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November 2020 Releases


four women holding food Ancestral Food Gathering Group’s Efforts Document Shoshone Foods, Preparation

November 30, 2020 — Members of the Restoring Shoshone Ancestral Food Gathering (RSAFG) group on the Wind River Indian Reservation are reclaiming knowledge about the use of Shoshone foods and preserving traditional methods of gathering and preparing those foods.

Ellbogen Grants Help UW Extension Develop Youth Business Aptitude; Create Hands-On Community Garden Learning

November 30, 2020 — University of Wyoming Extension educators will use two John P. Ellbogen Foundation grants to help youths start and develop local food businesses, and develop a hands-on teaching garden in Rawlins.

head photo of a man UW Faculty Member Featured in Chapter of Philosophy Book

November 30, 2020 — A University of Wyoming faculty member who teaches about the ancient philosophy of Stoicism is featured in a chapter on the subject in a recently released philosophy book.

logo UW Art Museum to Host Virtual Holiday Events Dec. 3 and 5

November 24, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will kick off the holiday season with the 28th annual Happy Holidays Dec. 3 and 5. All events will take place virtually.

Caleb Hill, Corrine Knapp and Tawnya Plumb Inaugural UW Faculty Engagement Fellows Symposium Scheduled Dec. 2

November 23, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Office of Engagement and Outreach (OEO) will host its first Faculty Engagement Fellows Symposium -- in a virtual format -- Wednesday, Dec. 2.

UW Mortar Board Honors ‘Top Profs’

November 23, 2020 — Members of the University of Wyoming’s senior honor society recently honored their “Top Profs” at the 41st annual Top Prof Night, which was a virtual celebration this year.

UW Plant Sciences Students Claim Top Honors at National Entomological Conference

November 23, 2020 — Three University of Wyoming graduate students from the Department of Plant Sciences received top honors for crop and pollinator research during last week’s virtual national annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America.

UW Rocky Mountain Community Science Conference Set Dec. 4

November 23, 2020 — Registration is now open for the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute’s biennial Rocky Mountain Community Science Conference. The event will be held virtually Friday, Dec. 4.

photo of a man UW School of Pharmacy Selects New Manager for Education Review Programs

November 23, 2020 — An experienced businessman and registered pharmacist has been selected to serve as manager of a new project in the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy related to preparation for national pharmacy licensure examinations.

head photo of a man UW’s Wiseman Elected to National Higher Education Risk Management Association Board

November 23, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s chief risk officer has been elected to the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) Board of Directors.

logo Donor Impact Doubled on Sixth Annual UW Giving Day

November 20, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s sixth annual UW Giving Day broke new records, with more than double the number of donors and double the number of dollars received.

man in a laboratory Former UW Faculty Member Studies Cardiomyopathy in Pigs; Findings May Help Humans

November 20, 2020 — Research conducted at the University of Wyoming could help pave the way for a treatment for a neuromuscular degenerative disease that causes heart failure in humans.

UW Survey: Half of Wyomingites Voted Early in 2020

November 20, 2020 — A recent survey of Wyoming residents showed that the coronavirus pandemic influenced how voters chose to cast their ballots in the Nov. 3 general election.

UW Planetarium to Reopen for Four Public Shows During December

November 18, 2020 — Stars in the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium’s sky will light up again to the public next month.

head photo of a man UW’s Cook Takes Point on Online, Digital, Distance Program Initiatives

November 18, 2020 — The director of the University of Wyoming’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program has accepted a new role focused on boosting the university’s overall online programs.

young woman with microphone and computer Worland High School Student Wins Inaugural UW Agricultural Education Teaching Contest

November 18, 2020 — Brooke Wright got a taste of what it would be like to teach, albeit to avatar students in a virtual classroom. Her virtual efforts resulted in a real-world, first-place finish in the inaugural Agricultural Education Teaching Contest.

overhead view of a large building UW Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center Modifies Hours

November 17, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center is open with limited hours and modified services as the university transitions to Phase 4 of its fall semester.

man working of a 3D scan UW Museum of Vertebrates Launches 3D Scans Database for Remote Research, Teaching

November 17, 2020 — Some of the skeletons in the University of Wyoming’s storage closets are now available for the public to view.

UW Campus Activities Center Updates Name, Offers Expanded Services

November 16, 2020 — Even though the University of Wyoming’s Campus Activities Center has changed its name to Student Orgs and Entertainment, the office’s staff will still provide activities for students with safeguards in place to minimize health risks.

UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Search Continues

November 16, 2020 — Following substantial progress made last spring, the search for a new dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science was reactivated in October.

