University of Wyoming http://wyomingpublicradio.net en UW Engineering Students Tour Wyoming Public Radio http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-engineering-students-tour-wyoming-public-radio <p>University of Wyoming Electrical Engineering students tour Wyoming Public Radio.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:46:05 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 57052 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW Engineering Students Tour Wyoming Public Radio Davis Will Leaves Money For Y Cross Teaching http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/davis-will-leaves-money-y-cross-teaching <p>The will of a wealthy Denver philanthropist who has died contains an incentive for the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University to use a ranch for agricultural education rather than sell the property.</p><p>Amy Davis died Wednesday. She was 86.<br />&nbsp;<br />Davis' personal representative, Tyson Dines, said Thursday that Davis' will sets aside a considerable amount to support teaching at the Y Cross Ranch. He wouldn't specify the amount.<br />&nbsp;<br />University officials said they were saddened by Davis' death but had no additional comment.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:26:20 +0000 Associated Press 56998 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Davis Will Leaves Money For Y Cross Teaching John Fadial: Ballade From Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 3 http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/john-fadial-ballade-ysa-e-s-sonata-no-3 <p>John Fadial teaches violin at the University of Wyoming. <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/spring-recital-series-comes-to-a-close-at-uw-april-17.html">On Thursday, April 17 he’ll perform with pianist Theresa Bogard</a> at 7:30 pm at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Fadial says the recital emphasizes contemporary repertoire for violin and piano written since 1995, including works by Richard Danielpour, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Arvo Pärt. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:08:45 +0000 Micah Schweizer, Ben Slater & Anna Rader 56937 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net John Fadial: Ballade From Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 3 UW President Reflects On Legislative Session http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-president-reflects-legislative-session <p>University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity wrapped up his first legislative session last month and he calls it quite a learning experience.&nbsp; He joined Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck to review the session.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:43:53 +0000 Bob Beck 56707 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW President Reflects On Legislative Session UW Center Seeks To Improve Literacy http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-center-seeks-improve-literacy <p>Last month the University of Wyoming opened a Literacy Research Center and clinic that should enhance literacy at all levels across the state.&nbsp; It will allow face to face tutoring, train tutors and teachers, and use technology in interesting new ways.&nbsp; Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>VICKI GILLIS:&nbsp; “I see this as being on the cutting edge of work in literacy, K-12, and beyond.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:31:18 +0000 Bob Beck 56705 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW Center Seeks To Improve Literacy Happy 50th Birthday UW Tyrannosaurus Rex Statue http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/happy-50th-birthday-uw-tyrannosaurus-rex-statue <p>The life-size copper Tyrannosaurus rex statue that stands guard outside the University of Wyoming Geological Museum is <strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/uw-museum-celebrates-dinosaur-statue-anniversary-friday-and-saturday.html" target="_blank">celebrating its 50th birthday today</a></strong>. The museum will host two cake parties—one today over lunch, and again from noon until 2 pm Saturday. Wyoming Public Radio’s Anna Rader and Micah Schweizer visited the T. rex and heard from passers-by and well-wishers.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Anna Rader & Micah Schweizer 56644 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Happy 50th Birthday UW Tyrannosaurus Rex Statue Renowned Soprano Dawn Upshaw To Perform At UW http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/renowned-soprano-dawn-upshaw-perform-uw <p>Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw will <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/dawn-upshaw-and-kayo-iwama-residency-april-8-10-at-uw.html">perform in Laramie Wednesday evening</a>. The singer is a world-renowned opera star and the winner of a MacArthur Genius Grant. Her recital is part of the University of Wyoming’s Eminent Artist-in-Residence program, and Upshaw says she’s looking forward to performing at UW.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:28:07 +0000 Rebecca Golden 56524 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Renowned Soprano Dawn Upshaw To Perform At UW Public Invited To Experience Islam First-Hand http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/public-invited-experience-islam-first-hand <p>The University of Wyoming Muslim Student Association is inviting the public to experience Muslim people and culture first-hand during Islam Awareness Week, April 8-13.</p><p>One of the organizers is an education student from Morocco. Adil Bentahar has lived in the U.S. for four years, and he says many Americans know very little about his religion, Islam. “When I watch the news, I see that much of what is being communicated does not describe me as I am.”