2021 University of Wyoming News

Hunting, Fishing Topic of UW Biodiversity Institute Webinar Series

The University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute plans a series of virtual discussions that focus on the role of science in wildlife management and the importance of hunting and fishing as drivers of conservation in Wyoming.

UW Prepares for Spring Semester Start

With the Jan. 21 start of the spring semester just one week away, University of Wyoming students returning to campus are reminded that a limited contact period begins today (Thursday) and extends through Jan. 31.

UW Professor Leads Study That Finds Physical Weathering of Rock Breakdown More Important Than Previously Recognized

Research led by the University of Wyoming shows that physical weathering is far more important than previously recognized in the breakdown of rock in mountain landscapes. Because it is difficult to measure, physical weathering has commonly been assumed to be negligible in previous studies.

UW Planetarium Offers February Public Shows

The University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will offer eight public shows during February, which include “Wyoming Skies” every Tuesday evening and family matinee full-dome films that will screen every Saturday afternoon.

UW Researchers Find Wildfire Smoke is More Cooling on Climate Than Computer Models Assume

A study of biomass burning aerosols led by University of Wyoming researchers revealed that smoke from wildfires has more of a cooling effect on the atmosphere than computer models assume.

UW Researchers Find Nonnative Species in Oahu Play Greater Role in Seed Dispersal Networks

University of Wyoming researchers headed a study that shows nonnative birds in Oahu, Hawaii, have taken over the role of seed dispersal networks on the island, with most of the seeds coming from nonnative plants.

UWs WYNDD Adds Lichens to Online List of Wyoming Flora, Fauna

A “census” of Wyoming’s lichens is now online and accessible through the species list tool of the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) at the University of Wyoming.

UWs Office of Sponsored Programs Revamps Website

The University of Wyoming’s Office of Sponsored Programs has redesigned its website to better serve UW’s research community.

UW Honorary Degree Nomination Deadline March 1

Nominations for 2021 University of Wyoming honorary degrees are due to the Office of the President by March 1.

UW Announces MLK/Equality Day Closures

Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Wyoming Equality Day.

UW Graduate Returns as Rochelle Chair in Animal Science

A Washington State University (WSU) professor who received his Ph.D. at the University of Wyoming has returned as the Rochelle Endowed Chair in the Department of Animal Science.

UW Nutrition Program Helps People Eat Healthier, Spend Less

Serving families with limited resources, University of Wyoming Extension’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) helps Wyomingites stretch precious dollars to obtain more nutritious food.

Company Founded by UW Graduate Named 2020 Innovative Startup by PM360

A company founded by a University of Wyoming graduate was named a “2020 Innovative Startup” by PM360, an online pharma marketing magazine.

UWs Caleb Hill Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Chemistry at the Single

A University of Wyoming faculty member is developing analytical methods that will allow scientists to characterize the chemical behavior of individual reactive entities, such as nanoparticles. He and his team will then apply these methods as tools.

Registration Underway for Casper Start

IMPACT Casper, a business development program of the University of Wyoming’s Business Resource Network, is moving forward with a fifth year of the Casper Start-Up Challenge and another $50,000 seed fund.

UW Haub School Dean to Give Virtual Public Talk on Groundhog Day Feb. 2

John Koprowski, the dean of the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and an international squirrel expert, will give a free virtual talk to discuss the importance of Groundhog Day Tuesday, Feb. 2.

UW Extension Recognizes Culturally Appropriate Efforts on Wind River Indian Reservation

Creating culturally appropriate messages for the Wind River Indian Reservation has helped boost better nutrition and healthier lifestyles, earning diversity honors from University of Wyoming Extension.

UW, CWC Collaborate to Offer Entrepreneur Essentials Course

A six-week program offered by Central Wyoming College (CWC) and the University of Wyoming beginning Jan. 29 will provide Wyoming residents with knowledge and tools to be successful entrepreneurs.

UW Researchers Turn Coal Powder into Graphite in Microwave Oven

Using copper foil, glass containers and a conventional household microwave oven, University of Wyoming researchers have demonstrated that pulverized coal powder can be converted into higher-value nano-graphite.

UWs Borowczak to Present in Cybersecurity Seminar Thursday

The founding director of the University of Wyoming’s Cybersecurity Education and Research Center is the presenter during a virtual “Codebreaker” seminar at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7.

Restricted Access for UW Campus Buildings Through Jan. 18

University of Wyoming employees will need to use their access cards or keys to enter most campus buildings until the week of Jan. 18.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Jan. 13

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on a range of topics during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 13-15.

Peers Honor UW Extension Educator in Albany County

Strong leadership, programming, work ethic and commitment to clients have earned a University of Wyoming Extension educator in agriculture and horticulture the Wyoming Association of County Agriculture Agents’ Outstanding Educator Award.

UW Fleet Maintenance Services Moves

University of Wyoming Fleet Maintenance Services, formerly known as the UW Auto Shop, has moved.

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