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August 2021 Releases


UW Students, Employee Win Prizes for Reporting Vaccinations

August 31, 2021 — A University of Wyoming student from Lander and five of his friends will have dinner with UW President Ed Seidel and his partner, Gabrielle Allen, after the student won a weekly drawing for UW students who’ve reported being vaccinated for COVID-19.

UW Alumni Association to Offer Kickoff Friday Events

August 30, 2021 — Cowboy football fans are invited to start their game weekends with the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) on designated Fridays before UW home football games.

UW COVID Test Prevalence, Vaccination Survey Numbers Stay Consistent

August 30, 2021 — A total of 70 University of Wyoming students and employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in UW’s one-time testing program to start the fall semester, with the test positivity rate remaining consistent at just over 1 percent.

UW Libraries Launches Digital Scholarship Center

August 30, 2021 — To support scholarly output at the University of Wyoming, UW Libraries has launched the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC).

person working with electronics gear UW Named to Newsweek’s ‘Best Maker Schools in Higher Education’ List

August 30, 2021 — The University of Wyoming has been named to Newsweek’s inaugural “Best Maker Schools in Higher Education” list.

Ed Seidel, Brett McCoy and Sundance Wicks ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Sept. 13 in Buffalo

August 30, 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 Johnson County during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Monday, Sept. 13, in Buffalo.

Ed Seidel, Fallon Lewis and Kristi Von Krosigk ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Sept. 14 in Sheridan

August 30, 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, Sept. 14, in Sheridan.

Ali Bicer, Amanda DeDiego, Barbara Hickman, Janet Lear, Tiffany LeGal and Bret Sorensen UW College of Education Names Award Recipients

August 27, 2021 — The University of Wyoming College of Education recently honored five faculty members and a staff member for their outstanding accomplishments.

head photo of a woman UW Professor to Lead Chapter for National Climate Assessment

August 27, 2021 — University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Corrine Knapp will lead the Northern Great Plains regional chapter of the fifth National Climate Assessment, a federally mandated analysis of climate change impacts for the United States.

Group of people in white coats posing on stairs UW’s WWAMI Program Welcomes 24th Class of New Medical Students

August 27, 2021 — The WWAMI Medical Education Program on the University of Wyoming campus has welcomed 20 new future physicians, marking its 24th class of medical students.

Fourth Annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Sept. 21-26 at UW

August 26, 2021 — A global community of developers, entrepreneurs, legal experts, legislators, researchers, educators and students will attend the fourth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, featuring the Wyohackathon, Sept. 21-26 at the University of Wyoming.

night photo of lit windows from outside Full-Dome Movies Dominate UW Planetarium Lineup During September

August 26, 2021 — An afternoon or evening at the movies appears to be the programming theme at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during September.

marching band forming the letter W on a football field UW’s ‘Bringing the Thunder’ Event to Hit Casper Sept. 17

August 26, 2021 — Casper, something big is headed your way. And you may even hear it approaching.

Jacy Busboom, Nathan Linton, Rene Mendez and Reid Olson UW Students Receive DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships

August 25, 2021 — A current University of Wyoming student and two recent UW graduates had the opportunity to work in a professional laboratory setting this summer, with each contributing to a unique research experience. And another UW graduate recently began his internship.

UW’s EORI Publishes Report on Mowry Shale Thermal Maturity Mapping

August 25, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has completed a map of thermal maturity of the Mowry Shale in the Powder River Basin.

Applications Open for Fisher Innovation Launchpad Sponsored by UW’s IMPACT 307

August 24, 2021 — University of Wyoming students have another opportunity to take their ideas from the dorm room to the boardroom through the Fisher Innovation Launchpad (FIL).

multiple paintings of birds Art of Hybridization Workshop, Art Show Scheduled at UW

August 24, 2021 — A hybridization workshop and art show are scheduled later this week at the University of Wyoming.

