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July 2021 Releases


photos of dome being constructed UW Extension Assists with Geodesic Dome Greenhouse on Crook County Fairgrounds

July 30, 2021 — Combine a bunch of triangles, and you will mix youths and adults and produce something good for the body -- and, just maybe, the soul.

night sky with meteor falling UW Planetarium Programs Focus on Perseid Meteor Shower, Pluto During August

July 29, 2021 — The Perseid meteor shower and Pluto are two celestial subjects that will highlight the schedule at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during August.

UW Student from Jackson Wins Football Pregame Access Pass for Reporting COVID Vaccination

July 29, 2021 — A senior kinesiology major from Jackson will get a close-up look at the pregame festivities of a University of Wyoming football game after winning the third in a series of weekly drawings for UW students who’ve reported being vaccinated for COVID-19.

UW Summer High School Institute Hosts Two Sessions

July 29, 2021 — A program for talented rising juniors and seniors returned to the University of Wyoming campus this summer with two separate sessions because last year’s annual Summer High School Institute (HSI) was canceled due to the pandemic.

UW Wool Throw Sales Begin, Funds to Benefit State’s Sheep Industry

July 29, 2021 — Sales from the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources wool throw project will be sown back into the state’s sheep industry.

UW Medical Students to Conduct Public Health Survey

July 27, 2021 — University of Wyoming medical students will travel Wyoming in August to interview those who are at-risk and underrepresented in public health to create situation-unique solutions to increase health care access across the state.

UW President Ed Seidel’s Statement on Death of Sen. Mike Enzi

July 27, 2021 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel has issued the following statement regarding the death of former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi:

UW President Seidel to Host Receptions for Staff Employees of the Quarter

July 27, 2021 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel will host two separate receptions for the four 2020 and the two 2021 Staff Employees of the Quarter.

UW Professor’s Internationally Acclaimed Book Now Available in Second Edition

July 27, 2021 — It has been 25 years since University of Wyoming Professor Peter Nathanielsz’s widely acclaimed book, “Life Before Birth: The Challenges of Fetal Development,” was first published.

UW Researchers: Emphasize Personal Health Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccination

July 27, 2021 — Messages emphasizing the personal health benefits of COVID-19 vaccines have the best chance of increasing vaccination levels across the nation, according to research conducted by University of Wyoming economists.

UW Trustees Budget Committee to Meet July 28, Aug. 9

July 27, 2021 — The Biennium Budget Committee of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, and 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, via teleconference.

UW Campus Master Plan Wins Honorable Mention from International Group

July 26, 2021 — A new 20-year master plan for the University of Wyoming campus has been recognized by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).

UW Extension’s Communications Office Receives National Honors

July 26, 2021 — Members of the Communications and Technology team in University of Wyoming Extension received national recognition during the recent virtual Association for Communication Excellence conference.

woman standing on plains in front of mountains UW-Led Research Finds Body Size, Digestive Systems Shape Ungulate Foraging

July 26, 2021 — Research led by a University of Wyoming graduate student involving about 50 scientists from across the globe has provided new insights into the behavior of ungulates (hoofed animals) as it relates to forage conditions and water availability.

UW Libraries Partners with Wyoming Libraries to Offer Free Access to Language-Learning Resources

July 26, 2021 — University of Wyoming Libraries has partnered with the Wyoming State Library and county libraries to provide free access to Pronunciator, the world’s most comprehensive language-learning service.

head photo of a woman UW Research Scientist Appointed to Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists

July 26, 2021 — A research scientist in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Geology and Geophysics has been named to the Governing Board of Wyoming’s Board of Professional Geologists.

man standing outside UW Student from Worland Invited to View Launch of Capsule Headed to International Space Station

July 26, 2021 — University of Wyoming student Aaron Vigil, of Worland, is among 50 NASA interns scheduled to watch the live launch of the Boeing Starliner Friday, July 30, as part of an unmanned flight to the International Space Station. Liftoff is at 2:53 p.m. EDT -- from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Ed Seidel, Dean Clower and Jeb Schenck ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Aug. 10 in Thermopolis

July 26, 2021 — 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 their community during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Tuesday, Aug. 10, in Thermopolis.

Ed Seidel, Lance Goede and Josey Stender ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Aug. 9 in Riverton

July 26, 2021 — 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 their community during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Monday, Aug. 9, in Fremont County.

UW Student from Colorado Wins $300 for Reporting COVID Vaccination

July 22, 2021 — A junior accounting major from Windsor, Colo., is the second winner of a $300 prize in a weekly drawing for University of Wyoming students who’ve reported being vaccinated for COVID-19.

three students standing together ‘Cowboy Comeback’ Welcomes UW Sophomores Back to Campus

July 22, 2021 — Freshmen who began their University of Wyoming careers in fall 2020 went through a year no one could have predicted -- and missed out on a traditional college year. Now, UW will offer a free event to recreate the excitement and anticipation of the first-time college experience for those students.

UW’s International Studies Program Receives Department of Defense Grant for ROTC Students to Study Abroad

July 20, 2021 — A University of Wyoming program that teaches Arabic and Middle East studies is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) award to support Arabic training for ROTC students at home and abroad.

woman working with lab equipment Chandelle Macdonald Named UW Employee of Second Quarter

July 19, 2021 — A laboratory technician in a complex technical analytical facility -- who is a stickler for quality detail, with a strong reputation domestically and internationally, according to colleagues -- is the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s Staff Employee of the Second Quarter Award.

man standing with two horses New Director of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Joins UW

July 19, 2021 — The new director of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) recently joined the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

UW McNair Scholars to Present Research July 26

July 19, 2021 — Sixteen undergraduate students will present meaningful individual work during the University of Wyoming’s 29th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium Monday, July 26.

