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5 hrs ago | County 10 News

Old cemetery behind Ft. Washakie School cedared in Wednesday ceremony

The Board of Trustees of Fremont County School District #21 held a ceremony at a gravesite located behind the elementary building on Wednesday afternoon on ground recently acquired by the school.

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Related Topix: Fort Washakie, WY

11 hrs ago | University Business

8 of 11 top positions remain open at UW

Of the 11 administrators and college deans who resigned from leadership at the University of Wyoming since about the time former President Bob Sternberg took office a year ago, eight of those positions are staffed by interim leaders or are still vacant.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

BBC News

Broken robots 'learn to keep going'

Engineers have taken a step towards having machines that can operate when damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, World News, Japan,

Crain's Cleveland Business

University of Akron hires Matthew J. Wilson as its new law school dean

The University of Akron has hired Matthew J. Wilson - a law professor and administrator from the University of Wyoming College of Law - as its new law school dean.

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KOTA-TV Rapid City

10-screen movie theater planned for Laramie

A developer plans to build a 10-screen movie theater, a sports bar and a retail building in eastern Laramie.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

KSL-TV

Most top UW officials who quit not yet replaced

Most administrators and deans at the University of Wyoming who quit after President Bob Sternberg took office a year ago have yet to be replaced.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

KOTA-TV Rapid City

No fatalities in 21 months on Highway 287

Among those was the Sept. 16, 2001, wreck that was called one of Wyoming's worst transportation tragedies in decades.

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Related Topix: Wyoming Government, Wyoming

Fri Jul 25, 2014

County 10 News

Greg Pierce named new State Archaeologist

Greg Pierce has been selected to serve as the new Wyoming State Archaeologist. He succeeds Dr. Mark Miller who held the title for the past 30 years and retired this spring.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, University of Arizona, East Carolina University

Thu Jul 24, 2014

County 10 News

Wyoming moves forward with world-class College of Engineering facilities

Governor Matt Mead released money to the University of Wyoming for the Engineering Building and the High Bay Research Facility.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Matt Mead

Wed Jul 23, 2014

County 10 News

UW Collaborates on Educational Leadership Effort; Initiative kicked off Tuesday

Efforts to improve the performance of Wyoming's public education system depend significantly upon developing strong leaders to guide teachers in the classroom.

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Related Topix: Wyoming, Education Etc.

Mon Jul 21, 2014

County 10 News

Lander/Green Mountain mule deer group meeting on Wednesday

Kevin Montieth, Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of Wyoming, will be at the meeting to present information on mule deer ecology and his work in the Wyoming Range.

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Related Topix: Lander, WY

Sun Jul 20, 2014

KSL-TV

8 of 11 top positions at UW remain open

Eleven administrators and college deans resigned from the University of Wyoming after about the time former President Bob Sternberg took office a year ago.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Coe questions UW College of Education quality

State lawmakers meeting with University of Wyoming trustees in Casper this week questioned the caliber of UW's College of Education.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

County 10 News

Riverton High School recent graduates conduct research in UW Labs

Recently graduated Riverton High School students Bradley Branson and Virgil Morrison are taking part in an intensive research program at the University of Wyoming designed to promote interest in science careers.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Riverton, WY, Black Hills State University

The Missoula Independent Online

Rockies Today, July 16

Top news links, courtesy of Mountain West News. Groups petition to keep Bakken oil out of older railroad tank cars The Sierra Club and ForestEthics have petitioned the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban the use of older railroad tanker cars, known as DOT-111s, to move Bakken oil, because the older cars rupture when involved in ... (more)

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ThinkProgress

Wyoming Gubernatorial Candidate Calls For Drilling In Yellowstone National Park

There is perhaps no national park more sacrosanct to America than Yellowstone. Anyone who has marveled at its Old Faithful Geyser or looked out at its large herds of roaming bison or stood in awe at its cascading waterfalls has, whether they knew it or not, been the beneficiary of a massively successful government program: conservation of public ... (more)

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Yellowstone National Park, Matt Mead, US Governors, Representative Pete Olson, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Michele Bachmann, Rob Bishop

Planet Jackson Hole

Author shifts perceptions on Matthew Shepard case

The gruesome death of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard catapulted hate crimes into the American spotlight, ultimately influencing major gay rights legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Journalism, Drugs

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Forward

Mystery Mosaic Discovered in Ancient Galilee Synagogue

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Brigham Young University, Trinity University , University of Toronto, and University of Wyoming believe that they have uncovered the first ancient synagogue mosaic to feature a non-biblical narrative.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Brigham Young University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Religion, Judaism, Israel, World News, Middle East

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Metro

NEWIs this the future of the computer mouse?

The gadget, which is fitted with an accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope, can function like a regular mouse on a 2D surface as well being used for touchscreen gestures like double taps and swiping left an right.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

KCWY13

Miller Moths Invading the Region

And no, you're not going crazy: There actually are more of them this year. In neighboring states, the miller's larvae -- the army cutworm -- were unusually abundant this spring, and that's bad news for wheat and alfalfa crops there.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology

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