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May 2018 Releases


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two men playing guitars J Shogren Shanghai’d Duo Opens UW Summer Concert Series June 6

May 31, 2018 — Local musicians J Shogren Shanghai’d Duo will open the 2018 Summer Concert Series Wednesday, June 6, at the University of Wyoming.

logo of summer astronomy challenge Summer Solstice, Activity Challenge Highlight June Planetarium Schedule at UW

May 31, 2018 — During June, the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will celebrate the summer solstice and once again host its annual Summer of Astronomy Activity Challenge.

University of Wyoming Calendar for June 4-10

May 31, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled June 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet June 15

May 31, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, June 15, at the BP Collaboration Center in the Energy Innovation Center on the UW campus.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Friday

May 31, 2018 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will take place Friday, June 1, at 7 a.m. via teleconference.

head shot of man Comedian, Actor Ken Jeong to Appear at UW Oct. 6

May 30, 2018 — Comedian and actor Ken Jeong will perform a stand-up comedy set in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

man standing beside bus UW Bus Driver to Compete in National Roadeo Competition

May 30, 2018 — Jody Sullivan is eager to demonstrate on the national level the driving and safety skills he has learned as a University of Wyoming transit bus operator.

Religion Today logo UW Religion Today: Movie Superheroes and Divine Play

May 30, 2018 — When is a human not a human? When he or she is a superhero!

Bray to Succeed Flanigan as UW’s First-Year Seminar Coordinator

May 29, 2018 — Meg Flanigan, the University of Wyoming’s first-year seminar (FYS) coordinator since the start of the new University Studies Program in 2015, will return full-time to her home Department of Zoology and Physiology this fall.

man and woman on horses UW's AHC Learns ‘Hoppy’s Saddle’ Actually Was Wife’s

May 29, 2018 — Research by a student worker at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) has determined that a saddle displayed for years as “Hopalong Cassidy’s Saddle” actually was used by his wife in the early TV show.

headshot of man UW Grad Student Selected for Summer Research Seminar

May 29, 2018 — A University of Wyoming College of Education Ph.D. student in literacy education has been accepted into the prestigious annual Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Composition Research.

UW in the News

May 29, 2018 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles:

UW Seeks Faculty Accreditation Fellows

May 29, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs invites applications from UW faculty and/or academic professionals to serve as UW Faculty Accreditation Fellows (FAF) during the spring semester of 2019 and, if desired, summer session and fall semester 2019.

Campus Construction Update for May 27-June 2

May 25, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 27-June 2 at the University of Wyoming:

woman outdoors UW Department of Physics and Astronomy Grad Student Wins NASA Fellowship

May 25, 2018 — Jessica Sutter, a third-year graduate student in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, is one of eight astrophysics students, out of 177 applicants, to receive a $45,000 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF).

UW Receives Funding for Carbon Storage Feasibility Project

May 25, 2018 — The University of Wyoming has received a $9.77 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to proceed with a project to determine the feasibility of establishing a commercial-scale geological storage complex for carbon dioxide (CO2) in Wyoming.

UW Trustees Budget Committee to Meet Tuesday

May 25, 2018 — The Biennium Budget Committee of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 29, from 9-11 a.m. via teleconference.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 28-June 3

May 24, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled May 28-June 3 at the University of Wyoming:

UW and Freie Universität Berlin Collaborate on Research, More

May 24, 2018 — A University of Wyoming delegation will travel to Berlin, Germany, next month to sign a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) between UW and Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) that will expand research and student exchange between the two universities.

UW President Special Guest at Annual Forage Field Day in Lingle

May 24, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols is the special guest at the sixth annual Forage Field Day Tuesday, June 12, near Lingle.

UW Summer High School Institute Names Participants

May 24, 2018 — An opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth for 90 talented rising juniors throughout the state will be presented in the 33rd annual Summer High School Institute (HSI) June 10-30 at the University of Wyoming.

Long-Term Research Shows Domestic Cattle Resist Oral Exposure to Chronic Wasting Disease

May 23, 2018 — Cattle fed extremely high oral doses of chronic wasting disease (CWD)-infected brain material or kept in heavily prion-contaminated facilities for 10 years showed no neurological signs of the disease.

