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two rows of people posing for the camera Semifinalists Chosen for Sweetwater County Innovation Launchpad

July 1, 2022 — Nine semifinalist companies have been selected to move on to the next stage of the inaugural Sweetwater County Innovation Launchpad, a startup competition. The contest is administered by IMPACT Sweetwater, a partnership between the University of Wyoming’s IMPACT 307 and Western Wyoming Community College.

Site-Specific Audiovisual Exhibition to Open July 2 at UW Art Museum

June 30, 2022 — An audiovisual exhibition designed by a collective of artists and technologists will open Saturday, July 2, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW, Other Partners Launch Community Navigator Program

June 30, 2022 — The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, based at the University of Wyoming, is providing business resources to traditionally underserved trailblazing small businesses in Wyoming through the Community Navigator Program (CNP).

UW Announces Independence Day Closures

June 30, 2022 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

head photo of a woman Why Wyoming Is Considered One of the Best States for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

June 30, 2022 — Do you have an idea for a product or service, but do not know how to kick-start your business or find the necessary resources needed to grow your idea? This is a major problem that many entrepreneurs face.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Nonresident

June 29, 2022 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following nonresident students at the completion of the 2022 spring semester.

photo of a supernova UW Planetarium to Explore Movie ‘Twister’ During July

June 29, 2022 — A new program at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during July will separate the science from the science fiction in the 1996 movie “Twister.”

people with fake mustaches sitting around a table Wyoming K-12 Teachers Participate in Middle-Level Science Summer Classes at UW

June 29, 2022 — From examining the constellations in the night sky to participating in a fossil dig in Kemmerer, six K-12 Wyoming middle and high school teachers have added to their science knowledge base courtesy of the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Student Takes Third at National History Day Contest

June 29, 2022 — Lachlan Gebhart, of Lander Middle School, won third place in the Junior Individual Documentary division at the virtual 2022 National History Day Contest with his project, “Wolves: Bloodthirsty Menaces or Stewards of the Land?”

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Resident

June 28, 2022 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2022 spring semester.

two people holding a display made of empty vaccine vials UW College of Health Sciences Students, Volunteers Commemorate Campus Vaccination Effort

June 28, 2022 — Toward the close of the University of Wyoming’s COVID vaccination effort in spring 2021, students from the schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, along with college faculty members and health care workers from throughout Laramie, decided to create a display to commemorate UW’s vaccination effort.

people walking together UW Officials Honored at Eastern Shoshone Powwow

June 28, 2022 — University of Wyoming leaders were honored along with recent high school and college graduates at the 62nd annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow in Fort Washakie last week.

map of Wyoming with places marked and connected UW’s Teacher-Mentor Corps Cohort to Improve Teacher Support, Retention

June 28, 2022 — The University of Wyoming has welcomed the inaugural cohort of the Wyoming Teacher-Mentor Corps (WTMC), an initiative led by the UW College of Education.

UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Honors Outstanding Staff, Educators

June 27, 2022 — This spring, the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources celebrated faculty and staff members for their outstanding contributions to the university community.

World Language and Culture Intensive Summer Camp July 18-30 at UW

June 27, 2022 — Seven different language courses will be offered during a summer camp July 18-30 at the University of Wyoming.

older woman in cowboy hat and heavy jewelry holding a coiled lasso New Photography Exhibition on Display at UW Art Museum

June 24, 2022 — A new exhibition at the University of Wyoming Art Museum offers an intimate glimpse into the community of the queer rodeo circuit.

band playing UW Summer Concert Series Resumes With Stay Awhile June 29

June 24, 2022 — Laramie-based Stay Awhile will bring its high-intensity sound to the University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, on Simpson Plaza.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Nonresident

June 23, 2022 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2022 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

UW’s Center on Aging Announces Healthier Wyoming Initiative

June 23, 2022 — The Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) at the University of Wyoming has established the Healthier Wyoming initiative, which has a goal to empower all Wyoming residents to take charge of their health through the use of a comprehensive statewide directory of chronic disease prevention and management resources.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Resident

June 22, 2022 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2022 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

UW Vanvig Graduate Fellows Recognized for Excellence in Ag, Applied Economics

June 22, 2022 — Two graduate students in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics received the prestigious Andrew and Connie Vanvig Graduate Fellowship for their outstanding performance in the classroom and the university community.

