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Campus Construction Update for April 22-28

April 20, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Signing Days Scheduled at Local High Schools in May

April 20, 2018 — Local athletes are not the only students who have the opportunity to be recognized for signing on to attend the colleges of their choice.

head portrait of a man Whitman Leads UW Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute Engagement Efforts

April 20, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) is undertaking a number of activities to enhance connections with the industry in Wyoming, as petroleum industry veteran Lon Whitman leads the institute’s outreach and stakeholder engagement efforts.

Native Wellness Institute Training Offered at UW April 23-24

April 19, 2018 — Representatives from the Native Wellness Institute (NWI) will be at the University of Wyoming April 23-24 for training workshops intended to bring positive changes in the lifestyles, relationships, education and overall wellness of not only Native Americans, but also other members of the UW community.

RSO Awards of Excellence Banquet April 23 at UW

April 19, 2018 — The 16th annual Recognized Student Organization (RSO) Awards of Excellence banquet will take place Monday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Theatrical Circus and Workshop at UW April 28

April 19, 2018 — Eco-Wakening, a theatrical circus production that uses performance art as a way to bring awareness about environmental issues to audiences, is coming to the University of Wyoming Saturday, April 28.

people perched on and around ladders University of Wyoming Calendar for April 23-29

April 19, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled April 23-29 at the University of Wyoming:

two men and a woman UW Presents End-of-Season Piano Trio April 27

April 19, 2018 — The Lysander Piano Trio closes UW Presents’ spring season with a performance at the University of Wyoming Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

man and woman sitting UW Students Elect New President, Senators

April 19, 2018 — University of Wyoming students have elected Seth Jones, a current junior in communications and political science, from Upton, as president of the Associated Students of UW (ASUW).

Year-End Union Fest for UW Students May 4

April 19, 2018 — Union Fest, the annual year-end celebration for University of Wyoming students, will be Friday, May 4, with various activities planned throughout the day. Union Fest is free and open to the public.

head portrait of a man Oil and Gas Executive to Meet with UW MBA Students Friday

April 18, 2018 — The environmental health and safety director of U.S. onshore exploration and production for Anadarko Petroleum will discuss his career with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, April 20, in the College of Business.

Search Planned for UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean

April 18, 2018 — A national search is planned for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, as longtime Dean Frank Galey has announced his retirement from UW effective June 30.

UW College of Health Sciences Dean Finalist to Speak Thursday

April 18, 2018 — One of two finalists for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences will give a public presentation at UW Thursday.

UW Offers Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees

April 18, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is offering employees and retirees an opportunity to choose the negotiated natural gas rate under the Choice Gas program.

head portrait of a woman UW President to Visit Newcastle, Lusk May 2

April 18, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will meet with local residents at two events Wednesday, May 2, in Newcastle and Lusk.

sage grouse UW Researchers Study How Well Greater Sage Grouse Habitat Protects Other Species

April 18, 2018 — Researchers in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Zoology and Physiology and Program in Ecology discovered that size does matter -- as it pertains to the effectiveness of secondary species’ wildlife protection relative to the size of a wildlife reserve set aside for an umbrella species.

head portrait of a man Phi Beta Kappa Names New Members to UW Chapter

April 17, 2018 — The nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), has selected 42 new members for the University of Wyoming chapter. Students were selected based upon their demonstrated excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

two people dancing outside in the dark UW, Laramie Organizations to Host Sans Façon April 26

April 17, 2018 — A joint planning committee of University of Wyoming and Laramie organizations will host a free public art storytelling event with Charles Blanc and Tristan Surtees, collectively known as Sans façon, Thursday, April 26.

group of people posing with giant check UW College of Business to Host Entrepreneurship Summit April 26

April 17, 2018 — Current and potential entrepreneurs from throughout Wyoming are invited to the University of Wyoming College of Business’s annual Entrepreneurship Summit Thursday, April 26, at UW’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

head portrait of a woman UW President to Visit Rawlins April 30

April 17, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will meet with local residents Monday, April 30, from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Econo Lodge dining room, 1801 E. Cedar St. in Rawlins.

man surrounded by others on stage UW Theatre and Dance Season Closes with ‘Six Songs from Ellis’

April 17, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance closes its “Finding Freedom” season with “Six Songs from Ellis,” an original work that captures the voices of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island in one of the greatest human migrations of all time.

Natalie Eggleston, Kayla Morrison and Lindsay White WWAMI Students Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha

April 17, 2018 — Three students in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) Medical Education Program have been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national medical honor society.

man leaning against a police car Ira Werger Named UW Staff Employee of First Quarter

April 16, 2018 — Ira Werger is known as an advocate for the improvement of the University of Wyoming campus, with a passion for the safety of all individuals.

man holding a a dik-dik, and African antelope Jake Goheen UW Faculty Senate Speaker April 25

April 16, 2018 — Jake Goheen, a University of Wyoming Department of Zoology and Physiology associate professor, will discuss wildlife conservation efforts in Kenya as part of the UW Faculty Senate Speaker Series Wednesday, April 25.

