Skip to Main Content

Apply Now to the University of Wyoming apply now
Menu
Contact Us

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window) Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window)

News

2020 Releases


office building UW Acquires Mountain View Medical Park Building, Land

December 23, 2020 — Using federal CARES Act funding allocated by Gov. Mark Gordon, the University of Wyoming has purchased a medical facility adjoining campus where COVID-19 confirmatory testing and eventual administration of coronavirus vaccine will take place.

man in scrubs, face mask and face shield getting a vaccine UW Employees Among First to Receive COVID Vaccine; More Coming Soon

December 23, 2020 — As shipments of the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines began arriving in Wyoming last week, health care workers at the University of Wyoming’s two clinic/residency programs in Cheyenne and Casper were among the first in line to receive their shots.

UW Extension Food Team, ACRES Student Farm Grow Partnership

December 23, 2020 — A unique partnership was formed between University of Wyoming Extension’s nutrition and food safety (NFS) team and ACRES Student Farm on the UW campus during a time of lockdowns.

logo UW Faculty Member Creates Podcast to Support Early Childhood Educators

December 23, 2020 — It takes a village to raise a child, and early childhood educators are an essential part of that village.

Dementia Together Program Offered Through UW’s Wyoming Center on Aging

December 22, 2020 — Wyoming Dementia Together is a new program for caregivers offered through the Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) at the University of Wyoming.

UW Extension Online Conference Features 50 Presentations Over 12 Days

December 22, 2020 — More than 50 presentations are scheduled during the University of Wyoming Extension agriculture and horticulture online conference Jan. 4-15, 2021.

UW’s Student Success Services TRIO Program Receives Five-Year Renewal Grant

December 22, 2020 — The Student Success Services (SSS) program at the University of Wyoming, housed in the Student Educational Opportunity office, has received a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Buffalo High School Start-Up Challenge Names First-Round Winners

December 21, 2020 — IMPACT 307, Sheridan’s business incubator, recently held its inaugural Buffalo High School Start-Up Challenge pitch event, the first of its kind at the high school level in Wyoming.

head shot of woman Financial Literacy Educator Receives UW Extension’s Top Honor

December 21, 2020 — An educator who provides financial literacy education to the state’s residents has received the University of Wyoming Extension’s top honor.

photo of woman talking Small Acreage Outreach Coordinator Receives UW Extension’s Creative Excellence Honor

December 21, 2020 — Developing Facebook Live shows and other innovative methods for University of Wyoming Extension to deliver resource information to small-acreage owners in the face of COVID-19 has led to the originator receiving extension’s Creative Excellence Award.

UW Agricultural Education Program Awarded CASE Implementation Grant

December 21, 2020 — The University of Wyoming is one of six pre-service programs nationwide to be awarded a CASE Implementation Grant, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, to benefit current and future agricultural education teachers in the state.

UW Dashboard Website Provides Latest COVID-19 Data

December 21, 2020 — Two University of Wyoming professors, with assistance from a UW graduate student, developed a public health tool to track COVID-19 data -- one that provides up-to-date information tailored for rural areas, such as Wyoming.

head shot of woman UW Extension’s Hubbard Receives Top Staff Honor

December 21, 2020 — The ability to manage multiple projects and willingness to help others are qualities that have earned the University of Wyoming Extension’s Lincoln County-Afton office associate the organization’s top staff honor.

UW Fleet Maintenance Services to Relocate

December 21, 2020 — University of Wyoming Fleet Maintenance Services, formerly known as the UW Auto Shop, will relocate Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

UW in the News

December 21, 2020 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent coverage:

UW Operations Outlines Recommended Cold Weather Procedures

December 21, 2020 — University of Wyoming Operations has issued recommendations to ensure safety and security in all buildings during lengthy closures or anticipated periods of extremely cold weather.

man sitting in front of computer screens UW Student from Basin Assists with COVID-19 Data Dashboard Website

December 21, 2020 — Two University of Wyoming professors, with assistance from a UW graduate student from Basin, developed a public health tool to track COVID-19 data -- one that provides up-to-date information tailored for rural areas, such as Wyoming.

man outdoors UW Researchers Help Update Plan to Protect Wyoming Bats from Disease

December 18, 2020 — A plan aimed at protecting Wyoming bats from a potentially deadly fungal disease has been updated, in part, through the efforts of the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of a woman Coordinator Hired to Start Ranch Management, Leadership Program at UW

December 17, 2020 — A program coordinator has been hired to launch the Ranch Management and Agriculture Leadership Program in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

UW Geological Museum Selected for National Digital Learning Project

December 17, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Geological Museum is one of a select number of museums in the nation chosen by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help develop a new digital learning platform called Museums for Digital Learning.

Five people standing together UW Meats Judging Team Places High in Spring, Fall Competitions

December 17, 2020 — The University of Wyoming meats judging team placed within the top five of all but two contests this season despite setbacks from COVID-19.

two people in a lab UW’s Michael Taylor Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Biology Through Organic Chemistry

December 17, 2020 — A University of Wyoming researcher wants to design chemical reactions that can be used as a noninvasive method to study not only how proteins in a cell pack together in real time, but also how this packing can dynamically change when a cell is in a stressful environment.

collage of faces Special Website, Video Created to Honor UW Faculty Promotions

December 16, 2020 — Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s convocation has been delayed, but a special virtual recognition website has been created to honor University of Wyoming faculty members who have received tenure, promotion or rolling contracts (formerly extended term).

old photo of man standing outside UW, Ellbogen Foundation Create First Endowed Deanship

December 16, 2020 — The University of Wyoming and the John P. Ellbogen Foundation have made history through the establishment of the university’s first endowed deanship in the College of Education.

