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June 2020 Releases


Entrepreneurial Winners Selected for Virtual Wind River Startup Challenge

June 30, 2020 — Seed funding from the inaugural Wind River Startup Challenge (WRSC) will help five new businesses launch a series of ventures that will contribute to the economy of the Wind River Indian Reservation, Fremont County and Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Nonresident

June 30, 2020 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following nonresident students at the completion of the 2020 spring semester.

David Bagley and David Mukai Bagley, Mukai Named Interim UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Associate Deans

June 29, 2020 — David Bagley and David Mukai have been named interim associate deans in the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.

man in field of virtual bubbles Buss Receives UW’s Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

June 29, 2020 — A longtime University of Wyoming faculty member dedicated to improving the instruction of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has been recognized with the 2020 John P. Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award.

Face Coverings Required for UW Employees, Students This Summer and Fall

June 29, 2020 — Required for UW Employees, Students this Summer and Fall June 29, 2020 – University of Wyoming employees and students are required to wear face coverings while on UW-owned property or when conducting university business or activities, including instruction and research.

head portrait of a man Prather Receives UW’s George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award

June 29, 2020 — Like the songbirds he studies, Jonathan Prather is singing a happy tune.

UW Announces Independence Day Closures

June 29, 2020 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Friday, July 3, for Independence Day -- which falls on a Saturday this year.

UW Parking Permits on Sale This Week

June 29, 2020 — University of Wyoming employee parking permits for 2020-21 will be available for purchase online at www.uwyo.edu/tps beginning Wednesday, July 1.

woman looking at bumblebee on the ground UW Researchers Look for Answers as to Why Western Bumblebees Are Declining

June 29, 2020 — A University of Wyoming researcher and her Ph.D. student have spent the last three years studying the decline of the Western bumblebee. The two have been working with a group of bumblebee experts to fill in gaps of missing information from previous data collected in the western United States. Their goal is to provide information on the Western bumblebee to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service while it considers listing this species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

UW Summer Course to Explore Criminal Justice, Policing Issues

June 29, 2020 — Nationwide protests related to policing, racial discrimination and criminal justice reform have prompted the University of Wyoming’s Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology to offer a summer short course for those interested in learning more about those topics.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Kuznetsova Receives Hollon Family Award

June 29, 2020 — When students and colleagues describe University of Wyoming instructor Maria Kuznetsova, they use adjectives such as “excellent,” “innovative,” “dedicated” and “caring.”

two women UW School of Nursing, Community Health Clinic Collaborate on Behavioral Health

June 26, 2020 — In recent years, the delivery of behavioral/mental health services has become an integral part of primary health care models throughout the country.

woman and small child working in a raised garden bed UW’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program Helps Grow Young Green Thumbs in Cheyenne

June 26, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) is working with early care and education (ECE) centers in Laramie County to encourage kids to grow gardens and lead them to eat more fruits and vegetables.

woman working in a lab Wyoming INBRE Receives $17.2 Million NIH Grant to Continue Biomedical Research, Education

June 26, 2020 — Biomedical research and education in Wyoming will continue, thanks to a nearly $17.2 million Institutional Development Award (IDeA) granted to a University of Wyoming program from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

man at a desk New UW School of Pharmacy Course Examines Preparing for the Next Pandemic

June 25, 2020 — Students from many programs of study across the University of Wyoming campus likely took part in class discussions this past spring that focused on the economic, medical, nutritional and physiological impacts of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

head portrait of a woman O’Neil Named UW’s Dean of Students

June 25, 2020 — Ryan O’Neil, who has led the University of Wyoming Dean of Students Office on an interim basis since January, has been named UW’s dean of students.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Resident

June 25, 2020 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2020 spring semester.

UW Economists Examine Potential Impacts of Physical Distancing

June 24, 2020 — Physical distancing measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus appear to have dramatically reduced the number of deaths that would have occurred otherwise, University of Wyoming researchers say.

miller moth Environmental Conditions Lead Miller Moths into Urban Areas, UW Extension Entomologist Says

June 23, 2020 — The year 2020 has brought a deep economic decline and the coronavirus. Might as well bring on pestilence.

July Online UW Enrichment Course to Focus on Wyoming’s Future

June 23, 2020 — What would characterize a transformed Wyoming economy in the future?

man and woman outdoors in front of a sign New UW Primary Care Residency Training Prepares Physicians for Rural Practice

June 23, 2020 — The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $2.1 million to the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program at Casper to expand primary care residency training in Wyoming.

