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August 2020 Releases


Merav Ben-David and Laura Capasso Two UW Employees Nominated as Wyoming Women of Influence

August 31, 2020 — Two University of Wyoming employees have been nominated for this year’s Wyoming Women of Influence award through the Wyoming Business Report.

man leaning over machinery UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Student Makerspace Undergoes Rebranding

August 31, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Student Innovation Center has rebranded itself as the Innovation Wyrkshop.

Dario Grana, Dan McCoy, Andrew Parsekian, Rachel Sailor, Amy Spiker and Valerie Thompson-Ebanks UW Faculty Fellows Selected for Academic Year

August 31, 2020 — Six University of Wyoming employees will participate in the Academic Affairs Faculty Fellows Program during the 2020-21 academic year.

UW Half Acre to Provide Virtual Programs Until Sept. 28 Reopening

August 31, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center is offering online programs this semester until the return of employees and students to campus later next month.

UW Libraries Requests Volunteers for Café of Poetry Readings Event

August 31, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Libraries is offering a free virtual program series about African American poetry and is seeking volunteers to read poems for the Café of Poetry Readings event in October.

UW Reports Seven New COVID-19 Cases in Past Five Days; Active Cases Decline

August 31, 2020 — Seven cases of COVID-19 have been detected among members of the University of Wyoming community in the past five days, all but one of them off campus.

UW Sets Parameters for Potential Pause to Fall Semester Plan

August 31, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has established the parameters for pausing its phased fall return plan in the event of a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.

UW Students Compile Largest-Ever Catalog of Quasars

August 31, 2020 — A group of University of Wyoming students put together the largest quasar catalog to date as part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Quasar broad emission line regions are the clouds of hot, ionized gas that surround the supermassive black holes feeding in the centers of galaxies.

UW’s Wind River Startup Challenge to Launch Sept. 1

August 31, 2020 — Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribal members will soon have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a chance to receive startup funding from a $25,000 seed fund.

Op-Ed: Wyoming State Science Fair Opens Doors of Opportunity

August 28, 2020 — The Wyoming State Science Fair (WSSF), an outreach program of the University of Wyoming since 1998, opens otherwise inaccessible opportunities for Wyoming middle and high school students.

people working in a lab UW Research Targets Horn Fly Scourge Variables

August 28, 2020 — Two cows. Same University of Wyoming McGuire Ranch pasture northeast of Laramie near Sybille Canyon.

UW’s Wyoming Institute for Disabilities Awards Health Grants

August 28, 2020 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), located in the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences, awarded two grants to research projects focusing on the health and well-being of Wyoming residents.

Site Near Gillette Chosen for Demonstration Project Involving UW, Partners

August 27, 2020 — A pilot-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing emissions and the cost of electricity will proceed at Black Hills Energy’s Wyodak coal mine near Gillette. The University of Wyoming is part of the project team collaborating to advance flameless, pressurized oxy-fuel (FPO) technology.

Mars Curiousity Rover UW Planetarium Open for Private Events Beginning Sept. 8, Public Shows Later

August 27, 2020 — Since mid-March, the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium has been dark. There has been no sun, moon or stars since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of planned programming in the venue during the spring and summer.

group of people posing outside wearing white medical coats WWAMI Medical Education Program Welcomes New Class During UW Phased Reopening

August 27, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s WWAMI Medical Education Program welcomed its 23rd class of new medical students Monday, Aug. 17. The medical students are among one of the first cohorts of students coming to the Laramie campus as part of UW’s phased reopening during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Information Session for UW People Managers Thursday

August 26, 2020 — University of Wyoming people managers will have an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of UW leaders during an information session via Zoom this week.

Town-Hall Meeting Thursday for Laramie Community on UW Fall Return Plan

August 26, 2020 — Members of the Laramie community will have an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the University of Wyoming’s phased return plan for the fall semester during a virtual town-hall meeting Thursday, Aug. 27, at 5:30 p.m.

woman standing in a field Two UW Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

August 26, 2020 — Theodora Zastrocky will research supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies, while Hannah Rodgers will look at things a little closer to Earth, specifically examining soil microbiology.

