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October UW News

UW College of Business and Honors College Receive Heywood Fund Awards

The University of Wyoming’s College of Business and the Honors College each were facing their own quandaries -- how to improve, upgrade and better use key space in their respective facilities with limited financing.

UW’s Biodiversity Institute to Host ‘Buffalo Tales’ Event Nov. 16

Student educational displays, documentary film screenings, Indian tacos and a question-and-answer session with Jason Baldes will all be part of a Wyoming PBS event that will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.

UW and Wyoming APEX Accelerator to Host Veterans Workshop Series

Veterans who are small-business owners will have an opportunity to learn about contracting with the federal government Tuesday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 9.

UW Community Invited to ‘Mental Wellness in the Workplace’ Seminar

University of Wyoming community members are invited to a free “Mental Wellness in the Workplace” seminar from noon-4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

UW Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2024 need to make a new request by Sunday, Dec. 31.

‘Sounds of Religion’ Exhibition To Be on View at UW’s Coe Library

An educational Smithsonian poster exhibition that presents the history of religious sounds will be on display at the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1.

UW English Professor Publishes Book on Postcolonial Urban Planning

Julia Obert, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of English, has released her second book, “The Making and Unmaking of Colonial Cities: Urban Planning, Imperial Power, and the Improvisational Itineraries of the Poor,” which was published by Oxford University Press.

UW’s Live Edge Trio Hosts Trumpet Player John Lake Nov. 6

Fresh off its debut record release, the University of Wyoming’s Live Edge Trio will host New York City trumpet player and composer John Lake Monday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

ROAMWyo Human Ethics Module to Launch in January at UW

The University of Wyoming’s Research and Economic Development Division (REDD) is continuing its efforts to update its administrative processes through ROAMWyo, UW’s first electronic research administration platform.

UW Outdoor Gear Swap Nov. 11 at Corbett Building

It is that time of the season when the nationally recognized University of Wyoming Nordic ski team organizes and sponsors the annual Outdoor Gear Swap.

Aaron Wolfinbarger Named UW Staff Employee of Third Quarter

When Aaron Wolfinbarger was gone for a week, he was greatly missed -- by University of Wyoming employees working in Knight Hall -- for both his positive presence and his meticulous work, even though he was assigned to that building only eight months ago.

Ethical Considerations Topic of UW’s Wyoming Dementia Together Program

The ethical considerations that come with a dementia diagnosis are often an overlooked part of the caregiver process. The next program offered by Wyoming Dementia Together (WDT) will tackle this unique subject Wednesday, Nov. 1.

UW Signs Consent Order Concluding Union Tabling Lawsuit

The University of Wyoming has agreed to the terms of a consent order that will resolve a lawsuit filed by Todd Schmidt regarding a one-year suspension of his tabling privileges in the Wyoming Union, if the order is approved by U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal.

UW Foundation Welcomes Amy McGarrity to Board of Directors

The University of Wyoming Foundation has announced the appointment of Amy McGarrity to its board of directors.

UW Faculty Members Receive NSF Grant for Rural Epidemiology Study

A $457,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow three University of Wyoming faculty members to create a system that can predict disease outbreaks in real time for states in the Mountain West region.

Collegiate Chorale on Stage at UW Nov. 4

The University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale will present “A Whole New World: Music From The Americas” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

A researcher holds up a small fish tank. UW Spinoff Wins NSF Grant for Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy

CellDrop Biosciences Inc. has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase 2 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for $999,999 to research and develop the first mass-producible, regulatory-approved stem cell therapy for equine orthopedic applications.

UW Part of Two Tech Hub Projects Designated by Federal Government

The University of Wyoming is a participant in two of 31 projects across the nation selected by the U.S. Economic Development Administration under the Regional Technology and Innovation Hub Program.

Seidel and Other UW Officials Visit ExxonMobil Shute Creek Facility

University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel and other UW representatives got a close look at the world’s largest carbon capture facility during a visit to ExxonMobil’s Shute Creek natural gas processing plant near LaBarge earlier this week.

National ROTC Project GO Meeting Hosted by UW in November

Project GO (global officer), a nationwide program open to all qualified ROTC students, will hold its annual meeting next month at the University of Wyoming.

UW’s Uding Receives Grant to Study Police Response to Mental Health Crises

University of Wyoming Associate Professor Clair Uding, of the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology, has received a grant for $649,464 from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for her research on police response to mental health crises.

UW College of Health Sciences Celebrates Distinguished Alumni

The University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences celebrated distinguished alumni from divisions and schools throughout the college during UW’s recent Homecoming.

