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April 2020 Releases


woman in medical setting talking to someone via laptop computer UW Educational Health Clinics Use Telehealth to Advance Patient Care During Pandemic

April 30, 2020 — While the COVID-19 virus has altered or even halted the routines of many people’s lives, health care providers at the University of Wyoming Educational Health Center of Wyoming (EHCW) clinic sites not only have continued to serve patients -- they also have taken the next steps to ensure health care delivery now and beyond the pandemic.

UW Personnel Contribute to Online ‘Stories from Here’ May 4-8

April 30, 2020 — Artist collective Sans façon will present a free, live experience, “Stories from Here,” May 4-8, broadcast each day at noon on Facebook Live by presenting partner Wyoming Public Media.

UW Survey: Majority Who Lost Jobs or Wages Due to COVID-19 Expect Them to Return

April 30, 2020 — A majority of those who have lost their jobs or seen their hours or pay reduced as a result of the COVID-19 crisis are optimistic that those jobs will return, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

group of people seated at a long table UW Students Complete Outdoor Recreation-Based Projects Despite Pandemic

April 29, 2020 — Despite a transition to online learning, seniors in the University of Wyoming’s new outdoor recreation and tourism management degree program are wrapping up capstone projects based in Fremont County.

UW College of Business to Host Second Virtual COVID-19 Information Session

April 28, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Business will host its second online small business assistance Zoom session Wednesday, April 29, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

shop window with signs UW Institutional Marketing Campaign Spreads Positivity Around Wyoming

April 28, 2020 — The University of Wyoming is spreading optimism and positivity around the Cowboy State, one yard sign at a time.

head portrait of a woman Chestnut Appointed UW’s VP for Student Affairs

April 27, 2020 — Kimberly Chestnut, who has led the University of Wyoming’s Division of Student Affairs on an interim basis since the start of this academic year, has been named UW’s vice president for student affairs.

head portrait of a man Hutchens Named Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarian at UW

April 27, 2020 — Chad Hutchens, an associate librarian and head of Digital Collections at the University of Wyoming Libraries, is the recipient of UW’s 2020 Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award.

Susan Barlow, Waldon Fenster, Spencer Garland, Stephen Hanlon and Shane Siegfried Judges Announced for Virtual UW Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition

April 27, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Business has selected a diverse, accomplished group of judges for the 2020 John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition May 8-9.

Survey Aims to Help UW Departments Buy Locally

April 27, 2020 — University of Wyoming employees involved in purchasing are invited to take a survey aimed at identifying ways in which UW can help departments buy from Wyoming vendors.

UW Students Encouraged to Celebrate Earth Week with AllTrails Access

April 27, 2020 — For the 50th anniversary and celebration of Earth Day, the University of Wyoming’s Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL) -- in partnership with Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center’s Outdoor Program -- is offering more than 100 UW students the chance to win an annual subscription with the popular app AllTrails.

woman holding a raccoon UW Doctoral Candidate’s Raccoon Research Highlighted on ‘Science Friday’ Program

April 24, 2020 — Research on raccoons conducted by the University of Wyoming’s Lauren Stanton will be featured on an upcoming livestream event hosted by Science Friday.

Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative Supports Carbon Capture, Enhanced Oil Recovery

April 24, 2020 — The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) draft environmental impact statement for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative was released April 17, with a 90-day public comment period ending July 16.

Survey: Wyoming Doctors Feeling Impact of COVID-19

April 23, 2020 — A survey of Wyoming physicians shows significant disruption of their practices related to novel coronavirus COVID-19, including financial distress.

UW Introduces Advanced Degree Options for 2020 Graduates

April 23, 2020 — Given the uncertainty facing many graduates from the 2020 class, the University of Wyoming has offered an option for continuing education.

head portrait of a man UW Professor is First Author of Study on Other Variables Affecting Coronavirus Numbers Worldwide

April 23, 2020 — A University of Wyoming researcher was part of a team that recently studied correlations between a dozen environmental, economic and health variables with persons who contracted the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in 14 different countries.