UW Students, Employees Also Eligible for Community Vaccination Incentive Program

August 24, 2021 — University of Wyoming students and employees have more opportunities to receive cash and prizes for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

UW Student Wins Tuition, Fees Grand Prize for Reporting Vaccination

August 24, 2021 — An undergraduate student in political science from Virginia will receive up to $4,500 in tuition and fees after winning the first grand prize in a drawing for UW students who’ve reported being vaccinated for COVID-19.

head photo of a woman UW’s Hickman Named 2021 Mary Garland Early Career Fellowship Recipient

August 24, 2021 — Barbara Hickman, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming College of Education, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Mary Garland Early Career Fellowship.

COVID Confirmatory Tests Require Appointments

August 23, 2021 — University of Wyoming employees and students who’ve been notified that they’re part of pools testing positive for COVID-19 must schedule appointments for confirmatory tests.

Required UW Testing Finds 42 COVID Cases; Survey Indicates Strong Majority Vaccinated

August 23, 2021 — A total of 42 University of Wyoming students and employees so far have tested positive for COVID-19 in required testing to start the fall semester, with a test positivity rate of 1.19 percent.

UW Faculty Members Can Be Added to Experts List

August 23, 2021 — 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 23, 2021 — 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.

logo UW Homecoming Parade Applications Available Now

August 23, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 UW Homecoming parade.

photo portrait of a woman UW Lecturer to Use Amazon’s Alexa Flash Briefings to Drive UW Student Success, Engagement

August 23, 2021 — “Alexa, play today’s flash briefing for EDEX 5720.”

UW Libraries’ Complimentary Access to The Washington Post Now Easier Off Campus

August 23, 2021 — University of Wyoming community members now have more options to access a free subscription to The Washington Post.

UW Town-Hall Meeting Tuesday

August 23, 2021 — Members of the University of Wyoming community will hear from President Ed Seidel and Provost and Executive Vice President Kevin Carman as they discuss academic program reorganization and other topics of importance to UW during a virtual town-hall meeting Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

logo UW Nordic Ski Team to Host ‘Trash 2 Treasures’ Fundraiser Aug. 28

August 20, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski team’s annual “Trash 2 Treasures” fundraiser is Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Summit View Parking Lot east of War Memorial Stadium.

three people standing in front of an older brick building Three UW Faculty Members Research Wyoming History in Developmental Disability Care

August 19, 2021 — Three University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences faculty members were awarded funding through the Equality State Research Network to develop a partnership with the Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC) in Lander.

Federal Grant to Assist Wyoming Entrepreneurs With Research and Development

August 18, 2021 — The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, based at the University of Wyoming, has received a $125,000 grant to provide specialized training, mentoring and technical assistance for research and development-focused small businesses.

Mandatory Testing Begins at UW, Continues Through Sunday

August 18, 2021 — More than 2,500 University of Wyoming employees and students submitted saliva samples for required COVID-19 testing today (Wednesday), with at least four more days of testing planned for those who schedule online.

UW Town-Hall Meeting Aug. 24

August 18, 2021 — Members of the University of Wyoming community will hear from President Ed Seidel and Provost and Executive Vice President Kevin Carman as they discuss academic program reorganization and other topics of importance to UW during a virtual town-hall meeting Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at UW This Week

August 17, 2021 — University of Wyoming students and employees will have opportunities to receive COVID-19 vaccines on campus starting Wednesday, Aug. 18.

woman standing outside UW Haub School Undergraduate Is Lead Author of New Study Characterizing Ecological Role of American Badgers

August 17, 2021 — A recent graduate of the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources is the lead author of a new study that explores the ecological role of American badgers.

Application Period Open for Fifth Annual Sheridan Start-Up Challenge

August 16, 2021 — Kickoff for the 2021 Sheridan Start-Up Challenge begins today (Monday) with the opening of the application period.

Applications Now Accepted for 2021-22 UW Academic Writing Fellows Program

August 16, 2021 — Members of the University of Wyoming community who seek to increase their scholarly writing productivity in a community-based environment can apply now to the UW Academic Writing Fellows program (UWAWF).

Household Item Giveaway for UW International Students Aug. 21

August 16, 2021 — The annual household item giveaway for international students attending the University of Wyoming is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 21, in the parking and circle drive area south of the Cheney International Center.

