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man playing guitar Hunter Hicks and The Country Skillet to Perform at UW June 26

June 19, 2019 — Local indie rock/country band Hunter Hicks and The Country Skillet will perform Wednesday, June 26, as part of the University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series. The event is free and open to the public.

two men wearing augmented reality goggles look at computer UW Professor, Grad Student Team with Casper Company to Create Augmented Reality for Medical Applications

June 19, 2019 — University of Wyoming researchers and a Casper medical company have teamed up to bring to market an augmented reality (AR) system that will make ultrasound-guided surgical injection procedures easier, faster and more comfortable.

two men standing in water by a boat Wyoming Public Radio Reporter Wins National Edward R. Murrow Award

June 19, 2019 — Wyoming Public Radio (WPR) News received a 2019 National Edward R. Murrow Award in the small market category for Best Use of Sound for Cooper McKim’s story “Scientists Race to Research Stonefly Species Threatened by Climate Change.”

UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Features Tour Production of ‘Adopt a Sailor’

June 18, 2019 — The 2019 Snowy Range Summer Theatre will host the latest production in a nationwide tour of the acclaimed play “Adopt a Sailor.” The event is a benefit for the Charles J. Evered House, an artist residency for veterans and those who work in conflict zones.

man on gameshow set Recent UW Graduate Wins Big on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

June 17, 2019 — One highlight of Dean Wilson’s life was being hooded during the spring 2019 commencement ceremony for earning his Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of Wyoming College of Education.

five people and an elk Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Honors UW’s Kauffman

June 17, 2019 — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) has named Matt Kauffman, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research scientist at the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Zoology and Physiology, the recipient of the foundation’s Conservationist of the Year Award for 2018.

group of people sitting and working together UW, Community College Educators Train at Active-Learning Summer Institute

June 17, 2019 — Twenty-three educators from the University of Wyoming and three Wyoming community colleges completed intensive active-learning training last week at Sheridan College.

UW Strategic Improvement Working Group Sets Its Agenda

June 17, 2019 — The University of Wyoming committee formed in response to UW’s “Great Colleges to Work For” campus climate survey has identified a number of specific issues it aims to address in coming months.

Kathryn Hardin and Joneen Lowman UW to Host Maggie Scarlett Summer Speaker Series June 27-28

June 17, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Division of Communication Disorders in the College of Health Sciences will host its second annual Maggie Scarlett Summer Speaker Series (MSSS) Thursday and Friday, June 27-28, at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

UW Women Take Fifth at CNFR, Cowboys Place Eighth

June 17, 2019 — If only Rachael Calvo had gone for broke during every round in the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) barrel racing competition.

a woman and three men sitting and holding up stylized pictures of birds UW Summer Concert Series Features The Littlest Birds June 19

June 14, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series continues with a performance by The Littlest Birds Wednesday, June 19. The event is free and open to the public.

man in a cowboy hat UW’s Peterson Bulldogs Way to Short-Go Bid

June 14, 2019 — Seth Peterson can’t thank teammate JC Flake enough.

Rachael Calvo, Teisha Coffield and Ty Everson Three UW Rodeo Teammates in Line for CNFR Short Round Bids

June 13, 2019 — All Ty Everson needed was 5.9 seconds to become the national steer wrestling leader during the College National Finals Rodeo’s (CNFR) third round Wednesday night.

University of Wyoming Calendar for June 17-23

June 13, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled June 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

man speaking to classroom of young teens UW Professor Has Shared Satellite Images with Laramie Schools for Last Decade

June 13, 2019 — Years ago, Ramesh Sivanpillai had a feeling that satellite images taken from afar could help bring some closer perspective to lessons being taught to Laramie students in elementary and middle school.

woman in a western hat Both UW Rodeo Teams Move into CNFR Title Contention

June 12, 2019 — All it took was one solid round for both University of Wyoming rodeo clubs to jump into College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) team championships contention.

chair, controls and screen of drilling simulator New Technology Suite at UW to Train Engineers of the Future

June 12, 2019 — The creation of North America’s largest, most technologically advanced center to train the petroleum engineers of the future has taken a major step forward following the installation of a new multimillion-dollar simulator suite at the University of Wyoming.

UW Bulldoggers, Team Ropers Come Up Big Tuesday Morning

June 11, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s three bulldoggers and team ropers came alive during Tuesday’s second slack round at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) at the Casper Events Center.

conductor with orchestra UW Professor Conducts, Offers Master Class in Brazil

June 10, 2019 — University of Wyoming Department of Music Professor Michael Griffith recently was a guest conductor and taught a master class for young conductors in Brazil.

