University of Wyoming

Cutthroat
6:34 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Study: Cutthroat decline means grizzlies eat more elk

A new study shows that the decline in native cutthroat trout has had dramatic impacts on the migratory elk herds in the Greater Yellowstone Area. 
 

Lead Researcher Arthur Middleton and others were studying the decline of elk herds in the region, and they determined that grizzly bears were playing a greater role in those deaths than they realized. 
 

The illegal introduction of lake trout into Yellowstone Lake has harmed the cutthroat trout population. 
 

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News
5:45 am
Fri May 10, 2013

UW Arts and Sciences Dean is wrapping up his career

The Dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences will retire this summer, after more than 40 years at the University. Oliver Walter came to U-W in 1970 to teach political science, and became dean in 1989. He says he’s seen a lot change during his time at U-W, including growing emphasis on research, more technology on campus, and increasing diversity.  But, for him, a highlight has been the growth of the study abroad program and international relationships.

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4:32 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

UW hopes to sell itself to more Colorado students

Now that Colorado State University is planning to increase in-state tuition by nine percent, a University of Wyoming official says that more students might consider U-W as an affordable option for college. 

U-W Vice President for Academic Affairs Sara Axelson says even though Wyoming’s out-of-state tuition will soon increase slightly… the cost is going to be very competitive when compared with C-S-U.  She says they will work hard to point that out to high school seniors.             

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UW Crushes
9:13 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Administrator takes down "UW Crushes," apologizes

Page administers have removed UW Crushes from Facebook.  This follows a public backlash to a post that directed violent sexual language at a University of Wyoming student.

UW Crushes was not affiliated with the university.

The page allowed users to anonymously submit messages about other UW students. Many were vague compliments, but some were sexually explicit or use real names.

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News
5:17 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Event to raise awareness about sexual assault and rape

Several groups will lead a rally in Laramie this week to combat rape culture. The event called Take Back the Night will incorporate music, dance and poetry to raise awareness about sexual assault and support survivors.

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4:17 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

UW’s School of Energy Resources working to forge research relationship with Saudi Arabia

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources is working to forge a relationship with Saudi Arabia’s national oil and gas company, Saudi Aramco, and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Saudi Aramco is the biggest oil and gas company in the world and invests heavily in research and development. SER Director, Mark Northam, just returned from a trip to Saudi Arabia. He says Wyoming and Saudi Arabia face similar challenges when it comes to unconventional reservoirs and water shortages, and he says they would both benefit by sharing their resources.

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News
6:17 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Author speaks to UW

While many express views on what the founding fathers of the United States intended in documents such as the constitution, few have the expertise to weigh in on that topic like noted historian and author David McCullough. 

McCullough has authored books on 1776 and former President John Adams.  Following a speech at the University of Wyoming, McCullough told Wyoming Public Radio that it’s hard to pin a specific point of view on the founding fathers.

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4:02 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Mead trip spurs Saudi interest in UW research

Gov. Matt Mead's weeklong trip to Saudi Arabia last week has succeeded in drawing interest to energy research going on at the University of Wyoming.

As a result of the trip, officials from Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant will be visiting UW soon to get a closer look at the research.

UW has been doing specialized research that could have application to extracting oil from underground formations that are tough to tap.

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12:26 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Native American leader says protecting water rights is key for tribes

Credit Tristan Ahtone

Native American tribes need to make sure they are protecting their natural resources. Eastern Shoshone Business Council member Wes Martel, from the Wind River Indian Reservation, spoke during a University of Wyoming American Indian Studies program this week. Martel said tribes need to be more careful about the kinds of contracts they enter into for energy development. He added that water is the new gold but very few tribes are taking real steps to secure this resource.  

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News
6:12 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

UW Nursing School chosen to participate in initiative to better nursing education

The University of Wyoming’s Fay Whitney School of Nursing has been chosen to participate in a $3 million initiative aimed at transforming nursing education.  The initiative is called the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program.  UW School of Nursing Dean Mary Burman says the effort is intended to address issues that include health care access, quality and cost.  Burman says in Wyoming, they will look at three key issues.

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6:06 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Incoming President gets ready for UW

The incoming President of the University of Wyoming says he will be spending the next few months taking a close look at how he can help U-W advance.  Doctor Robert Sternberg says one of his first objectives will be to travel the state and receive public feedback about the University. 

