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October 2020 Releases


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.

man with a viola UW Chamber Orchestra Presents Virtual Concert Oct. 11

October 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Chamber Orchestra will present a virtual concert Sunday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Theresa Bogard, John Fadial and Beth Vanderborgh UW Department of Music’s Fall Virtual Concert Series Continues Tonight

October 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Buchanan Baroque ensemble will present a livestreamed-only concert today (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Four COVID Cases on UW Residence Hall Floor Prompt Action

October 8, 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.

Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Announces Finalists

October 8, 2020 — IMPACT 307, Sheridan’s business incubator, announced five finalists for the 2020 Sheridan Start-Up Challenge entrepreneur competition.

UW, CWC Collaborate to Recruit Native Students in Food Systems Program

October 8, 2020 — A more than half-million-dollar grant awarded for a collaborative project between the University of Wyoming and Central Wyoming College (CWC) will focus on recruiting more Native American students in food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences.

tree and flowers UW Biodiversity Institute Launches Global Vegetation Project

October 8, 2020 — Scottish American naturalist John Muir once said that “between every two pines, there is a doorway to a new world.”

head photo of a man UW President Seidel Featured on Wyoming PBS Program Friday

October 8, 2020 — An in-depth interview with University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel will air on the Wyoming PBS program “Wyoming Chronicle” Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.

Drive-Thru Flu Clinic at UW’s War Memorial Stadium Parking Lot Oct. 8

October 7, 2020 — An Albany County seasonal flu immunization point of dispensing (POD) event is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 8, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. in the east parking lot of the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium.

UW Alumni Association Plans Virtual Membership Appreciation

October 7, 2020 — The UW Alumni Association (UWAA) has transitioned its annual in-person membership appreciation event to have virtual components this fall. The virtual offerings will be available beginning Monday, Nov. 2.

three people playing video games in a gymnasium UW Esports Club to Host Biannual LAN Tournament Oct. 24

October 6, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Esports Club is virtually hosting the biannual local area network (LAN) gaming tournament Saturday, Oct. 24.

Additional UW Budget Reduction Listening Sessions Scheduled

October 5, 2020 — Three additional listening sessions have been scheduled for University of Wyoming staff members to provide input to the university’s Budget Reduction Working Group (BRWG).

Beau Clark, Faith Hoffman and Jase Staudt UW Cowgirls Complete Season Sweep; Cowboys Second in Final Rodeo

October 5, 2020 — A perfect fall season turned in by the University of Wyoming women’s rodeo team solidified the Cowgirls as the team to beat when the spring schedule rolls around next March.

UW Introduces New Tool for College-Seeking Students and Their Families

October 5, 2020 — With so many things to consider during the college search process, it can be difficult for students and families to know where to start. The University of Wyoming has implemented a program to eliminate the guesswork.

UW Libraries Extends Deadline to Submit Alternative Textbook Grant Proposals

October 5, 2020 — University of Wyoming Libraries has extended the deadline to submit alternative textbook grant proposals for the next round of 2020-21 funding to Friday, Oct. 30.

UW Offers Mobile App to Order Food from Campus Dining Locations

October 5, 2020 — UWyo Eats, a mobile ordering app, is now available for University of Wyoming community members to order ahead and skip the line for pickup at campus dining locations.

magazine cover UWyo Magazine Features First-Ever Eat and Drink Theme

October 5, 2020 — For the first time in the magazine’s history, the fall 2020 issue of UWyo features an eat and drink theme -- “Food for Thought” -- celebrating the University of Wyoming’s alumni chefs, winemakers and brewers.

COVID Cases Among Freshman Football Players Result in UW Actions

October 2, 2020 — Eleven cases of COVID-19 and close contacts among the University of Wyoming’s freshman football players have prompted the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

group of people around a large pig UW Livestock Judging Team Sweeps Team Categories

October 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming livestock judging team won all six team categories at the Casper College fall contest last weekend after six months with no contests due to COVID-19 concerns.

color-coded map of Rocky Mountain region states UW Professor Receives $8 Million Federal Grant to Monitor Snowpack, Soil Moisture in Upper Missouri River Basin

October 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has received a five-year, $8 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to establish a network of stations to monitor snowpack and soil moisture throughout the plains areas of the Upper Missouri River Basin. The goal is to help predict and prevent future flooding in these areas.

head photo of a man UW Scientist Discovers Genes Directing Hectic Cellular Expressways

October 2, 2020 — Mutants and a superpower used by a University of Wyoming molecular biologist led to discovering certain genes implicated in cancer, genetic diseases and birth defects can serve as traffic cops directing complex transportation superhighways inside cells.

UW Student Virtual Town Hall Monday

October 2, 2020 — University of Wyoming students will learn about resources to help them navigate the unusual fall semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic during a virtual town-hall meeting Monday, Oct. 5, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Student Flu Shot Location Change to Union Gardens

October 1, 2020 — Flu shots only for University of Wyoming students will be available Friday, Oct. 2. The location has been changed to the Wyoming Union Gardens instead of the Wyoming Union West Ballroom.

woman working at computer UW Libraries-Led Project Adds First Set of Wyoming Newspapers to National Database

October 1, 2020 — The Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project, led by University of Wyoming Libraries, has added its first batch of historical newspapers to the Chronicling America database.

man standing beside desk with computer UW Student Completes Virtual Internship with NASA

October 1, 2020 — Jason Fantl, a University of Wyoming senior, spent the summer participating in a virtual internship with NASA’s Glenn Research Center.

Man examining something in his hand UW’s Cheadle Part of Group That Discovered Volcano on Indian Ocean Seafloor

October 1, 2020 — Michael Cheadle recently had the opportunity to view a large volcano up close. The novelty is that it was underwater.

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