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November 2018 Releases


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group of people UW Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics Receives Accreditation

November 30, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND) recently received full reaccreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) board.

UW Dodgeball Tournament Dec. 1 to Benefit Toys for Tots

November 30, 2018 — Do you like dodgeball and helping those in need?

UW Extension Offers Four-Session, Teen-Focused Diabetes Programs in Lander, Riverton

November 30, 2018 — Information to help teens with diabetes or prediabetes and their families is being offered during four-week programs this January in Lander and Riverton.

constellations mapped in the sky December UW Planetarium Schedule Explores Far Reaches of the Universe

November 29, 2018 — Programs in December at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium focus on the far corners of the universe and how astronomers discover what’s out there.

End-of-Semester Activities Scheduled at UW Dec. 7

November 29, 2018 — A hypnotist, crafts and various activities are scheduled during the University of Wyoming’s end-of-semester Winter Fest Friday, Dec. 7, at 9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to UW students.

Grant to Help Children Affected by Opioid Epidemic Awarded to UW Program

November 29, 2018 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming recently received an Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) grant to address the opioid crisis.

dancers on a stage University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 3-9

November 29, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a woman UW President Laurie Nichols to Meet with UW MBA Students Friday

November 29, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will speak with UW Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Nov. 30, in the College of Business.

UW Receives National Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

November 29, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is among 19 colleges and universities in the country that have been awarded the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant.

man holding cylindrical rock section UW Geology Professor Researches Oceanic Crust as Part of International Project

November 28, 2018 — Space is vast and mysterious, and the majority of it is unexplored. So are the oceans on Earth: While they cover most of the surface, what goes on underneath them is mostly unknown.

UW Nordic Ski Team’s Annual Maggi and Nick Murdock Clinic Dec. 1

November 28, 2018 — A clinic for all levels of experience will be offered during the second annual Maggi and Nick Murdock Nordic Ski Clinic hosted by the University of Wyoming Nordic ski team Saturday, Dec. 1.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Why Did Joseph Live in Galilee?

November 28, 2018 — When Caesar Augustus decided to conduct a census of the Roman Empire, he did not send interviewers door to door to count each village’s residents, as is the practice in the USA’s census-taking. Instead, he required each man to return “to his own city.”

people in a large auditorium UW Winter Commencement Scheduled Dec. 15

November 28, 2018 — The University of Wyoming will accord degrees to 512 students during a combined winter commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Arena-Auditorium.

bull elk with antlers Researchers Successfully Train Computers to Identify Animals in Photos

November 27, 2018 — A computer model developed at the University of Wyoming by UW researchers and others has demonstrated remarkable accuracy and efficiency in identifying images of wild animals from camera-trap photographs in North America.

UW’s ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ Task Force to Host Town-Hall Meeting Dec. 7

November 27, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s “Great Colleges to Work For” Task Force will host a town-hall meeting to present findings from the 2018 survey Friday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Willena Stanford Diversity Award Nominations Being Accepted at UW

November 27, 2018 — Nominations for the Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 21. The award honors Stanford, a former University of Wyoming African American and Diaspora Studies instructor.

holiday market logo UW Holiday Market Set Nov. 30

November 26, 2018 — Nearly 50 vendors will sell a wide assortment of products at the University of Wyoming Holiday Market Friday, Nov. 30.

UW Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 26, 2018 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2019 need to make a new request by Saturday, Dec. 1.

man and woman standing beside a words on a wall Duo Researches the Intersection of Criminal Law and Museums

November 21, 2018 — University of Wyoming College of Law Professor Darrell Jackson and Nicole Crawford, chief curator and assistant director of the UW Art Museum, have teamed up on a research project that intersects criminal law and museums.

International Bake Sale Nov. 28-29 at UW

November 21, 2018 — Students in the University of Wyoming’s first-year seminar on “Food Culture and Language” will host an international bake sale in the Wyoming Union Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28-29.

