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SBDC Webinar to Discuss Maximizing Workplace Efficiency

December 12, 2017 — Small-business owners in Wyoming can learn how to grow their profits by increasing production and sales while simultaneously reducing downtime and inventory costs.

UW Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Panel Discusses Legalization of Marijuana

December 12, 2017 — One dollar invested in tobacco stocks in 1900 would be worth $6.2 million today. With cigarettes responsible for an estimated 480,000 deaths each year, would the profit gained from investing in the product be worth the loss of life?

UW Search Committee Seeks Input on Global Engagement AVP Finalists

December 12, 2017 — The search committee for the position of associate vice provost for global engagement at the University of Wyoming seeks input on the finalists for the job.

woman standing in front of bulletin board Ariel Daugherty Named UW Staff Employee of Third Quarter

December 11, 2017 — Ariel Daugherty has a reputation for “providing amazing customer service to students, while maintaining compassion and a professional image” as the interim supervisor of Student Financial Operations at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of a man Jason Thompson Returns to UW as MLK DOD Keynote Speaker

December 11, 2017 — Jason Thompson, the first elected black Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW) president during the 1996-97 academic year, is the keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue (MLK DOD) celebration early next semester.

UW Faculty Members Receive Open Textbook Grants

December 11, 2017 — Two University of Wyoming faculty members recently received $6,000 in grant funding for the adoption of free and open textbooks, and the creation of open course materials.

man talking to seated people outside UW Initiates Unique Program to Increase Promising Minds Entering Teaching Profession

December 11, 2017 — The University of Wyoming aims to create a new pipeline of future educators by connecting with high school students across the state in an innovative teacher training program.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

December 11, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees recently approved the following personnel items.

WyoCloud Planning and Budgeting System UW Town-Hall Meeting Tuesday

December 11, 2017 — In preparation for launch of the new WyoCloud Planning and Budgeting system Jan. 22, a University of Wyoming campus informative town-hall meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 10-16

December 8, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

December 8, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, via teleconference.

large arena full of people UW Winter Commencement Ceremony Dec. 16

December 8, 2017 — The University of Wyoming is scheduled to accord degrees on 714 students during a combined winter commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. in the UW Arena-Auditorium.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 17-23

December 8, 2017 — 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.

Agenda Adjusted for State’s ENDOW Executive Council Meeting at UW

December 7, 2017 — The schedule has been adjusted for University of Wyoming presentations before the state’s ENDOW Executive Council Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 11-12.

Third Global Engagement AVP Finalist to Speak Monday at UW

December 7, 2017 — The third finalist for the position of associate vice provost for global engagement at the University of Wyoming is scheduled to speak Monday at UW, and the search committee is seeking input on the candidates.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 11-17

December 7, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

County Data Available on UW Website

December 6, 2017 — Details about the University of Wyoming’s interaction with the state’s 23 counties are available online.

State’s ENDOW Executive Council to Meet at UW

December 6, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s role in economic development and diversification will be front and center when the state’s ENDOW Executive Council meets on campus Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 11-12.

UW Staff Senate, Transit and Parking Services Team Up on Holiday Food Drive

December 6, 2017 — Staff Senate and Transit and Parking Services are combining for a food drive through Friday, Dec. 15, that will help eligible University of Wyoming families this holiday season.

woman cutting evergreen branches with long-handled cutter UW Study of Global Datasets Reveals Significant Role of Dust in Mountain Ecosystems

December 6, 2017 — Trees growing atop the Bald Mountain Granite in the southern Sierra Nevada rely on nutrients from windblown atmospheric dust -- more than 50 percent -- compared to nutrients provided from underlying bedrock.

Finals Week Destresser Event for UW Students Dec. 8

December 4, 2017 — To help get students through finals week, the University of Wyoming’s 7220 Entertainment will host its semiannual destresser event Friday, Dec. 8, at 9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to all UW students.

slightly out-of-focus image of inside of building with words Start Virtual Experience on it New Virtual Tour Offers Close-Up Look at UW

December 4, 2017 — Starting today (Monday), people can explore key University of Wyoming facilities and hear from UW students about campus life without stepping foot on university grounds.

SBDC Webinar to Look at Technology Development Funding at UW

December 4, 2017 — University of Wyoming faculty, postdoctoral students and graduate students can learn about developing new technology with SBIR/STTR funding within a university setting.