UW Food Science Club Prepares Meals for Families in Need as Training

November 16, 2020 — More than 86 community members in Laramie didn’t have to cook a meal the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Mark Menghini and Seungmee Jung Endowment Helps Fund Vaccine, Fungicide Research at UW

November 13, 2020 — Research related to vaccine production and effective fungicides to protect crops has been made possible for two molecular biology students through the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean’s Excellence Fund.

man sitting amid boulders Farkas Adds Economic Development Role at UW

November 13, 2020 — Steve Farkas, assistant dean in the University of Wyoming College of Business, is taking a new, additional role aimed at connecting the university with external partners in pursuit of projects to boost Wyoming’s economy.

UW Names Mai Acting VP for Governmental Relations

November 13, 2020 — Bill Mai, longtime administrator in Wyoming state government and at the University of Wyoming, has been named the university’s acting vice president for governmental relations.

photo portrait of a woman UW Names Okpodu as College of Arts and Sciences Dean

November 13, 2020 — An accomplished scientist and experienced administrator has been selected as dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences.

International Education Week Virtual Events Set at UW Nov. 16-20

November 12, 2020 — International Education Week will be celebrated at the University of Wyoming Nov. 16-20 with virtual programs and panel discussions, international food nights, games, workshops and a photo contest.

UW American Heritage Center Creates Virtual Exhibition of Laramie’s Maps

November 12, 2020 — The history of Laramie can be told in many ways: It can feature famous people, significant events, the influence of the railroad or the growth of the University of Wyoming.

UW Board of Trustees Approves Budget Reduction Plan

November 12, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a plan to address a $42.3 million budget reduction in the current biennium, driven by a 10 percent cut in state funding that resulted in an immediate reduced distribution from the state earlier this year.

UW Libraries to Adjust Hours, Services During Phase 4 of Fall Semester

November 12, 2020 — University of Wyoming Libraries will adjust hours and services during Phase 4 of the university’s fall semester, scheduled Nov. 16-Dec. 11.

woman and man preparing vaccinations UW Pharmacy Students Provide Free Flu Vaccinations for Albany County Residents

November 12, 2020 — University of Wyoming pharmacy students collaborated with the Laramie Downtown Clinic to administer free flu vaccinations to Albany County residents.

Food Security Task Force Works to Nourish UW Community

November 11, 2020 — Up to 45 percent of University of Wyoming students experience food insecurity, according to a recent survey conducted by Kerry Schinkel, a master’s degree student in family and consumer sciences from Rawlins.

UW to Move to Phase 4 of Fall Semester a Week Earlier

November 11, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will transition to Phase 4 of its fall semester Monday, Nov. 16, a week earlier than scheduled, because of the significant increase in COVID-19 cases among the UW community and in the state.

man sitting on the edge of a desk Former UW Engineering Faculty Member Receives ASCE Honor

November 10, 2020 — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honored Ryan Kobbe with the 2020 President’s Medal at the ASCE Annual Convention in October.

woman in camo fatigues looking at equipment Freshman Cadet Named UW Army ROTC Cadet of the Month

November 10, 2020 — Every nonsenior cadet in the University of Wyoming’s Army ROTC strives to be named the Cadet of the Month. Usually, junior or sophomore cadets are selected, but a freshman cadet was honored this month.

Cinnamon Kills First, Joey Montoya, Desi Rodriquez-Lonebear and Raye Zaragoza National Native American Heritage Month Virtual Events Planned at UW

November 10, 2020 — Several virtual events are scheduled Nov. 16-19 at the University of Wyoming in celebration of National Native American Heritage Month.

Neil Humphrey and Margaret Wilson UW President’s Speaker Series Features Virtual 'When Ice Breathes’ Nov. 18

November 10, 2020 — University of Wyoming Professors Margaret Wilson and Neil Humphrey will present a virtual multimedia program for the fall semester’s installment of the President’s Speaker Series Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m.

Food Drive for UW Food Share Pantry Scheduled Nov. 14

November 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office will host a food drive for the UW Food Share Pantry Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1-6 p.m.

Four COVID-19 Cases on UW Residence Hall Floor Prompt Action

November 9, 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.

logo Philanthropy on UW Giving Day Supports UW Students

November 9, 2020 — “24 Means More,” thanks to donors on UW Giving Day, the University of Wyoming’s annual day of giving that takes place online and across campus.

Registration Now Open for UWAA Virtual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

November 9, 2020 — Online registration is now open for the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) virtual gingerbread house decorating contest.

Search to Begin for UW College of Education Dean

November 9, 2020 — A 13-member committee has been formed to search for a new dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Education.

head photo of a woman UW Assistant Professor Named 2020 Counseling Educator of the Year

November 9, 2020 — University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Amanda DeDiego recently was named the recipient of the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES) Outstanding Teaching Award for 2020.

Stacy Buchholz, Kellie Chichester, Sara Fleenor, Kimberly Fry and Mary Louise Wood UW Extension 4-H Educators Recognized Nationally for Excellence

November 9, 2020 — Five University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educators received national recognition during the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals conference last month.