Listening Session April 25 on UW Engagement Task Force Report

April 16, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Engagement Task Force has completed its draft report and is seeking input on the document from the UW community.

head portrait of a woman Murdock Selected to Give Buchanan Lecture at UW April 27

April 16, 2018 — A recently retired University of Wyoming professor and administrator will give UW’s 2018 Buchanan Lecture Friday, April 27.

UW College of Health Sciences Dean Finalists to Visit Campus

April 16, 2018 — Finalists for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences have been identified, and they’re scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning this week.

UW Soccer Camps Offer Discount to UW Employees

April 16, 2018 — Families of University of Wyoming employees are eligible for a discount on the cost of attending UW soccer camps this summer.

head portrait of a man UW Theater Student Shines at National Acting Competition

April 16, 2018 — University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance student Andrew Thornton, of Riverton, won two prestigious awards at the National Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship auditions at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.

Campus Construction Update for April 15-21

April 13, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a woman Cultural Anthropologist is UW Mulloy Lecture Speaker April 20

April 13, 2018 — A professor whose areas of interest include linguistic and cultural anthropology, and who specializes in public discourses of race, class and language, is the University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology’s 22nd annual Mulloy Lecture speaker Friday, April 20.

UW Faculty Recital Series Features Trio das Naçoes April 22

April 13, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series will feature Trio das Naçoes Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

UW Student Short Film Festival April 20

April 13, 2018 — University of Wyoming students will showcase their own short films during a Student Short Film Festival Friday, April 20.

head portrait of a man LCCC’s Beau Clark Selected as UW Rodeo Coach

April 12, 2018 — Beau Clark, whose current Laramie County Community College (LCCC) men’s team is on the brink of winning the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR), has been selected as the head rodeo coach at the University of Wyoming.

man waving a Universty of Wyoming flag Nesbitt Receives UW Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award

April 12, 2018 — Dimitri Nesbitt, of Torrington, recently was named the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s 2018 Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award.

Holly Ernest, Franz-Peter Griesmaier and Mark Neels Popular UW Lecture Series Scheduled in Rock Springs Saturday

April 12, 2018 — The spring term of Saturday U -- the half day of college lectures and discussion offered by the University of Wyoming -- concludes Saturday, April 14, in Rock Springs.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 16-22

April 12, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled April 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Students to Vote in ASUW Election April 16-18

April 12, 2018 — University of Wyoming students are encouraged to participate in student government elections Monday, April 16, through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.

head portrait of a woman Youmans Keynote Speaker for 2018 UW Undergraduate Research Day Banquet

April 12, 2018 — Bonnie Youmans, a University of Wyoming alumna, McNair Scholar and current researcher at the University of Minnesota, is the keynote speaker for the 2018 UW Undergraduate Research Day banquet Saturday, April 28.

people looking at pen full of rams Annual UW Ram Tests Offer Producers Firm Data

April 11, 2018 — Utah sheep producer Lanny Frampton has definite opinions about data versus word of mouth when he makes production decisions.

head portrait of a woman Tourism Executive Director to Speak with UW MBA Students April 13

April 11, 2018 — An executive from Wyoming’s tourism industry and University of Wyoming College of Business Advisory Board member will speak with UW Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m. in the College of Business boardroom.

man sitting UW Scientists Find Excess Mitochondrial Iron, Huntington’s Disease Link

April 11, 2018 — Scientists at the University of Wyoming have found that mice engineered to have Huntington’s disease (HD) have an over-accumulation of iron in their mitochondria.

UW Wind Symphony Presents Season Finale Concert April 21

April 11, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will present its season finale, “Winds of Change,” Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Wyoming to Receive Support for Higher Educational Attainment Efforts

April 11, 2018 — Efforts to increase postsecondary educational attainment of Wyoming citizens have received a significant boost, as the state has been chosen to participate in a task force that aims to lead the nation in developing policy and practice to close higher education attainment gaps.

New Mobile Safety App Available for UW Students, Staff, Faculty

April 10, 2018 — University of Wyoming students, staff and faculty now have access to a free mobile app, Rave Guardian, which turns any smartphone into a personal safety device.

man at a lab table with a drone and other equipment UW Electrical Engineering Standout Earns Prestigious Scholarship

April 10, 2018 — Unlike some college students, David Mohler, from Evanston, knows exactly what he will be doing when he graduates from the University of Wyoming.

Large building with flower bed in front UW Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center Receives National Award

April 10, 2018 — After transferring from a different school, Hali Lewis says she has found a second home at the University of Wyoming’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, saying the facility is where she and her friends feel the most comfortable.

UW Men Second, Women Sixth at CSU Rodeo

April 10, 2018 — The University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team put together its strongest performance of the season in taking second place at the Colorado State University (CSU) rodeo in Fort Collins last weekend.

UW President Grants Release Time to Attend Shepard Symposium

April 10, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will allow a maximum of two hours total of release time for employees to attend the 22nd annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice April 11-14 on campus.

rectangular items on display pedestals Artist Jon Lodge to Visit UW April 17-19

April 9, 2018 — Artist Jon Lodge will lead a gallery walk-through of his exhibition, “Jon Lodge: Interface,” as part of his visit to the University of Wyoming April 17-19.

young people sitting at computers Free UW Cybersecurity Camps Offered to Wyoming Teachers, Students

April 9, 2018 — Teachers and middle and high school students throughout Wyoming can attend a free weeklong educational camp this summer to learn about computer science, hosted by the University of Wyoming.