UW Collaborator Educational Health Center of Wyoming Has New Executive Leadership

July 16, 2021 — A new CEO has been named to the federally qualified health center (FQHC) system that collaborates with the University of Wyoming’s Family Medicine Residency Programs in Cheyenne and Casper, and the Albany Community Health Clinic in Laramie.

UW Student from Rock Springs Wins $300 for Reporting COVID Vaccination

July 16, 2021 — A senior elementary art education major from Rock Springs is the winner of the University of Wyoming’s first drawing for students who have reported being vaccinated for COVID-19.

photos of a watermelon about to be dropped and smashed on the sidewalk after dropping Middle School Students Learn About Science, Space at UW’s Windy Ridge Foundation Astro Camp

July 15, 2021 — A few select middle school students were given a unique problem to solve: determine the height of the University of Wyoming’s Physical Sciences Building by measuring the speed at which a tennis ball, wooden ball and even a watermelon fall from the structure’s roof.

UW Trustees Give Green Light to Development of School of Computing

July 15, 2021 — The University of Wyoming will begin the study and planning for a new School of Computing, following action by the UW Board of Trustees Wednesday.

New UW Extension Publication Helps Connect Consumers, Local Food Producers

July 14, 2021 — A University of Wyoming Extension publication promotes the local food movement across Wyoming, connecting consumers with producers, according to its authors.

group of teens watching an adult demonstrate something Students Study What Makes Planets Habitable at UW’s Teton STEM Academy

July 14, 2021 — Twenty-five high school students from across Wyoming and one from Colorado worked in teams to determine whether planets near different-colored stars could actually be habitable. To help make that determination, the students participated in an experiment using radiometers, which measure light, to record the outer and inner limits of habitability around different types of stars.

UW Proposes Transformation in Light of Budget Reductions, Changing Needs

July 13, 2021 — Aiming to better serve Wyoming, adjust to economic shifts and respond to a changing higher-education landscape, the University of Wyoming is pursuing a transformation of its academic programs to propel new and ongoing initiatives and to deal with budget cuts.

UW Parking Permits Available for Purchase Starting Today

July 12, 2021 — University of Wyoming employee parking permits for 2021-22 will be available for purchase beginning today (Monday).

head photo of a man UW Tardigrade Research to Begin on International Space Station

July 12, 2021 — Tiny creatures from University of Wyoming laboratories hitched a ride in a freezer on SpaceX CRS-22 and were delivered to the International Space Station, where they await to show off their strength.

head photo of a man Jackson Hole Area Sagebrush Restoration Topic of UW’s Harlow Seminar July 15

July 9, 2021 — Restoration of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem in the Jackson Hole area is the topic of the latest free public discussion of the University of Wyoming’s Harlow Summer Seminars program Thursday, July 15, in Jackson.

New Grant Targets Assistance to Energy Sector Small Businesses and Displaced Workers in Wyoming

July 9, 2021 — The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network recently received a Portable Assistance Grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide technical and advising assistance to Wyoming small businesses affected by the economic downturn in the energy industry.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet July 14-16 in Torrington

July 9, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hear proposals for academic restructuring, new initiatives and budget reductions/reallocations during a meeting Wednesday through Friday, July 14-16, in Torrington.

person receiving a vaccine UW Students Can Win Prizes of Up to a Semester’s Tuition and Fees for Reporting Vaccinations

July 9, 2021 — University of Wyoming students who report being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 have an opportunity to win a semester’s tuition and fees, along with other prizes, including cash, a campus parking pass, pregame football sideline passes and dinner with President Ed Seidel.

three photos of dancers performing and rehearsing UW’s Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary

July 9, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this month with a 10-day intensive of professional-level training and performance opportunities for participants ages 12 through adult.

five men in a row near a wall Shawn Hess, Country Skillet to Perform at UW Summer Concert Series July 14

July 8, 2021 — Local musicians Shawn Hess and The Country Skillet Band will perform Wednesday, July 14, as part of the University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Professors Produce Report on Denver Probation Revocations

July 8, 2021 — Two University of Wyoming Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology professors produced a report on transforming probation using Denver, Colo., as the target of their study.

UW School of Energy Resources to Host Public CarbonSAFE Project Program in Gillette Aug. 3

July 8, 2021 — The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources’ (SER) Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) -- along with Basin Electric Power Cooperative -- will host a public outreach meeting at the Integrated Test Center at Dry Fork Station in Gillette at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3.

head photo of a woman UW’s Chapman Named President of Wyoming Chapter of Social Workers

July 8, 2021 — Billie Chapman, the University of Wyoming’s Division of Social Work field education director, recently was appointed president of the Wyoming chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Nonresident

July 7, 2021 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following nonresident students at the completion of the 2021 spring semester.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Resident

July 7, 2021 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2021 spring semester.

UW’s WIND Partners with Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming

July 7, 2021 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming has partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming.

UW’s Farrell Rapp Named to Inaugural Class of ‘Future of the Field’ Honorees

July 6, 2021 — Farrell Rapp, director of research services in the University of Wyoming’s Office of Research and Economic Development, has been selected to the Society of Research Administrators International’s (SRAI) inaugural class of “Future of the Field” honorees.

Wyoming Public Media Wins Four National Awards

July 6, 2021 — Wyoming Public Media (WPM) has won four Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) national awards.

Grizzly Bear Recovery Topic of UW’s Harlow Summer Seminars in Jackson July 8

July 1, 2021 — Recovery and the high rates of human-caused mortality among grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE) are the topic of the second seminar of the University of Wyoming’s Harlow Summer Seminars program Thursday, July 8, in Jackson.

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