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December 2021 UW News

UW Names Fisher Innovation Launchpad Winners

Three student-led teams from the University of Wyoming that recently pitched their business concepts to a panel of independent judges have received funding from UW’s Fisher Innovation Launchpad.

UW Introduces New Student Onboarding Program

First-time students attending the University of Wyoming next fall will “Saddle Up” for an exciting college experience.

New Programs Highlight UW Planetarium Schedule in the New Year

To start the new year, visitors to the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will be exposed to new programs that will allow them to take a solar system vacation.

UWs SER Receives Funding From DOE for Clean Hydrogen Research

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management recently granted up to $644,000 for the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) to assess the economic impacts of fossil energy production in Wyoming and evaluate opportunities and research needs to de

UW Professors Book Among PopMatters Top Publications for 2021

A University of Wyoming English associate professor’s latest book is among an international online magazine’s list of the top publications for the past year.

UW School of Energy Resources Names Nuclear Energy Research Center Co

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) has selected UW’s Tara Righetti and Caleb Hill as co-directors for the new Nuclear Energy Research Center (NERC) of Excellence.

UW Announces Holiday Closures

Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 24-Monday, Jan. 3, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays as well as winter closure.

Alum Endows Second Deanship in UW History

The University of Wyoming has received a remarkable private gift of $5 million from UW alumnus Lawrence “Larry” Carrell to establish a named deanship in the College of Engineering and Applied Science -- the second named deanship in the university’s history after the John P. Ellbogen Foundation named

Omicron Variant Detected at UW, Highlights Need for Vaccinations, Boosters

The first confirmed case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in Wyoming has been found in a member of the University of Wyoming community.

UW Plans Search for VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The University of Wyoming soon will begin a search for a vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, building upon the 2017 hiring of UW’s first chief diversity officer and establishment of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Theobald Moving to New Role in UW College of Education

University of Wyoming Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Neil Theobald is moving to a new role in UW’s College of Education aimed at raising the attainment of college degrees and workforce credentials across the state.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Gift to UW Supports Mapping of Big

A state and federal effort to map big-game migration corridors in the American West received a major grant from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), one of the country’s largest big-game conservation organizations.

Memorial Gift to UW Supports Century

A $1 million gift in memory of Tom Thorson, president of the Wyoming company Black Hills Bentonite LLC, supports the University of Wyoming’s Summer Field Camp, which has been training geologists for almost a century.

UW Trustees Extend Mask Policy to Start of Spring Semester

The University of Wyoming will begin the spring 2022 semester with the same policy regarding masks that has been in place this fall semester, UW’s Board of Trustees decided today (Wednesday).

UW LAMP Educators, Mentors Present Projects at National Conference

Five Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP) educators and two University of Wyoming mentors recently presented projects at the Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

UW Division of Kinesiology and Health Receives Grant to Increase Cultural Diversity

Evan Johnson, an associate professor with the University of Wyoming’s Division of Kinesiology and Health, has a vision about diversity on campus and in the division’s classrooms: The more diversity among faculty and students, the better the outcome for students to receive a well-rounded education.

UW SER, 9H Research Foundation Launch $4,000 Student Energy Research Competition

The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) and 9H Research Foundation are collaborating on a $4,000 student research energy competition.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday via Teleconference

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider UW’s spring 2022 COVID-19 campus plan during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Dec. 15.

UW Nordic Ski Team Members Qualified for World University Games in Switzerland

Seven members of the University of Wyoming’s Nordic ski team qualified to compete in the World University Games that were originally scheduled in Andermatt, Switzerland, this month.

UW Economists Question Current Anti-Money Laundering Measures

It’s not that professors in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming are involved in money laundering, but they are -- sort of.

UW Alums Gift Supports War Memorial West

A remarkable gift from a former Cowboy football walk-on under Coach Al Kincaid in the 1980s is the first major gift to support planned renovations to the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium.

UW Part of $19M Project to Understand How Range Management Affects Soil Health, Producer Well

The University of Wyoming is among an international coalition that announced a $19 million research project aimed at understanding how a farmer’s or a rancher’s grazing management decisions affect soil health on pasture and rangeland.

UW Art Museum Accepts Works for Annual Juried Student Exhibition

The official call for entries is available online for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 47th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition.

UW Part of $10 Million Project to Study Diverse Perennial Forage Systems

University of Wyoming scientists are part of a multistate team that is launching research into perennial forage systems and helping promote their adoption.

UWs Gala Holiday Concerts Return Dec. 11

After missing a year in 2020, the University of Wyoming Department of Music will resume the tradition of presenting its annual gala holiday concerts Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UW-Facilitated Renewable Energy Siting Collaborative Releases Recommendations

As energy markets respond to growing demand for low-carbon energy -- including from renewable resources -- Wyoming is becoming home to new utility-scale wind and solar power plants.

UW Names Alumni Association Executive Director Finalists

Finalists for the position of executive director of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) have been identified, and they are scheduled to participate in virtual public forums at UW starting today (Monday).

UW Livestock Judging Team Sixth, Two Earn All

The University of Wyoming livestock judging team’s sixth-place finish at the North American International Livestock Exposition is the highest in school history, and two of its members were among 12 across the nation selected as All-Americans.

UW Alumni Association Seeks Nominations for Fall 2022 Awards

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is now accepting nominations for fall 2022 awards.

Professor Tracey Owens Patton to Give Sandeen Lecture at UW Dec. 13

Professor Tracey Owens Patton will present the annual Sandeen Lecture in the Humanities Monday, Dec. 13, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Collegiate Chorale to Present Joyous Hope Dec. 5

The University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale will present a “Joyous Hope” holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Laramie’s United Presbyterian Church, located at 215 S. 11th St.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications Available at UW

Scholarship applications are now available for the Northern Arapaho Endowment for the 2022-23 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is March 1, 2022.

Applications Accepted for Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment Scholarship at UW

Scholarship applications are now available for the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment for the 2022-23 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is March 1, 2022.

Wyoming Oil and Gas Fair Webinar to Focus on Pipeline Corridor Initiative

The Great Plains Institute’s Matt Fry will speak about the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) during a webinar Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m.

ASUW to Host Spring Break Budgeting Event for Students

University of Wyoming students can learn tips for budgeting for spring break during a workshop Wednesday, Dec. 8.

UW Winter Commencement Dec. 11

The University of Wyoming will accord degrees to about 850 students during a combined winter commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 11, at 9 a.m. in the Arena-Auditorium.

UW’s Laughlin Co-Author of New Ecology Book

How are ecological communities assembled from species pools? This pressing question underlies a broad array of practical problems in ecology and environmental science, including the restoration of damaged landscapes, management of protected areas and protection of threatened species.

Star of the Magi Program Highlights UW Planetarium Schedule in December

A program that explores the star of Bethlehem will take center stage at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium this month.

Former First Lady to Receive UW Honorary Degree

The University of Wyoming will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon former Wyoming first lady Carol Mead during UW’s winter commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 11

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