2023 UW News Stories

‘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.

Wyoming Rural Health Institute Launches Community Health Worker Training Program at UW

The Wyoming Rural Health Institute has launched a Community Health Worker Training Program in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences. The initiative is designed to create new career pathways in health care and to expand Wyoming’s workforce focused on improving access to and utilization of care.

UW Researchers Team Up With Girl Scout to Study Bee Sampling Methods

Many insect species that are declining -- such as bees -- are essential pollinators, and more information is needed to determine the best method to sample and monitor their numbers.

UW Haub School to Host Popular Mountainfilm Tour Oct. 5-6

The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources will host the popular Mountainfilm on Tour, with screenings of environmental and outdoor adventure films and documentaries Thursday and Friday, Oct. 5-6.

lake near hills with tiny boat on it UW Researcher Heads Study of Methane Cycling Changes in Arctic Lakes

Predicting methane cycling changes in Arctic lakes is of global concern in a warming world. However, records constraining lake methane dynamics with past warming are rare.

UW’s Center for Principle-Based Leadership and Ethics Hosts Student Ethical Leadership Week

Ethical Leadership Showcase Week, a weeklong series of events designed to engage University of Wyoming students and the business community in meaningful discussions about ethical leadership, is Oct. 9-14.

UW Responds to Incident Near Sorority House

The University of Wyoming is investigating after responding to an incident that took place Thursday evening near the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house.

A Message from the President: Free Expression at Our University

As is happening at universities across our nation, conflicts over free expression and inclusiveness have intensified over the past couple of years here at the University of Wyoming.

Projects Selected for Mowry Project Phase II by UW School of Energy Resources

Thirteen proposals from University of Wyoming faculty and researchers have been selected by UW’s School of Energy Resources (SER) for funding under Phase II of the Mowry project.

Staged Reading Involving Original ‘The Laramie Project’ Company at UW Oct. 11

Original Tectonic Theater Project company members are traveling back to Laramie and the University of Wyoming to participate in a staged reading of their groundbreaking play “The Laramie Project,” along with members of the campus and local community.

Flu Shots for UW Students Available Oct. 5

Flu shots for University of Wyoming students will be available in the Wyoming Union East Ballroom from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Discuss Consumer Packaged Goods Oct. 5

Small-business owners will have the opportunity to take their consumer packaged goods products from idea to “in your hands” in a complete done-for-you service during a webinar Thursday, Oct. 5.

UW Choirs to Present ‘WyoSING!’ Oct. 6

The University of Wyoming choirs will present “WyoSING!” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board Partners With UW’s WORTH Initiative

The Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Joint Powers Board (JHTTB) has partnered with the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality (WORTH) Initiative and Teton County’s Regional Transportation Planning Division to create a more sustainable community and destination.

UW Wind Symphony to Present ‘Fun and Games’ Oct. 1

The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will present its season opener, “Fun and Games,” Sunday, Oct. 1.

Halloween-Themed Programming Highlights UW Planetarium Schedule During October

Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. Maybe Macbeth should have consulted the Witch Head Nebula. A frighteningly shaped reflection nebula, this cosmic crone is approximately 800 light-years away. Its malevolent visage seems to glare toward nearby bright star Rigel in Orion, just off the right edge of the photo’s frame. To learn more, the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will host “Cosmic Horrors: Surviving in Space” Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. (NASA

Firearms Research Center at UW Plans Conference on Guns and Mental Health

The Firearms Research Center (FRC), housed at the University of Wyoming College of Law, will hold a “Firearms and Mental Health: Fostering Understanding, Safety and Support” conference Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16-17, at various locations throughout Laramie.

UW College of Business Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Economics Ph.D. Program

Alumni, faculty and students celebrated the University of Wyoming College of Business’ 50th anniversary of its economics Ph.D. program with a series of events Sept. 15-17.

UW’s CNP Receives Wyoming Economic Development Innovation Award

The Wyoming Community Navigator Program (CNP) has received the Wyoming Economic Development Innovation Award from the Wyoming Economic Development Association (WEDA).

UW Cowgirls Rebound to Place First at Central Wyoming College Rodeo

And, just like that, the University of Wyoming Cowgirls went from zero to first place in a week in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) rodeo competition.

UW and WLA Release Report on Survey of Colorado River Basin Irrigators

An in-depth survey of more than 1,000 farmers and ranchers in the Colorado River Basin has some startling implications for how water conservation in the drought-stricken region could come about.

‘UW in Your Community’ Event Oct. 9 in Torrington

Members of the public will learn about the University of Wyoming’s collaborative efforts with Eastern Wyoming College (EWC), and UW alumni will connect with their alma mater during a “UW in Your Community” gathering Monday, Oct. 9, in Torrington.

Firearms Research Center at UW Partners With Veterans Affairs to Launch Suicide Prevention Webpage

The Firearms Research Center (FRC), housed at the University of Wyoming College of Law, has launched a new page on its website dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention.