Sternberg says his fresh perspective can bring new ideas to U-W, but he also plans to lean on people familiar with the University as he develops his ideas.  He says this was a successful approach at Oklahoma State University where he is the Provost.

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5:23 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

UW announces new president

Robert J. Sternberg will be University of Wyoming’s next president. The UW Board of Trustees made the announcement this afternoon during a teleconference. Sternberg currently serves as provost and senior vice president at Oklahoma State University.

The trustees wanted to keep finalists’ names secret, but a district court judge ruled that names had to be made public. Some candidates dropped out when the trustees said they would comply.

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UW President
6:41 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

UW Trustees are winding down search for University President

This weekend, the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees interviewed four candidates to replace President Tom Buchanan, who will retire this summer.

The search for a new UW president was originally confidential, to allow candidates to maintain security in their current jobs, but a judge in Laramie ruled that the University must release the names of its candidates to the public. In order to stay on schedule, the Board of Trustees obliged, but not before telling candidates the search would no longer be confidential.

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Jerry Buss
5:41 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Kemmerer native and LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80

Jerry Buss

Wyoming native and owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team Jerry Buss has died.

Gerald Buss grew up in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Buss was raised by his mother Jessie, a waitress. As a boy, Buss waited in food lines during the great depression.

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News
6:17 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Law allowing a secret search for UW President enacted

Governor Matt Mead has let a bill that would change Wyoming’s Open Records law go into effect without his signature.  The Governor expressed concern over the legislation that would allow University of Wyoming Trustees to continue their search for a new President in private.  Mead says he is concerned about expanding the exemption of the Open Records law.  A Judge recently ruled that the finalists for President needed to be made public.   But Senate President Tony Ross defended the bill’s enactment.

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News
6:21 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Funding for UW College of Engineering building debated

An attempt to remove funding from the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering failed in the state House of Representatives. 

Jackson Representative Keith Gingery fought to remove $55 million that will be spent to upgrade the UW College of Engineering, because the state has other needs.     

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4:45 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Researchers hope to improve wind farm efficiency

Credit mywindpowersystem.com

A group of University of Wyoming researchers received $508,000 from NASA to study aerodynamics and wind resistance at Wyoming’s Supercomputing Center.

The U.S. Department of Energy reports that Wyoming has one of the highest capacities for wind power production in the country. But University of Wyoming Mathematics Professor Stefan Heinz says most wind farms aren’t arranged as efficiently as they could be. He says the wake of one turbine often disrupts the turbines around it, reducing efficiency.

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4:29 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Legislature passes bill to keep UW Presidential search secret

The Wyoming Senate has given final approval to a bill that could trump a Judge’s ruling and once again keep the finalists for the University of Wyoming Presidency secret.

 A Judge told UW trustees that they must make the search public following a lawsuit from three media organizations. Supporters say that in order for U-W to attract a sitting President or Provost for the job, they need to keep their names private, so they don’t jeopardize the candidate’s current job.

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6:15 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Senate votes to keep UW President search secret

The State Senate has moved quickly in giving initial approval to a bill that would allow the University of Wyoming and community colleges to have a secret search for their presidents. A judge ruled that UW must open up its search for President, but the legislation is intended to allow the university to resume the search in secret. A Senate committee approved the bill this morning and by this afternoon the Senate gave the legislation initial approval. Senator Charles Scott says executive sessions are used in personnel discussions across the state and this is no different.

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Open Spaces
4:06 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

UW program will prepare a new generation of landmen for the booming energy industry

University of Wyoming just initiated a new program out of its burgeoning School of Energy Resources. The professional land management concentration will train landmen. Those are people who look for untapped oil and gas and other resources and negotiate contracts between their owners and companies that want to develop them.  Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports that the program is just in time.

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News
5:13 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

WY House passes bill to keep UW President search secret

The Wyoming House of Representatives has given final approval to a bill that would let the University of Wyoming and Community Colleges keep their candidates for president secret.  House Majority Floor Leader Kermit Brown says that releasing names of finalists will compromise candidates who have jobs on other campuses.