UW Esports Club Schedules Digital ‘Border War’ Competition

August 26, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Esports Club is competing in the “Esports Border War,” a rendition of the 120-year-old rivalry between UW and Colorado State University (CSU), Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 29-30.

UW Reports Seven New COVID-19 Cases in Past Six Days; Active Cases at 30

August 26, 2020 — Seven cases of COVID-19 have been detected among members of the University of Wyoming community in the past six days, all of them off campus.

Private Giving to UW Holds Steady for 2020

August 24, 2020 — Private support to the University of Wyoming held steady over the past fiscal year despite unprecedented global economic shifts and the COVID-19 pandemic.

UW Faculty Members Can Be Added to Experts List

August 24, 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

August 24, 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.

Transit Services Restart Plan Schedule for Fall Semester at UW

August 21, 2020 — Many changes have been made over the summer in response to COVID-19 for UWYO Roundup Transit Services this fall at the University of Wyoming.

Alex Buerkle, Sarah Collins, Daniel Laughlin, Lauren Shoemaker and Christopher Weiss-Lehman UW Data Science Team Leads $6 Million NSF Grant to Build, Test Computational Models

August 21, 2020 — Dramatic increases in the scale and availability of data are profoundly reshaping the life sciences. As a result, data acquisition and availability -- from DNA sequencers to environmental sensors to parallel global studies -- are outpacing the capacity for analysis, including the development of models that represent knowledge of biological processes.

Random-Sample Testing for Those on UW Campus Begins Today

August 20, 2020 — With the start of the fall semester Monday, Aug. 24, the University of Wyoming will move to the next stage of its COVID-19 testing program.

UW Announces Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Events Scheduled This Fall

August 20, 2020 — A startup qualifier competition, a developers conference and a public meeting to draft legislation are among events planned during the third annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, hosted by the University of Wyoming.

UW Pre-Return Testing Sets Stage for Safe Semester

August 20, 2020 — Pre-return testing of over 10,000 University of Wyoming students and employees has detected a total of 61 cases of COVID-19, as the fall semester is set to begin Monday, Aug. 24, under a phased approach.

screenshot of virtual learning group UW TEI and College of Education Aim to Improve Quality of K-12 Online Learning with Free Workshop

August 20, 2020 — Teachers and school districts across the nation have spent the last several weeks preparing for the coming school year. While many schools will start in-person classes, others are preparing for online or hybrid delivery as a precaution during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

UW to Launch COVID Learning Plan for Leaders

August 20, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will soon launch the COVID Learning Plan for Leaders accessible through the Employee LearnCenter.

UW to Launch COVID Pass Tool Monday

August 20, 2020 — Starting Monday, Aug. 24, the University will launch UW COVID Pass, a health screening tool that will be accessible through WyoWeb.

Geophysical Survey Next Step in Carbon Storage Study

August 19, 2020 — Work toward a commercial-scale geological carbon dioxide storage complex near Gillette will move to the next stage next week with a geophysical survey covering about nine square miles of rural land around the Dry Fork Station power plant.

Information Sessions for UW Staff Thursday, Faculty Friday

August 19, 2020 — University of Wyoming employees will have an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of UW leaders during information sessions via Zoom this week.

North UW Education Parking Lot to Convert to Lab School Drop-Off/Pick-Up Loop

August 19, 2020 — Before classes begin Monday, Aug. 24, the parking lot north of the University of Wyoming’s College of Education Building will be converted from “A” parking to a designated drop-off and pick-up loop for the UW Lab School.

head photo of a woman UW President Seidel Taps Ivanoff as Chief of Staff

August 19, 2020 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel has selected an accomplished administrator with a deep understanding of Wyoming and its university to join his cabinet as chief of staff.

UW Survey: Mask Use in Wyoming on the Rise

August 19, 2020 — A majority -- 61 percent -- of Wyoming residents say they have changed their daily routines by now wearing personal protective equipment, such as face masks, in public because of the coronavirus.

Head photo of a woman UW’s Krutka Speaks at Senate Committee Field Hearing

August 19, 2020 — The executive director of the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) laid out UW’s efforts to drive innovation and deployment of climate-focused technologies during a U.S. Senate committee field hearing today (Wednesday) in Gillette.