UW to Host Top High School Seniors at Engineering Summer Program

June 10, 2019 — With a goal of inspiring future engineers, the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science will host the 32nd annual Engineering Summer Program (ESP) for high school students June 16-22.

man wrestling a steer UW’s Calvo Rides to Second in CNFR Barrel Racing; Cowgirls Stand Sixth

June 10, 2019 — With no chance to practice back home in Nebraska because of persistent flooding this spring, University of Wyoming Cowgirl Rachael Calvo didn’t know what to expect on her first barrel racing run Monday at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper.

UW’s Donnelly Comes Through on First Day of CNFR Competition

June 10, 2019 — Payton Donnelly should know that father knows best.

Grazing Management Field Day June 22 Near Dayton

June 7, 2019 — An opportunity for ranchers and small-acreage landowners to learn more about grazing management is Saturday, June 22, at Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area near Dayton.

man on stage with a guitar J Shogren Shanghai’d to Perform at UW June 12

June 7, 2019 — Local band J Shogren Shanghai’d will perform Wednesday, June 12, as part of the University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

June 7, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider the university’s 2019-2020 operating budget during the board’s regular teleconference meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 12.

University of Wyoming Calendar for June 10-16

June 6, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled June 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

group of people gathered around an exterior sign UW Officials Visit Chinese Universities, Sign Two Agreements

June 5, 2019 — Students from Chinese universities will have opportunities to earn University of Wyoming master’s degrees in atmospheric science, and study and train in Nordic skiing and other high-altitude sports at UW, as a result of agreements signed during a visit of UW officials to China last month.

Full UW Rodeo Teams Take Aim at CNFR Success

June 4, 2019 — Even though more than half of the 10 University of Wyoming College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) qualifiers will compete in their first finals next week, that does not mean they lack experience, first-year Coach Beau Clark says.

group of people, mostly children, gathered around a spot of light on the floor UW Art Museum to Celebrate Summer Solstice June 21

June 4, 2019 — The public is invited to attend the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s annual summer solstice celebration Friday, June 21, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

circle with wedges of sun photos UW Planetarium Schedule Includes Program at Albany County Public Library in June

June 4, 2019 — A special planetarium program at the Albany County Public Library will highlight offerings at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during June.

UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Season Opens with ‘First Date’

June 4, 2019 — That most perilous of human endeavors, the dreaded blind date, takes center stage in the 2019 Snowy Range Summer Theatre season opener “First Date,” a lighthearted musical comedy and a date night out for attendees.

Bagley Named UW Faculty Fellow for Academic Policy and Leadership

June 3, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs has named Department of Chemical Engineering Professor David Bagley as Faculty Fellow for Academic Policy and Leadership.

man in a swirl of movement The Lonesome Heroes to Open UW Summer Concert Series June 5

June 3, 2019 — The Lonesome Heroes, an indie rock and country band, will open the University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series Wednesday, June 5.

UW Committee Selects Incoming Faculty Member to Use Flittie House

June 3, 2019 — A world-renowned expert in carbon science has been selected to use the University of Wyoming’s Flittie House in the 2019-2020 academic year.

head portrait of a woman UW Professor Elected to Literacy Research Association Board

June 3, 2019 — Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education Cynthia Brock recently was elected to a three-year term on the Literacy Research Association (LRA) Board of Directors.

head portrait of a woman UW Professor Named Co-Editor of Journal of Urban Mathematics Education

June 3, 2019 — University of Wyoming College of Education Professor Jacqueline Leonard recently was selected from a pool of nominees to be a co-editor of the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education (JUME).

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.

head photo of a woman Five UW Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 30, 2019 — Five University of Wyoming students have received National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships to pursue research in their fields this summer.

three people standing outside UW Extension Sheep Specialist Says New Zealand Trip Galvanizes Focus

April 30, 2019 — University of Wyoming Extension sheep specialist Whit Stewart says he found inspiration to help U.S. producers and growers deal with challenges they face in the lamb industry after his recent visit to New Zealand.

3-D model of a black hole UW Planetarium May Schedule Includes Black Hole, Science Fiction Programs

April 30, 2019 — A program on the first image ever of a black hole and a couple of programs focusing on science fiction will highlight offerings at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during May.

man holding fossil animal skull UW Scientist Helps Show How Ancient Climate Change Affected Plants, Animals

April 30, 2019 — Grass-eating mammals including armadillos as big as Volkswagens became more diverse in South America about 6 million years ago because shifts in atmospheric circulation drove changes in climate and vegetation, according to a research team that included a University of Wyoming researcher.

