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2021 Releases

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President’s Honor Roll: Nonresident

January 22, 2021 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2020 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President’s Honor Roll: Resident

January 22, 2021 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2020 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

UW College of Business Seeks Distinguished Alumni Nominations

January 22, 2021 — The University of Wyoming College of Business is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Alumni award. Nominations are due Feb. 15.

UW Researcher Finds Abusive Bosses ‘Fake Nice’ Instead of ‘Make Nice’

January 22, 2021 — Abusive bosses may retain their positions by taking superficial steps to repair their social images following outbursts, without acting meaningfully to change their behaviors, according to research led by a University of Wyoming business management expert.

UW Faculty Members Can Be Added to Experts List

January 21, 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

January 21, 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.

group of young people UW Civics Education Fund Surpasses $1.5 Million

January 20, 2021 — The John P. Ellbogen Foundation has made an additional gift of $300,000 to support civics education at the University of Wyoming -- enhancing the John P. Ellbogen Civics Education Fund beyond $1.5 million.

bison going up a hill UW Research Explores Funding Mechanism for Large-Landscape Conservation Adjacent to National Parks

January 20, 2021 — Wildlife is a key attraction for visitors to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, but some animals range widely beyond park boundaries and bring management expenses to surrounding areas, according to a new paper from research scientists, including the University of Wyoming.

equipment with mountains in background UW Shell 3D Visualization Center Invites Faculty, Staff to Collaborate

January 20, 2021 — The Shell 3D Visualization Center (Viz Center) in the University of Wyoming’s Energy Innovation Center has launched a new 2.0 format and is actively seeking project development partners -- both existing and new -- to support innovative teaching and research activity.

New Group Study App Available to UW Students Jan. 25

January 19, 2021 — Beginning this spring semester, University of Wyoming students have the opportunity to download a new group study app.

head portrait of a woman UW Associate Professor Earns Two Awards for Co-Edited Book

January 19, 2021 — Ana Houseal, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming School of Teacher Education, has won two awards for her work on the book “America’s Largest Classroom: What We Learn from Our National Parks.”

man standing in front of white board in home with phone camera recording him UW Communications, Marketing Staff Members Honored for Excellence

January 19, 2021 — University of Wyoming Institutional Communications and Marketing specialists, and a UW editor received 17 awards during the Jan. 14-16 Wyoming Press Association (WPA) Associates group annual contest.

photo portrait of a woman UW Professor Named ASTE Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year

January 19, 2021 — The associate dean of undergraduate programs in the University of Wyoming College of Education is the recipient of the Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year Level One Award.

UW Student Employee of the Year Nominations Accepted Now

January 19, 2021 — Nominations are being accepted now for the University of Wyoming’s Student Employee of the Year. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 29.

man sitting on stool beside hole in the ice Hunting, Fishing Topic of UW Biodiversity Institute Webinar Series

January 15, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute plans a series of virtual discussions that focus on the role of science in wildlife management and the importance of hunting and fishing as drivers of conservation in Wyoming.

police officer receiving vaccine More UW Employees Receive COVID-19 Vaccine; Plans Underway for Others

January 15, 2021 — More than 100 University of Wyoming employees have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in recent days, and plans are in the works to make the vaccine available to other members of the UW community.

artwork representing chemistry research UW Researchers Resolve Controversy Over Energy Gap of a Van der Waals Material

January 15, 2021 — Previously controversial values of the energy gap of a van der Waals material -- chromium tribromide -- were reported based on various optical measurements. A University of Wyoming faculty member and his research team used scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy measurements that clearly reveal a much smaller energy gap value and resolved the controversy.

man leaning over table with prints on it William Kentridge’s ‘Universal Archive’ on View at UW Art Museum

January 15, 2021 — The first major exhibition of William Kentridge’s “Universal Archive” series is on view through May 22 at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW Prepares for Spring Semester Start

January 14, 2021 — With the Jan. 21 start of the spring semester just one week away, University of Wyoming students returning to campus are reminded that a limited contact period begins today (Thursday) and extends through Jan. 31.

people setting up a large piece of equipment UW Professor Leads Study That Finds Physical Weathering of Rock Breakdown More Important Than Previously Recognized

January 13, 2021 — Research led by the University of Wyoming shows that physical weathering is far more important than previously recognized in the breakdown of rock in mountain landscapes. Because it is difficult to measure, physical weathering has commonly been assumed to be negligible in previous studies.

lichen UW’s WYNDD Adds Lichens to Online List of Wyoming Flora, Fauna

January 13, 2021 — A “census” of Wyoming’s lichens is now online and accessible through the species list tool of the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) at the University of Wyoming.

night sky UW Planetarium Offers February Public Shows

January 12, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will offer eight public shows during February, which include “Wyoming Skies” every Tuesday evening and family matinee full-dome films that will screen every Saturday afternoon.

large van with smoke-filled sky behind it UW Researchers Find Wildfire Smoke is More Cooling on Climate Than Computer Models Assume

January 12, 2021 — A study of biomass burning aerosols led by University of Wyoming researchers revealed that smoke from wildfires has more of a cooling effect on the atmosphere than computer models assume.

