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May 2022 Releases


man talking with two people Kobulnicky Receives UW Foundation Stewardship Award

May 31, 2022 — University of Wyoming Department of Physics and Astronomy Professor Chip Kobulnicky has received the UW Foundation Stewardship Award.

head photo of a woman UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic Announces Interim Executive Director

May 31, 2022 — Kimberly Gustafson has been named the interim executive director of the University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic (LRCC).

Titus Brown, Dugan Irby and Rod Jost UW Summer Concert Series Returns With First Performance June 1

May 31, 2022 — A Sheridan County band opens the free public Summer Concert Series Wednesday, June 1, at the University of Wyoming.

UW’s American Heritage Center Announces Wyoming History Day Winners

May 31, 2022 — Over 100 students from across Wyoming participated in the in-person return of Wyoming History Day, which took place April 25 at the University of Wyoming.

man sitting at table in lab UW Postdoctoral Research Fellow Explores Water Content in Deep Earth Volcanic Magma

May 26, 2022 — Magmatic volatile contents, such as water, are abundant in volcanic arc melts and influence magma evolution, dynamics of volcanic eruptions and the formation of ore deposits.

Sweetwater County Innovation Launchpad logo Sweetwater County Innovation Launchpad Extends Deadline to June 3

May 25, 2022 — Due to entrepreneurial interest in southwestern Wyoming, IMPACT Sweetwater is extending the Sweetwater County Innovation Launchpad (SCIL) deadline to Friday, June 3.

climber on mountain during solar eclipse UW Planetarium’s Tuesday Programs Temporarily Moving to Saturdays

May 25, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium normally hosts its educational programming Tuesday nights. However, those programs are temporarily moving to Saturday evening’s lineup for June, and possibly for the summer.

group of people posing for the photo UW Wool Judging Team Finishes 2021-22 Season Strong

May 24, 2022 — The University of Wyoming wool judging team wrapped up a successful 2021-22 season with a fourth-place finish at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo wool judging competition.

head photo of a man Justin Piccorelli Receives UW’s Hollon Family Off-Campus Teaching Award

May 23, 2022 — Justin Piccorelli’s teaching philosophy emphasizes equity, community and discussion, all of which are complicated by having some of his University of Wyoming students in an actual classroom and others spread out across the state.

man standing in front of bookshelves Orrin Koenig Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

May 23, 2022 — Orrin Koenig, a senior library assistant, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming Libraries Outstanding Staff Award for his contributions in 2021.

UW Announces Memorial Day Closures

May 23, 2022 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

photo of a man UW School of Energy Resources Student Presents at Air Sensors International Conference

May 23, 2022 — Austin Moon, a University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) student, presented a paper co-written with Robert Field, UW atmospheric science associate research professor, at the recent Air Sensors International Conference (ASIC) in Pasadena, Calif.

Manufacturing Works Approved for $3.5M in Federal Funding

May 20, 2022 — A Wyoming program that helps manufacturers achieve success has been approved for five more years of federal funding.

book cover with photo of thistle on it Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, UW Extension Release New Thistle Field Guide

May 20, 2022 — The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) at the University of Wyoming has released a new field guide on Wyoming thistles, designed to assist those who work or recreate outdoors in identifying native and nonnative thistles.

man in excavation pit Research Confirms Eastern Wyoming Paleoindian Site as Americas’ Oldest Mine

May 19, 2022 — Archaeological excavations led by Wyoming’s state archaeologist and involving University of Wyoming researchers have confirmed that an ancient mine in eastern Wyoming was used by humans to produce red ocher starting nearly 13,000 years ago.

UWPD to Begin Bicycle Roundup Sunday

May 19, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) will conduct its annual bicycle roundup on campus starting Sunday, May 22.

head photo of a woman UW’s IMPACT 307 to Host ‘Lunch and Learn’ Series Webinar May 25

May 19, 2022 — IMPACT 307, a University of Wyoming program, will host “Data Room Best Practices,” a new “Lunch and Learn” series webinar, Wednesday, May 25, from noon-1 p.m.

two women standing together Salas, Salazar Earn Top UW College of Law Scholarships

May 18, 2022 — Jessie Salas and Cristina Salazar are the recipients of Brimmer Scholars awards -- the University of Wyoming College of Law’s most prestigious scholarship -- for the 2022-23 academic year.