UW Trustees, Administration, Faculty Leaders Agree on Regulation Changes

May 23, 2018 — Leaders of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, the UW Faculty Senate and the administration have reached consensus on changes to university regulations governing how UW would respond to any future, significant reduction in its budget.

two men talking WTBC CEO Jon Benson e2e Program Speaker at UW

May 23, 2018 — For the past 13 years, Jon Benson has been at the helm of the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC). On June 6, the WTBC CEO will say goodbye during the Laramie chapter meeting of the e2e Wyoming program. Benson will retire at the end of June.

weathered old buildings on a hillside Exhibition Celebrating Carissa Gold Mine Opens in UW Visual Arts Gallery

May 22, 2018 — A new exhibition by current and former University of Wyoming artists Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer and Margaret Wilson is now on display through Sept. 14 at the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building gallery, located at 22nd Street and Willett Drive.

adults and children using art supplies at a long table UW Art Museum to Offer Family Workshop June 2

May 22, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host Family Saturday Workshop June 2 from 10 a.m.-noon.

UW Wins Grant for Buddhist Studies Professorship

May 22, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will create a professorship in Buddhist studies, thanks to a grant from the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation.

First Look at WyoCloud Human Capital Management System May 24 at UW

May 21, 2018 — To prepare the University of Wyoming campus community for WyoCloud Human Capital Management (HCM), the WyoCloud team will host “deep dive” sessions throughout the summer to provide live demonstrations of the new HCM system and answer employee questions.

UW Announces Memorial Day Closures

May 21, 2018 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Actions

May 21, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following personnel items during its meeting Friday, May 11.

head portrait of a man UW’s Robertson Helps Write Standards for Preparing Literacy Professionals

May 21, 2018 — University of Wyoming College of Education Assistant Professor Dana Robertson, executive director of UW’s Literacy Research Center and Clinic, was part of a team of 28 literacy experts that recently wrote updated standards for preparing literacy professionals.

Campus Construction Update for May 20-26

May 18, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

Sarah Boyer, Tamara Mason, Nicole McConnell and Joleen Watson Sixteen UW Students Honored at Nursing Convocation

May 18, 2018 — Sixteen recently graduated University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing students were honored with awards during the school’s annual Nursing Convocation ceremony.

UW Presidential Scholarships Now Available for Wyoming’s Top Students

May 18, 2018 — The effort to recruit Wyoming’s best and brightest students to attend the University of Wyoming has received a big boost, thanks to a $500,000 gift from the Joe and Arlene Watt Foundation.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 21-27

May 17, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled May 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a man UW Names VP for Finance and Administration

May 17, 2018 — An experienced higher education administrator who served as president of Temple University and chief financial officer at Indiana University has been appointed as the University of Wyoming’s vice president for finance and administration.

Community Meeting for Enhancing Work with Native Americans in Riverton

May 16, 2018 — A subcommittee of the University of Wyoming’s Native American Affairs Advisory Committee will hold a listening session Thursday, May 17, in Riverton to help UW enhance its work with Native Americans in the region.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Symposium May 30-31 at UW

May 16, 2018 — Recent developments in drone usage, along with technology challenges, acquiring data and legal issues, are among topics at the upcoming Wyoming Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Symposium at the University of Wyoming.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Morality: The Face of Public Christianity

May 16, 2018 — A non-Christian who read recent newspapers to learn about Christianity might arrive at the following picture. Christianity believes that marriage is between a man and woman, so no marriage between members of the same sex. Christianity believes life begins at conception, so no abortion and no stem cell research. Christianity believes that God created the universe, so evolution should not be taught. Sexual activity belongs in marriage, so no premarital sex.

