Category Archives: University of Wyoming

International Connections at the American Heritage Center

On July 25th the US Ambassador to Tunisia, Jake Walles, attended a reception in his honor sponsored by UW’s International Programs and held in the AHC’s George Rentschler Room.  Prior to the formal start of the reception—indeed, delaying that start … Continue reading

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Urban Mountain Climbing

As you might already know, the Centennial Complex’s twenty-year-old roof is currently undergoing replacement; allegedly, the enormous amount of scaffolding required to encapsulate the building has created a scaffolding shortage in five nearby states. Ever wonder what the view would look … Continue reading

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Please Pardon Our Progress

If you’ve been on the University of Wyoming campus recently, the Centennial Complex is a hive of activity that’s hard to miss.  Covered in scaffolding while the building receives a new roof, the construction project is well underway.  You can … Continue reading

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The AHC Has a New Website

The University of Wyoming has been greatly advancing the University’s web presence in recent years, and this month the AHC finally caught up by converting its website to the established look-and-feel of the university’s website and brand standards. Though the … Continue reading

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UW Football Goes Bowling (1951 and 2011)

The AHC invites all University of Wyoming football fans gearing up for the 2011 New Mexico Bowl to watch some highlights of past UW football glory. In the 1951 Gator Bowl, Eddie “Boom Boom” Talboom led the Cowboys to a … Continue reading

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New UW Initiative Honors Wallop, Aims to Educate on Democracy

 Whether through statesmanship, discourse or love of state and country, Malcolm Wallop has been a symbol for democracy throughout his remarkable political and public service career.  A newly-created University of Wyoming initiative, founded by a group of former Wallop staffers … Continue reading

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Black 14 Panel Discussion Reaches Wyoming High School Students

The AHC’s Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership held a panel discussion of participants from the Black 14 incident that occurred at the University in 1969. The panel occurred on September 22, 2010 and is available for … Continue reading

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Black 14 Films at AHC and Online

In October 1969, fourteen Black college football players were dismissed from the University of Wyoming football team because they wanted to wear armbands when playing against Brigham Young University to protest the alleged racial policies of the Church of Jesus … Continue reading

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Sam Knight – The Great Geologist

WyoFile published a great article yesterday on famed UW Geology Professor and Wyoming Citizen of the Century, Samuel Howell Knight, called “Sam Knight – The Great Geologist Who Could Take Correction From a Neighborhood Kid“. The article arrives on the … Continue reading

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