UW School of Energy Resources, Basin Electric Carbon Storage Project Advances with $15.2M in Federal Funding

April 23, 2020 — Plans for a commercial-scale geological carbon dioxide storage complex near Gillette have taken a major step forward with its selection for a $15.2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

logo for competition UW $50K Entrepreneurship Competition Moves to Virtual Event May 8-9

April 22, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Business invites the public to participate in the 20th annual entrepreneurship competition, now the John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition, with virtual presentations scheduled May 8-9.

UW Extension Initiates Team-Based Fitness, Health Competition May 2

April 21, 2020 — A free eight-week, team-based health program to increase physical activity and improve eating habits launches Saturday, May 2.

collage of musicians playing music UW’s Ben Markley and His Big Band Raise Money During Pandemic for Struggling Artists

April 21, 2020 — This is the time of year when University of Wyoming jazz studies instructor Ben Markley begins to think about upcoming sessions with his group or solo events around the region -- a chance to play in front of intimate, live audiences.

UW’s EORI Offers Solutions for Wyoming’s Oil and Gas Survival

April 21, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) says a focus on conventional oil and gas reservoirs is key for survival of the state’s oil and gas industry during the current economic downturn.

head portrait of a woman Amundson Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

April 20, 2020 — Gayle Amundson, University of Wyoming Libraries accounting associate, is the recipient of the UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award for her contributions during 2019.

head portrait of a woman Courtney Moves into New Student Success Role at UW

April 20, 2020 — Nycole Courtney, the University of Wyoming’s associate dean of students, will transition into the role of associate vice president/dean of student success and graduation.

Incoming UW President Seeks Suggestions for Interim Provost

April 20, 2020 — Incoming University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel is asking members of the UW community to help him select the university’s interim provost/vice president for academic affairs.

UW Offers Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees

April 20, 2020 — The University of Wyoming is offering employees and retirees an opportunity to choose the negotiated natural gas rate under the Choice Gas program.

head portrait of a man Drummond Selected to Lead UW’s Saturday University Program

April 17, 2020 — Saturday University, a collaborative program that connects popular University of Wyoming and Wyoming community college professors with lifelong learners around the state, has a new leader.

UW American Heritage Center Seeks to Archive Wyoming Residents’ Coronavirus Stories

April 17, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) and the Wyoming State Museum are collaborating to collect information about the experiences and thoughts of Wyoming citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

head portrait of a man UW Hires New Coach for Livestock Judging Team

April 17, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s new livestock judging coach won’t start until November, but the team’s excellence has Curtis Doubet pumped.

woman with a bird UW’s Tarwater Receives American Ornithological Society’s Brina C. Kessel Award

April 17, 2020 — Corey Tarwater, who studies birds for a living, received a feather in her research cap.

New UW Publication Details Best Practices for Oil Drilling in Southeast Wyoming Formations

April 16, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has published a study highlighting the best practices for drilling the Codell and Niobrara formations of the northern Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin in southeastern Wyoming.

Second UW Survey Finds Increasing Impact from COVID-19

April 16, 2020 — Almost 40 percent of Wyomingites say they or members of their immediate families have been laid off or lost their jobs due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, an increase from 32 percent two weeks ago, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

UW College of Business Plans Virtual Small Business COVID Assistance Session Friday

April 16, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Business will host an online small business assistance session via Zoom Friday, April 17, from 2-3 p.m.

man sitting in a tractor UW Students Overcome Internet, Cell Reception Obstacles to Participate in Courses

April 16, 2020 — An academic landscape routed by coronavirus has agriculture students at the University of Wyoming adopting a Marine-like “improvise, adapt and overcome” attitude.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 20-26

April 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.

Deadline for UW Students to Request ‘S/U’ Grading Extended to April 30

April 15, 2020 — University of Wyoming students now have more time to request a shift from conventional letter grades to “satisfactory/unsatisfactory” grading for courses they take during the current spring 2020 semester.

UW Economists Find Carbon Footprint Grows with Parenthood

April 15, 2020 — Increased time constraints and the need for convenience in raising children appear to offset parents’ concerns about the future when it comes to their carbon footprints, according to new research by University of Wyoming economists and a colleague in Sweden.