UW’s EORI Publishes Report on Novel Product for Oil Wells

June 22, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) sponsored an evaluation of a novel product that reportedly could help reduce the detrimental effects of paraffin precipitation and deposition in oil wells.

UW’s IMPACT 307 to Host ‘Lunch and Learn’ Series Webinar July 27

June 22, 2022 — IMPACT 307, a University of Wyoming program, will host “How to Recruit, Hire and Retain for Success,” a new “Lunch and Learn” series webinar, Wednesday, July 27, from noon-1 p.m.

UW Researchers to Receive $800,000 From Department of Energy for Nuclear Environmental Justice Project

June 21, 2022 — A University of Wyoming proposal has been selected to receive an $800,000 research award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP).

Dan Gingiss and Marc Willson UW SBDC Network to Host Post-COVID-19 Economy Competitiveness Virtual Summit Webinar

June 21, 2022 — During COVID-19, shoppers changed how they consume products and services and how they determine which businesses they wish to support. To continue to thrive, small-business owners need to be sure of their next steps and how they fit into the economy of a post-pandemic world.

UW Summer High School Institute Selects Participants

June 21, 2022 — More than 60 rising juniors will have the opportunity to experience college life during the 38th annual Summer High School Institute (HSI) July 10-30 at the University of Wyoming.

people at a table Agencies, Tribes, Landowners, Scholars, Students Come Together for Yellowstone at 150

June 20, 2022 — A symposium co-hosted last month by the University of Wyoming’s College of Law and Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources brought together more than 350 people, virtually and in person, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone, the nation’s first national park.

Two Shows Remain in UW’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre Season

June 20, 2022 — A how-did-they-do-it comedy and a classic tragicomedy round out the University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre season this month and early next.

UW A&S Dean Resigns; Acting Dean Appointed

June 20, 2022 — A longtime University of Wyoming Department of Music faculty member and a current associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences has been appointed as acting dean of the college, effective July 1.

head photo of a woman UW Ph.D. Student Awarded Fellowship to Develop Latino School Leaders

June 20, 2022 — A University of Wyoming Ph.D. student in the curriculum and instruction program’s literacy education concentration recently was selected for a fellowship from the Latino Educator and Administrator Development (LEAD) program.

UW Rodeo Teams Wrap Up Season at CNFR

June 20, 2022 — It was not the ending that the University of Wyoming rodeo teams were looking for at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper last weekend.

UW’s IMPACT 307 to Host ‘START 307’ Webinar June 30

June 20, 2022 — IMPACT 307, a University of Wyoming program, will host “START 307,” an introductory webinar for aspiring, fledgling and established entrepreneurs, Thursday, June 30, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Two UW Cowboys Qualify for CNFR’s Short Go

June 18, 2022 — Even though they did not compete in their respective events during the closing of the College National Finals Rodeo’s third round in Casper Friday, University of Wyoming Cowboy team members Austin Hurlburt and Brice Patterson did enough during the week to qualify for Saturday’s short go.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Nonresident

June 17, 2022 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2022 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

group of people standing outside a small building UW Science Initiative Collaborates With Snowy Range Academy for Field-Based Research

June 17, 2022 — Eight University of Wyoming faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students recently collaborated with 22 Snowy Range Academy fifth grade students on field-based research projects in Curt Gowdy State Park.

construction site UW Students Compete in Solar Decathlon for Next-Generation Clean Energy Buildings

June 17, 2022 — Students from the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science are among 23 finalist teams -- representing 23 collegiate institutions spanning four countries -- in the 2023 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 20th annual Solar Decathlon Build Challenge.

man riding a bucking horse UW’s Hurlburt Jumps to Fourth in CNFR Steer Wrestling; Patterson Eighth in Saddle Broncs

June 17, 2022 — It’s a good thing that Austin Hurlburt took a couple of days off to go back to his home state in Nebraska to not think about his final steer wrestling run at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper.