UW Welcomes Children and Families to Safe Treat Oct. 30

All of the little ghouls, goblins, princesses, zombies and superheroes are invited to Safe Treat on the University of Wyoming campus from 4:30-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30. Events hosted by UW departments are free and open to the community.

Constellation Talks Highlight UW Planetarium Schedule During November

Conversations about the constellations will be the programing focus at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during November.

UW’s Smalley Awarded $5.2M Federal Grant for Maternal Health Innovation

Bryant Smalley, associate vice president for strategic research initiatives at the University of Wyoming and executive director of the Wyoming Rural Health Institute within the UW College of Health Sciences, has been awarded a $5.2 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to launch the Wyoming Maternal Health Innovation Program.

Markley to Give UW Faculty Senate Speaker Series Presentation Nov. 7

University of Wyoming Associate Professor Ben Markley is the fall semester Faculty Senate Speaker Series award recipient.

Applications for UW’s Community Engaged Faculty Institute Now Open

Applications for the University of Wyoming’s 2023-24 Community Engaged Faculty Institute are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17.

UW Office of the Ombuds Moving to Knight Hall

The University of Wyoming’s Office of the Ombuds is moving to a new location -- Room 241 of Knight Hall.

UW Giving Day Starts Wednesday

The University of Wyoming urges people to “make my day” for UW Giving Day.

Third Annual Potato Harvest at UW Research and Extension Center Benefits Food Bank of Wyoming

More than 13,000 pounds of potatoes were donated to Food Bank of Wyoming in an annual potato harvest at the University of Wyoming’s James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle.

Ceremony and Cultural Event to Honor Native American Students Nov. 3 at UW

University of Wyoming Native American students will be recognized for their excellence and accomplishments in education during an awards ceremony and cultural event titled “Good Medicine” Friday, Nov. 3.

UW Theatre and Dance to Present ‘Metamorphoses’ Oct. 25-29

The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present an adaptation of Ovid’s classic myths by Tony Award-winning director and playwright Mary Zimmerman.

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Discuss Holiday Sales Oct. 27

Small Business Saturday is right around the corner, and small-business owners can learn how to build anticipation and a pipeline of potential customers eager to purchase products during this upcoming holiday season Friday, Oct. 27.

artist's rendering of stadium with new club level UW Difference Makers Campaign Nearing Completion

A significant investment by Casper’s Double 4 Foundation and Dave and Melanie True continues the significant momentum of the Difference Makers campaign, University of Wyoming Athletics’ drive to raise millions of dollars in private support to renovate the west side of War Memorial Stadium and to build a new competition pool facility.

Olsen Pueblitz Begins Work as Director of UW Office of Engagement and Outreach

The University of Wyoming has restarted its Office of Engagement and Outreach (OEO) under the leadership of a director of community engagement with 20 years of experience in building collaborations between the university and partners.

UW and Wyoming APEX Accelerator to Host ‘Lunch and Learn’ Workshop Oct. 26

Small-business owners will have an opportunity to learn about procurement opportunities with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Thursday, Oct. 26.

three people looking at a bull in a metal box UW High Altitude Bull Test Helps Producers and Students Take It Up a Level

As a high-altitude state, Wyoming runs into high-altitude problems. For many cattle ranchers, that means dealing with pulmonary hypertension, also known as high-altitude or brisket disease.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Business Fitness Webinar Oct. 26

In today’s digital age, protecting sensitive information and financial transactions is more important than ever. However, small businesses are increasingly becoming targets for fraud and cyberattacks. Small-business owners will have an opportunity to learn how to protect their businesses Thursday, Oct. 26.

UW’s EORI Seeks Proposals for Collaborative Projects

The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for collaborative project work with operators of Wyoming fields.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events Scheduled at UW

Educational events are scheduled at the University of Wyoming this month to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

UW Department of Music Hosts Flutist in Residency Oct. 20

Melissa Keeling, a solo looping artist, improviser and electric flutist, will serve a University of Wyoming Department of Music residency Friday, Oct. 20.

UW and Wyoming APEX Accelerator to Host Cybersecurity Webinar Oct. 24

Small-business owners can learn about Project Spectrum, a comprehensive cybersecurity resource that provides state-of-the-art cybersecurity tools and training aimed at improving the overall cybersecurity hygiene of the defense industrial base, Tuesday, Oct. 24.

PokeBot V5.01 Technology Event Scheduled Oct. 18 at UW

PokeBot V5.01, a “Pokes doing strange things with technology” event, is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the University of Wyoming.

Educational Program for Wyoming Latina Youth Oct. 20-21 at UW

Cecilia Aragón, a University of Wyoming professor, wants to do her part in ensuring that Wyoming Latina youth receive secondary education through a two-decade program that helps the teens achieve individual goals.