City Delays Water Valve Repair, Related UW Water Outage

May 15, 2018 — The city of Laramie’s water department has delayed plans to repair a broken water valve in the intersection of 13th and Lewis streets.

head portrait of a woman UW President to Visit Worland May 23

May 15, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will meet with Big Horn Basin residents in Worland Wednesday, May 23.

man holding an award UW’s 7220 Entertainment Student Short Film Festival Names Winners

May 15, 2018 — Eight major awards were handed out at the recent 7220 Entertainment Student Short Film Festival, which honored University of Wyoming students who showcased their filmmaking skills.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Mary Behrens to be Honored by AANP

May 15, 2018 — Mary Behrens, a 1998 University of Wyoming nursing alumna, will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception during the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2018 National Conference June 26-July 1 in Denver, Colo.

two butterflies on a black background ‘Butterfly Series’ Exhibition to Open at UW Art Museum May 26

May 15, 2018 — “The Butterfly Series: From the Collection of Jordan W. Finkelstein MD, MSc” will open Saturday, May 26, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

woman watching student work with practice mannequin Holly Miller Receives UW CHS Outstanding Career Achievement Award

May 14, 2018 — Holly Miller recently received the 2018 University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences (CHS) Outstanding Career Achievement Award.

UW Board of Trustees Authorizes Wyoming Union Visioning Study

May 14, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is seeking the services of a third-party firm to help develop a long-term vision for the Wyoming Union.

man gesturing as he talks UW’s Henkel Wins Book Award from Working-Class Studies Association

May 14, 2018 — Scott Henkel, a University of Wyoming assistant professor in the departments of English and African American and Diaspora Studies, has won an award from the Working-Class Studies Association (WCSA) for his book, “Direct Democracy: Collective Power, the Swarm, and the Literatures of the Americas.”

head portrait of a woman UW’s Leonard Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Research Chair in STEM Education

May 14, 2018 — Jacqueline Leonard, director of the University of Wyoming’s Science and Mathematics Teaching Center (2012-16) and professor of elementary and early childhood education (2012-present) in the College of Education, has been selected for a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in STEM Education award.

Campus Construction Update for May 13-19

May 11, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

Final AVP for Global Engagement Candidate to Visit UW Monday

May 11, 2018 — The final candidate for the position of associate vice provost for global engagement at the University of Wyoming is scheduled to give a public presentation at UW Monday.

two men looking at a laptop computer UW Adds Cybersecurity Certificate Program

May 11, 2018 — The University of Wyoming has taken another step to become a national hub for cybersecurity.

UW Pharmacy Students to Participate in Innovative Exchange Program with Howard University

May 11, 2018 — This fall, the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy will participate in an innovative exchange program with its counterparts from Howard University’s College of Pharmacy.

UW to Experience Water, Steam Outages Next Week

May 11, 2018 — Portions of the University of Wyoming campus are expected to see water and steam outages as a result of two separate projects next week.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholars Named at UW

May 10, 2018 — Nine University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 14-20

May 10, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled May 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

Keeley Cronin and Emily Madden Powell, Torrington Students Receive Prestigious UW Law Scholarships

May 9, 2018 — Keeley Cronin, of Powell, and Emily Madden, of Torrington, are the recipients of the University of Wyoming College of Law’s Clarence A. Brimmer Scholars award.

overhead view of old buildings UW American Heritage Center Exhibit Series Marks Laramie’s 150th Anniversary

May 9, 2018 — To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Laramie, the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) is hosting a summer exhibit series that spotlights collections depicting Laramie life and history throughout the last 150 years.

UW Nordic Ski Team’s Trash 2 Treasures Project Underway

May 9, 2018 — Members of the University of Wyoming’s Nordic ski team are collecting unwanted items from students, faculty, staff and Laramie community members as part of the club’s annual Trash 2 Treasures fundraiser and community project.

two men and two women standing together UW Receives Renewal Contract to Provide Wyoming Drug Utilization Review Services

May 9, 2018 — The University of Wyoming has been selected to provide Drug Utilization Review (WY-DUR) services to the state of Wyoming through a competitive bidding process administered by the Wyoming Department of Health.

woman talking to a man UW Students Hope to Expand Businesses Through Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Awards

May 9, 2018 — Kennan Oyen nearly dropped out of the annual John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition at the University of Wyoming. Luckily, she didn’t.

Governor’s Brucellosis Coordination Team to Meet in Lander

May 8, 2018 — A brucellosis surveillance update and the latest research information at the University of Wyoming are among topics at the Governor’s Brucellosis Coordination Team meeting Tuesday, May 22, in Lander.

