2023 UW News Stories

UW Data Science Center Relocated Into New School of Computing

The University of Wyoming is reimagining its Data Science Center by relocating it to the new School of Computing. The reenvisioned center will provide an academic hub for data science, catalyzing new programs and opportunities in data science for UW students at all levels.

Events Planned at UW During Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April

Speakers, Denim Day, informational displays and a fundraiser are events planned during Sexual Assault Awareness Month at the University of Wyoming in April.

UW Student Works to Advance Hydrogen Feasibility With SER and Williams

A feasibility study led by energy infrastructure company Williams -- in conjunction with the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) -- is advancing with the help of a UW undergraduate student.

Waitlists for UW Summer Parking Permits Open April 19

With work nearing completion on the University of Wyoming’s new parking garage and the Brown Zone 101 parking lot, waitlists to purchase parking permits for these areas will open Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 a.m.

UW Staff Recognition Day Scheduled April 13

“Arcade Fun” is the theme for the University of Wyoming’s Staff Recognition Day Thursday, April 13, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the UW Conference Center.

Big Weekend Boosts UW Men at EWC Rodeo

With five points team members securing points, the University of Wyoming Cowboys jumped back to their winning ways by taking the weekend Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) rodeo to help widen their overall regional lead.

UW Libraries Upgrades Digital Collections Platform

To improve user experience, University of Wyoming Libraries is migrating its digital collections to a new platform.

UW Writing Center and WyCOA Collaborate on Intergenerational Creative Writing Project

The University of Wyoming’s Writing Center and the Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) are collaborating on a “Write Time at the Center” program.

UW Extension Offers New Online Resource for Rural Entrepreneurs

In partnership with the Wyoming Community Navigator Program (CNP), University of Wyoming Extension recently launched a new online resource hub for rural entrepreneurs across the state.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Online SBIR/STTR Cost Proposal Workshop

Small-business owners will have an opportunity to make sense of the perplexing world of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) cost proposal and how to keep records to the government’s satisfaction when a small business wins an SBIR award.

New Wyoming Legislation Recognizes 4-H as Cocurricular Program and Allows Excused Absences

In Wyoming, 4-H is now considered a cocurricular activity, allowing members to obtain excused absences for participation in 4-H.

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Provide Marketing Consulting Services

Implementing effective marketing strategies is crucial for entrepreneurs to reach and broaden their customer base. However, small-business owners often lack the time, expertise and funds to develop a targeted and long-term marketing strategy plan.

UW Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Fund Recital March 30

Orchestra audiences are used to this ritual: The houselights dim, out walks the concertmaster, who tunes the orchestra, and then the concert begins. But, unless the orchestra plays something with a big concertmaster solo, one seldom gets to hear them alone. That is about to change.

Professor Jeff Lockwood to Give UW Faculty Senate Speaker Series Presentation March 28

University of Wyoming philosophy and religious studies Professor Jeff Lockwood is the spring semester Faculty Senate Speaker Series award recipient.

UW Art Museum to Host Artist Talk and Dance Performances March 30-April 1

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host Michiko Itatani for an artist talk Thursday, March 30.

UW Haub School Presents Wild and Working Lands Film Festival April 6

The University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources’ second annual Wild and Working Lands Film Festival will screen Thursday, April 6, in Laramie, featuring nine short films exploring relationships between people and the landscapes where residents live, work and play.

UW Hosts Women in STEM Conference May 16

More than 530 junior and senior high school female students from across the state have already signed up to learn more about science and its various disciplines on the University of Wyoming campus.

UW High Altitude Bull Test Culminates in Educational Field Day and Private Treaty Sale April 1

As part of its inaugural High Altitude Bull Test and Sale, the University of Wyoming will host an educational field day and private treaty sale at the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC) Saturday, April 1.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet March 30-31

The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, at Laramie’s Hilton Garden Inn for the council’s regularly scheduled quarterly meeting.

UW Teams Among Top Three at Opening Spring Rodeo

The University of Wyoming rodeo teams got off to a steady start in the spring rodeo season by placing among the top three teams in their respective divisions at Gillette College last weekend.

UW to Host Regional Chemical Engineering Student Group April 21-22

For the first time in eight years, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Rocky Mountain Regional Conference will be held at the University of Wyoming.