Two UW Cowgirls Still in CNFR Goat Tying Short Go Contention

June 16, 2022 — Two days before the start of the fall rodeo season, University of Wyoming Cowgirl Kelsey Lensegrav’s goat tying horse developed a serious abscess in its back hoof. The veterinarian had to drill into the hoof to drain the swollen area. The Interior, S.D., graduate student was left without a horse for the remainder of the semester.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Resident

June 15, 2022 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2022 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

UW’s Short Go Contenders Come Up Short at CNFR’s Third Round

June 15, 2022 — Two University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team members were sitting high and in contention for short go bids at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper after two rounds. The third was not kind to the Cowboy pair Tuesday night.

UW Cowboys, Cowgirls Make Move in CNFR Second Round

June 14, 2022 — Three University of Wyoming Cowboys made their move Tuesday morning in a bid to reach the College National Finals Rodeo short go Saturday night. Three UW Cowgirls also remained in contention in goat tying.

photo portrait of a man UW School of Pharmacy Faculty Member Receives Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award

June 14, 2022 — A faculty member with the University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy has received the 2022 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award, presented by the Colorado Pharmacists Society.

Tony Aquila Erwin Gianchandani Gov. Mark Gordon Greg Hill Ed Seidel John Wagner Deborah Wince-Smith Mountain West Innovation Summit at UW Unites National Leaders to Advance U.S. Competitiveness

June 13, 2022 — The University of Wyoming will host distinguished leaders from across American industry, higher education, national laboratories and government to develop concrete policy recommendations aimed at keeping the United States at the forefront of innovation and economic competitiveness.

magazine cover Spring Issue of UWyo Magazine Offers Guide for Incoming Students

June 13, 2022 — The spring issue of UWyo Magazine -- the University of Wyoming’s flagship publication -- provides a guide for new students with advice from experts and Cowboy Coach upperclassmen.

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

June 13, 2022 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2022 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

UW Bronc Riders Record Mixed Bag on Opening Day at CNFR

June 13, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s roughstock riders were a large part of the Cowboys’ team success this year, dominating in the Central Rocky Mountain Region.

group of four people UW-Casper’s Li, Maddox Receive Zimmerman Award

June 13, 2022 — Li Li and Paul Maddox are the first recipients of the Zimmerman Faculty Fellowship that supports the work of junior and midcareer faculty members at the University of Wyoming-Casper.

UW Cowgirl Faith Hoffman Second After First Round of Goat Tying

June 13, 2022 — It was time for one of the University of Wyoming Cowgirl rodeo team members to step up at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) Monday at Casper’s Ford Wyoming Center.

UW Extension Celebrates Outstanding Performance With 2021 Awards

June 13, 2022 — At its annual spring conference in Laramie, University of Wyoming Extension congratulated the following 2021 award recipients for their dedication and service.

man playing drums Andy Wheelock Band to Perform in UW Summer Concert Series June 15

June 10, 2022 — The Andy Wheelock Band will perform in the University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, on Simpson Plaza.

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

June 10, 2022 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2022 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday via Teleconference

June 10, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider UW’s budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, June 15.

map with places marked on it. UW Extension, Partners Launch Summer Internship for Beginning Ranchers, Farmers

June 10, 2022 — University of Wyoming Extension, in partnership with local producers and UW’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has launched an internship program for beginning ranchers and farmers.

UW Students Receive American Heritage Center Undergraduate Research Award

June 10, 2022 — Three University of Wyoming students are the recipients of the UW American Heritage Center (AHC) Undergraduate Research Award.

UW Construction Management Program Graduates First Class

June 9, 2022 — Twenty-seven University of Wyoming students are the first to obtain a Bachelor of Science in construction management through the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science.

UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Graduates First Process Control Minor Class

June 8, 2022 — The first two University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science Department of Chemical Engineering students with minors in process control were part of the university’s spring 2022 graduating class.

UW’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre Announces Schedule Change for ‘Charlie Brown’ Musical

June 8, 2022 — The opening weekend of the University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances and to ensure the best experience for patrons.

Nicole Riner and Brittany Trotter Wyoming Summer Flute Intensive Recital June 9 at UW

June 8, 2022 — Faculty and student teaching assistants in the Wyoming Summer Flute Intensive will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The program is free and open to the public.

man singing into a microphone Kaspen Haley to Perform in UW Summer Concert Series June 8

June 7, 2022 — Casper-based singer-songwriter Kaspen Haley will bring his brand of Americana, blues, rock and country to the University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series Wednesday, June 8.