Woman working with deer on the ground Mule Deer Doe’s Epic Migration, Reappearance Stun UW Researchers

April 9, 2018 — University of Wyoming wildlife biologists recently tracked down a lost mule deer doe that made a world-record migration from the Red Desert over the Teton Range in 2016, only to abruptly disappear.

Release Time for UW Spring Faculty and Staff Town Hall Tuesday

April 9, 2018 — University of Wyoming employees are reminded that President Laurie Nichols has granted two hours of release time for the Spring Faculty and Staff Town Hall Tuesday, April 10, at 3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW College of Law Ranked Among Best Schools for Practical Training

April 9, 2018 — For the fourth year running, the University of Wyoming College of Law has been ranked as one of the best law schools for practical training by preLaw and National Jurist magazines.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

April 9, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, via teleconference.

WyoCloud Survey Released to UW Community

April 9, 2018 — University of Wyoming employees are invited to share their expertise and experience to help build and improve UW’s WyoCloud system through a new survey.

Campus Construction Update for April 8-14

April 6, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

large building Retired UW Researcher Contributes to State’s 100 Most Significant Sites, Buildings Website

April 6, 2018 — When she was a research scientist in American studies at the University of Wyoming, Mary Humstone says she spent a lot of time at Sunrise Mine, leading field research at the iron ore mine and company town operated from 1898-1980.

State Forage Field Day Near Lingle June 12

April 6, 2018 — The sixth annual state Forage Field Day will include more than 11 producer, University of Wyoming and industry presentations, plus field demonstrations Tuesday, June 12, near Lingle.

UW Extension Garden Conference Scheduled in Cheyenne

April 6, 2018 — The Gardening for Success conference at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Cheyenne is for beginners, backyard gardeners, 4-H youth and leaders, master gardeners, community gardeners and farmers market gardeners Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15.

UW’s Air Force ROTC Receives Regional Honors

April 6, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) Detachment 940 was recently named the best small detachment in the Northwest Region for the 2016-17 academic year.

Innovation Road Tour Scheduled in Seven Wyoming Communities

April 5, 2018 — A statewide tour -- that will make stops at Wyoming’s community colleges -- begins next week and will bring funding and business assistance resources to entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators.

head portrait of a woman Judy Shepard Keynote Speaker for UW’s Shepard Symposium on Social Justice

April 5, 2018 — This October marks the 20th anniversary of the death of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, who was murdered outside of Laramie during the 1998 fall semester.

Student-Led Fiesta Primavera Returns to UW April 7

April 5, 2018 — Fiesta Primavera (spring festival), sponsored by the UW student organization MEChA (Movimiento Estuduantil Chicano de Aztlan), returns to the University of Wyoming Saturday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Students Supporting Veterans at UW to Host COMBAT Color Fun Run April 21

April 5, 2018 — Students Supporting Veterans at the University of Wyoming, a student veterans organization, will host the eighth COMBAT Color Fun Run -- the third such event in Laramie -- at Optimist Park Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 9-15

April 5, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled April 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

woman sitting at a microscope UW Ph.D. Student Receives Chinese Government Award

April 5, 2018 — Rui Guo, a University of Wyoming Ph.D. student in the School of Pharmacy Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, has been awarded the 2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.

Save the Date: Free Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Pizza for UW Students April 18

April 4, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Student Health Service is offering free sexually transmitted disease (chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV) testing for UW students Wednesday, April 18, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Center Ballroom. Free pizza will be available to students.

Neltje and Maggie Scarlett Two to Receive UW Honorary Degrees

April 4, 2018 — The University of Wyoming will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon two individuals who will be recognized during UW commencement ceremonies May 12.

smartphone with photo of painting UW Art Museum to Offer Two-Day Smartphone Photography Workshop

April 4, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a two-day Smartphone Photography Workshop inspired by the exhibition “Warhol in Wyoming: The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Gift.”

Kelsey Fullerton, Paige Leonard, Lauren Mochowski and Sara Pepper UW Marcia Dale Aspire Scholars Attend National Nurses Conference

April 4, 2018 — Four University of Wyoming nursing students -- all Marcia Dale Aspire Scholars -- recently attended the American Nurses Association (ANA) Quality and Innovation Conference in Florida.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Romans, Jews and Christians at Legio, Israel: Early Evidence for Christianity in Ancient Palestine

April 4, 2018 — According to Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus told his disciples to “Go and make disciples of all nations.” And, that is the story the New Testament tells.

‘Words to Action’ Program Targets Anti-Semitism April 9 at UW

April 4, 2018 — University of Wyoming students are invited to learn about how to combat anti-Semitism and hate during an interactive education program Monday, April 9, from 6-8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union West Ballroom.

headshot of man Author Samuel Western to Lead Second Discussions at UW April 5

April 2, 2018 — Wyoming writer and instructor Samuel Western will lead the second of two interactive evening presentations Thursday, April 5, to explore how Wyoming can build a dynamic future that honors its past.

