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February 2021 Releases


UW Kicks Off Strategic Scenario Planning Listening Tour

February 26, 2021 — With more than 100 members of the University of Wyoming community serving on groups charged with developing a university strategic plan, various university constituents and Wyoming residents are invited to attend upcoming virtual sessions as part of the Strategic Scenario Planning Listening Tour.

UW Sees Significant Drop in COVID-19 Cases from Fall Semester

February 26, 2021 — The number of COVID-19 cases at the University of Wyoming during the spring semester so far is significantly lower than the fall semester, in concert with a trend of declining cases in the state and nation.

head photo of a man Global Business Executive to Speak with UW MBA Students

February 25, 2021 — John Accardo, a global business executive from Cody, will speak with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Feb. 26, and Thursday, March 4.

UW Classics Community Engagement to Present Virtual Greek Comedy Reading March 4

February 25, 2021 — A free virtual reading of “The Wasps,” a Greek comedy by playwright Aristophanes, will be presented Thursday, March 4, as part of a University of Wyoming Department of Modern and Classical Languages course.

view of Mars from Perseverance craft UW Planetarium Program Will Explore Perseverance Mission to Mars During March

February 25, 2021 — A show about Perseverance, the most recent NASA mission to Mars that touched down on the planet this month to look for signs of past life, will highlight the program lineup at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during March.

rendering of indoor living space UW Student Earns Design Honor for Veterans’ Facility Plans

February 25, 2021 — A veterans’ living facility that addresses the tenets of social sustainability and equity earned a University of Wyoming student third place in the Pacific West region in the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) competition.

UW Wool Judging Team Notches Honors Through Season

February 25, 2021 — Earning high team overall at its first contest set the stage for the University of Wyoming wool judging team to maintain a strong season while building and creating leaders.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 1-7

February 25, 2021 — 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.

head photo of a woman Gifford Moving to New Role in UW’s Office of the President

February 24, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of the President has rounded out its internal team with the selection of Mandy Gifford as the executive administrative associate.

Public Meeting March 4 on UW Student Housing, Dining, Parking Garage Exterior Designs

February 24, 2021 — Members of the community will have an opportunity to view plans and offer comments on the exterior design of the University of Wyoming’s student housing, dining and parking garage projects during a virtual presentation Thursday, March 4.

UW Plans Virtual Spring 2021 Commencement

February 24, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s spring 2021 commencement ceremony will be conducted virtually in May, due to continuing concerns about large gatherings and travel related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UW’s Mason to Lead International Webinar on Fracking March 15

February 24, 2021 — Chuck Mason, the H.A. “Dave” True Jr. Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics and associate dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Business, will moderate and serve as one of the speakers for a webinar hosted by the International Association for Energy Economists (IAEE).

before and after photos of a room's lighting LED Lights Installed in UW’s Guthrie House to Increase Energy Efficiency

February 23, 2021 — A project funded by the University of Wyoming Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC) and UW Operations has resulted in safer, more energy efficient lighting in the Guthrie House.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates: Nonresident

February 23, 2021 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following nonresident students at the completion of the 2020 fall semester.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates: Resident

February 23, 2021 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2020 fall semester.

UW Campus Town Hall Wednesday Following Racist Attack

February 22, 2021 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel and UW Black Studies Center Director Fredrick Douglass Dixon will host a virtual panel discussion and campus town-hall meeting Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. to discuss issues related to last week’s racist attack during a Black History Month Zoom discussion.

UW College of Business Aligns On-Campus and Online Programs

February 22, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s College of Business provides a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a Bachelor of Science in business with the following majors: accounting, business economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing and professional sales.

Fellowships Open to Community College Students, Faculty for Research in UW Chemistry Labs

February 19, 2021 — Community college students and instructors -- preferably from Wyoming institutions -- have the opportunity to work in a University of Wyoming laboratory for 10 weeks this summer as research fellows.

UW Department of Music Faculty Virtual Concert Feb. 21

February 19, 2021 — Six University of Wyoming Department of Music faculty members will present their first spring concert virtually Sunday, Feb. 21.

Jonah Bank President to Speak with UW MBA Students

February 18, 2021 — Kim DeVore, president and a founding director of Jonah Bank of Wyoming, will speak with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Feb. 19.

head photo of a woman UW Extension to Debut Financial Know-How Video Series Monday

February 18, 2021 — A series of brief videos addressing financial issues Wyoming residents face begins Monday.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 22-28

February 18, 2021 — 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.

head photo of a man Godby Appointed Interim Dean of UW College of Business

February 17, 2021 — A longtime University of Wyoming faculty member and expert on the state’s economy has been appointed as the interim dean of UW’s College of Business.