Wyoming 4-H Foundation Awards $61,000 in Scholarships

April 15, 2020 — The Wyoming 4-H Foundation/State 4-H Office Scholarship Committee awarded more than $61,000 in scholarships to 4-H’ers attending the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college this coming school year.

7220 Entertainment to Host Virtual Events for UW Students

April 14, 2020 — University of Wyoming students have the opportunity to stay in contact and engaged through UW’s 7220 Entertainment virtual events.

Dilpuneet Singh Aidhy, Mike Borowczak, Nga Nguyen and Xiang Zhang Four UW Faculty Members Selected for CAES Summer Visiting Faculty Program at INL

April 14, 2020 — Four University of Wyoming faculty members were selected to participate in the Center for Advanced Energy Studies’ (CAES) third annual Summer Visiting Faculty Program at Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

U.S. Coronavirus Measures Are Justified, UW Economists Find

April 14, 2020 — Aggressive social distancing policies being used to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 are hammering the U.S. economy, but an analysis by University of Wyoming researchers suggests that these measures are economically justified.

UW Economists: Lack of COVID-19 Preparedness in Line with Previous Findings

April 14, 2020 — The delayed response of U.S. policymakers to the COVID-19 pandemic comes as no surprise to University of Wyoming Professor Jason Shogren and several of his economist colleagues at other institutions.

three people looking in cabinets UW Health Sciences Students, Clinics Provide Support During Pandemic

April 14, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic began to appear in Wyoming, medical staffs at clinics and hospitals were already preparing to care for those who would become ill -- and to help communities slow the spread of the novel coronavirus by providing health safety instructions.

Two UW Colleges, Central Wyoming College Offer New Entrepreneurship Program

April 13, 2020 — Central Wyoming College (CWC) and the University of Wyoming’s College of Business and College of Engineering and Applied Science are extending their partnership to support Wyoming’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, continuing a statewide education program called Entrepreneur Essentials.

head portrait of a woman UW College of Business Hires Online Instructional Designer

April 13, 2020 — Candace Ryder, an assistant faculty development professional, is the new University of Wyoming College of Business online instructional designer.

UW Faculty Senate Speaker Series Postponed Until Fall

April 13, 2020 — Because of coronavirus COVID-19 concerns, the spring semester Faculty Senate Speaker Series program is being pushed to the fall semester.

UW Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center Offers Online Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 13, 2020 — With most University of Wyoming employees working remotely from home, staying healthy and active is essential for individual well-being, according to Lena Newlin, the UW Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center assistant director.

UW Offers Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees

April 13, 2020 — The University of Wyoming is offering employees and retirees an opportunity to choose the negotiated natural gas rate under the Choice Gas program.

UW Program Director Says Wyoming Needy Will Face Obstacles to Getting COVID-19 Relief Checks

April 13, 2020 — Individuals with adjusted gross incomes of up to $75,000 will receive $1,200 relief checks due to the coronavirus pandemic, but some low-income people or those without internet may need help in getting theirs, says the director of a University of Wyoming program that helps income-qualifying residents.

UW Ranks Among Most Affordable Institutions to Earn Online Doctorate in Education

April 13, 2020 — The doctoral programs in education at the University of Wyoming have been ranked No. 8 on a list of the 25 most affordable universities to earn an online doctorate in education.

UW’s Ernest, Currano Receive Flittie Sabbatical Awards

April 13, 2020 — Holly Ernest, a University of Wyoming Excellence Chair in Disease Ecology and professor of veterinary sciences; and Ellen Currano, an associate professor of geology and geophysics, are the recipients of UW’s 2020 Flittie Sabbatical Augmentation Award.