UW Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 9, 2020 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2021 need to make a new request by Thursday, Dec. 31.

UW Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

November 9, 2020 — The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the University of Wyoming is now available.

UW Webinar to Focus on Creating Black Studies-Centered Curriculum

November 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Black Studies Center will host a webinar that examines what it takes to create a Black studies-centered curriculum Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Four Cases on UW Residence Hall Floor Prompt Action; COVID Website Restructured

November 6, 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.

head photo of a man Research Magazine Highlights UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Efforts

November 6, 2020 — Using fruit flies to understand the molecular basis of human disease and examining the early calf microbiome to improve feed efficiency in cattle are among stories highlighted in the research magazine Reflections from the University of Wyoming.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Nov. 11-13 Via Teleconference

November 6, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a plan to address a $42.3 million budget reduction in the current biennium during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 11-13.

UW Survey Finds COVID-19 Anxiety Continues to Climb as Cases Spike Statewide

November 6, 2020 — Wyoming residents are again 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 WIND, Other Health Organizations Receive Nursing Innovations Funding

November 6, 2020 — The Wyoming Action Coalition, managed through the Wyoming Center for Nursing and its partners at the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming, is among 10 organizations that will receive up to $25,000 in Nursing Innovations Fund awards for new or ongoing work that addresses nursing’s role in building health equity, well-being and promoting a culture of health.

UW’s WYSAC Launches COVID-19 in Wyoming Data Website

November 6, 2020 — To help provide a complete picture of COVID-19 in Wyoming, the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) has developed an interactive data visualization tool to track attitudes, behaviors and cases surrounding the pandemic.

UW College of Health Sciences Receives Heywood Fund Award

November 5, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences is the recipient of the 2020 Heywood Fund Award to enhance the foundation for research, teaching, scholarship and community engagement related to telehealth services delivery.

UW Sees Increase in COVID-19 Cases, Urges Adherence to Guidelines

November 5, 2020 — Like much of Wyoming, the University of Wyoming is contending with a continuing increase in cases of COVID-19 among its students and employees.

UW Supports Albany County Face Protection Order

November 5, 2020 — The University of Wyoming supports an order that goes into effect Friday, Nov. 6, requiring face protection in many public settings in Albany County.

Morning Routine Disruptions Hurt Worker Productivity, UW Researcher Finds

November 4, 2020 — Disruption of workers’ morning routines causes them to be less focused and less productive, according to research by a University of Wyoming faculty member and his colleagues at Texas A&M University.

UW School of Energy Resources Begins Phase 3 of CarbonSAFE Project

November 4, 2020 — The School of Energy Resource’s (SER) Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) at the University of Wyoming officially launched Phase 3 of the CarbonSAFE project last month.

UW Seeks Public Comment on Tuition Recommendations

November 4, 2020 — The University of Wyoming seeks public comment on recommendations regarding student tuition for the 2021-22 academic year.

man talking to someone on a computer screen UW’s ARCC Provides High-Performance Computing, Storage for Faculty

November 4, 2020 — One of Lars Kotthoff’s computer science students uses the University of Wyoming’s Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC) to analyze artificial intelligence algorithms. Meanwhile, the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) has moved much of the base spatial data that drives its web-mapping applications to the petaLibrary over the last four years, according to Shannon Albeke.

child holding a poster sign New Wyoming History Day Website Launched by UW’s American Heritage Center

November 3, 2020 — A new website to support Wyoming History Day (WHD) recently was launched by the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC).

UW Employees Granted Release Time to Vote in General Election

November 2, 2020 — University of Wyoming employees have a maximum of one hour of release time to vote in Tuesday’s Wyoming general election, in accordance with state law and UW policy.

graphic UW Launches Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation

November 2, 2020 — Wyoming is a pioneer state known for firsts. In recent years, the state passed groundbreaking legislation to create a regulatory environment to foster blockchain application growth and diversify the economy. To aid this effort and train the upcoming workforce, the University of Wyoming is launching a new Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation.

UW Plans Virtual Ceremony for Winter Commencement Dec. 12

November 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will not hold its traditional winter commencement ceremonies in December, due to concerns about large gatherings and travel related to COVID-19.

UW Trio Contribute Book Chapter in ‘Critical Race Theory in the Academy’ Publication

November 2, 2020 — University of Wyoming College of Law Professor Darrell Jackson, UW Art Museum Director Nicole Crawford and former UW law student Toni Hartzel have co-written a book chapter that focuses on race theory.

UW’s Center on Aging Highlights National Caregiver Month

November 2, 2020 — The Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) at the University of Wyoming is recognizing the impact of caregivers across Wyoming communities with a free webinar series during National Caregiver Month.

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