Release Time for UW Spring Faculty and Staff Town Hall April 10

April 2, 2018 — President Laurie Nichols has granted two hours of release time for University of Wyoming employees to attend the Spring Faculty and Staff Town Hall Tuesday, April 10, at 3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

two women standing in front of the Capitol Two UW Nursing Students Advocate for Profession at D.C. Summit

April 2, 2018 — Two University of Wyoming nursing students recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for issues important to the nursing profession at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) annual Student Policy Summit.

two men posing in front of poster UW Law Students Take Second in National Energy Law Negotiation Competition

April 2, 2018 — Two University of Wyoming College of Law students finished second in the fourth annual Energy Law Negotiation Competition March 24-25 at the South Texas College of Law in Houston.

headshot of woman UW Master’s Student Wins American Counseling Association Essay Contest

April 2, 2018 — A University of Wyoming College of Education graduate student recently was named co-grand prize winner of the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) graduate student essay contest.

headshot of man UW’s Nickerson Receives Writing Award from Cowboy, Western Heritage Museum

April 2, 2018 — Greg Nickerson, a Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit associate research scientist at the University of Wyoming, will be honored by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Okla., for a historical piece on Native Americans in the Sheridan Rodeo in the early 1950s.

Campus Construction Update for April 1-7

March 30, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

Guest Speakers Included in UW Collegiate Chorale Spring Concert April 12

March 30, 2018 — The 40-voice University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale will present "A Breathing Peace," including five guest speakers, Thursday, April 12.

man sitting in water research lab UW Water Research Duo Recognized at Membrane Tech Conference

March 30, 2018 — Two University of Wyoming engineering students recently claimed top awards at one of the nation's premier membrane technology conferences.

headshot of man Business Executive to Meet with UW MBA Students Friday

March 29, 2018 — Kurt James, president of East Balt Japan and Korea Corp., will speak with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, March 30, in the College of Business.

photo of spring constellations Four New Programs Dot April Planetarium Schedule at UW

March 29, 2018 — During April, visitors to the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium can explore two new programs on black holes; one on Galileo's impact on astronomy; and another that explores the cosmos through time.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 2-8

March 29, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled April 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

headshot of woman UW Employees Honored at Staff Recognition Day

March 29, 2018 — Shawn Sheen, a Department of Zoology and Physiology senior accounting associate, was named the University of Wyoming's outstanding employee of the year during the annual Staff Recognition Day Wednesday, March 28.

man in front of whiteboard UW Engineering Hosts Summer Camp for Educators

March 29, 2018 — The future of computer science in the Cowboy State will receive a huge boost this summer when teachers from across the state experience a hands-on educational camp at the University of Wyoming.

Bingo Night for UW Students April 4

March 28, 2018 — A bingo night for University of Wyoming students is planned Wednesday, April 4, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom at 8 p.m.

headshot of man Country Singer Cale Dodds to Perform Free Concert April 6 at UW

March 28, 2018 — Country singer Cale Dodds will perform a live show Friday, April 6, as part of Pistol Pete's Cowboy Roundup at the University of Wyoming.

UW College of Health Sciences Students to Present Research April 5

March 28, 2018 — Four students from disciplines throughout the University of Wyoming's College of Health Sciences will present their research projects during the college's annual Research Day Thursday, April 5.

two women posing UW Law Students Make History in National Negotiations Competition

March 28, 2018 — Two University of Wyoming College of Law students earned recognition at the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Nelson Mandela International Negotiations Competition in Brooklyn, N.Y., earlier this month.

UW 'Coffee with a Cop' This Week at Wyoming Union

March 27, 2018 — University of Wyoming students have an opportunity to connect with UW police officers -- and enjoy a free cup of coffee -- at the Wyoming Union this week.

headshot of woman UW Associate Professor Shim Helps English Language Learners Flourish

March 27, 2018 — University of Wyoming College of Education Associate Professor Jenna Shim has devoted her time, passion and focus to help ensure that the growing population of English language learners in Wyoming will receive proper education and care from their future educators.

headshot of woman UW Student from Evanston to Conduct Genetics Research

March 27, 2018 — University of Wyoming senior Alexandra "Monique" Weaver first fell in love with science as an Evanston High School (EHS) student.

UW Trustees Education Initiative Board to Meet April 10

March 27, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative (TEI) Governing Board is scheduled to meet Tuesday, April 10, at 11 a.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center's Salon D/E and via teleconference.

head portrait of a man Japanese Speaker to Discuss ‘Trump’s America on World Stage’ at UW

March 26, 2018 — A well-known Japanese professor, author and columnist will discuss “How Japan is Adapting to Trump’s America on the World Stage” Wednesday, March 28, at the University of Wyoming.

Release Time for UW Staff Recognition Day Wednesday

March 26, 2018 — More than 200 University of Wyoming employees will be honored during Staff Recognition Day Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. Free parking is available, and shuttle buses will run to the Gateway Center.