UW Gala Holiday Concert Dec. 9-10

December 4, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music presents a Gala Holiday Concert Dec. 9-10 in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

green book cover with title and author on it UW Professor Cho Publishes Book on Evaluating Qualitative Research

December 4, 2017 — It is important for qualitative researchers to be thorough and efficient when making judgments on whether conference proposals, manuscripts or large-scale grant applications should be accepted or rejected.

WyoCloud Planning and Budgeting System Town-Hall Meeting Dec. 12 at UW

December 4, 2017 — In preparation for launch of the new WyoCloud Planning and Budgeting system Jan. 22, a University of Wyoming campus informative town-hall meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 12.

row of people seated at a football game ASUW’s Honorary Cowboy Award Presented to Wyoming Indian High School Student

December 1, 2017 — Overcoming adversity and excelling in school despite personal family tragedies are the qualities that enabled Rae’l Trosper to receive the Honorary Cowboy Award from the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW), the student government.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 3-9

December 1, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

drawing of large sandstone brick building Governor Backs UW Science Initiative Building, Proposes No New Cuts

December 1, 2017 — The University of Wyoming would proceed with construction of a new Science Initiative building under Gov. Matt Mead’s budget proposal for the upcoming biennium.

Third Annual UW Giving Day Raises $364,455

December 1, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s third annual UW Giving Day was a resounding success, raising $364,455 in gifts and pledges in a single day -- money that supports academic programs across campus.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 10-16

December 1, 2017 — 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.

Global Engagement AVP Finalists to Visit UW Starting Friday

November 30, 2017 — Finalists for the position of associate vice provost for global engagement at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they are scheduled to visit UW beginning Friday, Dec. 1.

head portrait of a man U.S. Department of Energy Honors UW VP Synakowski

November 30, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s new vice president for research and economic development has been honored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for his efforts to develop nuclear fusion as an energy source.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 4-10

November 30, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Extension Bulletin Identifies Wyoming Pollinators, Plants that Attract

November 30, 2017 — Identifying pollinators in Wyoming, their lifecycles and how to attract them are part of a new booklet from University of Wyoming Extension.

man standing in a corral with a lasso in his hands Memorial Service for George Howard Dec. 2 at Hansen Arena

November 29, 2017 — A public memorial service for longtime University of Wyoming rodeo club Coach George Howard is planned Saturday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. at UW’s Cliff and Martha Hansen Livestock Teaching Arena, 306 Highway 230, 2 miles west of Laramie. Refreshments will follow the service.

overhead view of child on Santa's lap UW President Nichols, Tim Nichols to Host Community Holiday Open House Dec. 6

November 29, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and her husband, Tim, will host a Holiday Open House Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center for all UW employees and students, their families and members of the Laramie community.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: How Chocolate Pioneered Suburbia

November 29, 2017 — From Thanksgiving to Christmas, America embarks on a monthlong obsession with food. And, not just any food, but the food of feasting, of special times. One of those foods is chocolate.

art conversations logo of speech bubbles UW Art Museum Will Host ‘Lunchtime Conversations with Curators’ Dec. 6

November 28, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Lunchtime Conversations with Curators” Wednesday, Dec. 6, from noon-12:30 p.m.

man talknng to a line of dancers Works from Dance Theatre of Harlem Featured in UW Performance Dec. 1-3

November 28, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance closes the semester with “Fall for Dance,” featuring works by Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) repertoire Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1-2, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts main stage.

logo for holiday market UW President Grants Release Time to Attend Holiday Market

November 27, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will allow two hours of release time for employees to attend the UW Holiday Market Friday, Dec. 1.

UW President’s Statement on the Death of Longtime Rodeo Coach Howard

November 27, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols has issued the following statement regarding longtime UW rodeo Coach George Howard, who died Sunday, Nov. 26, at a Casper hospital, according to the Converse County Sheriff’s Office.

man seated in front of a computer UW Professor Listed Among Most ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ for Fourth Consecutive Year

November 27, 2017 — For the fourth consecutive year, Xiaohong Liu has made Clarivade Analytics’ (formerly Thomas Reuters) list as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the field of geosciences.

UW Reminds Drivers of Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 27, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Risk Management Office reminds individuals who know they will drive on UW business during 2018 to make a new request by Friday, Dec. 1.

UW’s American Heritage Center Director Resigns; Search to Follow Consultants’ Report

November 27, 2017 — The University of Wyoming will likely begin a search late in the current academic year for a new director of the American Heritage Center (AHC), following the resignation of Director Bridget Burke.

star field with stars of all colors December Planetarium Shows Explore Mysteries of the Universe

November 22, 2017 — For many, shorter days and longer nights in December are not especially welcome. Astronomers and stargazers likely will beg to differ as they have more opportunities to explore the universe.

