2021 University of Wyoming News

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 WashingtonPost.com 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.

UW Receives DOE Funding for Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Minerals Initiatives in Wyoming

The University of Wyoming will receive nearly $3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for research focused on expanding and transforming the use of coal and coal-based resources to produce coal-based products, using carbon ore, rare earth elements (REE) and critical minerals (CM).

UW Student Team Third in Business Ethics Competition

A University of Wyoming undergraduate team placed third in the recent Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program Case Competition. The program challenges students’ ethical reasoning, provides tools for ethical decision-making and raises awareness of the importance of principle-based ethics.

UW Students Research into Upper Green River Basin Water Demand Issues Earns Outstanding Thesis Honor

A study by a University of Wyoming agricultural and applied economics student exploring a proposed water demand management program on the Upper Green River Basin has received the Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award.

UWs Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program Launches Virtual Health Library

Lessons to help youths ages 14-18 build and maintain healthy romantic relationships are among a virtual curriculum for Wyoming teachers developed through the University of Wyoming’s Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program.

High School Students Win Awards in UW Teaching Competition

Emma Daly, a student at West Grand High School in Kremmling, Colo., was named the first-place winner of the inaugural WYTeach contest -- a University of Wyoming program. Daly received a $500 scholarship for her winning presentation.

Bebout, Greear Join Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission

A former longtime state legislator and the current speaker pro tempore of the Wyoming House have been appointed to the state’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission, which oversees the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Friday

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via teleconference at 7 a.m. Friday, April 30.

Chief Washakie Foundation Establishes Fund to Benefit UW and Wind River Reservation

The Chief Washakie Foundation has established an endowment fund -- the Zedora Teton Enos Excellence Fund -- at the University of Wyoming that benefits the Wind River Indian Reservation community.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Thursday

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via teleconference at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 29.

UW College of Health Sciences Students, Faculty Present Research

For the first time, the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences Research Day was held virtually April 15, but this in no way lessened the excitement of both student and faculty presenters in highlighting their research projects.

UW Art Museum Hosts In-Person and Virtual Gallery Walk-Through with Student Award Winners

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a free gallery walk-through featuring student award winners from the 46th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition Thursday, May 6, from 5:30-7 p.m.

UW Virtual Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls May 5

A virtual event to observe this year’s National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be Wednesday, May 5. The University of Wyoming’s Native American Education, Research and Cultural Center (NAERCC) sponsors the event.

UW Planetarium Explores Star Formation, 2017 Eclipse During May Programs

Activities at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium may start slowly during May, but they will soon pick up speed like a hurtling comet.

UW Alumni Association to Host Free Virtual 5K June 18

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) will host the second annual Tracing Our Roots Virtual 5K for alumni and friends Friday through Sunday, June 18-20, to commemorate the association’s first meeting 126 years ago.

Two Stewart Family Serviceship Awards Presented at UW

Two projects were selected for the first Stewart Family Serviceship Awards through the University of Wyoming’s School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies (SPPAIS), and office of Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE).

UW Libraries to Partner in $10 Million National Library of Medicine Cooperative Agreement

University of Wyoming Libraries will partner with the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah to implement a five-year, $10 million cooperative agreement from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

UW Faculty Member Explores How Discrimination Affects Wellness in BIPOC Students

Assistant Professor Amanda DeDiego, who teaches at the University of Wyoming-Casper, was a co-author of a recently published article examining how discrimination experienced by counseling students who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of color (BIPOC) can negatively affect their wellness.

UW College of Business Taps Senior Associate Dean, Department Chairs

Three members of the faculty in the University of Wyoming’s College of Business will step into new leadership roles in coming weeks.

YouFund Campaign Supports UW Student Research on Impacts of Recreation on Pilot Hill Wildlife

A new study organized by faculty members in the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources seeks to identify the potential impacts of nonmotorized recreation on wildlife at the newly acquired Pilot Hill property east of Laramie.

Record-Setting Performance Boosts UW Cowboys, Cowgirls First in Home Rodeo

It is only fitting that the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team close out its home rodeo with a record-setting performance.

First UW Provosts Strategic Investment Fund Collaborator Awards Selected

Ten collaborative projects aimed at providing multidimensional benefits to the University of Wyoming and the state are moving forward with funding from a new program in UW’s Office of Academic Affairs.

UW Graduate Publishes Work on Native American Caregivers

Kyliah Ferris, of Rawlins, a recent graduate of University of Wyoming’s Division of Communication Disorders, recently had part of her master’s thesis accepted for peer-reviewed publication in the journal Topics in Language Disorders.

UW to Host Virtual Women in STEM Conference May 18

Nearly 270 junior and senior high school female students from across the state will connect virtually with the University of Wyoming campus Tuesday, May 18, to learn more about science and its various disciplines.

UW Webinar to Examine Allyship, White Privilege and Social Justice Racism

The University of Wyoming’s Black Studies Center will host “Allyship, White Privilege and Social Justice Racism,” a free webinar, Wednesday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m.

Phi Beta Kappa Selects New Members at UW

America's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), has selected 31 new members-in-course for the University of Wyoming chapter, based upon their demonstrated excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

Advocacy a Way of Life for UW Medical Student

Training future physicians includes more than medical education. Leadership, especially in patient advocacy and community health education, is one of the additional skills prioritized for students.

UW Foundation Chief Investment Officer to Speak with MBA Students

Philip Treick, chief investment officer of the University of Wyoming Foundation, will speak with Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, April 23.

UWs Rob Godby Interviewed for Discovery Channel Program Tonight on Climate Change

A program that focuses on climate change will air on the Discovery Channel tonight (April 22), and a University of Wyoming economic and environmental expert was interviewed for commentary.

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