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November 2022 UW News

UW-Led Research Finds Hurricane Forecasts Impair Birth Outcomes

In August 2011, as Hurricane Irene approached North Carolina, the National Hurricane Center released forecasts depicting where in the state the storm might hit.

Wyoming Opinion on Abortion Has Changed Little in 20 Years, According to UW Survey

The abortion issue has been a matter of national political debate over the past five decades, with the debate intensifying with the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the precedent set in Roe v. Wade. Public opinion in Wyoming regarding abortion has changed little over the past 20 years,

UWs Sheridan R&E Center Donates Nearly 1,600 Pounds of Beans to Food Bank of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming’s Sheridan Research and Extension (R&E) Center recently donated nearly 1,600 pounds of dry beans to Food Bank of Wyoming, based in Casper.

UW, Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Webinar on Business Credit, Funding

Small-business owners can take the guesswork out of the steps necessary to set their businesses up for success.

UW-Led Conference on Support for Dementia Caregivers in Casper Nov. 30

Experts on dementia care from throughout the region will meet in Casper for the first “Strengthening Wyoming’s Dementia Community” conference Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Casper College, located at 125 College Drive.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications for 2023

Scholarship applications are available starting Dec. 1 for the Northern Arapaho Endowment for the 2023-24 academic year at the University of Wyoming.

Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment Scholarship Applications for 2023

Scholarship applications are available starting Dec. 1 for the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment for the 2023-24 academic year at the University of Wyoming.

UWs Koprowski Receives Aldo Leopold Memorial Award

The most effective way to advance wildlife conservation is through partnerships, says John Koprowski, dean of the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

UW to Host Wellness, Destress Events for Students

A variety of free activities are planned to help University of Wyoming students deal with stress in healthy ways as the semester comes to a close.

UW Survey Finds Donald Trump Remains Popular in Wyoming

Former President Donald Trump remains popular among the people of Wyoming, according to a recent University of Wyoming survey.

UW Science Initiative Educators Present Active

Seven Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP) educators from the University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College recently presented projects at the Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

UW Parking Permits for Spring Available Starting Dec. 1

University of Wyoming parking permits for the spring semester can be renewed or purchased beginning Thursday, Dec. 1.

Former CEO of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to Speak at UW

Jerry Blann, former president and CEO of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR), will discuss the past, present and future of the ski industry at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Trustees Move Forward on Presidents Evaluation

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has reviewed input from UW faculty, staff, students and external stakeholders as it evaluates the performance of President Ed Seidel.

UW Trustees Approve New Certificate Programs in Carbon Capture, Land Administration

The University of Wyoming will offer two new certificate programs to equip current students and working professionals in the evolving energy landscape.

UW Planetarium Highlights Holiday Season With Star of the Magi in December

The University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will celebrate the holiday season with a “Star of the Magi” program in December.

UW Housing, Law School Construction Projects Set to Begin

Construction projects for new student housing and an expansion of the College of Law Building could begin in about a month, following action last week by the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

UW Delays Parking Garage Opening, Lot Closures as Parking Areas Added Along North Campus

Due to issues related to materials availability, the opening of the University of Wyoming’s new parking garage will be delayed until during the spring semester.

UW Appoints VP for Online, Continuing Education

An experienced higher education administrator who has developed online education programs at multiple institutions has been appointed as the University of Wyoming’s vice provost for online and continuing education.

UWs Second Annual Wild and Working Lands Film Festival Open for Submissions

Submissions for the second annual Wild and Working Lands Film Festival, sponsored by the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, are now being accepted.

UWs Khasilova Receives International Volunteer Award

Dilnoza Khasilova, a University of Wyoming Global Engagement Fellow, recently received an international volunteer service award from NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

UW, Wyoming Wool Initiative Launch Inaugural Lamb

This fall, the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Wool Initiative launched the state’s first Lamb-a-Year program.

UW Assistant Lecturer Receives Teacher Award From State Language Association

Adriana Noya, right, a UW Department of Modern and Classical Languages assistant lecturer, is presented the Teacher of the Year Award from Wyoming Association of Language Teachers President Hope McKay during a recent ceremony in Casper. (Tracy Kirven Photo) A University of Wyoming assistant lecture

UW Appoints VP for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The director of Cornell University’s Student Disability Services (SDS) has been appointed as the University of Wyoming’s first full-time vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Goshen County Start-Up Challenge Announces Pitch Night Winners

Three businesses were named winners at the first-ever IMPACT Goshen County Pitch Night, which took place Nov. 10 in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington.