Elephant Revival to Perform at UW Nov. 29

November 22, 2017 — The folk music group Elephant Revival and featured special guest The Deer, will perform at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

man in cap and plaid shirt laughing Shogren to Give UW Faculty Senate Talk Nov. 30

November 22, 2017 — Jason Shogren, the Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management in the University of Wyoming Department of Economics, will give the fall Faculty Senate Speaker Series talk Thursday, Nov. 30. The event is free and open to the public.

pronghorn antelope in the middle of a stream University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 27-Dec. 3

November 22, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 27-Dec. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

large group of people standing together and holding candles UW Collegiate Chorale Performance by Candlelight Dec. 6-7

November 22, 2017 — “The Opening” is the theme for the University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale’s popular candlelight concert Wednesday, Dec. 6, and Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Cathedral.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 3-9

November 22, 2017 — 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.

SBDC Webinar to Focus on Small Business Opportunities with DOD

November 21, 2017 — Small-business owners in Wyoming have an opportunity to learn about business opportunities with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

row of computer servers with the word Cheyenne on them in glowing colorful letters UW Faculty Supercomputer Use Applications Due Dec. 22

November 21, 2017 — University of Wyoming faculty members interested in using the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne for their computational research have until Dec. 22 to submit applications to request large core-hour allocations on Cheyenne, the newly installed supercomputer at the NWSC.

two women seated on the bench of a grand piano UW Symphony’s ‘Deux Pianos, Deux’ Concert Nov. 30

November 21, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s “Season of Joy” continues with “Deux Pianos, Deux” Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

a man and two women standing together, middle woman holding a plaque International Educators Group Recognizes UW’s Shepherd

November 20, 2017 — Ruth Shepherd, assistant director of the University of Wyoming’s Education Abroad Office, was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field of international education at a recent conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators in Denver.

UW Announces Thanksgiving Closures

November 20, 2017 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24, for Thanksgiving. UW classes will be dismissed Nov. 22-24.

head portrait of a woman UW Endowed Professor Shares Online Teaching Advice with Inside Higher Ed

November 20, 2017 — It can be easy for students to not feel connected in an online environment -- particularly in classes that aren’t conducted live. When you don’t have any personal interactions, or even see faces, it may not seem like there is anyone listening to you.

logo for holiday market UW Holiday Market Returns Dec. 1

November 20, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Holiday Market will return Friday, Dec. 1, with a new sponsor and at a new venue.

UW Information Technology to Recognize Excellence

November 20, 2017 — University of Wyoming Information Technology is seeking nominations for its semiannual program to recognize individual excellence in the division.

photos of Craig Benkman and Mark Gomelsky UW’s Benkman, Gomelsky Named AAAS Fellows

November 20, 2017 — Two University of Wyoming researchers have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

photo of a woman standing beside an Egyptian statue Wardle Selected as Director of UW Art Museum

November 20, 2017 — The curator of academic initiatives at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art has been named as director of the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 19-Dec. 2

November 17, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 19-Dec. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

SBDC Webinar to Discuss Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

November 17, 2017 — Small businesses have an opportunity to learn how to protect their data, systems and intellectual property from cyber threats; respond to events; and recover quickly if these events occur.

close up photo of a long-bodied flying insect UW Researchers’ Discovery May Keep Insect off of Endangered Species List

November 17, 2017 — The recent discovery of a rare aquatic insect in Grand Teton National Park by University of Wyoming researchers may keep it off the endangered species list.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 26-Dec. 2

November 17, 2017 — 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.

logo Third Annual #UWGivingDay to Benefit UW

November 16, 2017 — “What a difference a day makes!” That’s the slogan of this year’s #UWGivingDay.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 20-26

November 16, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

paintings on a wall UW Art Museum Accepts Works for Juried Student Exhibition

November 16, 2017 — The official call for entries is available online for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 43rd annual Juried UW Student Exhibition.

UW Trustees Approve Program Fees to Boost Student Services

November 16, 2017 — University of Wyoming students will receive enhanced advising, career preparation and other student services following the UW Board of Trustees’ approval of a plan to institute cost-based fees for academic programs.

Chili Cook-Off for a Cause Nov. 17 at UW

November 15, 2017 — University of Wyoming students in Department of Communication and Journalism Professor Tracey Patton’s class are hosting a chili cook-off to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS).

Financial Consultant to Meet with UW MBA Students Nov. 17

November 15, 2017 — A financial consultant will discuss the framework for finance leadership and executive decision making with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program students Friday, Nov. 17.