</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:00:06 +0000 Micah Schweizer 56523 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Public Invited To Experience Islam First-Hand Larry Nance Jr., Cowboy Basketball Player And DJ On Morning Music http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/larry-nance-jr-cowboy-basketball-player-and-dj-morning-music <p class="artist-songlist"><span>Wyoming Public Radio welcomed All-Mountain West First Team <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=149637968562696&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/uwpride">University of Wyoming</a> Cowboy basketball player Larry Nance Jr. as guest DJ on Morning Music.<br /><br />Grady Kirkpatrick talked with Larry about Final Four weekend basketball and played some of his favorites in good old R&amp;B:</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:12:14 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 56341 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Larry Nance Jr., Cowboy Basketball Player And DJ On Morning Music Controversial Change In University Of Wyoming Curriculum http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/controversial-change-university-wyoming-curriculum <p>A change in University of Wyoming course requirements is causing controversy among faculty and students.</p><p>The change affects the general education curriculum of the entire university.&nbsp; Students seeking a bachelor’s degree have to take the courses required under this program.</p><p>The new requirements are scheduled to take effect in the Fall of 2015.&nbsp; It eliminates diversity, global awareness, and foreign language requirements from the required undergraduate curriculum.&nbsp; It also reduces science and math requirements.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:07:30 +0000 Erin Jones 56319 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Controversial Change In University Of Wyoming Curriculum UW Students And Gov. Mead Learn About Coal Technologies in Australia http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-students-and-gov-mead-learn-about-coal-technologies-australia <p>Governor Matt Mead recently attended an Advanced Coal Technology Conference in Australia.&nbsp; Eight students from the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources joined him.</p><p>Graduate student Mary Kate McCarney is a geochemist who attended the coal conference.&nbsp; She said she appreciated the fact that students were included in the conversation at the conference.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:02:19 +0000 Melodie Edwards 56103 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW Students And Gov. Mead Learn About Coal Technologies in Australia UW Considers Raising Tuition http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-considers-raising-tuition <p>University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity is proposing that UW raise tuition and fees in the next academic year. In a recent letter McGinity proposed that the university increase tuition by four percent and student fees by $91. This would mean a rise in full time resident tuition by&nbsp;$211 to $4,615.</p><p></p><p>UW Vice President of Government and Communication affairs Chris Boswell says though&nbsp;that the University has several options in the future to help with rising costs of utilities, building maintenance and supplies.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:56:10 +0000 Jordan Giese 55925 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW Considers Raising Tuition First Annual UW Jazz Fest Draws Student Groups From Around The State http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/first-annual-uw-jazz-fest-draws-student-groups-around-state <p>The University of Wyoming is hosting its <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/finearts/jazzfest/">first annual jazz festival</a> Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28. Both days are filled with concerts by high school and middle school jazz groups from around Wyoming. Guest artists from around the country will provide feedback to the performers and conduct clinics with the groups. UW professor and festival organizer Scott Turpen says first and foremost, the festival is about education.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:14:52 +0000 Micah Schweizer 55695 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net First Annual UW Jazz Fest Draws Student Groups From Around The State Salmon Research In The Northwest Could Help Wyoming Fish http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/salmon-research-northwest-could-help-wyoming-fish <p>A study by several University of Wyoming researchers on salmon spawning in the Pacific Northwest could help pacific fish populations as well as Wyoming trout numbers. Clifford Riebe is an assistant professor in UW's Geology Department and helped author the study.</p><p>The report says certain kinds of riverbeds help salmon spawning and since trout and salmon are closely related Riebe says managers in both areas could use the data to grow fish populations.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:15:38 +0000 Jordan Giese 55432 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Salmon Research In The Northwest Could Help Wyoming Fish Filmmaker Shares Global Adventures At UW http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/filmmaker-shares-global-adventures-uw <p>Alison Teal grew up traveling the world with her adventure-photographer parents. She’s following in their footsteps by globetrotting with a camera and a pink surfboard to create the online TV show <a href="http://alisonsadventures.com/">Alison’s Adventures</a>. Teal <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/02/adventurer-and-filmmaker-alison-teal-sets-uw-program-march-12.html">shares her cross-cultural experiences at the University of Wyoming on Wednesday, March 12</a>. She stopped by the WPM studios to speak with Wyoming Public Media’s Micah Schweizer.