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December UW News

UW College of Arts and Sciences Seeks Nominations for Alumni and Former Faculty Awards

The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences is now accepting nominations for its annual Outstanding Alumni Award and Outstanding Former Faculty Award.

LEGO Artist Ekow Nimako’s Artwork to Go on Display at UW Jan. 30

Ghanaian-Canadian artist Ekow Nimako will visit the University of Wyoming Jan. 30-Feb. 2 for the installation of his artwork in the Visual Arts Building.

UW Students Visit Hydraulic Fracturing Operation in Northeast Wyoming

Six students in the energy resource management and development bachelor’s degree program in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) recently visited a hydraulic fracturing operation in northeast Wyoming.

UW’s WIND Honors Sheen With Keith A. Miller Award

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), located in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences, recently recognized Donna Sheen as the 2023 Keith A. Miller Award winner.

Sweetwater County Start-Up Challenge Names Two Winners

Two Sweetwater County startup companies won seed funding at IMPACT 307’s Sweetwater County Start-Up Challenge Pitch Night Dec. 6 at Western Wyoming Community College (Western) in Rock Springs.

UW Announces Holiday Closures

Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25-Tuesday, Jan. 2, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays as well as winter closure.

UW’s Hardesty Wins Distinguished Educator Award

Canyon Hardesty, an associate director of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences, has been awarded the 2023 Bright Star Distinguished Educator Award, presented by the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.

children in a classroom performing experiments at their desks UW Science Initiative Roadshow Reaches Record Number of Wyoming Students

This fall, the University of Wyoming’s Science Initiative Roadshow reached 4,209 K-12 students in six counties through 14 individual events -- the program’s largest one-semester reach since it began in 2017.

UW Receives $6M NSF Grant for Research Commercialization Effort

The University of Wyoming is one of 18 institutions nationwide selected to receive a total of $100 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) under its inaugural Accelerating Research Translation (ART) program to accelerate the pace and scale of translational research that will grow the nation’s economy.

Southeast Wyoming Manufacturers Collaborate to Find Solutions to Enhance Economy

A transformative collaboration, including the University of Wyoming, is elevating the manufacturing sector in southeast Wyoming.

Energy Capital Start-Up Challenge Announces Three Winners

IMPACT 307, Wyoming’s business incubator network, and Energy Capital Economic Development have chosen three winners for the first-ever Energy Capital Start-Up Challenge entrepreneur competition.

UW College of Agriculture Leadership Changes

A longtime member of the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources has been appointed as acting dean of the college, effective immediately.

UW’s Wyoming SBDC Network Podcast Interviews Irrigation Business Owners and UW Student Entrepreneur

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network podcast recently featured the owners of Legacy Irrigation in Sheridan and a University of Wyoming student entrepreneur. The podcast features small-business success stories, educational topics from experts and interviews with staff and leadership. Episodes are typically released twice per month.

children sitting in a circle on the floor playing with a ball-shaped device UW Leads Activities in Wyoming Schools During Computer Science Education Week

To commemorate this year’s Computer Science Education Week -- an annual call to action across the country to inspire K-12 students to learn more about the field of computer science -- the University of Wyoming led several coding activities in Wyoming schools the week of Dec. 4.

UW Makes List of ‘10 Best Higher Education Websites’

The University of Wyoming is one of 10 colleges and universities nationwide recognized for excellence in website design and management by the website design company Modern Campus.

UW’s Wallop Program Partners With Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation on K-12 Catalog Expansion

The University of Wyoming’s Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program recently collaborated with the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HMWF) to make the foundation’s multimedia resources available to Wyoming social studies and English language arts teacher

Wyoming Union Employees at UW Win Regional Awards

Two employees of the Wyoming Union at the University of Wyoming received awards at the recent ACUI (previously known as the Association of College Unions International) Region IV Conference in Missoula, Mont.

UW’s Wyoming SBDC Network Launches Program to Protect Wyoming Businesses From Online Threats

After access to capital, the No. 2 concern of small-business owners is the threat of cyberattacks that will disrupt their operations. No-cost training and resources are now available for Wyoming small-business owners to better protect themselves from online scams and hackers.

Retired General and UW Alum Featured at National ROTC Project GO Meeting

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

UW’s Littlesun Selected for National Leaders of Color Fellowship Program

The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s assistant director has been selected as the Wyoming Fellow for the 2023-24 National Leaders of Color Fellowship program.

UW’s Krutka Discusses Carbon Capture and Storage on ‘60 Minutes’

University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) Executive Director Holly Krutka was interviewed by national news correspondent Bill Whitaker on “60 Minutes” as part of an episode exploring Wyoming’s energy strategy and innovation in the state.

