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May 2019 Releases


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man and woman standing in front of a bank of video screens Four UW Students to Participate in Internship Program at Idaho National Laboratory

May 31, 2019 — Midstream oil and gas operations are increasingly faced with costly, highly scrutinized events that stem from aging (leaks and explosions), natural occurrences (floods, seismic activity and extreme weather), and cyber intrusion and attack. One approach to address these issues involves the use of integrated, intelligent monitoring and control systems -- or secure embedded intelligence (SEI).

three women standing together UW-Casper Social Work Grads Make Earning a Bachelor’s Degree a Family Affair

May 31, 2019 — Traci Keating and her daughter, Whitney Henrichsmeyer, have something unique in common besides being members of a close-knit family consisting of Keating, her husband of 25 years and their seven children.

Business Innovation Expo Pairs UW Students with Real-World Projects

May 30, 2019 — University of Wyoming College of Business faculty and students recently participated in the third semiannual Business Innovation Expo.

University of Wyoming Calendar for June 3-9

May 30, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled June 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

computer servers with Cheyenne spelled out on the outside of them UW Faculty Have Until June 21 to Apply for Supercomputer Use

May 30, 2019 — University of Wyoming faculty members who are interested in using the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne for their computational research have until June 21 to submit an application to request a large core-hour allocation on Cheyenne, the current supercomputer at the NWSC.

Mendick Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

May 28, 2019 — Laurie Mendick, University of Wyoming Libraries executive business manager, is the recipient of the UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award for her contributions during 2018.

UW Article Examining Farm Productivity Receives Agricultural Economics Journal Honor

May 28, 2019 — A paper examining farm productivity and innovation, co-written by a faculty member in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, has received honors from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

woman sitting outside UW Nursing Faculty Member Invited to Apple Digital Innovation Boot Camp

May 28, 2019 — University of Wyoming nursing faculty member J’Laine Proctor was selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to participate in the 2019 AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Boot Camp in Austin, Texas, this summer.

Wellness Center Offers Self-Improvement Programs for UW Faculty, Staff, Students

May 28, 2019 — A recently published summer schedule of programs to promote wellness is offered through the Wellness Center, located in the University of Wyoming’s Half Acre Recreation facility.

head portrait of a man Wyoming SBDC Network Selects Associate State Director

May 28, 2019 — A University of Wyoming alumnus who has 25 years of small business experience has been hired to serve as associate state director of the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network.

Memorial Service for Former UW Wrestling Coach Steven Suder on Campus May 28

May 24, 2019 — A memorial service for former University of Wyoming head wrestling Coach Steven Suder, who died earlier in the week, will be Tuesday, May 28, at 2 p.m. in the UniWyo Sports Complex. At the time of his death, Suder was an academic advising professional for UW’s Advising Career and Exploratory Studies.

people carving leg of lamb UW Extension Sheep Specialist Shepherds Savory Showdown

May 24, 2019 — The caramelized and long-cooked leg of lamb, skewered marinated kabobs, chops and slow-cooked shoulder meat brought into the classroom were the tip of the iceberg in the animal science class at the University of Wyoming.

woman standing outside Kwanna King Selected New UW Registrar

May 23, 2019 — Kwanna King has been selected as the new University of Wyoming registrar following a national search. She begins her duties Wednesday, May 29.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 27-June 2

May 23, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled May 27-June 2 at the University of Wyoming:

UW, Company Collaborate on Clean-Coal Test Facility

May 23, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s efforts to help assure the future of the state’s cornerstone coal industry have taken a step forward with the signing of an agreement aimed at developing a cleaner-burning and more efficient coal in the Powder River Basin.

man in lab coat working in a lab UW Graduate Credits Research Opportunities for Admission to Yale School of Medicine

May 23, 2019 — Hunter McCurdy was in his second semester at the University of Wyoming at Casper when he learned about research opportunities he could have as an undergraduate through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Wyoming IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 27-June 2

May 23, 2019 — 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.