Wyoming Public Radio at UW Wins Three Regional Murrow Awards

May 18, 2022 — Wyoming Public Radio (WPR), based at the University of Wyoming, has won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the categories of hard news, excellence in sound and news documentary.

woman and two girls Awards Add Up at 2022 UW-Led Mathcounts Competition

May 17, 2022 — Ashley Olson, of Carey Junior High School in Cheyenne, took home first-place individual honors at the Wyoming State Mathcounts competition hosted by the University of Wyoming.

logo UW, CWC Collaborate to Offer Entrepreneur Essentials Course

May 17, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s College of Business and Wyoming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (WyCEI), in collaboration with Central Wyoming College (CWC), will offer the Entrepreneur Essentials (e2) course starting June 17.

head photo of a man Stephen Boss Named Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarian at UW

May 16, 2022 — Stephen Boss, an associate librarian at University of Wyoming Libraries, is the recipient of UW’s 2022 Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award.

UW Faculty Members Win First Presidential Scholarly Achievement Awards

May 16, 2022 — Fourteen high-achieving University of Wyoming faculty members have been selected as recipients of the inaugural Presidential Scholarly Achievement Awards.

raft in river UW Wins $20M Grant to Study Climate-Driven Changes to State’s Water Supply

May 16, 2022 — A five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of Wyoming will allow researchers to work with Wyoming’s communities to deal with expected significant and lasting changes in water availability.

UWYO Roundup Announces Summer Hours

May 16, 2022 — Summer hours begin today (Monday) for UWYO Roundup, the University of Wyoming’s transit system.

head photo of a man UW’s Jianting Zhu Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

May 16, 2022 — University of Wyoming students in Jianting “Julian” Zhu’s “Fluid Dynamics” class -- considered one of the toughest for engineering majors -- once gave him an unsolicited standing ovation on the last day of class. One student who flunked that same course still gave Zhu a high teaching evaluation rating, saying he was embarrassed because Zhu was an effective teacher, and his failure was all his own.

head photo of a woman UW’s Marci Smith Receives Honor for Excellence in Teaching

May 16, 2022 — An enthusiastic and engaging educator, who cares about her students and their success, both in and out of the classroom, is a recipient of a top teaching award at the University of Wyoming.

head photo of a man Yeung Receives UW’s Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

May 16, 2022 — A longtime University of Wyoming faculty member who has helped thousands of students navigate the difficult introductory calculus course has been honored for his excellent work with students.

A Message from the President: We Welcome Diversity

May 15, 2022 — On Saturday, the university celebrated spring 2022 commencement with a series of events that showcased the best of what makes us special: our students, our staff, our faculty and our ability to openly embrace and debate complex issues.

head photo of a man Rural Health Expert Named Dean of UW College of Health Sciences

May 13, 2022 — An epidemiologist and professor whose career has focused on community and rural health issues has been named the dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences.

logo UW Establishes Ripple Blockchain Collaboratory to Support Education and Research

May 13, 2022 — A gift from Ripple, a leading provider of enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions, will establish a Ripple Blockchain Collaboratory at the University of Wyoming, which will foster innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and cybersecurity to help transform the finance and technology industries.

woman working outdoors UW Graduate Student Serves Overseas Communities Without Leaving US

May 13, 2022 — Emily Donaldson, a University of Wyoming master’s degree student, participated in the first-ever Peace Corps Virtual Service Pilot (VSP) program that connects volunteers with communities abroad.

stonefly caught in ice UW Leads Research That Finds Western Glacier Stoneflies in New Wyoming Locations

May 13, 2022 — A group of researchers, led by the University of Wyoming, recently discovered the western glacier stonefly -- Wyoming’s only insect protected under the Endangered Species Act -- has a range wider than previously known.

two people standing together in a lab UW School of Pharmacy Student Accepted Into Exclusive Biomedical Sciences Summer Program

May 13, 2022 — A University of Wyoming biomedical sciences Ph.D. candidate has been accepted into the Marine Biological Laboratory summer program in neuroscience, excellence and success (SPINES), located in Woods Hole, Mass.

head photo of a man UW Taps North Dakota State Dean to Lead College of Business

May 13, 2022 — Scott Beaulier, an economist who has led North Dakota State University’s College of Business since 2016, has been appointed as dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Business.

man standing outside UW’s Director of Debate Receives National Service Award

May 13, 2022 — Matt Liu, director of debate at the University of Wyoming, received the National Service Award from the National Debate Coaches Association at its recent meeting.