SBDC Webinar Provides Introduction to SBIR/STTR Programs

November 15, 2017 — Small-business owners can learn what the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are and explore whether they are a good fit for their companies or products.

UW Personnel, Community Member Receive Diversity Awards

November 15, 2017 — University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students, and a Laramie community member received Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards during a recent ceremony on campus.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Thanksgiving at Plymouth: The Christmas Substitute

November 15, 2017 — The celebration of Thanksgiving as a national holiday in late November was not enacted until the 1870s. The official reason was to commemorate the landing at Plymouth of the nation’s Puritan forefathers and foremothers.

photo of a man UW Student Receives DOD SMART Scholarship Award

November 15, 2017 — University of Wyoming student Wyatt Emery, of Carpenter, was selected for the Department of Defense (DOD) Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship this past summer.

Symphonic Band Fall Concert Nov. 20 at UW

November 14, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Symphonic Band will present a fall concert Monday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

multiple Christmas trees in a large room with shiny wood floors UW Art Museum Hosts Annual Holiday Events Nov. 30-Dec. 2

November 14, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will launch the holiday season with two free public celebrations, the Festival of Trees and the 25th annual Happy Holidays, Laramie!, Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

poster for event UW Hosts Conference that Explores Exoplanets

November 14, 2017 — A group of approximately 150 scientists who look to the sky for potential habitable exoplanets has converged on the University of Wyoming this week.

four people standing in front of an airplane UW Researchers Part of Studies on How Lake Ontario Generates Local, Persistent Storms

November 14, 2017 — A six-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill plateau.

Two Finalists for Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid to Visit UW This Week

November 13, 2017 — Two finalists for the position of director of scholarships and financial aid at the University of Wyoming are scheduled to visit UW this week.

head portrait of a man UW College of Education Dean Presents Webinar on Foundational Reading Skills

November 13, 2017 — Good gardeners know that every beautiful flower starts as a seed. They also know that it takes the right amount of sunlight, water and fertilizer for that seed to complete its transformation. Foundational reading skills are the seeds of reading comprehension. If these “seeds” are planted at an early age and nurtured by teachers and parents, students will have a much greater chance of blossoming into great readers.

UW Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 13, 2017 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2018 need to make a new request by Dec. 1, 2017.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 12-18

November 10, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a man UW Celebrates Geography Awareness Week Nov. 13-17

November 10, 2017 — Geography Awareness Week at the University of Wyoming has a theme this year of “The Role of Geography in Civil Rights Movements” and a keynote speech focused on Minneapolis’s black community that will use Prince’s music for context.

man and woman embracing UW Graduates and Laramie Natives Return to Perform Nov. 17

November 10, 2017 — It will be a homecoming when Laramie siblings and University of Wyoming graduates Shelby and Jacob Means return to perform with their respective acts Friday, Nov. 17, in the final UW Presents performances of the fall semester.

Wind Symphony to Perform Nov. 16 at UW

November 10, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will present its second performance of the fall semester with “Classic Creations -- From Angels to Sousa” Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 19-25

November 10, 2017 — 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.

Wyoming High School Activities Association logo Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 10, 2017 — The University of Wyoming is playing host to the Wyoming State High School Football Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11.

Activities Planned for International Education Week at UW

November 9, 2017 — A series of events is scheduled at the University of Wyoming during International Education Week Nov. 13-18, ranging from presentations on education abroad, the Peace Corps and international alternative breaks to a belly dance workshop and dance competition.

two boys holding up a molecule model Future Science Teachers Gain Hands-On Experience at UW

November 9, 2017 — Next semester, University of Wyoming students in College of Education Associate Professor Andrea Burrows’ “Science Methods II” class will be student-teachers across the state. This time next year, they each hope to be teaching their own middle and high school science classes. That’s why practical, hands-on experience putting the concepts they’ve learned to the test is so important.

woman and a person in a manatee costume University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 13-19

November 9, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

UW’s Rocky Mountain Herbarium Part of Major Digital Archive Project

November 9, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Rocky Mountain Herbarium is a leading partner in a $2.9 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a comprehensive digital archive of more than 1.7 million plant specimens native to the southern Rocky Mountain region.

two men looking at a clipboard on the sidelines of a football game Baltimore Ravens Executive, Blue Cross Blue Shield CEO to Meet with UW MBA Students

November 8, 2017 — Two speakers -- one an executive with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, the other the chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming -- will discuss their respective business careers with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program students Friday, Nov. 10.

