2022 University of Wyoming News

Agencies, Tribes, Landowners, Scholars, Students Come Together for Yellowstone at 150

A symposium co-hosted last month by the University of Wyoming’s College of Law and Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources brought together more than 350 people, virtually and in person, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone, the nation’s first national park.

UW Rodeo Teams Wrap Up Season at CNFR

It was not the ending that the University of Wyoming rodeo teams were looking for at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper last weekend.

UW Ph.D. Student Awarded Fellowship to Develop Latino School Leaders

A University of Wyoming Ph.D. student in the curriculum and instruction program’s literacy education concentration recently was selected for a fellowship from the Latino Educator and Administrator Development (LEAD) program.

Two UW Cowboys Qualify for CNFRs Short Go

Even though they did not compete in their respective events during the closing of the College National Finals Rodeo’s third round in Casper Friday, University of Wyoming Cowboy team members Austin Hurlburt and Brice Patterson did enough during the week to qualify for Saturday’s short go.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Deans and Deans Freshman Honor Rolls: Nonresident

The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2022 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

UWs Hurlburt Jumps to Fourth in CNFR Steer Wrestling; Patterson Eighth in Saddle Broncs

It’s a good thing that Austin Hurlburt took a couple of days off to go back to his home state in Nebraska to not think about his final steer wrestling run at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper.

UW Students Compete in Solar Decathlon for Next

Students from the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science are among 23 finalist teams -- representing 23 collegiate institutions spanning four countries -- in the 2023 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 20th annual Solar Decathlon Build Challenge.

UW Science Initiative Collaborates With Snowy Range Academy for Field

Eight University of Wyoming faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students recently collaborated with 22 Snowy Range Academy fifth grade students on field-based research projects in Curt Gowdy State Park.

Two UW Cowgirls Still in CNFR Goat Tying Short Go Contention

Two days before the start of the fall rodeo season, University of Wyoming Cowgirl Kelsey Lensegrav’s goat tying horse developed a serious abscess in its back hoof. The veterinarian had to drill into the hoof to drain the swollen area. The Interior, S.D., graduate student was left without a horse for

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Deans and Deans Freshman Honor Rolls: Resident

The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2022 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

UWs Short Go Contenders Come Up Short at CNFRs Third Round

Two University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team members were sitting high and in contention for short go bids at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper after two rounds. The third was not kind to the Cowboy pair Tuesday night.

UW Cowboys, Cowgirls Make Move in CNFR Second Round

Three University of Wyoming Cowboys made their move Tuesday morning in a bid to reach the College National Finals Rodeo short go Saturday night. Three UW Cowgirls also remained in contention in goat tying.

UW School of Pharmacy Faculty Member Receives Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award

A faculty member with the University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy has received the 2022 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award, presented by the Colorado Pharmacists Society.

UW Cowgirl Faith Hoffman Second After First Round of Goat Tying

It was time for one of the University of Wyoming Cowgirl rodeo team members to step up at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) Monday at Casper’s Ford Wyoming Center.

UW-Casper’s Li, Maddox Receive Zimmerman Award

Li Li and Paul Maddox are the first recipients of the Zimmerman Faculty Fellowship that supports the work of junior and midcareer faculty members at the University of Wyoming-Casper.

UW Bronc Riders Record Mixed Bag on Opening Day at CNFR

The University of Wyoming’s roughstock riders were a large part of the Cowboys’ team success this year, dominating in the Central Rocky Mountain Region.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Presidents Honor Roll: Nonresident

The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2022 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

Spring Issue of UWyo Magazine Offers Guide for Incoming Students

The spring issue of UWyo Magazine -- the University of Wyoming’s flagship publication -- provides a guide for new students with advice from experts and Cowboy Coach upperclassmen.

Mountain West Innovation Summit at UW Unites National Leaders to Advance U.S. Competitiveness

The University of Wyoming will host distinguished leaders from across American industry, higher education, national laboratories and government to develop concrete policy recommendations aimed at keeping the United States at the forefront of innovation and economic competitiveness.

UW Extension Celebrates Outstanding Performance With 2021 Awards

At its annual spring conference in Laramie, University of Wyoming Extension congratulated the following 2021 award recipients for their dedication and service.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday via Teleconference

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider UW’s budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, June 15.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Presidents Honor Roll: Resident

The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2022 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

Andy Wheelock Band to Perform in UW Summer Concert Series June 15

The Andy Wheelock Band will perform in the University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, on Simpson Plaza.

UW Students Receive American Heritage Center Undergraduate Research Award

Three University of Wyoming students are the recipients of the UW American Heritage Center (AHC) Undergraduate Research Award.

UW Extension, Partners Launch Summer Internship for Beginning Ranchers, Farmers

University of Wyoming Extension, in partnership with local producers and UW’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has launched an internship program for beginning ranchers and farmers.

