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May 2021 UW News

UW Plans Traditional Homecoming Activities Oct. 16

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced most of the University of Wyoming’s 2020 Homecoming activities into virtual formats, the university is planning a full slate of traditional in-person events for Homecoming 2021 the week of Oct. 16-23.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Presidents Honor Roll: Resident

The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2021 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Presidents Honor Roll: Nonresident

The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2021 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

UW Planetarium to Celebrate Summer Solstice with Programs June 19

The longest day of the year -- June 20 -- better known as the summer solstice, will be celebrated by the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium with two free programs scheduled the day before.

UW Academic Affairs, Graduate Council Select 2021 Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate Council have selected the 2021 winners of graduate student and mentor awards for outstanding teaching and research.

UW Alumni Association to Host Second Womens Panelist Event

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) will debut its second prerecorded women’s panelist event today (Tuesday) via its YouTube channel.

Madelyn Lundblad Honored with Peg Tobin Excellence Award at UW

Madelyn “Mady” Lundblad, of Aurora, Colo., is the recipient of the Peg Tobin Excellence Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating student.

Caitlin McLennan Receives UW Outstanding Graduate Honor

After transferring from a school in Boston to the University of Wyoming, Caitlin McLennan, of Monterey, Calif., worked several jobs in the Laramie community.

Buffalos Carlos Gonzales is UW Tobin Memorial Award Recipient

Carlos Gonzales, of Buffalo, is the 2021 winner of the Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating male.

UW Announces Memorial Day Closures

Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.

UW Lifts Requirements for Masks, Distancing

Requirements for social distancing and the wearing of masks at the University of Wyoming have been lifted, following action by the Wyoming Department of Health.

Shannon Person Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

Shannon Person, manager of the Circulation Help Desk in Coe Library, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming Libraries Outstanding Staff Award for her contributions in 2020.

UWs Howe Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

Over the past two decades, Lori Howe has gone from being a University of Wyoming undergraduate student to one of the university’s most accomplished teachers

UWs Molina Recipient of Hollon Family Off

Adrian Molina is among “the University of Wyoming’s own” who excelled as a student, receiving the Tobin Memorial Award for Outstanding Male Graduate his senior year.

UWyo Magazine Spring Issue Highlights Student Voices

More than 30 University of Wyoming students share how UW is preparing them to achieve their hopes and dreams in the spring digital issue of UWyo Magazine.

Twelve UW Nursing Students Honored at Virtual Nursing Convocation Ceremony

Twelve recent graduates of the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing were honored with awards during this year’s annual nursing convocation ceremony, which was presented in a virtual format.

Wind River Startup Challenge Pitch Day May 22

Six finalists are set to pitch their businesses to a virtual audience and panel of judges during the Wind River Startup Challenge (WRSC) Saturday, May 22.

Designs Approved for New UW Campus Housing, Parking Facility

A plan to create new, modern student housing for University of Wyoming students took a major step forward with recent action by the UW Board of Trustees.

Muknahallipatna Receives UWs George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award

Suresh Muknahallipatna has been a teacher, mentor, inventor and entrepreneur -- and is appreciated for each of his roles.

UW Unit Promotes Emergency Broadband Benefit to Assist Wyoming Households with Internet Access

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), an academic unit of the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences, has partnered with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help build consumer awareness about the emergency broadband benefit.

UW Ph.D. Student Named Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Research Fellow

A University of Wyoming Ph.D. student in the College of Education recently was named a 2021 ECMC Foundation Postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Research Fellow.

UW Professor Named Recipient of Electrochemical Society Award

A University of Wyoming chemistry professor recently was selected to receive the Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division David C. Grahame Award from The Electrochemical Society (ECS).

Tyler Kerr Named UW Staff Employee of the Year

Tyler Kerr, the University of Wyoming makerspace coordinator in the Innovation Wyrkshop, recently was named UW staff employee of the year.

UW Transportation Services Office in New Location

The University of Wyoming Transportation Services office has relocated to 1602 E. Spring Creek Drive in the South Express Parking Lot at 15th and Spring Creek.