UW Rodeo Teams Close Out Fall Season With a Pair of Third-Place Finishes

If the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team hopes to win its sixth straight Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) title, and the Cowgirls their fifth in six years, both have five months to think about it.

UW Faculty Recital Series Features Violin and Piano Duo Oct. 19

The University of Wyoming will feature a violin and piano duo in a UW Department of Music Faculty Recital Series performance Thursday, Oct. 19. The recital is free and open to the public.

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Celebration Oct. 27 at UW

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos, traditionally celebrated by people of Mexican heritage, will be highlighted with activities Friday, Oct. 27, at the University of Wyoming’s Art Museum and American Heritage Center (AHC).

UW Begins Analysis of Acadeum

University of Wyoming representatives will begin analysis of Acadeum as a potential partner this fall and into the spring to determine if the functionality it provides benefits faculty, students and the university.

A Message from the President and Provost: Supporting our Community in the Face of Terrorist Attacks on Israel

Like many of you, we have been disgusted and outraged by the heinous attack perpetrated by Hamas on Israel last weekend. There’s no question that what happened there is an atrocity -- acts of terrorism, including the slaughter of innocent civilians and kidnappings that are cause for shock and condemnation. Israel’s military response in Gaza is a clear indication this conflict will not end any time soon.

man sitting at a computer UW’s WyomingView Trains Student Interns in Remote Sensing

This past summer, the WyomingView program crossed a major milestone. The program, which trains the next generation of remote-sensing scientists and experts, passed 100 student interns.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday via Teleconference

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Oct. 18.

UW Chamber Orchestra to Present ‘Palladio’ Oct. 15

The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Chamber Orchestra opens its fall concert season Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Three UW Employees Honored as Women of Influence by Wyoming Business Report

Three University of Wyoming employees were honored with 2023 Wyoming Women of Influence awards through the Wyoming Business Report at a luncheon Oct. 10.

Small-Business Owner From Laramie Featured on UW’s Wyoming SBDC Network Podcast

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network podcast recently featured a Laramie-based small-business owner. The podcast features small-business success stories, educational topics from experts and interviews with staff and leadership. Episodes are typically released twice per month.

UW’s Wild and Working Lands Film Festival Seeks Submissions

The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming is now accepting submissions for the third annual Wild and Working Lands Film Festival, which will be held in Laramie next April. The deadline to submit videos is Jan. 15.

Cheetah Conservation Fund Leader to Speak at UW Oct. 19

One of the world’s leading experts on cheetah conservation is scheduled to speak Thursday, Oct. 19, at the University of Wyoming. The program is free and open to the public.

UW’s Beck Publishes ‘Rangeland Wildlife Ecology and Conservation’

Jeff Beck, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, is an editor and co-author of the new open access book “Rangeland Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.”

UW’s EORI Publishes Presentation on Further Alpha Field Potential

A petroleum geologist and consulting geophysicist presented new interpretations of the Alpha Field during a recent event hosted by the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI).

Trinity Irish Dance Company to Perform Oct. 13 at UW

The University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center Special Events presents Trinity Irish Dance Company Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Newspaper Exhibition and Discussion of Early-Day Powell Mexican Beet Laborers Oct. 24 at UW

“Betabeleros” -- Mexican and Mexican American sugar beet workers in early-day Powell -- will be highlighted in a discussion and exhibition Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the University of Wyoming.

JCOAL and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Collaborate With UW’s SER on Major Project

Japan Carbon Frontier Organization (JCOAL) and its partner, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), held a ceremony Oct. 9 to mark the construction completion of their solid sorbent capture technology at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC). The facility is adjacent to Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Station near Gillette.

UW Cowboys Take First Rodeo of Fall Season

It took until the fourth rodeo of the fall season for the University of Wyoming men to get back to where they have been the past five seasons -- on top.

Fall Issue of UWyo Magazine Shows How UW Powers Wyoming’s Workforce

The fall issue of UWyo Magazine, the University of Wyoming’s flagship publication, focuses on how UW helps power Wyoming’s workforce, highlighting alumni in the state as well as UW programs that help meet workforce needs and encourage entrepreneurship.

Distinguished Physicist to Speak at UW Oct. 20

The Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Wyoming will host University of Arkansas Professor Daniel Kennefick for the inaugural Rebka-Hafele-Einstein Distinguished Lecture Friday, Oct. 20.

UW Researchers Join DOE Award to Study Consent-Based Siting of Spent Nuclear Fuel

Three University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty members will collaborate on a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant exploring improved processes for consent-based siting for the storage of spent nuclear fuel.

Moroccan Scholar to Speak at UW Oct. 16

The University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies will welcome Professor Mohsine el Ahmadi, from Morocco, to speak Monday, Oct. 16, on the normalization discussions between Israel and its Middle East and North Africa neighbors.