Rachael Calvo, Teisha Coffield and Seth Peterson UW Cowgirls, Cowboys Win Regional Rodeo Team Titles

April 29, 2019 — It’s the best $2,000 Rachael Calvo has ever spent.

UW Graduate Students, Mentor Receive Annual Awards

April 29, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate Council have selected the 2019 winners of graduate student and mentor awards for outstanding teaching and research.

two woman and a man standing in a row outside WPM Reporters Win Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

April 29, 2019 — Three Wyoming Public Media (WPM) reporters were awarded four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards honoring outstanding achievement in broadcast and digital journalism.

head portrait Sweetwater County Students Named UW’s Outstanding Undergraduates

April 26, 2019 — Jess Fahlsing, from Rock Springs, and Dylan Rust, of Green River, are the recipients of the University of Wyoming’s highest honor as top graduating seniors.

UW Senior Honor Society Names New Members for 2019-2020 School Year

April 26, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s senior honor society has selected 48 new members for the 2019-2020 academic year.

peole holding a large model rocket UW’s Aerospace Research Group Brings Unique Design to Competition

April 26, 2019 — Aerospace Research Group (ARG), a University of Wyoming recognized student organization, recently participated in the third annual Argonia Cup collegiate rocketry competition near Argonia, Kan.

man in a lab beside a microscope UW’s David Fay Named to NIH’s Center for Scientific Review Study Section

April 26, 2019 — A University of Wyoming molecular genetics researcher will help the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with reading and assessing grant submissions for the next few years.

UW’s Safe Zone to Host Training Session in Spanish May 2

April 26, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Safe Zone will host its final training of the semester Thursday, May 2. The session will be conducted in Spanish, but anyone from the UW community is welcome to attend.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 29-May 5

April 25, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled April 29-May 5 at the University of Wyoming:

man playing a piano UW Presents Concludes Spring Series with Performance by Young Pianist May 3

April 25, 2019 — Daniel Hsu, a 21-year-old pianist, will perform at the University of Wyoming Friday, May 3, to wrap up the UW Presents spring series.

man in holding up small items in front of chalkboard Two UW Arts and Sciences Professors Receive Seibold Professorship Awards

April 24, 2019 — Concertos about microbes, and incorporating philosophy into everyday living? Just the tip of what the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Anne Guzzo and the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies’ Rob Colter will be doing during their yearlong research as Seibold Professorship recipients.

head portrait of a woman UW Student Jaclynn Barnes to Speak at Nursing Convocation

April 24, 2019 — Jaclynn Barnes, a University of Wyoming graduate-elect from the UW accelerated BRAND nursing program, has been selected to speak at this year’s Nursing Convocation.

man playing a concert piano Van Cliburn Medalist to Perform with UW Symphony May 2

April 24, 2019 — Three years ago, then 19-year-old pianist Daniel Hsu was at the University of Wyoming playing Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan Concerto” with the UW Symphony Orchestra (UWSO). Nine months later, Hsu won the bronze medal in the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

French Film ‘Contempt’ to be Screened April 30 at UW

April 23, 2019 — Director Jean-Luc Godard’s classic French film “Contempt” (“Le Mépris,” 1963) will be screened Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming’s Classroom Building.

head portrait of a woman Renowned Mycology Expert to Speak at UW May 3

April 23, 2019 — Lynne Boddy, a professor of microbial ecology in Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences, will speak at the University of Wyoming as part of the Department of Botany’s inaugural Martha Christensen Memorial Lectures.

two people at a table UW Launches Newly Revamped Entrepreneurship Major and Minor

April 23, 2019 — With new coursework and an improved curriculum, the University of Wyoming is relaunching its cross-campus entrepreneurship minor, open to all non-College of Business majors, and its entrepreneurship major for College of Business students starting this fall.

woman with her arms in sleeves for scientific equipment UW Student to Make Research Presentation at Posters on the Hill in D.C. April 29-30

April 23, 2019 — Miss Tenney is going to Washington.

UW Trustees Plan Special Meeting Wednesday

April 23, 2019 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled Wednesday, April 24, at 7 a.m. via teleconference.

UW’s 70th Annual Laramie River Rendezvous Rodeo April 26-28

April 23, 2019 — This is the first and only time area rodeo fans can watch the Central Rocky Mountain Region’s (CRMR) two best teams compete, as the region-leading University of Wyoming men’s and women’s teams host their home rodeo this weekend to close the regular season.

head portrait of a man Dana Robertson Receives John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

April 22, 2019 — Dana Robertson, the executive director of the University of Wyoming’s Literacy Research Center and Clinic (LRCC), has a knack for providing literacy direction and support to students, teachers and administrators across Wyoming.