Program Brings Russian Undergraduates to UW

May 8, 2018 — The University of Wyoming has been selected to host three undergraduate students from Russia for the 2018-19 school year through the Year of Exchange in America for Russians (YEAR) Program, funded by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

UW Institute Awards Funding for Oil and Gas Data Projects

May 8, 2018 — Working with private companies, the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) will gain insights into reservoirs and technologies that could result in improved methods to recover stranded oil and gas in the state.

UW Students Receive Phi Beta Kappa Excellence in Liberal Arts Awards

May 8, 2018 — University of Wyoming students were recognized for excellence in research related to the liberal arts during UW’s recent Undergraduate Research Day.

UW’s ‘What in the World?’ Summer Program Scheduled in Centennial

May 8, 2018 — University of Wyoming students and faculty members will give three presentations during the sixth annual “What in the World?” summer program at the Albany County Public Library Centennial branch. All discussions are free and open to the public.

Gamelan Concert Thursday at UW

May 7, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Balinese music ensemble, Gamelan Candra Wyoga, will perform its spring concert Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW College of Education auditorium.

head portrait of a man Kruger Receives UW’s Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award

May 7, 2018 — David Kruger, a librarian in the University of Wyoming Libraries, is the recipient of UW’s 2018 Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award.

RSO Award Winners Announced at UW

May 7, 2018 — University of Wyoming student groups were recently recognized for their efforts during the 16th annual Recognized Student Organization (RSO) Awards of Excellence banquet.

UW AVP for Global Engagement Finalists to Visit Campus

May 7, 2018 — Finalists for the position of associate vice provost for global engagement at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they’re scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning this week.

UW College of Health Sciences Honors 2018 Outstanding Faculty and Staff

May 7, 2018 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences recently honored faculty and staff members for their outstanding contributions to administration, teaching and research.

UW Graduate Students, Mentor Receive Annual Awards

May 7, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate Council have selected the 2018 winners of graduate student and mentor awards for outstanding teaching and research.

UW Summer Hours Begin May 14

May 7, 2018 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will observe summer hours (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) beginning Monday, May 14, through Friday, Aug. 24. Fall semester classes will begin Wednesday, Aug. 29.

head portrait of a man UW’s Bergman Honored by International Society for Environmental Science Career

May 7, 2018 — Longtime University of Wyoming Professor Harold Bergman has been honored with the highest award from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) for people with outstanding careers in the environmental sciences.

man sitting at a computer UW’s Crawford Receives Hollon Family Award

May 7, 2018 — Whether he creates YouTube videos or sets up discussion boards, Scott Crawford finds ways to engage his students and help them succeed in his online statistics courses.

head portrait of a man UW’s De Young Named AED President for One-Year Term

May 7, 2018 — Kyle De Young, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Psychology, will guide the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) during its milestone 25th year.

head portrait of a man UW’s Skinner Becomes Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Member

May 7, 2018 — Longtime University of Wyoming faculty member Donal Skinner, the first dean of UW’s new Honors College, has been inducted as an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

UW’s Top First-Year Course Instructors Honored

May 7, 2018 — The University of Wyoming has presented PIE (Promoting Intellectual Engagement) Awards to 34 instructors who inspire excitement, inquiry and autonomy in first-year courses.

Campus Construction Update for May 6-12

May 4, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

Listening Session for Enhancing Work with Native Americans May 16 at UW

May 4, 2018 — A University of Wyoming subcommittee will hold a listening session Wednesday, May 16, to help UW enhance its work with Native Americans in the region.

head portrait of a woman UW Counseling Student Receives National Scholarship

May 4, 2018 — A University of Wyoming College of Education graduate student has received an $8,000 rural scholarship from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation.

UW Trustees Set Agenda for May 9-11 Meeting

May 4, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will discuss UW’s proposed 2018-19 budget and consider a number of other issues during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, May 9-11.

AVP for Global Engagement Finalists to Visit UW

May 3, 2018 — Finalists for the position of associate vice provost for global engagement at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they’re scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning next week.

group of people in neon safety vests Career Event Provides UW Students Look into Industry in Sweetwater County

May 3, 2018 — Nineteen University of Wyoming students recently participated in a “Live Local, Work Local” career experience in Sweetwater County. The program provides students opportunities to live and work in Wyoming.