Greenery Systems for Indoor Environment Design Competition Open to UW Students

February 17, 2021 — University of Wyoming students have the opportunity to provide potential solutions to integrating greenery systems with indoor environments in buildings to mitigate climate change.

head photo of a woman UW Assistant Professor Receives National Recognition for Research Article

February 17, 2021 — A University of Wyoming assistant professor’s research article has received national recognition by the University of Chicago Press Journals.

Capitol Riots, Impeachment Topics of UW Discussion Feb. 19

February 16, 2021 — University of Wyoming political science Professors Jim King and Andrew Garner will discuss the riots on the U.S. Capitol and the recent impeachment hearings of former President Donald Trump Friday, Feb. 19.

UW Libraries, Wyoming State Library Launch New Digital Historic Newspaper Collection

February 16, 2021 — University of Wyoming Libraries and the Wyoming State Library have partnered to launch the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection online.

man sitting against padded post and watching field Jahmari Moore Selected as UW’s Stanford Award for Diversity Recipient

February 12, 2021 — When George Floyd, a Black man, was killed during an arrest by a Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, University of Wyoming student-athlete Jahmari Moore knew he needed to take action among his UW football teammates.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday Via Teleconference

February 12, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive an update on the university’s COVID-19 response and consider other matters during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Feb. 17.

UW Makes Preliminary Plans for Fall Semester

February 12, 2021 — The University of Wyoming is planning for a fall 2021 semester with more in-person experiences and fewer restrictions related to COVID-19, contingent upon vaccine availability and acceptance, along with continued downward trends in infection numbers.

UW Survey Finds COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance in Wyoming Remains Steady

February 12, 2021 — The number of Wyoming residents who say they are likely to or have received the COVID-19 vaccine has remained flat since early November, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

UW Theatre and Dance Presents Virtual Comedy Production Feb. 23-28

February 12, 2021 — A virtual comedic romp from the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will be presented later this month for a six-night run.

Wyoming SBDC Network Offers New Way to Shop Local Through Online Marketplace

February 12, 2021 — Wyoming small businesses can now sell their products on a new, no-fee e-commerce marketplace.

Groups Appointed for UW Strategic Scenario Planning

February 11, 2021 — Close to 80 members of the University of Wyoming community have agreed to serve on groups charged with developing a university strategic plan to recommend to President Ed Seidel and the UW Board of Trustees later this spring.

UW Extension Helps Youths Build Business Savvy in Entrepreneur Series

February 11, 2021 — The Rocky Mountain Youth Entrepreneur Series created by University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educators to help youths develop local food businesses launches with its first meeting in March.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 15-21

February 11, 2021 — 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.

Researchers Find Broad Impacts from Political Polarization

February 10, 2021 — Political polarization is having far-reaching impacts on American life, harming consumer welfare and creating challenges for people ranging from elected officials and policymakers to corporate executives and marketers.

Wyoming Oil and Gas Fair to Continue Under Leadership of UW’s EORI

February 10, 2021 — A fixture of Wyoming’s oil and gas industry for nearly a quarter of a century will continue under the leadership of the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI).

Flu Shot Clinic for UW Students Friday Afternoon

February 9, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Student Health Service will conduct a flu shot clinic in the Wyoming Union’s West Ballroom Friday, Feb. 12, from 1:30-4 p.m. for UW students on a first-come, first-served basis, with no appointment needed.

head photo of a woman Teton County-Based UW Extension Educator Recognized for Community Development Efforts

February 8, 2021 — Contributing decades of improvement to the quality of life within her community and across the state has earned a University of Wyoming Extension community development educator the Friend of Community Development Award.

UW Announces Presidents Day Closures

February 8, 2021 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, Feb. 15, for Presidents Day.

head photo of a woman UW Extension Survey Seeks How Wyoming Residents Receive Information

February 8, 2021 — A new survey designed by University of Wyoming Extension and the Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) to better understand how Wyomingites gather information is open for residents to share their experiences.

head photo of a woman UW Professor Jean Garrison Receives Seibold Professorship

February 8, 2021 — Jean Garrison, a University of Wyoming professor of political science and international studies, is the recipient of the Seibold Professorship for 2021-22.

handwritten recipe UW’s Parolin, Colleagues Explore 17th Century ‘Recipe Book’

February 8, 2021 — A manuscript containing culinary and medicinal recipes, poems and aphorisms from the 17th and 18th centuries has been analyzed in depth by a University of Wyoming scholar and colleagues from 10 other universities.

Anne Alexander, Kevin Carman, John Griffin and Corinne Lengsfeld UW Provost Finalists Plan Campus Appearances

February 5, 2021 — Finalists for the position of provost/senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they’re scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning Tuesday, Feb. 9.

