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2024 UW News Stories

UW Biodiversity Institute to Host Vulture Watch Wyoming Training April 27

When people think of turkey vultures, images are often conjured of the scavenger birds picking at an animal carcass on the side of the road. However, these often-misunderstood raptors provide key benefits to the environment.

Tandi Valdez Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

Tandi Valdez, a senior library assistant, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming Libraries Outstanding Staff Award for her contributions in 2023.

UW Receives $1.6M Grant From Helmsley Foundation to Support Wyoming Health Care Professionals

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted nearly $1.6 million to the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences to train Wyoming health care professionals on state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment as part of a statewide ultrasound initiative.

UW Ethics Club Ignites Community Impact Through Innovation

The University of Wyoming Ethics Club will resume its student-led SparkTank -- a “Shark Tank”-style competition dedicated to uplifting Albany County nonprofit organizations.

UW’s Blakely Receives Public Health Best Publication Award

An assistant professor of social and administrative pharmacy with the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy is the co-author of a published manuscript selected as the recipient of the 2023-24 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Public Health Special Interest Group (SIG) Best Publication Award

UW Alumni Association Announces Homecoming 2024 Dates

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) has announced that the 2024 Homecoming celebration will be the week of Monday-Saturday, Sept. 23-28. As always, the week will be capped off at War Memorial Stadium as the UW Cowboys face off against Mountain West Conference rival Air Force.

UW Faculty Recital Series Features Clarinet and Piano Performance April 19

The University of Wyoming Department of Music Faculty Recital Series will feature Blake McGee, clarinet, and Brooks Hafey, piano, in a free public performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

UW Blockchain Center Anticipates Bitcoin Halving Next Week

A significant impact on bitcoin and the broader digital asset market will occur following the anticipated bitcoin halving this month, says Steve Lupien, director of the University of Wyoming’s Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation (CBDI).

Alpha Chapter of Wyoming Celebrates Academic Excellence at UW

New members of the Alpha Chapter of Wyoming at the University of Wyoming will be inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society during a ceremony -- a celebration of academic excellence and achievement within the university community -- Monday, April 29.

UW College of Ag to Host Leadership Symposium April 22

The University of Wyoming’s Ranch Management and Agricultural Leadership Program will host a leadership symposium in Laramie Monday, April 22.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Business Loan Workshop in Evanston April 18

Small-business owners will have the opportunity to learn how to get a first small-business loan request approved Thursday, April 18.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Social Media Safety Webinar April 18

Scammers are taking over social media accounts at an alarming rate and, when they do, small businesses no longer will have access to their businesses’ social media presence. Small-business owners will have the opportunity to learn how to safeguard themselves against such scammers Thursday, April 18.

UW’s Peter Receives LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

Sammy Peter, chair of Research and Instruction at University of Wyoming Libraries, is the 2024 recipient of the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Librarian Recognition Award for her contributions as an instructional design librarian.

Fond Memories Topic of UW’s Dementia Program for Caregivers

There is great healing power in concentrating on fond memories. That will be the topic for caregivers of loved ones living with dementia during the next edition of “Once Again,” the YouTube video program of the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA).

Wyoming Business Tips for April

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 John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Fair April 24

Student-led teams will compete for money to launch their own businesses during the University of Wyoming College of Business’ 24th annual John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Fair Wednesday, April 24.

‘Queen of Mariachi’ Aída Cuevas to Perform at UW April 17

The University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center Special Events will present legendary mariachi singer Aída Cuevas Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host HUBZone Workshop in Powell April 17

Small-business owners can learn how to obtain federal contract dollars through becoming HUBZone-certified companies Wednesday, April 17.

Front Range Chamber Players to Perform April 15 at UW

Front Range Chamber Players will present “Theremin: Hollywood to Wyoming” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

calm lake with snow-covered mountains and clouds in the background UW-Led Research: Yellowstone Lake Ice Cover Unchanged Despite Warming Climate

The length of time that Yellowstone Lake is covered by ice each year has not changed in the past century, despite warming temperatures in the region, according to new research led by University of Wyoming scientists.

UW Wool Judging Team Celebrates Successful 2024 Season

The University of Wyoming’s small but mighty collegiate wool judging team competed in three regional contests this year, beginning with a strong performance at the 7220 Wool Judging Invitational in Laramie and concluding with an impressive finish at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, S.D.

UW Percussion and Brass Festival to Present Concerts April 12

The University of Wyoming Percussion and Brass Festival will present three public concerts Friday, April 12, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host HUBZone Workshop in Big Horn County April 16

Small-business owners can learn how to obtain federal contract dollars through becoming HUBZone-certified companies Tuesday, April 16.

UW’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter to Host Renowned Mathematician April 23-24

A renowned mathematician, data scientist and educator will headline several University of Wyoming Phi Beta Kappa Society chapter events on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23-24.

UW Cowgirls Keep Rolling and Cowboys Retain Regional Rodeo Lead

With just two rodeos remaining in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) regular season, the University of Wyoming Cowgirls are making a late push to win the regional title, while their Cowboy counterparts are maintaining a slim lead in the standings.

