2022 University of Wyoming News

UW, Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Webinar on Growing Business Remotely

Whether an entrepreneur is looking to hire employees or an independent contractor is searching for clients, the work-from-home revolution has the potential to elevate or hinder a business.

UW Hosts Articulation Summit With State Community Colleges

The University of Wyoming recently hosted the Wyoming Articulation Summit -- an annual statewide gathering of higher education administrators, faculty, staff and other professionals to discuss transfer articulation efforts, impacts and plans.

New Meal Plan for UW Campus Community Launched

University of Wyoming Dining Services is launching a new meal plan for the campus community -- the Cowboy Combo.

Graduate Certificate in Community and Public Health Launched at UW

An online, asynchronous graduate certificate in community and public health -- that will help better serve regional public health practitioners and University of Wyoming students -- was launched this fall.

UWs Means Compiles List of Recent Accomplishments Focusing on Native Americans

Jeffrey Means, an associate professor and head of the University of Wyoming Department of History, has been compiling quite a list of recent accomplishments, with the focus of his work on the subject of Native Americans.

Avian Influenza Found in Two More Turkey Vultures at UW

Two more turkey vultures on the University of Wyoming’s main campus have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

UWs Blackler Publishes Book About German Identity in Southwest Africa

Adam Blackler, a University of Wyoming assistant professor of history, recently published his first book titled “An Imperial Homeland: Forging German Identity in Southwest Africa.”

UW President to Speak at National Conference on Public

University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel will highlight the Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP) during a conference of national leaders in higher education, industry and government Thursday, Sept. 29, in Denver.

UW Homecoming Set Oct. 17

The University of Wyoming’s annual Homecoming celebration will take place Oct. 17-22, with the theme “Dancing in the Dirt.”

UW Cowgirls Second, Cowboys Fourth at CWC Rodeo

It was bound to happen at some point.

UW Black Studies Center to Examine Martin Luther King Jr.s Final Book

The University of Wyoming’s Black Studies Center will host a book examination in October that focuses on Martin Luther King Jr.’s final book.

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist to Speak at UW Tuesday

Nobel Prize-winning economist Vernon Smith is scheduled to speak at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the University of Wyoming’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

Afghanistan Expert to Speak at UW Wednesday

A former longtime official in Afghanistan who advocates for freedom and democracy in that nation is scheduled to speak Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the University of Wyoming.

UWs LeaRN Brings Author, Podcaster Singal to Campus Oct. 3

University of Wyoming students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to join Jesse Singal, the co-host of the podcast “Blocked and Reported” and the author of “The Quick Fix,” in a live conversation Monday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union’s Yellowstone Ballroom.

UW Wind Symphony to Present Fall Pops Concert Sept. 29

The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will present its Fall Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UW Raccoon Research Ties Temperament With Learning Ability

Results of a four-year University of Wyoming research project involving hundreds of raccoons in Laramie have been published, providing new insights into how wildlife adapts to change in urban settings.

Guest Artists Duo Cintemani to Perform Sept. 30 at UW

Critically acclaimed flute-guitar group Duo Cintemani, featuring guitarist Nicholas Ciraldo and flutist Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 26

A 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.

Watch Party for White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, Health Sept. 28 at UW

A watch party for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health is scheduled throughout the day Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources.

UWs Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Features Prominent Speakers

Charles Hoskinson, a world leader in digital asset technology and entrepreneurship, will be the keynote speaker Friday, Sept. 23, at 6:15 p.m. to close the fifth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon at the University of Wyoming Conference Center.

UW Visits Underway for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion VP Finalists

Two finalists for the position of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Wyoming have visited campus and given public presentations, with two more to go.

Habitat: Artists Books Exhibition on View at UWs Coe Library

An exhibition where artists explore the relationship between words and images is now on display through Sunday, Oct. 30, at the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library.

UW Trustees Seek Input for Presidents Performance Evaluation

As part of its performance evaluation of President Ed Seidel, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is seeking input from UW faculty, staff, students and external stakeholders.

UW Art Museum to Host Visiting Artist Anton Ginzburg Sept. 30

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host visiting artist Anton Ginzburg for an artist talk Friday, Sept. 30, and a workshop Saturday, Oct. 1.

Eight Finalists Compete for $25,000 in Seed Money at 307 Startup Challenge at UW

Eight entries have been selected as finalists for the inaugural 307 Startup Challenge during the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon.

UW Symphony Orchestra to Open 2022

The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) will open its “Expect the Unexpected” season Thursday, Sept. 22.

UW Cowboys Roll to Opening Rodeo Victory

New season. Same result. Nothing has changed except some of the names.

Student Orgs Summit Set Sept. 24 at UW

University of Wyoming students interested in developing their leadership skills are invited to attend the annual Student Orgs Summit Saturday, Sept. 24.