Rare Earth Elements Project Receives Federal Funding

June 23, 2020 — The potential development of a new industry to extract rare earth elements from the ash of Wyoming’s Powder River Basin coal has taken a step forward with a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

UW Allows Limited Double-Occupancy Rooms This Fall

June 23, 2020 — Some students staying in the University of Wyoming’s residence halls this fall will have the opportunity to live with roommates if they so desire, as a result of action today (Tuesday) by the UW Board of Trustees.

head portrait of a man UW School of Pharmacy Selects Business Manager/Educator to Lead MSHSA Degree Program

June 23, 2020 — A former corporate manager and pharmacy business leader has been selected as director of the University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MSHSA) program.

head portrait of a woman Former UW Family and Consumer Sciences Professor Honored for Distinguished Service

June 22, 2020 — A retired professor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming is receiving a national Distinguished Service Award (DSA) from the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

woman in mountains Kate Northrop Recipient of UW’s Ellbogen Classroom Teaching Award

June 22, 2020 — Since coming to the University of Wyoming in 2008, Kate Northrop has proved to be more than an instructor to those who know her. She changes the lives of those around her.

head portrait of a woman Michelle Chamberlin Receives Ellbogen Classroom Teaching Award at UW

June 22, 2020 — Michelle Chamberlin, who has been teaching at the University of Wyoming since 2007, has built a stellar reputation, not only for teaching, but also for her passion for enabling her students and the care that she takes in developing and delivering her courses.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Tuesday

June 22, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, via Zoom.

woman and man outside UW Researchers Study Myxobacteria’s Ability to Distinguish Self from Non-Self

June 22, 2020 — A fundamental question in biology is how individual cells within a multicellular organism interact to coordinate diverse processes.

UW Transitions Over Summer to Fall Return Plan

June 22, 2020 — With the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees’ adoption of a campus return plan for the fall semester, UW employees and students on campus this summer are asked to follow parts of the plan immediately.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Tuesday

June 22, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via teleconference at 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 23.

head portrait of a man UW’s Ward Receives Honor for Excellence in Teaching

June 22, 2020 — An effective and engaging instructor who has dedicated his career to helping students understand the various aspects of his field is a recipient of a top teaching award at the University of Wyoming.

Nathan Cowper and Elizabeth Stephani Two UW Law Students Selected for Harvard Journal of Law, Policy’s Symposium Issue Editorial Board

June 19, 2020 — Two University of Wyoming College of Law students were selected to the editorial board of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy’s (HJLPP) 39th annual Federalist Society National Student Symposium Issue.

UW American Heritage Center Announces 2020 Fellowship Recipients

June 19, 2020 — Three professors and two graduate students are recipients of fellowships from the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC).

head shot of woman UW Department of Music Professor Contributes to Emmy-Nominated Documentary

June 18, 2020 — University of Wyoming Department of Music Professor Anne Guzzo contributed to an Emmy Award-nominated, Wyoming-produced documentary film that focused on giving women the right to vote.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 22-28

June 18, 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.

microscopic creature UW Researchers Try to Divine Secrets of Toughest Creatures on Earth

June 17, 2020 — Dinosaurs ruled these lands from 245 million to about 65 million years ago. You can see their fossils at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis or take a look at Big Al, the Allosaurus at the Geological Museum on the University of Wyoming campus.

screen shot of students rehearsing virtually UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Season Goes Virtual

June 17, 2020 — Snowy Range Summer Theatre goes virtual this month with “God of Carnage,” the 2009 Tony Award-winning comedy by Yasmina Reza about the aftermath of a children’s playground fight.

Chilled Water Supply, Return Lines Installed on UW Campus Beginning This Week

June 15, 2020 — Beginning this week, University of Wyoming Operations, in coordination with Laramie’s Big Huhnks Excavation, will begin installing new chilled water supply and return lines on a portion of campus.

two people standing near dinosaur fossils UW Faculty, Students and Alumni to Appear on PBS Series ‘Prehistoric Road Trip’

June 15, 2020 — University of Wyoming faculty members Ellen Currano and Laura Vietti, students and alumni will take viewers to another era as part of “Prehistoric Road Trip.” The three-part natural history series -- that explores prehistoric life in the western United States -- premieres Wednesday, June 17, on Chicago’s PBS station, WTTW.