UW Humanities Panel to Discuss Technology and Culture Through Virtual Program

August 18, 2020 — The Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research's (WIHR) Think and Drink virtual series of talks continues with a conversation by three technology and culture scholars.

man in uniform and woman in evening dress posing by a Christmas tree UW School of Nursing Graduate Combines Education and Military Training in Battling Pandemic

August 18, 2020 — A recent graduate of the University of Wyoming’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program has gone from providing health care to U.S. Army soldiers at Fort Bliss, Texas, to the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UW Seeks Questions to Answer in Upcoming Videos

August 18, 2020 — University of Wyoming employees who have questions about UW’s phased return to campus plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic can submit those questions to be answered in upcoming video presentations.

head photo of a woman Boughn Selected as UW School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna

August 17, 2020 — Susan Boughn is the recipient of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing’s 2020 Distinguished Alumna award at the University of Wyoming for her significant contributions to the profession by promoting excellence in nursing education.

head portrait of a man Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein to Hold Seminar at UW Via Zoom

August 17, 2020 — Notable Harvard University law Professor Cass Sunstein will give a research seminar on his recent work about how to make hard policy choices during uncertain times during a University of Wyoming virtual presentation.

Testing Finds New Positive Cases Over Weekend

August 17, 2020 — There are 38 active cases of COVID-19 among University of Wyoming students and employees.

UW Budget Reduction Working Group Moves Forward

August 17, 2020 — A working group of University of Wyoming administrators and representatives of faculty, staff and students is proceeding with a process to respond to state budget reductions.

UW Employees Granted Release Time to Vote Tuesday

August 17, 2020 — University of Wyoming employees have a maximum of one hour of release time to vote in Tuesday’s Wyoming primary election, in accordance with state law and UW policy.

head photo of a man UW Ph.D. Student Earns Animal Science Young Scholar Regional Honor

August 17, 2020 — University of Wyoming animal science Ph.D. student Chad Page has received the Young Scholar Award from the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS).

COVID-19 Training Required for UW Employees, Students

August 14, 2020 — All University of Wyoming employees and students are required to complete a training module to learn more about COVID-19 policies and public health best practices.

UW Provides Details on Phased Return to Campus

August 14, 2020 — Freshmen slated to live in University of Wyoming residence halls, along with all those enrolled in face-to-face first-year seminars, are among the UW students who will return to campus for the start of some in-person classes Monday, Sept. 7.

UW Tracks COVID-19 Cases, to Launch Online Dashboard

August 14, 2020 — There are nine active cases of COVID-19 among University of Wyoming students and employees. None of them are on campus.

group of people with skiis in the snow UW Division Supports International Collaboration to Aid Chinese Student-Athletes

August 13, 2020 — As far back as the summer of 2018, representatives from the University of Wyoming’s Division of Kinesiology and Health were exchanging ideas with administrators from Shanghai University of Sport (SUS) in China regarding ways to better support SUS students who study at UW, and to enhance their academic competencies and cross-cultural experiences.

UW’s ‘When Cowboys Call, We Answer’ Campaign Supports Recent Graduates Seeking Employment

August 13, 2020 — “When Cowboys Call, We Answer,” a career support campaign for 2020 University of Wyoming graduates, is offered to those facing uniquely challenging times navigating the job market after the impact of COVID-19.

UW Revises Plan for Fall Semester, Moves to Phased Return to Campus

August 12, 2020 — Aiming to increase the likelihood of the University of Wyoming completing a successful fall semester with in-person experiences, the university has adopted a phased approach to bringing students back to campus.

head portrait of a man UW Taps Koprowski as Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources Dean

August 12, 2020 — The director of the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment has been appointed as dean of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

Virtual Town Hall Thursday on Revised UW Fall Return Plan, Financial Aid

August 12, 2020 — University of Wyoming students, interested parents and other members of the UW community are invited to a virtual town-hall meeting Thursday, Aug. 13, at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about new financial aid opportunities and revised plans for the start of the fall 2020 semester.

UW Cross-Discipline Academic Writing Fellows Program Available for Academic Year

August 10, 2020 — Applications for the inaugural University of Wyoming Cross-Discipline Academic Writing Fellows (UWAWF) program – offered by the Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program -- are now being accepted for the 2020-21 academic year.