Follow Social Distancing, Self-Quarantine Guidelines and Rules

April 10, 2020 — Members of the University of Wyoming community are reminded to continue following guidelines on social distancing to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 on campus and in the community.

group of people standing together UW Plays Key Role in Wyoming COVID-19 Testing Effort

April 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming -- in particular, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources -- is playing a key role in the state’s COVID-19 testing program. This includes providing personnel and supplies to the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory (WPHL).

person in a mask working with equipment UW Student Innovation Center Team’s COVID-19 Operations Go Statewide

April 10, 2020 — It was just a matter of time before the University of Wyoming Student Innovation Center’s first round of creating 3D surgical masks would prove successful and medical facilities throughout Wyoming would request the much-needed equipment in the fight against coronavirus COVID-19.

UW Students Can Access Wi-Fi in County Extension Office Parking Lots

April 10, 2020 — University of Wyoming students facing internet difficulties to access online courses can utilize Wi-Fi in parking lots of UW Extension offices across the state.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

April 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during the board’s regular teleconference meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 15.

Christopher Allen and Jeffrey Brown UW’s EORI Hires Two New Staff Members with Specialized Experience

April 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) in Casper recently hired two new staff members -- Jeffrey Brown and Christopher Allen -- who are expected to advance the institute’s economic studies and modeling research.

Virtual On-Campus Interviews Set for Undergraduate AVP Finalists

April 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming is conducting virtual on-campus interviews for three candidates for the associate vice provost for undergraduate education position. Members of the UW campus community and the public are invited to join candidate presentations via WyoCast Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 13-15.

head portrait of a woman Caring Companions Creator Receives UW’s Marvin Millgate Student Engagement Award

April 9, 2020 — Morgan Longstreth, a University of Wyoming Department of Psychology doctoral student from Newark, Ohio, is conducting research that focuses on issues in older adults related to mental health, technology preference and rurality.

College National Finals Rodeo Canceled in Casper

April 9, 2020 — It’s official: There will be no College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) this summer in Casper.

head portrait of a woman Houseal Receives UW’s Marvin Millgate Engaged Faculty Award

April 9, 2020 — Ana Houseal, outreach science educator for the Science and Math Teaching Center (SMTC) at the University of Wyoming, is the recipient of the 2020 Marvin Millgate Engaged Faculty Award for her work with Wyoming school districts.

UW Extends Online Course Delivery Through Summer Term

April 9, 2020 — In an effort to respond to the challenges and continued uncertainties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wyoming will extend its online/virtual learning class structure for graduate and undergraduate classes through the summer.

Jane Crayton and Mary Louise Wood UW’s Crayton and Wood Share Marvin Millgate Engaged Staff Award

April 9, 2020 — Jane Crayton and Mary Louise Wood have a unique relationship with their collaborative work on programming for Albany County 4-H students. That partnership gives them a share of the University of Wyoming’s Marvin Millgate Engaged Staff Award.

UW’s Marvin Millgate Excellence in Community Partnership Award Given to Healthy Kids Rx

April 9, 2020 — A collaborative health project among a Laramie business, Albany County School District 1 and the University of Wyoming’s Division of Kinesiology and Health Promotion is the recipient of the Marvin Millgate Excellence in Community Partnership Award.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 13-19

April 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.

man UW Debate Steps Up, Takes High School State Tournament Online April 22-25

April 8, 2020 — With state and local governments throughout Wyoming shutting down businesses and canceling events -- an unfortunate necessity for slowing the spread of COVID-19 -- few sectors of society have been left untouched.

man standing in a field UW Plant Pathology Students Dissecting Art Hone Deep Observational Skills

April 8, 2020 — Picasso probably couldn’t diagnose powdery mildew, but plant diagnostic students at the University of Wyoming could probably dissect a Picasso.

UW’s Jacoby Golf Course Closure Extends Through April 30

April 8, 2020 — With Gov. Mark Gordon extending his closure orders through April 30 to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the University of Wyoming’s Jacoby Golf Course will remain closed until at least April 30.

UW’s Microbial Ecology Collaborative Startup Launchpad Announces Winners

April 8, 2020 — Three innovative startups were recently named winners of the Microbial Ecology Collaborative Startup Launchpad (MECSL), which paves a new path for Wyoming entrepreneurs focused on microbial ecology and data science.

woman standing in front of wall of ancient stone carvings UW Student One of 40 Selected for Arctic Circle Expedition

April 7, 2020 — Erin Bentley soon will have something in common with renowned explorer Robert Peary.

