UW Acquires Mountain View Medical Park Building, Land

Using federal CARES Act funding allocated by Gov. Mark Gordon, the University of Wyoming has purchased a medical facility adjoining campus where COVID-19 confirmatory testing and eventual administration of coronavirus vaccine will take place.

UW Faculty Member Creates Podcast to Support Early Childhood Educators

It takes a village to raise a child, and early childhood educators are an essential part of that village.

UW Extension Food Team, ACRES Student Farm Grow Partnership

A unique partnership was formed between University of Wyoming Extension’s nutrition and food safety (NFS) team and ACRES Student Farm on the UW campus during a time of lockdowns.

UW Employees Among First to Receive COVID Vaccine; More Coming Soon

As shipments of the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines began arriving in Wyoming last week, health care workers at the University of Wyoming’s two clinic/residency programs in Cheyenne and Casper were among the first in line to receive their shots.

Dementia Together Program Offered Through UWs Wyoming Center on Aging

Wyoming Dementia Together is a new program for caregivers offered through the Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) at the University of Wyoming.

UW Extension Online Conference Features 50 Presentations Over 12 Days

More than 50 presentations are scheduled during the University of Wyoming Extension agriculture and horticulture online conference Jan. 4-15, 2021.

UWs Student Success Services TRIO Program Receives Five

The Student Success Services (SSS) program at the University of Wyoming, housed in the Student Educational Opportunity office, has received a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

UW Agricultural Education Program Awarded CASE Implementation Grant

The University of Wyoming is one of six pre-service programs nationwide to be awarded a CASE Implementation Grant, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, to benefit current and future agricultural education teachers in the state.

Small Acreage Outreach Coordinator Receives UW Extensions Creative Excellence Honor

Developing Facebook Live shows and other innovative methods for University of Wyoming Extension to deliver resource information to small-acreage owners in the face of COVID-19 has led to the originator receiving extension’s Creative Excellence Award.

Financial Literacy Educator Receives UW Extensions Top Honor

An educator who provides financial literacy education to the state’s residents has received the University of Wyoming Extension’s top honor.

UW Operations Outlines Recommended Cold Weather Procedures

University of Wyoming Operations has issued recommendations to ensure safety and security in all buildings during lengthy closures or anticipated periods of extremely cold weather.

Buffalo High School Start

IMPACT 307, Sheridan’s business incubator, recently held its inaugural Buffalo High School Start-Up Challenge pitch event, the first of its kind at the high school level in Wyoming.

UW Fleet Maintenance Services to Relocate

University of Wyoming Fleet Maintenance Services, formerly known as the UW Auto Shop, will relocate Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

UW Student from Basin Assists with COVID

University of Wyoming student Colton Zier, a recent master’s degree graduate from Basin, assisted on a project with two UW professors who developed a public health tool to track COVID-19 data -- one that provides up-to-date information tailored for rural areas, such as Wyoming. (Tyler Johnson Photo

UW Extensions Hubbard Receives Top Staff Honor

The ability to manage multiple projects and willingness to help others are qualities that have earned the University of Wyoming Extension’s Lincoln County-Afton office associate the organization’s top staff honor.

UW Dashboard Website Provides Latest COVID

Two University of Wyoming professors, with assistance from a UW graduate student, developed a public health tool to track COVID-19 data -- one that provides up-to-date information tailored for rural areas, such as Wyoming.

UW Research Explores Wyoming Residents Acceptance for Energy Development

A new study from the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) and the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources explores Wyoming residents’ perspectives of energy development.

UW Researchers Help Update Plan to Protect Wyoming Bats from Disease

A plan aimed at protecting Wyoming bats from a potentially deadly fungal disease has been updated, in part, through the efforts of the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) at the University of Wyoming.

Coordinator Hired to Start Ranch Management, Leadership Program at UW

A program coordinator has been hired to launch the Ranch Management and Agriculture Leadership Program in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

UW Meats Judging Team Places High in Spring, Fall Competitions

The University of Wyoming meats judging team placed within the top five of all but two contests this season despite setbacks from COVID-19.