UW Board of Trustees Concludes Evaluation of President

March 26, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees issued the following statement at the conclusion of its three-day meeting Friday:

group of people posing UW Earns ‘Exercise is Medicine’ Gold-Level Honor

March 26, 2018 — The University of Wyoming has been named a “Gold-Level Campus” by the national Exercise is Medicine program and will be recognized at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting in Minneapolis May 30.

people at a whiteboard UW Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning Launches New Programs

March 26, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning (ECTL) has launched new initiatives and funding opportunities focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning.

man writing UW Professor’s Book Selected as Spur Award Finalist

March 26, 2018 — University of Wyoming Professor Jeff Lockwood’s book about the energy industry in Wyoming was recently chosen as a Spur Award Finalist by Western Writers of America (WWA).

UW Rodeo Teams Struggle at Eastern Wyoming

March 26, 2018 — For the first time this season, the University of Wyoming women’s team is no longer among the top two clubs in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) standings.

trailer projecting image UW’s TOPO-X Project Brings Art and Science to Albany County Residents

March 26, 2018 — Starting this spring, art will bring science to life for Albany County residents as they watch biodiversity-related video and audio projections in public and outdoor spaces.

woman in heavy green growth Aldo Leopold Chair to Discuss Newest Concepts in Adaptive Restoration at UW

March 23, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Restoration Outreach and Research (ROaR) student organization will host Joy Zedler, the Aldo Leopold Chair of Restoration Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Friday, March 30.

Campus Construction Update for March 25-31

March 23, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 25-31 at the University of Wyoming:

art conversations logo of speech bubbles UW Art Museum Will Host ‘Lunchtime Conversations with Curators’ April 4

March 23, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Lunchtime Conversations with Curators” Wednesday, April 4, from 12:10-12:50 p.m.

flower UW Extension Publication Classifies Thunder Basin Plant Life

March 23, 2018 — A new checklist of Thunder Basin plant life is available for anyone who wants to learn more about the wide-open landscapes where the Great Plains meet the sagebrush steppe.

people rock climbing UW to Launch Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Degree in Fall 2018

March 23, 2018 — A new degree program aimed at expanding and diversifying Wyoming’s economy, retaining enterprising graduates in the state and recruiting highly qualified students to the University of Wyoming will launch in fall 2018, following action by the UW Board of Trustees.

man with another man's hand on his head Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood Improv Show at UW April 6

March 22, 2018 — Improv show “Scared Scriptless,” starring popular comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, is coming to the University of Wyoming at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The comedy program is sponsored by UW Presents.

Mark Bronston, Stephen Ropp and Patrick Willingham Three to be Honored During UW College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony

March 22, 2018 — Two graduates and a former faculty member will be honored during the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences’ (A&S) annual awards luncheon Saturday, April 28, at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, 222 S. 22nd St.

head portrait of a man Trustees Elect Dave True as Board President, Effective in May

March 22, 2018 — Casper businessman Dave True was elected Wednesday as president of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, effective in May.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 26-April 1

March 22, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled March 26-April 1 at the University of Wyoming:

bucking horse on block UW Debate Team Participating in Own ‘March Madness’

March 22, 2018 — The University of Wyoming debate team is participating in its own “March Madness.”

UW Horse Judging Team Offers Clinic This Weekend

March 22, 2018 — Members of one of the top collegiate horse judging teams in the nation will host the 2018 Wyoming Horse Judging Academy Saturday, March 24-Sunday, March 25, at the University of Wyoming.

UW to Foster Economic Growth, Diversification with New Institute

March 22, 2018 — The University of Wyoming will step up its efforts to enhance and diversify the state’s economy, with the creation of a new Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE).

UW Tuition to Increase 4 Percent for Fall 2018, Trustees Decide

March 22, 2018 — Sticking with a multiyear tuition policy adopted in 2014, the UW Board of Trustees voted today (Thursday) to increase student tuition by 4 percent in the 2018-19 academic year.

Cowboy Roundup Late-Night Event at UW April 6

March 21, 2018 — Pistol Pete’s Cowboy Roundup, a night filled with entertainment, is coming to the University of Wyoming Friday, April 6. The roundup will be at 9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union and is free and open to the public.

Legislature, Governor Approve UW Funding Requests

March 21, 2018 — The University of Wyoming received its full state block grant request, increased funding for major maintenance and $85 million for construction of a new Science Initiative building as a result of action during the 2018 legislative budget session that ended last week.

people in hard hats and white coats standing with hanging meat behind them UW Meat Judging Team Reorganizes, Posts Competitive Results

March 21, 2018 — The University of Wyoming meat judging team made a strong showing during its first season under new Coach Sierra Jepsen. The university last had a team in 2015.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Today’s Evangelical Message on College Campuses

March 21, 2018 — There have always been religious organizations on college campuses. Some were quiet and private, while others were loud and boisterous, always ready to tell others about themselves.

UW Spring Faculty Town Hall April 10

March 21, 2018 — Members of the University of Wyoming community will receive updates on the UW budget and a number of other topics during the Spring Faculty Town Hall Tuesday, April 10, at 3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW Student Opinion Surveys Administered Online This Year

March 21, 2018 — Every two years, the University of Wyoming surveys students to determine their satisfaction with their experience at UW, from facilities and personal safety to variety of course offerings and faculty expertise.

woman on a stage in front of other people UW Theatre and Dance Season Continues with Copland Opera

March 21, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s spring season continues with “The Tender Land,” Aaron Copland’s opera about a young woman’s coming-of-age in the American heartland during the Great Depression.

man standing outside Author David Grann to Speak March 29 at UW

March 20, 2018 — Best-selling author David Grann will deliver a public lecture on his latest book, “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” Thursday, March 29, at the University of Wyoming.