UW to Host Strategic Supplier Fair Sept. 28

The University of Wyoming’s Procurement and Payment Services will host a Strategic Supplier Fair Thursday, Sept. 28.

University of Florida Professor to Speak at UW Sept. 28-29

Duncan Purves, an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Florida, will give two free public talks at the University of Wyoming Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28-29.

UW’s Professional Land Management Program Receives Gift From NextEra Energy Resources

The University of Wyoming has received a major gift from NextEra Energy Resources LLC to support the growing Professional Land Management (PLM) program in the School of Energy Resources (SER).

UW Researcher Receives NSF Grant to Study Aging in Life Cycle of Bees

Biological age does not always correlate with chronological age, and it is unclear how physiology contributes to aging or protects against it.

UW Woodwind Faculty to Present Recital Sept. 24

Woodwind faculty members in the University of Wyoming Department of Music will present a combined recital Sunday, Sept. 24.

UW’s Wyoming Integrated Test Center Featured in WGA Workshop in Gillette

As chair of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA), Gov. Mark Gordon hosted a special workshop at Gillette College and the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) Sept. 21 to showcase efforts driving carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology in Western states.

‘Union After Dark: Homecoming’ Part of Family Weekend at UW

“Union After Dark: Homecoming” will be part of Family Weekend Friday, Sept. 29, at the University of Wyoming.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Business Fitness Webinar Sept. 28

Small-business owners will have an opportunity to delve deep into business financials Thursday, Sept. 28.

Bruce Richardson Lecture Features Pulitzer-Winning Author at UW and Casper College

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hua Hsu is the featured speaker for the sixth annual Bruce Richardson Lecture in the Humanities at the University of Wyoming and Casper College.

Native Singer-Songwriter to Perform at UW Sept. 28

Native singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza will bring her “Hold That Spirit Tour” to the University of Wyoming Thursday, Sept. 28.

Weekly Live Music Provided at UW’s Pokes Pub and Game Room

Beginning Friday, Sept. 22, weekly live music will be provided by the University of Wyoming Department of Music in Pokes Pub and Game Room, located on the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

Gonzalo Teppa Quintet to Perform at UW Oct. 2

The University of Wyoming’s Jazz Studies program will present the Gonzalo Teppa Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

UW Sees Increases in Transfer and Graduate Students as Overall Enrollment Drops Slightly

Significant increases in transfer and graduate students helped make up for an unexpected drop in first-time students at the University of Wyoming this fall.

Applications Open for 24th Annual UW Entrepreneurship Competition

The application period for student teams to enter the University of Wyoming’s 24th annual John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition is open until 11:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16.

Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Sept. 29 at UW

Faculty, staff, students and members of the public are invited to the 2023 Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Friday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW Invites Wyoming Teens and Parents to Test New Healthy Eating App

Researchers at the University of Wyoming are recruiting Albany County parents and teens interested in testing a new mobile app promoting healthy eating.

Degenfelder to Kick Off SER’s Energy Day Celebration Sept. 23 at UW

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) will celebrate the 10th annual Energy Day -- in partnership with Wyoming Sports Properties -- Saturday, Sept. 23, when the Cowboys take on Appalachian State at War Memorial Stadium. The game begins at 5 p.m.

UW and Partners Provide Grants for Climate Change Adaptation

Western Water Assessment and the University of Wyoming Center for Climate, Water and People awarded three recipients grants through the “Adapting to Climate Change in Wyoming” program.

Christensen Lecture Series Features Wisconsin Professor Sept. 28 at UW

Anne Pringle, the Mary Herman Rubinstein Professor at the University of Wisconsin, will give two talks during the fifth annual Martha Christensen Memorial Lecture Series Thursday, Sept. 28, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Men’s Rodeo Team Opens With Third Place at Chadron

It was not the result the University of Wyoming rodeo teams were looking for in the opening weekend of Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) competition.

UW Receives Third NEH Grant for Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project

University of Wyoming Libraries has received a third round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support ongoing newspaper digitization work.

Bestselling Author Stephen Markley to Visit UW Sept. 26-27

Bestselling author Stephen Markley will visit the University of Wyoming for two free public events Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 26-27.

Wyoming Articulation Summit Oct. 6 at UW

Representatives of the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges will meet at UW Friday, Oct. 6, for their annual gathering aimed at easing the process for transfer students.

UW Athletics Tickets Now Sold at University Store

Tickets to University of Wyoming intercollegiate athletics events no longer are sold at the information desk in the Wyoming Union, but they are still available at a different location in the building.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Sept. 20-22

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive reports on enrollment, strategic plan implementation and President Ed Seidel’s Freedom of Expression, Intellectual Freedom and Constructive Dialogue Working Group during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 20-22.

Seidel Names Second Cohort of UW Presidential Fellows

Eleven University of Wyoming faculty members have been selected by President Ed Seidel for the second Presidential Fellows Program cohort, which will run from now through May.

woman standing in front of a poster with insects on it UW Research Points to Bug Benefits From Changing Color of Wind Turbines

Anyone who has driven around Wyoming has likely noticed large wind turbines dotting the prairie landscape. And while the large white rotor blades may catch a motorist’s eye, they also could be attracting insects due to their light color.

