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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.

Managing Director of Fitch Ratings to Meet with UW MBA Students Nov. 2

October 31, 2018 — Mike Simonton, managing director-head of U.S. Corporates-Fitch Ratings, will speak to University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Nov. 2, in the College of Business.

Transition Plan Lays Out UW Commitment to Biodiversity Science

October 31, 2018 — The University of Wyoming would establish a new “center of excellence” in biodiversity science based at UW’s Bob and Carol Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, under a plan presented to the UW community today.

Two Trivia Nights Scheduled in November for UW Students

October 31, 2018 — Two trivia nights for University of Wyoming students, sponsored by 7220 Entertainment, remain during the fall semester.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Nov. 16

October 31, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet in a joint session with the UW Board of Trustees at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

UW Master’s Degree in English Program Ranked Nationally

October 31, 2018 — A master’s degree in English from the University of Wyoming is one of the best in the nation, according to recent rankings from the SR Education Group (SREG).

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: America among Muslims and Christians: After 1776

October 31, 2018 — When America was a colony, it was heavily involved in shipping and foreign trade. Britain garnered the lion’s share of American goods but, today, every school child learns about the slave-sugar-rum triangle with the Caribbean and African nations. It is less well-known that a significant number of American merchants plied the waters of the Mediterranean, trading with many nations and cities on that sea.

Election Watch Party at UW Nov. 6

October 30, 2018 — Pokes Vote, a University of Wyoming voter education program, will offer an election watch party Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

people sitting at a long table STEM Professionals Meet UW Students in ‘Speed Mentoring’ Event

October 30, 2018 — University of Wyoming undergraduates received firsthand guidance from 25 professionals in a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines during the UW STEM “speed mentoring” event Thursday, Oct. 25, on the UW campus.

Thanksgiving Dinner at UW Nov. 14

October 30, 2018 — The annual University of Wyoming Thanksgiving dinner will be served by 7220 Entertainment’s Club Events Committee Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

woman and man sitting at a table UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Rhinoceros’ Nov. 6-11

October 30, 2018 — “Rhinoceros,” the landmark 20th century play that explores the consequences of extreme social conformity and self-delusion, is the next production from the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance.

Veterans Day Roll Call Event at UW to Honor Fallen Nov. 9

October 30, 2018 — Volunteers are needed to read the names of military members who died serving their country during a Veterans Day event Friday, Nov. 9, at the University of Wyoming.

Alfalfa Weevil, Black Grass Bug Management Strategies Focus of Powell, Sheridan Workshops

October 29, 2018 — Alfalfa weevil and black grass bug integrated pest management (IPM) strategies and research are topics of free workshops in Powell and Sheridan in November.

woman juggling and doing a backbend on a moving platform shaped like a wooden horse Cirque Mechanics Performance Scheduled at UW Nov. 2

October 29, 2018 — Cirque Mechanics’ “42 Feet: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels,” a performance that combines circus and mechanics, will be staged Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium as part of the UW Presents featured performances.

Planning Begins for UW-Casper ‘Celebration of Excellence’

October 29, 2018 — The University of Wyoming at Casper (UW-Casper) has established a “Celebration of Excellence” committee to plan the details of the upcoming reception to acknowledge students who are completing their studies.

Three Required Training Courses for UW Employees in November

October 29, 2018 — University of Wyoming employees are required to complete three separate training courses during November.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Frost to Give Inaugural Chappell Public Lecture at Australian National University

October 29, 2018 — Carol Frost, a University of Wyoming professor of geology and geophysics, will present the inaugural Chappell Public Lecture at the Australian National University’s (ANU) Research School of Earth Sciences Thursday, Nov. 22.

head portrait of a woman Artistic Experience Inspired by Human Anatomical Exploration Topic of UW Professor’s Talk

October 26, 2018 — Nicole Lamartine can’t quite explain how life-changing an experience it was to spend six days with other artists dissecting a human cadaver named “Grandpa Buddha.”

poster with graphics on it Diwali Night Activities Nov. 3 at UW

October 26, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Indian student organization will host its annual Diwali Night cultural festival Saturday, Nov. 3.

man working on a mural UW Art Museum Presents Exhibition, Public Programs by Tibetan-Born Artist Tashi Norbu

October 26, 2018 — Tibetan-born artist and traditionally trained Tibetan thangka painter Tashi Norbu will be in residence at the University of Wyoming Art Museum Nov. 5-8.

two deer standing in the snow UW Research: Animal Migration Requires Both Movement Corridors and Food

October 26, 2018 — An analysis of mule deer migration routes in two areas of Wyoming documents the idea that the animals choose readily traversable pathways where they also can find food.

