in Casper, Cheyenne, Gillette, Guernsey-Sunrise, Evanston, Kaycee and Rock Springs were top finishers during the recent World Languages Day competition at the University of Wyoming.

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New Exhibition To Open at UW Art Museum March 15

March 13, 2014 — A new exhibition, “Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles,” opens Saturday, March 15, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet March 28

March 13, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, March 28, at the BP Collaboration Center in the Energy Innovation Center on the UW campus.

UW Receives $10,000 Grant to Support Doctoral Nursing Student

March 13, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has received a matching $10,000 grant to fund a scholarship for one Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student in 2014.

UW Cowgirls Win Second Leg at National Nordic Championships

March 12, 2014 — For the second straight day, the University of Wyoming Nordic ski team climbed the top rung of the podium at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSSA) national championships at Lake Placid, N.Y., home of the 1980 Winter Olympics.

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UW Researcher Develops More Accurate Method to Measure Surface Meltwater Volume of Greenland Ice Sheet

March 12, 2014 — A University of Wyoming researcher discovered that using satellite imagery to map the depth of melt ponds and melt-water stream channels on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet could become a new and more accurate way to keep close watch on that ice sheet’s accelerated rate of melting.

UW Rodeo Teams Back in Action for Spring Season

March 12, 2014 — University of Wyoming rodeo Coach George Howard had one of those semesters where things just didn’t seem to go right.

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Wyoming Goes Global Conference at UW March 30-31

March 12, 2014 — Former Department of State policy planning director Richard H. Solomon will be the keynote speaker at a University of Wyoming conference that will develop practical solutions to address international problems.

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Casper, Greybull, Laramie and Veteran Students Win State Science Fair Competition

March 11, 2014 — Students from Casper, Greybull, Laramie and Veteran received the top awards at the recent Wyoming State Science Fair at the University of Wyoming. More than 300 students representing 26 schools attended the annual science fair.

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Green Thumbs Gather in Sheridan March 13-15

March 11, 2014 — Anyone interested in becoming a Master Gardener or learning techniques to overcome gardening obstacles can attend the 2014 Wyoming Master Gardeners and Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association Joint Conference March 13-15 in Sheridan.

Half Acre Project Affects Water Service, Parking

March 11, 2014 — Utility construction associated with the University of Wyoming Half Acre Gymnasium addition and renovation project will take place during spring break.

UW Cowgirls Take Early National Nordic Ski Lead

March 11, 2014 — With four individuals in the top 10 after the first race of the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSSA) national championships at Lake Placid, N.Y., the University of Wyoming Cowgirls have claimed the early team lead.

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UW Now Accepting Applications to the Collaboration Program in Natural Resources

March 11, 2014 — The 2014 Collaboration Program in Natural Resources (CPNR) offered by the University of Wyoming’s Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources is now accepting applications to its second training.

Retirees to Hear Legislative Update

March 10, 2014 — Members of Albany County’s legislative delegation will join veteran Wyoming Public Radio news director Bob Beck to review the recent session of the Wyoming Legislature during the March meeting of the University of Wyoming/State Retirees of Albany County Monday, March 17.

University Store Closed During Spring Break

March 10, 2014 — The University Store in the Wyoming Union will be closed March 17-21 (spring break week) to walk-in traffic, but the store will resume standard operating hours (Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) Monday, March 24.

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UW Professor Chosen to Define Science for Massive International Telescope

March 10, 2014 — University of Wyoming astronomer Mike Pierce is a member of a team that is planning for the science to be explored with the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), a cooperative international project that will become the most advanced and powerful optical telescope on Earth.

UW Students to Do Volunteer Work During Spring Break

March 10, 2014 — Students from the University of Wyoming will spend their spring breaks working on projects ranging from conservation efforts in Trinidad to assisting homeless youths in San Francisco.

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Campus Construction Update for March 9-15

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

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University of Wyoming Calendar for March 10-16

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

UW Art Museum Offers Creative Activities for Students

March 7, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will offer two creative opportunities for students as part of the nationwide celebration of Youth Arts Month during March.

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UW Nordic Ski Teams Among Favorites at National Meet in Lake Placid

March 7, 2014 — It seems things have come easily for both University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams this season. The competition will be much harder next week.