UW School of Energy Resources, College of Law Launch 3+3 Accelerated Degree Program

June 7, 2022 — The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) has launched an accelerated degree program in collaboration with the College of Law.

UW Teams Prepare for College National Finals Rodeo June 12-18

June 7, 2022 — In 1961, John F. Kennedy’s presidency had just begun; Western classics “Gunsmoke” and “The Guns of Navarone” dominated black and white televisions and movie box offices nationally; and gas was just 31 cents per gallon.

University of Wyoming Press Seeks Book Proposals, Offers Editorial Support

June 6, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Press (UWyoP), a new imprint of the University Press of Colorado consortium, is seeking proposals for book-length scholarly manuscripts from UW scholars.

UW Art Museum Receives Grant to Support ‘New West’ Exhibition

June 6, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum has received a $43,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support an upcoming exhibition.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet June 24

June 6, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Laramie’s Hilton Garden Inn for its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting.

people walking through a park in the evening UW’s Biodiversity Institute to Host Summer Bat Walks Around Wyoming

June 6, 2022 — Some cities and towns in Wyoming will be going a little batty this summer.

zebra finches in a cage New Research Shows Long-Term Personality Traits Influence Problem-Solving in Zebra Finches

June 3, 2022 — Personality is not unique to humans. New research published in the Royal Society Open Science journal demonstrates that zebra finches have personalities, and some traits are consistent over two years of the birds’ lives.

UW Names Finalists for Human Resources AVP

June 3, 2022 — Finalists for the position of associate vice president for human resources at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they’re scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning Tuesday, June 7.

UW Oral History Team to Collect Information From Kemmerer, Diamondville Residents

June 2, 2022 — A University of Wyoming team of students, faculty and professionals will be in Kemmerer and Diamondville June 15-24 for a 10-day field school to collect oral histories and videography to chronicle local residents’ experiences.

logo June Public Events Celebrate Pride Month at UW

June 1, 2022 — Free public events are scheduled each Friday in June to celebrate Pride Month at the University of Wyoming.

Boyi Dai, Ray Fertig, Kam Ng and Pejman Tahmasebi UW Academic Affairs, Graduate Council Select 2022 Graduate Award Recipients

June 1, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate Council have selected the 2022 winners of graduate student and mentor awards for outstanding teaching and research.

UW’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre Opens With ‘Charlie Brown’ Musical

June 1, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre opens its 69th season with “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

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.

group of people posing for photo Teams Win Awards in UW’s John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition

April 29, 2022 — Six finalists will share a total of $63,000 in prize money after being selected as winners of the John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition at the University of Wyoming.

people working at a table UW, Green River Educators Collaborate to Transform Science Instruction

April 29, 2022 — A multiyear collaboration between high school science teachers in Green River and the University of Wyoming’s Science and Math Teaching Center (SMTC) has transformed the educational experience for hundreds of students in that southwest Wyoming community.

photo portrait of a man UW Department of Music to Host Guest Pianist Andrew Staupe May 6

April 29, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music will host guest pianist Andrew Staupe Friday, May 6.

Michael Griffith and Andrew Staupe UW Symphony Orchestra Closes Season With ‘An American in Paris’ May 5

April 29, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) will present its closing concert, “An American in Paris,” Thursday, May 5.

Annual Tau Beta Pi Award Ceremony Recognizes UW Students, Faculty

April 28, 2022 — University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science faculty members and students recently received awards from the Wyoming Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society.

photo portrait of a woman Jenkins Selected as UW’s 2022 Buchanan Lecture Speaker

April 28, 2022 — University of Wyoming Professor Emeritus Jayne Jenkins is the speaker for the 2022 Buchanan Lecture that honors retired UW President Tom Buchanan.