Finalists Prepare for MECSL Competition at UW

Finalists have been named in the Microbial Ecology Collaborative Startup Launchpad (MECSL), a competition focused on innovative Wyoming-based startups in the fields of microbial ecology, environmental sustainability, natural resource management or data science.

Davis to Retire as UW Operations AVP

University of Wyoming Operations Associate Vice President John Davis will retire June 11 after a decade of service to the university.

UW Fisher Innovation Launchpad Concludes with Six Teams Moving Forward

Six teams were awarded seed funding recently for their startup companies at the sixth annual University of Wyoming Fisher Innovation Launchpad (FIL) competition, which was held virtually.

UW-Casper Offers New Health Services Administration BAS Concentration

The University of Wyoming at Casper will offer a new concentration in health services administration (HSA) in its Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program starting this fall.

UW to Further Ease COVID

The University of Wyoming will further ease some COVID-19 requirements this summer as it transitions to a traditional fall 2021 semester.

UWs Finley Appointed to Professional Geologists Governing Board

A senior geologist with the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute has been named to the Governing Board of Wyoming’s Board of Professional Geologists.

Wyoming Public Media Wins Three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has awarded Wyoming Public Media three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. Wyoming Public Media is in the small market category in a region that includes all radio stations in Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

UW American Heritage Center Expands Research Access

The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC) is opening on-site access for researchers beginning this month.

UW Researchers Study Genetic Disruptions That Lead to Infertility, Disease

University of Wyoming scientists will use a $1.65 million National Institutes of Health grant to continue research into understanding endocrine signaling mechanisms between the ovary and uterus that contribute to infertility and diseases when disrupted.

New Wyoming Archives and Museum Website Showcases COVID

Wonder what happened in Wyoming last year? Visit the new “COVID-19 in Wyoming” website to catch a glimpse of the past.

Virtual Reality Teaching Competition at UW Named Finalist in Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards

The University of Wyoming’s WYTeach competition has been included in the 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards by Fast Company.

UW Economist Helps Demonstrate Global Benefits of Keeping Water Clean

A University of Wyoming economist contributed to a new paper that demonstrates why keeping local lakes and other water bodies clean can deliver valuable social benefits both locally and globally.

UW American Heritage Center Announces 2021 Fellowship Recipients

A professor, three graduate students and a historian are recipients of fellowships from the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC).

UW Sales Students Raise More Than $20K for Local Nonprofits

The University of Wyoming Center for Professional Selling and the UW Ethics Club recently collaborated to provide a unique selling experience for College of Business students majoring in professional selling by raising money for four local nonprofit organizations.

UW Studio Artist Alexandra Box Receives AHC Undergraduate Research Award

Alexandra “Alex” Box, a University of Wyoming student from Fairhope, Ala., is the recipient of the American Heritage Center’s (AHC) Undergraduate Research Award.

UW Study Reveals Environmental Characteristics for Three Genetic Groups of Wyoming Mule Deer

Despite the fact that Wyoming mule deer are a highly mobile species found throughout the state, University of Wyoming researchers discovered that mule deer in the state represent three different genetic groups.

Sheridan Mother

Maria Montaño has been waiting to graduate with a college degree since the day her father told her that there was no point for her, as a woman, to pursue an education. That was 37 years ago.

Grad Student from Star Valley Plays Key Role in UW Economists Pandemic Research

Madison Ashworth entered the University of Wyoming in 2015 after graduating from Star Valley High School, where she was a stellar student and athlete.

CWC Team Wins UW

A team from Central Wyoming College (CWC) recently won the inaugural Wyoming Collegiate Business Ethics Case Competition (WCBECC) hosted virtually by the University of Wyoming College of Business’ Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program. Eight Rocky Mountain region community colleges were

UW Plans Commencement Ceremonies May 14

The University of Wyoming is scheduled to accord degrees upon 1,515 undergraduate students, 363 graduate students, 71 College of Law students and 53 School of Pharmacy students during spring commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, May 14-15.

UW Mortar Board Selects Award Recipients

The University of Wyoming’s senior honor society, Mortar Board, recently selected this year’s winners of awards for outstanding advising, service and dedication.