Kris Koski and Tara Righetti UW School of Energy Resources Faculty Members Produce Study with U.S. Energy Association

December 16, 2020 — Professor Tara Righetti, in the University of Wyoming College of Law and School of Energy Resources (SER), and Kris Koski, an SER associate lecturer, co-wrote an energy industry study with the United States Energy Association (USEA).

UW to Refund Some Student Fees for Fall Semester

December 16, 2020 — University of Wyoming students will receive a refund of some of their student fees for the just-completed fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UW Trustees Approve Spring Semester Plan

December 16, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a plan for the spring 2021 semester that includes 10 weeks of in-person instruction, a three-day spring break and five weeks of fully online classes to conclude the term.

Study App Available to UW Students to Engage in Group Study

December 15, 2020 — A new study app that will help University of Wyoming students be more productive, more collaborative and accelerate their learning will be rolled out for the spring semester.

child and adult in front of a computer with child using computer mouse UW Division of Communication Disorders Researches Speech Sound Issues in Children

December 15, 2020 — A grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation will support research through the University of Wyoming Division of Communication Disorders aimed at helping children who struggle with speech sound disorders (SSD), a condition that limits a child’s ability to learn and communicate new words and speech sounds.

man sitting in a simulation control chair Statewide Survey Finds Strong Perceptions of UW, Education Quality

December 14, 2020 — A large majority of Wyoming residents believe the University of Wyoming provides strong undergraduate education, prepares students to participate in the state’s workforce, and is an appealing place for Wyoming students to attend college, new survey results show.

watercolor painting of a body of water UW Artists, Authors, Explorers Look at Colorado River Basin Anew

December 14, 2020 — Almost from the moment the oars of his wooden drift boat dipped into the flows of the Green River in Wyoming in 1869, John Wesley Powell began to shape Euro-American visions of this arid region. The Colorado River Basin, where Powell spent most of his time in the West, now supplies water to no fewer than 40 million people.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday Via Teleconference

December 14, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider a plan for the spring 2021 semester during a special teleconference meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16.

UW Extension Publication Examines State Jobless Rate

December 14, 2020 — A new University of Wyoming Extension publication highlights the early effects of COVID-19 on Wyoming employment.

man and woman in scrubs and masks UW’s WWAMI Medical Education Program Benefits from Local Physician Volunteers’ Experiences

December 14, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s WWAMI Medical Education Program recently provided opportunities for clinical faculty and local physician volunteers to work together to give medical students real-life work experience.

UW Follows Governor’s New Orders on Gatherings

December 11, 2020 — Members of the University of Wyoming community are reminded to follow Gov. Mark Gordon’s new orders aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19.

UW Survey Finds Mask Use in Wyoming on the Rise

December 11, 2020 — Wyoming residents are reporting an increased use of masks when visiting indoor public places, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

Two men talking outside Wide-Ranging Wyoming Collaboration Targets Invasive Grasses

December 11, 2020 — Partners that span governmental boundaries and jump private-public borders hope to throw a tight noose around invasive grasses degrading Wyoming lands and halt establishment of other invasives.

head portrait of a woman Dr. Tabitha Thrasher First UW-Produced Geriatrician

December 10, 2020 — When Dr. Tabitha Thrasher was still in high school, she worked in a skilled nursing home in northwestern Missouri where she grew up, assigned to the janitorial and maintenance crew scrubbing baseboards, mopping floors and emptying trash cans. Thrasher also managed to stay longer in the elderly patients’ rooms, patiently listening to their life stories.

Three UW Students to Study Abroad Under U.S. State Department Program

December 10, 2020 — Three University of Wyoming students recently received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or work as interns abroad during the academic year.

head portrait of a man Wyoming Business Council CEO to Keynote UW Virtual Commencement Dec. 12

December 10, 2020 — Wyoming Business Council CEO Josh Dorrell will deliver the keynote address to UW’s winter 2020 graduates during a virtual commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m.

UW Administration Proposes Plan for Spring Semester

December 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s proposed spring 2021 semester would include 10 weeks of in-person instruction, a three-day spring break and five weeks of fully online classes to conclude the term, under a draft plan being presented today (Wednesday) to UW’s Board of Trustees.

UW Survey: Most Wyoming Residents Likely to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

December 9, 2020 — A majority of Wyoming residents are willing to be vaccinated for COVID-19, according to a University of Wyoming survey.

UW’s Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement K-12 Curriculum Project Virtual Library Launches

December 9, 2020 — As schools across Wyoming face a growing need for virtual education resources, the University of Wyoming Wallop Civic Engagement Program shifted its focus to address the need.

UW Survey Finds Majority Support for Marijuana Legalization in State

December 8, 2020 — Wyoming residents have steadily changing opinions regarding the use and possession of marijuana, according to a new survey by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) at the University of Wyoming.