Engagement Session May 2 for UW Campus Master Plan Project

April 22, 2019 — Members of the University of Wyoming community are invited to attend an engagement session with Sasaki to learn more about UW’s campus master plan project and process to date, and to share their views on the future of the campus.

man holding a small figurine Ontiveroz Named UW Employee of First Quarter

April 22, 2019 — A longtime University of Wyoming communications specialist who goes above and beyond to promote diversity, equity and inclusion is the recipient of UW’s Staff Employee of the First Quarter Award.

man talking to classroom Scott Freng Receives UW’s Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

April 22, 2019 — Until now, one of the common sentiments when discussing the University of Wyoming’s Scott Freng and the Ellbogen awards was surprise that he hadn’t already been recognized.

Seth Peterson and Jase Staudt UW Men Win Regional Rodeo Title, Cowgirls Take Over First Place

April 22, 2019 — For much of the spring rodeo season, it has been almost a given that the University of Wyoming men’s team would win the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) championship. For the women, it has been a wait-and-see approach.

man with a blindfolded moose UW Study on Big-Game Migration Wins National Honor

April 22, 2019 — Big-game migration research led by a recent University of Wyoming Ph.D. graduate has received national recognition from the Ecological Society of America. The research provided the first empirical evidence that ungulates (hooved mammals) must learn where and when to migrate -- and that they maintain their seasonal migrations by passing cultural knowledge across generations.

large group of people UW’s LAMP Fellows to Present Their Work May 3

April 22, 2019 — More than 20 instructors from the University of Wyoming and community colleges around the state will gather to present their work as Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP) fellows to the public Friday, May 3, at the UW Art Museum.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Langer Receives Honor for Excellence in Teaching

April 22, 2019 — An outstanding teacher and mentor, whose creative approach and caring demeanor engage and encourage her students, is a recipient of a top teaching award at the University of Wyoming.

people working with equipment in mountains Michael Dillon to Give UW Faculty Senate Speaker Series Talk April 25

April 19, 2019 — Michael Dillon, University of Wyoming Department of Zoology and Physiology associate professor, will give the spring Faculty Senate Speaker Series talk Thursday, April 25.

man sitting at table with books Roberts to Give Buchanan Lecture at UW April 26

April 19, 2019 — Longtime University of Wyoming history Professor Phil Roberts has been selected to give UW’s 2019 Buchanan Lecture Friday, April 26.

people at a long table holding up signs UW Plans Events Across State, Beyond for May 1 College Signing Day

April 19, 2019 — Students admitted to the University of Wyoming across the state and beyond will participate in College Signing Day Wednesday, May 1, and declare their intent to attend UW.

two men standing in front of a statue of a bucking horse and rider UW Students Elect President, Senators

April 19, 2019 — University of Wyoming students have elected Jason Wilkins, a current sophomore in social studies education, from Cheyenne, as the president of the Associated Students of UW (ASUW).

woman talking to men on platform UW Theatre and Dance Closes Season with ‘The Robber Bridegroom’

April 19, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will end its 2018-19 season with a bluegrass fairytale set in the mysterious and dangerous Natchez Trace of Mississippi Tuesday, April 30-Sunday, May 5.

UW Trustees Continue Discussions Regarding Acting President Appointment

April 19, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is continuing its discussions regarding the selection of an acting president to serve as the university’s leader at the conclusion of President Laurie Nichols’ contract.

man in uniform Chief of Staff to U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at UW April 24

April 18, 2019 — Capt. Joel Dulaigh, chief of staff to the U.S. surgeon general, has been named the 2019 Whitney Distinguished Lecturer for the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.

people standing in a row Two UW College of Business Teams Place Third at Daniels Fund Competition

April 18, 2019 — Two teams from the University of Wyoming’s College of Business both placed third in the 2019 Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative’s Consortium Case Competition.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 22-28

April 18, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled April 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

woman and man at stock pen fence UW Rodeo All-Around Competitors Have Cowboys, Cowgirls in Regional Contention

April 18, 2019 — Seth Peterson and Teisha Coffield had different paths coming to the University of Wyoming. But, the road has been nothing but gold for the men’s and women’s rodeo programs.

three people in lab coats working on a device UW Students Place Seventh in ChemE Car Competition

April 18, 2019 — Seven University of Wyoming engineering students recently competed in a car race. No one drove laps at 200 miles per hour on the NASCAR circuit. Rather, they competed against other schools with a shoebox-sized car that was fueled and stopped by chemical reactions.