UW Student Health Service Receives Another Supply of Flu Shots for Students

October 26, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Student Health Service has received another supply of seasonal flu shots for students.

New Poll Shows Conservation High Priority for Wyoming Voters

October 25, 2018 — Results from a new statewide poll of 600 likely voters in Wyoming on topics related to conservation and natural resources are now available from the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 29-Nov. 4

October 25, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 29-Nov. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

a man UW McNair Alumnus Recognized by TRIO Association

October 25, 2018 — Daniel Mullendore, an alumnus of the University of Wyoming McNair Scholars Program, recently received the TRIO Achiever Award at the Association of Special Programs in Region Eight (ASPIRE) conference.

a woman UW Ph.D. Student Wins International Paper Contest

October 25, 2018 — University of Wyoming petroleum engineering doctoral student Vahideh Mirchi won first place in the 2018 International Student Paper Contest hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

two men and two women standing together UW’s Fisher Innovation Launchpad Names Winners

October 25, 2018 — Five innovative businesses created by University of Wyoming graduate students were named winners of the Fisher Innovation Launchpad this week. The five businesses will each receive seed funding from a $125,000 fund; office space in the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) for one year; and business counseling.

Wyoming Biz Tip for Oct. 29-Nov. 4

October 25, 2018 — A weekly look at business solutions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

‘Ghosts vs. Zombies’ Events Scheduled Oct. 31 at UW

October 25, 2018 — Ghost hunts and a screening of the film “Shaun of the Dead” are among events scheduled at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. in Knight Hall and the Wyoming Union.

MANCAMP and Wyoming Women of Song Present Finale Concert Oct. 27 at UW

October 24, 2018 — MANCAMP and Wyoming Women of Song vocal festival participants will perform a free finale concert at the University of Wyoming Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

head portrait of a man Origins of English Empire Topic of Cone Lecture Oct. 30 at UW

October 24, 2018 — The Lyndon B. Johnson Chair of U.S. History in the Department of History and Geography at Texas Christian University is the Cone Lecture in History speaker at the University of Wyoming.

UW Survey Finds Increasing Support for Personal Marijuana Use

October 24, 2018 — Wyoming residents have steadily changing opinions regarding the use and possession of marijuana, according to a new survey by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) at the University of Wyoming.

Safe Treat Hosted by UW Oct. 31

October 23, 2018 — Safe Treat is back at new locations next week.

three men and a woman at a table UW Associate Dean’s Book Relates Fondness for Education and Dogs

October 23, 2018 — Since he became an educator, Steve Barrett has strived to provide the best learning tools to as many young people as possible. The fact that one of the most useful items was named after his favorite dog breed was just a bonus.

UW Faculty Recital Series Features Duo Oct. 28

October 23, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series will feature oboist Jennifer Stucki with pianist Xin Chang Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

women and girls in track suits carrying pompoms UW Homecoming Parade Winners Announced

October 23, 2018 — Western Thunder Marching Band and the UW Spirit Squad were named the overall winner in the University of Wyoming Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 20.

two men working with computers and equipment UW Mechanical Engineering Trio Conducts Research Through Fellowship

October 23, 2018 — Three individuals from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming made the most of an opportunity from the U.S. Air Force to further research into combustion measurement.

Campus Climate Survey Meetings This Week at UW

October 22, 2018 — Members of the University of Wyoming community have an opportunity to provide input on development of a campus climate survey during three town-hall meetings this week.

elk on a snowy ridge First-Ever Atlas of Big-Game Migrations Highlights UW Research

October 22, 2018 — The first-ever atlas of ungulate migration was released this week, detailing the ecology and conservation of migratory big-game species including mule deer, elk and pronghorn in Wyoming, the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and adjacent Western states.

