2022 University of Wyoming News

UW Mortar Board Chapter Honors Top Profs

University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel hosted the members of UW’s Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board for the 42nd annual Top Prof dinner to honor the professors each member selected who have positively influenced their lives at UW.

IMPACT 307s Startup Unlocked Labs Accepted Into IndieBio San Francisco Accelerator Program

A University of Wyoming startup company focused on developing a gout probiotic has been accepted into IndieBio’s newest San Francisco cohort.

UW Researcher Leads Study Indicating Southern California Mountain Lions Genetic Connectivity Dangerously Low

Urbanization is decreasing wildlife habitat and connectivity worldwide, including for mountain lions in California. Mountain lion or puma populations along that state’s central and southern coastal habitats have experienced rapid fragmentation from development, leading to a call for demographic and

UW Names Four Finalists for Research VP

Finalists for the position of vice president for research and economic development at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they are scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning Thursday, Jan. 27.

Third UW Student Wins Tuition, Fees Grand Prize for Reporting Vaccination

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

Learn Dos and Donts of UW and Laramie Recycling Programs

Members of the University of Wyoming community have the opportunity to recycle many waste materials in Laramie, but there are differences in the university’s on-campus recycling program and the program operated by the city of Laramie.

UWs WLC Service Program Offers Free Language and Culture Sessions Via Zoom for Spring Semester

Registration for free world language and culture sessions from the University of Wyoming’s World Language and Culture Program (WLCP) will open Feb. 1-7.

UWs Toohey, Murphy Receive NSF Grant to Study Archaeological Evidence of Economic Inequality in Peruvian Andes

Two University of Wyoming anthropology professors recently received a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to conduct archaeological research in the northern Peruvian Andes focused on understanding the origins and development of economic inequality in emerging complex societies.

Dedicated Wyoming Philanthropist Once Again Transforms UW Programs

A gift of more than $1 million from Wyoming philanthropist Susie McMurry will support the Western Thunder Marching Band and the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming.

UW Introduces New Student Success Platform

Access to the multitude of resources at the University of Wyoming now can be found at the fingertips of current students.

UW Student Health Service Offers Moderna COVID

University of Wyoming students can receive Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses and boosters as well as flu shots during a special clinic at UW’s Student Health Service Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 1-4 p.m.

UW Director of Education Abroad Shelley Jewell Selected as Gilman Advisor Ambassador

Shelley Jewell, the education abroad director for the University of Wyoming’s Global Engagement Office, has been selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to serve as an inaugural Gilman Advisor Ambassador.

UW Libraries to Participate in Streaming Media Study

University of Wyoming Libraries will participate in a study to better understand the educational need for streaming media and improve related services and infrastructure.

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 Wednesday, Feb. 2.

UW Trio to Perform at New Yorks Carnegie Hall March 1

Helios Piano Trio, a dynamic ensemble composed of award-winning artist faculty from the University of Wyoming, will perform its debut recital March 1 in New York City’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Two New Exhibitions on Display at UW Art Museum

Two new exhibitions are now on display for the spring semester at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW Faculty Members Encouraged to Submit Papers for Release in Advance

University of Wyoming faculty members who have upcoming research papers that will be published in the following journals -- Nature, Science or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- are encouraged to let UW Institutional Communications know well in advance.

UW Faculty Members Can Be Added to Experts List

University of Wyoming Institutional Communications is looking to expand its UW faculty expert list.

UW Extension Releases Wildlife Migration Corridor Landowner Benefits Bulletin

University of Wyoming Extension has released a bulletin publication titled “RD2H Migration Corridor Landowner Benefits” that outlines the benefits of wildlife migration corridors to landowners and Wyoming.

UW Researcher Receives Grant for Improved Understanding of Plant Water Limitations Across Species

A University of Wyoming researcher and her colleague recently received a grant to increase the understanding of plant water limitations across various species.

UW Professor Elected President of Association for Science Teacher Education

University of Wyoming Professor Andrea Burrows has been elected to serve as president of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) in 2023. The organization is a leading voice in conversations about science teacher education research, policy and practice.

New UW-Produced Film Explores Barriers to Big-Game Migration

A new wildlife documentary puts the spotlight on obstacles that elk, mule deer and other hooved mammals face during their migrations, and how people are working together to help animals keep moving.

UW to Provide High-Quality Masks As Spring Semester Begins

Masks that provide optimal protection against the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant will be distributed around the University of Wyoming campus when spring semester classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 18.

UW Responds to High Court Ruling on Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

The University of Wyoming is working to comply with a federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate for its units that serve Medicaid and Medicare patients, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday.

UWs EORI Publishes Interactive Mapping App for Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative

The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has published a new Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) mapping application, offering users access to information on Wyoming’s carbon dioxide industrial facilities, WPCI corridor routes, active pipelines, and CO2 usage and st

UW Joins Buffalo Bill Center, UK Institutions in Digital Humanities Project

Researchers at the University of Wyoming and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West have joined international colleagues in Wales in a new project aimed at developing digital tools to analyze historical book illustrations to gain a more thorough understanding of history.