SBDC Webinar to Discuss Digital Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

November 8, 2017 — Small-business owners in Wyoming will have an opportunity to learn actionable tips that will supercharge their marketing strategies and help small businesses compete successfully online, without draining their bank accounts.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Nov. 17

November 8, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

person on horse UW Equestrian Club High-Point Team in Final Fall Competition

November 8, 2017 — The University of Wyoming hunt seat equestrian team was the high-point club both days in the final competition of the fall semester last weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo.

three people standing together UW Theatre and Dance Season Continues with Protest Comedy

November 8, 2017 — Does the current sociopolitical scene have you down? Need a breather from social media bubbles? Wondering if the First Amendment is going down the tubes? The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance has the show for you, say the play’s producers.

UW Trustees Set Agenda for Nov. 15-17 Meeting

November 8, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider proposals on student program fees, entrepreneurship, a new tourism and natural resources degree, a salary policy and other issues during its regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 15-17.

three women standing in crowded room Wyoming-Based Tech Company Wins International Crowdfunding Award

November 8, 2017 — Laramie-based business The Local Crowd has been recognized for its contributions to the international crowdfunding industry.

Finalists Named for UW Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid

November 7, 2017 — Finalists for the position of director of scholarships and financial aid at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they are scheduled to visit UW beginning this week.

Mental Health Awareness Day Scheduled Nov. 9 at UW

November 7, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, and the University Counseling Center will host Mental Health Awareness Day Thursday, Nov. 9. All events are free and open to UW students and the public.

simulation set with control chairs and screens UW and Drilling Systems Collaborate on Innovative Facility on Campus

November 7, 2017 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) will become one of the most technologically advanced institutions in the world, thanks to an agreement with Drilling Systems, one of the world's top simulation companies.

group of people standing together E2e Wyoming Invites Fisher Innovation Challenge Qualifiers to Speak at Laramie Meeting

November 6, 2017 — Leaders of some of Wyoming’s newest startup companies will be the next e2e Wyoming speakers in Laramie Wednesday, Nov. 15. And, they are current University of Wyoming students

UW Education Abroad Office Has New Director, Adviser

November 6, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s newly renamed Education Abroad Office is growing, with the naming of a new director and an additional adviser to help achieve UW’s strategic plan goal of increasing student and faculty participation in programs abroad.

photos of Nicole Hlavacek and Erin Yarborough UW Pharmacy Students Excel at ASHP Clinical Skills Competition

November 6, 2017 — Nicole Hlavacek and Erin Yarborough, both University of Wyoming pharmacy students, will represent the School of Pharmacy at the national Clinical Skills Competition in Orlando, Fla., during December.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 5-11

November 3, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Choirs Present ‘Choral Collage’ Concert Nov. 10

November 3, 2017 — University of Wyoming choirs will present “A Choral Collage” Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UW Extension Offers Training, Tests for New Commercial Pesticide Applicators

November 3, 2017 — Registration for new commercial pesticide applicator training is now open, according to University of Wyoming Extension pesticide training coordinator Jeff Edwards.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 12-18

November 3, 2017 — 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.

four people standing in a row Adam Peters Named WWAMI Outstanding Alumnus

November 2, 2017 — A family physician in Cody was recently selected as the 2017 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year for the Division of Medical Education at the University of Wyoming.

Community Band and Civic Chorus Fall Concert at UW Nov. 6

November 2, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Community Band and Civic Chorus will have their fall concert Monday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

head portrait of a woman Converse County Businesswoman Appointed to UW Board of Trustees

November 2, 2017 — A Converse County businesswoman has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 6-12

November 2, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at UW Nov. 20

November 1, 2017 — A traditional holiday feast will be served at the annual Thanksgiving dinner Monday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event is for UW students and open to the public.

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at UW Nov. 10

November 1, 2017 — As part of the University of Wyoming Holocaust Remembrance Week Nov. 6-10, Holocaust survivor Estelle Nadel will speak Friday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

head portrait of a woman Successful UW Alumna Featured in Lunch and Learn Series

November 1, 2017 — A University of Wyoming graduate will be the guest speaker at UW’s Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR) Center’s “Lunch and Learn” event Nov. 6.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: A Ghost Story from Egypt

November 1, 2017 — A few years ago, I traveled to Egypt and found myself visiting the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the pyramids, the mastaba burial chambers and the temples the ancient Egyptians used for conveying the dead to the next world.

ferret on leaves UW Researchers Find Low Genetic Diversity in Inbred Domestic Ferrets

November 1, 2017 — University of Wyoming researchers studied inbred domestic ferrets and determined the mammals have low genetic diversity on a global scale, according to a paper recently published in Evolutionary Applications.