UW One of 73 Institutions of Higher Education Chosen for Second Chance Pell Grant Program

April 28, 2022 — The University of Wyoming is one of 73 institutions of higher education chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative.

people playing musical instruments UW’s Community Band, Symphonic Band to Perform May 2

April 28, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s Community Band and Symphonic Band will present their joint spring concert Monday, May 2.

man with a dog Connor Rindler Receives UW’s Outstanding Undergraduate Award

April 27, 2022 — Before coming to the University of Wyoming to continue his education in nutritional science, Connor Rindler, of Laramie, was a professional chef. Now, as a nontraditional UW student, he has approached his classes in a different way.

head photo of a woman Hannah Rhymes Named Outstanding Graduating Student at UW

April 27, 2022 — During her five years at the University of Wyoming, Hannah Rhymes, from Oklahoma City, Okla., has learned what it truly means to serve others.

photo of bright objects in night sky UW Planetarium to Start Evening Programs One Hour Later Beginning in May

April 27, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will start its evening programming an hour later beginning in May, and three new programs will be part of the month’s lineup.

UW Spring Faculty Meeting Friday

April 27, 2022 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel invites all faculty members to the annual spring faculty meeting Friday, April 29, from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

man conducting wind symphony UW Wind Symphony Presents ‘Postcards’ April 30

April 27, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will present its spring concert, “Postcards,” Saturday, April 30.

photo of a woman Wendy Luna Garcia Selected as Top Graduating UW Student

April 27, 2022 — As a first-generation student, Wendy Luna Garcia, from Wheatland, has made the most of her opportunities at the University of Wyoming.

man and woman UW College of Business Selects Zawacki as 2022 Distinguished Alumnus

April 26, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s College of Business has selected Robert “Bob” Zawacki as its 60th annual Distinguished Alumnus.

UW Students, Faculty Win Western Society of Weed Science Honors

April 26, 2022 — University of Wyoming students won a bevy of research honors during the recent Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS) meeting in Newport Beach, Calif.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Wednesday

April 26, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via teleconference at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27.

event poster UW’s Biodiversity Institute to Host Bee Jubilee May 1

April 26, 2022 — Pollination is responsible for providing about two-thirds of the foods we eat and nearly all of the wildflowers we admire. And bees are the most efficient pollinators.

Mycology Professor From Purdue University to Speak at UW May 12

April 25, 2022 — M. Catherine Aime, a professor of mycology in Purdue University’s Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, will speak at the University of Wyoming as part of the Department of Botany’s Martha Christensen Memorial Lectures.

Joe Kelsey, Tori Kricken, Cynthia Lummis and Ed Seidel UW Announces Spring 2022 Commencement Programs

April 25, 2022 — A member of Wyoming’s congressional delegation, a renowned mountain guide and author, and the University of Wyoming’s president are keynote speakers for UW’s spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 14.

art museum with people and exhibits UW Art Museum to Host Artist Talks at Gallery Walk-Through April 27

April 25, 2022 — A gallery walk-through at the University of Wyoming Art Museum will feature artist talks by students whose works are part of the 47th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition.

head photo of a man UW Professor Publishes Article on Online Higher Education After COVID-19

April 25, 2022 — A University of Wyoming faculty member served as co-author and researcher for a recently published article that discusses the implications of online higher education in the post-COVID-19 era.

UW Sending Full Men’s, Women’s Teams to College National Finals Rodeo in June

April 25, 2022 — The University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team basically won the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) title for the fourth straight year about two months ago. It took the UW Cowgirls a bit longer to match their Cowboy counterparts -- the final weekend of the regular season.

woman and man on a stage with a prop boat and paddle UW Theatre and Dance Closes Season With ‘Be Like Joe’ Musical April 27-30

April 25, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will close the spring season with a fairy-tale rock musical Wednesday-Saturday, April 27-30.

‘PokeBot V4.02’ Technology Event Scheduled in UW Student Innovation Center April 28

April 25, 2022 — A “Pokes doing strange things with technology” event is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the University of Wyoming.

Kelsang “Kaydor” Aukatsang and Tashi Phuntsok Guest Speakers to Discuss Tibet Museum April 26 at UW

April 22, 2022 — Two guest speakers with ties to the Tibet Museum will speak at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, April 26.

