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three people kneeling by the edge of water UW Summer Program Provides Research Experience for High School Students

September 28, 2016 — Like many high school students, Wolf Star Duran spent part of her summer working. But, unlike most of her peers, she conducted a research project and learned about college life through a summer program at the University of Wyoming.

Top Stories

view of smoke seen from airplane UW’s King Air Soars Above Wildfire for Research

September 29, 2016 — A massive wildfire in Idaho was studied from a new vantage point thanks to the University of Wyoming’s research aircraft.

abstract painting of kimono UW Art Museum Acquires Major Collection of Works by American Artist Harold Garde

September 29, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum has acquired five major paintings and 20 strappo prints by nationally renowned artist Harold Garde.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New UW Engineering Building Oct. 7

September 28, 2016 — Officials from the University of Wyoming and elected officials from the state will break ground Friday, Oct. 7, for a new engineering facility that allows for innovative solutions and collaboration among students and faculty.

President Names UW Strategic Planning Leadership Council Members

September 23, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols today (Friday) announced the members of UW’s Strategic Planning Leadership Council, which will lead the process to create a five-year strategic plan for the university.

people sitting around a campfire in the mountains Backpacker Magazine Ranks UW Nation’s No. 3 Outdoors School

September 20, 2016 — Backpacker magazine has ranked the University of Wyoming No. 3 in a list of the nation’s best colleges for hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts.

color photo of stars UW Professor Participates in Milky Way Project to Help Uncover Home Galaxy Objects

September 20, 2016 — During the past 12 years, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite observatory have captured sweeping new views of the Milky Way galaxy. However, scientists need assistance from the public to make sense of this new deluge of data.

four men standing together with two of them wearing white coats UW Scientists Find Huntington’s Disease Mice Respond Differently to Common Infection

September 20, 2016 — Casual conversation three years ago between University of Wyoming veterinary sciences and molecular biology researchers resulted in findings that show for the first time mice engineered to have the human genetic disorder Huntington’s disease have an altered immune response to a common infection.

UW Trustees Give High Priority to Science Initiative Facility

September 16, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has reaffirmed its commitment to UW’s Top-Tier Science Initiative, including construction of a new science facility on campus.

children in a room with the images of multi-colored spheres in it New UW Energy Education Initiative to Aid Wyoming K-12 Students

September 9, 2016 — Creating comprehensive, embedded learning that ensures students in Wyoming’s K-12 schools understand energy’s history and economic impact is the ultimate goal for a new collaboration between the University of Wyoming College of Education and the UW School of Energy Resources.

Campus Announcements

Energy Transition Events Scheduled in October at UW

September 29, 2016 — A keynote address and panel discussion focused on the challenges facing the energy sector is the University of Wyoming “Earth, Wind and Water” topic Wednesday, Oct. 12, and is part of a three-day set of energy transition-focused activities on campus.

UW Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

September 28, 2016 — A published guide to security at the University of Wyoming is now available for inspection.

people shoveling dirt from a wheelbarrow UW Students to Perform Community Service Oct. 1

September 28, 2016 — The University of Wyoming will kick off Homecoming week by hosting the fourth annual The Big Event service day to the community Saturday, Oct. 1. The event is free and open to the public.

logo Wyoming Youth Voter Summit Oct. 4 at UW

September 28, 2016 — Panel discussions, remarks by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and Secretary of State Ed Murray, and a performance by Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band highlight the first Wyoming Youth Voter Summit Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the University of Wyoming.

observatory on a hill UW Joins Astrophysical Research Consortium to Access Apache Point Observatory

September 27, 2016 — The University of Wyoming recently joined a select list that includes only six other universities.

UW’s Saturday U Program Returns to Jackson Oct. 8

September 27, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s popular free one-day college education program, Saturday U, returns to Jackson Saturday, Oct. 8, for a discussion on three different topics from a trio of professors.

man sitting outdoors in a chair UW Professor Nominated for National Book Award for Fiction

September 26, 2016 — Brad Watson, University of Wyoming Creative Writing Program associate professor, is a nominee for the prestigious National Book Award.

Free Tailgate Banner Contest for UW Homecoming Week

September 26, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s Copy and Print Center is sponsoring a contest for a free personalized banner of the winner’s choice. The winner will be announced Monday, Oct. 3, the beginning of homecoming week.

UW Adjusts Timeline for Action on Academic Program Reviews

September 23, 2016 — The University of Wyoming has adjusted the timeline for implementing potential changes stemming from a preliminary review of close to 60 relatively low-enrollment academic programs.

Events

dancer soaring through the air with filmy clothing streaming behind Repertory Dance Theatre to Perform Oct. 5’ Oct. 5

September 29, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Cultural Programs second program of the fall semester is the Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) performing at the new Laramie High School auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

UW Chamber Orchestra to Perform ‘Germany Meets the U.S.’ Oct. 6

September 29, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music will present a free public concert celebrating German and American culture, in conjunction with German Campus Week activities occurring at colleges and universities across the United States.

UW Conference Promotes Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning

September 29, 2016 — The eighth annual e-Volution conference for educators to share “best practice” examples of innovative teaching is Monday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University of Wyoming.

