2023 UW News Stories

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.

‘UW in Your Community’ Event Sept. 25 in Casper

Members of the public will learn about the University of Wyoming’s efforts in Natrona County, and UW alumni will connect with their alma mater during a “UW in Your Community” gathering Monday, Sept. 25, in Casper.

UWYO Abroad Fair Set Sept. 12

University of Wyoming students can learn about study-abroad opportunities during the UWYO Abroad Fair Tuesday, Sept. 12.

National and State Leaders Featured at UW’s Wyoming Blockchain Stampede

Building trust in the digital world, the end of scarcity, the latest efforts to transform finance, supply chain challenges and Wyoming’s leadership in digital innovation will be discussed by education, technology, business and government leaders during the 2023 Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and Wyobuildathon Sept. 11-15 at the University of Wyoming.

Denmark Museum Highlights UW Entomologist’s Naming of Shakira Wasp

Nine years ago, University of Wyoming entomologist Scott Shaw and colleague Eduardo Shimbori gained a moment of fame by naming several newly discovered South American insect species for celebrities -- including a wasp for singer and musician Shakira (Aleiodes shakirae).

Tyson Group and UW College of Business Partner for Sales Training Boot Camp

In an effort to bridge the gap between business acumen and market demand, Tyson Group is collaborating with the University of Wyoming’s College of Business and Center for Professional Selling for a two-day Selling Skills Boot Camp Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 19-20.

UW Graduate Student Selected for Modern Language Association Incubator Program

University of Wyoming graduate student Sydney Schmidt, of Sheridan, has been selected as a participant in the 2023 Modern Language Association (MLA) Public Humanities Incubator Program.

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Discuss 90-Day Game Plan for Businesses Sept. 15

Planning is foundational and should be a part of every business. However, keeping up with strategic and annual plans can be overwhelming without the right framework and tools. Developing a 90-day game plan for businesses will be the subject of a webinar Friday, Sept. 15.

UW Giving Day Benefits Student Organizations

Every fall, the University of Wyoming Foundation spearheads UW Giving Day -- a unique 24-hour philanthropic event that encourages donors from across the globe to give to UW on-campus groups. In its beginning, Giving Day was reserved for campus departments, programs and university initiatives, but now Giving Day includes student clubs and organizations.

UW Nordic Ski Team ‘Trash 2 Treasures’ Garage Sale Fundraiser Sept. 16

The popular University of Wyoming Nordic ski team’s annual “Trash 2 Treasures” (T2T) fundraiser for the campus and Laramie communities is back again this month.

UW Welcomes New Cohort of Prestigious Tomé Scholars

Four incoming undergraduate students to the University of Wyoming who are associated with the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources have been selected for the prestigious Tomé Scholars to Fellows Program, which provides transformational experiences for future leaders in the field of environment and natural resources.

UW Campus Sustainability Committee to Host Sustainability Roundup Sept. 11

The University of Wyoming Campus Sustainability Committee will host its first Laramigo Sustainability Roundup Monday, Sept. 11.

UW and SBA Host Virtual Workshop on Mentor-Protégé Program Sept. 14

For many small-business owners, having mentors help navigate government contracting and grow their businesses could help them avoid certain pitfalls.

UW’s Ninth Street Transit Stop to Reopen Sept. 20

University of Wyoming Transportation Services will reopen its transit stop on Ninth Street Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Wyoming Business Tips for September

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.

Firearms Research Center at UW Names Historian Hlebinsky Executive Director

The Firearms Research Center (FRC), housed at the University of Wyoming College of Law, has announced that firearms historian Ashley Hlebinsky will serve as the center’s first executive director.

UW and Wyoming APEX Accelerator to Host ‘Lunch and Learn’ Workshop Sept. 13

For large and small contractors alike, teaming agreements are often essential to winning and successfully performing federal government contracts. Small-business owners will have an opportunity to learn about teaming agreements Wednesday, Sept. 13.