Masks Required Where Distancing Not Possible Indoors on UW Campus

August 16, 2021 — With some exceptions, masks are required inside most University of Wyoming buildings where 6-foot social distancing isn’t possible through at least Sept. 20, under a policy that takes effect today (Monday).

billboard with family on one side and words on the other side UW Extension Campaign Seeks to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

August 16, 2021 — An effort by University of Wyoming Extension and Wyoming 2-1-1 to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in Wyoming is appealing to the state’s individualism -- but also its reputation for neighbors looking out for neighbors.

UW Psychology Center Has New Name, Offers More Services

August 16, 2021 — The Psychology Center for Training in Assessment, Treatment and Clinical Research at the University of Wyoming has expanded its services to assist more UW students and community members.

Drawing Aug. 23 for Grand Prize in UW Student Vaccination Reporting Program

August 13, 2021 — One University of Wyoming student who has reported being vaccinated for COVID-19 will win up to $4,500 in tuition and fees for the fall semester in a drawing Monday, Aug. 23.

Required COVID Testing for UW Community Scheduled Aug. 18-22

August 13, 2021 — All University of Wyoming employees and students who will spend any time on campus this fall are required to be tested for COVID-19 in the next week, following action by the UW Board of Trustees.

UW School of Energy Resources Launches New Minor in Energy Resource Management

August 12, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) will offer a new minor in energy resource management (ERM) starting this fall.

UW’s IMPACT 307 to Host New Lunch and Learn Series Webinar Aug. 25

August 12, 2021 — IMPACT 307, a University of Wyoming program, will host “Intellectual Property Considerations for Startups,” a new “Lunch and Learn” series webinar event Wednesday, Aug. 25, from noon-1 p.m.

UW Moves Forward With Fall Semester Plan, Indoor Mask Requirement

August 11, 2021 — The University of Wyoming is proceeding with a traditional fall 2021 semester while taking steps to manage COVID-19 amid an increase in cases locally and nationally.

mule deer in field near road UW Researchers Lead Study of Chronic Wasting Disease in Mule Deer

August 11, 2021 — Diseases affect survival and reproduction in wildlife, but documenting the influence of diseases on evolution in wild populations is challenging. A group of University of Wyoming researchers presents evidence that chronic wasting disease is driving evolution in mule deer.

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

August 11, 2021 — A sophomore nursing major from Colorado Springs, Colo., will get a close-up look at the pregame festivities of a University of Wyoming football game after winning the fifth in a series of weekly drawings for UW students who’ve reported being vaccinated for COVID-19.

someone's hand by a fish fossil in rock UW’s Vietti Leads Student Expedition into Four Kemmerer Fossil Fish Quarries

August 11, 2021 — Laura Vietti recently took some of her students on a trip back in time to Wyoming’s Green River Formation, where Eocene-era fish once swam; bats and birds flew; and giant mammals and crocodiles roamed.

logo UW Alumni Association Accepts Information Items for Homecoming Schedule

August 9, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is gathering information for the 2021 Homecoming schedule.

UW Employee of the Quarter Reception Wednesday

August 9, 2021 — A reception to honor the two 2021 University of Wyoming Staff Employee of the Quarter recipients is at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

UW Libraries Names Alternative Textbook Grant Recipients

August 9, 2021 — University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alternative textbook grants to two faculty members to implement open educational resources (OER) in their classes this fall.

man in the woods with fawn UW’s Monteith Honored by Pope & Young Club for Wildlife Research

August 9, 2021 — Kevin Monteith, an associate professor and Wyoming Excellence Chair in the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, recently received the Pope & Young Club’s Lee Gladfelter Memorial Award.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday Via Teleconference

August 6, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider UW’s COVID-19 plans for the fall semester and state funding requests for the next fiscal year during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Aug. 11.

UW Campus Commuter Bus Route Temporarily Suspended

August 6, 2021 — Beginning Monday, Aug. 9, University of Wyoming Transportation Services will temporarily suspend the Campus Commuter bus route due to staffing shortages. Service on the Campus Commuter will resume later this fall.

person suspended on lines going down into cave UW Researcher Collects Sediment from Natural Trap Cave to Study Past Climate Conditions

August 6, 2021 — Much like an ancient bighorn sheep or a woolly mammoth from the Pleistocene era, Ioana Stefanescu stood at the edge of the Natural Trap Cave -- an 85-foot-deep cavern in northern Wyoming that contains a graveyard of mammal fossils dating from 12,000 to 23,000 years ago.