Blockchain Technology Topic of e2e Wyoming Meeting in Laramie April 4

March 20, 2018 — This past legislative session, Wyoming took a bold stance as the leader in blockchain-friendly regulation, and the state is poised to become a leading hub for developing blockchain-based innovations.

UW Men First, Cowgirls Second at Gillette College Rodeo

March 20, 2018 — For the first time this season, the University of Wyoming’s rodeo teams both produced solid performances at the same competition.

woman standing Award-Winning Author Kathy Reichs to Speak at UW April 10

March 19, 2018 — Kathy Reichs, a crime fiction writer and forensic anthropologist, will speak Tuesday, April 10, at the University of Wyoming.

woman sitting at a table with bookshelves behind her Federal Appeals Judge McKeown to Lecture at UW March 26

March 19, 2018 — Judge M. Margaret McKeown of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will deliver a public lecture at the University of Wyoming during a visit to the UW campus March 26-27.

Materials Science and Engineering Symposium Wednesday at UW

March 19, 2018 — University of Wyoming research on materials science and engineering will be highlighted during the 2018 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Symposium Wednesday, March 21.

head portrait of a man National Student Affairs President Visits UW March 22

March 19, 2018 — Kevin Kruger, president of the national student affairs association, will be at the University of Wyoming Thursday, March 22, to discuss the future of student affairs.

New UW Awards to Recognize Individual Engagement, Outreach Efforts

March 19, 2018 — The University of Wyoming has established new awards for faculty, staff, students and community partners who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to UW’s land-grant mission of engagement with and service to the people of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for March 18-24

March 16, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

Kelly Rankin, Kyle Ridgeway, Dona Playton and Jessica Martz Lewis and Clark Expedition Incident Focus of Mock Trial at UW March 27

March 16, 2018 — The University of Wyoming College of Law will host the fourth annual Spence Law Firm Historic Trial Tuesday, March 27, at 6 p.m. in the College of Law Large Moot Court Room.

Listening Session Monday for UW VP for Administration Search

March 16, 2018 — Members of the University of Wyoming community are reminded that they have an opportunity to provide input on desired attributes for the next vice president for administration during a listening session Monday, March 19, at 1 p.m. in Room 506 of Coe Library.

Petroleum Industry Exec to Speak to UW MBA Students Wednesday

March 16, 2018 — A successful oil and gas industry executive and member of the University of Wyoming’s Department of Petroleum Engineering advisory board will speak with UW Master of Business Administration (MBA) students at noon Wednesday, March 21, in the College of Business.

Session on Fair and Equitable Searches Monday at UW

March 16, 2018 — Training on best practices to conduct fair and equitable position searches is offered by the University of Wyoming’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Monday, March 19, from 10-11 a.m. in Room 506 of Coe Library.

woman with GPS device in dense forest Former UW McNair, Wyoming Research Scholar Studies Puerto Rico Forest Hurricane Damage

March 15, 2018 — A scholar from Rawlins who got her start in academia at the University of Wyoming is part of a major research project that recently was featured in the New York Times.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 19-25

March 15, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled March 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a woman ‘Wild’ Author Cheryl Strayed to Speak at UW March 22

March 15, 2018 — Organizers of the Thursday, March 22 appearance of best-selling author Cheryl Strayed at the University of Wyoming say those who attend her public lecture and book signing are in for a treat.

SBDC Webinar to Help Startup Businesses Understand Equity Financing

March 14, 2018 — Many startup businesses interested in angel or venture capital funding often do not understand exactly how this type of financing works.

UW Trustees Education Initiative Joins ‘Educators Rising’ Network

March 14, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s effort to create a new pipeline of future educators has taken a step forward, as UW’s Trustees Education Initiative (TEI) has become a state affiliate of the national organization Educators Rising.

UW Trustees Set Agenda for March 21-23 Meeting

March 14, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider student tuition and fees, and a wide range of other issues, during its regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, March 21-23.

MBA Informational Meeting March 20 at UW

March 13, 2018 — An informational meeting to learn more about the University of Wyoming’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program is Tuesday, March 20.

woman standing in front of outdoor mural UW Center for Global Studies Conference Highlights International Research

March 13, 2018 — International research by University of Wyoming students and faculty highlights the UW Center for Global Studies (CGS) Conference Monday, March 26. The conference is free and open to the public.

Fossil Fish Topic of Fun Day at UW Geological Museum

March 12, 2018 — Several activities for people of all ages are planned during Fossil Fish Festival Saturday, March 24, at the University of Wyoming Geological Museum.

Listening Session March 19 for UW VP for Administration Search

March 12, 2018 — Members of the University of Wyoming community will have an opportunity to provide input on desired attributes for the next vice president for administration during a listening session Monday, March 19, at 1 p.m. in Room 506 of Coe Library.