Meeting to Share Updated Version of UW’s Biodiversity Institute Transition Plan Oct. 31

October 22, 2018 — A town-hall meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium to share the revised plan for the Biodiversity Institute (BI) and accept final comment.

head portrait of a woman Neff Selected as UW Employee of Third Quarter

October 22, 2018 — Efficient, caring, knowledgeable and competent are some of the qualities attributed to Ashley Neff, the University of Wyoming Staff Employee of the Third Quarter.

head portrait of a man UW Conference to Focus on Energy Law and Policy Issues Oct. 26

October 22, 2018 — National, regional and local experts will discuss current energy topics and securing a sustainable natural resource future at the 2018 Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies at the University of Wyoming Friday, Oct. 26.

three women holding string instruments UW Symphony Orchestra to Perform ‘Earth and Sky’ Oct. 25

October 22, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) will perform a world-premiere piece by distinguished composer Gwyneth Walker Thursday, Oct. 25.

WIHR Director Finalists to Give Presentations at UW

October 22, 2018 — Finalists for the position of director of the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (WIHR) at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they are scheduled to give public presentations at UW Monday, Oct. 29.

UW, Community Colleges, Department of Ed Agree to Share Information

October 19, 2018 — A new partnership involving Wyoming community colleges, the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Education has set the stage for an increased level of information sharing aimed at improving the performance of the state’s education system.

UW Alumni Association Announces New Scholarship Application, Deadline Dates

October 19, 2018 — To better serve students, the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) has changed its scholarship application and deadline dates.

two men standing beside a sign UW’s GlycoBac and MilliporeSigma Announce New Partnership

October 19, 2018 — GlycoBac LLC, a University of Wyoming spin-out biotechnology company, and MilliporeSigma recently partnered to offer a rhabdovirus-free insect platform for viral vaccines and gene therapy development.

woman working in a lab Wyoming Research Scholars Program Offers UW Undergraduates a Host of Opportunities

October 19, 2018 — Olivia Glassock’s entire family attended the University of Wyoming, but she has enjoyed opportunities that didn’t exist for her parents, including taking part in funded research starting her first semester.

Laramie Civic Chorus and Community Band to Perform at UW Oct. 29

October 18, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Community Band and Civic Chorus present “Earth Song” Monday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

group of people standing Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Fellowship 10th Anniversary Celebrated at UW

October 18, 2018 — Two University of Wyoming visual arts majors -- Jamie Lindsey, from Laramie, and Cheyenne’s Tamara Rodgers -- received the 2018 Larsh Bristol Fellowship for work in photojournalism at the 10th anniversary banquet Oct. 12.

man playing saxophone Saxophonist Claude Delangle to Offer Concert, Master Class at UW

October 18, 2018 — Renowned saxophonist Claude Delangle will perform Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 22-28

October 18, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Signs Articulation Agreement with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

October 18, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources recently signed an articulation agreement with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), which is located in Calgary.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 22-28

October 18, 2018 — A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

‘New Nightmare on Ivinson’ Events for UW Students Oct. 27

October 18, 2018 — The popular “Nightmare on Ivinson” will offer new and exciting events for students at the University of Wyoming Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m.

woman and man standing side by side Cheyenne UW Student Interns for United States Budget Committee

October 17, 2018 — University of Wyoming management student Morgan Cloud, from Cheyenne, spent the summer as an intern for the United States Budget Committee in Washington, D.C.

woman in front of bookshelves McCracken-Flesher Awarded UW Seibold Professorship

October 17, 2018 — Caroline McCracken-Flesher believes professors research and teach at the interface between what is known and what can become known; between what they do and what can be accomplished.

Matthew Craig, Kara Pratt and Marcus Watson Popular UW Saturday University Program Returns to Gillette Oct. 25

October 17, 2018 — Campbell County residents have the opportunity to be college students once again when three professors from the University of Wyoming and Gillette College present lectures during UW’s popular Saturday University program Thursday, Oct. 25.

UW College of Business Alumni Reunion Oct. 19

October 17, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program will host its alumni reunion Friday, Oct. 19, from 4-5:45 p.m. in the College of Business atrium.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Who is My Neighbor?

October 17, 2018 — All of us have a moral code, whether we think about it explicitly or rely on our intuition to distinguish between right and wrong.

Mark Gordon, Mary Throne, Rex Rammell and Lawrence Struempf Wyoming Gubernatorial Candidates to Debate at UW Oct. 25

October 17, 2018 — All four candidates seeking the office of Wyoming governor will debate Thursday, Oct. 25, at the University of Wyoming. The event is free and open to the public.

Lariat Company Owner to Meet with UW MBA Students Oct. 19

October 16, 2018 — Ed Flaherty, owner of the Lariat Company in Eden Prairie, Minn., will speak to University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Oct. 19, in the College of Business.