UW Construction Management Program Graduates First Class

Twenty-seven University of Wyoming students are the first to obtain a Bachelor of Science in construction management through the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science.

UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Graduates First Process Control Minor Class

The first two University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science Department of Chemical Engineering students with minors in process control were part of the university’s spring 2022 graduating class.

Wyoming Summer Flute Intensive Recital June 9 at UW

Faculty and student teaching assistants in the Wyoming Summer Flute Intensive will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The program is free and open to the public.

UWs Snowy Range Summer Theatre Announces Schedule Change for Charlie Brown Musical

The opening weekend of the University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances and to ensure the best experience for patrons.

Kaspen Haley to Perform in UW Summer Concert Series June 8

Casper-based singer-songwriter Kaspen Haley will bring his brand of Americana, blues, rock and country to the University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series Wednesday, June 8.

UW Teams Prepare for College National Finals Rodeo June 12

In 1961, John F. Kennedy’s presidency had just begun; Western classics “Gunsmoke” and “The Guns of Navarone” dominated black and white televisions and movie box offices nationally; and gas was just 31 cents per gallon.

UW School of Energy Resources, College of Law Launch 3+3 Accelerated Degree Program

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) has launched an accelerated degree program in collaboration with the College of Law.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet June 24

The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Laramie’s Hilton Garden Inn for its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting.

UW Art Museum Receives Grant to Support New West Exhibition

The University of Wyoming Art Museum has received a $43,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support an upcoming exhibition.

University of Wyoming Press Seeks Book Proposals, Offers Editorial Support

The University of Wyoming Press (UWyoP), a new imprint of the University Press of Colorado consortium, is seeking proposals for book-length scholarly manuscripts from UW scholars.

UWs Biodiversity Institute to Host Summer Bat Walks Around Wyoming

Some cities and towns in Wyoming will be going a little batty this summer.

New Research Shows Long-Term Personality Traits Influence Problem-Solving in Zebra Finches

Personality is not unique to humans. New research published in the Royal Society Open Science journal demonstrates that zebra finches have personalities, and some traits are consistent over two years of the birds’ lives.

UW Names Finalists for Human Resources AVP

Finalists for the position of associate vice president for human resources at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they’re scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning Tuesday, June 7.

UW Oral History Team to Collect Information From Kemmerer, Diamondville Residents

A University of Wyoming team of students, faculty and professionals will be in Kemmerer and Diamondville June 15-24 for a 10-day field school to collect oral histories and videography to chronicle local residents’ experiences.

UW Academic Affairs, Graduate Council Select 2022 Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate Council have selected the 2022 winners of graduate student and mentor awards for outstanding teaching and research.

UWs Snowy Range Summer Theatre Opens With Charlie Brown Musical

The University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre opens its 69th season with “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

June Public Events Celebrate Pride Month at UW

Free public events are scheduled each Friday in June to celebrate Pride Month at the University of Wyoming.

UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic Announces Interim Executive Director

Kimberly Gustafson has been named the interim executive director of the University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic (LRCC).

Kobulnicky Receives UW Foundation Stewardship Award

University of Wyoming Department of Physics and Astronomy Professor Chip Kobulnicky has received the UW Foundation Stewardship Award.

UWs American Heritage Center Announces Wyoming History Day Winners

Over 100 students from across Wyoming participated in the in-person return of Wyoming History Day, which took place April 25 at the University of Wyoming.

UW Summer Concert Series Returns With First Performance June 1

A Sheridan County band opens the free public Summer Concert Series Wednesday, June 1, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Postdoctoral Research Fellow Explores Water Content in Deep Earth Volcanic Magma

Magmatic volatile contents, such as water, are abundant in volcanic arc melts and influence magma evolution, dynamics of volcanic eruptions and the formation of ore deposits.

UW Planetariums Tuesday Programs Temporarily Moving to Saturdays

The University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium normally hosts its educational programming Tuesday nights. However, those programs are temporarily moving to Saturday evening’s lineup for June, and possibly for the summer.

Sweetwater County Innovation Launchpad Extends Deadline to June 3

Due to entrepreneurial interest in southwestern Wyoming, IMPACT Sweetwater is extending the Sweetwater County Innovation Launchpad (SCIL) deadline to Friday, June 3.

UW Wool Judging Team Finishes 2021

The University of Wyoming wool judging team wrapped up a successful 2021-22 season with a fourth-place finish at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo wool judging competition.

UW Announces Memorial Day Closures

Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

Orrin Koenig Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

Orrin Koenig, a senior library assistant, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming Libraries Outstanding Staff Award for his contributions in 2021.

Justin Piccorelli Receives UW’s Hollon Family Off-Campus Teaching Award

Justin Piccorelli’s teaching philosophy emphasizes equity, community and discussion, all of which are complicated by having some of his University of Wyoming students in an actual classroom and others spread out across the state.