Search for New Dean of UW’s College of Engineering and Applied Science Continues

December 7, 2020 — Under the direction of Parker Executive Search and a search committee, the search process continues apace and on schedule for the next dean of the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science.

UW Alumni Association Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service Awards

December 7, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 UW Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service awards.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday Via Teleconference

December 7, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to discuss plans for the spring 2021 semester and receive updates on other topics during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Dec. 9.

head photo of a woman UW Faculty Member Named to EdTech Magazine’s List of Higher Education Influencers to Follow

December 7, 2020 — Leigh Hall, a University of Wyoming professor of adolescent literacy, was recently named to EdTech Magazine’s “2020 Dean’s List: 30 Higher Ed IT Influencers Worth a Follow.” The list compiles social media influencers in higher education who are using social and digital media to inform, engage and inspire their colleagues in the field.

man and student in a lab UW Professor Selected as John and Jane Wold Centennial Chair in Energy

December 7, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has named Professor John Kaszuba as the recipient of the John and Jane Wold Centennial Chair in Energy.

UW Webinar to Discuss Centennial of Death of Black Wall Street

December 7, 2020 — The Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research’s “Think and Drink” series in concert with the University of Wyoming’s Black Studies Center will present a free webinar that examines the death of Black Wall Street Thursday, Dec. 10.

head photo of a man UW’s Carpenter to Speak on State’s Carbon Capture Perspective

December 7, 2020 — The director of the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute will speak about regulation of wells for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m.

head portrait of a man UW’s Sivanpillai Selected as Fellow of National Remote Sensing Organization

December 7, 2020 — Ramesh Sivanpillai, a remote-sensing scientist with the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

certificate for Cowboy Cash UW’s ‘Cowboy Cash’ Campaign Boosts Laramie Businesses

December 7, 2020 — A partnership between the University of Wyoming and Laramie Main Street Alliance has made some small-business owners a little happier as the holidays approach.

woman in camo fatigues New Scholarship Supports UW Veteran Students

December 4, 2020 — A remarkable new scholarship is now available for veterans attending the University of Wyoming.

head photo of a man UW Counseling Student Receives National Scholarship

December 4, 2020 — A University of Wyoming graduate student in the School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design recently received the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation Military Scholarship for 2020.

head photo of a woman UW Residence Coordinator Wins Outstanding Entry-Level Professional Award

December 4, 2020 — Taryn Wright, residence coordinator for White Hall and Hill Hall at the University of Wyoming, recently received the Outstanding Entry-Level Professional Award.

Willena Stanford Diversity Award Nominations Accepted at UW

December 4, 2020 — Nominations for the Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. The award honors Stanford, a former University of Wyoming African American and Diaspora Studies instructor.

UW, Governor, State Superintendent Launch Effort to Recruit Substitute Teachers, Preserve In-Person Learning

December 3, 2020 — To address the shortage of substitute teachers in Wyoming’s K-12 schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wyoming is encouraging its students to fill that role.

man UW Professor to Give Virtual Sandeen Lecture Dec. 7

December 3, 2020 — Caskey Russell, a University of Wyoming Department of English associate professor and an adjunct faculty member in the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, will present the Sandeen Lecture in the Humanities Monday, Dec. 7.

head photo of a man UW’s Chase Thiel Named Daniels Fund Professor of Business Ethics

December 3, 2020 — Chase Thiel, an associate professor of management at the University of Wyoming, recently was named the Daniels Fund Professor of Business Ethics. Thiel is the first recipient of this position through the Daniels Fund.

Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment Scholarship Applications for 2021-22 Available at UW

December 2, 2020 — Scholarship applications are now available for the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment for the 2021-22 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is March 1, 2021.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications for 2021-22 Available at UW

December 2, 2020 — Scholarship applications are now available for the Northern Arapaho Endowment for the 2021-22 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is March 1, 2021.

UW Research Explores Wyoming Residents’ Acceptance for Energy Development

December 2, 2020 — A new study from the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) and the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources explores Wyoming residents’ perspectives of energy development, including “social license,” or the level to which Wyoming residents support or oppose different forms and amounts of energy development.

young woman using technical equipment with a screenshot of virtual students UW’s TEI Innovation Helps Virtual Teaching Contest During Pandemic

December 2, 2020 — An innovative teacher education program that creates virtual classrooms for University of Wyoming students played a key role in a statewide teaching competition for high school students.

Amanda Galambas and Bradley Lutz UW Medical Students Hold Virtual WWAMI Research Symposium

December 1, 2020 — Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing global pandemic, second-year medical students from the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho (WWAMI) Medical Education Program at the University of Wyoming presented their research projects as part of a virtual symposium.

UW Planetarium Shows for Dec. 11 and 18 Have Been Canceled

December 1, 2020 — Two shows scheduled during this month at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium have been canceled.

four women holding food Ancestral Food Gathering Group’s Efforts Document Shoshone Foods, Preparation

November 30, 2020 — Members of the Restoring Shoshone Ancestral Food Gathering (RSAFG) group on the Wind River Indian Reservation are reclaiming knowledge about the use of Shoshone foods and preserving traditional methods of gathering and preparing those foods.