UW Associate Professor Receives Grant for Drug Misuse Intervention

University of Wyoming Associate Professor Alison Looby, in the Department of Psychology, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded grant to design and implement an effort to reduce the misuse and diversion of prescription stimulant medication among college students.

UW Encourages Observance of Constitution Day Sept. 17

The University of Wyoming encourages students, faculty and staff to observe Constitution Day, the annual federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution.

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Discuss 90-Day Game Plan for Businesses Sept. 22

Running a small business can be incredibly rewarding, but it is no easy feat. The small-business owner has to be the strategist, the marketer, the accountant and the customer service representative -- all rolled into one.

Small-Business Owners From New Jersey and Sheridan Featured on UW’s Wyoming SBDC Network Podcast

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network podcast recently featured two small-business owners -- one from New Jersey and one from Sheridan. 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 Ranks Among Top 100 US Universities Granted Patents in 2022

The University of Wyoming has been ranked 91st on “Top 100 U.S. Universities Granted Utility Patents in 2022,” a list published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

UW Professor Emeritus Nye Elected to Society of Antiquaries

University of Wyoming Professor Emeritus Eric Nye has been elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, one of the oldest and most prestigious learned societies in the world.

UW Students Invited to Community Gaming Day Featuring Esports Friday

A Community Gaming Day for University of Wyoming students featuring exciting esports games will be held Friday, Sept. 15, from 1:30-6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Pokes Pub and Game Room.

UW’s Kotlarek Receives Emerging Leader Award

Katelyn Kotlarek, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences Division of Communication Disorders, is the recipient of the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) Emerging Leader Award.

UW Green Dot Program Finalist for National Campus Safety Award

Green Dot -- the University of Wyoming’s bystander intervention program -- was among four finalists for the Clery Center’s 2023 Campus Safety Impact Award.

UW ‘Dementia on the Road’ Programs Scheduled in Wyoming Communities

The University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) begins its fall statewide program, “Dementia on the Road,” with free public events in Gillette, Riverton and Rock Springs.

UW and Wyoming APEX Accelerator to Host Roundtable Sept. 20

Small-business owners can learn to navigate and benefit from doing business with the federal government and large federal contractors Wednesday, Sept. 20.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Workshop in Gillette Sept. 19

For anyone contemplating starting a small business, expanding an existing business or knowing where to go for needed funding, these thoughts alone can be daunting. However, advice and assistance are available.

Veteran UW Rodeo Teams Prepare for Season Opener This Weekend

If rival Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) teams want to dethrone the University of Wyoming rodeo teams from the top positions, they will have to deal with what appears to be another competitive program once again.

Mary Ellbogen Garland and Rob Garland Named Grand Marshals of UW Homecoming Parade

Lifelong University of Wyoming supporters Mary Ellbogen Garland and Rob Garland will serve as the grand marshals of the annual UW Homecoming parade Saturday, Sept. 30.

Open House on Exterior Design for UW’s Aquatics Center Thursday

The University of Wyoming’s planning and construction team will host an open house to present and receive feedback on the exterior architectural design currently under development for a new aquatics center on campus.

UW’s Tian Receives DOE Grant to Study Topological Superconductivity

In recent years, researchers globally have been racing to create breakthroughs in quantum information science by using the quantum properties of innovative materials for advanced computing and data transmission. One promising approach involves topological superconductors, which are believed to be a practical approach for handling information in future fault-tolerant quantum computers.

UW Community Invited to Free Country Concert at Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Sept. 15

Country singer-songwriter Travis Denning will perform a free concert Friday, Sept. 15, to wrap up the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede at the University of Wyoming.

Financial Considerations Topic of UW’s Wyoming Dementia Together Program

“Financial Considerations with a Dementia Diagnosis” is the topic of the latest Wyoming Dementia Together (WDT) program Wednesday, Sept. 20.

UW’s SER Releases Replication Study Tracking Wyoming Residents’ Perspectives About Energy

The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER), in collaboration with the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, released a new study exploring the evolution of Wyoming residents’ perspectives on energy development, focusing on “social license,” or the level to which Wyoming residents approve of or accept different forms and amounts of energy development.

person examining plants on a rocky mountainside UW Researchers Gain Insights Into Rare Clover in Foothills of Wind Rivers

A rare plant found only in rocky outcrops of the foothills and rims along the eastern slope of Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains likely persists because it blooms for a relatively long period of two months, according to newly published research by University of Wyoming scientists.

Fundraiser for UW Lab School Sept. 28

The University of Wyoming Lab School will celebrate its 135th anniversary with a fundraiser at the UW Art Museum Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.

UW’s East Union Lot Closed to Public

University of Wyoming Transportation Services reminds the campus and Laramie communities that the East Union Lot previously open for parking is now closed to the public.

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