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2009-01-07 11:25:00

At first, figuring out how pebble-sized rocks organize themselves in evenly-spaced patterns in sand seemed simple and even intuitive. But once Andrew Leier, an assistant geoscience professor at the U of C, started observing, he discovered that the most commonly held notions did not apply. And even more surprising, was that his findings revealed answers to NASA's questions about sediment transport and surface processes on Mars. Those results are published in this month's edition of Geology....

2008-11-13 12:00:17

GE Energy and the University of Wyoming today announced an agreement to further cleaner coal technology, making coal-fired power generation more viable in America. Under the agreement, GE and the university will develop the High Plains Gasification Advanced Technology Center to accelerate the commercial use of cleaner coal technology. In the United States, coal supplies more than 50 percent of the country's current electricity generation and it plays an important role in meeting the...

2008-09-29 09:00:00

By Becky Orr By Becky Orr borr@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - Pat Will, a veteran music teacher is the new president of the Cheyenne Teachers Education Association. CTEA has more than 800 members, including teachers, social workers, speech pathologists, librarians and counselors. Will has been president since Aug. 1. She teaches general music in grades K-6, strings in grades 4-6 and orchestra in grades 5-6 at Deming-Miller elementary schools. A native of Cheyenne, she is a graduate...

2008-09-13 09:00:19

By Becky Orr By Becky Orr borr@wyomingnews.com LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming set a record for 2007-08 by earning $78 million in research money. The funds came from state, federal and private industry grants. The university has set a record every year for the last 22 years, said Bill Gern, UW's vice president for research and economic development. The money goes to faculty, research scientists and administrative employees at UW. They apply for grants or scholarships to do...

2008-09-12 09:00:41

By Becky Orr At his speech, Tom Buchanan said UW must work to make higher education available to everyone. By Becky Orr borr@wyomingnews.com LARAMIE - University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan wants the state to start a scholarship program to help college students who aren't fresh out of high school. Buchanan spoke about a statewide program similar to the Hathaway Scholarship during his speech Thursday at the UW convocation here. Nearly 40 percent of UW's students are 25 and...

2008-09-12 09:00:38

By Mary Voelz Chandler While Colorado's Front Range sulked in a cold, gray Monday, I was on a field trip above the clouds, a follow-the-numbers game of finding numerous large-scale pieces of sculpture. The occasion is "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational," an installation of 18 works on the University of Wyoming campus and in the town of Laramie. The exhibition, which formally opens today, was organized by the UW Art Museum, which decided to turn the need to close its galleries for...

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2008-08-29 11:55:00

Molten plume of material beneath Yellowstone cooler than expected The geysers of Yellowstone National Park owe their existence to the "Yellowstone hotspot"--a region of molten rock buried deep beneath Yellowstone, geologists have found. But how hot is this "hotspot," and what's causing it? In an effort to find out, Derek Schutt of Colorado State University and Ken Dueker of the University of Wyoming took the hotspot's temperature. The scientists published results of their research, funded by...

2008-06-27 12:03:00

By Becky Orr, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Jun. 27--CHEYENNE -- A report says the University of Wyoming doesn't require future elementary teachers to take enough coursework to teach mathematics. And it gives the school a failing mark for its efforts to prepare elementary educators in that subject. The report, released today by the National Council on Teacher Quality, studied 77 education schools in 49 states. It looks at how well colleges prepare elementary educators to teach math....

2008-06-22 09:00:07

By Becky Orr By Becky Orr borr@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - Ten graduate students at the University of Wyoming are part of a unique posse. These members of UW's Science Posse help junior high and high school students get excited about science. They visit students and teachers throughout Wyoming to help make them more aware of science and scientific research. "In general, we're trying to get kids interested in science and realize there are jobs and opportunities in science," said Jesse...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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