UW Names Anthropology Building for Late Archaeologist George Frison

The University of Wyoming’s Anthropology Building now bears the name of George Frison, a Worland native and UW graduate who achieved international acclaim as an archaeologist during a lengthy career as a UW faculty member.

Reception for Keener Fry Jan. 20 at UWs Gateway Center

A reception for Keener Fry, who will retire at the end of January as the executive director of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA), is 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center’s Legacy Hall.

UW Trustees Approve Launch of School of Computing

The University of Wyoming’s commitment to raise its performance in computing and technology, both to improve students’ education and better serve the state and nation, has taken a major step forward with the creation of a new School of Computing.

UW College of Health Sciences Offers New Program to Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

University of Wyoming students, staff and faculty from across campus are invited to join a new diabetes prevention program -- offered through the UW College of Health Sciences -- aimed at preventing Type 2 diabetes.

UW Ranks Highly in List of Economics Graduate Programs

The University of Wyoming’s Ph.D. program in economics has received high marks in a new worldwide ranking based on the academic success of graduates.

UWs McConigley Receives National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

An assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Honors College has been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a 2022 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000.

UW, Other Researchers Find Concerns for Animals Tied to Same Habitats

Some wildlife are stuck in their ways. Like humans, wild animals often return to the same places to eat, walk on the same paths to travel and use the same places to raise their young.

UWYO Roundup Updates, Adds Routes for Spring Semester

UWYO Roundup, the University of Wyoming’s transit system, is starting the new year with updates to the popular Express routes and the return of the Campus Commuter service beginning today (Monday).

UW Violence Prevention Program Receives Technology Grant

A $5,000 technology grant will help purchase updated software for Green Dot -- the University of Wyoming’s bystander intervention program.

UW Service Organization Collaborates With United Way for MLK Day of Service Jan. 17

The University of Wyoming’s Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office is collaborating with United Way of Albany County to support Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service Monday, Jan. 17.

UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic Launches Teaching Reading, Writing Podcast

The University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic (LRCC) has launched a podcast to help teachers and families improve literacy instruction.

UW Announces MLK/Equality Day Closures

Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Wyoming Equality Day.

Open House Tours of UW Biocontainment Facility Postponed

Open house tours of the University of Wyoming’s Biocontainment Facility set for Jan. 21 have been postponed due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Laramie area.

UW Students, Employees Can Avoid Quarantine by Reporting COVID

University of Wyoming students and employees now have the ability to report receiving booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines on the Student Health Service and employee HCM online systems.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Jan. 12

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a proposal to create a new School of Computing and receive updates on other issues during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 12-14.

UW Adjusts COVID Approach From Containment to Management; Eliminates Mass Testing Requirement

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant -- and the need to move from attempting to contain COVID-19 to managing the virus -- have prompted changes in the University of Wyoming’s plans for the spring semester.

Reception for UWs Theobald Jan. 13 at Gateway Center

Members of the University of Wyoming community are invited to a reception for former Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Neil Theobald Thursday, Jan. 13, from 4:45-6 p.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center’s Legacy Hall.

UW Research Project Seeks State Residents Input on Community Needs Through Pictures

The University of Wyoming’s “Profiles in Wyoming Resilience” research project is gathering citizen input to help obtain a better picture -- documented through submitted photographs -- of the opportunities and barriers the Cowboy State’s residents face in the areas of academic attainment, employment

More Prizes for UW Students Whove Reported Vaccination

Two more University of Wyoming students who have reported being vaccinated for COVID-19 will win up to $4,500 in tuition and fees for the spring semester in drawings in coming weeks.

Wyoming CarbonSAFE Project Team Drills Second Exploratory Well at Dry Fork Station

Led by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) and in collaboration with Basin Electric Power Cooperative, a team of researchers and partners on the Wyoming CarbonSAFE Project recently began drilling a second deep test well for site characterization.

Required COVID Testing for UW Students, Employees Jan. 12

All University of Wyoming employees and students who will spend any time on campus in the spring semester are required to be tested for COVID-19 next week, in a one-time testing program similar to the one that took place at the start of the fall semester.

UW to Host WYTeach High School Competition to Spark Interest in Teaching

The University of Wyoming College of Education and UW Trustees Education Initiative are collaborating with Mursion, a company that develops virtual reality training simulations, to present the second annual WYTeach competition for high school students.

UW Students Use Remote Sensing to Solve Family Land Issues

Two University of Wyoming agroecology majors are using free satellite images to help knock out musk thistle strangling rangeland productivity and to scrutinize the effects of damage into the future from a heavy rain-caused event washing away dry beans.

UW Reclamation Resource Scientist Receives Lifetime Teaching Honor

A professor whose teaching and research focus on reclamation issues that have state and international significance has received a lifetime teaching honor from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

UW Offers Support to Students Affected by Colorado Fires

The University of Wyoming is individually reaching out and offering support to a number of students and prospective students who live in the area northwest of Denver devastated by last week’s wildfires.

UW Biosafety Lab Launches After More Than a Decade of Effort

The launch of a long-awaited biosafety laboratory at the University of Wyoming this month will enable scientists to investigate deadly biological agents, including the bacteria that cause brucellosis.

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