Nominations Accepted for Keith A. Miller Award at UW

March 12, 2018 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences is accepting nominations for the Keith A. Miller Award, which recognizes individuals who are committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.

RSO Awards of Excellence Nominations End April 6 at UW

March 12, 2018 — Recognized student organization (RSO) awards of excellence nominations end Friday, April 6. These awards are an important way to recognize outstanding organizations on the University of Wyoming campus.

SBDC Webinar Series to Help Wyoming Contractors with Surety Bonding

March 12, 2018 — Wyoming contractors and small-business owners will have an opportunity to learn about surety bonds and how to use the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Surety Bond Guarantee Program.

head portrait of a man Study: ‘Fatty Liver’ in Fetus Can Result in Childhood Obesity, Other Problems

March 12, 2018 — New research published in the Journal of Physiology indicates that an obese pregnant mother and exposure to a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy produces a “fatty liver” in the fetus, potentially predisposing children to obesity, metabolic and cardiovascular disorders later in life.

man cross country skiing UW Nordic Ski Teams Place Fifth at Nationals

March 12, 2018 — Both University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams placed fifth overall at the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Collegiate National Championships after Saturday’s final relay team event at Lake Placid, N.Y.

three men against a wall, leaning on each other UW Presents Jazz Trio The Bad Plus March 22

March 12, 2018 — The Bad Plus, famous for covering rock and pop tunes in a jazz style, will present its musical skill at the University of Wyoming Thursday, March 22.

UW Receives Grant to Provide Scholarships to Nontraditional Students

March 12, 2018 — The offices of Student Educational Opportunity and Nontraditional and Gender Programs at the University of Wyoming have secured a grant to provide need-based scholarships for nontraditional students.

head portrait of a woman Wyoming Native and UW Alumna Returns to Fulfill Role as UW Archivist

March 12, 2018 — Sara Davis, a Wyoming native and University of Wyoming alumna, is the new university archivist at the American Heritage Center (AHC).

gloved hands holding frame from beehive with bees on it Bee Girl Executive Director, Scary Movies Featured at Wyoming Bee College

March 9, 2018 — University of Wyoming Extension offers the 2018 Wyoming Bee College Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18, at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne.

Campus Construction Update for March 11-17

March 9, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

young man working with equipment while a man looks on Students Encouraged to Apply for UW Engineering Summer Program

March 9, 2018 — High school juniors interested in making the next great discovery or improving the quality of life for the world’s population are encouraged to participate in the Engineering Summer Program (ESP), hosted by the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS).

poster for event with bird on it UW Art Exhibition Inspired by Natural History Collections Opens March 27

March 9, 2018 — “Art in the Museum: Inspired by Life,” an art exhibition inspired by work in natural history collections, is scheduled March 27-April 27 in the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. A reception is set Thursday, March 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Berry Center.

woman cross country skiing UW Nordic Ski Team Members Wrap Up Individual Careers at Nationals

March 9, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams will not win the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Collegiate National Championships this week in Lake Placid, N.Y. However, individual team members will end their college careers as some of the program’s best skiers.

Wyoming Ranks No. 5 on ‘Best States for Higher Education’ List

March 9, 2018 — The low cost of higher education in Wyoming, combined with low student debt and a relatively high community college graduation rate, have placed the state No. 5 on U.S. News & World Report’s new “Best States for Higher Education” list.

Laramie High School Students Top State Science Fair Winners at UW

March 8, 2018 — A pair of Laramie High School students were the top winners in the annual Wyoming State Science Fair on the University of Wyoming campus held earlier in the week.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 12-18

March 8, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled March 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

display tables arranged in a large room UW Art Museum Hosts Gallery Walk-Through with Student Award Winners

March 8, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a free gallery walk-through featuring student award winners from the 43rd annual Juried UW Student Exhibition Monday, March 19, from 5:30-7 p.m.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet March 23

March 8, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, March 23, at the BP Collaboration Center in the Energy Innovation Center on the University of Wyoming campus.

two young women doing activities at a table in a crowded room World Languages Competition at UW Produces Top Honors for Wyoming Students

March 8, 2018 — More than 260 junior high and high school students from throughout the state participated in the sixth annual World Languages Day March 2-3 at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming 4-H Foundation Awards $62,000 in Scholarships

March 8, 2018 — The 4-H Foundation/State 4-H Office Scholarship Committee awarded more than $62,000 in scholarships to 4-H’ers attending the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college this coming school year.

Cloud Peak Energy Days at UW College of Business

March 7, 2018 — Cloud Peak Energy personnel are visiting the University of Wyoming this week to meet with College of Business students and UW representatives.

head portrait of a woman University of Pennsylvania Professor Emerita to Speak at UW Nursing Scholarship Day

March 7, 2018 — Kathleen McCauley, professor emerita of cardiovascular nursing at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing, will be the Whitney Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Wyoming Nursing Scholarship Day Wednesday, April 25, at 8:30 a.m.

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings and Dr. J. Carson Smith UW College of Health Sciences 2018 Research Day April 5

March 7, 2018 — Members of the public and the University of Wyoming community have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research, and learn about other UW College of Health Sciences faculty and student research, during the college’s 2018 Research Day Thursday, April 5.