Safe Treat at UW Oct. 31

October 16, 2018 — The popular communitywide Safe Treat returns to the University of Wyoming for another year of games and treats Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the lower level of Washakie Dining Center and on UW’s Fraternity and Sorority Row.

UW Class Offers ‘Border War Touchdown Transport’ to Students

October 16, 2018 — A first-year seminar class at the University of Wyoming is offering students an opportunity to attend the UW-Colorado State football game Friday, Oct. 26, in Fort Collins, Colo.

UW Graduates First Group of Students in Health Administration Master’s Program

October 16, 2018 — A new University of Wyoming master’s degree program in health care administration has helped advance the expertise and career prospects for a dozen Wyoming professionals and 20 people from outside Wyoming.

UW Looks to Better Leverage Research Relationship with NCAR

October 16, 2018 — The University of Wyoming has had a number of collaborations with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) over the past several years, including research at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne; enhancing high-performance computing on UW’s campus; and having UW students obtain summer internships with NCAR.

logo of the Fisher Innovation Launchpad UW’s Fisher Innovation Launchpad Announces 10 Finalists

October 16, 2018 — Ten innovative businesses formed by University of Wyoming graduate students are finalists that will compete for $125,000 in seed funding to grow their businesses.

Personal Finance Curriculum Available to Wyoming High Schools, Thanks to UW Sponsorship

October 15, 2018 — High school students across Wyoming have an opportunity to increase their financial literacy through a new arrangement between the University of Wyoming and Ramsey Education.

William Kraemer, Mark McKenna, Susan Polston Mills, Pamela Oiler, John Pieper and Maggie Scarlett UW College of Health Sciences to Honor Distinguished Alumni During Homecoming

October 15, 2018 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences will honor six of its alumni during this year’s UW Homecoming.

UW in the News

October 15, 2018 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles:

head shot of male rodeo team member UW Men Close out Fall Season Atop Regional Rodeo Leader Board

October 15, 2018 — A wire-to-wire lead throughout the fall season has given the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team the top regional spot going into the spring season.

head shot of woman Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research Conference Roundup Oct. 19 at UW

October 15, 2018 — Panel discussions and a keynote address are among highlights of the annual Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (WIHR) Conference Roundup Friday, Oct. 19, at the University of Wyoming.

Katelyn Golladay, Jamie Snyder and Clair White New UW Criminal Justice Professors Reflect Gender Movement

October 12, 2018 — Jamie Snyder, Clair White and Katelyn Golladay are all new hires this fall in the University of Wyoming’s Criminal Justice Program. The three professors reflect a trend of growing female representation in the criminal justice field -- but, more so, they are three highly qualified individuals with a passion for their area of study.

UWAA Scholarship Applications Available Nov. 1

October 12, 2018 — University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available starting Thursday, Nov. 1. The application deadline is Sunday, Dec. 30.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 15-21

October 12, 2018 — A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Cultural Competence Workshop Oct. 16 at UW

October 11, 2018 — A workshop to help attendees learn the tools for understanding different cultures is scheduled at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Grammy Nominee Chris Lake to Perform at UW Oct. 24

October 11, 2018 — Grammy Award-nominated DJ and house music producer Chris Lake will perform at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. Lake is best known for “upbeat mixes and club smashes.”

Tri Delta’s Annual 24-Hour Pancake Breakfast Oct. 20-21 at UW

October 11, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) sorority will host the annual St. Jude 24-hour pancake breakfast Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 a.m. through Sunday, Oct. 21, at 8 a.m.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 15-21

October 11, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

men on a field with a round ball UW Professors Introduce Gaelic Football into Their Classes

October 11, 2018 — When University of Wyoming professors Tristan Wallhead and Mark Byra were in Limerick, Ireland, in 2013 for an international conference, they had a stopover in Dublin. Like any good tourists, they took in the local sights, which included a visit to the national Irish stadium to view a sport that, at first glance, can catch Americans off guard.

Earth Science Events Scheduled Oct. 13 at UW

October 10, 2018 — Art competitions, a virtual reality tour and other hands-on activities are part of Earth Science Week activities Saturday, Oct. 13, at the University of Wyoming.

Rocky Mountain Citizen Science Conference Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Cody

October 10, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute and the Draper Natural History Museum will host the second Rocky Mountain Citizen Science Conference Thursday, Nov. 29-Saturday, Dec. 1, in Cody.