UW Trustees Plan Special Meeting Friday

April 18, 2019 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled Friday, April 19, at 7 a.m. via teleconference.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 22-28

April 18, 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.

Anthropology Workshop to Focus on Storytelling April 25 at UW

April 17, 2019 — “The Work of Storytelling: Theory, Practice, Play, Persuasion” is the focus of a Department of Anthropology workshop Thursday, April 25, at the University of Wyoming.

group of people in caps and gowns standing outside UW College of Arts and Sciences to Honor Outstanding Graduates

April 17, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences will honor 20 students for its 2019 class of Outstanding Graduates.

people in white coats and hard hats with rows of meat hanging behind them UW Meats Judging Team Maintains Top 10 Finishes in Spring Season

April 17, 2019 — The University of Wyoming meats judging team finished in the top 10 at the last three spring contests of the season.

man painting Art Exhibitions Part of Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploration Expedition Project

April 16, 2019 — Art exhibitions that are part of the Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploration Expedition (SCREE) are set to open this month and run through the winter.

Gillette Symposium Includes Honoring Women in Agriculture

April 16, 2019 — Industry updates, workshops and recognizing women in agriculture are part of the Excellence in Agriculture Symposium Wednesday, May 1, at the CAM-PLEX Energy Hall in Gillette.

newspaper box holding various items Program Reuses Old Newspaper Boxes as Mini Food Pantries

April 16, 2019 — Refurbished newspaper delivery boxes in Gillette now distribute clothes, food and toiletries to help those in need of extra support.

woman and man looking at screen UW Lab School Conducts Educational Outreach Remotely Aboard Research Vessel

April 16, 2019 — This winter, Theresa Williams has provided educational outreach to Wyoming schools and beyond -- from a ship in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

UW SLCE Accepting First-Year Institute Leader Applications by April 22

April 16, 2019 — The Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) program at the University of Wyoming is seeking volunteers to serve as First-Year Institute (FYI) leaders for the fall 2019 semester.

two men talking Bryan Shader Receives UW’s Ellbogen Lifetime Achievement Award

April 15, 2019 — James Munkres, a famous mathematician from MIT, once said, “Some people teach to cover the mathematics; others teach to uncover the mathematics.”

head portrait of a man Gov. Gordon to Attend UW Entrepreneurship Summit April 18

April 15, 2019 — Gov. Mark Gordon will participate in the third annual University of Wyoming Entrepreneurship Summit Thursday, April 18, at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

Caitlin Long and Duane Porter UW College of Arts and Sciences to Honor Outstanding Alumna, Former Faculty Member

April 15, 2019 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences will hold its annual awards luncheon Saturday, May 4, at the UW Conference Center.

UW Inaugurates Native American Scholarship and Awards Banquet

April 15, 2019 — The University of Wyoming will host the inaugural Native American Scholarship and Awards Banquet Thursday, April 18. This is the first event of what organizers hope will be an annual tradition recognizing the accomplishments of Native American students.

UW Seeks Public Comment on Tuition Recommendations

April 15, 2019 — The University of Wyoming seeks public comment on recommendations regarding student tuition for the 2020-21 academic year.

UW Strategic Improvement Working Group Focuses on Concerns Raised by Campus Community

April 15, 2019 — A University of Wyoming working group composed of administrators, faculty and staff has created four task groups in response to UW’s Great Colleges to Work for Task Force to address responses from a campuswide climate survey.

head portrait of a man UW’s Pickett Receives Hollon Family Award

April 15, 2019 — A Casper-based pillar of the University of Wyoming School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies (SPPAIS) who helped pioneer the use of the web-conference tool Zoom to deliver courses has been recognized for his contributions to UW.

man in a white suit and hat Singer-Songwriter RY X to Perform at UW April 24

April 12, 2019 — Australian singer-songwriter RY X will perform at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, April 24.

head portrait of a man UW Student Receives DOE Graduate Student Research Program Award

April 12, 2019 — A University of Wyoming student will have an opportunity to continue his research that focuses on improving how forest fire smoke is represented in climate models.

man with room full of children with string UW Students Engage Wyoming K-12 Students in Science ‘Roadshow’

April 12, 2019 — Elementary school, middle school and high school students in five Wyoming communities have received hands-on science lessons from University of Wyoming students and educators in a series of visits around the state this school year.

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