UW Postpones Town-Hall Meetings for Faculty, Students

August 10, 2020 — Town-hall meetings for University of Wyoming students and faculty members scheduled for early this week have been postponed.

UW Sales Program Named Top Program for Fourth Consecutive Year

August 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Center for Professional Selling recently was recognized by the Sales Education Foundation magazine as a “Top Sales Program” for sales education for the fourth consecutive year.

Grants Available to Adult Learners at UW, Community Colleges

August 7, 2020 — Adults who are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19 are now eligible for a grant to pay for education at the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Aug. 12 Via Teleconference

August 7, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on some aspects of the university’s COVID-19 coronavirus response during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Aug. 21

August 7, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

UW Students to Receive Robust Financial Support to Continue Education

August 7, 2020 — University of Wyoming students who have suffered financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic can rest a little easier, thanks to a new program aimed at helping them achieve their educational goals.

Virtual Town Hall for UW Faculty Monday

August 7, 2020 — University of Wyoming faculty members are invited to a virtual town-hall meeting Monday, Aug. 10, at 3:30 p.m. regarding instructional and other issues for the fall 2020 semester.

Virtual Town Hall for UW Students Tuesday to Highlight New Financial Aid

August 7, 2020 — University of Wyoming students and interested parents are invited to a virtual town-hall meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about new financial aid opportunities for the fall 2020 semester.

three people standing together UW Leads Research That Finds Mountain Stoneflies Can Tolerate Warming of Streams

August 6, 2020 — A group of researchers, led by the University of Wyoming, set out to determine whether stoneflies that live in extremely cold mountain streams could survive warming water temperatures. It turns out the insects, of which one of the species is listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, are more tolerant of warming water temperatures than first suspected.

UW Offers Easy Drop-Off Location for Vault Health Return Envelopes

August 6, 2020 — University of Wyoming employees and students who are in Laramie are encouraged to drop off the return envelopes containing their saliva samples for required Vault Health COVID-19 tests at UW Shipping and Receiving next week.

UW’s Big Event Volunteer Program to Have Safeguards in Place This Fall

August 6, 2020 — The eighth annual The Big Event is planned this fall with a number of changes being implemented to minimize the risks of spreading the COVID-19 virus to Laramie community members and University of Wyoming volunteers.

two girls in a livestock ring in front of an audience Wyoming County Fairs Faring Well Through Coronavirus Cautions

August 6, 2020 — The wave of county fairs spreading across summer calendars met the wave of coronavirus cases weaving through Wyoming -- and fairs seemed to have won, at least according to early reports.

Gaurdia Banister, Mary Ellbogen Garland, Mary Johnson, Joslyn McGriff and Rita Meyer UW Alumni Association to Participate in Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Celebration

August 5, 2020 — As part of the ongoing celebration surrounding the 150th anniversary of Wyoming women’s suffrage, the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) will recognize the women of its board of directors and those who have been employed by the association.

Five UW Employees Selected for Latest Leadership Wyoming Class

August 3, 2020 — Five University of Wyoming employees throughout the state are among 40 residents selected for the Leadership Wyoming class of 2021. The statewide program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

group of elephants UW Researchers: Asian Elephants Are Capable of Using Water as a Tool

August 3, 2020 — Elephants are known for their complex cognitive abilities, such as memory, problem-solving and tool use, and for their complex social behaviors. A new research article in the journal Animal Behavior and Cognition describes how Asian elephants perform on the floating object task, which is an established test of tool use and problem-solving.

two men standing by  sacks of grain in the back of a truck UW’s First-Grains Project Makes First Sale

August 3, 2020 — The Wyoming First-grains Project hit a milestone last week, making its first sale of Neolithic Brand spelt when The Bread Doctor in Torrington bought 200 pounds.

Virtual Town Hall for UW Employees Today

August 3, 2020 — University of Wyoming employees are invited to a virtual town-hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. today (Monday) to learn more about the university’s fall return plan.

Virtual Town Hall for UW Students Scheduled Tuesday

August 3, 2020 — University of Wyoming students and interested parents are invited to a virtual town-hall meeting Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about the university’s fall return plan.

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