UW and Partners Celebrate Professional Land Surveyors in March

The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is celebrating land surveyors throughout March. The 2023 events are placing professionals throughout Wyoming in K-12 classrooms to present informative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based sessions.

UW Receives Strong Support in 2023 Legislative Session

The University of Wyoming will receive $120 million to complete long-planned construction projects, and many UW employees will receive pay raises, as a result of action by the Wyoming State Legislature.

Registration Open for Outdoor Recreation Emerging Issues Forum at UW

Registration is now open for “Outdoor Recreation in Wyoming: Building It the Way We Want It.” The University of Wyoming’s Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources and Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality (WORTH) Initiative, in partnership with the Wyoming Office of O

University of Wyoming Press Publishes First Book

The University of Wyoming Press (UWyoP) has published its first book, “The Art and Life of Merritt Dana Houghton in the Northern Rockies, 1878-1919,” a biography by UW alumnus Michael Amundson.

Student and faculty work together UW Scientists Use Tardigrade Proteins for Human Health Breakthrough

University of Wyoming researchers’ study of how microscopic creatures called tardigrades survive extreme conditions has led to a major breakthrough that could eventually make life-saving treatments available to people where refrigeration isn’t possible.

UW Extension Reports Ancient Grains May Offer New Opportunities for Wyoming Producers

Wyoming may be well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for products made with ancient grains, a new study by University of Wyoming Extension suggests.

UW and Carbon County Library System Offer Blood Pressure Cuffs for Checkout

Self-measured blood pressure monitoring kits are now available for checkout at libraries in Rawlins, Saratoga, Hanna, Medicine Bow, Elk Mountain, Sinclair, Baggs and Encampment.

The University of Wyoming’s annual ram test will conclude with a field day at the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC) Saturday, April 1.

A panel of local judges has selected five finalists for the 2023 Fremont County Start-Up Challenge.

UW Laramie Research and Extension Center to Host Ram Test Field Day April 1

The University of Wyoming’s annual ram test will conclude with a field day at the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC) Saturday, April 1.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet March 22-24

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on a variety of topics during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, March 22-24.

Event to Support Suicide Prevention April 15 at UW

The University of Wyoming joins thousands of people across the country this spring in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. The event is the fifth annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk Saturday, April 15

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Final Webinar in State Trade Expansion Program Series

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network concludes its six-part webinar series about the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP).

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Workshop in Casper March 22

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

UW Rodeo Teams Open Spring Season at Gillette College This Weekend

Both University of Wyoming rodeo teams look to keep their Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) title streaks alive when the spring season opens this weekend at Gillette College.

Northwest College to Host UW Seminar on Revenue Diversification in Agriculture

From alpaca ranching to conservation easements, Wyoming residents will present innovative approaches to revenue diversification in a seminar facilitated by the University of Wyoming and hosted by Northwest College Thursday, March 30.

Wyoming Union Priority Scheduling Begins March 20 at UW

University of Wyoming personnel wishing to reserve space in the Wyoming Union for the 2023-24 academic year can do so beginning Monday, March 20, through Friday, April 21.

IMPACT Park County Announces Start-Up Challenge Finalists

IMPACT Park County, the Big Horn Basin’s business incubator, has announced five finalists for the 2023 Park County Start-Up Challenge entrepreneur competition.

UW’s Science Initiative Brings Roadshow to STEM Day in Hanna

The Science Initiative (SI) Roadshow, a project of the University of Wyoming’s SI’s Learning Actively Mentoring Program and Wyoming Research Scholars Program, helped host a recent STEM Day at the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Junior/Senior High School.

UW Program to Feature Communicating With People Living With Dementia

Communicating with a person living with dementia can be challenging, but there are methods caregivers can use to make the process easier.

LGBTQIAP2S+ Reception With UW President March 21

University of Wyoming LGBTQIAP2S+ faculty, staff and students, and Albany County community members are invited to an evening reception hosted by President Ed Seidel Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m.

UW Shepard Symposium on Social Justice Switches to Fall Program

Organizers of the University of Wyoming’s Shepard Symposium on Social Justice (SSSJ) are shifting the annual spring symposium to a fall program.