Skiing and Snowboarding Film Fest at UW Oct. 2 and 7

September 29, 2016 — Three skiing and snowboarding films are part of the Gnarly Film Festival coming to the University of Wyoming Sunday, Oct. 2, and Friday, Oct. 7. UW’s student-led group, 7220 Entertainment, hosts the film festival, which is free and open to the public.

photo of star field with spiral galaxy in it UW Planetarium Programs During October Focus on Autumn Night Skies

September 29, 2016 — With a brisk chill in the air, leaves changing color and nights getting longer, it’s time to start bundling up before stepping outside to stargaze in Laramie. A number of programs at the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium during October focus on the clear autumn night skies. One program even has a Halloween theme.

logo UW Art Museum Will Host ‘Lunchtime Conversations with Curators’ Oct. 5

September 27, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Lunchtime Conversations with Curators” Wednesday, Oct. 5, from noon-12:30 p.m.

UW Department of Chemical Engineering Sets Informational Webinar Oct. 7

September 27, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Chemical Engineering will host an informational webinar Friday, Oct. 7, from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

‘Ghostbusters’ Remake to be Shown Sept. 30 at UW

September 27, 2016 — The remake of the popular 1984 film classic “Ghostbusters” will be shown Friday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room. The event, sponsored by 7220 Entertainment, is free and open to the public.

man playing saxophone in front of man playing piano UW Presents Saxophone and Piano Duo Sept. 30

September 26, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music presents “Mad Dances and Beyond: Contemporary Music for Saxophone and Piano” Friday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The event is free and open to the public.

‘Perception’ on Display at UW Gallery 234

September 26, 2016 — Artwork from University of Wyoming student Hannah Hughes is on display through Thursday, Oct. 6, in Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

‘Old Fashioned Band’ Concert Kicks Off UW Wind Symphony Schedule Sept. 29

September 23, 2016 — “An Old Fashioned Band Concert” Thursday, Sept. 29, begins the fall season for the University of Wyoming Wind Symphony, the university’s premier concert band, featuring the best wind and percussion musicians from across campus.

man in a paper owl mask standing beside an owl print UW Art Museum to Offer Family Workshop Oct. 1

September 23, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Family Saturday Workshop” Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m.-noon.

five men standing in front of a wooden building with snow falling UW Art Museum Gala, After Party Ticket Deadlines Near

September 23, 2016 — The deadline to buy tickets or tables for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 23rd annual gala fundraiser is Monday, Oct. 10. Tickets for “The After Party” are available through Saturday, Oct. 1.

This Week at UW

Flu Shots Not Available to UW Faculty and Staff from Student Health Service

September 27, 2016 — The Student Health Service will not provide flu shot clinics for University of Wyoming faculty and staff this fall. Flu shots are available only for eligible students, according to Joanne Steane, UW Student Health Service director.

Join the UW Homecoming Parade

September 26, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Pride Committee is looking for volunteers to don their brown and gold, and walk with UW’s parade contingent and the president’s vehicle during the Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 8.

UW Faculty and Staff Discounted Football Tickets Available for Homecoming

September 26, 2016 — University of Wyoming Athletics is sponsoring Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days with special ticket pricing, including the Homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 8, against Air Force.

United Way Campaign Kickoff Oct. 3 at UW

September 26, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s 2016 United Way campaign will begin Monday, Oct. 3, with a campus campaign kickoff from 11 a.m.-noon in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

AKPsi is UW Campus Activities Center’s Featured RSO for September

September 23, 2016 — Beta Nu chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) is being recognized at the University of Wyoming as the Campus Activities Center’s featured recognized student organization (RSO) for September.

UW Student Health Service Has Flu Shots for Students

September 22, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Student Health Service again will offer seasonal flu shots for students this fall.

Campus Construction Update for Sept. 25-Oct. 1

September 23, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 25-Oct. 1 at the University of Wyoming:

band marching down the street University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 3-9

September 29, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

September 26, 2016 — 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 where UW is making the news.

Students in the News

UW College of Education Graduates Receive Newcomb Beginning Teacher Grants

September 29, 2016 — Seven University of Wyoming College of Education graduates are the recipients of the Lola B. Newcomb Beginning Teacher Support Grant.

Two UW Students Finish First, Third in Rocky Mountain HPC Conference Poster Contest

September 28, 2016 — Two University of Wyoming graduate students earned a trip to the International Supercomputing Conference in November by virtue of winning the poster contest at the recent Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium (RMACC) High Performance Computing (HPC) Symposium.

Club Sports

UW Women Third at Sheridan College Rodeo

September 26, 2016 — When the season started, University of Wyoming Rodeo Coach George Howard said he had at least a dozen good team members in goat tying. The problem: He can only select four Cowgirls each week to make up a team; others can compete as individuals.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 25-Oct. 1

September 16, 2016 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Are You the King? Jesus and Pontius Pilater

September 28, 2016 — The exchange between Jesus and Pontius Pilate contains one of the most famous questions of history. When the Jerusalem priests brought Jesus to Pilate, the first question Pilate asked was, “Are you the King of the Jews?” (Luke 23). All four New Testament gospels have him ask the question in these exact words, and three of them present Jesus as replying, “You say so.”

Articulation Agreements

Agreements Benefit CC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in nine popular degree programs at Casper College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

young woman in rocking chair, reading Agreements Benefit EWC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in eight popular degree programs at Eastern Wyoming College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

students in green coveralls and brown boots watching an animal necropsy Agreements Benefit LCCC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in 12 popular degree programs at Laramie County Community College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

Agreements Benefit NWCCD Students Who Transfer to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in 11 popular degree programs offered by the Northern Wyoming Community College District in Sheridan and Gillette are now assured that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

woman in lab coat and goggles working with lab equipment and glassware Northwest College Transfer Agreements with UW Benefit Students

October 9, 2015 — Students in seven popular degree programs at Northwest College now have the assurance that courses they are taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

students going in and out of business building Agreements Benefit WWCC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in five popular degree programs at Western Wyoming Community College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

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