UW Survey: Most Comfortable Attending Large Outdoor Events, But a Third Aren’t

June 15, 2020 — While a majority of Wyoming residents report that they would be comfortable attending outdoor events this summer and fall, a significant number would be uncomfortable doing so, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

woman Community Garden at Sheridan Boosts Efforts Responding to COVID-19

June 12, 2020 — A community garden project that donated more than 1,200 pounds of produce to Sheridan partners in 2019 is broadening efforts this year in an expected response to COVID-19.

race logos UW Alumni Association Sponsors Free Virtual 5K Run June 20

June 12, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is sponsoring the first “Tracing Our Roots Virtual 5K Walk/Run” for alumni and friends Saturday, June 20, to commemorate the association’s first meeting 125 years ago. The exact same date in 1895 also is when UW’s school colors were inadvertently selected.

UW Responds to Governor’s Requests to Prepare for Budget Reductions

June 12, 2020 — In response to Gov. Mark Gordon’s call for state agencies to prepare for significant budget reductions, the University of Wyoming is developing a process to deal with cuts to the block grant it receives from the state.

head portrait of a woman Powell Student Recognized with UW Neuroscience Minor Award

June 11, 2020 — Tristan Bohlman, from Powell, was recently recognized as the best spring semester undergraduate neuroscience minor student from the University of Wyoming’s Neuroscience Program.

woman in front of a group of children UW Art Museum to Host Virtual Summer Art Camp

June 11, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will offer Virtual Summer Art Camp Tuesdays and Thursdays during four weeks in July for families and youths ages 6-15.

mule deer UW Study Reveals Impacts of Climate Change on Migrating Mule Deer

June 11, 2020 — When drought reshuffles the green-up of habitats that mule deer migrate across, it dramatically shortens the annual foraging bonanza they rely on.

drone in front of fir branches UW Trustees Approve Launch of Geospatial Information Science Degree Programs

June 11, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will offer new degree and certificate programs to meet changing student demands and workforce needs, following action by the UW Board of Trustees.

UW Trustees Approve Fall Semester Return Plan

June 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming intends to restart on-campus educational experiences this fall, with a mix of in-person and online courses and measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

group of deer New UW Study Finds Surface Disturbance Can Limit Mule Deer Migration

June 9, 2020 — A new study shows that surface disturbance from energy development can hinder mule deer migrations when it exceeds 3 percent.

Regan Dorman, Chad Page, Morea Shipley and Jaelyn Whaley UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Grads Find Success in Narrow Job Market

June 9, 2020 — College of Agriculture and Natural Resources spring graduates at the University of Wyoming are finding success in the job market, despite recent economic downturns.

UW Finalizes Fall Return Plan to Present to Trustees

June 9, 2020 — In response to input from its constituents, the University of Wyoming has made a number of adjustments to its plan to restart on-campus educational experiences this fall.

head portrait of a woman Alyssa McElwain Named Recipient of UW Faculty Engagement Award

June 8, 2020 — Alyssa McElwain, a human development and family sciences program option assistant professor at the University of Wyoming, is among four recipients of the 2020-21 Faculty Engagement Fellowship awards.

head portrait of a woman Nga Nguyen Receives UW Engagement Fellowship

June 8, 2020 — Nga Nguyen, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is among four recipients of the 2020-21 Faculty Engagement Fellowship awards.

head portrait of a woman Reshmi Singh is Recipient of UW Faculty Engagement Award

June 8, 2020 — Reshmi Singh, a University of Wyoming social and administrative pharmacy associate professor, is among four recipients of the 2020-21 Faculty Engagement Fellowship awards from the Office of Engagement and Outreach (OEO).

head portrait of a man UW Animal Science Faculty Member to Serve on World Food Advisory Council

June 8, 2020 — A faculty member of the Department of Animal Science at the University of Wyoming has been selected to join the World Food Logistics Organization’s Scientific Advisory Council (WFLO SAC).

head portrait of a man UW Engagement Fellowship Awarded to Tiger Robison

June 8, 2020 — Tiger Robison, a music education assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Music, is among four recipients of the 2020-21 Faculty Engagement Fellowship awards.

head portrait of a man UW Engineering Faculty Member Among Inaugural CAES Fellows Cohort

June 8, 2020 — Mike Borowczak, founding director of the Cybersecurity Education and Research center at the University of Wyoming, has been selected to the inaugural Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) Fellows cohort.

