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December 2018 Releases

Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment Scholarship Applications for 2019-2020 Available at UW

December 21, 2018 — Scholarship applications are now available for the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment for the 2019-2020 academic year at the University of Wyoming.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications for 2019-2020 Available at UW

December 21, 2018 — Scholarship applications are now available for the Northern Arapaho Endowment for the 2019-2020 academic year at the University of Wyoming.

UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Honors Exceptional Personnel

December 21, 2018 — Outstanding staff and faculty members were recognized during the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources annual employee recognition program.

wind farm on the plains UW Researcher Finds Common Ground Among Citizens on Energy Issues

December 21, 2018 — At a time of pronounced political discord, Americans may be less divided on national energy issues than media reporting would suggest, research led by a University of Wyoming marketing professor has found.

two men holding an award UW Soil Scientist, Molecular Biology Professor Recognized for Research

December 21, 2018 — A soil scientist who received the Early Career Research Achievement Award from the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) drew high praise from a Senior Fellow with the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, and the scientist who received the Outstanding Research Award has groundbreaking research in molecular biology.

woman watching dance class UW’s Knight Receives Governor’s Arts Award

December 21, 2018 — Marsha Knight, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance, is the recipient of a 2018 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award.

UW Bulletin Details Pre- and Post-Fire Soils Research at Rogers Research Site

December 20, 2018 — A new University of Wyoming bulletin contributes to the growing knowledge base of ecosystem recovery following high-intensity forest fires.

a planet UW Planetarium Schedule Explores Planets and Alien Life in the New Year

December 20, 2018 — Various planets, alien life and movies are the subjects of programs in the new year at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium.

person skiiing UW Ranks Among Best Colleges for Skiing, Snowboarding

December 20, 2018 — Add skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing to the list of outdoor activities for which the University of Wyoming has achieved a national ranking.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 24-31

December 20, 2018 — A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

mountain lions walking single file down a dirt road UW Researchers Explore Genetics of California Mountain Lions to Inform Future Conservation

December 19, 2018 — Fragmentation of wildlife populations is increasing on a global scale, and understanding current genetic structure, genetic diversity and genetic connectivity is key to informing future wildlife management and conservation.

man and woman standing together UW Holds Naming Ceremony for ‘Nip’s Nook’ at Geological Museum

December 18, 2018 — The University of Wyoming held a naming ceremony today (Tuesday) for the Brainerd “Nip” Mears Nook at the UW Geological Museum.

sign outside building UW Launches Center for Business and Economic Analysis

December 18, 2018 — Part of the University of Wyoming’s newly established Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE), the Center for Business and Economic Analysis (CBEA) supports the economic growth and diversification of Wyoming’s economy through applied economic and business analytics for communities, industries and entrepreneurs who desire a thriving and prosperous Wyoming.

UW Looks at Consolidating Offices, Maintains Services in Jackson

December 18, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is exploring the consolidation of its offices in Jackson but will maintain the current level of service in Teton County.

students walking on campus Statewide Survey Finds Strong Perceptions of UW

December 17, 2018 — A strong majority of Wyoming residents believe the University of Wyoming provides excellent undergraduate education, has steadily improved in recent years and is an appealing place for Wyoming students to attend college, new survey results show.

overhead view of campus in the snow UW Announces Holiday Closures

December 17, 2018 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Saturday, Dec. 22-Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, as well as winter break.

people standing in a row UW Business Students Develop Marketing Plans to Help Laramie School

December 17, 2018 — When new Snowy Range Academy Principal John Cowper turned to University of Wyoming College of Business students for marketing help for the free K-8 public charter school, he didn’t realize how much professional assistance he would receive.

man standing in front of shelves UW Professor Listed Among Most ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ for Fifth Consecutive Year

December 17, 2018 — For the fifth consecutive year, Xiaohong Liu has made Clarivate Analytics’ (formerly Thomas Reuters) list as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the field of geosciences.

three people looking at a computer screen UW Receives Grant to Enhance Dementia-Capable Care in Albany County

December 17, 2018 — The University of Wyoming recently received a grant to provide community-based services for people with dementia and their family caregivers in Albany County.

a woman and two men standing in front of windows UW Professor Leads Research Team on Olfactory Sensory Receptors in Mice

December 14, 2018 — A University of Wyoming researcher and his team have discovered that separating male and female mice, over time, changes the way they smell.

man in a labratory UW Professor Listed Among Most ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ for 2018

December 14, 2018 — Maohong Fan has made Clarivate Analytics’ (formerly Thomas Reuters) list as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the field of chemical and petroleum engineering.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 17-Jan. 6

December 13, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 17-Jan. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

Cultural Competence Workshop Dec. 13 at UW

December 12, 2018 — A workshop to help attendees learn the tools for understanding different cultures is scheduled at the University of Wyoming Thursday, Dec. 13.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Speaking Internationally: The Languages of Joseph, Mary and the Wise Men

December 12, 2018 — The stories of Jesus’ birth are stories of travel.

