2021 University of Wyoming News

UW Plans Q&A Sessions on New Initiatives

People with questions about the University of Wyoming’s role in the Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP) and related UW initiatives can receive answers in upcoming meetings.

UW Review Committees Submit Final Reports on Academic Changes

Committees charged with reviewing and advising on proposed changes to academic programs at the University of Wyoming have submitted final reports, as work continues on a proposal to present to the UW Board of Trustees in November.

The World Needs More Cowboys Celebration Oct. 26 in Torrington

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 Goshen County during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Torrington.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday via Teleconference

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on UW’s COVID-19 response, proposed academic program reconfigurations and the Wyoming Innovation Partnership during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrated at UW Oct. 11

“Indigenous Peoples Day Every Day” will be celebrated on Simpson Plaza from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the University of Wyoming.

UW-Led Sage Grouse Studies Find Mixed Results From Hunting Restrictions

A thorough review of the history of sage grouse hunting and populations across the Intermountain West shows that declines in the bird’s numbers have prompted significant reductions in hunting opportunities in recent decades -- with mixed results for grouse populations.

Trio Concert Opens UW Faculty Recital Series Oct. 14

The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series opens the fall season with “Trio Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UW Receives NSF Grant to Promote Lifelong Learning With New Technologies

The University of Wyoming has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to host a series of workshops where experts at the intersection of education and the human-technology interface will discuss how recent technological advances might be used to create tools and methods that enhance learn

UW to Honor Distinguished Alumni During Homecoming

Six University of Wyoming graduates will be honored for their professional achievements and support of the university during Homecoming Oct. 16-23.

UWs Fisher Innovation Launchpad Announces Six Finalists

Six innovative businesses -- ranging from a company that focuses on increasing outdoor recreational opportunities to one that reduces atmospheric carbon dioxide levels through the use of biomass -- are finalists in a University of Wyoming entrepreneurship competition.

Gift for UW

A $250,000 gift from retired University of Wyoming at Casper faculty member Gail Zimmerman will establish a permanent fund that supports the work of junior and midcareer faculty -- the first fellowship of its kind at UW-Casper.

UW Haub School to Host Virtual, In-Person Screenings of Outdoor Adventure Films Oct. 21-24

The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources will host Mountainfilm on Tour with both live and virtual screenings of environmental and outdoor adventure films and documentaries.

UW, Troopers to Host Marching Band Invitational

Fourteen high school bands across Wyoming and the region will perform at the University of Wyoming Saturday, Oct. 9.

UW, Partners Host Youth Contest to Share Vision for the States Future; Cash Prizes Available

he University of Wyoming and state agencies are collaborating on a contest for Wyoming youth to share their vision for the Cowboy State’s future, with an opportunity to win cash prizes up to $700.

UW Symphony Orchestra Opening Performance Oct. 7

The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) is back onstage, welcoming a live audience for the first time in nearly two years.

Professor Tracey Owens Patton to Give Presidents Speaker Series Lecture Oct. 15 at UW

University of Wyoming Professor Tracey Owens Patton will give the fall semester President’s Speaker Series talk Friday, Oct. 15.

UWs Scougale One of 65 Graduate Students Nationwide Selected to DOEs SCGSR Program

One University of Wyoming graduate student will receive the opportunity to conduct research at the prestigious Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) with world-class scientists.

WYO‘WYO-SING!’ Showcase Concert Oct. 9 at UW

The University of Wyoming Department of Music will present “WYO-SING!: A Choral Showcase of the UW Choirs” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Danaei Named New UW School of Energy Resources Academic Director

Kami Danaei is the new academic director for the School of Energy Resources (SER) academic program at the University of Wyoming.

UW Grad Student Invites Public to Oct. 23 Field Trip in Fire Recovery Area

A graduate student in the University of Wyoming’s Soil Microbial Ecology Laboratory will host a free community field trip Saturday, Oct. 23, to part of the Medicine Bow National Forest that was affected by the 2020 Mullen fire west of Laramie.

UW Faculty Members Selected for Academic Writing Fellows Program

Ten University of Wyoming faculty members have been selected for the UW Academic Writing Fellows (UWAWF) program.

