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January 2020 Releases


two children and a man pose with a small sailboat Jackalope Vessel Repaired, Finally Sails Again

January 31, 2020 — After nearly two and a half years dry-docked on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean, the Jackalope has finally set sail again.

UW Won’t Appeal Ruling on Public Records

January 31, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will not appeal an Albany County District Court ruling granting public access to redacted documents related to the UW Board of Trustees’ decision not to renew former President Laurie Nichols’ contract.

photo of child's hand tracing a W on a piece of paper WYECON at UW is Partner on $2 Million Grant to Support Early Childhood Education

January 31, 2020 — The Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network (WYECON) at the University of Wyoming is a partner in the Early Childhood State Advisory Council that recently was awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.

two men playing two pianos ‘PIANO BATTLE’ Opens UW Presents Spring Season Feb. 5

January 31, 2020 — Two internationally known pianists will do battle onstage at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The duo will open the spring UW Presents season.

head shot of man New York Stock Exchange Floor Operations Director to Speak Feb. 7 at UW

January 30, 2020 — Kenny Polcari, a veteran equities trader, will speak at the University of Wyoming Friday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. in the College of Business auditorium as part of the annual Sandberg Speaker Series. The event is free and open to the public.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 3-9

January 30, 2020 — These are among the activities scheduled Feb. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

UW American Heritage Center Establishes New Research Fellowships

January 30, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) has established new fellowships for the study of Western political history, the American West and women in the public sector.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 3-9

January 30, 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.

Applications Accepted for UW Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

January 29, 2020 — Applications are now being accepted for the associate vice provost for undergraduate education (AVP-UG) in the University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs. Deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 7

man outdoors, gesturing Possible Rule Change Casts Uncertainty on Southeast Wyoming Organic Wheat Producers

January 29, 2020 — Researchers at the University of Wyoming hope a $340,000 grant to study the effects of compost on a number of factors in southeast Wyoming also will address a problem sprouting for organic wheat producers.

woman working with small child UW Collaboration Develops New Model to Improve Early Childhood Education

January 29, 2020 — The Wyoming Early Childhood Professional Learning Collaborative is working to improve the opportunities for Wyoming’s youngest learners by supporting the professional development of their early childhood educators.

UW College of Business Accounting Students Offer Free Certified Tax Preparation

January 29, 2020 — As the forms and documents arrive in mailboxes across the country, University of Wyoming College of Business accounting students are again preparing to help people tackle their income taxes.

three women on skis holding a University of Wyoming flag UW Nordic Ski Teams off to Strong Start

January 29, 2020 — Both the University of Wyoming men and women’s Nordic ski teams picked up wins in their respective divisions in the opening competition last weekend at the Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Invitational at Devil’s Thumb.

head portrait of a man Wyoming Debate Roundup Connects UW and Wyoming High School Competitors

January 29, 2020 — The University of Wyoming debate team is building bridges with high school debaters throughout the state and, in the process, introducing young orators to concepts, strategies and tools to improve their craft.

woman examines a training mannequin Cheyenne Regional Health System Gift of $250,000 Supports UW Nursing

January 28, 2020 — A gift of $250,000 from the Cheyenne Regional Health System will create a nursing faculty position in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President’s Honor Roll: Nonresident

January 28, 2020 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2019 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President’s Honor Roll: Resident

January 28, 2020 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2019 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

head portrait of a man UW American Heritage Center, Buffalo Bill Center of the West Create Peter K. Simpson Fellowship

January 28, 2020 — The Buffalo Bill Center of the West (BBCW), in collaboration with the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC), has established an annual Peter K. Simpson Fellowship on the American West.

UW Presidential Search Committee Reviews Applicants

January 28, 2020 — The search for the next president of the University of Wyoming is proceeding, as the presidential search committee is reviewing materials submitted by more than 60 applicants for the job.

several moose on a hillside UW’s Biodiversity Institute Helps Coordinate Winter Moose Day Feb. 15

January 28, 2020 — Strap on your snowshoes or skis, and grab a friend to enjoy Wyoming’s national forests while searching for moose.

woman standing in front of a departmental sign Kristin Lewis Named UW Staff Employee of Fourth Quarter

January 27, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Department of Economics went through an office reorganization when Kristin Lewis was first hired.

UW Board Action Begins Process to Relocate Fleet, Bus Maintenance Services

January 27, 2020 — A Wyoming firm has been selected to design a new bus maintenance and storage facility on University of Wyoming property in the south part of Laramie, setting the stage for the eventual movement of UW Fleet and Transit maintenance services to the new location.

