2023 UW News Stories

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.

UW President and Partner to Host Community Holiday Open House Dec. 4

University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel and his partner, Gabrielle Allen, will host a Community Holiday Open House Monday, Dec. 4, at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center for all UW employees and students, their families and members of the Laramie community.

UW Department of Music Presents Guest Pianist Nov. 7

The University of Wyoming Department of Music will host guest pianist Kenneth Hamilton for a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

Postdoctoral Fellowships Awarded to Two UW Anthropology Professors

Allison Caine and Lauren Hayes, both assistant professors in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Anthropology, are recipients of Wenner-Gren Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2024.

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.

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