UW Trustees Select Science Initiative Construction Manager, Master Plan Consultant

December 12, 2018 — A Wyoming company has been selected to serve as construction manager at-risk for the University of Wyoming’s new Science Initiative facility.

head portrait of a man UW Professor Develops Concept to Improve Vocabulary Instruction for Children

December 11, 2018 — Having a poor vocabulary at a young age can impede a student’s long-term academic success. Significantly, this problem disproportionately affects students from low-income and non-English-speaking families.

geyser erupting UW Researchers Granted Rare Chance to Study Old Faithful

December 11, 2018 — Have you ever wondered what it looks like beneath Old Faithful, where the geyser’s waters come from and whether any life exists in that water?

Committee to Plan UW-Casper Student Celebration

December 10, 2018 — The University of Wyoming at Casper has established a “Celebration of Excellence” committee to plan the details of the upcoming reception to acknowledge students who are completing their studies.

head portrait of a man Henkel Appointed as Director of UW’s Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research

December 10, 2018 — Scott Henkel, an associate professor in the Department of English and in African American and Diaspora Studies, has been chosen as the new director of the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (WIHR) at the University of Wyoming.

UW Information Technology Recognizes Excellence

December 10, 2018 — University of Wyoming Information Technology has recognized individuals who demonstrate excellence in the division. Winners were selected from nominations by UW faculty and staff members.

man and woman with a laptop computer UW Student Graduating from WTBC Incubator, Moving Business to Riverton

December 10, 2018 — When Dallin Cooper walks down the aisle to receive his dual degrees in marketing and management from the University of Wyoming Dec. 15, he also will be departing the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), a home where he cultivated his company, Atmosphere Marketing, for the past two years.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

December 7, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, via teleconference.

head portrait of a man Former St. Jude Medical CEO to Meet with UW MBA Students Friday

December 6, 2018 — Dan Starks, former CEO of St. Jude Medical, will share insights into his successful career growing a global Fortune 500 company with UW Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Dec. 7, in the College of Business.

man and several children with tiny boat Jackalope Vessel Undergoing Repairs for New Voyage

December 6, 2018 — The Jackalope may soon have some new hop in its sails. It just needs a little work and spit polish first.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 10-16

December 6, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Students Invited to Construction Management Information Session

December 6, 2018 — All students interested in learning more about an exciting new degree program at the University of Wyoming should attend an upcoming informational session Friday, Dec. 7, at 1:10 p.m. in Room 2014 of the Engineering Building.

UW Joins National Network to Ease Student Transfers

December 5, 2018 — The University of Wyoming has joined a nationwide network of two- and four-year colleges and universities that allows students to block-transfer lower-division general education credits to any member institution.

group of people with prize ribbons and plaques UW Meat Judging Team Cracks Top 10 in National Contest

December 5, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s meat judging team corralled its first top 10 finish of its first season by placing seventh at the 2018 American Meat Science Association International Meat Judging Contest in Dakota City, Neb.

Governor’s Budget Recommendations Include Funding for UW Priorities

December 4, 2018 — Gov. Matt Mead has recommended funding to match private donations for scholarships, academics and athletics at the University of Wyoming, as well as to implement UW’s strategic plan.

head portrait of a man Patent Attorney Joins UW to Lead Technology Transfer Efforts

December 4, 2018 — Experienced patent attorney Henry Nowak has joined the University of Wyoming as director of technology transfer and business resources.

Stress Management and Wellness Events Scheduled at UW

December 4, 2018 — With the end of the semester approaching, the University of Wyoming Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center is doing its part to help the campus community with a variety of healthy stress management events the next two weeks.

a group of ten men Ten Tenors to Perform at UW Dec. 11

December 4, 2018 — The Ten Tenors, an Australian ensemble, will perform as the last act in the University of Wyoming Presents fall series.

Donate Food and Have Parking Fines Reduced at UW

December 3, 2018 — People who have unpaid parking citations of less than $38 at the University of Wyoming can have their fines reduced by donating nonperishable items for a holiday food drive.

people on a phone Fourth Annual UW Giving Day Raises Over $1.1 Million

December 3, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s fourth annual UW Giving Day surpassed all expectations, raising a total of $1,119,348 in gifts and pledges from 1,031 donors.

UW Employee of the Quarter Nominations Now Accepted

December 3, 2018 — Nominations are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming Employee of the Fourth Quarter. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 7.

computer servers with the word Cheyenne on them UW Faculty Have Until Dec. 28 to Apply for Supercomputer Use

December 3, 2018 — University of Wyoming faculty members who are interested in using the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne for their computational research have until Dec. 28 to submit an application to request a large core-hour allocation on Cheyenne, the latest supercomputer at the NWSC.

book cover with sheep on it UW Graduate Julian Publishes Poetry Collection About Wyoming

December 3, 2018 — Recent University of Wyoming graduate Tyler Truman Julian, now a graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at New Mexico State University, has published his first collection of poetry, “Wyoming: The Next Question to Ask (to Answer).”

UW Staff Senate Holiday Food Drive Underway

December 3, 2018 — Nonperishable food donations are now being accepted through Friday, Dec. 7, for the University of Wyoming’s annual holiday food drive, sponsored by Staff Senate.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Today

December 3, 2018 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will take place Monday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. via teleconference.

‘Snowflakes and Sparkles’ Exhibition Starts Dec. 7

December 3, 2018 — “Snowflakes and Sparkles,” an exhibition of jewelry art, opens Friday, Dec. 7, at ArtConnect Gallery, located at 302 S. Second St. in Laramie. An artist reception is scheduled that same day from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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