2023 UW News Stories

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.

UW Students to Develop App for Crowdsourcing Air Quality Data

An interdisciplinary team of University of Wyoming students and researchers has won funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a platform for crowdsourcing information about air quality at outdoor recreation sites during wildfires.

UW’s Wallop Civic Engagement Program Expands K-12 English and Social Studies Catalog Content

The University of Wyoming’s Wallop Civic Engagement Program has added new content for Wyoming teachers to its K-12 project catalogs for the coming school year.

Sweetwater County Start-Up Challenge Accepting Applicants

Sweetwater County entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to receive free business education and counseling and to compete for seed funding to start or accelerate their businesses.

UW Research Team Receives $750,000 NASA-EPSCoR Grant to Study Water Stress

The global atmospheric circulation carries moisture from warm, tropical regions and deposits it as precipitation far from its sources. Changes in evaporative fluxes and atmospheric circulation can bring either deluges or drought. The amount of water availability and stress can have profound regional consequences to Wyoming’s outlook for agriculture, tourism and quality of life.

UW Endowed Artists-in-Residence David Dorfman Dance to Perform Sept. 10

The award-winning New York-based David Dorfman Dance (DDD) company will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW Enhanced Oil Recovery Insights Talk Sept. 12

Geologist Scott Ellingson and geophysicist John Frederick will present new interpretations of the Alpha Field based on geological mapping and a 3D seismic survey Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Casper and virtually via Webex.

UW Offers Students Discounted Tickets to Natasha Bedingfield Concert

The University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center Special Events will hold a back-to-school flash sale for UW students to purchase tickets to the Natasha Bedingfield concert Friday, Sept. 1.

Wyoming Blockchain Stampede to Include First UW Wyoming Computing Symposium

Showcasing University of Wyoming computing research and exploring how computing can create economic opportunities for the state will be central to the inaugural Wyoming Computing Symposium from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Wyoming Union.

UWPD Found Property Auction Sept. 6

The University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) will hold a found property auction Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 4 p.m. in the department’s portion of the new Ivinson Parking Garage, just off 11th Street and Ivinson Avenue.

UW Faculty Members Can Be Added to Experts List

University of Wyoming Institutional Communications is looking to expand its UW faculty experts list.

UW and Australian Company Sign Agreement to Support Energy Technology Development

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) and Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA) was signed last week for collaborative research efforts in the advancement of energy technology.

UW Announces Labor Day Closures

Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, Sept. 4, for Labor Day.

UW Faculty Members Encouraged to Submit Papers for Release in Advance

University of Wyoming faculty members who have upcoming research papers that will be published in the following journals -- Nature, Science or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- are encouraged to let UW Institutional Communications know well in advance.

UW to Offer Free Language and Culture Sessions via Zoom This Fall

Registrations are now being accepted through Saturday, Sept. 9, at noon for the popular World Language and Culture Program (WLCP) offered at the University of Wyoming this fall. A total of 26 nonformal world language and culture sessions are available free via Zoom.

Casper Native and Longtime International Diplomat to Serve as Visiting Professor at UW

A Casper native with a long career in international diplomacy will be the Milward L. Simpson Visiting Professor at the University of Wyoming during 2023-24.

UW’s Wyoming SBDC Network Awarded SBA Cybersecurity Grant

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network at the University of Wyoming is one of six nationwide recipients of a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Cybersecurity for Small Business Pilot Program grant. Awardees are all state entities that will assist small businesses in advancing cybersecurity infrastructure and mitigating cyber threats.

UW’s Barrett Honored by National Engineering Council

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) has honored Steve Barrett, the University of Wyoming’s vice provost for undergraduate education and a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

UW President’s Welcome Celebration Aug. 31 in Prexy’s Pasture

All members of the University of Wyoming community are invited to the President’s Welcome Celebration Thursday, Aug. 31, starting at 5 p.m. in Prexy’s Pasture.