Ellbogen Grants Help UW Extension Develop Youth Business Aptitude; Create Hands-On Community Garden Learning

November 30, 2020 — University of Wyoming Extension educators will use two John P. Ellbogen Foundation grants to help youths start and develop local food businesses, and develop a hands-on teaching garden in Rawlins.

head photo of a man UW Faculty Member Featured in Chapter of Philosophy Book

November 30, 2020 — A University of Wyoming faculty member who teaches about the ancient philosophy of Stoicism is featured in a chapter on the subject in a recently released philosophy book.

logo UW Art Museum to Host Virtual Holiday Events Dec. 3 and 5

November 24, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will kick off the holiday season with the 28th annual Happy Holidays Dec. 3 and 5. All events will take place virtually.

Caleb Hill, Corrine Knapp and Tawnya Plumb Inaugural UW Faculty Engagement Fellows Symposium Scheduled Dec. 2

November 23, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Office of Engagement and Outreach (OEO) will host its first Faculty Engagement Fellows Symposium -- in a virtual format -- Wednesday, Dec. 2.

UW Mortar Board Honors ‘Top Profs’

November 23, 2020 — Members of the University of Wyoming’s senior honor society recently honored their “Top Profs” at the 41st annual Top Prof Night, which was a virtual celebration this year.

UW Plant Sciences Students Claim Top Honors at National Entomological Conference

November 23, 2020 — Three University of Wyoming graduate students from the Department of Plant Sciences received top honors for crop and pollinator research during last week’s virtual national annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America.

UW Rocky Mountain Community Science Conference Set Dec. 4

November 23, 2020 — Registration is now open for the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute’s biennial Rocky Mountain Community Science Conference. The event will be held virtually Friday, Dec. 4.

photo of a man UW School of Pharmacy Selects New Manager for Education Review Programs

November 23, 2020 — An experienced businessman and registered pharmacist has been selected to serve as manager of a new project in the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy related to preparation for national pharmacy licensure examinations.

head photo of a man UW’s Wiseman Elected to National Higher Education Risk Management Association Board

November 23, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s chief risk officer has been elected to the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) Board of Directors.

logo Donor Impact Doubled on Sixth Annual UW Giving Day

November 20, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s sixth annual UW Giving Day broke new records, with more than double the number of donors and double the number of dollars received.

man in a laboratory Former UW Faculty Member Studies Cardiomyopathy in Pigs; Findings May Help Humans

November 20, 2020 — Research conducted at the University of Wyoming could help pave the way for a treatment for a neuromuscular degenerative disease that causes heart failure in humans.

UW Survey: Half of Wyomingites Voted Early in 2020

November 20, 2020 — A recent survey of Wyoming residents showed that the coronavirus pandemic influenced how voters chose to cast their ballots in the Nov. 3 general election.

UW Planetarium to Reopen for Four Public Shows During December

November 18, 2020 — Stars in the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium’s sky will light up again to the public next month.

head photo of a man UW’s Cook Takes Point on Online, Digital, Distance Program Initiatives

November 18, 2020 — The director of the University of Wyoming’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program has accepted a new role focused on boosting the university’s overall online programs.

young woman with microphone and computer Worland High School Student Wins Inaugural UW Agricultural Education Teaching Contest

November 18, 2020 — Brooke Wright got a taste of what it would be like to teach, albeit to avatar students in a virtual classroom. Her virtual efforts resulted in a real-world, first-place finish in the inaugural Agricultural Education Teaching Contest.

overhead view of a large building UW Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center Modifies Hours

November 17, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center is open with limited hours and modified services as the university transitions to Phase 4 of its fall semester.

man working of a 3D scan UW Museum of Vertebrates Launches 3D Scans Database for Remote Research, Teaching

November 17, 2020 — Some of the skeletons in the University of Wyoming’s storage closets are now available for the public to view.

UW Campus Activities Center Updates Name, Offers Expanded Services

November 16, 2020 — Even though the University of Wyoming’s Campus Activities Center has changed its name to Student Orgs and Entertainment, the office’s staff will still provide activities for students with safeguards in place to minimize health risks.

UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Search Continues

November 16, 2020 — Following substantial progress made last spring, the search for a new dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science was reactivated in October.

UW Food Science Club Prepares Meals for Families in Need as Training

November 16, 2020 — More than 86 community members in Laramie didn’t have to cook a meal the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Mark Menghini and Seungmee Jung Endowment Helps Fund Vaccine, Fungicide Research at UW

November 13, 2020 — Research related to vaccine production and effective fungicides to protect crops has been made possible for two molecular biology students through the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean’s Excellence Fund.

man sitting amid boulders Farkas Adds Economic Development Role at UW

November 13, 2020 — Steve Farkas, assistant dean in the University of Wyoming College of Business, is taking a new, additional role aimed at connecting the university with external partners in pursuit of projects to boost Wyoming’s economy.

UW Names Mai Acting VP for Governmental Relations

November 13, 2020 — Bill Mai, longtime administrator in Wyoming state government and at the University of Wyoming, has been named the university’s acting vice president for governmental relations.

photo portrait of a woman UW Names Okpodu as College of Arts and Sciences Dean

November 13, 2020 — An accomplished scientist and experienced administrator has been selected as dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences.