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:28:17 +0000 Micah Schweizer 55184 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Filmmaker Shares Global Adventures At UW “Cowboys” The Story Of The 1943 National Basketball Champions Hits The Big Screen http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/cowboys-story-1943-national-basketball-champions-hits-big-screen <p>The University of Wyoming won the national college basketball championship in 1943. Shortly after their triumph, several Cowboys started training for a bigger fight: World War II.</p><p>A new movie about the Cowboys’ epic championship game victory over St. John’s University in fabled Madison Square Garden premieres tonight, March 6, in Laramie at The Wyo Theater at 7pm.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:54:09 +0000 Bob Beck 54964 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net “Cowboys” The Story Of The 1943 National Basketball Champions Hits The Big Screen New Video-Dance Explores Human Relationship To Nature http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/new-video-dance-explores-human-relationship-nature <p>A new video-dance <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/02/uw-presents-spring-dance-concert-march-6-8.html">premiers at the University of Wyoming this week</a>. To make the five-minute video, three dancers improvised in front of the camera at Curt Gowdy State Park and Lake Hattie, near Laramie. The video-dance explores what it means for the dancers to be fully present in and influenced by nature—hence the title, ‘by and in.’ Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer spoke with the film’s director, Rachael Shaw.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:58:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 54834 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net New Video-Dance Explores Human Relationship To Nature UW Symphony Collaborates With Visiting Artists http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-symphony-collaborates-visiting-artists <p>On Thursday, March 6,<a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/02/uw-symphony-performs-march-6.html"> the University of Wyoming Symphony is collaborating with two guest artists</a>: jazz harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret and visiting conductor Tonu Kalam. Kalam has directed professional orchestras around the world, and for more than two decades, he’s directed the University of North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer asked Kalam what he most enjoys about conducting student orchestras.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 54853 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW Symphony Collaborates With Visiting Artists Halliburton Donates $3M To University Of Wyoming http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/halliburton-donates-3m-university-wyoming <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Wyoming is getting a major donation for its new energy and engineering research complex.&nbsp; Halliburton is giving $2 million to be applied&nbsp;towards a 'high bay' research facility.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Bob Beck 54866 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Halliburton Donates $3M To University Of Wyoming Budget Goes To The Governor And The Senate Debates Medicaid http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/budget-goes-governor-and-senate-debates-medicaid <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wyoming House and Senate have agreed to changes in the state budget bill. &nbsp;The bill gives public employees a roughly 2.4 percent pay hike, provides money for improvements at community colleges and the University of Wyoming, and $175 million for local governments. &nbsp;Senator Eli </span>Bebout<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> called it a responsible budget.</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:41:37 +0000 Bob Beck 54806 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Budget Goes To The Governor And The Senate Debates Medicaid New Study To Investigate Declines In Pronghorn Populations http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/new-study-investigate-declines-pronghorn-populations <p>Wyoming’s pronghorn populations have been&nbsp;declining&nbsp;rapidly in the last ten years and&nbsp;a coalition of groups including&nbsp;the University of Wyoming and Game and Fish are trying to figure out why.&nbsp; In 2010,&nbsp;there were over 500,000 pronghorn in the state.&nbsp;&nbsp;Today, that number has dropped to a little more than 400,000.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:54:33 +0000 Melodie Edwards 54766 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net New Study To Investigate Declines In Pronghorn Populations Bebout: UW Treated Well In Budget Bill http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/bebout-uw-treated-well-budget-bill <p>The Wyoming House and Senate approved their versions of the state budget on Friday and will now work on reaching a compromise to send to the Governor.&nbsp; One of the entities that received a lot of attention was the University of Wyoming.&nbsp; Senate Appropriations Chairman Eli Bebout said that UW was treated well.</p><p></p><p>“We made some cuts, that’s what we do.&nbsp; But we gave some endowment money, we are moving ahead on a tier 1 Engineering College, we did the double-A, looking at the Corbett pools, we did that endowed chair for petroleum engineering.”