Second Annual STEM Carnival at UW Sept. 8

Members of the public are invited to participate in a variety of science activities during the University of Wyoming’s second annual STEM Carnival Friday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Steve Scott Selected as UW Staff Employee of the Second Quarter

Steve Scott, an institutional computer reporting analyst in the University of Wyoming’s Office of Institutional Analysis, interprets data about UW and produces reports for UW leaders and others.

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Discuss ChatGPT Aug. 31

ChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence communication program, will be the subject of a webinar Thursday, Aug. 31.

UW’s SER Releases Landowners’ Resource Guide for Carbon Capture and Storage

The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) has released a new resource guide for Wyoming landowners addressing frequently asked questions regarding carbon capture and storage (CCS).

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Friday

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via teleconference at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25.

‘Voyagers’ Musical Highlights UW Planetarium Schedule During September

The University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will be a little more Broadway than blazar when it hosts a musical called “Voyagers” during September.

UW to Host Horizontal Drilling Pioneer Harold Hamm for Talk Sept. 14

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER), in partnership with the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the College of Business, will host a fireside chat and book signing event with Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm Thursday, Sept. 14, beginning at 2:45 p.m. in the Engineering Education and Research Building atrium.

UW Theatre and Dance to Present ‘Balloonacy’ Aug. 26-27

The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present an end-of-summer physical comedy for audiences of all ages.

UW Delegation Visits Idaho National Laboratory

A cohort of University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students visited Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Idaho Falls, Idaho, last week as part of a collaborative effort to strengthen connections and facilitate research opportunities between the two entities.

Yuja Selected as UW’s New Video Recording and Storage Tool

The University of Wyoming has partnered with Yuja to serve as its video management tool to further integrate faculty, student and staff-generated videos into learning experiences and work projects.

Public Comment on Tuition Recommendations Ends Tuesday

The public comment period on recommendations regarding University of Wyoming student tuition for the 2024-25 academic year ends this week.

UW Recognized Nationally for Student Recruitment Communication

“Very informative, professional, and it is very true to what the campus really is.”

Honorlock Remains UW’s Virtual Proctoring Service

After a review of available virtual proctoring tools, the University of Wyoming will continue to use Honorlock across all course delivery methods when it is necessary.

Friendship Families Program Provides Opportunity to Meet UW International Students

Local families can make new friends from around the world by joining the Friendship Families of Laramie program offered in conjunction with the University of Wyoming’s International Students and Scholars office.

UW ROTC Cadets to Test Football Game Cannon Wednesday

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 23, don’t be surprised to hear some noise coming from War Memorial Stadium.

UW Libraries Names Alternative Textbook Grant Recipients for 2023-24 Academic Year

University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alternative textbook grants to six faculty members to implement open educational resources (OER) in their classes for the 2023-24 academic year.

UW’s Statement on Federal Court Ruling

The University of Wyoming has issued the following statement regarding today’s U.S. District Court ruling in the matter of Schmidt v. University of Wyoming President et al:

Application Period Open for Seventh Annual Sheridan Start-Up Challenge

Kickoff of the 2022 Sheridan Start-Up Challenge began Aug. 14, with the opening of the application period. This will be the seventh consecutive year for Sheridan’s annual entrepreneur competition. Applicants will once again vie for a portion of the $100,000 seed capital fund that has been set up for the event.

UW’s Wyoming Center on Aging Offers Help for Caregivers

The Wyoming Center on Aging at the University of Wyoming will continue offering free educational opportunities this October for caregivers of persons living with dementia.

UW-Led Research Finds Both Conservatives and Liberals Endorse ‘Values’ and ‘Vices’

Conservativism and liberalism each represent generally desirable “values” and generally undesirable “vices” in the nation’s political landscape, according to newly published research led by a University of Wyoming psychology professor.

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Discuss ChatGPT Business Marketing Strategies Aug. 25

Small-business owners will have an opportunity to learn how to increase their marketing efforts through ChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence (AI) communications program, Friday, Aug. 25.

three men sitting together on a bench Participation in UW’s Black 14 Social Justice Summer Institute Grows

All Lionel Grimes hoped for during the second annual Black 14 Social Justice Summer Institute at the University of Wyoming was for the student participants to learn how to get along with one another and to grow in becoming great individuals.

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