Black Hills Corp. Vice President to Speak at UW March 20

Marne Jones, vice president of electric utilities at Black Hills Corp., will discuss Wyoming’s energy future from a utility’s perspective from noon-1 p.m. Monday, March 20, in the Energy Innovation Center’s Encana Auditorium at the University of Wyoming.

UW Education Abroad Office Selects Advising Fellows

The University of Wyoming Education Abroad Office has selected four advising fellows to receive individual grants of $1,000 for their efforts in supporting curriculum integration within their colleges or schools.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Skill-Building Workshop and Resource Expo April 20

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network presents a full roster of business experts and resource providers for the “Small Business Skill-Building Workshop and Resource Expo,” a daylong conference from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20.

UW Meat Judging Team Finishes Spring Season With Win at Iowa State

The University of Wyoming collegiate meat judging team wrapped up a successful spring season with a first-place finish at Iowa State University March 4.

UW Women’s Nordic Ski Team National Runners-Up and Cowboys Third

A shortened schedule for Nordic cross country skiers at this week’s U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Championships at Mammoth, Calif., produced solid final results for the University of Wyoming’s program.

UW SLCE to Host Food Drive for Laramie Interfaith Food Pantry March 25

The University of Wyoming’s Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office will host a food drive for Laramie Interfaith from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 25. The event is free and open to the public.

UW’s Carr Leads Geophysical Imaging of Yellowstone’s Spouter Geyser

A University of Wyoming researcher led a five-year study that imaged the actual structure -- at a level of detail not previously accomplished -- of Spouter Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

CEO of Fortune 500 Company to Speak at UW March 29

Jim Fish, the CEO of WM (formerly Waste Management), will speak at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, March 29, as part of the new UW College of Business Speaker Series.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network Host Payment Collections Webinar March 16

With more ways to pay than ever before, it’s vital that small businesses provide flexible and safe options for collecting payments.

UW’s Siegel Wins National Nordic Ski Race Title

Andrew Siegel became the University of Wyoming’s first Nordic ski individual champion at this week’s U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Championships at Mammoth, Calif., when he won the skate sprint race Wednesday afternoon.

UW SER to Host Academic Workshop to Promote Nuclear-Related Research Opportunities

“Research Explorations for Nuclear Energy in Wyoming” (RENEW) is the topic of a free academic workshop from the Nuclear Energy Research Center (NERC) in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) Thursday and Friday, April 13-14.

Judge McKeown Will Give Rentschler Lecture March 28 at UW

Judge M. Margaret McKeown, of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center’s (AHC) George A. Rentschler Lecturer. She will give a free public lecture at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the UW College of Business auditorium.

UW Cowgirls Nordic Ski Team Second on Opening Day of National Championships

Even a quickly revamped schedule at the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Championships this week could not deter the University of Wyoming’s Nordic ski teams on the opening day of competition Tuesday at Mammoth, Calif.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host SBDC Day March 15

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network will celebrate the seventh annual SBDC Day Wednesday, March 15, and will celebrate throughout March by launching its very own podcast.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network Offer Help to Energy Sector Small Businesses and Displaced Workers

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network administers a Portable Assistance Grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide advising and training assistance to Wyoming small businesses affected by the economic downturn.

UW’s Barker to Present Steel Bridge Educational Webinar Series

Michael Barker, a professor of civil and architectural engineering at the University of Wyoming, will present the six-part webinar series “Steel Bridge Education Lectures: From Concept to Delivery” from March 20-April 5.

Central Asian-Persian Awareness Day and Navruz March 25 at UW

The University of Wyoming’s Central Asian Student Association (CASA) will celebrate its 10th annual Central Asian Awareness Day and Navruz from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW IMPACT 307’s Uinta County Start-Up Challenge Application Period Open

IMPACT 307 is accepting applications for its first-ever Uinta County Start-Up Challenge through Monday, May 15.

UW Mortar Board Honors Staff Members

Members of the University of Wyoming’s senior honor society recently selected UW staff members to receive the “Tip of the Cap” award.

UW-Led Dementia Care Program Continues With Virtual Presentation March 8

It can be challenging to care for a person living with dementia, but there are ways to prepare for what could happen along that journey.

