2023 UW News Stories

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Various aspects of India's culture and history will be showcased at the University of Wyoming during "Celebrate India" March 26-31, sponsored by the Indian students' organization, Milaap. All events are free.

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.

UW’s Kotlarek Receives Grant From American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

Katelyn Kotlarek, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s Division of Communication Disorders, has received a New Investigators Research Grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHF) for her proposed study, titled “Perceptual and Acoustic Characteristics of Nasal Coupling in Children.”

UW Art Museum Receives Highest National Recognition

The University of Wyoming Art Museum has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded by the nation’s museums.

Links Provided for UW College of Law Dean Finalist Presentations

Three finalists for the position of dean of the College of Law at the University of Wyoming will give public presentations starting Thursday, Nov. 30.

Laramie and UW Rank Highly on Best College Cities List

The home of the University of Wyoming continues to receive recognition as one of the best college towns in the country.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host ‘Side Hustle’ Workshop in Gillette Dec. 5

Side hustles, also known as side jobs or side gigs, are booming to help supplement one’s income. Advice and assistance are available to get started in turning these passion areas into something successful Tuesday, Dec. 5.

people examining something in a field UW Offers New Degree in Ranch Management and Ag Leadership

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a new Bachelor of Science degree program in ranch management and agricultural leadership.

UW Department of Music Presents Gala Holiday Concerts Dec. 9-10

The holiday season is filled with special memories recounted through song. These thoughts can be rekindled during the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s gala holiday concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Workshop on SBIR/STTR Opportunities With DOE Dec. 5

Small-business owners can learn about Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) opportunities with the Department of Energy (DOE) during a half-day virtual workshop Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Tool Released to Identify Key Habitats for Golden Eagles in Wyoming

While bald eagles are one of the best conservation success stories in the United States, golden eagle populations continue to struggle in the West. Scientists at the University of Wyoming and elsewhere working to help eagles have identified key eagle habitats and created a free, online tool to help direct conservation efforts.

UW’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program Earns National Recognition

As part of a multistate team, University of Wyoming Extension’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) recently earned national recognition for its efforts to connect people facing food insecurity with local produce.

Finalists Named for UW College of Law Dean

Three finalists for the position of dean of the College of Law at the University of Wyoming have been identified.

UW WWAMI Students Complete Research Projects

The Wyoming-WWAMI Medical Education Program, located in the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences, recently hosted its fifth annual research symposium at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie.

UW’s Seidel and Allen Present at International High-Performance Computing Conference

A presentation by University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel, UW School of Computing Director Gabrielle Allen and the University of Utah’s Manish Parashar at an international conference on high-performance computing is now available for viewing on YouTube.

UW Researchers Invited to Take Part in NSF Innovation Corps

University of Wyoming faculty members, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in converting their laboratory-scale research into commercial businesses are invited to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Great Plains Hub.

man standing outside UW Professor’s Research on 9,000-Year-Old Burial Site Suggests Women Hunted Big Game

University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Randy Haas’ research on the 9,000-year-old Wilamaya Patjxa burial site in Peru suggests that women might have hunted big game.

UW to Host Wellness and Destress Events for Students

As the semester comes to a close, a number of free wellness and destress events are planned for University of Wyoming students.

Holiday Seasonal Offerings Highlight UW Planetarium Schedule During December

This photo is of the painting “Adoration of the Magi” by Florentine painter Giotto di Bondone. Chip Kobulnicky, a professor in the UW Department of Physics and Astronomy, will present “Star of the Magi” Friday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 8, both at 6 p.m. in the UW Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium. (UW Planetarium Photo) The holiday-themed program “Star of the Magi” and “Holiday Hits,” a music-based light show, will be the focus of festivities at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Discuss Year-End Tax Planning Nov. 30

Small-business owners can learn how to handle year-end tax planning without stress Thursday, Nov. 30.

UW Nuclear Energy Research Center Selects Faculty Scholars

The Nuclear Energy Research Center (NERC) at the University of Wyoming has selected faculty members Xiang Zhang and Wes Eaton to receive funding under the Faculty Scholars Program.

UW Staff Senate Hosts Holiday Market Dec. 8

More than 50 vendors will sell a wide assortment of products at the University of Wyoming Holiday Market Friday, Dec. 8.

Goshen County Start-Up Challenge Announces Pitch Night Winners

Two businesses were named winners at the second annual IMPACT Goshen County Pitch Night, which took place Nov. 9 in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) in Torrington.

Dementia Caregiver Questions Fielded in UW’s Wyoming Dementia Together Program

Caregivers for people living with dementia have at least one thing in common: Their lives are filled with questions. The next Wyoming Dementia Together (WDT) program will feature experts who will offer advice Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Nominations Accepted for UW Biodiversity Institute Awards

The University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute is now accepting nominations for individuals or groups that have demonstrated exemplary dedication to advancing biodiversity science and conservation in the state. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Dec. 20.

UW Achieves Milestone in External Financial Audits

The University of Wyoming’s annual external financial audit and single audit for the 2023 fiscal year have been approved by UW’s Board of Trustees.