International Outlook, Grain Price Forecasts Start Range Beef Cow Symposium

October 31, 2017 — Factors influencing livestock and grain costs, price forecasts and the international trade outlook start the Range Beef Cow Symposium Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 28-30, in Cheyenne.

UW Student with Meningitis Doing Well; Exact Type of Infection Undetermined

October 31, 2017 — Additional testing was unable to determine the type of meningitis contracted by a University of Wyoming student, UW officials say.

people removing black cloth from wall exhibit UW Unveils Photojournalism Fellowship Exhibit

October 31, 2017 — More than 40 years after he graduated, Larsh Bristol is still positively affecting students at the University of Wyoming.

Native Americans in traditional clothing on horseback in front of car Homecoming Parade Winners Announced

October 30, 2017 — The Keepers of the Fire Native American student organization was named the overall winner in the University of Wyoming Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 28.

UW Engagement Task Force to Hold Listening Session Nov. 6

October 30, 2017 — University of Wyoming employees and students have an opportunity to learn about and provide input on the work of UW’s Engagement Task Force during a campus open forum and listening session Monday, Nov. 6, from 3-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

picture of quasar UW Professor Helps Develop New Model to Research Activity Around Quasars, Black Holes

October 30, 2017 — A University of Wyoming researcher played a key role in a study that suggests a newly developed computer model can more accurately explain the diversity of quasar broad emission line regions, which are the clouds of hot, ionized gas that surround the supermassive black holes feeding in the centers of galaxies.

UW Seeks Supervisors for Social Work Students

October 30, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Division of Social Work is looking for a number of professional social workers to volunteer to provide off-site supervision of students who are in their practicum placements.

Campus Construction Update for Oct. 29-Nov. 4

October 27, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 29-Nov. 4 at the University of Wyoming.

Cheyenne Conference Focuses on Raising Vegetables, Fruit for Market

October 27, 2017 — Tools to help people raise and process table-safe vegetables, and even have a fruit orchard to augment operations, are part of the Farm to Market Conference Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, on the Laramie County Community College campus in Cheyenne.

Gubbels Resigns from UW Board of Trustees

October 27, 2017 — Citing health concerns, University of Wyoming Trustee Larry Gubbels, of Douglas, has resigned from the UW Board of Trustees.

Reduced Shakespeare Company to Perform Nov. 3-5 at UW

October 27, 2017 — A touring American acting troupe that stages fast-paced performances on various topics will bring its brand of entertainment to the next UW Presents program Friday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 5, at the University of Wyoming.

Survey on UW Diversity Issues Open through Nov. 3

October 27, 2017 — Members of the University of Wyoming and Laramie communities who were unable to attend meetings with UW’s new chief diversity officer, Emily Monago, are invited to share their thoughts in an online survey.

mask of a face UW Art Museum to Offer Three-Part Preschool Class in November

October 27, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will offer a three-session, Friday-morning preschool class Nov. 3, 10 and 17 from 10-11 a.m. each day.

photos of Michael Griffith and Blake McGee UW Symphony to Perform in Casper Wednesday

October 27, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Casper College’s Wheeler Concert Hall.

Veterans Day Roll Call Event at UW to Honor Fallen Nov. 10

October 27, 2017 — Volunteers are needed to read the names of military members who died serving their country during a Veterans Day event Friday, Nov. 10, at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 5-11

October 27, 2017 — 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.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 30-Nov. 5

October 26, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 30-Nov. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

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

October 26, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Lunchtime Conversations with Curators” Wednesday, Nov. 1, from noon-12:30 p.m.

star field UW Planetarium Shows to Start Earlier Beginning in November

October 26, 2017 — With longer fall night skies, shows at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will begin an hour earlier during November. The schedule will continue during the winter months.

Exercise to Give UW Students Close Look at IRS Criminal Investigations

October 25, 2017 — Some University of Wyoming accounting students will get a firsthand look at the life of Internal Revenue Service criminal investigation special agents during an exercise Friday, Nov. 3, on the UW campus.

photo of a man Former Denmark Prime Minister to Discuss U.S.-European Ties Nov. 13 at UW

October 25, 2017 — Former Danish Prime Minister and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will discuss the future of the United States-European alliance Monday, Nov. 13, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Student Treated for Meningitis

October 25, 2017 — A University of Wyoming student has been hospitalized and is being treated after being diagnosed with meningitis.