UW Native American Students Help People Displaced by Fire

March 7, 2018 — Keepers of the Fire, the University of Wyoming’s Native American student group, is doing its part to help residents of Wade’s Mobile Manor who were displaced by Monday’s fire that claimed several structures.

man cross-country skiing UW Nordic Ski Teams Improve at National Championships

March 7, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams produced strong results during the second leg of the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Collegiate National Championships Wednesday at Lake Placid, N.Y.

UW Women Take Opening Spring Rodeo at LCCC

March 7, 2018 — With a balanced attack, the University of Wyoming Cowgirls put together a strong performance to win the opening Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) rodeo last weekend.

UW Nordic Ski Team Members Place in Top 10 at Nationals

March 6, 2018 — Two members of the University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams earned All-America honors Tuesday at the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Collegiate National Championships at Lake Placid, N.Y., home of the 1980 Winter Olympics.

head portrait of a man UW Students Claim High Honors at Regional Theater Festivals

March 6, 2018 — University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance students attended two regional theater festivals in late February, and four members received top honors in the competitions.

UW Faculty Senate Speaker Series Award Nominations Accepted

March 5, 2018 — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018-19 University of Wyoming Faculty Senate Speaker Series. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, April 13.

man using hand-held instrument on a tree UW Research: Tropical Forest Response to Drought Depends on Age

March 5, 2018 — Tropical trees respond to drought differently depending on their ages, according to new research led by a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Wyoming.

view of smoke over clouds UW Researchers Lead Study that Discovers South African Wildfires Create Climate Cooling

March 5, 2018 — University of Wyoming researchers led a study that discovered that biomass smoke originating from South Africa that drifts over the southeast Atlantic Ocean significantly enhances the brightness of low-level clouds there -- creating a reflective process that actually helps cool the Earth and counteract the greenhouse effect.

man riding reindeer across rushing stream in snow UW’s Surovell to Lecture March 19 on Mongolia Reindeer Herder Research

March 5, 2018 — University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology Professor Todd Surovell will discuss his research of nomadic reindeer herders in Mongolia during a special lecture Monday, March 19, at 3 p.m. in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

Campus Construction Update for March 4-10

March 2, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

three men and four women posing in a row outside UW Horse Judging Team Finishes Season Among Nation’s Best

March 2, 2018 — One strong finish after another, the University of Wyoming horse judging team completed its season last fall in the top five at the All American Quarter Horse Congress and the National Reining Horse Association Futurity. The team also was top 10 at the All American Quarter Horse World Show.

man cross-country skiing UW Nordic Ski Teams Prepare for Nationals

March 2, 2018 — The University of Wyoming prides itself as being a national power in men’s and women’s Nordic skiing. But, things may be a bit tougher for the Cowboys and Cowgirls this season.

Bands to Perform March 8 at UW

March 1, 2018 — The four-piece, Denver-based dark pop band The Raven and the Writing Desk, along with opening acts MantisGrove and C.J. Boyd, will perform Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in The Gardens, located in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

man leaning on a podium LegacyWorks Group Founder Palmer to Speak March 6 at UW

March 1, 2018 — Carl Palmer, the founder of LegacyWorks Group, will pose the question “Why settle for less?” at a public presentation at the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium on the University of Wyoming campus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.

Ten Teams to Compete in Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition at UW

March 1, 2018 — Ten student-led teams are vying for seed prize money to get their business plans off the ground in the John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by the University of Wyoming’s College of Business.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 5-11

March 1, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled March 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Part of Campaign that Targets Prescription Drug Misuse Among Wyoming’s Young

March 1, 2018 — In Wyoming, a leading form of drug abuse in 12-25-year-olds is prescription painkillers, such as hydrocodone or oxycodone.

people viewing a simulator screen Wyoming Oil and Gas is Focus of New Summer High School Course at UW

March 1, 2018 — Wyoming’s stature among energy-producing states in the U.S. is a lofty one, and a new course within the University of Wyoming’s Summer High School Institute (HSI) will help students understand why that is important.

Terri Smith and Leslie Shakespeare Native American Leadership Speaker Series Begins Friday at UW

February 28, 2018 — A member of the Eastern Shoshone Business Council and the Wind River Indian Reservation Tribal Court chief judge are the first two presenters in a speaker series at the new Native American Education, Research and Cultural Center at the University of Wyoming.

STEM Professionals to Meet UW Students in ‘Speed Mentoring’ Event

February 28, 2018 — More than 20 University of Wyoming undergraduates will receive firsthand guidance from 11 professionals in a variety of science disciplines Thursday, March 1.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Conspiracy Theories and the Enlightenment

February 28, 2018 — In pop-culture stereotypes, we often view paranoid people as mentally unstable, particularly those who think “everyone” is out to get them. The more they talk about conspiracies and secret plots to kill them, overthrow the government and so on, the more we think they should be committed to a mental institution as suffering from paranoia.

woman and man talking to a group of people UW’s Wyoming Research and McNair Scholars Act as Science Initiative Ambassadors

February 27, 2018 — University of Wyoming student-scholars are taking it upon themselves to act as university ambassadors and recruiters, and spread the gospel of UW’s Science Initiative.


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