International Education Week Virtual Events Set at UW Nov. 16-20

November 12, 2020 — International Education Week will be celebrated at the University of Wyoming Nov. 16-20 with virtual programs and panel discussions, international food nights, games, workshops and a photo contest.

UW American Heritage Center Creates Virtual Exhibition of Laramie’s Maps

November 12, 2020 — The history of Laramie can be told in many ways: It can feature famous people, significant events, the influence of the railroad or the growth of the University of Wyoming.

UW Board of Trustees Approves Budget Reduction Plan

November 12, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a plan to address a $42.3 million budget reduction in the current biennium, driven by a 10 percent cut in state funding that resulted in an immediate reduced distribution from the state earlier this year.

UW Libraries to Adjust Hours, Services During Phase 4 of Fall Semester

November 12, 2020 — University of Wyoming Libraries will adjust hours and services during Phase 4 of the university’s fall semester, scheduled Nov. 16-Dec. 11.

woman and man preparing vaccinations UW Pharmacy Students Provide Free Flu Vaccinations for Albany County Residents

November 12, 2020 — University of Wyoming pharmacy students collaborated with the Laramie Downtown Clinic to administer free flu vaccinations to Albany County residents.

Food Security Task Force Works to Nourish UW Community

November 11, 2020 — Up to 45 percent of University of Wyoming students experience food insecurity, according to a recent survey conducted by Kerry Schinkel, a master’s degree student in family and consumer sciences from Rawlins.

UW to Move to Phase 4 of Fall Semester a Week Earlier

November 11, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will transition to Phase 4 of its fall semester Monday, Nov. 16, a week earlier than scheduled, because of the significant increase in COVID-19 cases among the UW community and in the state.

man sitting on the edge of a desk Former UW Engineering Faculty Member Receives ASCE Honor

November 10, 2020 — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honored Ryan Kobbe with the 2020 President’s Medal at the ASCE Annual Convention in October.

woman in camo fatigues looking at equipment Freshman Cadet Named UW Army ROTC Cadet of the Month

November 10, 2020 — Every nonsenior cadet in the University of Wyoming’s Army ROTC strives to be named the Cadet of the Month. Usually, junior or sophomore cadets are selected, but a freshman cadet was honored this month.

Cinnamon Kills First, Joey Montoya, Desi Rodriquez-Lonebear and Raye Zaragoza National Native American Heritage Month Virtual Events Planned at UW

November 10, 2020 — Several virtual events are scheduled Nov. 16-19 at the University of Wyoming in celebration of National Native American Heritage Month.

Neil Humphrey and Margaret Wilson UW President’s Speaker Series Features Virtual 'When Ice Breathes’ Nov. 18

November 10, 2020 — University of Wyoming Professors Margaret Wilson and Neil Humphrey will present a virtual multimedia program for the fall semester’s installment of the President’s Speaker Series Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m.

Food Drive for UW Food Share Pantry Scheduled Nov. 14

November 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office will host a food drive for the UW Food Share Pantry Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1-6 p.m.

Four COVID-19 Cases on UW Residence Hall Floor Prompt Action

November 9, 2020 — Four active cases of COVID-19 have been detected on another floor of a residence hall at the University of Wyoming, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

logo Philanthropy on UW Giving Day Supports UW Students

November 9, 2020 — “24 Means More,” thanks to donors on UW Giving Day, the University of Wyoming’s annual day of giving that takes place online and across campus.

Registration Now Open for UWAA Virtual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

November 9, 2020 — Online registration is now open for the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) virtual gingerbread house decorating contest.

Search to Begin for UW College of Education Dean

November 9, 2020 — A 13-member committee has been formed to search for a new dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Education.

head photo of a woman UW Assistant Professor Named 2020 Counseling Educator of the Year

November 9, 2020 — University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Amanda DeDiego recently was named the recipient of the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES) Outstanding Teaching Award for 2020.

Stacy Buchholz, Kellie Chichester, Sara Fleenor, Kimberly Fry and Mary Louise Wood UW Extension 4-H Educators Recognized Nationally for Excellence

November 9, 2020 — Five University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educators received national recognition during the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals conference last month.

UW Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 9, 2020 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2021 need to make a new request by Thursday, Dec. 31.

UW Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

November 9, 2020 — The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the University of Wyoming is now available.

UW Webinar to Focus on Creating Black Studies-Centered Curriculum

November 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Black Studies Center will host a webinar that examines what it takes to create a Black studies-centered curriculum Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Four Cases on UW Residence Hall Floor Prompt Action; COVID Website Restructured

November 6, 2020 — Four active cases of COVID-19 have been detected on another floor of a residence hall at the University of Wyoming, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

head photo of a man Research Magazine Highlights UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Efforts

November 6, 2020 — Using fruit flies to understand the molecular basis of human disease and examining the early calf microbiome to improve feed efficiency in cattle are among stories highlighted in the research magazine Reflections from the University of Wyoming.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Nov. 11-13 Via Teleconference

November 6, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a plan to address a $42.3 million budget reduction in the current biennium during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 11-13.

UW Survey Finds COVID-19 Anxiety Continues to Climb as Cases Spike Statewide

November 6, 2020 — Wyoming residents are again reporting more anxiety about the spread of COVID-19 in the state, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

UW’s WIND, Other Health Organizations Receive Nursing Innovations Funding

November 6, 2020 — The Wyoming Action Coalition, managed through the Wyoming Center for Nursing and its partners at the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming, is among 10 organizations that will receive up to $25,000 in Nursing Innovations Fund awards for new or ongoing work that addresses nursing’s role in building health equity, well-being and promoting a culture of health.