UW Trustees Vote to Sell UW Plaza Land to Developer

May 22, 2019 — Ownership of land currently leased by the University of Wyoming for the UW Plaza development will transfer to the company handling the development, following action by the UW Board of Trustees.

man and woman with miscellaneous items UW Statistics Department Engages with Laramie Middle School Students

May 21, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Scott Crawford and Madison Yager recently stopped by Laramie Middle School (LMS) to show students the science behind statistics.

UW Announces Memorial Day Closures

May 20, 2019 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

Laurie Nichols and Brant Schumaker UW Mortar Board Names Award Recipients

May 20, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s senior honor society, Mortar Board, has selected the 2019 winners of awards for outstanding advising, service and dedication.

man standing outside UW Trustees Select Theobald as Acting President

May 20, 2019 — University of Wyoming Vice President for Finance and Administration Neil Theobald has been chosen to serve as the university’s acting president.

woman standing outside UW’s Christensen Participates in Education Program for Museum Leaders

May 20, 2019 — A University of Wyoming Art Museum curator recently participated in the Getty Leadership Institute’s (GLI) NextGen 2019 education program for museum leaders.

Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research Announces Faculty Fellows at UW

May 20, 2019 — The Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (WIHR) has selected recipients for its 2019-2020 cohort of faculty fellows. Selections are for the Humanities Research Group program at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of a man Former Wyoming State Parks Administrator to Join New UW Program

May 17, 2019 — A nationally recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry has been hired to help build the University of Wyoming’s new degree program in outdoor recreation and tourism management.

News, Information Now Posted Real-Time from UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

May 17, 2019 — Real-time news and information from the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UW Extension and the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) are now available at uwagnews.com.

head portrait of a man Pickett Named Dean of UW-Casper

May 17, 2019 — A longtime University of Wyoming faculty member based in Casper has been appointed as dean of UW’s branch campus in that community.

artwork of a woman in a headscarf with writing on her face Two New Exhibitions Open in June at the UW Art Museum

May 17, 2019 — Two new exhibitions will open the beginning of June at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Monday on Acting President Selection

May 17, 2019 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled Monday, May 20, at 8:30 a.m. via teleconference.

head portrait of a woman UW Taps Food Science Expert as Dean of College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

May 17, 2019 — A food scientist, engineer and attorney who is internationally recognized for her expertise in food safety, processing and regulation has been selected to lead the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

woman wearing sunglasses UW’s Science Initiative Awards $1 Million in Seed Grants to 13 Faculty Research Projects

May 17, 2019 — Success of the Wyoming crop and livestock industry has been limited by market accessibility, infertile soils, short growing seasons and low availability of high-quality, low-cost animal feed, says Carrie Eberle, a University of Wyoming assistant professor of plant sciences.

Person in hardhat Career Event Provides UW Students Look into Industry in Campbell County

May 16, 2019 — Thirteen University of Wyoming students recently participated in a “Live Local, Work Local” career experience in Campbell County. The program provides students opportunities to live and work in Wyoming.

Patrick Kikut, Dan McCool, Thomas Minckley and Jason Robison Expanded UW Program Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Powell’s Launch in Green River

May 16, 2019 — Several activities are scheduled May 22-24 to note the 150th anniversary of explorer John Wesley Powell’s expedition down the Green and Colorado rivers from Green River in the Wyoming Territory.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 20-26

May 16, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled May 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

two people white-water rafting UW-Led Expedition to Retrace Famous Voyage Starting Next Week

May 16, 2019 — After years of preparation, the Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition (SCREE) will embark next week on a 70-day rafting trip to commemorate the 150th anniversary of John Wesley Powell’s famous 1869 expedition.

UW Restarts Career Technical Teacher Education Program

May 16, 2019 — A program to train career technical education teachers for Wyoming high schools is being revived, following action by the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

UW Trustees Adopt Academic Calendars for 2020-23

May 16, 2019 — Starting with the 2020-21 school year, University of Wyoming students will see a shorter winter break and have a full week off during the week of Thanksgiving.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 20-26

May 16, 2019 — 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.