UW Libraries Offers Contactless Curbside Pickup

June 8, 2020 — University of Wyoming Libraries has started a contactless pickup service for the university community.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Burrows Named Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in College of Education

June 8, 2020 — Andrea Burrows, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming School of Teacher Education, has been selected to serve as associate dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Education.

man sitting Two UW English Graduate Students Receive Prestigious Fellowships

June 5, 2020 — Two recent University of Wyoming graduate students are the recipients of prestigious fellowships to continue with their educational and professional goals.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

June 5, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider UW’s plan to restart on-campus educational experiences this fall during the board’s regular teleconference meeting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 10.

UW Professors Develop Collaborative Learning Process with Big Piney High School

June 4, 2020 — A collaborative effort by the University of Wyoming’s Literacy Research Center and Clinic (LRCC) and Big Piney High School has fostered a new participatory culture of reading at the school in western Wyoming.

Neely Mahapatra and Sukyung Yoon UW Study Seeks to Understand Socioeconomic Effects of Social Distancing, Isolation

June 4, 2020 — For many people, social distancing, self-isolation and sometimes the need to quarantine have become common practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 8-14

June 4, 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.

screen shot of online group Seventeen In-State WWAMI Students Receive Medical Degrees

June 3, 2020 — Seventeen medical students from the E16 class of the Wyoming WWAMI Medical Education Program took part in a major milestone on their journey to becoming physicians with a virtual graduation ceremony recently.

Avanti logo UW Foundation Leads Successful Angel Funding Round for Avanti Financial Group

June 3, 2020 — Avanti Financial Group Inc., led by University of Wyoming alumna Caitlin Long, has taken another step toward becoming the first chartered bank in the nation focused on digital assets.

bighorn sheep UW Researchers Study Genetic Outcomes of Translocating Bighorn Sheep in Wyoming

June 3, 2020 — Translocation is an important management tool used for nearly 100 years to increase bighorn sheep population numbers in Wyoming and to restore herds to suitable habitat throughout their historical range. Yet, translocation also can alter the underlying genetic diversity of managed wildlife species in both beneficial and detrimental ways.

WTBC Changes Moniker, Rebrands to IMPACT 307

June 3, 2020 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) has rebranded itself as IMPACT 307, Where Founders and Innovation Thrive.

UW Releases Plan for Fall Semester Return

June 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has released a draft plan to restart on-campus educational experiences this fall, including measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and a mixture of in-person and online courses.

owl UW Researchers Study Genetic Outcomes of Great Gray Owl Population in Four States

June 2, 2020 — A University of Wyoming researcher led a study of great gray owls in a four-state region, showing that range discontinuity could lead to genetic drift and subsequent loss of genetic diversity in these birds.

County Health Protocols, Governor’s Orders Guide Reopening of UW Extension Offices

June 1, 2020 — University of Wyoming Extension offices will begin opening on a county-by-county basis as restrictions ease and individual county health protocols are followed, in addition to the governor’s direction in determining when and how services are offered.

woman, man and two girls People Across Wyoming Earn Bachelor’s Degrees in UW-Casper Online Program

June 1, 2020 — When Sarah Szewczyk finished her associate degree at Casper College in 2014, she was ready to continue her studies in criminal justice with a goal of earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming at Casper.

UW College of Business to Host Fourth Virtual Business Informational Session

June 1, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Business will host its fourth virtual COVID-19 business information Zoom session Tuesday, June 2, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

UW Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center Offers Virtual Programs

June 1, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center has published its summer 2020 Virtual Offerings to help the university community stay holistically healthy.

Woman working on antelope in the bed of a pickup truck UW Researchers Find Wyoming Pronghorn Exhibit Little Genetic Variation Despite Landscape Obstacles

June 1, 2020 — A University of Wyoming researcher led a study that showed Wyoming pronghorn exhibit little-to-no population genetic differentiation even though their range spans hundreds of kilometers, multiple mountain ranges and three major interstate highways.

head portrait of a woman UW Speech Pathology Assistant Professor Receives 2020 Young Professional Scholarship

June 1, 2020 — Katelyn Kotlarek, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Division of Communication Disorders, is the recipient of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association’s (ACPA) 2020 Mazaheri Young Professional Scholarship.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Shim Named Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in College of Education

June 1, 2020 — An accomplished educator in the University of Wyoming College of Education has been selected to serve as associate dean for graduate programs in the college.

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