UW’s WYSAC Launches COVID-19 in Wyoming Data Website

November 6, 2020 — To help provide a complete picture of COVID-19 in Wyoming, the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) has developed an interactive data visualization tool to track attitudes, behaviors and cases surrounding the pandemic.

UW College of Health Sciences Receives Heywood Fund Award

November 5, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences is the recipient of the 2020 Heywood Fund Award to enhance the foundation for research, teaching, scholarship and community engagement related to telehealth services delivery.

UW Sees Increase in COVID-19 Cases, Urges Adherence to Guidelines

November 5, 2020 — Like much of Wyoming, the University of Wyoming is contending with a continuing increase in cases of COVID-19 among its students and employees.

UW Supports Albany County Face Protection Order

November 5, 2020 — The University of Wyoming supports an order that goes into effect Friday, Nov. 6, requiring face protection in many public settings in Albany County.

Morning Routine Disruptions Hurt Worker Productivity, UW Researcher Finds

November 4, 2020 — Disruption of workers’ morning routines causes them to be less focused and less productive, according to research by a University of Wyoming faculty member and his colleagues at Texas A&M University.

UW School of Energy Resources Begins Phase 3 of CarbonSAFE Project

November 4, 2020 — The School of Energy Resource’s (SER) Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) at the University of Wyoming officially launched Phase 3 of the CarbonSAFE project last month.

UW Seeks Public Comment on Tuition Recommendations

November 4, 2020 — The University of Wyoming seeks public comment on recommendations regarding student tuition for the 2021-22 academic year.

man talking to someone on a computer screen UW’s ARCC Provides High-Performance Computing, Storage for Faculty

November 4, 2020 — One of Lars Kotthoff’s computer science students uses the University of Wyoming’s Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC) to analyze artificial intelligence algorithms. Meanwhile, the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) has moved much of the base spatial data that drives its web-mapping applications to the petaLibrary over the last four years, according to Shannon Albeke.

child holding a poster sign New Wyoming History Day Website Launched by UW’s American Heritage Center

November 3, 2020 — A new website to support Wyoming History Day (WHD) recently was launched by the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC).

UW Employees Granted Release Time to Vote in General Election

November 2, 2020 — University of Wyoming employees have a maximum of one hour of release time to vote in Tuesday’s Wyoming general election, in accordance with state law and UW policy.

graphic UW Launches Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation

November 2, 2020 — Wyoming is a pioneer state known for firsts. In recent years, the state passed groundbreaking legislation to create a regulatory environment to foster blockchain application growth and diversify the economy. To aid this effort and train the upcoming workforce, the University of Wyoming is launching a new Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation.

UW Plans Virtual Ceremony for Winter Commencement Dec. 12

November 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will not hold its traditional winter commencement ceremonies in December, due to concerns about large gatherings and travel related to COVID-19.

UW Trio Contribute Book Chapter in ‘Critical Race Theory in the Academy’ Publication

November 2, 2020 — University of Wyoming College of Law Professor Darrell Jackson, UW Art Museum Director Nicole Crawford and former UW law student Toni Hartzel have co-written a book chapter that focuses on race theory.

UW’s Center on Aging Highlights National Caregiver Month

November 2, 2020 — The Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) at the University of Wyoming is recognizing the impact of caregivers across Wyoming communities with a free webinar series during National Caregiver Month.

Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Announces Winners

October 30, 2020 — IMPACT 307, Sheridan’s business incubator, has chosen three winners for the 2020 Sheridan Start-Up Challenge entrepreneur competition.

UW Survey: Wyoming Voters Prefer Trump to Biden

October 30, 2020 — A recent survey of Wyoming voters shows President Donald Trump leading Democratic nominee Joe Biden by a substantial margin.

UW to Offer Spring Online Courses in Community and Public Health

October 30, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences will offer three online courses in community and public health in the spring 2021 semester.

graphic image of coupon ‘Cowboy Cash’ Program Benefits UW Students, Local Businesses

October 30, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has formed a partnership with Laramie Main Street Alliance to boost the Gem City’s small-business economy.

UW Wind Symphony to Perform Virtual Concert Nov. 5

October 29, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Wind Symphony will present “Heritage of the Band” -- a virtual concert Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

woman standing in a snowy field Y Cross Ranch Funding Provides Significant Support to UW Students

October 29, 2020 — The Y Cross Ranch Endowment provided significant support to University of Wyoming Y Cross Scholars, helping to ensure the future of agriculture and ranching in Wyoming.

head photo of a man UW Alum Ken Boilsen Engineers Aircraft and UW’s Future

October 28, 2020 — “Every time you see Air Force One, you will be looking at a part of Ken’s life,” wrote the author of a tribute to Ken Boilsen, engineer and philanthropist.