UWPD to Begin Bicycle Roundup Next Week

May 15, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) will conduct its annual bicycle roundup on campus starting next week.

UW Students Take Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Equity

May 15, 2019 — Conner Morton, a first-year University of Wyoming WWAMI Medical Education Program student from Casper, has an interesting way of thinking about health equity in rural, underserved communities.

logo UW’s Fisher Innovation Launchpad Announces 16 Finalists

May 15, 2019 — Sixteen innovative businesses -- that range from a company that works like the Indeed job site for graduate students to find opportunities at universities to a business that looks to insure outdoor sports equipment -- created by University of Wyoming graduate and undergraduate students are finalists that will compete for $125,000 in seed funding to grow their businesses.

woman standing by rock wall and waterfall Warming Climate Threatens Microbes in Alpine Streams, New Research Shows

May 15, 2019 — Changes to alpine streams fed by glaciers and snowfields due to a warming climate threaten to dramatically alter the types of bacteria and other microbes in those streams, according to a research team that included a University of Wyoming scientist.

Nine UW DECA Members Compete at International Conference

May 14, 2019 — In only its second year as a chapter, the University of Wyoming’s DECA organization recently received a number of awards at the 2019 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet May 23 in Campbell County

May 14, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Integrated Test Center near Gillette.

man and woman posing together Worland Twins to Embark on Professional Careers After Graduating from UW

May 14, 2019 — DeLancey Hodges remembers getting into a scrap in elementary school and then his sister, Shelby, jumping in to save him. That was probably the last time he had angry words with his twin.

Allison Gernant to Serve as UW’s First-Year Seminar Coordinator

May 13, 2019 — Allison Gernant, a lecturer and faculty coordinator with the University of Wyoming’s Learning Resource Network (LeaRN), has been named the next First-Year Seminar (FYS) coordinator.

Listening Session May 20 on UW Office of Engagement and Outreach Strategic Plan

May 13, 2019 — A campus listening session regarding the draft strategic plan for the University of Wyoming’s Office of Engagement and Outreach (OEO) is scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.

magazine cover Spring Digital Edition of UWyo Magazine Available

May 13, 2019 — Profiles of 40 University of Wyoming students who represent the characteristics of UW’s “The World Needs More Cowboys” marketing campaign are featured in the spring 2019 digital edition of UWyo Magazine.

UW Summer Hours Begin May 20

May 13, 2019 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will observe summer hours (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) beginning Monday, May 20, through Friday, Aug. 30. Fall semester classes will begin Wednesday, Sept. 4.

head photo of a woman UW’s McConigley Chosen for Harvard’s Prestigious Radcliffe Institute

May 13, 2019 — An assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Honors College has been selected for a prestigious fellowship program at Harvard University.

head portrait of a man UW’s Shogren to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Swedish University

May 13, 2019 — University of Wyoming economics Professor Jason Shogren will receive an honorary doctorate from Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU) in Umeå, Sweden, this fall.

UW’s Team Wins First Place in Ethics in Action Video Competition

May 13, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Student Center for the Public Trust (SCPT) placed first in the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Center for the Public Trust’s (CPT) Ethics in Action video competition.

UW Board of Trustees to Interview Three Candidates for Acting President

May 10, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will interview three candidates for the office of acting president of the university during an executive session Wednesday, May 15.

UW Trustees Set Agenda for May 15-17 Meeting

May 10, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to take action on 2020-21 tuition levels and UW’s academic calendar for 2020-23 during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, May 15-17.

two young women work with a microscope Annual Women in STEM Conference Expected to Draw Nearly 500 to UW May 21

May 9, 2019 — Nearly 500 junior and senior high school female students from across the state will descend upon the University of Wyoming campus Tuesday, May 21, to learn more about science and its various disciplines.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 13-19

May 9, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled May 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Trustees Plan Special Teleconference Meeting Friday

May 9, 2019 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled Friday, May 10, at 6 a.m. via teleconference.