County Data Available on UW Website

April 6, 2020 — Details about the University of Wyoming’s interaction with the state’s 23 counties are available online.

Miller to Step Down as UW’s Provost June 30

April 6, 2020 — Kate Miller, the University of Wyoming’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, will step down from the position June 30.

UW Employee of the Quarter Nomination Deadline June 12

April 6, 2020 — The deadline to nominate someone for the University of Wyoming Employee of the Second Quarter is Friday, June 12, at 5 p.m.

UW Names Top First-Year Course Instructors

April 6, 2020 — Thirty-five University of Wyoming instructors who inspire excitement, inquiry and autonomy in first-year courses are Promoting Intellectual Engagement (PIE) Award recipients.

Finalists Named for UW AVP for Undergraduate Education

April 3, 2020 — After an extensive and informative internal search process, finalists for the position of associate vice provost for undergraduate education at the University of Wyoming have been identified.

man standing behind a stack of boxes of gloves Medical Supply Drive at UW Nets Nearly 34,000 Gloves, Other Supplies for Hospitals

April 3, 2020 — More than 33,000 gloves and other medical supplies will help health care workers statewide in the fight against COVID-19, thanks to a recent supply drive at the University of Wyoming.

Phi Beta Kappa Names New Members to UW Chapter

April 3, 2020 — The nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), has selected 37 new members for the University of Wyoming chapter. Students were selected based upon their demonstrated excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

UW College of Health Sciences Facilitates Pandemic Telehealth Access

April 3, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Telehealth Network (WyTN) is helping health care providers virtually connect with patients to prevent the spread of and assist in the diagnosis of the COVID-19 virus.

UW Plans Virtual Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

April 3, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will not hold its traditional spring commencement ceremonies in May, due to concerns about large gatherings related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

three people in lab protective gear produce hand sanitizer UW School of Pharmacy Produces Hand Sanitizer during COVID-19 Supply Shortage

April 3, 2020 — As people quickly learned during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many household staples normally in plentiful supply suddenly vanished from grocery store shelves.

UW’s ‘Destination: Cowboy’ Offers State Students a Global Learning Experience

April 3, 2020 — A trio from Cokeville High School in western Wyoming will travel across the Atlantic Ocean as part of a University of Wyoming study-abroad opportunity.

cartoon with a truck stuck in snow and two people pushing it and dog at the steering wheel Jerry Palen’s ‘Stampede’ Now at UW American Heritage Center

April 2, 2020 — The original artwork of Jerry Palen’s widely syndicated ranch-living cartoon, “Stampede,” now resides at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC), thanks to the generosity of Douglas collector Art Nicholas.

Statewide Survey Shows Serious Impacts, Deep Concern for Coronavirus

April 2, 2020 — Nearly one-third of Wyomingites say they or immediate family members have been laid off or lost their jobs due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

UW Extends Student Enrollment Deposit Deadline to June 1

April 2, 2020 — Students considering attending the University of Wyoming in the fall 2020 semester now have more time to confirm their intent to enroll.

UW Announces $2 Million Agenda for Student Needs

April 1, 2020 — In response to student hardships caused by novel coronavirus COVID-19, the University of Wyoming is taking extraordinary steps to provide financial security for students for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Offers Office Hours to Assist Entrepreneurs

April 1, 2020 — People with ideas for products or companies often do not know where to turn for advice on how to bring that idea to market. The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) is offering drop-in office hours for entrepreneurs every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

UW Extension Offers Cleaning, Sanitation Tips to Minimize Coronavirus Threat

April 1, 2020 — Hand-washing is one thing, but using the big guns of cleaning and sanitizing can decimate the coronavirus threat at home and in the workplace.

‘Antigone Project: A Play in Five Parts’ Now a Virtual Production April 3

April 1, 2020 — A “Read, Rant, Relate” play reading and community discussion of “Antigone Project: A Play in Five Parts” that was originally scheduled last month at the University of Wyoming Art Museum will now be presented as a virtual production Friday, April 3.

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