UW Communications, Marketing Staff Members Honored for Excellence

January 27, 2020 — University of Wyoming Institutional Communications and Marketing specialists received awards during the Jan. 23-25 Wyoming Press Association (WPA) Associates’ group annual contest.

head portrait of a woman UW Extension Names Associate Director

January 27, 2020 — An administrator known for her efforts to break down work silos and foster teamwork is a new associate director of University of Wyoming Extension.

UW Faculty Members Can Be Added to Experts List

January 27, 2020 — University of Wyoming Institutional Communications is looking to expand its UW faculty expert list.

UW Faculty Members Encouraged to Submit Papers for Release in Advance

January 27, 2020 — University of Wyoming faculty members who have upcoming research papers that will be published in the following journals -- Nature, Science or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- are encouraged to let UW Institutional Communications know well in advance.

UW Libraries Names Alt-Textbook Grant Recipients

January 27, 2020 — University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alt-textbook grants to five faculty members and four graduate students to implement open educational resources (OER) in their classes this spring.

man holding an award UW Music Professor Earns Distinguished Service Award

January 27, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s James Przygocki was given the 2020 Distinguished Service Award by the Wyoming Music Educators Association (WMEA) last week at the organization’s annual banquet in Gillette.

UW Online Master’s in Education Programs Receive National Recognition

January 27, 2020 — The online master’s degree programs of the University of Wyoming College of Education have been ranked in the top 100 of U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best Online Programs for 2020.

woman mounting specimen in front of group of people UW’s Rocky Mountain Herbarium Mounts 1 Millionth Specimen

January 27, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Rocky Mountain Herbarium mounted its 1 millionth specimen last Friday. Members of the UW Board of Trustees were on hand in the Aven Nelson Building to witness the historic event.

large group of people wearing white jackets Ceremony Marks Transition into Next Phase of UW Medical Students’ Education

January 23, 2020 — Twenty second-year students enrolled in the Wyoming-WWAMI Medical Education Program on the University of Wyoming campus recently marked an important point of transition.

man looking at laptop computer More Than 130 Gardeners Participate in UW Extension’s First Online Master Gardener Class

January 23, 2020 — Just over 130 hopeful gardeners took 16 weeks of online training last fall and this winter to learn how to become better gardeners and put that knowledge to use in their communities this coming growing season.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 27-Feb. 2

January 23, 2020 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 27-Feb. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

man conducting musicians UW Department of Music Adds Jazz, Entrepreneurship, Audio Tech Offerings

January 23, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Department of Music will offer one new degree program and two new certificate programs, following action by the UW Board of Trustees.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 27-Feb. 2

January 23, 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.

owl UW’s Biodiversity Institute Seeks Community Scientists for Short-Eared Owl Surveys This Spring

January 22, 2020 — Hoot. Hoot. The short-eared owl needs you.

Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award Nominations Accepted at UW

January 21, 2020 — Nominations for the Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award for University of Wyoming faculty members will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 24.

Black History Month Events Scheduled at UW

January 21, 2020 — A Black History Conference is among highlights of Black History Month Jan. 31-Feb. 28 at the University of Wyoming.

man in costume from movie Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue Events Feature UW Graduates, Former Football Players

January 21, 2020 — Afrofuturism, a movement in literature, music and art, featuring futuristic or science fiction themes that incorporate elements of black history and culture, will be the focus of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue (MLK DOD). Events are Feb. 2-7 at the University of Wyoming.

man on a boat using scientific equipment UW Research Helps Show Limited Effects of Native Americans on Landscape in Pre-Pilgrim New England

January 21, 2020 — Four hundred years ago, the Pilgrims sailed to New England and encountered Native Americans. The historical narrative from that point tells of Native Americans clearing forests with fire for thousands of years before Europeans arrived in America.

‘Training the Trainer’ Diverse Workshop Feb. 6 at UW

January 21, 2020 — A “Training the Trainer: Keep It Real Diverse” workshop is scheduled Thursday, Feb. 6, at the University of Wyoming.

New UW College of Business Blockchain Course to Aid Business Opportunities

January 17, 2020 — A new on-campus course in blockchain technology at the University of Wyoming will be offered this spring semester through the College of Business Department of Accounting and Finance.

man standing outdoors UW Research Supports New Approach to Mine Reclamation

January 17, 2020 — A new approach to reclaiming lands disturbed by surface mining is having the desired result of improving ecosystem diversity, including restoration of foundation species such as sagebrush, according to a study by University of Wyoming researchers.