Student Art Exhibition on Display at UW Nov. 29

November 21, 2018 — An art exhibition featuring work created by University of Wyoming students will be on display Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Skylight Lounge.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 26-Dec. 2

November 21, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 26-Dec. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

two people looking at a computer UW Research Scientist Coordinates Satellite Images to Help Control California Fires

November 21, 2018 — For nearly two weeks, unprecedented fires have raged in California, resulting in 80 lives lost and thousands missing or displaced, thousands more homes destroyed and the air quality polluted to dangerous levels. Even a historic movie ranch in Agoura Hills used to shoot HBO’s “Westworld” has perished.

Wyoming Educational Attainment Council Sets Public Input Sessions Nov. 29

November 21, 2018 — Wyoming residents have the opportunity to discuss ways to overcome barriers to completing postsecondary degrees and certificates during meetings at the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges Thursday, Nov. 29.

Final Fall Semester Safe Zone Training at UW Nov. 29

November 20, 2018 — A training for members of the University of Wyoming community and the public to learn more about the LGBTQIA community is planned Thursday, Nov. 29, from 4-7 p.m. at UW.

Final Trivia Night for UW Fall Semester Nov. 28

November 20, 2018 — Prizes will be offered to the top teams during the final Trivia Night competition of the fall semester at the University of Wyoming.

woman using lab equipment UW Launches Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub

November 20, 2018 — As part of the University of Wyoming’s new Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE), a Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub will help entrepreneurs and researchers develop next-generation health and wellness solutions.

UW Students Benefit from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant

November 20, 2018 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $55,000 to the University of Wyoming during the past fiscal year for education and research programs -- and for scholarships for entering freshmen from Wyoming communities.

dancers on a stage UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 6-9

November 20, 2018 — In celebration of the holiday season, the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present its rendition of “The Nutcracker.”

Award-Winning Program Brings Teens Together for 4-H Camp Training

November 19, 2018 — The idea was simple: Instead of each 4-H camping program preparing teen counselors, get everyone together for a statewide training.

head portrait of a woman Crook County 4-H Educator Receives UW Extension Honor

November 19, 2018 — Increasing the depth and scope of Crook County 4-H and building the program through nontraditional ways have helped Sara Fleenor earn the University of Wyoming Extension’s Newer Employee Recognition Award.

logo Donors to Double Their Money During Fourth Annual UW Giving Day

November 19, 2018 — Not everyone can double his or her money in a single day, but that’s exactly what’s happening at the University of Wyoming Nov. 27 -- UW Giving Day.

people using computers K-12 Teachers Get Jumpstart on Integrating Computer Science into Curriculum at UW Camp

November 19, 2018 — Forty Wyoming teachers -- spanning all grade levels and content areas -- worked with experts at the University of Wyoming last summer to gain new ideas and abilities to incorporate concepts of computer science, computational thinking and cybersecurity into their classrooms.

New Sorority to Open at UW in Fall 2019

November 19, 2018 — Beginning the fall 2019, the University of Wyoming will become home to a new sorority.

UW Announces Thanksgiving Closures

November 19, 2018 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, for Thanksgiving. UW classes will be dismissed Nov. 21-23.

man gesturing while talking UW Extension’s Livestock Marketing Specialist Receives Organization’s Highest Honor

November 19, 2018 — Developing programs for ranchers focusing on increased production and efficiency, and collaboration with peers are among reasons a Uinta County University of Wyoming Extension educator has received the organization’s highest honor.

green book cover with flying monkey on it UW Professors Examine Long Marketing Life of the ‘Oz’ Myth

November 19, 2018 — Little did anyone know that when L. Frank Baum wrote the classic book “The Wonderful World of Oz” -- which, in turn, produced the worldwide phenomenal film “The Wizard of Oz” -- the Oz name would still be wildly popular nearly 120 years later.

head portrait of a man UW Researcher Contributes to Paper that Evaluates the Effect of Global Climate on Plant Community Traits

November 19, 2018 — How climate drives the functional characteristics of vegetation across the globe has been a key question in ecological research for more than a century. A University of Wyoming researcher contributed to a new study that helped clarify an answer, one that found climate globally may play less of a role than local factors.

woman modeling international clothing Reports: International Students Contribute to Wyoming Economy

November 16, 2018 — International students enrolled at the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges contributed an estimated $25.8 million to Wyoming’s economy during the past year, according to new national reports.

decorated and lit Christmas trees in a large room UW Art Museum Hosts Annual Holiday Events Nov. 29-Dec. 1

November 16, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will launch the holiday season with the 26th annual Happy Holidays Laramie Festival of Trees Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

people sitting in an audience UW Breaks Ground for Science Initiative Facility

November 16, 2018 — University of Wyoming and state elected officials broke ground today (Friday) for a new facility that will enable world-class research and education in pillars of Wyoming’s present and future economy.