UWs Kean Named VP for Budget and Finance, CFO

Alex Kean, who has filled several roles in the University of Wyoming’s Division of Budget and Finance, has been promoted to the position of vice president for budget and finance and chief financial officer.

UWs Coe Library Houses Model of Schooner Wyoming

An exhibit featuring a model of the schooner Wyoming that was built by a UW alumnus and former professor is on permanent display in the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library.

UW Welcomes New Leader of Department of Petroleum Engineering

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Vamegh Rasouli as the new LeNorman Endowed Leadership Chair of Petroleum Engineering in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

UW Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

The 2022 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/2022uwsecurityreport.pdf.

UW President Appoints Special Assistant

An experienced leader who has filled a variety of roles in higher education has been appointed as a special assistant to University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel.

UW Extension 4-H Educators Earn National and Regional Recognition

University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educators from Washakie, Campbell and Teton counties received national and regional recognition for their innovative 2022 programming.

UW College of Business Draws 300 Students, 85 Companies to Recent Career Fair

This year, the University of Wyoming College of Business embarked on a mission to develop a more inclusive and equitable career fair for its business students.

Team Application Opens for 23rd Annual UW Entrepreneurship Competition

The application period for teams to enter the University of Wyoming’s 23rd annual John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition is now open and runs until noon Monday, Oct. 17. The UW College of Business hosts the student event.

New UW Research Predicts Migratory Pathways of Mule Deer

How do researchers understand where big-game animals migrate across vast landscapes each spring and fall? That is the question asked by biologists from the University of Wyoming and Idaho Department of Fish and Game in a study published this week in the scientific journal Methods in Ecology and Evol

My Wild Land Film Screening Thursday in Laramie

A new documentary series highlighting ranching families that have gone to exceptional lengths to preserve Western ranching and steward big-game populations will be screened in Laramie Thursday, Sept. 22.

WYOpen Stages to Present coop: the lesbian chicken play Sept. 23

WYOpen Stages, a diversity initiative of the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance, will present the premiere of playwright River von Waldron’s “coop: the lesbian chicken play” Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24.

Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Examines Latest in Digital Asset Laws and Regulations Sept. 19

A two-day legislative committee meeting kicks off the start of the fifth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Sept. 19-23.

UWs Spoonhunter to Give Harlow Speaker Series Talk Sept. 21

Tarissa Spoonhunter, the new director of the High Plains American Indian Research Institute at the University of Wyoming, is the featured speaker for the Harlow Speaker Series event Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the renovated UW-National Park Service (NPS) Research Station. The facility is located at the

UW’s Shader Co-Author of New Mathematics Research Book That Explores Inverse Problem

Whether it relates to measuring vibrations in the architectural design of a skyscraper or the frequency and amplitude of a piano string, most inverse problems become mathematical puzzles to solve.

UW Trustees Approve Block Tuition Model, 4 Percent Increase

Starting in the 2023-24 academic year, University of Wyoming undergraduate students taking 12-18 credit hours per semester will pay the same amount of tuition, following action by the UW Board of Trustees Thursday.

UW Oboist Jennifer Stucki to Perform Sept. 25

Oboist Jennifer Stucki will perform Sunday, Sept. 25, as part of the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series.

UW Names Finalists for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion VP

Finalists for the position of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they’re scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning Monday, Sept. 19.

UW Sees Another Increase in Enrollment of First

The number of first-time students attending the University of Wyoming has grown by 10.2 percent this fall, the second year in a row that UW’s incoming class has topped the previous year’s enrollment.

Reception for Latest UW Staff Employees of the Quarter Sept. 21

A combined reception for the past three University of Wyoming Staff Employees of the Quarter is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the College of Business Building atrium. The event is open to the campus community.

Anonymous Gift of $1 Million Creates UW International Wildlife Conservation Chair

The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources received a $1 million planned gift from an anonymous donor that will establish the International Wildlife Conservation Chair.

307 Startup Challenge Deadline Is Sept. 19 for UW Event

The application deadline for new blockchain businesses to compete in the 307 Startup Challenge is Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 a.m. The challenge is Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. as part of the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede.

Wyoming Manufacturing Works Center Brings Supply Chain Support to Manufacturers

Connecting Wyoming manufacturers and suppliers will soon be a lot easier. The Wyoming Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Manufacturing Works, will launch a new program called CONNEX Wyoming Sept. 29 to strengthen the local and domestic manufacturing supply chain.

UW Healthy U Program Offers Free In-Person, Virtual Workshops

The Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) at the University of Wyoming will offer a free Healthy U workshop series with in-person and virtual options for Wyoming residents.

Four-Time Defending Regional Champion UW Rodeo Teams Open at Chadron This Weekend

After winning four straight Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) titles, the University of Wyoming rodeo teams want to take it to the next level.

WWC Engineering Names Three UW Recipients of Paul Rechard Memorial Scholarship

Three University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Physical Sciences students recently received the WWC Engineering 2022 Paul Rechard Memorial Scholarship for their “outstanding pursuit of civil and architectural engineering or construction management degree programs.”