E2e Wyoming Hosts Meeting in Laramie Jan. 21

January 16, 2020 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) hosts an e2e Wyoming meeting in Laramie Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 4:30-6 p.m. at Bond’s Brewing Co., located at 411 S. Second St.

head portrait of a man Newcastle School Superintendent Appointed to UW Board of Trustees

January 16, 2020 — A longtime Wyoming public school administrator with deep roots in the Black Hills has been named to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 20-26

January 16, 2020 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Jan. 22-24

January 16, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive an update on the presidential search and presentations on a variety of topics during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 22-24.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 20-26

January 16, 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.

Dr. Dan Surdam and Amy Surdam Stitches Acute Care Center Partners with UW School of Pharmacy for Telemedicine Clinic Expansion

January 15, 2020 — For many people throughout Wyoming, a visit to the doctor’s office may involve an extensive expedition. Patients sometimes need to travel long distances, on highways that can be nearly impassable, if not closed, during winter.

Wind River Indian Reservation Startup Challenge Launched by UW

January 15, 2020 — The University of Wyoming launched the Wind River Startup Challenge this month, giving tribal member entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive funding to start businesses.

woman and man studying dig site UW College of Arts and Sciences Funds Interdisciplinary Research

January 14, 2020 — Research projects on Wyoming’s dual-language immersion programs and the state’s first coal town are among this year’s seed grant recipients from the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences.

UW College of Business to Host Entrepreneurship Research Conference Jan. 17-18

January 14, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Business will host the inaugural Rocky Mountain Entrepreneurship Research Conference Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18.

UW Human Resources Department Moving to Hill Hall

January 14, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Department of Human Resources will start its move from Wyoming Hall to the third floor of Hill Hall this week.

head portrait of a man Wyoming-Utah Ag Days Jan. 27-28 in Evanston

January 14, 2020 — This year’s Wyoming-Utah Ag Days, featuring workshops to help cattle producers, sheep producers, landowners and even alternative crop producers, are scheduled Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 27-28, in Evanston. Sessions both days at the community’s Roundhouse are from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and include two track options.

UW Alumni Association Scholarship Reception April 17 in Sheridan

January 13, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) 28th annual Scholarship Reception and Auction is 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Historic Sheridan Inn.

UW Announces MLK/Equality Day Closures

January 13, 2020 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Wyoming Equality Day.

UW Millgate Engagement Award Nomination Deadline Feb. 21

January 13, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Engagement and Outreach is accepting nominations for the 2020 Marvin Millgate Community Engagement Awards.

UW Staff Recognition Day Scheduled March 24

January 13, 2020 — Staff Recognition Day at the University of Wyoming is Tuesday, March 24, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

head portrait of a woman UW Research Provides Methodology to Estimate Recreational Use for Remote, High-Elevation Locations

January 10, 2020 — A new research brief from the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources shows how to estimate visitor use at remote high-elevation sites.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 13-19

January 9, 2020 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 13-19

January 9, 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.

UW Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Available Now

January 8, 2020 — University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) scholarship applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now available. The application deadline is Sunday, March 15.

UW Taps New AVP for Human Resources

January 8, 2020 — An experienced human resources administrator has been selected as the University of Wyoming’s associate vice president for human resources.

Neil Theobald and Sean Valentine ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Jan. 25 in Rock Springs

January 8, 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 their community during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Saturday, Jan. 25, in Sweetwater County.

Finalists for School of Energy Resources Executive Director Coming to UW

January 7, 2020 — Three finalists for the position of executive director of the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources are scheduled for campus visits and public presentations starting this week.

man holding a laptop UW Researcher Studies Near-Surface Wind Effects on Landscape Evolution

January 6, 2020 — The accurate characterization of near-surface winds is critical to understanding past and modern climate. Dust lifted by these winds has the potential to modify surface and atmospheric conditions, according to a University of Wyoming researcher who was part of a study on the subject.

Mark Northam, Scott Quillinan and Kipp Coddington UW Saturday U Program to Address Energy Issues in Rock Springs, Pinedale

January 6, 2020 — The future of Wyoming’s energy industry is the topic of two presentations by University of Wyoming experts Jan. 23 and 25 in western Wyoming.

$1 Million Gift from Ellis Family Foundation Supports UW Scholarships

January 3, 2020 — A $1 million gift from the Ellis Family Foundation, doubled to $2 million by the state matching funds program, will create the F.E. “Tut” and V. Diane Ellis President’s Endowed Scholarship, supporting the best and brightest Wyoming students seeking engineering degrees at UW.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 6-12

January 2, 2020 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

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