Man standing in hallway Comic Book Legend Stan Lee’s Legacy Lives on at UW American Heritage Center

November 15, 2018 — It is hard to imagine, but comic book legend Stan Lee -- known worldwide for creating timeless characters such as Spider Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the Fantastic Four -- has strong ties to the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 19-25

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

UW Invests Further in Wind River Reservation Research, Economic Development

November 15, 2018 — The great-great grandson of the great Eastern Shoshone Chief Washakie has been selected to facilitate research partnerships between the University of Wyoming and the tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

UW Launches Construction Management Degree Program

November 15, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science will offer a new degree program to meet the demands of industry in the state and region, following action by the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

UW President Nichols, Tim Nichols to Host Community Holiday Open House Dec. 4

November 15, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and her husband, Tim, will host the third annual Holiday Open House Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 4-6 p.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center for all UW employees and students, their families and members of the Laramie community.

artwork displayed on cabinets and walls UW Art Museum Accepts Works for Juried Student Exhibition

November 14, 2018 — The official call for entries is available online for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 44th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: How Evil is Today’s World? A Consideration of the World War I Battle of Verdun

November 14, 2018 — Many evangelical Christians believe the world is about to end as Jesus returns to establish his heavenly kingdom on Earth. The reason for this, they think, is that the people of the world have become so evil and are doing so many horrible things that more wickedness is not possible.

Founder of McGinley Orthopedic Innovations to Meet with UW MBA Students

November 13, 2018 — Joseph McGinley, founder and CEO of Casper-based McGinley Orthopedic Innovations LLC (MOI), will speak with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Nov. 16, in the UW College of Business.

Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Winners Announced

November 13, 2018 — Three businesses were named winners at Sheridan’s Start-Up Challenge Nov. 8.

UW Department of Music’s Annual Chorale by Candlelight Nov. 28-29

November 13, 2018 — The crowd-pleasing Chorale by Candlelight concert will be performed by the University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale Wednesday, Nov. 28, and Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Laramie’s St. Matthew’s Cathedral.

Adaptive Sports Grant Awarded to Wyoming Military Veterans

November 12, 2018 — Albany County, in partnership with Mission Redefined Wyoming (MRWY), was awarded a $157,846 adaptive sports grant to assist disabled veterans throughout Wyoming.

UW Part of National Effort to Increase College Access, Attainment

November 12, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is participating in a new national effort in which 130 public universities and systems will work together to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025.

book cover UW Professor’s Latest Book Named Finalist for Southern Book Prize

November 12, 2018 — University of Wyoming Professor Alyson Hagy’s latest novel, “Scribe,” was recently selected as a finalist for the Southern Book Prize.

whsa logo Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 10, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is playing host to the Wyoming State High School Football Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Nov. 14-16

November 9, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider creation of a major in construction management and selection of a consultant to conduct a Wyoming Union visioning study during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 14-16.

head portrait of a man Business Executive to Meet with UW MBA Students Friday

November 8, 2018 — Kurt James, president of East Balt Japan and Korea Corp., will speak with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Nov. 9, in the College of Business

Geography Awareness Week Events Scheduled at UW

November 8, 2018 — “Water in the West” is the theme for Geography Awareness Week Nov. 12-16 at the University of Wyoming. Presentations are free and open to the public.