First-Generation College Students Initiated in New National Honor Society at UW

May 12, 2022 — A total of 41 University of Wyoming undergraduate and 31 graduate students were recently inducted as UW’s founding members of a national honor society for high-achieving, first-generation college students.

man posing outdoors UW Researchers Receive Advanced Photon Source Use Award From Argonne National Laboratory

May 12, 2022 — University of Wyoming researchers recently won an award to use the Advanced Photon Source (APS) -- a high-energy X-ray light source facility -- at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill.

UW Trustees Add One-Time Payment for Some Employees to Pay Raise Plan

May 12, 2022 — University of Wyoming employees making less than $150,000 annually will receive base pay raises of $1,400 or $1,900, along with additional increases based upon merit, market and compression issues, in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

man at a computer UW’s Maohong Fan Awarded Carell Family Energy and Petroleum Professorship

May 12, 2022 — The University of Wyoming has awarded the Carrell Family Energy and Petroleum Professorship in the College of Engineering and Applied Science to Maohong Fan, whose research has helped chemical, environmental and energy companies overcome technical challenges.

Wild and Working Lands Film Festival Winners Announced at UW

May 12, 2022 — Winners of the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources inaugural Wild and Working Lands Film Festival recently were awarded.

woman with headphones on writing in front of a small speaker UW Develops Alexa Skill to Improve Wyoming Educators’ Dyslexia Knowledge in a Portable Fashion

May 11, 2022 — A University of Wyoming lecturer and a graduate student recently published a new Amazon Alexa skill designed specifically to support the professional development of educators to better understand dyslexia.

group of people holding up an oversized check UW Engineering Student Winners Selected in 9H Foundation Senior Design Challenge

May 11, 2022 — Two teams of University of Wyoming students received awards recently through the 9H Research Foundation’s $5k Senior Design Challenge in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

two people working with plants in a field Watt Foundation Gift to UW Supports Healthy Wyoming Landscapes

May 11, 2022 — A $500,000 gift from the Joe and Arlene Watt Foundation will support a University of Wyoming program that provides collaborative applied and fundamental research, along with hands-on educational opportunities, to combat invasive grass species and restore healthy Wyoming landscapes.

astro camp logo Windy Ridge Foundation Astro Camp Scheduled July 17-23 at UW

May 11, 2022 — A few select middle school students from four states will have an opportunity this summer to explore traveling to and colonizing planets during the Windy Ridge Foundation Astro Camp July 17-23 on the University of Wyoming campus.

three people holding an oversized check and a certificate 9H Research Foundation Energy Competition Winners Announced at UW

May 10, 2022 — Rami Alloush, of Damanhour, Egypt, took top honors in the recent $4,000 9H Research Foundation energy competition at the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources.

people outside on a rainy day listening to someone UW Extension Offers Grape Growing Symposium in Lander May 21

May 10, 2022 — University of Wyoming Extension will offer a one-day educational program on growing grapes in the state Saturday, May 21, at Central Wyoming College’s (CWC) Lander campus.

woman displaying mounted plant specimen UW’s Rocky Mountain Herbarium Launches K-12 Education Initiative

May 10, 2022 — The Rocky Mountain Herbarium at the University of Wyoming has long welcomed students of all ages into its hallowed halls. Now, the herbarium’s leaders are working to make it accessible to teachers and students in classrooms across the state who cannot travel to UW’s main campus.

man standing at a whiteboard Eric Moorhouse Receives UW’s Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

May 9, 2022 — Whether he is peppering high school students with questions during the Wyoming State Science Fair or designing and delivering mathematics courses for in-service mathematics teachers around the state, Eric Moorhouse’s commitment to and love of mathematics show.

head photo of a man Gerow Receives UW’s Top Faculty Award

May 9, 2022 — For nearly 30 years, Ken Gerow has been an anchor for the University of Wyoming, demonstrating a deep commitment to the institution while excelling as a scholar, teacher and researcher.

head photo of a man Matt Hatton Named UW Employee of First Quarter

May 9, 2022 — In describing Matt Hatton’s role as a University of Wyoming executive information specialist, a colleague says Hatton has the most selfless vision for the future of the team’s organization and comes to work with a clear mission to better everyone around him.

photo portrait of a woman UW Professor Publishes Article on New Method for Fraction Competence in Fifth Graders

May 9, 2022 — A University of Wyoming faculty member served as co-author and researcher for a recently published article that examines the effort of a Tier 2 intervention to help fifth graders with fractions.