UW Announces MLK/Equality Day Closures

January 11, 2021 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Wyoming Equality Day.

UW Honorary Degree Nomination Deadline March 1

January 11, 2021 — Nominations for 2021 University of Wyoming honorary degrees are due to the Office of the President by March 1.

two people setting up equipment in tropical forest UW Researchers Find Nonnative Species in Oahu Play Greater Role in Seed Dispersal Networks

January 11, 2021 — University of Wyoming researchers headed a study that shows nonnative birds in Oahu, Hawaii, have taken over the role of seed dispersal networks on the island, with most of the seeds coming from nonnative plants.

UW’s Office of Sponsored Programs Revamps Website

January 11, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Sponsored Programs has redesigned its website to better serve UW’s research community.

head photo of a man UW Graduate Returns as Rochelle Chair in Animal Science

January 8, 2021 — A Washington State University (WSU) professor who received his Ph.D. at the University of Wyoming has returned as the Rochelle Endowed Chair in the Department of Animal Science.

person with plastic bags filled with baking mix UW Nutrition Program Helps People Eat Healthier, Spend Less

January 8, 2021 — Serving families with limited resources, University of Wyoming Extension’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) helps Wyomingites stretch precious dollars to obtain more nutritious food.

two men in a lab Company Founded by UW Graduate Named 2020 Innovative Startup by PM360

January 7, 2021 — A company founded by a University of Wyoming graduate was named a “2020 Innovative Startup” by PM360, an online pharma marketing magazine.

Registration Underway for Casper Start-Up Challenge

January 7, 2021 — IMPACT Casper, a business development program of the University of Wyoming’s Business Resource Network, is moving forward with a fifth year of the Casper Start-Up Challenge and another $50,000 seed fund.

two men with a computer UW’s Caleb Hill Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Chemistry at the Single-Entity Level

January 7, 2021 — A University of Wyoming faculty member is developing analytical methods that will allow scientists to characterize the chemical behavior of individual reactive entities, such as nanoparticles. He and his team will then apply these methods as tools for discovery of new, cost-effective catalyst materials for water splitting, carbon dioxide conversion or fuel cells.

Restricted Access for UW Campus Buildings Through Jan. 18

January 6, 2021 — University of Wyoming employees will need to use their access cards or keys to enter most campus buildings until the week of Jan. 18.

logo UW, CWC Collaborate to Offer Entrepreneur Essentials Course

January 6, 2021 — A six-week program offered by Central Wyoming College (CWC) and the University of Wyoming beginning Jan. 29 will provide Wyoming residents with knowledge and tools to be successful entrepreneurs.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Jan. 13-15 Via Teleconference

January 6, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on a range of topics during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 13-15.

Kali McCrackin Goodenough, Kelly Pingree and Billie Spoonhunter UW Extension Recognizes Culturally Appropriate Efforts on Wind River Indian Reservation

January 6, 2021 — Creating culturally appropriate messages for the Wind River Indian Reservation has helped boost better nutrition and healthier lifestyles, earning diversity honors from University of Wyoming Extension.

object sparking behind glass door UW Researchers Turn Coal Powder into Graphite in Microwave Oven

January 6, 2021 — Using copper foil, glass containers and a conventional household microwave oven, University of Wyoming researchers have demonstrated that pulverized coal powder can be converted into higher-value nano-graphite.

man UW’s Borowczak to Present in Cybersecurity Seminar Thursday

January 6, 2021 — The founding director of the University of Wyoming’s Cybersecurity Education and Research Center is the presenter during a virtual “Codebreaker” seminar at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7.

head photo of a man Peers Honor UW Extension Educator in Albany County

January 4, 2021 — Strong leadership, programming, work ethic and commitment to clients have earned a University of Wyoming Extension educator in agriculture and horticulture the Wyoming Association of County Agriculture Agents’ Outstanding Educator Award.

UW Fleet Maintenance Services Moves

January 4, 2021 — University of Wyoming Fleet Maintenance Services, formerly known as the UW Auto Shop, has moved.

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