2023 UW News Stories

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Business Fitness Webinar Oct. 26

In today’s digital age, protecting sensitive information and financial transactions is more important than ever. However, small businesses are increasingly becoming targets for fraud and cyberattacks. Small-business owners will have an opportunity to learn how to protect their businesses Thursday, Oct. 26.

UW’s EORI Seeks Proposals for Collaborative Projects

The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for collaborative project work with operators of Wyoming fields.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events Scheduled at UW

Educational events are scheduled at the University of Wyoming this month to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

UW Department of Music Hosts Flutist in Residency Oct. 20

Melissa Keeling, a solo looping artist, improviser and electric flutist, will serve a University of Wyoming Department of Music residency Friday, Oct. 20.

UW and Wyoming APEX Accelerator to Host Cybersecurity Webinar Oct. 24

Small-business owners can learn about Project Spectrum, a comprehensive cybersecurity resource that provides state-of-the-art cybersecurity tools and training aimed at improving the overall cybersecurity hygiene of the defense industrial base, Tuesday, Oct. 24.

PokeBot V5.01 Technology Event Scheduled Oct. 18 at UW

PokeBot V5.01, a “Pokes doing strange things with technology” event, is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the University of Wyoming.

Educational Program for Wyoming Latina Youth Oct. 20-21 at UW

Cecilia Aragón, a University of Wyoming professor, wants to do her part in ensuring that Wyoming Latina youth receive secondary education through a two-decade program that helps the teens achieve individual goals.

UW Rodeo Teams Close Out Fall Season With a Pair of Third-Place Finishes

If the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team hopes to win its sixth straight Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) title, and the Cowgirls their fifth in six years, both have five months to think about it.

UW Faculty Recital Series Features Violin and Piano Duo Oct. 19

The University of Wyoming will feature a violin and piano duo in a UW Department of Music Faculty Recital Series performance Thursday, Oct. 19. The recital is free and open to the public.

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Celebration Oct. 27 at UW

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos, traditionally celebrated by people of Mexican heritage, will be highlighted with activities Friday, Oct. 27, at the University of Wyoming’s Art Museum and American Heritage Center (AHC).

UW Begins Analysis of Acadeum

University of Wyoming representatives will begin analysis of Acadeum as a potential partner this fall and into the spring to determine if the functionality it provides benefits faculty, students and the university.

A Message from the President and Provost: Supporting our Community in the Face of Terrorist Attacks on Israel

Like many of you, we have been disgusted and outraged by the heinous attack perpetrated by Hamas on Israel last weekend. There’s no question that what happened there is an atrocity -- acts of terrorism, including the slaughter of innocent civilians and kidnappings that are cause for shock and condemnation. Israel’s military response in Gaza is a clear indication this conflict will not end any time soon.

man sitting at a computer UW’s WyomingView Trains Student Interns in Remote Sensing

This past summer, the WyomingView program crossed a major milestone. The program, which trains the next generation of remote-sensing scientists and experts, passed 100 student interns.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday via Teleconference

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Oct. 18.

UW Chamber Orchestra to Present ‘Palladio’ Oct. 15

The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Chamber Orchestra opens its fall concert season Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Three UW Employees Honored as Women of Influence by Wyoming Business Report

Three University of Wyoming employees were honored with 2023 Wyoming Women of Influence awards through the Wyoming Business Report at a luncheon Oct. 10.

Small-Business Owner From Laramie Featured on UW’s Wyoming SBDC Network Podcast

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network podcast recently featured a Laramie-based small-business owner. 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’s Wild and Working Lands Film Festival Seeks Submissions

The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming is now accepting submissions for the third annual Wild and Working Lands Film Festival, which will be held in Laramie next April. The deadline to submit videos is Jan. 15.

Cheetah Conservation Fund Leader to Speak at UW Oct. 19

One of the world’s leading experts on cheetah conservation is scheduled to speak Thursday, Oct. 19, at the University of Wyoming. The program is free and open to the public.

UW’s Beck Publishes ‘Rangeland Wildlife Ecology and Conservation’

Jeff Beck, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, is an editor and co-author of the new open access book “Rangeland Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.”

UW’s EORI Publishes Presentation on Further Alpha Field Potential

A petroleum geologist and consulting geophysicist presented new interpretations of the Alpha Field during a recent event hosted by the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI).

Trinity Irish Dance Company to Perform Oct. 13 at UW

The University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center Special Events presents Trinity Irish Dance Company Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Newspaper Exhibition and Discussion of Early-Day Powell Mexican Beet Laborers Oct. 24 at UW

“Betabeleros” -- Mexican and Mexican American sugar beet workers in early-day Powell -- will be highlighted in a discussion and exhibition Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the University of Wyoming.