Guest Viola, Piano Recital Oct. 10 at UW

October 9, 2018 — A guest recital featuring Scott Rawls, viola, and James Douglass, piano, will be presented at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

two people with a picket fence display Shepard Foundation’s Heart Challenge Set at UW

October 9, 2018 — A moving installation to remember murdered University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard is now on display at Coe Library. The installation will be moved in various UW venues in coming weeks.

WTBC Sheridan Fires Up Second Annual Start-Up Challenge

October 9, 2018 — Sheridan’s Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) business incubator has named five finalists for this year’s Sheridan Start-Up Challenge entrepreneur competition.

jazz band Wyoming Jazz Ensemble Presents ‘Ellington in Wyoming’ at UW Oct. 18

October 9, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Wyoming Jazz Ensemble will present “Ellington in Wyoming” Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

head portrait of a woman ‘Undercover in North Korea’ Writer to Speak at UW

October 9, 2018 — Award-winning author, journalist and three-time Ucross resident Suki Kim will speak at the University of Wyoming Thursday, Oct. 11.

Entrepreneurship Director to Speak at UW Oct. 19

October 8, 2018 — Douglas Melton will be the H.T. Person Distinguished Speaker for the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Wyoming.

UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean Search Committee Selected

October 8, 2018 — A 19-member committee has been appointed to conduct a national search for a new College of Agriculture and Natural Resources dean at the University of Wyoming.

UW Faculty, Staff Offered Discount Tickets for Homecoming Game

October 8, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Intercollegiate Athletics Department is offering all UW faculty and staff members a special ticket price for the Cowboys’ Homecoming game with Utah State University Saturday, Oct. 20.

UW Pokes Vote to Offer Voter Education Events

October 8, 2018 — Pokes Vote, a University of Wyoming voter education program, will offer several events to inform the UW community about political candidates and to get college-aged students engaged in their democratic community by voting.

UW Research Office to Host Workshop Oct. 15

October 8, 2018 — Researchers at the University of Wyoming can learn how to take their work to the next level at the Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Monday, Oct. 15.

UW Rodeo Teams Hang on to Regional Leads

October 8, 2018 — With just one rodeo remaining on the fall schedule, the University of Wyoming teams are the squads that the rest of the regional clubs will be chasing when action picks up again in the spring.

UW Takes Steps to Protect Email, Other Systems

October 8, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is taking steps to reduce the number of malicious emails that reach UW employees.

bighorn sheep Mountainfilm Series Screened in Laramie Oct. 11-12

October 5, 2018 — Environmental and outdoor adventure films and documentaries will be presented during the Mountainfilm on Tour series Thursday and Friday, Oct 11-12.

Student Meeting on New Recreation and Tourism Degree at UW Oct. 12

October 5, 2018 — Undeclared University of Wyoming students can learn about the new bachelor’s degree in outdoor recreation and tourism management at an informational lunch meeting Friday, Oct. 12.

Caitlin Long, McKenzee Peterson and Juan Vintimilla UW College of Arts and Sciences’ Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Oct. 19

October 5, 2018 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences will host its annual Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Friday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. in the A&S auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

teacher talking with female prisoner UW Pathways from Prison Program Expands with Grants

October 5, 2018 — A collaboration established over the past three years between the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Corrections has expanded operations. The Wyoming Pathways from Prison (WPfP) program recently received grants from Microsoft and Wyoming Humanities.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

October 5, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, via teleconference.

man sitting outside John Wesley Powell Presentation Canceled at UW

October 4, 2018 — Author and photographer Mike Bezemek’s presentation at the University of Wyoming originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, has been canceled, according to the UW Department of Geography and the Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition (SCREE).

SBDC Offers Lander Workshop to Help Entrepreneurs Start Their Own Businesses

October 4, 2018 — Small-business entrepreneurs in Wyoming looking to start their own businesses can receive a basic overview of what the process entails.

Tie Hack to Perform Oct. 11 at UW

October 4, 2018 — Folk-rock musicians Tie Hack and Timothy John, all from the Laramie area, will perform Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 8-14

October 4, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

woman lying in the grass UW Researcher, Colleagues Use Poetry to Promote Science

October 4, 2018 — Creativity is crucial in successful scientific inquiry, to communicate science in compelling ways and to enhance learning. Poetry is one creative approach that can assist with scientists’ engagement and learning, say researchers, including one from the University of Wyoming.

