The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyoming's high Laramie Plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountains. It is known as UW (often pronounced "U-Dub") to people close to the university. The university was founded in September 1886, four years before the territory was admitted as the 44th state, and opened in September 1887. The University of Wyoming is unusual in that its location within the state is provided by the state's constitution. The university also offers outreach education in communities throughout Wyoming and online. The University of Wyoming consists of seven colleges: agriculture and natural resources, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering and applied sciences, health sciences, and Law. The university maintains the combination of large university benefits matched with the feel of a smaller college. UW also offers a variety of cultural and social activities. The university offers over 190 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs including Doctor of Pharmacy and Juris Doctor.
Bet-hedging dry forest resilience to climate-change threats
New research shows that the most significant current threat to western dry forests is from insect outbreaks and droughts, not wildfires; and historically abundant small trees offer the greatest hope for forest survival and ...
Study of cells during frog development may aid future cancer patients
Two University of Wyoming researchers have found that scaling of cell and nuclear sizes shortly after fertilization contributes to the regulation of gene transcription and cell cycle elongation in African ...
Researchers seek better brucellosis control through vaccine development, vaccination practices
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists at the University of Wyoming hope their brucellosis studies may produce a better vaccine for livestock and are studying whether a change in vaccination ...
New mapping project details big game migrations in Wyoming wilderness
Designated wilderness areas provide important habitat for five of Wyoming's migratory big-game species, according to a first-of-its-kind mapping project involving wildlife researchers at the University of ...
Drilling pads for oil and gas development often exacerbate poor soil conditions
Lack of precipitation, short growing seasons and saline soils containing relatively few nutrients make for scant vegetation in Wyoming's high deserts.
Researchers study elevated CO2 and climate warming in mixed grasslands
Twenty-five small plots in a mixed-grass prairie northwest of Cheyenne may very well provide the clues that Wyoming ranchers and land managers need to make grassland ecosystems more resistant to wide fluctuations ...
Researcher observes temperature variability across the world
If more of the world's climate becomes like that in tropical zones, it could potentially affect crops, insect fitness and malaria transmission, and even confuse migration patterns of birds and mammals worldwide.
Scientist studies how ancestors of today's mammals responded to climate change
About 10 million years into the current Cenozoic Era, or roughly 56 million years ago, during a climate that was hot and wet, two groups of mammals moved from land to water. These were the cetaceans, which ...
New paper calls for more carbon capture and storage research
Federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must involve increased investment in research and development of carbon capture and storage technologies, according to a new paper published by the University of Wyoming's ...
Scientists study how complexity developed from simple cell
(Phys.org) —Consider this a matter of scrambling down the family tree to its roots. Really old roots. Or perhaps it's more like blowing the dust off the family album—the human album—and opening to the first pages billions ...
Engineering light-controlled proteins
(Phys.org) —A University of Wyoming professor has engineered proteins that can be activated by near-infrared light as a way to control biological activities in deep tissues of small mammals.
Squirrels counter evolutionary impact of fire on lodgepole pine
Reproductive response of lodgepole pine trees to fire in Yellowstone National Park is countered by the effects of squirrels eating pine seeds, two University of Wyoming researchers have documented.
Bacteria show promise in restoring aquifers used in uranium mining
Wyoming's resurgent uranium industry could get a further boost from University of Wyoming scientists, whose research on post-mining environmental restoration is yielding extremely promising results.
Researchers detail newly discovered deer migration
A team of researchers including University of Wyoming scientists has documented the longest migration of mule deer ever recorded, the latest development in an initiative to understand and conserve ungulate ...
Student studies dry lines in Southeastern Wyoming
In southeastern Wyoming, people are more than ready this time of year to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Then, suddenly, they feel the wind pick up and the temperatures cool ‑‑ signs of an impending thunderstorm.