JCOAL and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Collaborate With UW’s SER on Major Project

Japan Carbon Frontier Organization (JCOAL) and its partner, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), held a ceremony Oct. 9 to mark the construction completion of their solid sorbent capture technology at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC). The facility is adjacent to Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Station near Gillette.

UW Cowboys Take First Rodeo of Fall Season

It took until the fourth rodeo of the fall season for the University of Wyoming men to get back to where they have been the past five seasons -- on top.

Fall Issue of UWyo Magazine Shows How UW Powers Wyoming’s Workforce

The fall issue of UWyo Magazine, the University of Wyoming’s flagship publication, focuses on how UW helps power Wyoming’s workforce, highlighting alumni in the state as well as UW programs that help meet workforce needs and encourage entrepreneurship.

Distinguished Physicist to Speak at UW Oct. 20

The Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Wyoming will host University of Arkansas Professor Daniel Kennefick for the inaugural Rebka-Hafele-Einstein Distinguished Lecture Friday, Oct. 20.

UW Researchers Join DOE Award to Study Consent-Based Siting of Spent Nuclear Fuel

Three University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty members will collaborate on a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant exploring improved processes for consent-based siting for the storage of spent nuclear fuel.

Moroccan Scholar to Speak at UW Oct. 16

The University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies will welcome Professor Mohsine el Ahmadi, from Morocco, to speak Monday, Oct. 16, on the normalization discussions between Israel and its Middle East and North Africa neighbors.

UW College of Ag Recognizes Outstanding Alumni and Supporters

The University of Wyoming College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources recently honored notable alumni and supporters at the annual dean’s banquet in Laramie.

UW’s Ethics Club Accepting Albany County Nonprofit Nominations for SparkTank 2024

Nominations are now being accepted by the University of Wyoming’s Ethics Club for SparkTank 2024, a community-engagement initiative from the UW College of Business that provides financial support to local nonprofit organizations.

UW Student Receives DOE Graduate Student Research Program Award

A University of Wyoming graduate student will continue her research on rare earth elements, and she will do it at a renowned national laboratory.

Law Week Activities Oct. 16-20 at UW

The John Burman Student Government at the University of Wyoming’s College of Law has scheduled a number of activities for Law Week Oct. 16-20.

UW’s EORI Publishes Discussion on Muddy Formation Geology

A senior petroleum geologist with the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) recently discussed some new geologic interpretations that may have an impact on improving oil production from the Muddy Formation in the Powder River Basin.

Registration Open for UW’s Second Annual High Altitude Bull Test

For producers interested in evaluating how their bulls perform at high elevation, the University of Wyoming is offering its second annual High Altitude Bull Test and Sale.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Business Workshop in Cheyenne Oct. 12

Small-business owners will have the opportunity to determine and measure what success looks like for their businesses and how to achieve it without burning out Thursday, Oct. 12.

UW Professor to Lead Tour Exploring Mongolia’s Cultural and Natural History

University of Wyoming Professor John Koprowski, dean of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, will lead a 12-day tour of Mongolia next year for UW friends and alumni.

Retired AT&T and Lucent Official to Speak in UW College of Business Speaker Series Oct. 16

Karen Kemmerer, a retired vice president of business communications systems at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, will give a free public talk Monday, Oct. 16, as part of the University of Wyoming College of Business Speaker Series.

Wyoming Business Tips for October

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’s Shepard Symposium on Social Justice Marks 25th Memorial of Matthew Shepard

“Social Justice Literacy: Chapter 2” is the theme for the annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice (SSSJ) Oct. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming. The program also marks the 25th anniversary memorial of UW student Matthew Shepard, who was murdered in 1998.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Business Conference in Rock Springs Oct. 18

For those ready to improve their skill sets to start or grow their small businesses, advice and assistance are available from a full roster of business experts during a daylong conference Wednesday, Oct. 18.

UW Extension’s Hoffman Named State Master Gardener Coordinator

Donna Hoffman, a University of Wyoming Extension educator based in Casper, recently was appointed state coordinator for Wyoming’s Master Gardener program.

UW to Host Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies Conference Oct. 13

The University of Wyoming will celebrate the 10th annual Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies Friday, Oct. 13.

UW Team Receives WIP Funding for New Blue Hydrogen Project

The Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP) has selected the University of Wyoming to receive $693,514 in support of creating a new hydrogen economy.

Five Finalists Chosen for Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Pitch Night

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

‘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.

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