UW Debate Program Enters Elite Territory at National Competition

April 22, 2022 — The University of Wyoming debate program was among seven universities nationwide to qualify three teams for the National Debate Tournament earlier this month at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

UW Spring Faculty Meeting April 29

April 22, 2022 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel invites all faculty members to the annual spring faculty meeting Friday, April 29, from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

group of people holding awards UW’s College of Health Sciences Honors Outstanding Faculty and Staff

April 22, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences held its first “hybrid” Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony April 14.

UW’s Year-End Union Fest for Students May 6

April 22, 2022 — Union Fest, a year-end celebration for University of Wyoming students, will return Friday, May 6, with various activities planned throughout the day. Activities are free and open to the public.

man outside in winter clothing Gray Receives UW’s Inaugural Laramigo Award for Community Engagement

April 21, 2022 — It is only fitting that University of Wyoming Department of Psychology Professor Matt Gray receive the Laramigo Award for Community Engagement.

man standing outdoors Pianist Cory Smythe in UW Music Residency April 25-29

April 21, 2022 — Grammy Award-winning pianist Cory Smythe will be in a collaborative piano residency April 25-29 with the University of Wyoming Department of Music.

Alejandro Cremaschi and Jéssica Pacheco-Hjelmstad UW Department of Music to Feature Guest Pianists April 25

April 21, 2022 — Guest pianists Alejandro Cremaschi and Jéssica Pacheco-Hjelmstad will be featured in a University of Wyoming Department of Music recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

man with fishing rod standing by water UW Student Accepted to Prestigious Lit Camp Juried Writer’s Conference

April 21, 2022 — David Riedel, a University of Wyoming fall graduate in English from Bosler, has been accepted to the prestigious Lit Camp Juried Writer’s Conference next month.

Allison Brown and Kathryne Carrier UW Students Elect New President, Senators

April 21, 2022 — University of Wyoming students have elected Allison Brown, an international studies and political science major from Lander, as president of the Associated Students of UW (ASUW).

head photo of a woman UW’s IMPACT 307 to Host ‘Lunch and Learn’ Series Webinar May 18

April 21, 2022 — IMPACT 307, a University of Wyoming program, will host “Building a Wide Moat,” a new “Lunch and Learn” series webinar, Wednesday, May 18, from noon-1 p.m.

Avian Influenza Found in Two Dead Turkey Vultures at UW

April 20, 2022 — In the past few days, two turkey vultures found dead on the University of Wyoming main campus have been determined to be the latest Wyoming victims of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

dancers performing on a stage Famed Koresh Dance Company Performance April 23 at UW

April 20, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Philadelphia-based Koresh Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts main stage.

Seidel Launches UW Presidential Scholarly Achievement Awards for Faculty

April 20, 2022 — A new program established by University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel will provide annual awards recognizing scholarly achievement by UW faculty members.

overhead view of archaeological site UW-Led Study Challenges Theories of Earlier Human Arrival in Americas

April 20, 2022 — A new analysis of archaeological sites in the Americas challenges relatively new theories that the earliest human inhabitants of North America arrived before the migration of people from Asia across the Bering Strait.

UW to Co-Host First-of-Its-Kind Centennial Valley Tourism Summit

April 20, 2022 — The Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality (WORTH) Initiative at the University of Wyoming will co-host a Centennial Valley Tourism Summit Wednesday, April 27, with Visit Laramie and the Albany County Tourism Board.

woman and man on a stage Violin Sonatas for Flute Recital April 24 at UW

April 20, 2022 — A “Grieg: Violin Sonatas for Flute” recital is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24, in the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The Department of Music event is free and open to the public.

Masks Not Required on UW Transit Buses

April 19, 2022 — In accordance with a federal judge’s ruling, masks are no longer required in UW Transit Service buses.

head photo of a man UW History Professor Receives Grant for International Reparations in Germany Seminar

April 19, 2022 — Adam Blackler, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s Department of History, recently received a grant to co-host the Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute (TASI) to discuss reparations in Germany.

UW Jazz Ensembles I and II to Perform April 21

April 19, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Jazz Studies program will present a concert by its instrumental jazz ensembles Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.

People posing together UW Students Complete Statewide Tourism Projects

April 19, 2022 — Students nearing completion of outdoor recreation and tourism management degrees at the University of Wyoming are completing projects around the state for their professional semester capstone class.

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