UW’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Pitch Day Nov. 15

October 4, 2018 — Five Casper entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges during the Casper Start-Up Challenge Pitch Day Thursday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. at The Lyric, located at 230 W. Yellowstone in Casper.

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Screens at UW Oct. 12

October 4, 2018 — “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” screens Friday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room. The event is free and open to the public.

marching band performing in a parade UW Homecoming Events Planned for Oct. 13-20

October 3, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s 2018 Homecoming is set for Oct. 13-20, with the theme “The World Needs More Cowboys.”

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Rifles, Religion and Grease: India’s Great Mutiny

October 3, 2018 — The modern, democratic nation of India was born in 1947, following independence from Great Britain. But this was not the first time India had sought independence; that came 90 years earlier in 1857.

man sitting John Wesley Powell Anniversary Topic of UW Speaker and Trip

October 2, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Geography and the Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition (SCREE) will host author and photographer Mike Bezemek Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium.

UW Business Students Get Close Look at IRS Criminal Investigations

October 2, 2018 — Students in the University of Wyoming accounting program will get a firsthand look at Internal Revenue Service criminal investigations during an exercise Friday, Oct. 12, on the UW campus.

head portrait of a woman UW Student Named CeRSER Student Representative

October 2, 2018 — University of Wyoming student Emma Temples, a senior from Longview, Wash., was chosen as one of two student representatives for the Central Rockies Society for Ecological Restoration (CeRSER).

Barrett, Fisher Named to Assist with UW’s Reaccreditation Project

October 1, 2018 — Steve Barrett and Rick Fisher have been named Faculty Accreditation Fellows (FAF) to assist with the University of Wyoming’s Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reaccreditation project.

head portrait of a man Energy Law and Policy Issues Focus of UW Conference Oct. 26

October 1, 2018 — David Bernhardt, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, is the keynote speaker for the 2018 Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies at the University of Wyoming Friday, Oct. 26.

Nominations Sought for UW Fall Commencement Student Speaker

October 1, 2018 — One University of Wyoming graduating senior will be selected to speak during UW’s fall commencement ceremony Dec. 15, and the offices of President Laurie Nichols and Provost Kate Miller are accepting nominations for that honor through Friday, Oct. 19.

UW Coe Library Now Serving Peet’s Coffee

October 1, 2018 — Peet’s Coffee will now be served at the Book & Bean, located in the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library.

Caden Camp, Jace Staudt and JC Flake UW Men’s Rodeo Team Sets Record in Dominating Performance to Take Regional Lead

October 1, 2018 — Not only did the University of Wyoming men’s team shatter the school record for most points scored in a single rodeo, but the output also may be a Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) record.

Marilyn Kite, Susan Lewellyn Pamerleau, John Pieper and Mary Ellbogen Garland UW to Honor Distinguished Alumni During Homecoming

October 1, 2018 — Four University of Wyoming alumni will be honored for their professional achievements and support of the university during this year’s UW Homecoming, Oct. 13-20.

head portrait of a  man Stoicism Scholar Pigliucci to Speak at UW Oct. 9

September 28, 2018 — Massimo Pigliucci, a popular figure in the world of stoicism, will speak at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Oct. 9.

students walking on campus Survey Shows Strong Student Satisfaction at UW

September 28, 2018 — More than 90 percent of University of Wyoming students are pleased with their UW education, according to the latest UW Student Satisfaction Survey (UWSSS).

UW Argues for Dismissal of Lawsuit

September 28, 2018 — The University of Wyoming has asked a federal court to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit against UW and the UW Foundation, arguing no evidence has been presented that a former staff member lost her job for reasons other than necessary reorganization resulting from budget reductions.

UW Student Health Service Offers Flu Shots for Students

September 28, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Student Health Service again will offer seasonal flu shots for students this fall.

UW to Host National Print Conference Oct. 3-6

September 28, 2018 — The 2018 Mid America Print Council (MAPC) conference is coming west. The biennial national symposium will be hosted by the University of Wyoming’s Department of Visual and Literary Arts Oct. 3-6 at the Visual Arts Building.

Bingo Night for UW Students Oct. 3

September 27, 2018 — A bingo night for University of Wyoming students is planned Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Comedy Night Returns to UW Oct. 4

September 27, 2018 — AJ Finney will bring his brand of entertainment during StudioWYO’s comedy night Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming.

artist's rendering of a black hole October UW Planetarium Schedule Includes Spooky Program Offerings

September 27, 2018 — In keeping with the Halloween theme, spooky solar specters, including black holes and dark matter, highlight October programming at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium.