Part Two of Dementia Caregiver Skills Topic of UW Center on Aging YouTube Program

Part two of a University of Wyoming Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) program will focus on challenges in communicating with a person living with dementia and how caregivers can learn to make the journey easier.

UW Graduate Student Honored for Research on Insects and Wind Turbines

A recent University of Wyoming graduate student has received the 2023 Graduate Student Award for the Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU).

UW Selected to Lead Fourth CarbonSAFE Project in South-Central Wyoming

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) to lead a fourth major carbon capture and storage project under the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management’s Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) Initiative.

‘My Wild Land’ Film Series Wins National Conservation Media Award

A Wyoming-produced film series on ranchers who have taken on conservation projects for wildlife recently received a national film and media award.

UW’s Wyo BEE Curriculum to Enhance Blockchain and Digital Literacy in High Schools

A University of Wyoming program to enhance blockchain, finance and digital literacy learning for Wyoming high school students will be available through Wyo BEE in fall 2024.

Five Finalists Chosen for Energy Capital Start-Up Challenge Pitch Night

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

UW Announces Thanksgiving Closures

Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24, for Thanksgiving. UW classes will be dismissed Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 22-24.

UW Symphony Orchestra to Present ‘Sibelius’ 3rd’ Nov. 16

A set of Eastern European folk dances, a Brazilian piano concerto and a Finnish symphony -- can variety be a unifying theme for a concert? Audience members will discover the answer at the University of Wyoming’s Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Inaugural Cowboy Sandbox to Feature Immersive Technology Nov. 18 at UW

An inaugural Cowboy Sandbox event -- featuring local artists working in immersive technology -- is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 18, at the University of Wyoming. The program is free and open to the public.

UW’s EORI Releases Data Requirements for 3D Reservoir Modeling

The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has released a new publication regarding three-dimensional modeling of petroleum reservoirs.

UW Cello and Piano Faculty Recital Featured Nov. 18

The University of Wyoming’s Beth Vanderborgh, cello, and Jiwon Han, piano, will perform as part of the Department of Music Faculty Recital Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The program is free and open to the public.

UW Exhibition Explores Artist James Bama Photographs

When illustrator and artist James Bama moved to Wyoming in 1968, he began exploring the Western identity through the photographs and paintings he made of his new friends and neighbors. Although Bama, of Cody, quickly became known for his realistic paintings, photographs were the foundation of his imagery.

Vibraphonist Steve Nelson to Perform at UW Nov. 17

Renowned vibraphonist Steve Nelson will perform Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UW Staff Senate Announces New Leadership Team

Staff Senate has selected a new leadership team at the University of Wyoming.

UW’s Stable Isotope Facility Receives Contract to Analyze the Nation’s Soils

For the next five years, the University of Wyoming’s Stable Isotope Facility (SIF) will be the go-to laboratory to analyze National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) soil samples from across the country.

‘UW in Your Community’ Event Nov. 30 in Douglas

Members of the public will learn about the University of Wyoming’s efforts in Converse County, and UW alumni will connect with their alma mater during a “UW in Your Community” gathering Thursday, Nov. 30, in Douglas.

UW Class Embarks on Culinary and Cultural Journey

The University of Wyoming’s Fall Bridge class, “Language and Food,” is set for a unique and enriching experience during International Education Week Nov. 13-17.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Nov. 15-17

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive reports on a variety of initiatives and consider a new degree program in ranch management and agricultural leadership during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 15-17.

UW Theatre and Dance to Present ‘Life/AFTER\Dark’ Nov. 15-18

The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s fall season continues with an original and immersive dance-theater work.

New WIP-Funded Initiative Focuses on Creative Economy

The University of Wyoming’s Neltje Center for Excellence in Creativity and the Arts, Sheridan College and Northwest College have been awarded $1.1 million through the Wyoming Innovation Partnership to strengthen the state’s creative economy.

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Discuss Squarespace Nov. 17

Small-business owners can learn how to build or edit their business websites using Squarespace Friday, Nov. 17.

UW’s Wyoming SBDC Network Podcast Interviews CyberWyoming Director and Unlocked Labs Co-Founder

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network podcast recently featured the director of CyberWyoming as well as the co-founder of Unlocked Labs. The podcast features small-business success stories, educational topics from experts and interviews with staff and leadership. Episodes are typically released twice per month.

man posing with the Pope UW Student Receives Class Excuse Request Letter Signed by Pope Francis

Instructors are used to reading excused absence notes from their students. They have heard it all -- dogs eating homework and students missing sleep and homework due to working late into the evening at their jobs. Many of these excuses are easy for educators to shrug off, but what if the excuse came from the Pope?

UW Researcher Studies How Urban Land Patterns Can Reduce Population Exposure to Climate Extremes

A University of Wyoming researcher was part of a recent study that investigated how changes in urban land and population will affect future populations’ exposure to weather extremes at the end of the 21st century.