UW Trustees to Meet Monday to Talk Salaries, Tuition

March 7, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via conference call from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, March 10, to discuss matters in preparation for its regular board meeting in late March.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 16-March 22

March 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.

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UW Religion Today Column for the Week of March 9-15: Freedom of Religion and Gay Marriage

March 6, 2014 — Poll results released Tuesday indicate that 50 percent of American citizens think that the United States’ Constitution guarantees gay couples the right to marry. The poll, conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News, shows that Americans are increasingly accepting the logic laid out by the Supreme Court in the June 26, 2013, decision ruling unconstitutional the ban on gay marriage found in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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UW Researchers Examine Columbia Spotted Frog Population in Big Horn Mountains

March 6, 2014 — Anicka Kratina-Hathaway follows the frogs. The University of Wyoming master’s degree student in zoology and physiology spent last summer studying the Columbia spotted frog in and near Sibley Lake, located in the Bighorn National Forest west of Sheridan. And she will be back this summer, tracking the amphibians via transmitters attached around the frogs’ bellies.

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‘East Meets West’ to be Shown in Gallery 234

March 6, 2014 — Felicia Follum’s “East Meets West” will be on display March 10-April 10 in the University of Wyoming Union’s Gallery 234. A reception will be held April 4 from 5-7 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Refreshments will be provided.

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Summit Chamber Players Perform March 13 at UW

March 5, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music Faculty Recital Series will present “From Paris to Prague: Two Masterpieces,” Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

UW Groups Promote Disability Equality through Activities

March 5, 2014 — Disability support groups at the University of Wyoming will host a number of activities throughout March to reflect upon the diversity and experiences of disabilities.

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Halliburton and UW Establish $6 Million Collaboration

March 4, 2014 — The University of Wyoming announced today (Tuesday) the creation of a new collaboration with Halliburton, a leading oil field services company. Halliburton is gifting $2 million to support the construction of a major new UW energy and engineering research complex. In addition, Halliburton is funding $1 million for research into unconventional reservoirs.

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UW Hosts ‘Tiny’ Film Screening Friday to Launch Conservation Expo

March 4, 2014 — “Tiny: A Story about Living Small” can be seen Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium, preceded by a 6:30 p.m. reception in the Berry Center lobby.

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UW MFA Creative Writing Program Student Published in The Atlantic

March 4, 2014 — A University of Wyoming MFA Creative Writing Program student’s short retrospective on the emergence and disappearance of women’s liberation rhetoric in tobacco advertisements was the subject of a recent story published in The Atlantic.

Women’s Leadership Program Now Accepting Applications

March 4, 2014 — Up to 12 University of Wyoming undergraduate women students are eligible to attend this summer’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in College Park, Md. Applications are due by Friday, March 7.

‘Vagina Monologues’ Presented March 6-8 at the University of Wyoming

March 4, 2014 — The University of Wyoming will host the 2014 production of the “Vagina Monologues” March 6-8 in the UW Education auditorium at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Fundraising Resources Explained March 12 at UW

March 3, 2014 — Trends in higher education fundraising will be the focus of a presentation Wednesday, March 12, from noon-1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union East Ballroom.

Legislature Approves Funding for UW Pay Raises, Other Projects

March 3, 2014 — The state budget bill approved by the Wyoming State Legislature Monday provides funding for University of Wyoming employee pay raises, upgrades in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, facilities improvement and maintenance, and matching dollars for a variety of projects.

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Saturday U comes to Jackson March 8

March 3, 2014 — Area residents have the opportunity to go back to college for a day, with three professors from the University of Wyoming lecturing Saturday, March 8, in Jackson for the spring term of Saturday University -- UW’s free one-day college education program.

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UW Author Kate Northrop Receives Award Recognizing Excellence by Young Writers

March 3, 2014 — University of Wyoming Associate Professor Kate Northrop has been awarded the $25,000 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer's Prize, an annual award given to a young writer of proven excellence in poetry or prose.

UW Information Technology to Recognize Excellence

March 3, 2014 — University of Wyoming Information Technology is seeking nominations for its semiannual program to recognize individual excellence in the division.

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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.

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.

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