UW’s Student Center for Public Trust Chapter Awards Money to Local Nonprofits

May 9, 2019 — For the second year, the University of Wyoming’s Student Center for the Public Trust (SCPT) chapter awarded resources to Laramie nonprofit organizations.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 13-19

May 9, 2019 — 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.

head portrait of a woman UW Student Team’s Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Award to Aid in Enhanced Oil Recovery

May 8, 2019 — Vahideh Mirchi and a colleague entered the John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition at the University of Wyoming with plenty of confidence.

UW Trustees Budget Committee Hearings May 13-14

May 8, 2019 — Units of the University of Wyoming will present their proposed 2019-2020 budgets to the Budget Committee of the UW Board of Trustees Monday and Tuesday, May 13-14.

woman standing in a room WPM Reporter Selected for Harvard Journalism Fellowship

May 8, 2019 — Tennessee Watson, an education reporter with Wyoming Public Media (WPM), has been selected as a Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard Fellow.

‘Donut Stress’ Scheduled During Finals Week for UW Students

May 8, 2019 — Free doughnuts, coffee and testing supplies will be given away in the University of Wyoming Union breezeway May 13-15 from 8-11 a.m.

a woman and two men photograph a large stone head UW Libraries to Host Photogrammetry Lecture May 20

May 7, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Libraries is bringing in three experts from Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) to speak about photogrammetry Monday, May 20.

large building College Factual Ranks UW Department of Geology and Geophysics No. 1

May 6, 2019 — The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in a new “best value” list.

IT Recognizes Winners for Spring Semester at UW

May 6, 2019 — University of Wyoming Information Technology has recognized individuals who demonstrate excellence in the division, including two outstanding student employees. Winners were selected from nominations by UW faculty and staff members.

Listening Session on Gender-Based Violence May 13 at UW

May 6, 2019 — As part of a national initiative to develop and improve response to gender-based violence, the Laramie Police Department will host a listening session Monday, May 13, on the University of Wyoming campus.

Manufacturing-Works to Continue Under New Leadership

May 6, 2019 — A program aimed at helping Wyoming manufacturers achieve success will continue under new leadership, according to the University of Wyoming Office of Research and Economic Development.

Police Dog Training, Certification Sessions on UW Campus This Week

May 6, 2019 — Law enforcement officers and their canine companions will be on the University of Wyoming campus this week to train and be tested for various certifications.

RSO Award Winners Announced at UW

May 6, 2019 — University of Wyoming student groups were recently recognized for their efforts during the 17th annual Recognized Student Organization (RSO) Awards of Excellence banquet.

Second UW Hackathon Scheduled This Fall

May 6, 2019 — The University of Wyoming will host the second annual WyoHackathon event this fall to demonstrate its commitment to blockchain technology.

Stress Management Self-Care Days Scheduled for UW Students During Finals

May 6, 2019 — Self-Care Days are scheduled May 8-17 to help University of Wyoming students curb some of their stress heading into finals week.

UW Pianist Wu Receives Sabbatical Augmentation Award

May 6, 2019 — Chi-Chen Wu, a University of Wyoming associate professor of piano and world-renowned pianist, is the recipient of UW’s 2019 Flittie Sabbatical Augmentation Award.

woman posing with a dog UW Student Earns Prestigious Udall Scholarship

May 6, 2019 — University of Wyoming junior Tessa Wittman, of Minneapolis, Minn., has been named a 2019 Udall Scholar, one of just 55 people to receive the award nationwide this year.

head portrait of a woman Kathryn Tay Finalist for UW’s Outstanding Undergraduate Award

May 3, 2019 — Kathryn Tay, from Cheyenne, was a finalist for the University of Wyoming’s highest honor as a top graduating senior.

head portrait of a woman Kaycee Fillmore Finalist for UW’s Outstanding Undergraduate Award

May 3, 2019 — Kaycee Fillmore, from Pueblo, Colo., was a finalist for the University of Wyoming’s highest honor as a top graduating senior.

group of people sitting outside on rocks Phi Beta Kappa Presents Undergraduate Awards to UW Student Researchers