Federal Grant to Expand UW Center on Agings Healthy U Program

A $670,000 federal grant will help the University of Wyoming’s Center on Aging (WyCOA) and its state partners strengthen and expand chronic disease self-management education and support programs across the state.

UWs WIND, WyTN Celebrate Telehealth Awareness Week

The Wyoming Telehealth Network (WyTN), which includes the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming, is celebrating Telehealth Awareness Week Sept. 18-24.

UWs Wagner Part of NSF Grant Team That Will Study African Lake Affected by Climate Change

Katie Wagner, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Botany, is part of a research team that received a $2.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant designed to look at the effects of climate change on a large lake crucial to the ecosystem and the people living i

UW Wallop Engagement Program Expands Partnership With Teachers, Launches Community Project

The Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program at the University of Wyoming is expanding its partnership with Wyoming teachers and launching a community resilience conversations program, with three planned listening sessions later this month.

UW Students Invited to Chancey Williams Concert for Free at Wyoming Blockchain Stampede

Chancey Williams returns to the University of Wyoming with a concert Friday, Sept. 23, celebrating the fifth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon.

UW Encourages Observance of Constitution Day Sept. 17

The University of Wyoming encourages students, faculty and staff to observe Constitution Day, the annual federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Sept. 14

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a proposal to move to a block tuition model for most UW students during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 14-16.

Sweetwater County Innovation Launchpad Pitch Night Set Sept. 27

The first Sweetwater County Innovation Launchpad (SCIL) is down to six finalist teams that will compete in a Pitch Night competition Tuesday, Sept. 27. This is a date change from when the event was originally scheduled.

Staff Members Win Door Prizes at UW Employee Social

Six University of Wyoming staff members won door prizes during last week’s UW Employee Social in Pokes Pub and Gameroom on the bottom floor of the Wyoming Union.

Seidel Names Inaugural UW Presidential Fellows

Four University of Wyoming faculty members have been selected by President Ed Seidel from among 26 applicants to serve in the first cohort of UW’s Presidential Fellows Program.

More Than Just an Armband Black 14 Exhibition Opens at UW American Heritage Center

“More Than Just an Armband,” an exhibition about the dismissal of the Black 14 players from the University of Wyoming football team in 1969 and the impact of that historical event, is now on display through December at UW’s American Heritage Center (AHC).

Arch Resources Supports UW School of Energy Resources With $500,000 Gift

Arch Resources Inc. has committed a $500,000 gift to the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) to advance the school’s globally recognized carbon management initiatives as well as its ongoing efforts to drive innovative land reclamation practices.

UWs Boothby Receives NASA Grant to Study Effects of Water Loss on Tardigrades

Thomas Boothby, a University of Wyoming assistant professor of molecular biology, recently received an $857,794 NASA grant to study the effects of water loss on tardigrades.

UW STEM Carnival, Science Initiative Building Grand Opening Sept. 16

Members of the University of Wyoming community and the public will celebrate the opening of UW’s Science Initiative Building and participate in a variety of science activities during UW’s inaugural STEM Carnival Friday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

UW School of Energy Resources, Wold Foundation Host Symposium on Wyomings Energy Future

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) and the Wold Foundation will host a joint symposium Thursday, Sept. 15, that focuses on the state’s energy future.

UW Names Spoonhunter Director of High Plains American Indian Research Institute

An experienced scholar in American Indian studies who grew up on Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Reservation and has worked for nearly a decade on Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation has been selected to facilitate research partnerships between the University of Wyoming and the Wind River tribes.

UW Extension Releases New High

University of Wyoming Extension recently released its new “High-Altitude Baking” cookbook, a collection of original elevation-adjusted and user-tested recipes ranging from cakes and cookies to scones, muffins, breads and pizza.

UW Professor Named Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust Partner of the Year

Kevin Monteith, a University of Wyoming professor and Wyoming Excellence Chair, recently was named the 2022 Partner of the Year by the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust (WWNRT).

UW College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Students Take Career Trek to Seattle

Several University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Physical Sciences students participated in a career trek to Seattle, Wash., during their summer break.

Riner, Wu to Perform in UW Faculty Recital Series Sept. 18

The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series continues Sunday, Sept. 18, with a performance by Nicole Riner, flute, and Chi-Chen Wu, piano.

Former UW Ph.D. Student Leads Research That Finds Forest Drought Affected by Differences in Underlying Bedrock Composition

Russell Callahan, a former University of Wyoming Ph.D. student, led research in California that found differences in underlying bedrock composition are a key factor in how tree stands in forests respond to drought after wildfires.

UW’s IMPACT 307 Announces First-Ever Carbon County Start-Up Challenge

IMPACT 307 has expanded into Carbon County and is launching the first-ever Carbon County Start-Up Challenge (CCSC).

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