Public Meeting on UW Science Initiative Building Exterior Nov. 1

October 24, 2017 — Members of the public will have an opportunity to view plans and offer input on the exterior design of the University of Wyoming’s Science Initiative building during a community meeting Wednesday, Nov. 1.

UW, Company Sign Agreement to Pursue Clean-Coal Technology

October 24, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources and Clean Coal Technologies Inc. (CCTI), a clean-energy company based in New York City, have signed an agreement to further develop the company’s patented technology to convert run-of-mine coal into a cleaner-burning and more efficient fuel.

man and woman at a piano with a violin on top of it UW Faculty Recital Series Features Duo Francois Oct. 30

October 24, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Faculty Recital Series will feature Duo François Monday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

photo of a man Notable UW Engineering Graduate Set for Antarctica Research Trip

October 23, 2017 — While attending college in Laramie, Rob Streeter grew accustomed to dealing with winter days on the high plains.

Science Teaching Standards Workshop Oct. 31 at UW

October 23, 2017 — A one-hour workshop to help University of Wyoming faculty and staff members understand the impacts of Wyoming’s new K-12 science standards is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. in Room 217 of the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.

man holding a drawing of plants Second Genus of Plants Named in Honor of UW’s Hartman

October 23, 2017 — For the second time, a genus of plants has been named in honor of Ron Hartman, an emeritus professor of botany at the University of Wyoming.

UW School of Pharmacy to Host Homecoming Events

October 23, 2017 — The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy will host two Homecoming events: a reception and a tailgate.

UW to Host Visualization Conference Oct. 25-27

October 23, 2017 — A conference aimed at those who work with -- or would like to work with -- visualization and virtual reality will take place Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 25-27, at the University of Wyoming Conference Center

Campus Construction Update for Oct. 22-28

October 20, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

Halloween Events on Tap for UW Students Oct. 27

October 20, 2017 — Several free Halloween-related events for University of Wyoming students are scheduled Friday, Oct. 27.

elk and cattle with trees in the background New Mapping Tool Tracks Elk Migration to Reduce Brucellosis Risk

October 20, 2017 — Wildlife managers and ranchers in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem soon will have a new mapping tool for reducing the risk of brucellosis outbreaks in cattle. That’s thanks to research led by scientists at the University of Wyoming and the U.S. Geological Survey.

photo of a man Russian Energy and Implications to European Security Topic of UW Discussion

October 20, 2017 — A professor from London will discuss whether Russian gas import dependence poses a threat to European security during a free public talk Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 29-Nov. 4

October 20, 2017 — 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.

Ben Markley Quartet to Perform Oct. 22 at UW

October 19, 2017 — The Ben Markley Quartet, featuring New York City saxophonist Greg Osby, will perform a free public concert Sunday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

Collaborative Engagement Set for UW and Pforzheim University MBA Students

October 19, 2017 — Nineteen University of Wyoming second-year students in the College of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program will receive global business experience by working with counterparts from Pforzheim University in Germany.

homecoming logo Full Slate of Activities for UW Homecoming Oct. 21-28

October 19, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s 2017 Homecoming kicks off Saturday, Oct. 21, with The Big Event, UW’s student-led community service activity.

Nominations Accepted for UW Student Commencement Speaker

October 19, 2017 — One University of Wyoming graduating senior will be selected to speak during UW’s fall commencement ceremony Dec. 16, and the offices of President Laurie Nichols and Provost Kate Miller are accepting nominations for that honor through Friday, Oct. 20.

photos of Daniel Tinker, Kara Pratt and Phil Roberts Popular UW Lecture Series Scheduled in Cody Oct. 28

October 19, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s one-day free public lecture series, featuring diverse topics from UW professors, will be offered in Cody for the first time Saturday, Oct. 28.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 23-29

October 19, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 23-29 at the University of Wyoming:

choir standing in curved rows UW Collegiate Chorale Selected to Compete in Spain Competition

October 19, 2017 — The 40-voice University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale will compete in the 49th Tolosa Choral Contest in Tolosa, Spain, Oct. 29-Nov. 6.

UW Commencement Planning Task Force Town-Hall Meetings Oct. 25 and 31

October 19, 2017 — Members of the University of Wyoming community are invited to participate in upcoming town-hall meetings regarding recommended changes to UW spring commencement activities.

photos of Alexander Greenwald, Jonét Jenning and President Laurie Nichols A&S Annual Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Oct. 27 at UW

October 18, 2017 — The College of Arts and Sciences’ annual Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation will be Friday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. in the University of Wyoming’s A&S auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.

woman explaining table display to man New Mentor Program Begins in UW College of Engineering

October 18, 2017 — A program aimed at connecting experienced female engineers with their student counterparts is underway in the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS).