International Education Week Events at UW Nov. 10-17

November 8, 2018 — Events ranging from presentations on scholarship opportunities to photo contests and films are among activities planned for the University of Wyoming’s International Education Week Nov. 10-17. Events are free and open to the public.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 12-18

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

head portrait of a man UW Hires Experienced Entrepreneur to Lead Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

November 8, 2018 — A successful businessman who has personally founded multiple companies and helped establish many more has been hired to serve as chief operating officer of the University of Wyoming’s new Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE).

artist's rendering of a large sandstone building UW Science Initiative Facility Groundbreaking Nov. 16

November 8, 2018 — University of Wyoming and state elected officials will break ground Friday, Nov. 16, for a new facility that will enable world-class research and education in pillars of Wyoming’s present and future economy.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 12-18

November 8, 2018 — A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Sarah Collins, Kimberly Lau, Eunsook Park and Lauren Shoemaker Four Faculty Hired at UW as Part of $20 Million NSF Grant

November 7, 2018 — Four new faculty members have been hired as part of a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant the University of Wyoming received to study microbes.

head portrait of a man Rodger McDaniel to Discuss Sen. Gale McGee Book at UW Nov. 13

November 7, 2018 — Former Wyoming state Sen. Rodger McDaniel will discuss his latest book, “The Man in the Arena: The Life and Times of U.S. Senator Gale McGee,” at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m. in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium.

Organizations Launch Pre-Employment Transition Services for Students Partnership

November 6, 2018 — The Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming recently launched ACCESS Employment.

UW Faculty Recital Series Features Trio Nov. 13

November 6, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series will feature flutist Sara Lima da Silveira Costa, violist Glêsse Collet and pianist Theresa Bogard Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

Openings on City Boards and Commissions

November 5, 2018 — Officials with Laramie city government wish to inform University of Wyoming employees of the opportunity to serve on various city boards and commissions.

UW Employee Benefit and Wellness Fair Nov. 8

November 5, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Human Resources will offer an Employee Benefit and Wellness Fair Thursday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Raffle prizes and giveaway items will be available while they last.

UW Employees Granted Release Time to Vote in General Election

November 5, 2018 — University of Wyoming employees have a maximum of one hour of release time to vote in Tuesday’s Wyoming general election, in accordance with state law and UW policy.

UW Information Technology Seeks Award Nominations

November 5, 2018 — University of Wyoming Information Technology is seeking nominations for its semiannual program to recognize individual excellence in the division.

UW Faculty Recital Series Continues with ‘Balcony of the Sea’ Nov. 9

November 2, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series continues with a collaboration featuring Jesse Lee, Blake McGee, Tiger Robison and John Wilhelm Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

UW Wind Symphony to Perform ‘Fire and Light’ Nov. 8

November 2, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will perform a variety of musical pieces under the theme of fire and light Thursday, Nov. 8.

head portrait of a man UW’s Clennan Receives NSF Grant to Create New Type of Molecule

November 2, 2018 — A University of Wyoming chemistry professor received a $490,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to create a new type of molecule that will be able to emit a type of light that has many applications in the biomedical field.

stars in the night sky November UW Planetarium Schedule Includes Programs on Pluto, Aboriginal Beliefs of Sky

November 1, 2018 — Pluto, movies and Aboriginal beliefs about the heavens are subjects of some of the programs at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during November.

people clustered around someone kneeling on the floor University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 5-11

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

Laurel Rigby, Juan Gavette and Tyler Shaw UW Livestock Judging Team Achieves Major Success at American Royal

November 1, 2018 — A University of Wyoming livestock judging team member won the individual competition among 136 contestants, and the team placed fourth among 29 universities at the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 26.

UW Proposes Changes in Geography Education, Research, Service

November 1, 2018 — Aiming to meet changing workforce needs while deploying its resources effectively and efficiently, the University of Wyoming has proposed a reorganization of its geography instruction, research and service.

UW Survey Finds Knowledge Gap on Drugged Driving

November 1, 2018 — Nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of adults in Wyoming believe that driving under the influence of marijuana is less dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a new survey by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) at the University of Wyoming.

UW’s Service Saturday Scheduled Nov. 10

November 1, 2018 — November Service Saturday, sponsored by the University of Wyoming’s Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) organization, is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m.

‘Social Justice 101’ Workshop Nov. 27 at UW

November 1, 2018 — A workshop, titled “Social Justice 101,” is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the University of Wyoming.

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