‘Peace, Love and Joy in the Holiday Season’ Topic of UW’s Wyoming Dementia Together Program

The challenges of caring for someone living with dementia can be magnified during the holidays. The next Wyoming Dementia Together (WDT) program will discuss ways caregivers can celebrate the holidays with those living with dementia Wednesday, Dec. 13.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday via Teleconference

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Dec. 13.

geothermal pool with many colors of deposits around it UW Researchers Examine Yellowstone Hydrothermal System in Unprecedented Detail

University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics Professor Ken Sims made his mark as a National Geographic Explorer conducting research in some of the world’s most extreme locations, from volcanic lava lakes to the depths of the ocean floor.

Utility Work to Close 15th Street Next Week

Utility work to support the University of Wyoming’s campus housing project will necessitate the closure of part of 15th Street the week of Dec. 11.

UW to Co-Sponsor Range Beef Cow Symposium Dec. 13-14

Wyoming producers interested in hearing from national and international industry experts are encouraged to attend the 28th annual Range Beef Cow Symposium in Loveland, Colo., Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13-14.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Makes Major Gift to Migration Mapping

A collaborative effort to map large-mammal migrations just received an additional boost from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) to further the science and conservation of big-game species across the American West.

UW Adopts New Principles Regarding Free Expression and Constructive Dialogue

The University of Wyoming has adopted a presidential working group’s statement of principles regarding free expression and will move forward with efforts to implement the group’s recommendations.

Wyoming Business Tips for December

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.

Registration Open for Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Summit

Registration is now open for the 2024 Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Summit. The University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality (WORTH) Initiative and the Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation are co-convening the three-day event.

Proceedings From Statewide Outdoor Recreation Forum Released

Proceedings from a Wyoming forum on outdoor recreation earlier this year are now available.

UW Releases New Findings on Economic Impact of Agriculture in State

A new publication by the University of Wyoming Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics reports that economic activity related to agricultural production contributed $2.526 billion to Wyoming’s economy in 2021.

UW College of Business Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Alumni Award

The University of Wyoming College of Business is now accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumni Award.

UW Winter Commencement Dec. 16

The University of Wyoming will accord degrees to over 800 students during a combined winter commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the Arena-Auditorium.

UW Art Museum to Host Second Annual ’Tis the Season Event

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will celebrate the winter season by hosting its second annual ’Tis the Season event.

UW Student-Led SparkTank Project Selects Laramie Nonprofit Finalists for Competition

University of Wyoming Ethics Club members selected four Albany County nonprofit organizations to participate in the spring semester SparkTank competition for the chance to receive funds from the student-led project.

UW’s Burd to Give Sandeen Lecture Dec. 11

Kayla Burd, a University of Wyoming assistant professor in psychology, law, cognition and cognitive development, will deliver this year’s Sandeen Lecture in the Humanities Monday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. in Room 506 of Coe Library.

Donate Food and Have Parking Fines Reduced at UW Starting Today

People who have unpaid parking citations of less than $39 at the University of Wyoming can have their fines reduced by donating nonperishable items for a food drive beginning today (Monday).

UW Center for Principle-Based Leadership and Ethics Participates in National Meeting

The University of Wyoming Center for Principle-Based Leadership and Ethics recently participated in the 2023 International Association of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) Torch Awards for Ethics.

WYLD Showdown Beer Coaster Game Aims to Raise Money for Wildlife Conservation

Consumers in breweries across Wyoming can participate in a bracket-style competition via a QR code found on beer coasters to raise awareness and funds that support wildlife conservation.

Reception at UW American Heritage Center Dec. 7 Celebrates Three New Exhibitions

The University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) will celebrate the opening of three recently installed exhibitions Thursday, Dec. 7.

UW American Heritage Center Opens Exhibition About Mystery Books

From Gothic tales to cops-and-robbers, from “whodunit?” stories to true-crime dramas, mystery stories have long fascinated us. The quest to solve a crime or mystery draws us in until it is solved.

UW’s Faculty Senate and Libraries Call for Responsible Stewardship and Equitable Access to Information

University of Wyoming faculty members are backing UW Libraries in ongoing discussions with significant academic publishers regarding licensing agreements. These agreements will dictate access to academic journals, specifying terms, conditions and costs for the institution.

UW Professor Is Regional Lead Author on National Climate Assessment Report

A University of Wyoming associate professor contributed impactful information as the lead author of the Northern Great Plains chapter in the Fifth National Climate Assessment that was released last week.

Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment Scholarship Applications for 2024-25 Available at UW

Scholarship applications are now available for the Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment for the 2024-25 academic year at the University of Wyoming.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications for 2024-25 Available at UW

Scholarship applications are now available for the Northern Arapaho Endowment for the 2024-25 academic year at the University of Wyoming.

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