UW Computer Science Students Benefit from Department Program

October 18, 2017 — Dozens of students at the University of Wyoming have taken part in unique educational opportunities outside the scope of campus recently, thanks to a program in the Department of Computer Science.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: The Ancient Israelites Through Archaeology, History and Text

October 18, 2017 — Why is it important to study the ancient Israelites, a people whose history was recorded in books more than 2,000 years ago? The answer is as simple as it is powerful: They created monotheism, the worship of one god.

UW Extension Financial Specialist Suggests Actions Following Equifax Breach

October 17, 2017 — Freezing credit and signing up for free credit monitoring are among strategies a University of Wyoming Extension specialist recommends in response to the massive hack of the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax.

UW MBA Program Lines up Weekly Executive Speakers This Semester

October 17, 2017 — University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program students will have the opportunity to participate in executive roundtable discussions this fall semester and receive real-world learning experiences.

photos of Michael Griffith and Blake McGee UW Symphony Orchestra Opens Fall Season Oct. 19

October 17, 2017 — “A Season of Joy” is the theme for this year’s University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra season, which begins Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

man examining a large piece of lab equipment UW’s Wyoming Research Scholars Program Welcomes Largest Group to Date

October 17, 2017 — A University of Wyoming program that began with four students in the fall of 2015 has now grown to 36 undergraduates who are engaged in cutting-edge research with faculty mentors.

Law Week Events Scheduled at UW Oct. 16-20

October 16, 2017 — Among highlights of Law Week at the University of Wyoming Oct. 16-20 will be oral arguments heard by Wyoming Supreme Court justices.

Lowe to Retire as UW Fiscal Administration AVP

October 16, 2017 — A search for a new associate vice president for fiscal administration will begin soon at the University of Wyoming, as longtime UW fiscal officer Janet Lowe has announced she will retire.

UW Engagement Task Force Plans Listening Session Nov. 6

October 16, 2017 — University of Wyoming employees and students have an opportunity to learn about and provide input on the work of UW’s Engagement Task Force during a campus open forum and listening session Monday, Nov. 6, from 3-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

close up of fossil tooth UW Geological Museum Receives Grant to Digitize Wyoming’s Rare Fossil Mammal Collection

October 16, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Geological Museum has only one-half of 1 percent of its fossils on display to the public. The other 99.5 percent are stored away, and very few, save some visiting researchers, rarely see these hidden treasures in any form.

UW Homecoming Dance Oct. 25 at UW

October 16, 2017 — The annual University of Wyoming Homecoming dance will feature a performance by Ryan Chrys and The Rough Cuts Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to all UW students.

UW School of Nursing Bestows Four Community Partner Awards

October 16, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing recently recognized four entities with its Community Partner Awards.

WyoCloud Supplier Showcase Today at UW

October 16, 2017 — University of Wyoming employees have the opportunity to learn more about the new WyoCloud Procurement Catalogs during the WyoCloud Procurement Catalogs Supplier Showcase today from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

Campus Construction Update for Oct. 15-21

October 13, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

graphic with bee Interactive Bee Exhibit to Open at UW

October 13, 2017 — A cross-disciplinary partnership will bring an interactive exhibition on bees to the University of Wyoming this month. The show aims to help both children and adults understand and appreciate the insect. It will travel to other cities in the future.

black and white photo of four men Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographer to Present Historical Work Oct. 20 at UW

October 13, 2017 — The only known rock ‘n’ roll photographer to have shot album covers for legendary bands The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who will relive his rock history experience in a program at the University of Wyoming Friday, Oct. 20.

large sandstone building UW Colleges, Libraries to Open Cutting-Edge Innovation Center

October 13, 2017 — Efforts to create and foster innovation are the main driver behind a new cutting-edge educational space opening soon for students and faculty at the University of Wyoming.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

October 13, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on a number of issues during a meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, via teleconference.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 22-28

October 13, 2017 — 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.

woman kneeling on the ground holding a feather Institute Backs UW Researchers’ Noninvasive Sage Grouse Study

October 12, 2017 — A national animal welfare organization has recognized University of Wyoming researchers for their efforts to study sage grouse using noninvasive methods.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 16-22

October 12, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

two men in front of a control panel and lab equipment UW’s Sensory Biology Center Receives Five-Year, $10 Million COBRE Grant

October 12, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Sensory Biology Center (SBC) recently received a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance research activities -- including exploring curing diseases -- associated with the center from 2017-2022.


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