UW Social Media Coordinator Wins Drawing for Reporting COVID Vaccination

August 6, 2021 — Hannah Ellis, social media coordinator in UW Institutional Marketing, is the latest winner of a University of Wyoming employee prize drawing for reporting being vaccinated for COVID-19.

UW’s Big Event Laramie Community Service Program Oct. 9

August 6, 2021 — A year after being canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, the University of Wyoming’s eighth annual The Big Event returns to the Laramie community Saturday, Oct. 9.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Aug. 20

August 5, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie. The regular meeting will be offered in person and also by Zoom.

UW President Highlights Research, Innovation Efforts Before Senate Committee

August 5, 2021 — Members of a U.S. Senate committee heard about the University of Wyoming’s efforts to drive energy innovation and economic development from UW President Ed Seidel during a hearing today (Thursday) in Washington, D.C.

head photo of a man UW Professor’s Research on Ethical Electronic Monitoring of Employees Receives National Award

August 5, 2021 — A University of Wyoming faculty member and four colleagues’ research that examines the effect of electronically monitoring employees was selected as the top paper for practical impact by the Organizational Behavior (OB) Division of the Academy of Management.

UW Seeks Input, Forms Committees to Advise on Academic Restructuring, Other Changes

August 5, 2021 — The University of Wyoming is moving forward with the process to gather input on proposed reconfigurations and reductions of academic programs that are part of a plan outlined to the UW Board of Trustees last month.

UW President to Testify Before US Senate Committee Thursday

August 4, 2021 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Thursday, Aug. 5, in the nation’s capital.

man standing in front of a research vehicle UW School of Energy Resources Student Conducts Fieldwork in Mobile Air Quality Lab

August 4, 2021 — Isaac Boettcher, an Idaho Falls, Idaho, senior in the School of Energy Resources (SER), recently conducted fieldwork to survey methane emissions as part of an internship with the Center for Air Quality (CAQ) at the University of Wyoming.

UW Students from Lander, Gillette Win Cash, Parking Pass for Reporting COVID Vaccination

August 4, 2021 — A senior history major from Lander is the fourth winner of a $300 prize in a weekly drawing for UW students who have reported being vaccinated for COVID-19.

Nominations Open for Wyoming Business Hall of Fame

August 3, 2021 — Nominations for the 2021 class of the Wyoming Business Hall of Fame are now being accepted. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, Sept. 1.

UW’s EORI Publishes StoryMap Illustrating ‘Wyoming is CCUS Ready!’

August 3, 2021 — The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) at the University of Wyoming has published a “Wyoming is CCUS Ready!” StoryMap that highlights the state’s leadership in carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in order to meet midcentury net-negative carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions goals.

man sitting on top of rocks with a whiteboard Lava Lamp Tectonics: UW Professor Suggests Giant Blobs of Subducted Sediment Float Up Through Deep Earth

August 2, 2021 — A University of Wyoming professor has used computer modeling to propose that sand and mud subducted off the coast of California around 75 million years ago returned to the Earth’s crust by rising up through the mantle as enormous diapirs, like blobs in a lava lamp.

man in legal robes US Supreme Court Justice to Visit UW College of Law Sept. 16

August 2, 2021 — United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch will visit the University of Wyoming College of Law and campus with a free public talk at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16.

Maxine Chisholm Megan Degenfelder Myron Gnall Anne Mason Jennifer Nevins Jørgen Waaler Tiffany Young UW Alumni Association to Present Seven Alumni Awards to Graduates

August 2, 2021 — Seven University of Wyoming graduates will be honored with UW Alumni Association (UWAA) awards Friday, Sept. 17.

Ed Seidel, Bryan Berryhill and Jamie Reed McElhaney ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Aug. 16 in Lusk

August 2, 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. 16, in Lusk.

Ed Seidel, Joe Jensen and Jim Neiman ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Aug. 17 in Crook County

August 2, 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. 17, in Crook County.

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