Chief Washakie Scholars Selected at UW

May 3, 2018 — Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to 18 University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year. They will be recognized at the American Indian Studies honoring of graduates ceremony Friday, May 11, at 5 p.m. in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, located at 222 S. 22nd St.

head portrait of a man Governor to Meet with UW MBA Students Friday

May 3, 2018 — Gov. Matt Mead will discuss the ENDOW (Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming) initiatives with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, May 4, in the College of Business.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 7-13

May 3, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled May 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

students in caps and gowns viewed from above UW Commencement Ceremonies May 12

May 3, 2018 — A former Wyoming governor, a respected industry and community leader, the first female state geologist and three University of Wyoming students are among speakers at UW’s spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 12.

head portrait of a man UW Student Nichole Taylor to Speak at 2018 Nursing Convocation

May 3, 2018 — Nichole Taylor, a University of Wyoming Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program graduate-elect from Gillette, has been selected to deliver the Nursing Convocation 2018 message this year. The ceremony is scheduled Friday, May 11, from 2-4 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

dancers on a stage UW Theatre and Dance Tours ‘Six Songs from Ellis’ in Nine Wyoming Communities

May 3, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will tour nine Wyoming communities performing “Six Songs from Ellis,” an original work that captures the voices of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island in one of the greatest human migrations of all time.

young woman with a scupture of a bird of prey More Than 500 Participants Expected for UW’s Women in STEM Conference

May 2, 2018 — More than 500 junior and senior high school students from across the state will descend upon the University of Wyoming campus May 15 to learn more about science and its various disciplines.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: The Morality of God

May 2, 2018 — One of the most memorable lines in the 2008 movie “Frost/Nixon” is when the former president says bluntly, “when the president does it, that means it’s not illegal.”

head portrait of a woman UW Student Wins Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award

May 2, 2018 — Sachintha Mendis, a former master’s degree student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming, has received the prestigious Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).

UW Trustees Budget Committee Hearings May 7-8

May 2, 2018 — Units of the University of Wyoming will present their proposed 2018-19 budgets to the Budget Committee of the UW Board of Trustees Monday and Tuesday, May 7-8.

head portrait of a man Cheyenne's LeBlanc Finalist for UW’s Tobin Award

May 1, 2018 — Steven LeBlanc, of Cheyenne, was among four finalists for the 2018 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

head portrait of a man Cheyenne’s Mallory Finalist for UW’s Tobin Award

May 1, 2018 — Samuel Mallory, of Cheyenne, was among four finalists for the 2018 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

head portrait of a woman Huron Student Finalist for UW’s Spitaleri Award

May 1, 2018 — Renae Wollman, from Huron, S.D., was among six finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of a woman Laramie Student Finalist for UW’s Spitaleri Award

May 1, 2018 — Alanna Elder, from Laramie, was among six finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of a woman Local Student Finalist for UW’s Spitaleri Award

May 1, 2018 — Marisa Moret, from Fort Collins, Colo., was among six finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of a woman Rock Springs Student Finalist for UW’s Spitaleri Award

May 1, 2018 — Katherine Jacobs, from Rock Springs, was among six finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of a woman Sheridan County Student Finalist for UW’s Spitaleri Award

May 1, 2018 — Sara Ellingrod, from Clearmont, was among six finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating woman.

cone-shaped building and building attached to it UW Art Museum to Host Community Strategic Planning Session May 7

May 1, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a community strategic planning session Monday, May 7, from 4-7 p.m. in the museum classroom.

sea otters floating on their backs UW Researchers Study How to Improve Southern Sea Otters’ Chances of Survival

May 1, 2018 — University of Wyoming researchers have been studying how best to bolster the southern sea otter population, which suffers from low genetic diversity and has been further ravaged by Toxoplasma brain disease and others, shark attacks and illegal shootings by fishermen.

head portrait of a man Wheatland Student Finalist for UW’s Tobin Award

May 1, 2018 — Tyler Shockley, of Wheatland, was among four finalists for the 2018 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.


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