Craig Hella Johnson and Dave O’Malley Saturday University Remembers Matthew Shepard Oct. 6 at UW

September 27, 2018 — A special edition of Saturday University -- the half day of college lectures and discussion offered by the University of Wyoming -- is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 6, at UW.

two men on stage set like an office, sitting and talking University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 1-7

September 27, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

UW, Laramie Choirs to Perform ‘Angels’ Concert Oct. 4

September 27, 2018 — “Angel Action” activists will join Laramie choirs as part of the Matthew Shepard 20th Memorial events Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

‘World War I and America’ Art Exhibition on Display at UW Libraries

September 27, 2018 — Documents and images from World War I are showcased in a traveling exhibition on view through Friday, Oct. 12, in the Level 3 Gallery at the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library.

Best-Selling Author’s Talk at UW Live-Streamed on Zoom

September 26, 2018 — An Oct. 2 public appearance by best-selling author Jeffrey Selingo at the University of Wyoming will be live-streamed and recorded via Zoom.

a man Marty Butts Foodpreneur Tour of Wyoming Canceled

September 26, 2018 — Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Marty Butts Tour of Wyoming has been canceled. The series of workshops was scheduled for Sept. 26-28 in Cody, Lander, Laramie, Casper and Gillette.

people in a room under construction UW Geology Professor Makes Most of Russian Collaboration

September 26, 2018 — Science brought University of Wyoming geochronologist Kevin Chamberlain to Siberia, but it was the Russian people and culture that impressed him the most.

UW Honorary Degree Nomination Deadline Nov. 1

September 26, 2018 — Nominations for 2019 University of Wyoming honorary degrees are due to the Office of the President by Thursday, Nov. 1.

head portrait of a woman UW Professor to Discuss Book Chronicling Lives of Migrant Girls Oct. 3

September 26, 2018 — Lilia Soto, a University of Wyoming associate professor of American studies and Latina/o studies, will discuss her book detailing the lives of immigrant/migrant teenage girls Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the University of Wyoming.

challenge logo UW’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Announces Finalists

September 26, 2018 — Five finalists have been named in the Casper Start-Up Challenge, now in its third year of competition and with another $50,000 fund to seed Casper startup businesses.

head portrait of a woman Wyoming Latina Youth Conference Oct. 12-13 at UW

September 26, 2018 — When Ada Montaño Mushati attended her first Wyoming Latina Youth Conference as an eighth-grader nearly a decade ago, she was shocked to see a room full of young women with the same skin color as hers.

head portrait of a woman Former ACLU President to Speak at UW Oct. 8

September 25, 2018 — Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will be at the University of Wyoming to discuss free speech on campus Monday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Education auditorium.

woman and several children study anatomical model Future Science Teachers Get Hands-On Experience at UW

September 25, 2018 — This time next year, students currently in University of Wyoming School of Teacher Education Associate Professor Andrea Burrows’ “Science Methods II” course will be leading their own secondary science classes in schools throughout Wyoming and the country. Luckily for them, UW offers many opportunities to work with K-12 students during their coursework.

head portrait of a man Modest Music Professor Builds Legacy at UW

September 25, 2018 — Bob Belser’s request for this story is simple. “I don’t want it to be about me,” he says. “It needs to be about the kids.”

view of dense jungle from above UW Botany Professor Heads Innovative Research Project in Costa Rica

September 25, 2018 — What is one thing that researching plants and filming extreme sports have in common? Though it seems unlikely, the answer is drones.

UW Cowgirls Hold Regional Rodeo Lead; Cowboys in Second

September 25, 2018 — It’s only the second week of competition in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR), but the University of Wyoming rodeo teams are proving that they have enough quality competitors to remain a factor among the top teams.

Navigating Difficult Situations More Effectively Topic of UW Workshop Sept. 27

September 24, 2018 — The first of two workshops on how to navigate difficult, triggering situations more effectively is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 27, at the University of Wyoming.

two women holding plaques UW Extension State Office Associate Receives Professional of Year Honor

September 24, 2018 — Ann Roberson, in the University of Wyoming Extension state office, has received the organization’s 2018 Administrative Professional of the Year Award.

WyoCloud ‘Deep Dive’ Wednesday

September 24, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s WyoCloud team will host a campus “deep dive” session regarding the new recruitment processes within Human Capital Management.

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