UW Jazz Studio Presents Jazz Combo Showcase Nov. 12

The University of Wyoming Jazz Studio will present the Jazz Combo Showcase Sunday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

Bestselling Author Alex Epstein to Speak at UW Nov. 30

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences are set to host New York Times bestselling author Alex Epstein for a public presentation and book signing Thursday, Nov. 30, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Engineering Education and Research Building atrium.

USDA Appoints UW’s Bisha to National Food Safety Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently appointed a University of Wyoming faculty member to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).

Two UW Researchers Receive SERDP Grant to Study Impacts on Hawaii’s Ecosystem

Two University of Wyoming researchers recently received a four-year Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) grant to study the resilience of the impacts of invasive species and climate change on Hawaii’s novel ecosystem.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Workshop in Casper Nov. 15

For anyone contemplating starting a small business, the thought alone can be daunting. However, advice and assistance are available.

New Film Tracks Animal Migrations in and out of Grand Teton National Park

A new wildlife documentary chronicling the large mammal migrations of Grand Teton National Park was released online this week, showing how the park is biologically connected to distant habitats in Idaho and Wyoming.

UW Foundation Welcomes Terry Gottberg as New Board Member

The University of Wyoming Foundation has welcomed Terry Gottberg, president and CEO of Merit Energy Co., to the UW Foundation Board of Directors.

UW Choirs Present ‘Journeys’ Nov. 11

The University of Wyoming Department of Music choirs will present “Journeys” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UW’s EORI to Host Talk by Wyoming Energy Authority Director

The executive director of the Wyoming Energy Authority will discuss the agency’s support for the oil and gas industry Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Casper.

Finkelstein Receives 2023 Dr. James Bush Award for Excellence in Telehealth

The Wyoming Telehealth Consortium has named Dr. Lisa Finkelstein, medical director of telehealth at St. John’s Health in Jackson, as the recipient of the 2023 Dr. James Bush Award for Excellence in Telehealth.

UW Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert Nov. 13

The University of Wyoming Percussion Ensemble presents its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Energy Resources Council to Meet Nov. 17 With UW Board of Trustees

The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Laramie’s Hilton Garden Inn.

Sweetwater County Start-Up Challenge Selects Six Finalists

The Sweetwater County Start-Up Challenge is down to six finalist businesses that will compete for seed funding in a Pitch Night competition Wednesday, Dec. 6.

UW’s Stephens Named Secretary of Wyoming Nurses Association

Jennifer Stephens, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, recently was elected secretary of the Wyoming Nurses Association (WNA).

Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Announces Three Winners

IMPACT 307, Sheridan’s business incubator, has announced three winners for the 2023 Sheridan Start-Up Challenge entrepreneur competition. The Pitch Night event took place Nov. 1 at the historic WYO Theater in Sheridan.

UW School of Pharmacy Launches Health Technology Assessment Certificate Program

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy in the College of Health Sciences has launched a new certificate program aimed at providing practicing pharmacists, other health professionals and health information technology personnel in other related fields advanced training in health technology assessment.

UW Selected as EDA University Center Economic Development Technical Assistance Program

The University of Wyoming has been selected by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to receive funding to establish an EDA University Center (UC) Economic Development Technical Assistance Program.

Dementia Caregiver Skills Topic of UW Center on Aging YouTube Program

Improving the communication skills of people who are caregivers for those living with dementia is the topic on the next edition of “Once Again,” the YouTube channel program hosted by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA).

two people looking at bird with extended wing WYOBIRD Initiative Provides Field Research Opportunities for UW Students

When Corey Tarwater was a budding student ornithologist in college, she desired more fieldwork opportunities to learn the hands-on and up-close duties required of the profession.

Volunteers Needed for Veterans Day Roll Call Nov. 10 at UW

For the past 11 years, the University of Wyoming Veterans Services Center (VSC) has recognized the significance, solemnity and fraternal connection of Veterans Day through its Veterans Roll Call, a reading of the names of service members lost during America’s War on Terror. That time period spanned operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Social Media Messaging Workshop in Jackson

Small-business entrepreneurs in Wyoming will have an opportunity to hone their social media messaging capabilities Thursday, Nov. 9.

Native American Scholarship and Awards Ceremony Features Well-Known Speakers at UW Friday

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, three well-known speakers will highlight a Native American Scholarship and Awards Ceremony and a cultural event titled “Good Medicine” Friday, Nov. 3, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Giving Day Reaches More Donors Than Ever Before

The University of Wyoming’s 2023 Giving Day was a huge success -- in just 24 hours, reaching almost double the donors of last year and raising $3.6 million that goes directly to students and the faculty and programs that support them.

Wyoming Business Tips for November

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 Announces Changes to Transit Services and Parking Nov. 3

Some changes to UWYO Roundup routes and parking will be in effect Friday, Nov. 3, due to the University of Wyoming-Colorado State University football game at 6 p.m.

man with a screen displaying two images of people UW Researcher Explores Home-Based Telehealth Webcam Setup to Measure Joint Range of Motion

The COVID-19 pandemic brought into focus the need for more and better telehealth medicine, especially in a state such as Wyoming, where rural towns and cities are separated by 50-100 miles.

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