UW Haub School Hosts Pancake Breakfast Sept. 15

University of Wyoming students who want to learn more about the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources have that opportunity Friday, Sept. 15.

UW Students Can Apply for Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

University of Wyoming students are invited to apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which expands perspectives through academic and professional advancement and cross-cultural dialogue.

Deadline Friday for Comments on UW’s Free Expression Group Recommendations

Members of the University of Wyoming community are reminded that Friday, Sept. 8, is the deadline for comments on recommendations from President Ed Seidel’s Freedom of Expression, Intellectual Freedom and Constructive Dialogue Working Group.

UW Economist Selected as Lead Author for Intergovernmental Biodiversity Report

University of Wyoming economist Jake Hochard, the Knobloch Associate Professor of Conservation Economics in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, was nominated by representatives of the White Office of Science and Technology Policy to contribute to an international assessment of how businesses affect and rely on nature.

UW’s 10th Annual The Big Event Set Oct. 14

The University of Wyoming’s 10th annual The Big Event -- a student volunteer service project in the Laramie community -- will take place Saturday, Oct. 14.

307 Startup Challenge Opens for Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and Wyobuildathon

New blockchain businesses will compete in the 307 Startup Challenge Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and Wyobuildathon.

woman pointing at rocks UW Researchers Study Plant Recovery Following Mass Extinction of Dinosaurs

Using clues from the fossil record, researchers at the University of Wyoming are traveling back in time to study a mass extinction event that occurred 66 million years ago. Their goal is to better understand how and when life rebounded after a meteor wiped out 75 percent of species on Earth.

Society for Glycobiology Honors UW’s Jarvis

Longtime University of Wyoming Department of Molecular Biology faculty member Don Jarvis has been honored by the Society for Glycobiology (SFG) with its 2023 Rosalind Kornfeld Award for Lifetime Achievement in Glycobiology.

UW President to Give ‘State of the University’ Speech Wednesday

University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel will provide updates on key issues and initiatives and outline future plans during his “State of the University” address Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Workshop on SBIR/STTR Opportunities at DOD

Small-business owners can learn about Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) opportunities at the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) during a half-day virtual workshop Thursday, Sept. 7.

UW Adjunct Professor Helps Quantify Impact of Emissions on Polar Bears

In a new paper, scientists with Polar Bears International, the University of Wyoming and the University of Washington have, for the first time, quantified a direct link between greenhouse gas emissions and polar bear survival.

Casper Dementia Education Leader Featured on UW YouTube Program

Dani Guerttman, of Casper, is the guest on the next edition of “Once Again,” the YouTube channel program hosted by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA).

people with papers at a long table UW Gift Enhances Experiences for Students and Athletes While Supporting Faculty

Paying it forward. Investing in the future leaders of America.

Fifteenth Street Reopens Through UW Campus

After being closed for much of the summer, 15th Street has reopened through the University of Wyoming campus.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Business Conference in Casper Sept. 14

For anyone ready to improve skills to start or grow a small business, advice and assistance are available from a full roster of business experts during a daylong conference Thursday, Sept. 14.

Hamerlinck Named Associate Director of UW School of Computing

Jeff Hamerlinck has been appointed as the associate director of the School of Computing at the University of Wyoming.

UW’s Wyoming Dementia Together Fall Series Begins Sept. 6

Frequently asked questions by dementia caregivers -- such as, “How can I deal with the nighttime restlessness and agitation?”; “What about calming aggressive behavior?”; “Is there any way to prevent wandering?” -- will be discussed during a Wyoming Dementia Together (WDT) program Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Science Lead for Amazon Seller Fee to Speak at UW College of Business Sept. 15

Min Gong, the science lead for Amazon, will give a free public talk at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the University of Wyoming College of Business.

UW’s EORI Launches Guidebook for Geology of Alcova Reservoir

The rock layers surrounding Natrona County’s Alcova Reservoir are not only breathtaking to see; they also are windows to a portion of Earth’s history.

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