UW College of Health Sciences Honors 2021 Outstanding Faculty and Staff

The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences honored members of its faculty and staff for outstanding contributions to service and education during a virtual reception April 29.

UW Libraries Partners with The Washington Post to Provide Complimentary Access

University of Wyoming Libraries and The Washington Post have partnered to provide university-sponsored access to for all UW students, faculty and staff.

UW Summer Hours Begin May 17

University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will observe summer hours (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) beginning Monday, May 17, through Friday, Aug. 20. Fall semester classes will begin Monday, Aug. 23.

UW Faculty Member Contributes to Study of What Farms in the UK Should Look Like

In a post-Brexit world, United Kingdom residents have a strong preference for diverse farm landscapes that include low-intensity livestock and trees, with a general dislike of wind turbines and crop monocultures.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet May 12

Plans for financing and construction of new student residence halls, the fall 2021 semester and updates on a number of other topics are on the agenda for the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees during its regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, May 12-14.

UW Trustees Budget Committee Hearings Monday, Tuesday

Units of the University of Wyoming will present their proposed 2021-22 budgets to the Budget Committee of the UW Board of Trustees Monday and Tuesday, May 10-11.

UW Cowboy Coaches to Produce Student Podcast

The University of Wyoming’s Office of Student Success and Graduation has introduced a new student-created podcast.

UW Researchers Help Launch New Global Initiative to Map Ungulate Migrations

An international team of 92 scientists and conservationists, including a few from the University of Wyoming, has joined forces to create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations.

UW Students Participate in Monthlong Pi Day Competition to Solve Unique Math Problems

For a good month, some University of Wyoming students enjoyed the life of pi.

UW Professor Receives Fulbright Award for Energy Research in France

ara Righetti, a professor in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) and College of Law, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research related to energy transitions.

UWs EORI Publishes Report on Polymer Flooding for Oil Recovery

A report detailing the potential benefits of polymer flooding the Minnelusa formation in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin is now available from the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI).

University Store Celebrates 100 Years at UW

The University Store is celebrating its 100th year serving the University of Wyoming campus.

The World Needs More Cowboys Celebration May 18 in Wheatland

Students will learn more about the University of Wyoming, UW alumni will connect with their alma mater, and members of the public will find out more about UW’s presence in their community during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Tuesday, May 18, in Wheatland.

Students Will Learn About Interdisciplinary Sciences at UWs Teton STEM Academy July 10

Twenty-four students from across Wyoming will have an opportunity to explore the interdisciplinary sciences during the Teton STEM Academy July 10-18 on the University of Wyoming campus.

UWs EORI Contributes to Survey of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects

The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) contributed to a new, comprehensive status report of active carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2EOR) projects in the U.S. from 2015-19.

UWs Ethics Club Raises Money for SparkTank Local Community Service Project

A University of Wyoming College of Business student group recently awarded nearly $60,000 to four Laramie community nonprofit organizations.

UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic Appoints New Executive Director

Amy Spiker has been selected as the new executive director of the University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic (LRCC). She will assume this new role July 1 and is scheduled to serve for four years.

UW Student Organization Awards Recognize Excellence During Pandemic

University of Wyoming student-led organizations were recently honored for their overall work, especially for overcoming many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic this past year.

UW Rodeo Teams Complete Wire

From the opening rodeo last fall until the final event this past weekend, there was no doubt that the University of Wyoming had the teams to beat in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR).

UW Transportation Services Office Moving

The University of Wyoming Transportation Services office will open at a new location Monday, May 17.

Two to Receive UW Honorary Degrees

The University of Wyoming will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon two individuals who will be recognized during UW commencement ceremonies May 14-15.

Links Established for UW Spring Faculty Meeting May 6

University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel invites all faculty members to the annual spring faculty meeting Thursday, May 6, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in virtual format.

UW Visual Arts Building Displays Flag Marking Centennial of 19th Amendment

A flag flying outside the University of Wyoming’s Visual Arts Building is part of a nationwide art project commemorating the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which legislated women’s right to vote in the United States.

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