UW Student Pianist Takes Top Jacoby Competition Prize

Pianist Henrique Rabelo, a University of Wyoming graduate student from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was named the winner of the annual Jacoby Competition last week, which featured five UW student soloists.

Windy Ridge Foundation Astro Camp Scheduled June 18-24 at UW

A few select middle school students from four states will have an opportunity this summer to explore traveling to and colonizing planets during the Windy Ridge Foundation Astro Camp June 18-24 on the University of Wyoming campus.

UW’s WORTH Report on Economic and Community Benefits of Outdoor Recreation Released

In 2021, the outdoor recreation industry generated $1.5 billion -- or 3.6 percent -- toward Wyoming’s gross domestic product (GDP). To put this in perspective, outdoor recreation in neighboring states Colorado and Utah contributed just 2.7 percent to their respective states’ GDPs.

Students Will Learn About Missions to Mars at UW’s Teton STEM Academy June 18-25

Twenty-four students from across Wyoming will have an opportunity this summer to explore the interdisciplinary sciences as they relate to a mission to return to Mars during the Teton STEM Academy June 18-25 on the University of Wyoming campus.

Grand Opening for Pokes Pub and Game Room March 7 at UW

A grand opening for the University of Wyoming’s Pokes Pub and Game Room is scheduled at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

Wyoming 4-H to Host Virtual Career Fair March 21

Wyoming students are encouraged to hop online Tuesday, March 21, for an engaging, one-of-a-kind career night featuring speakers from across the country, including Ryan “Cal” Callaghan of the “MeatEater” podcast and Netflix series.

Guest Artist and Pianist Antonio Soria in UW Residency March 9-10

Guest artist and pianist Antonio Soria will be in residence lecturing and performing at the University of Wyoming Department of Music Thursday and Friday, March 9-10.

UW Professor Emerita Frost Named to British Geological Survey Board of Directors

Carol Frost, a professor emerita of the University of Wyoming’s Department of Geology and Geophysics, has been named a nonexecutive director of the British Geological Survey (BGS), effective March 1.

Open House April 14-16 for UW Solar Decathlon House Near Lander

The public is invited to an open house April 14-16 to demonstrate the features of a solar-powered home in the foothills of Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains that represents the entry by a team of University of Wyoming students in an international competition to design zero-energy buildings.

UW Extension Plans Wyoming Bee College and Garden to Market Conference in Cheyenne

man lecturing to a room full of people Attendees of a previous Wyoming Bee College event learn about honey processing. (UW Photo)

Wyoming Business Tips for March 6-12

A weekly 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.

Archaeologist and Museum Curator to Speak at UW March 9

Steve Nash, senior curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, will discuss cultural repatriation and museums Thursday, March 9, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW Medical School Students Recognize Support From State Leadership

The University of Wyoming’s newest class of medical students was welcomed at a luncheon in Cheyenne hosted by leaders of the WWAMI Medical Education Program and members of the Wyoming State Legislature Feb. 21.

UW’s Laegreid to Present on Women in Old West March 9 in Black Hills

University of Wyoming Professor Renee Laegreid will discuss the lives and tragic deaths of Wyoming’s Ella “Cattle Kate” Watson and Nebraska’s Elizabeth Taylor Thursday, March 9, at noon at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center in Deadwood, S.D.

UW and Sheridan County Libraries Offer Blood Pressure Cuffs for Checkout

Self-measured blood pressure monitoring kits are now available for checkout at libraries in Sheridan, Clearmont, Story and Tongue River.

Wyoming’s Food, Fun & 4-H Program Inspires Young Chefs Across the State

A new twist on a traditional 4-H project area has inspired culinary adventures in Wyoming kitchens across the state.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Fifth Webinar in State Trade Expansion Program Series

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network continues its six-part webinar series about the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) that will guide small-business owners through the steps to expand into international trade.

UW’s Wyoming APEX Accelerator and Wyoming SBA to Host Government Contracting Opportunity Workshops

Josh Dorrell, CEO of the Wyoming Business Council, will head a workshop titled “Wyoming HUBZone Updates and Preparing for New Contracting Opportunities” Tuesday, March 7, from noon-1 p.m. at the Laramie County Library, located at 2200 Pioneer Ave. in Cheyenne.

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