May 3, 2019 — University of Wyoming students were recognized for excellence in research related to the liberal arts during UW’s recent Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Across the Disciplines symposium.

group of people holding up award papers UW College of Health Sciences Honors 2019 Outstanding Faculty and Staff

May 3, 2019 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences (CHS) honored faculty and staff at the recent CHS Faculty/Staff Meeting and Award Reception April 25

two people on the ground with a tranquilized lion UW-Led Research Shows Cattle Ranching Could Help Conserve Rare African Antelope, Lions

May 3, 2019 — Endangered African antelope and the lions that prey on them may benefit from certain cattle ranching practices in Kenya, according to newly published research led by a 2017 University of Wyoming Ph.D. graduate.

two people leaning over a third person on the ground UW Nursing Students Take Part in Wilderness Medicine Training

May 3, 2019 — The University of Wyoming prepares students for nursing careers, from the bachelor’s to doctoral levels, in a variety of clinical and other settings. However, how would a trained professional nurse practitioner respond to someone needing emergency medical care in a remote wilderness location -- with no medical equipment, no protection from the elements and no immediate contact with outside assistance?

UW Researchers to Present High Plains Aquifer Study Results in Cheyenne

May 3, 2019 — Findings from a University of Wyoming study examining the farm- and community-level effects of alternative groundwater management strategies in eastern Laramie County will be presented at a workshop Tuesday, May 7, in Cheyenne.

four people standing in a row UW Scientists Receive Top Paper Award from American Ornithological Society

May 3, 2019 — University of Wyoming scientists whose research paper challenges the idea that efforts to mitigate and improve habitat conditions for an “umbrella” species benefit other “background” species have received a prestigious ornithology award.

UW Wind Symphony Presents ‘Sonic Seasonings’ May 11

May 3, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music Spotlight Series features the UW Wind Symphony in “Sonic Seasonings” Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

head portrait of a woman Kasandra Kister Finalist for UW’s Outstanding Undergraduate Award

May 2, 2019 — Kasandra Kister, from Riverton, was a finalist for the University of Wyoming’s highest honor as a top graduating senior.

aerial view of large stone building New State Match Launches UW President’s Endowed Scholarship Program

May 2, 2019 — State matching dollars allocated during the 2019 Wyoming legislative session for scholarship support at the University of Wyoming will be used to create a new President’s Endowed Scholarship Program.

Savannah Hook and John David (J.D.) Richardson Two Green River Students Finalists for UW’s Outstanding Undergraduate Award

May 2, 2019 — Two students from Green River were finalists for the University of Wyoming’s highest honor as top graduating seniors.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 6-12

May 2, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled May 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

group of people in a lab UW Faculty Hire Brings Prestigious Cardiac Research Grant to Wyoming

May 2, 2019 — New University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Danielle Bruns has earned a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to fund research on heart disease, expanding UW’s medical research program and increasing Wyoming’s appeal to other top researchers.

Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage Focus of UW Student Presentations May 10

May 1, 2019 — University of Wyoming students will present individual research projects noting the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Wyoming and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the nation.

Ella DeWolf, Jasper Hunt and Shelby Mikkelson Three Laramie Students Finalists for UW’s Outstanding Undergraduate Award

May 1, 2019 — Three students from Laramie were finalists for the University of Wyoming’s highest honor as top graduating seniors.

Jillian Balow, Julian Good and Peter Sherman UW Announces Spring 2019 Commencement Programs

May 1, 2019 — A New York advertising executive and University of Wyoming graduate, an alumnus who is dedicated to improving rural mental health, and Wyoming’s superintendent of public instruction are the keynote speakers for UW’s spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 18.

UW College of Health Sciences Dean Candidates on Campus Next Week

May 1, 2019 — Two candidates for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences are scheduled to visit campus and give public presentations next week.

person talking at podium UW Student, Art Museum Curator Admitted to Winterthur Graduate Program

May 1, 2019 — Kayle Avery, University of Wyoming Art Museum employee and alumnus of UW’s Department of History, has been admitted into the Winterthur Program for American Material Culture at the University of Delaware.

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