UW Receives $2.4M CARES Act Grant to Support Entrepreneurs

February 5, 2021 — Services and support for entrepreneurs across Wyoming will be expanded as a result of a $2.4 million CARES Act Recovery assistance grant to the University of Wyoming from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Meals Available for UW Students Experiencing Food Insecurity

February 4, 2021 — A pilot meal swipe sharing program is available this semester for University of Wyoming students experiencing food insecurity. Meals will be available at Washakie Dining Center.

graphic about opening UW Art Museum Virtual Spring Opening Reception to Feature Student Art

February 4, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will feature the 46th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition during a free virtual reception to celebrate the exhibitions for the spring semester Friday, Feb. 19.

Megan Meier and Mark Menghini UW School of Pharmacy Student-Led Research Articles Published in National Journal

February 4, 2021 — Two University of Wyoming students’ research papers have been accepted in a national pharmacy journal.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 8-14

February 4, 2021 — 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.

Eight Wind River Startup Challenge Finalists Announced

February 3, 2021 — The Wind River Startup Challenge, a regional entrepreneurship opportunity designed to distribute thousands of dollars to Native-owned startups, received significantly more applications from Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone entrepreneurs this year. Eight finalist teams will advance to the Final Pitch Day, currently scheduled for May.

person in lab gear working on something UW Spinout Receives Funding to Develop Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test

February 3, 2021 — CellDrop Biosciences Inc., a University of Wyoming spinout company, is part of a $354,000 grant to develop sensitive and extremely fast antigen tests for COVID-19 that will produce results in under three minutes.

woman sitting at a computer UW Undergraduate in Division of Communication Disorders Wins National Honor

February 3, 2021 — An undergraduate speech, language and hearing science major at the University of Wyoming has won a 2020 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers (SPARC) Award.

COVID-19 Vaccination Q&A Sessions Wednesday for UW Community

February 2, 2021 — Members of the University of Wyoming community will have an opportunity to receive information and ask questions about COVID-19 vaccinations during virtual sessions Wednesday, Feb. 3, via WyoCast and YouTube.

Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue to Present Virtual Programs at UW Feb. 8-12

February 2, 2021 — Four virtual programs will highlight the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue (MLK DOD) Feb. 8-12 at the University of Wyoming.

woman standing outside UW Business Incubator Client CEO Says Businesses Key to Combating Human Trafficking

February 2, 2021 — In 2019, human trafficking was estimated to be a $150 billion business annually and involves roughly 40 million people trafficked worldwide, with more than 325,000 victims in the U.S. Ashleigh Chapman believes calling on all types of businesses in the fight against human trafficking is key to helping eliminate these sordid crimes.

UW LRCC Announces Recipient of 2020 Carol Mead Leaders in Literacy Award

February 2, 2021 — John Jorgensen, of Casper, founder of the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation and Wyoming Reads Program, is the recipient of the 2020 Carol Mead Leaders in Literacy Award by the University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic’s (LRCC) Outreach Advisory Board.

Black History Month Virtual Events Planned at UW

February 1, 2021 — Several virtual events are planned this month as part of the University of Wyoming’s Black History Month celebration.

head photo of a man Daryl Schultz Selected as UW Employee of Fourth Quarter

February 1, 2021 — A longtime University of Wyoming employee who has trained dozens of staff members on proper disinfection protocols and cleaning practices -- especially during the COVID-19 pandemic -- is the recipient of UW’s Staff Employee of the Fourth Quarter Award.

Anowar Islam and Whit Stewart Forage, Sheep Researchers Earn Honors from UW’s Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station

February 1, 2021 — A University of Wyoming scientist whose work springs from the needs of Wyoming forage producers and another whose focus is increasing sheep producer profitability have received outstanding research awards from UW’s Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES).

Nominations Accepted for Year-End UW Faculty Awards

February 1, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Academic Affairs office and the Faculty Senate’s Faculty Recognition and Development Committee are now accepting nominations for the year-end faculty awards. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 19.

small bronze statue of a cowboy on a horse UW Alumni Association’s ‘Talk About Your Cowboy’ Raffle Begins Today

February 1, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is offering the chance to win a 14-inch-high “Talk About Your Cowboy” bronze statue by D. Michael Thomas. The statue is valued at $3,500.

person using a driving simulator with another person in foreground UW Engineering Faculty Member Honored for I-80 Truck Driver Safety Research

February 1, 2021 — A University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science faculty member’s work to improve safety on Interstate 80 and other routes has been recognized by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

UW Libraries Selects Alternative Textbook Grant Recipients

February 1, 2021 — University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alternative textbook grants to seven faculty members and a graduate student to implement open educational resources (OER) in their classes this spring.

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