UW School of Energy Resources Student Presents at Air Sensors International Conference

Austin Moon, a University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) student, presented a paper co-written with Robert Field, UW atmospheric science associate research professor, at the recent Air Sensors International Conference (ASIC) in Pasadena, Calif.

Seidel Launches UW Presidential Fellows Program

The University of Wyoming’s Office of the President is seeking applicants from among UW’s faculty for a new Presidential Fellows Program.

Manufacturing Works Approved for $3.5M in Federal Funding

A Wyoming program that helps manufacturers achieve success has been approved for five more years of federal funding.

Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, UW Extension Release New Thistle Field Guide

The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) at the University of Wyoming has released a new field guide on Wyoming thistles, designed to assist those who work or recreate outdoors in identifying native and nonnative thistles.

Research Confirms Eastern Wyoming Paleoindian Site as Americas Oldest Mine

Archaeological excavations led by Wyoming’s state archaeologist and involving University of Wyoming researchers have confirmed that an ancient mine in eastern Wyoming was used by humans to produce red ocher starting nearly 13,000 years ago.

UWs IMPACT 307 to Host Lunch and Learn Series Webinar May 25

IMPACT 307, a University of Wyoming program, will host “Data Room Best Practices,” a new “Lunch and Learn” series webinar, Wednesday, May 25, from noon-1 p.m.

UWPD to Begin Bicycle Roundup Sunday

The University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) will conduct its annual bicycle roundup on campus starting Sunday, May 22.

Salas, Salazar Earn Top UW College of Law Scholarships

Jessie Salas and Cristina Salazar are the recipients of Brimmer Scholars awards -- the University of Wyoming College of Law’s most prestigious scholarship -- for the 2022-23 academic year.

Wyoming Public Radio at UW Wins Three Regional Murrow Awards

Wyoming Public Radio (WPR), based at the University of Wyoming, has won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the categories of hard news, excellence in sound and news documentary.

UW, CWC Collaborate to Offer Entrepreneur Essentials Course

The University of Wyoming’s College of Business and Wyoming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (WyCEI), in collaboration with Central Wyoming College (CWC), will offer the Entrepreneur Essentials (e2) course starting June 17.

Awards Add Up at 2022 UW-Led Mathcounts Competition

Ashley Olson, of Carey Junior High School in Cheyenne, took home first-place individual honors at the Wyoming State Mathcounts competition hosted by the University of Wyoming.

UW Faculty Members Win First Presidential Scholarly Achievement Awards

Fourteen high-achieving University of Wyoming faculty members have been selected as recipients of the inaugural Presidential Scholarly Achievement Awards.

Stephen Boss Named Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarian at UW

Stephen Boss, an associate librarian at University of Wyoming Libraries, is the recipient of UW’s 2022 Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award.

Yeung Receives UWs Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

A longtime University of Wyoming faculty member who has helped thousands of students navigate the difficult introductory calculus course has been honored for his excellent work with students.

UWYO Roundup Announces Summer Hours

Summer hours begin today (Monday) for UWYO Roundup, the University of Wyoming’s transit system.

UWs Marci Smith Receives Honor for Excellence in Teaching

An enthusiastic and engaging educator, who cares about her students and their success, both in and out of the classroom, is a recipient of a top teaching award at the University of Wyoming.

UWs Jianting Zhu Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

University of Wyoming students in Jianting “Julian” Zhu’s “Fluid Dynamics” class -- considered one of the toughest for engineering majors -- once gave him an unsolicited standing ovation on the last day of class. One student who flunked that same course still gave Zhu a high teaching evaluation rati

UW Wins $20M Grant to Study Climate-Driven Changes to State’s Water Suppl

A five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of Wyoming will allow researchers to work with Wyoming’s communities to deal with expected significant and lasting changes in water availability.

A Message from the President: We Welcome Diversity

On Saturday, the university celebrated spring 2022 commencement with a series of events that showcased the best of what makes us special: our students, our staff, our faculty and our ability to openly embrace and debate complex issues. One of our speakers made remarks regarding biological sex that m

UW Leads Research That Finds Western Glacier Stoneflies in New Wyoming Locations

A group of researchers, led by the University of Wyoming, recently discovered the western glacier stonefly -- Wyoming’s only insect protected under the Endangered Species Act -- has a range wider than previously known.

UW Graduate Student Serves Overseas Communities Without Leaving US

Emily Donaldson, a University of Wyoming master’s degree student, participated in the first-ever Peace Corps Virtual Service Pilot (VSP) program that connects volunteers with communities abroad.

UW Establishes Ripple Blockchain Collaboratory to Support Education and Research

A gift from Ripple, a leading provider of enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions, will establish a Ripple Blockchain Collaboratory at the University of Wyoming, which will foster innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and cybersecurity to help transform the finance and technology industries.

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