UW Cowboys Keep Win Streak Alive to Open Rodeo Season

Even with its lowest output of the season, the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team captured its fourth straight title to open the fall schedule.

UW, Collaborators Help Donate Tons of Potatoes to Food Bank of Wyoming

Steve Paisley, left, and Brian Lee, both with UW’s James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center, bag potatoes for Food Bank of Wyoming. (UW Photo) More than 3 tons of potatoes are being distributed across Wyoming this fall in a project that started in a University of Wyomi

UW Libraries Digital Scholarship Center Hosts Open October

University of Wyoming Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is hosting “Open October,” a series of virtual programs focusing on open access and open education initiatives.

UW Alumni Association to Host Kickoff Friday Event Oct. 15

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) will host its next Kickoff Friday event for Cowboy football fans Oct. 15.

Team Registration Opens for 22nd Annual UW Entrepreneurship Competition

The registration period for teams to enter the University of Wyoming’s 22nd annual John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition is now open and runs until noon Monday, Oct. 18. The UW College of Business hosts the student event.

Annual Wyoming Latina Youth Conference Oct. 8

Approximately 250 people, including students and school chaperones, are expected for the 21st annual Wyoming Latina Youth Conference (WLYC) Oct. 8-9 on the University of Wyoming campus.

UW Global Engagement Office Collaborates to Bring Educator for Scholastic Residency

The University of Wyoming’s Global Engagement Office is collaborating with an international organization to raise money to bring a scholar from Afghanistan for a yearlong residence at UW.

UW Esports Club Hosts Competition Against CU Saturday

A new type of Border War between the University of Wyoming and a Colorado school is lined up, this time in the virtual realm.

UW Livestock Judging Team Claims High Honors at Aksarben Contest

A team member won top individual, and no other team had more members place in the top 10 than the University of Wyoming livestock judging team last week at the Aksarben collegiate contest in Grand Island, Neb.

UW Student from Colorado Wins Tuition, Fees for Reporting Vaccination

A junior from Aurora, Colo., will receive up to $4,500 in tuition and fees after winning the second grand prize in a drawing for University of Wyoming students who have reported being vaccinated for COVID-19.

UW’s EORI Co-Sponsors Midland CO2 Conference

The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) is one of the sponsors of a Dec. 6-9 conference in Midland, Texas, that will focus on carbon capture best practices and field-tested innovations.

Harvard Professor to Discuss American Democracy in Online UW Program Oct. 5

Danielle Allen, Harvard University’s James Bryant Conant University Professor, is the guest speaker for the launching of the new Democracy Laboratory at the University of Wyoming.

UW Part of Consortium Developing Worlds First Deep Soil Ecotron Facility

The University of Wyoming is part of a consortium of universities and research institutions that will build and operate an experimental research facility to study soil at depths greater than at any other soil research facility in the world, with support from an $18.9 million National Science Foundat

UW Planetarium Schedule Over the Moon During October

The moon will take center stage at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during October with no fewer than four programs or activities related to Earth’s natural satellite.

UW Club Tennis Team to Compete in First In-Person Tournament Since COVID-19

The University of Wyoming club tennis team is competing in its first in-person tournament since COVID-19 shut down many activities in 2020. The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs hosts the tournament Oct. 2-3.

UW Researchers Probe Potential Water Impact of Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Sequestration

New research by University of Wyoming scientists examines water consumption when combining bioenergy production with carbon capture and sequestration, and calls for a close coordination of technology, resources and policy in the transition to a net-zero carbon energy future.

Second Grand Prize Drawing This Week for UW Students Whove Reported Vaccination

A second University of Wyoming student who has reported being vaccinated for COVID-19 will win up to $4,500 in tuition and fees for the fall semester in a drawing this week.

UW Men Dominate Third Straight Rodeo

For the third straight rodeo, the University of Wyoming men’s team surpassed 850 points to widen its overall lead in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) at the halfway point of the fall season.