UW Geological Museum Selected for National Digital Learning Project

The University of Wyoming Geological Museum is one of a select number of museums in the nation chosen by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help develop a new digital learning platform called Museums for Digital Learning.

UWs Michael Taylor Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Biology Through Organic Chemistry

A University of Wyoming researcher wants to design chemical reactions that can be used as a noninvasive method to study not only how proteins in a cell pack together in real time, but also how this packing can dynamically change when a cell is in a stressful environment.

Special Website, Video Created to Honor UW Faculty Promotions

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s convocation has been delayed, but a special virtual recognition website has been created to honor University of Wyoming faculty members who have received tenure, promotion or rolling contracts (formerly extended term).

UW School of Energy Resources Faculty Members Produce Study with U.S. Energy Association

Professor Tara Righetti, in the University of Wyoming College of Law and School of Energy Resources (SER), and Kris Koski, an SER associate lecturer, co-wrote an energy industry study with the United States Energy Association (USEA).

UW to Refund Some Student Fees for Fall Semester

University of Wyoming students will receive a refund of some of their student fees for the just-completed fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UW, Ellbogen Foundation Create First Endowed Deanship

The University of Wyoming and the John P. Ellbogen Foundation have made history through the establishment of the university’s first endowed deanship in the College of Education.

UW Trustees Approve Spring Semester Plan

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a plan for the spring 2021 semester that includes 10 weeks of in-person instruction, a three-day spring break and five weeks of fully online classes to conclude the term.

Study App Available to UW Students to Engage in Group Study

A new study app that will help University of Wyoming students be more productive, more collaborative and accelerate their learning will be rolled out for the spring semester.

UW Division of Communication Disorders Researches Speech Sound Issues in Children

A grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation will support research through the University of Wyoming Division of Communication Disorders aimed at helping children who struggle with speech sound disorders (SSD), a condition that limits a child’s ability to learn and communicate.

Statewide Survey Finds Strong Perceptions of UW, Education Quality

A large majority of Wyoming residents believe the University of Wyoming provides strong undergraduate education, prepares students to participate in the state’s workforce, and is an appealing place for Wyoming students to attend college, new survey results show.

UW Extension Publication Examines State Jobless Rate

A new University of Wyoming Extension publication highlights the early effects of COVID-19 on Wyoming employment.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday Via Teleconference

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider a plan for the spring 2021 semester during a special teleconference meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16.

UW Artists, Authors, Explorers Look at Colorado River Basin Anew

Almost from the moment the oars of his wooden drift boat dipped into the flows of the Green River in Wyoming in 1869, John Wesley Powell began to shape Euro-American visions of this arid region.

UWs WWAMI Medical Education Program Benefits from Local Physician Volunteers Experiences

The University of Wyoming’s WWAMI Medical Education Program recently provided opportunities for clinical faculty and local physician volunteers to work together to give medical students real-life work experience.

UW Follows Governors New Orders on Gatherings

Members of the University of Wyoming community are reminded to follow Gov. Mark Gordon’s new orders aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19.

UW Survey Finds Mask Use in Wyoming on the Rise

Wyoming residents are reporting an increased use of masks when visiting indoor public places, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

Wide-Ranging Wyoming Collaboration Targets Invasive Grasses

Partners that span governmental boundaries and jump private-public borders hope to throw a tight noose around invasive grasses degrading Wyoming lands and halt establishment of other invasives.

Three UW Students to Study Abroad Under U.S. State Department Program

A new study app that will help University of Wyoming students be more productive, more collaborative and accelerate their learning will be rolled out for the spring semester.

Dr. Tabitha Thrasher First UW

When Dr. Tabitha Thrasher was still in high school, she worked in a skilled nursing home in northwestern Missouri where she grew up, assigned to the janitorial and maintenance crew scrubbing baseboards, mopping floors and emptying trash cans.

