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UW Fall Enrollment Hits New High
Commander of U.S. Central Command to Speak at UW

General James MattisSeptember 20, 2012 — A four-star general who commands U.S. military operations in the Middle East is scheduled to speak Thursday, Oct. 4, at the University of Wyoming.

Gen. James Mattis, commander of U.S. Central Command, will deliver an address, “Perspectives on the Middle East,” at 3 p.m. in UW’s College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Breaks Ground on Indoor Golf Facility

September 17, 2012 — University of Wyoming officials have broken ground on a new $1.2 million state-of-the-art Cowboy and Cowgirl Indoor Golf Practice Facility that will give UW athletes and community players the opportunity to work on their game year-round.

“I’m pleased that we’re adding this new facility to campus,” says UW President Tom Buchanan. “UW’s men’s and women’s golf teams have been at a disadvantage over the years by not having a location to practice and hone their skills during the winter months.”

The University of Wyoming today (Friday) announced a historic $10 million gift from philanthropist Marian Rochelle that will support the construction of a state-of-the art Gateway Center that will become the signature entrance facility to the university, connecting students, alumni and friends.

“I did it to help the university,” she says, “to bring in more people, more students.”

August 3, 2012 — Pictures of Antarctica usually revolve around snow, ice and penguins. Kenneth Sims’ thoughts are on an active volcano in this remote region of the world.

August 2, 2012 — After earning a bachelor’s degree in earth science from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Robert Drapeau knew he wanted to further his study of the interaction of surface water and groundwater.

July 31, 2012 — Private giving to the University of Wyoming exceeded $40 million for the fiscal year ending June 30. It is the second year in a row — and the first time in UW history — that the UW Foundation has raised more than $40 million in private support in two consecutive years.

July 17, 2012 — A delegation of scientists from China’s Shaanxi Province will visit Wyoming this month as part of a joint U.S.-China clean-coal research project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and its Chinese counterpart.

June 28, 2012 — When Cheyenne South High School student Pamela Velazquez stepped onto the University of Wyoming campus for the first time earlier this summer, her first impression was, “Wow, this place is huge!” Then, she asked, “Why are there so many bikes?”

June 25, 2012 — The first one honored the Simpson family. A few years later it was Dick and Lynne Cheney who were in the spotlight. And this fall, a third corner of the University of Wyoming’s central park, Prexy’s Pasture, will honor another stalwart Wyoming political family, the Sullivans.

June 15, 2012 — More than 40 graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and professors from around the world have gathered on the University of Wyoming campus to explore how mathematical models can be used in the fields of epidemiology and ecology.

June 13, 2012 — The National Science Foundation has chosen seven University of Wyoming research projects — ranging from hydrology of the Colorado River Basin to planet formation from star debris to fluid dynamics of wind turbines — that will use the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne this fall.

June 11, 2012 — Ecology and conservation of large predator-large prey interactions in South America’s high Andes is the first topic for the summer seminar series that begins Thursday, June 14, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

June 8, 2012 — Experts from across the globe will gather at the University of Wyoming later this month to share their expertise and knowledge of biogenic natural gas at the Secondary Biogenic Natural Gas International Conference.