UW Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

The 2021 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the University of Wyoming is now available. To access the report, go to www.uwyo.edu/uwpd/_files/2021uwsecurityreport.pdf.

UW Appoints Marutzky as Interim AVP for Human Resources

Deborah Marutzky has been appointed as the University of Wyoming’s interim associate vice president for human resources, effective Oct. 1.

Science Communication Certification Launches at UW; Open to Public, Campus Community

Science is more relevant to societal issues than ever. As a result, researchers and students increasingly want to share science effectively with stakeholders -- ranging from undergraduates and policymakers to homemakers and entrepreneurs -- according to University of Wyoming researchers.

UWs Ivinson Parking Lot to Close for Construction

The Ivinson parking lot, located at 10th Street and Ivinson Avenue, will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, to start construction of the University of Wyoming’s Ivinson Parking Garage.

UWs MSHSA Degree Program Names New Program Coordinator

The University of Wyoming’s Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MSHSA) degree program recently selected Jen Paintin as its new program coordinator.

UWs Willhaus Named to Editorial Board of Health Care Publication

Janet Willhaus, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, has been named to the editorial board of STORM magazine.

Wyoming Cybersecurity Conference to Feature UW Speakers

A number of University of Wyoming faculty and staff members are scheduled to speak during the Wyoming Cybersecurity Conference Oct. 6-8.

Fall Issue of UWyo Magazine Celebrates Interdisciplinary Partnerships

The world’s -- and Wyoming’s -- biggest issues can’t be solved by one viewpoint or one discipline alone. They require multiple perspectives, approaches and ideas.

UW Honorary Degree Nomination Deadline Nov. 1

Nominations for 2022 University of Wyoming honorary degrees are due to the Office of the President by Nov. 1.

UW Researchers Study How Saharan Dust Changes and Supplies Phosphorus to Various Ecosystems

Saharan dust is an important phosphorus supply to remote and nutrient-depleted parts of the world’s oceans and American lowland tropical rainforests. However, the bioavailability of this phosphorus largely depends on its chemical form.

UW Wind Symphony to Present Fall Pops Concert Sept. 30

The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will present its fall opening concert Thursday, Sept. 30.

UWs IMPACT 307 to Host Lunch and Learn Series Webinar Sept. 29

September 24, 2021 IMPACT 307, a University of Wyoming program, will host “Trademark Basics for Startups,” a new “Lunch and Learn” series webinar event Wednesday, Sept. 29, from noon-1 p.m.

Author and Former UW Faculty Member Ann McCutchan to Speak on Campus Oct. 6

Ann McCutchan, an author, lyricist, librettist and former professor at the University of Wyoming, will speak Wednesday, Oct. 6, at UW.

UW Researchers Play Major Role in Study of Mapping of Magnetic Stripes, How Fast Ocean Crust Is Created

Two University of Wyoming researchers are part of the first-ever mapping of magnetic stripes -- one of the foundations of plate tectonics -- within the lower gabbroic section of fast-spreading oceanic crust.

UW Wellness Center Receives Grant to Promote Mental Health Awareness

The University of Wyoming’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center has received a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant to provide mental health awareness training on campus.

4-H After-School Program Collaborates With UW Makerspace

Albany County 4-H is redefining the traditional agriculture-based 4-H program through a partnership with the University of Wyoming’s makerspace studio.

UW Haub School Receives $600,000 for Scholarship Opportunities

The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources has received a gift of $600,000 from the Tomé Foundation to create the Tomé Scholars to Fellows Program.

UW Researchers Study Recurrent Neural Network Structure in the Brain

Two University of Wyoming researchers decided to pick each other’s brain, so to speak. Specifically, they examined the importance of the frontal cortex, the portion of the brain used in decision-making, expressive language and voluntary movement.

UW's Stress and Mood Lab Researches High Rates of Suicide in Mountain West

The Mountain West region suffers from one of the highest rates of suicide in the nation, a phenomenon that Carolyn Pepper, a University of Wyoming psychology professor, is studying.

Wyoming Baroque Presents The Golem at UW Oct. 4

Wyoming Baroque will present “The Golem” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts choral rehearsal room. The performance is free and open to the public.

Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Taps Top Leaders for Annual Gathering of Innovators

The fourth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon, which begins today (Tuesday) at the University of Wyoming, aims to solve the insatiable appetite for curated, industry-led content regarding the disruptive blockchain space.

UW Homecoming Events Scheduled Oct. 16

James “Lefty” Cole is the grand marshal for the University of Wyoming’s Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 23.

UW Libraries, MSU Library to Co-Host Conference on Documenting Yellowstone

A conference focused on collecting, preserving and using materials that document the history of Yellowstone National Park will take place next summer at Montana State University (MSU).

UW, Others Team Up With Local Forest Service for Public Lands Day Events

The University of Wyoming and other organizations have teamed up with the Laramie Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service to host local volunteer events on National and Wyoming Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 25.

UW Sees Increase in Enrollment of First-Time Students

The number of first-time students from Wyoming attending the University of Wyoming has grown by 11.5 percent this fall, driving an overall 3.7 percent increase in UW’s first-time headcount.

The Anschutz Corporation Donates to UW SER to Kick

The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) has received a generous donation from The Anschutz Corporation to help launch the school’s new Hydrogen Energy Research Center (HERC).

Cowboys Set Record Again; Cowgirls Complete Sweep for UW Rodeo Teams

It did not take the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team long to break its school record for most points at a single rodeo -- one week, to be exact.

Berry Center Gate Now Only Vehicle Access to UWs Core Campus

Starting today (Monday), the only vehicle access to the University of Wyoming’s interior part of campus, which includes Prexy’s Pasture, will be via the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center gate.

NSF Director, UW President, Others to Explore Future of Computing Education

National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan, University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel, a dozen CEOs/CIOs of leading technology companies, several Wyoming community college presidents and others will discuss the future of computing education Wednesday, Sept. 22, at UW.

UWs WIND, WyTN Celebrate Telehealth Awareness Week

September 17, 2021 The Wyoming Telehealth Network (WyTN), which includes the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming, is celebrating the American Telemedicine Association's Telehealth Awareness Week Sept. 19-25.

Event Chairman Caitlin Long to Launch Wyoming Blockchain Stampede at UW

Event Chairman Caitlin Long is looking forward to showcasing opportunities the digital economy can bring the state during the fourth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon Sept. 21-26 at the University of Wyoming.

Board of Trustees Extends UW Mask Policy

Masks will continue to be required inside most University of Wyoming buildings where 6-foot social distancing isn’t possible, following action by the UW Board of Trustees.

UW Offers Fall Outdoor Guide Certification Course

The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources is offering an online guide certification course this fall for both aspiring and veteran guides.

UWs Aerosol Research To Be Highlighted in Documentary That Will Air on French TV in 2022

The University of Wyoming Department of Atmospheric Science recently received some international attention for its expertise. And that knowledge is expected to show up in a French documentary film about aerosols sometime next year.

UWs Annual Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies Conference Slated for Oct. 8

The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) and the UW College of Law’s Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR) will virtually host the 2021 Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies Conference Friday, Oct. 8.

UW Adjusts Academic Restructuring, Reduction Plan

Input from internal and external stakeholders has resulted in some likely adjustments to the University of Wyoming’s proposal for academic restructuring and reductions.

UW Team Receives NSF Award to Study New Membrane Materials for Water Purification, Desalinization

The global disruption produced by climate change will place further stress on the world’s freshwater supplies due to higher temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and increases in human population, according to John Hoberg.

UW School of Nursing Selects Niemoller as 2021 Distinguished Alumna

The University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has selected Jeanine Niemoller as its 2021 Distinguished Alumna.

UW Chamber Orchestra to Perform Russian Strings

The University of Wyoming Chamber Orchestra will present an all-Russian music program at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Listening Session Friday on UW Masters Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences

A listening session is scheduled Friday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. to receive comment on the University of Wyoming’s proposal to eliminate the master’s degree in family and consumer sciences.

UW Men Set Record Right Out of the Chutes

It didn’t take long for the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team to establish itself as the team to beat in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) this fall.

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