Wyoming Business Council CEO to Keynote UW Virtual Commencement Dec. 12

Wyoming Business Council CEO Josh Dorrell will deliver the keynote address to UW’s winter 2020 graduates during a virtual commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m.

UW Administration Proposes Plan for Spring Semester

The University of Wyoming’s proposed spring 2021 semester would include 10 weeks of in-person instruction, a three-day spring break and five weeks of fully online classes to conclude the term, under a draft plan being presented today (Wednesday) to UW’s Board of Trustees.

UW Survey: Most Wyoming Residents Likely to Get COVID

A majority of Wyoming residents are willing to be vaccinated for COVID-19, according to a University of Wyoming survey.

UW’s Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement K-12 Curriculum Project Virtual Library Launches

As schools across Wyoming face a growing need for virtual education resources, the University of Wyoming Wallop Civic Engagement Program shifted its focus to address the need.

UW Survey Finds Majority Support for Marijuana Legalization in State

Wyoming residents have steadily changing opinions regarding the use and possession of marijuana, according to a new survey by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) at the University of Wyoming.

Search for New Dean of UWs College of Engineering and Applied Science Continues

December 7, 2020 Under the direction of Parker Executive Search and a search committee, the search process continues apace and on schedule for the next dean of the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science.

UW Professor Selected as John and Jane Wold Centennial Chair in Energy

The University of Wyoming has named Professor John Kaszuba as the recipient of the John and Jane Wold Centennial Chair in Energy.

UW Faculty Member Named to EdTech Magazines List of Higher Education Influencers to Follow

Leigh Hall, a University of Wyoming professor of adolescent literacy, was recently named to EdTech Magazine’s “2020 Dean’s List: 30 Higher Ed IT Influencers Worth a Follow.”

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday Via Teleconference

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to discuss plans for the spring 2021 semester and receive updates on other topics during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Dec. 9.

UW Alumni Association Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service Awards

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 UW Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service awards.

UW Webinar to Discuss Centennial of Death of Black Wall Street

The Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research’s “Think and Drink” series in concert with the University of Wyoming’s Black Studies Center will present a free webinar that examines the death of Black Wall Street Thursday, Dec. 10.

UWs Carpenter to Speak on States Carbon Capture Perspective

The director of the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute will speak about regulation of wells for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m.

UWs Cowboy Cash Campaign Boosts Laramie Businesses

A partnership between the University of Wyoming and Laramie Main Street Alliance has made some small-business owners a little happier as the holidays approach.

UWs Sivanpillai Selected as Fellow of National Remote Sensing Organization

Ramesh Sivanpillai, a remote-sensing scientist with the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

New Scholarship Supports UW Veteran Students

A remarkable new scholarship is now available for veterans attending the University of Wyoming.

UW Residence Coordinator Wins Outstanding Entry

Taryn Wright, residence coordinator for White Hall and Hill Hall at the University of Wyoming, recently received the Outstanding Entry-Level Professional Award.

UW Counseling Student Receives National Scholarship

A University of Wyoming graduate student in the School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design recently received the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation Military Scholarship for 2020.

Willena Stanford Diversity Award Nominations Accepted at UW

Nominations for the Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. The award honors Stanford, a former University of Wyoming African American and Diaspora Studies instructor.

UW Professor to Give Virtual Sandeen Lecture Dec. 7

Caskey Russell, a University of Wyoming Department of English associate professor and an adjunct faculty member in the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, will present the Sandeen Lecture in the Humanities Monday, Dec. 7.

UW, Governor, State Superintendent Launch Effort to Recruit Substitute Teachers, Preserve In

To address the shortage of substitute teachers in Wyoming’s K-12 schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wyoming is encouraging its students to fill that role.

UWs Chase Thiel Named Daniels Fund Professor of Business Ethics

Chase Thiel, an associate professor of management at the University of Wyoming, recently was named the Daniels Fund Professor of Business Ethics. Thiel is the first recipient of this position through the Daniels Fund.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications for 2021

Scholarship applications are now available for the Northern Arapaho Endowment for the 2021-22 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is March 1, 2021.

Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment Scholarship Applications for 2021

Scholarship applications are now available for the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment for the 2021-22 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is March 1, 2021.

UWs TEI Innovation Helps Virtual Teaching Contest During Pandemic

An innovative teacher education program that creates virtual classrooms for University of Wyoming students played a key role in a statewide teaching competition for high school students.

UW Planetarium Shows for Dec. 11 and 18 Have Been Canceled

Two shows scheduled during this month at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium have been canceled.

UW Medical Students Hold Virtual WWAMI Research Symposium

Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing global pandemic, second-year medical students from the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho (WWAMI) Medical Education Program at the University of Wyoming presented their research projects as part of a virtual symposium.

Ellbogen Grants Help UW Extension Develop Youth Business Aptitude; Create Hands

University of Wyoming Extension educators will use two John P. Ellbogen Foundation grants to help youths start and develop local food businesses, and develop a hands-on teaching garden in Rawlins.

Ancestral Food Gathering Groups Efforts Document Shoshone Foods, Preparation

Members of the Restoring Shoshone Ancestral Food Gathering (RSAFG) group on the Wind River Indian Reservation are reclaiming knowledge about the use of Shoshone foods and preserving traditional methods of gathering and preparing those foods.

Ancestral Food Gathering Group’s Efforts Document Shoshone Foods, Preparation

Various aspects of India's culture and history will be showcased at the University of Wyoming during "Celebrate India" March 26-31, sponsored by the Indian students' organization, Milaap. All events are free.

UW Art Museum to Host Virtual Holiday Events Dec. 3 and 5

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will kick off the holiday season with the 28th annual Happy Holidays Dec. 3 and 5. All events will take place virtually.

UW School of Pharmacy Selects New Manager for Education Review Programs

An experienced businessman and registered pharmacist has been selected to serve as manager of a new project in the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy related to preparation for national pharmacy licensure examinations.

UWs Wiseman Elected to National Higher Education Risk Management Association Board

The University of Wyoming’s chief risk officer has been elected to the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) Board of Directors.

Inaugural UW Faculty Engagement Fellows Symposium Scheduled Dec. 2

The University of Wyoming Office of Engagement and Outreach (OEO) will host its first Faculty Engagement Fellows Symposium -- in a virtual format -- Wednesday, Dec. 2.

UW Mortar Board Honors Top Profs

Members of the University of Wyoming’s senior honor society recently honored their “Top Profs” at the 41st annual Top Prof Night, which was a virtual celebration this year.

UW Plant Sciences Students Claim Top Honors at National Entomological Conference

Three University of Wyoming graduate students from the Department of Plant Sciences received top honors for crop and pollinator research during last week’s virtual national annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America.

UW Rocky Mountain Community Science Conference Set Dec. 4

Registration is now open for the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute’s biennial Rocky Mountain Community Science Conference. The event will be held virtually Friday, Dec. 4.

UW Survey: Half of Wyomingites Voted Early in 2020

A recent survey of Wyoming residents showed that the coronavirus pandemic influenced how voters chose to cast their ballots in the Nov. 3 general election.

Former UW Faculty Member Studies Cardiomyopathy in Pigs; Findings May Help Humans

Research conducted at the University of Wyoming could help pave the way for a treatment for a neuromuscular degenerative disease that causes heart failure in humans.

Donor Impact Doubled on Sixth Annual UW Giving Day

The University of Wyoming’s sixth annual UW Giving Day broke new records, with more than double the number of donors and double the number of dollars received.

UWs Cook Takes Point on Online, Digital, Distance Program Initiatives

The director of the University of Wyoming’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program has accepted a new role focused on boosting the university’s overall online programs.

Worland High School Student Wins Inaugural UW Agricultural Education Teaching Contest

Brooke Wright got a taste of what it would be like to teach, albeit to avatar students in a virtual classroom. Her virtual efforts resulted in a real-world, first-place finish in the inaugural Agricultural Education Teaching Contest.

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