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Graduate Education

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The new office of Graduate Education

Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education James Ahern works with anthropology graduate students Kristen Broehl, Ebony Creswell, Alexander Garcia-Putnam and Ryann Seifers moulding archeological teeth in order to study past diet.

The new Office of Graduate Education will serve as a central clearinghouse for everything related to graduate education. To lead the office, UW anthropology Professor James Ahern was selected as associate vice provost for graduate education.

“We are excited to have Dr. Ahern take on this important job in re-establishing the Office of Graduate Education within Academic Affairs,” Provost Kate Miller said in September. “To support the university’s mission and strategic plan, he will guide resource allocations to graduate programs and facilitate marketing, assessment, enrollment, retention, institutional teaching capacity, graduate student diversity and academic success.”

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Presentations on UW Science Initiative Jan. 16-17 in Fremont County

Danny Dale, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and astronomy Ph.D. student Jessica Sutter will discuss the initiative that aims to revolutionize scientific education and discovery in Wyoming.

They will be at the Riverton Rotary Club’s regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16, at noon in the Fremont Room at Central Wyoming College.

The Lander Rotary Club presentation is at noon Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Oxbow Restaurant, 170 E. Main St.

Dale, former head of the UW Department of Physics and Astronomy who is now associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, regularly visits the state’s high schools, junior high schools and middle schools, with a focus on student recruitment by sharing various science lessons with students and explaining how UW undergraduates are involved in cutting-edge research internships.

Sutter, from Portland, Ore., is researching galaxies nearby to our own Milky Way, particularly to determine how far away these galaxies are actually located.

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UW Graduate is New Native American Program Adviser

Reinette Tendore, a female native american program adviserReinette Redbird Tendore comes from a Wind River Indian Reservation family that truly values education.

The Ethete student and Wyoming Indian High School graduate (2000) has earned two degrees from the University of Wyoming: a bachelor’s degree (2009) in elementary education, with an emphasis in cultural diversity and a minor in American Indian studies; and a master’s degree (2017) in social work.

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First UW International Management Dual Degree MBA Students Graduate

Dan Foreman, from Olathe, Colo., left, and Ken Brenneman, of Riverton, right, with MBA Program Director Steve FarkasKen Brenneman, of Riverton, and Dan Foreman, from Olathe, Colo., are the first graduates of the University of Wyoming’s international management dual degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

Brenneman and Foreman spent two years in UW’s International MBA Program, offered in conjunction with Pforzheim University in Pforzheim, Germany. One year of studies was completed in Laramie while the second year of courses, including writing a company thesis, was completed in Germany. The pair received two MBA degrees, one from UW and the second from Pforzheim University, with a focus in international management.

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Why University of Wyoming? 

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UW's Natural Laboratory

The University of Wyoming is located within an unparalleled natural lab for research in energy, environment, writing, education and more.

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A Strong Culture of Student-Faculty Engagement

We are an optimal size for and have a strong culture of collaboration between faculty and graduate students.

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Interdisciplinary Life and Physical Science Programs

UW departments collaborate to offer innovative interdisciplinary doctoral programs in the life and physical sciences.

Outdoor Program's Backpacking Trip to the Snowies

An Outdoor Playground

UW students live in an area of unique natural beauty with immediate access to a variety of year-round outdoor experiences.

Graduate Assistant Funding Available to Departments and Faculty

Diversity Graduate Assistantships Available!

Diversity Graduate Assistantships Available. URDM Graduate Assistantships provide support for under-represented domestic minority and women applicants in traditionally under-represented disciplines. URDM supports American-born or naturalized citizens of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American-Indian/Alaskan native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Asian-American applicants on a competitive basis. Applicants should contact their department of interest directly to visit with potential faculty mentors and programs available. Mention the 'URDM GA'.

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