UW College of Engineering and Applied Science to Offer ‘Winternship’ Opportunity for Students

October 28, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science career services team will offer the second annual “Winternship” opportunity during the upcoming 2021 winter break. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 30.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Nov. 13

October 28, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet with the UW Board of Trustees at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13. The ERC’s scheduled quarterly meeting will immediately follow.

woman working in a lab UW Faculty Member Finds Nucleus Accumbens Recruited by Cocaine, Sugar Are Different

October 28, 2020 — Nucleus accumbens in the brain play a central role in the risk-reward circuit. Their operation is based chiefly on three essential neurotransmitters: dopamine, which promotes desire; serotonin, whose effects include satiety and inhibition; and glutamate, which drives goal-directed behaviors and responses to reward-associated cues and contexts.

CSIL Helps UW Students Get Involved on Campus

October 27, 2020 — While COVID-19 may have reduced the number of in-person gatherings, the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL) at the University of Wyoming still provides plenty of ways for students to beat the pandemic boredom.

UW Administration Proposes Specific Budget Reductions

October 27, 2020 — In response to a 10 percent cut in state funding that resulted in an immediate reduced distribution from the state earlier this year, the University of Wyoming’s administration has identified a plan to address a $42.3 million budget reduction in the current biennium to present to the UW Board of Trustees.

man sweeping empty room UW Bristol Photojournalism Project Focuses on COVID-19 Impact on Greater Yellowstone Area

October 27, 2020 — Conor Mullen, the recipient of the 2020 Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Fellowship at the University of Wyoming, this past summer focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on Wyoming’s tourism industry, especially in the greater Yellowstone area.

man in cap and gown holding diploma UW Electrical Engineering Student Receives DOD SMART Scholarship Award

October 27, 2020 — University of Wyoming student Holden Bindl, from Fort Bridger, recently was accepted into the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

UW’s Half Acre to Close at 10 A.M. Today

October 27, 2020 — The Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center will close this morning at 10 a.m. due to frozen water lines related to university construction. The closure includes Half Acre pool.

UW Makerspace Provides Face Shields to Albany County Clerk’s Office in Time for Election Day

October 26, 2020 — University of Wyoming history student TJ Barker, from Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tyler Kerr are doing their part to make sure Albany County’s poll workers are safe on Election Day by providing them with personal protective equipment (PPE) -- mainly safety shields.

UW President Shelters in Place

October 26, 2020 — Out of an abundance of caution, University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel has chosen to shelter in place for two weeks after he attended a small gathering in which one of the participants later tested positive for COVID-19.

head portrait of a man UW Researchers to Test Wyoming Wastewater for COVID-19

October 26, 2020 — University of Wyoming scientists will use an $800,000 grant from the Wyoming Department of Health to test effluent from Wyoming communities for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

people standing in a field UW Students Learn How to Operate Drones in New Online Course

October 26, 2020 — The use of unmanned aerial systems, or UAS, by industry may be in its infancy, but there are many businesses already using the technology. These include construction, entertainment, historic preservation, search and rescue, tourism and wildlife conservation.

UW’s Construction Management Program Receives Grant for Residential Construction Program Development

October 26, 2020 — The Construction Management Program at the University of Wyoming has received a four-year, $80,000 grant to develop and implement residential construction training.

UW’s Half Acre to Close at 4:30 Today

October 26, 2020 — The Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center will close this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. due to frozen water lines related to university construction. The closure includes Half Acre pool.

Four COVID Cases on UW Residence Hall Floor Prompt Action

October 23, 2020 — Four active cases of COVID-19 have been detected on another floor of a residence hall at the University of Wyoming, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

man in a mask using a laptop computer UW Makes Plans for Spring Semester Amid Uncertain Pandemic Situation

October 23, 2020 — With public health experts saying the COVID-19 pandemic will continue into the next calendar year, the University of Wyoming is taking steps to continue delivering as much of an on-campus experience as possible in the spring 2021 semester.

bird on a grassy bank by ocean UW Researcher Leads Study of Seabird Ecosystem Shift in Falkland Islands

October 23, 2020 — Seabird populations in the South Atlantic and Southern Ocean are facing direct and indirect impacts of climate change due to rising temperatures and ocean acidification. However, long-term monitoring of seabird populations in the South Atlantic and Southern Ocean typically only began in the 1950s, posing a challenge to understanding the long-term responses of seabirds to global change.

woman measuring fluid into a glass container UW School of Pharmacy Lab Implements Safe In-Person Student Learning

October 23, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy is now fully immersed in on-campus learning for students as part of UW’s Phase 3 reopening process.

young girl with bowls of frosting Wyoming 4-H’ers Flex Life Skills in Annual Showcase Competition

October 23, 2020 — There would be no live radio broadcasts or Wyoming television stations airing videos of standout performances last Saturday from Douglas.

Five COVID Cases on UW Residence Hall Floor Prompt Action

October 22, 2020 — Five active cases of COVID-19 have been detected on another floor of a residence hall at the University of Wyoming, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

speakers for town hall UW Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Offers Town Hall Nov. 10

October 22, 2020 — A “Black Fatigue and Being Committed Allies for Systemic Change” town hall, sponsored by the University of Wyoming’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 1:30 p.m.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 26-Nov. 1

October 22, 2020 — 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.

Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows Selected at UW

October 21, 2020 — The Business Ethics Program at the University of Wyoming, supported by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI), recently named 15 UW employees as 2021 Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows.