UW Will Add Chick-fil-A to Wyoming Union Dining Options

Aiming to meet consumer demand and increase traffic in the Wyoming Union, the University of Wyoming will open a Chick-fil-A dining option in the 2023-24 academic year.

Request for Expression of Interest for State Direct Air Capture Initiatives Released by UWs SER

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER), the Wyoming Business Council (WBC) and the Wyoming Energy Authority (WEA) have released a request for expression of interest to solicit input from key stakeholders on direct air capture activities and initiatives in Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 21

A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Black 14, LDS Church Donate 40,000 Pounds of Food to UW, Cathedral Home Pantries

John Griffin, a member of the University of Wyoming’s Black 14 from Denver, Colo., says the football players’ initiative of helping others is living up to its name.

UWs Kobulnicky to Host Screening of Luminous Documentary Film

The film “Luminous,” about Larry Molnar, an astronomer who predicts an exploding star, will screen Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room. (Chip Kobulnicky Photo) A University of Wyoming faculty member will emcee a screening of the documentary film “Luminous” Saturday, Dec. 3,

UW School of Pharmacy Faculty Member Honored With ASPL Award

A faculty member with the University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MSHSA) program is the recipient of the American Society for Pharmacy Law’s (ASPL) Joseph L. Fink III Founders Award.

UW in Your Community Event Nov. 29 in Gillette

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 Campbell County during a “UW in Your Community” gathering Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Gillette.

UW Law Professors Book Promotes Dialogue About Colorado River System

A University of Wyoming faculty member edited a new book that examines the Colorado River system and the Colorado River Compact, a century-old water-use agreement among seven basin states.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Nov. 18

The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Laramie’s Hilton Garden Inn.

UW Announces Thanksgiving Closures

Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, for Thanksgiving. UW classes will be dismissed Monday-Friday, Nov. 21-25.

New UW Extension Publications Estimate Economic Impact of Removing Federal Grazing

A new series of publications from University of Wyoming Extension examines the economic impacts of eliminating livestock grazing on federal land in Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon.

Lights on Laramie Display Saturday Night

An emergent technology display, “Lights on Laramie,” will take place Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8-10 p.m. at the Laramie Railroad Depot.

UWs Wyoming WWAMI Program Faculty Members Receive Awards

Two University of Wyoming WWAMI Medical Education Program faculty members recently were recognized for their dedication to student learning.

UWs Carr Helps Casper College Professor Drill Down on Douglas Crater Theories

The best science is often done in collaboration, when researchers with different specialties bring their skills together to tackle probing questions.

UWs Carman to Represent Wyoming on WICHE Commission

Kevin Carman, the University of Wyoming’s provost and executive vice president, has been appointed to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), representing Wyoming.

UW College of Health Sciences Honors Distinguished Alumni

The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences honored six of its alumni during UW’s recent Homecoming.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Nov. 16

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive reports on a variety of initiatives and consider a new campus dining option during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 16-18.

Ben Markley Big Band to Perform With UW Jazz Ensembles Nov. 16

The Ben Markley Big Band will perform two public concerts with University of Wyoming jazz ensembles as part of the band’s residency at UW Nov. 15-17.

UW School of Pharmacy Associate Professor Studies Dangers of E

Walking around any university campus in the United States will reveal many familiar scenes, such as lots of bicycles and students with backpacks. Another increasingly common sight is students using electronic cigarettes.

UW President, Partner to Host Community Holiday Open House Dec. 5

University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel and his partner, Gabrielle Allen, will host a Community Holiday Open House Monday, Dec. 5, at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center for all UW employees and students, their families and members of the Laramie community.

UW, Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Webinar on Accessing Capital

Accessing capital is always a challenge for small-business owners.