UW College of Ag Recognizes Outstanding Alumni and Supporters

The University of Wyoming College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources recently honored notable alumni and supporters at the annual dean’s banquet in Laramie.

UW’s Ethics Club Accepting Albany County Nonprofit Nominations for SparkTank 2024

Nominations are now being accepted by the University of Wyoming’s Ethics Club for SparkTank 2024, a community-engagement initiative from the UW College of Business that provides financial support to local nonprofit organizations.

UW Student Receives DOE Graduate Student Research Program Award

A University of Wyoming graduate student will continue her research on rare earth elements, and she will do it at a renowned national laboratory.

Law Week Activities Oct. 16-20 at UW

The John Burman Student Government at the University of Wyoming’s College of Law has scheduled a number of activities for Law Week Oct. 16-20.

UW’s EORI Publishes Discussion on Muddy Formation Geology

A senior petroleum geologist with the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) recently discussed some new geologic interpretations that may have an impact on improving oil production from the Muddy Formation in the Powder River Basin.

Registration Open for UW’s Second Annual High Altitude Bull Test

For producers interested in evaluating how their bulls perform at high elevation, the University of Wyoming is offering its second annual High Altitude Bull Test and Sale.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Business Workshop in Cheyenne Oct. 12

Small-business owners will have the opportunity to determine and measure what success looks like for their businesses and how to achieve it without burning out Thursday, Oct. 12.

UW Professor to Lead Tour Exploring Mongolia’s Cultural and Natural History

University of Wyoming Professor John Koprowski, dean of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, will lead a 12-day tour of Mongolia next year for UW friends and alumni.

Retired AT&T and Lucent Official to Speak in UW College of Business Speaker Series Oct. 16

Karen Kemmerer, a retired vice president of business communications systems at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, will give a free public talk Monday, Oct. 16, as part of the University of Wyoming College of Business Speaker Series.

Wyoming Business Tips for October

A monthly 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’s Shepard Symposium on Social Justice Marks 25th Memorial of Matthew Shepard

“Social Justice Literacy: Chapter 2” is the theme for the annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice (SSSJ) Oct. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming. The program also marks the 25th anniversary memorial of UW student Matthew Shepard, who was murdered in 1998.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Business Conference in Rock Springs Oct. 18

For those ready to improve their skill sets to start or grow their small businesses, advice and assistance are available from a full roster of business experts during a daylong conference Wednesday, Oct. 18.

UW Extension’s Hoffman Named State Master Gardener Coordinator

Donna Hoffman, a University of Wyoming Extension educator based in Casper, recently was appointed state coordinator for Wyoming’s Master Gardener program.

UW to Host Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies Conference Oct. 13

The University of Wyoming will celebrate the 10th annual Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies Friday, Oct. 13.

UW Team Receives WIP Funding for New Blue Hydrogen Project

The Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP) has selected the University of Wyoming to receive $693,514 in support of creating a new hydrogen economy.

Five Finalists Chosen for Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Pitch Night

IMPACT 307, Sheridan’s business incubator, has chosen five finalists for the Sheridan Start-Up Challenge entrepreneur competition.

‘Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis’ Topic of UW Program

“Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis” is the topic of the latest Wyoming Dementia Together (WDT) program Wednesday, Oct. 4.

UW STEM Carnival Provides Hands-On Experiences for Students

More than 40 University of Wyoming units participated in the recent second annual STEM Carnival to celebrate and highlight science facilities and units at UW with hands-on experiences for students.

UW Rodeo Teams Third and Fourth at Sheridan College

The University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team placed third at the latest Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) rodeo at Sheridan College last weekend, while the UW women were fourth.

UW Symphony Orchestra Opens Season With ‘Haydn’s Surprise’ Oct. 5

Opening night at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera evokes images of tuxedos, long gowns, diamond necklaces and champagne in elegant glasses. In Laramie, opening night for the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) is just as special.

UW Libraries Hosts ‘Open October’

University of Wyoming Libraries is hosting “Open October,” a series of programs focusing on open access, open research and open education initiatives.

UW Honorary Degree Nomination Deadline Nov. 1

Nominations for 2024 University of Wyoming honorary degrees are due to the Office of the President by Wednesday, Nov. 1.

UW Multicultural Affairs Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Multicultural Affairs is hosting a pair of events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the University of Wyoming.

UW Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

The 2023 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the University of Wyoming is now available.

Bertagnolli Earns Top UW College of Law Scholarship

Building connections and promoting inclusivity in the University of Wyoming College of Law are hallmarks of excellence for 2023-24 Brimmer Scholar Amari Bertagnolli, of Laramie.

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