“You’ve got people in similar positions where they are and they want to make discreet applications, but they don’t want to totally wreck their situation back home if they are not selected.  And that’s where the rub comes,” says Brown.

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University of Wyoming
6:25 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Wyoming House supports allowing university, college president searches to remain confidential

The Wyoming House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill that would allow the University of Wyoming and community colleges in the state to keep presidential searches secret. 

Media groups have sued to require UW to make its presidential finalists public as UW tries to find a replacement for the retiring President Tom Buchanan. 

Supporters including Cheyenne Democrat Jim Byrd say that it gives the University the best chance to get a quality president because competitive candidates would not be compromising their current positions.

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Open Spaces
3:18 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

For UW’s School of Energy Resources, transparency about funding is key.

The School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming is funded in large part with money from the energy industry. Other universities have gotten heat lately for not being open enough with their funding sources. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports that some stakeholders are concerned about too much influence from energy at UW, but SER promises transparency. 

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News
5:03 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

District court says UW needs to be more open about search for president

The Albany County District Court ruled today that the University of Wyoming must release records identifying the finalists for the job of UW President.

The law suit was filed by media organizations who argued for the release of information about finalists, but the university said that releasing such information could impede their chances of getting the best candidates. 

The UW Board of Trustees President, Dave Bostrom, says because of the ruling’s broad implication the university will consider an appeal to the Wyoming Supreme Court. 

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4:54 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

UW's School of Energy Resources receives large gift from Hess Corp.

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources is getting $4.4 million from the Hess Corporation to help fund a program that will investigate the flow of oil and gas through tight shale and sandstone.  It’s part of a UW effort to research unconventional oil and gas reservoirs through the Center for Advanced Oil and Gas technologies.   The Hess donation will specifically go towards the Nano Resolution Imaging Laboratory.  State matching funds make it a gift of nearly $9 million.  Governor Matt Mead says the gifts will lead to creative ways to improve energy development in Wyoming.

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4:05 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

UW Geology Museum reopening

The University of Wyoming Geology Museum is reopening Saturday  after undergoing improvements and renovations. Most of the work was in the internal infrastructure, but Museum Manager Kelli Trujillo says some of the exhibits have been updated as well.    

“A brand new exhibit on the cretaceous of Wyoming, with some of our existing dinosaurs, some of the cast skulls, in new places and in new interpretations, and some murals and some new ways to look at some old stuff that we already had.”  

A grand opening ceremony is set for next Thursday at 3:30.

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6:07 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

UW to benefit from demonstration project

The University of Wyoming will get to participate in Microsoft’s innovative fuel cell demonstration pilot project.  

The fuel cell being built in Cheyenne will essentially be powered by sewage.  After 18 months of use by Microsoft, the City of Cheyenne and the University will get access to the so called Data Plant. U-W Chemical and Petroleum Engineering professor David Bagley says a number of students will benefit.     

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6:41 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Energy Innovation Center To Open

The University of Wyoming’s long awaited Energy Innovation Center opens in January. 

The 25-point-four million dollar facility features some high tech capabilities that U-W Energy School Director Mark Northam says should allow Wyoming to be a leader in energy research.  

It will have links to high speed computers, such as the NCAR Supercomputer and will allow for outside research.

“The building will also have a distance collaboration laboratory that will be useful for researchers and other professionals who are working with people in other loca

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7:25 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Wyoming's population growth 2000-2010 is 11th in nation

A University of Wyoming study found that Wyoming’s population grew by 14.1% from 2000 to 2010. That makes the state 11th in the nation for population growth. Tex Taylor, who co-authored the study, says Wyoming’s energy boom brought people to the state.

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Best of Wyoming
7:33 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

UW Dance Program - Laramie

Vedauwoo Vertical Dance
UW Theatre & Dance

Since 1998, "Vertical Dance at Vedauwoo" has been an end-of-summer favorite with local audiences, with the natural rock formations at Vedauwoo offering a spectacular setting for the dance, which covers the entire performance area and connects the land to the sky. Created by UW faculty members Margaret Wilson and Neil Humphrey, the site-specific vertical dance choreography features UW students dancing on rocks both near to and far away from the audience.

Upcoming Events:

From the Ashes: A Cinderella Ballet (DANCE)  

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