7220 Entertainment to Host Friendsgiving Dinner Nov. 18 at UW

Friendsgiving Dinner, sponsored by the University of Wyoming’s 7220 Entertainment, is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Hypo Footwear Founder to Speak at UW

The founder of Laramie- and Denver-based Hypo Footwear will speak at the University of Wyoming Monday, Nov. 14, as part of the Wyoming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (WyCEI) speaker series.

Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to Perform Nov. 10 at UW

The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present “Changemakers,” a concert featuring contemporary and historic composers who have changed the concepts, perceptions and directions of the modern wind band and have influenced those who have followed.

UW Employees Granted Release Time to Vote in General Election

University of Wyoming employees have a maximum of one hour of release time to vote in Tuesday’s Wyoming general election, in accordance with state law and UW policy.

UW College of Business Gains Professor of Entrepreneurship

The University of Wyoming’s College of Business has welcomed world-renowned scholar Jeffrey Covin as the newest faculty member in its Entrepreneurship Program.

Smalley Appointed as UWs AVP for Research

An accomplished researcher, scholar and research administrator with extensive experience in securing research grants has been named associate vice president for research at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming State Librarian, Archivist Appointed as Adjunct Faculty With UW Libraries

The Wyoming state librarian and state archivist were recently awarded adjunct faculty status by the University of Wyoming.

UW Scientist Joins Colleagues in Warning on Climate Change and Insects

A University of Wyoming scholar is among dozens of scientists from around the world warning of serious environmental consequences due to the decline of insects as a result of climate change.

UW Research: COVID Testing Programs May Increase Risky Behavior

Frequent, mandatory surveillance testing was one of the techniques deployed in some jurisdictions in an attempt to control COVID-19, but new research shows that such testing may have the unintended consequence of riskier behavior by those enrolled in the testing.

UW Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2023 need to make a new request by Saturday, Dec. 31.

UW Engineering Department Names First Female Full Professor

Katie Li-Oakey has become the first female full professor in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

New UW EORI Report Provides Insights on Enhancing Oil Production From New Finds

The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has published a study illustrating some of the methodology used to determine the best plan of action for improving production upon discovery of a new oil and gas field or reservoir.

UW to Host International Education Week Nov. 14

The University of Wyoming will host its annual International Education Week Nov. 14-19 with the theme “Think Global: Your Power to Help Heal a Polarized World.”

UW Survey Finds Republicans Expected to Sweep Statewide Races

A recent survey of Wyoming voters shows Republican candidates on track to sweep the statewide races Nov. 8.

UW Survey Finds High Public Confidence in State Election Integrity

Questions of accuracy of vote counts in the 2020 presidential election continue to roil American politics. In contrast, a recent poll of Wyoming residents conducted by the University of Wyoming finds the people of Equality State have great confidence in how elections are handled.

UW Research Scientist Part of Pecora Group Award

A University of Wyoming senior research scientist is part of the AmericaView consortium that was recently honored with a 2021 William Thomas Pecora Group Award from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA.

Sheridan Start

IMPACT 307, Sheridan’s business incubator, has announced three winners for the 2022 Sheridan Start-Up Challenge entrepreneur competition. The Pitch Night event took place Nov. 1 at the historic WYO Theater in Sheridan.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 7

A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

UW Joins Consortium in NSF I

The University of Wyoming has joined seven other universities in the newly awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Great Plains Hub -- a $14 million, five-year effort to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) pro

UW Giving Day Breaks Records While Bringing People Together

The power of community resulted in a history-making UW Giving Day, an annual philanthropic tradition of the University of Wyoming.

UW Cent$ible Nutrition Welcomes Megan McGuffey Skinner as Assistant Director

Megan McGuffey Skinner is the new University of Wyoming Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) assistant director in the College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources.

Front Range Chamber Players to Perform Nov. 9 at UW

The Front Range Chamber Players (FRCP) will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

UW, Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Small Business Saturday Training

Small Business Saturday is right around the corner and, for small-business owners, it can be a make-or-break sales day that sets the tone for the holiday shopping season.

UW Research and Economic Development to Host Broader Impacts Workshop, Fair Nov. 8

The University of Wyoming’s Office of Research and Economic Development is sponsoring a broader impacts workshop for researchers seeking federal funding.

Civic Chorus, Community Band to Perform Nov. 7 at UW

The Laramie Civic Chorus and the Community Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

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Phone: (307) 766-2929

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