UW Summer Hours Begin May 16

May 9, 2022 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will observe summer hours (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) beginning Monday, May 16, through Friday, Aug. 19. Fall semester classes will begin Monday, Aug. 22.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet May 11-13

May 6, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a proposed plan for UW employee pay raises and receive updates on other issues during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, May 11-13.

UW College of Business Hands Out Annual Awards

May 6, 2022 — Faculty, staff and students in the University of Wyoming’s College of Business received a number of awards during the college’s recent recognition dinner.

group of people posing for picture UW Student Winners Selected in ‘Decarbonization Prize’ Contest

May 6, 2022 — Winners of the Decarbonization Prize contest were selected from among diverse proposals submitted by University of Wyoming students.

UW Trustees Budget Committee Hearings Monday, Tuesday

May 6, 2022 — Units of the University of Wyoming will present their proposed 2022-23 budgets to the Budget Committee of the UW Board of Trustees Monday and Tuesday, May 9-10.

head photo of a man UW’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute Names New Director

May 6, 2022 — A 10-year employee of the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has been appointed as director of the institute, effective May 1.

UW’s Ethics Club Invests in Local Nonprofits Through SparkTank Initiative

May 6, 2022 — A University of Wyoming student group recently awarded $115,000 to four Laramie community nonprofit organizations.

UW Proposes Plan for Employee Pay Raises

May 5, 2022 — University of Wyoming employees making less than $150,000 annually would receive base pay raises of $1,400 or $1,900, along with additional increases based upon merit, market and compression issues, under a plan to be presented to UW’s Board of Trustees next week.

logo UW Students Participate in Wyoming Pi Days to Solve Difficult Math Problems

May 5, 2022 — Some University of Wyoming students gave new meaning to a pizza pi.

two young women using a microscope UW Hosts Women in STEM Conference May 17

May 4, 2022 — Nearly 600 junior and senior high school female students from across the state have already signed up to learn more about science and its various disciplines on the University of Wyoming campus.

WPM Podcast Explores Changes in Ranching Lifestyle

May 3, 2022 — A Stetson hat, cowboy boots, cattle driving, sprawling acres of land -- these are a few items and concepts that come to mind when most people envision the American West. While these Western images and motifs are widely held, the lore of the cowboy -- and its roots in the Mexican vaquero -- are surprisingly misunderstood.

head photo of a man Chamberlin Appointed as UW Faculty Athletics Representative

May 2, 2022 — Scott Chamberlin, a professor in the University of Wyoming’s College of Education, will serve as UW’s next NCAA faculty athletics representative (FAR).

woman posing outdoors Dabrowski Wins UW’s 2022 Stewart Family Serviceship Award

May 2, 2022 — Basia Dabrowski, a first-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program in the College of Arts and Sciences, is the 2022 recipient of the University of Wyoming’s Stewart Family Serviceship Award.

man standing in front of mountains Mountaineer, Author to Receive UW Honorary Degree

May 2, 2022 — The University of Wyoming will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon famed mountaineer Joe Kelsey during UW commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 14.

Seidel Launches UW Presidential Fellows Program

May 2, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of the President is seeking applicants from among UW’s faculty for a new Presidential Fellows Program.

two men posing together and shaking hands UW, Tribes Commit to Further Collaborations

May 2, 2022 — Revised memoranda of understanding (MOU) between the University of Wyoming and the tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation have set the stage for new levels of collaboration for the benefit of Native students and communities and the state’s university.

UW Choirs to Present Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’ May 7

May 2, 2022 — The University of Wyoming choirs will present Johannes Brahms’ “A German Requiem” Saturday, May 7.

UW IMPACT 307 Incubator Business Acquired by Markforged

May 2, 2022 — Teton Simulation Software, an incubator business in IMPACT 307, a University of Wyoming program, was acquired by Markforged last month.

UW Transportation Services Announces New Parking Plan Effective This Fall

May 2, 2022 — University of Wyoming Transportation Services will implement significant changes to campus parking starting this fall.

UW’s CSIC Makerspace to Offer Several Summer Camps

May 2, 2022 — Young people across Wyoming will receive the opportunity to construct their own creations in the Coe Student Innovation Center (CSIC) makerspace during seven separate camps being offered this summer in the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library.

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