Ten COVID Cases Among UW Cross Country Teams Prompt Action

October 21, 2020 — Ten cases of COVID-19 have been detected among members of the University of Wyoming’s men’s and women’s cross country teams, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

UW, Community Colleges Plan ‘Universal 2-Plus-2’ Agreements

October 21, 2020 — For the past five years, students in many popular degree programs at Wyoming community colleges have been able to seamlessly transfer to the University of Wyoming as a result of dozens of “2-plus-2” articulation agreements between academic departments of UW and the institutions.

two people working on an animal carcass UW College of Agriculture Students Learn Hands-On Livestock Slaughter Skills

October 21, 2020 — Ditching laptops and donning rubber boots and coveralls, University of Wyoming students prep within five minutes for class.

UW School of Energy Resources Nominations Accepted for Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Technologies

October 21, 2020 — The School of Energy Resources (SER) at the University of Wyoming is accepting nominations for the Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Technologies. The deadline to apply is Dec. 4.

woman and man at dinner table with candle UW Benefits from Generosity of Don and Margaret Boyd

October 20, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has received a transformational estate gift from the late geology and geophysics Professor Donald Boyd, who passed away in April at the age of 92.

WIHR ‘Think and Drink’ Series Available on YouTube

October 20, 2020 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel and his partner Gabrielle Allen’s “Think and Drink” series discussion is now available on the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research’s (WIHR) YouTube channel.

head photo of a woman Jill Aldridge Named UW Employee of Third Quarter

October 19, 2020 — University of Wyoming colleagues of Jill Aldridge say her warm personality and efficiency in getting difficult tasks done make UW Residence Life and Dining Services (RLDS) successful for the campus community.

UW Jazz Ensemble Students Produce Musical Videos in Lieu of Live Performances

October 19, 2020 — COVID-19 has altered the way University of Wyoming Department of Music students perform for the public this semester.

Ed Seidel, Gerald Mattinson and Tim Painter ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Oct. 27 in Douglas

October 19, 2020 — 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 Converse County during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Douglas.

man with papers and toy locusts UW Professor is Collegiate Peaks Forum Series Speaker Oct. 22

October 16, 2020 — University of Wyoming Professor Jeff Lockwood is the guest speaker for the virtual Collegiate Peaks Forum Series, based in Colorado, Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.

graphic of a facemask ‘Cowboys Can’ Reinforces Responsible Behavior in UW Community

October 16, 2020 — In order to maximize the opportunity for a successful in-person campus experience, the University of Wyoming has introduced a new campaign to encourage responsible behavior.

Seven COVID Cases in UW Sorority House Prompt Action

October 15, 2020 — Seven cases of COVID-19 have been detected in a sorority house at the University of Wyoming, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

UW to Implement Enhanced COVID-19 Testing Program Monday

October 15, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will move to the next stage of its COVID-19 testing program Monday, Oct. 19, stepping up efforts to limit the spread of the virus and maintain in-person student experiences as outlined in UW’s phased fall semester plan.

people in a large building putting together supplies UW Facilities Turned into Basecamps for Mullen Firefighters

October 14, 2020 — University of Wyoming facilities are being used as basecamps and shelter for personnel battling the Mullen fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Laramie.

head photo of a man UW’s Zhai Receives Two Grant Awards

October 14, 2020 — A University of Wyoming faculty chair recently received federal grants to research carbon capture and storage, and water savings at natural gas-fired power plants.

Laura Capasso and Beth Robitaille UW College of Health Sciences Educators Honored as Wyoming Women of Influence

October 13, 2020 — Two University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences educators have been honored as 2020 Wyoming Women of Influence by the Wyoming Business Report.

UW President Seidel to Speak in Humanities Virtual Program Oct. 15

October 13, 2020 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel and his partner, Professor Gabrielle Allen, are the guest speakers for the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research’s (WIHR) “Think and Drink” series of virtual discussions Thursday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m.

UW Survey Finds COVID-19 Anxiety in Wyoming on the Rise

October 13, 2020 — Wyoming residents are reporting more anxiety about the spread of COVID-19 in the state, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

UW’s Grana Teaches New Diversity Course in Geosciences

October 13, 2020 — Typically, when one thinks of a geoscientist, visions of an outdoorsy person come to mind. If you type in “geoscientist” photos on Google, a series of images pops up of students and researchers hiking in a canyon collecting rocks.

Four COVID Cases on UW Residence Hall Floor Prompt Action

October 12, 2020 — Four cases of COVID-19 have been detected on another floor of a residence hall at the University of Wyoming, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

UW Black Studies Center to Host Inaugural Webinar Oct. 13

October 12, 2020 — The newly formed Black Studies Center at the University of Wyoming will present its first webinar Tuesday, Oct. 13.

a man UW’s Tahmasebi Receives International 2020 Arie van Weelden Award

October 12, 2020 — Pejman Tahmasebi, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, is this year’s Arie van Weelden Award winner.

head photo of a man National Society of Black Engineers Leader to Speak in UW Event

October 9, 2020 — Karl Reid, executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and author of “Working Smarter, Not Just Harder: Three Sensible Strategies for Succeeding in College … and Life,” is the 2020 H.T. Person Distinguished Speaker for the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Oct. 14 Via Teleconference

October 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on the university’s COVID-19 coronavirus response during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Contact Us

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window) Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window)

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon