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November 2019 Releases


man and woman embracing behind a table with hats on stands University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 2-8

November 27, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

woman kneeling beside plant in field UW Research Contributes to Delisting of Plant

November 27, 2019 — Research by University of Wyoming scientists has contributed to the removal of federal protection for a plant found in southeast Wyoming, northern Colorado and western Nebraska.

UW Students Benefit from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant

November 27, 2019 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $55,000 to the University of Wyoming during the past fiscal year for education and research programs -- and for scholarships for entering freshmen from Wyoming communities.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 2-8

November 27, 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.

Annual UW Senior Design Symposium to Showcase Engineering and Applied Science Student Work

November 26, 2019 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science will host its 2019 Senior Design Symposium Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Wyoming Union.

Brazilian Two-Piano Recital at UW Dec. 2

November 26, 2019 — A Brazilian two-piano music concert is 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the University of Wyoming. The concert is free and open to the public.

logo for giving day More than $175K in Matching for Fifth Annual UW Giving Day

November 26, 2019 — Donors to the University of Wyoming can take advantage of over $175,000 in matching opportunities and double their impact on UW Giving Day Tuesday, Dec. 3.

woman and man using broom to attack people huddled by Christmas tree UW Department of Theatre and Dance to Present Christmas Comedy

November 26, 2019 — Members of the University of Wyoming community and the public can ring in the holiday season this December with “How to Survive Your Family at Christmas,” William Missouri Downs’ new comedy about love, family and what is needed to survive holiday gatherings: forgiveness.

photograph of star cluster forming the Pleiades UW Planetarium Offers Variety of Shows in December

November 26, 2019 — December at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium offers a full lineup of programs.

Carlos Henrique Costa and Kaori Uno-Jack UW Symphony Presents ‘Brazilian Surprises’ at UW Dec. 5

November 26, 2019 — Brazilian-themed music will be performed during the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s (UWSO) Musical Mystery Tour fall series Thursday, Dec. 5.

UW Women’s Rugby Team Falls in Elite Eight Round

November 26, 2019 — The University of Wyoming women’s rugby club’s surprising season ended last weekend in the Elite Eight round of the USA Rugby 2019 Division I national playoffs.

UW Announces Thanksgiving Closures

November 25, 2019 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29, for Thanksgiving. UW classes are dismissed Nov. 25-29.

Caleb Hill, Corrine Knapp and Tawnya Plumb UW Faculty Members Receive Engagement Fellowship Awards

November 25, 2019 — Three University of Wyoming faculty members, representing a wide range of disciplines, are recipients of the 2019 Faculty Engagement Fellowship awards.

lots of everyday items put together as an art work UW Hosts Annual Art Intensive for High School Students

November 25, 2019 — Art students from 14 high schools around the state visited the University of Wyoming earlier this month to participate in the annual High School Art Intensive hosted by the Department of Visual and Literary Arts.

house on top of a car UW Researcher: Prayers Can Crowd Out Donations for Disaster Victims

November 25, 2019 — People who offer prayers for victims of natural disasters may be less likely to donate to those victims, according to research by a University of Wyoming economist.

woman posing with a research poster WWAMI Medical Student Compares Seattle to Laramie for Outcomes in Medical Education

November 25, 2019 — Wyoming WWAMI is Wyoming’s medical school, based at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming High School State Theater Festival at UW Dec. 5-7

November 22, 2019 — More than 700 students will participate in the annual Wyoming State Thespian Festival (WSTF) Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5-7, at the University of Wyoming.

Task Force on UW Housing to Meet Friday

November 21, 2019 — The Task Force on University of Wyoming Housing will meet Friday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. in Salons D and E of the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 25-Dec. 1

November 21, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 25-Dec. 1 at the University of Wyoming:

two Christmas trees in the UW Art Museum UW Art Museum Hosts Annual Holiday Events Dec. 5-7

November 21, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will launch the holiday season with the 27th annual Happy Holidays Laramie Festival of Trees Dec. 5-7.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 25-Dec. 1

November 21, 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.

Governor Proposes Funding for UW Endowed Professorships, Energy Research

November 20, 2019 — The University of Wyoming would receive one-time matching dollars for endowed professorships, energy research and the College of Law’s experiential learning clinics under Gov. Mark Gordon’s budget proposal for the upcoming biennium.

Group of people in hardhats and safety vests walking in industrial area UW Career Services Branch Offers Unique Opportunity for Students to Improve Resume Credentials

November 20, 2019 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science career services branch is offering the first-ever “Winternship” opportunity during the upcoming 2020 winter break.

UW Trustees Acquire Lower Pilot Hill Properties

November 20, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has acquired 1,233 acres adjacent to UW’s Jacoby Golf Course, setting in motion the potential preservation of about 5,500 acres of undeveloped open space east of Laramie.

UW Women’s Rugby Club Trounces Texas A&M to Reach Elite Eight Round

November 20, 2019 — The University of Wyoming women’s rugby club is moving on to the Elite Eight round in the USA Rugby 2019 Division I national playoffs.

Webcam Shows Progress of UW Science Initiative Building Project

November 20, 2019 — Construction of the University of Wyoming’s Science Initiative building is underway, and people can keep up on the project’s progress through a public webcam.

head portrait of a man E2e Wyoming Hosts Meeting in Laramie Today

November 19, 2019 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) hosts an e2e Wyoming meeting in Laramie today (Nov. 19) from 4:30-6 p.m. at Bond’s Brewing Co., located at 411 S. Second St.

Retro Soul Band Southern Avenue to Perform at UW Dec. 4

November 19, 2019 — Southern Avenue will bring its retro soul style of music to the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. in The Gardens, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

Transgender Day of Remembrance in Laramie Wednesday

November 19, 2019 — Transgender Day of Remembrance will be observed with a free public event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at United Presbyterian Church, located on the corner of Grand Avenue and 11th Street.

row of people playing saxophones UW Jazz Ensembles Present ‘Rhythm is King’ Nov. 25

November 19, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Jazz Studies program will present "Rhythm is King” Monday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

Neil Theobald and Mike Farnsworth ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Dec. 5 in Newcastle

November 19, 2019 — Students will learn more about the University of Wyoming, UW alumni will connect with their alma mater, and members of the public will find out more about UW’s presence in their community during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Thursday, Dec. 5, in Newcastle.

group of people standing in the dark with lit candles Annual UW Collegiate Chorale Candlelight Concert Dec. 6-7

November 18, 2019 — “The Deepening Light” is the theme for the University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale’s popular candlelight concert Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Laramie’s St. Matthew’s Cathedral.

Annual UW Holiday Market Dec. 13

November 18, 2019 — Nearly 50 vendors will sell a wide assortment of products at the University of Wyoming Holiday Market Friday, Dec. 13.

International Education Week Events Nov. 18-23 at UW

November 18, 2019 — Events ranging from presentations on scholarship opportunities to country displays and education-abroad opportunities are among activities planned for the University of Wyoming’s International Education Week Nov. 18-23. Events are free and open to the public.

Naturalization Workshop Scheduled at UW College of Law Nov. 24

November 18, 2019 — A naturalization workshop is scheduled at the University of Wyoming from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.

four people standing on stairs New UW Construction Management RSO Provides Professional Opportunities for Students

November 18, 2019 — Several University of Wyoming students in the construction management degree program have recently formed a new UW recognized student organization (RSO).

UW School of Nursing Receives Full Reaccreditation for All Programs

November 18, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has been granted a full 10-year reaccreditation by the school’s accrediting body, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), for all of the school’s programs through Dec. 31, 2029.

bison in a valley Yellowstone’s Migrating Bison Manipulate Springtime Green-Up, UW Scientists Help Show

November 18, 2019 — On a typical June day in Yellowstone, it’s not unusual to see hundreds of bison grazing in the Lamar Valley. The herds appear to aimlessly move back and forth through meadows threaded by a winding river, just passive figures in an idyllic scene. But, as it turns out, that’s far from the full picture.

whsa logo Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 16, 2019 — The University of Wyoming is playing host to the Wyoming State High School Football Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16.

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at UW Nov. 20

November 15, 2019 — A traditional meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls and pie will be served at the annual Thanksgiving dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Women’s Rugby Club Qualifies for National Playoffs

November 15, 2019 — Just two years after being promoted to Division I, the University of Wyoming women’s rugby squad is among the 16 best club teams in the nation.

UW’s ‘Destination: Cowboy’ Contest Brings the World to Wyoming Students

November 15, 2019 — The University of Wyoming is introducing a program that creates opportunities for the state’s young people to make global connections.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 18-24

November 14, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

people with musical instruments lying in a circle on the floor UW Presents Slavic Soul Party! Nov. 21

November 14, 2019 — Brass band Slavic Soul Party! will bring its Balkan-soul-Gypsy-funk style of music to the University of Wyoming Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The band will be the last performance of the fall UW Presents season.

two people showing an image on a computer screen UW Students, Faculty and Alumnus Collaborate to Make Jet Engine Turbines More Efficient

November 14, 2019 — Two University of Wyoming Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty members are among researchers in an efficient jet engine turbine project funded through a U.S. Department of Energy grant.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 18-24

November 14, 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.

people talking across a table UW Students, STEM Professionals Participate in ‘Speed Mentoring’ Event

November 13, 2019 — Nearly 50 University of Wyoming undergraduate students received firsthand guidance from 30 professionals in a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines during the recent UW STEM “speed mentoring” event.

UW Symphonic Band to Perform Fall Concert Nov. 18

November 13, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Symphonic Band will present a fall concert Monday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UW College of Business Introduces Online Undergraduate Accounting Degree

November 12, 2019 — The University of Wyoming College of Business will launch an online Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.

Ben Markley, Gonzalo Teppa and Andy Wheelock UW Department of Music Faculty Jazz Trio to Perform Nov. 17

November 12, 2019 — Three University of Wyoming Department of Music jazz studies faculty members will perform original compositions and reimagined standards Sunday, Nov. 17.

John Fadial and Michael Griffith UW Symphony to Perform in Jackson Nov. 19

November 12, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) will give a free public performance in Jackson Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Registration Now Open for Inaugural UW Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

November 11, 2019 — Online registration is now open for the inaugural University of Wyoming gingerbread house decorating contest.

woman with a false beard Smithsonian Exhibition Features UW’s Currano

November 11, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Ellen Currano is co-founder of a new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History that highlights the unsung achievements of female paleontologists and examines the obstacles they face because of their gender.

group of people standing in front of a castle UW Delegation Visits Scotland, England

November 11, 2019 — A delegation of University of Wyoming faculty members and administrators recently returned from Scotland and England, where the representatives visited several institutions and organizations, with the goal of expanding UW’s education-abroad offerings in the United Kingdom.

UW Faculty Recital Series Features Duo Nov. 15

November 11, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Faculty Recital Series will feature UW Department of Music faculty members Scott Turpen, alto saxophone, and Theresa Bogard, piano, Friday, Nov. 15.

four men standing together UW International Students Connect with Domestic Students

November 11, 2019 — International students help the University of Wyoming achieve its global engagement mission of creating a university community that engages, thrives and leads in an interconnected and interdependent global society.

John Fadial and Michael Griffith UW Symphony to Perform in Rock Springs Nov. 17

November 11, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) will give a free public performance at Rock Springs High School at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

UW’s Sigma Chi Fraternity to Host First Cowboy Breakfast Nov. 17

November 11, 2019 — Gamma Xi, the University of Wyoming’s chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity, will host its first Cowboy Breakfast Sunday, Nov. 17.

students in hard hats at equipment simulator panel Application Period Open for Energy Summer Institute at UW

November 8, 2019 — The application period for the University of Wyoming’s Energy Summer Institute is now open.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Nov. 13-15

November 8, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive an update on the presidential search and UW’s housing and campus master plans during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 13-15.

UW’s Wyoming Institute for Disabilities Receives Grant to Address Newborn Opioid Addiction

November 8, 2019 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming was awarded a $1.4 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to address neonatal abstinence syndrome and neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome.

Fire District Training at UW’s Crane Hall Saturday

November 7, 2019 — If you see emergency vehicles near Crane Hall at the University of Wyoming this Saturday, Nov. 9, don’t be alarmed.

Pop Up Paint Party for UW Students Nov. 13

November 7, 2019 — Pop Up Paint Party and the University of Wyoming’s 7220 Entertainment will host a learn-to-paint event Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Gardens.

man and woman wearing flying harnesses on a stage University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 11-17

November 7, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

man playing a trumpet UW Department of Music to Host Trumpeter John Adler Nov. 15

November 7, 2019 — Trumpeter John Adler will bring his “Scarlet Rising Moon” album release tour to the University of Wyoming at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

large group of men in suits with a woman at the front of the group UW Singing Statesmen and Happy Jacks to Perform Nov. 14

November 7, 2019 — For the first time, both University of Wyoming men’s singing groups -- the Singing Statesmen and the Happy Jacks -- will perform at the same concert.

UW’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Hosts Pitch Night

November 7, 2019 — Five local entrepreneurs will vie for a cash award and seed funding when they pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges during the Casper Start-Up Challenge tonight.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 11-17

November 7, 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.

Laramie Civic Chorus, Community Concert Band to Perform at UW Nov. 11

November 6, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Community Concert Band and Civic Chorus will present “An American Life” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

man gesturing and talking to people outside Parkinson to Give President’s Speaker Series Lecture Nov. 20 at UW

November 6, 2019 — University of Wyoming Professor Bruce Parkinson’s energy research is the topic of the fall semester President’s Speaker Series Wednesday, Nov. 20.

head portrait of a woman UW Faculty Member to Serve on EdTech Genome Project Committee

November 6, 2019 — A University of Wyoming education assistant professor in the School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design will serve on the 30-member steering committee for the EdTech Genome Project.

UW Community Events Focus On Rural Health, Disabilities and Medical Research Nov. 7

November 5, 2019 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences will host three informative sessions Thursday, Nov. 7. Two will be in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, with the other hosted by Ivinson Memorial Hospital.

head portrait of a man UW Math Professor Named AIAA Associate Fellow

November 5, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Stefan Heinz recently was named an associate fellow for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

people hiking in the snow UW-Produced Adventure, Conservation Film to be Screened Locally

November 5, 2019 — An adventure and conservation film detailing the 85-mile-long migration path of a Wyoming mule deer doe and the University of Wyoming biologist who has studied her will be screened in four Wyoming communities this month.

UW Researchers: Planning to Avoid Temptations Helps in Goal Pursuit

November 5, 2019 — People who make plans to avoid or handle temptations may be more likely to achieve goals, such as academic and weight loss goals, according to new research by University of Wyoming psychologists.

overhead view of four people in white coats looking at equipment UW’s Brant Leads Research to Boost Oilfield Wastewater Treatment

November 5, 2019 — University of Wyoming civil and architectural engineering Associate Professor Jonathan Brant will lead research into improving oil and gas wastewater discharge in Wyoming’s Green River Basin with a new grant of about $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Thomas Boothby, Eunsook Park and Todd Schoborg Three New Faculty Members Bolster UW’s Molecular Biology Department

November 4, 2019 — Three new faculty members have brought new expertise and are using a variety of experimental techniques in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming, according to the department head.

Mary Alice Bruce and Amanda DeDiego Two UW Faculty Members Receive Wyoming Counseling Association Service Awards

November 4, 2019 — Two University of Wyoming faculty members in the School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design recently received awards for their service to the Wyoming Counseling Association (WCA) and the counseling profession.

head portrait of a man UW Extension Educator’s Publication Named First in Nation

November 4, 2019 — A University of Wyoming Extension educator’s publication was selected the national winner by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

many people on a lying on a stage rehearsing a dance sequence UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Wonderland’ Nov. 12-17

November 4, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present a vertical dance retelling of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass.”

UW to Host Student Art Show Nov. 14

November 4, 2019 — An art show featuring work created by University of Wyoming students is planned Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Wyoming Union.

holding a line of ribbons and a trophy UW Horse Judging Team Wins Season’s First Competition

November 1, 2019 — The University of Wyoming horse judging team won the collegiate division of the U.S. National Arabian Horse Show in Tulsa, Okla., in its first competition of the season Friday, Oct. 25.

UW Mathematics Faculty Will Present Five Workshops at National Conference

November 1, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be well represented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings this winter.

dancers on a stage UW Presents Ballet Hispanico Nov. 3

November 1, 2019 — Internationally acclaimed dance company Ballet Hispanico will bring its brand of original Latin dance to the University of Wyoming Sunday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Veterans Day Roll Call Event at UW to Honor Fallen Nov. 11

November 1, 2019 — Volunteers are needed to read the names of military members who died serving their country during a Veterans Day event Monday, Nov. 11, at the University of Wyoming.

WTBC Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Winners Announced

November 1, 2019 — Three businesses were named winners of the 2019 Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Oct. 29.

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