</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:58:30 +0000 Bob Beck 54461 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Bebout: UW Treated Well In Budget Bill Lawmakers Withdraw Amendment Requiring UW Deans To Meet With Legislators http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/lawmakers-withdraw-amendment-requiring-uw-deans-meet-legislators <p>The Wyoming House and Senate withdrew an amendment that stirred up segments of the University of Wyoming community Wednesday. The Amendment would&nbsp;have&nbsp;been added to&nbsp;the&nbsp;budget bill.&nbsp;</p><p>It required UW deans to meet with a special legislative committee to discuss areas of mutual concern and ways to enhance the educational missions of their departments.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:00:57 +0000 Bob Beck 54291 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Lawmakers Withdraw Amendment Requiring UW Deans To Meet With Legislators Study Finds Forest Growth Dictated By Bedrock, Not Just Climate http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/study-finds-forest-growth-dictated-bedrock-not-just-climate <p>A study by UW scientists finds that bedrock plays as big of a role as climate in determining how much vegetation grows in an area.</p><p>Bedrock is the layer of rock beneath the soil.</p><p>Lead author Jesse Hahm says he did the research because he was puzzled by the patchiness of forest cover.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:54:48 +0000 Willow Belden 54139 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Study Finds Forest Growth Dictated By Bedrock, Not Just Climate UW’s Public Art Policy Formalized http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-s-public-art-policy-formalized <p>The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has formalized a public art policy that's been informally in effect since 2012. The policy creates the President’s Public Art Committee, which is made up of five members from art and non-art departments on campus. The Committee is responsible for reviewing art works proposed for installation on and around campus, and providing recommendations. The UW President, in consultation with the President of the Trustees makes the final call.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:56:07 +0000 Irina Zhorov 53956 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW’s Public Art Policy Formalized Yellowjackets Take Stage With UW Jazz Ensemble http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/yellowjackets-take-stage-uw-jazz-ensemble <p></p><p>Grammy-award winning jazz group, the Yellowjackets, will perform with the University of Wyoming Jazz Ensemble Thursday night.&nbsp;The Yellowjackets will also conduct workshops with UW musicians. &nbsp;UW Jazz Ensemble director Scott Turpen says the Yellowjackets’ visit is part of the music department’s Eminent Artist-in-Residence program.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:11:49 +0000 Rebecca Golden 53904 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Yellowjackets Take Stage With UW Jazz Ensemble The Art Behind Creating An Art Exhibition http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/art-behind-creating-art-exhibition <p>The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum/visit/exhibitions/index.html" target="_blank">spring exhibitions</a> are now open to the public. Current displays feature everything from visiting artist Bently Spang’s burnt tree rubbings to student and faculty work to American Gothic landscapes. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s a look at what goes into putting all that art on the wall.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 53845 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net The Art Behind Creating An Art Exhibition Conversation Expert Says It’s Important To Have A Plan http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/conversation-expert-says-it-s-important-have-plan <p>On Thursday acclaimed author and speaker Debra Fine will appear at the University of Wyoming Ballroom at 4:30 &nbsp;discussing the art of a conversation.&nbsp; Fine is a former engineer and the founder of the company called The Fine Art of Small Talk.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:00:55 +0000 Bob Beck 53723 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Conversation Expert Says It’s Important To Have A Plan Internationally Acclaimed Conductor Directs UW Student Ensembles http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/internationally-acclaimed-conductor-directs-uw-student-ensembles <p>Maestro Gerard Schwarz raises his baton at the University of Wyoming. The former Seattle Symphony Orchestra director has 13 Grammy nominations and two Emmy wins to his credit, among numerous other awards. Tonight (Feb. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:43:49 +0000 Micah Schweizer 53627 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Internationally Acclaimed Conductor Directs UW Student Ensembles Funding For Statewide WPM Infrastructure Upgrades And Replacements Sought From State http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/funding-statewide-wpm-infrastructure-upgrades-and-replacements-sought-state <p>As part of the UW request to the Wyoming legislature, WPM requested $2.5 million in the 2014 legislative session for critical infrastructure upgrades and replacements. WPM operates sites throughout the state.&nbsp; Many of them are operating on equipment far past its useful time.&nbsp; The most critical sites serve Laramie/Cheyenne and Rock Springs.&nbsp;</p><p>“Wyoming Public Radio” is a state treasure.&nbsp; Every Wyomingite should be able to access on ratio the public programming it provides, as well as critical emergency broadcasts,” says Christina Kuzmych, WPM General Manager.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:32:35 +0000 Wyoming Public Meida 53584 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net