UW Staff Recognition Day April 16 in Arena-Auditorium

It may be in a new venue, but the University of Wyoming’s annual Staff Recognition Day’s traditional focus will remain the same: honoring the many UW staff members for their ongoing service to the university.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host HUBZone Workshop in Cody April 16

Small-business owners can learn how to obtain federal contract dollars through becoming HUBZone-certified companies Tuesday, April 16.

Two to Receive UW Honorary Degrees

The University of Wyoming will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon two individuals who will be recognized during UW commencement ceremonies May 11.

UW’s IMPACT 307 Announces Fremont County Start-Up Challenge Finalists

IMPACT 307’s 2024 Fremont County Start-Up Challenge Pitch Night will take place Tuesday, April 9, in Room 100 of the Health and Science Building at Central Wyoming College (CWC) in Riverton.

UW Selects Top First-Year Course Instructors

Thirty-six University of Wyoming instructors who inspire excitement, inquiry and autonomy in first-year courses are this year’s Promoting Intellectual Engagement (PIE) Award recipients.

UW Jazz Studies to Present Ari Hoenig Trio April 14

The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Jazz Studies program will host the Ari Hoenig Trio Sunday, April 14, at 7 p.m.

Scientists Receive UW-National Park Service Research Grants

Six University of Wyoming scientists and six researchers from other institutions have been selected for funding by the UW-National Park Service (NPS) Research Station in Grand Teton National Park in areas ranging from wildlife and geology to human waste management.

UW’s 3D Visualization Center Develops Tool for Understanding Carbon Storage

The 3D Visualization Center at the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) is developing a powerful outreach and communication application to help the public understand the mechanics of underground carbon storage as part of the Wyoming CarbonSAFE project in the Powder River Basin.

UW to Launch StartRight+ This Fall for Textbooks

Beginning this fall, all University of Wyoming undergraduates will be able to access their required course materials for a flat fee of $275 per semester through an innovative new university program, StartRight+, aimed at breaking down financial inequities while enhancing the student experiences through academic preparedness.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Business Loan Workshop in Fort Washakie April 11

Small-business owners will have the opportunity to learn how to get a first small-business loan request approved Thursday, April 11.

‘Musical Voyage From Seville to Beirut’ Concert April 9 at UW

The University of Wyoming Department of Music will present guest artists Christine Honein, soprano, and Jeremy Reger, piano, performing “A Musical Voyage From Seville to Beirut” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

Wyoming Higher Education Applicants Sought for UW Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program

Wyoming higher education personnel have an opportunity to apply for the University of Wyoming Center for Principle-Based Leadership and Ethics’ (PBLE) Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellowship Program for the 2024-25 academic year.

Applications for Daniels Fund Faculty Fellowship Program at UW Due May 1

Applications are now being accepted for the two-year Daniels Fund Faculty Fellowship Program offered through the University of Wyoming’s Center for Principle-Based Leadership and Ethics (PBLE). The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 1.

UW Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Fund Recital April 11

Orchestra audiences are used to this ritual: The houselights dim, out walks the concertmaster, who tunes the orchestra, and then the concert begins. But, unless the orchestra plays something with concertmaster solos, the audience seldom gets to hear them alone. That is about to change.

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Demystify Artificial Intelligence April 11

Small-business owners will have an opportunity to feel better about using artificial intelligence (AI) for their businesses during a webinar that demystifies the technology Thursday, April 11.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Skill-Building Business Workshop in Cheyenne April 18

Small-business owners will have the opportunity to improve their skill sets to start or grow their businesses Thursday, April 18.

UW Biodiversity Institute to Host Salamander Migration Initiative This Month

The University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute will put the spotlight on the Western tiger salamander this spring and offer the public opportunities to learn about and help Wyoming’s state amphibian.

UW Honors College to Host First Middle East Film Festival April 13-14

Six films will be screened during the University of Wyoming Honors College’s first Middle East Film Festival Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14. The two-day event is free and open to the public.

‘UW in Your Community’ Event April 17 in Wheatland

Members of the public will find out more about the University of Wyoming’s presence in Platte County, and UW alumni will connect with their alma mater during a “UW in Your Community” gathering Wednesday, April 17, in Wheatland.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Small Business Pitch Night in Cheyenne April 17

Small-business owners from Laramie County will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to the community Thursday, April 17.

Students Compete in UW’s Annual World Languages Day

Two hundred eighty-five students and 30 teachers representing 14 junior high and high schools from across Wyoming participated in the University of Wyoming’s annual World Languages Day (WLD) competition March 1-2.

UW Blockchain Program Ranks Among Best in Nation

A student higher education resource says the University of Wyoming offers one of the top blockchain education programs in the nation.

Free Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Pizza for UW Students April 3

The University of Wyoming Student Health Service will offer free sexually transmitted disease testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV for UW students from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Free pizza will be available to students.

Central Asian Awareness Day and Navruz at UW April 19

The University of Wyoming’s Central Asian Student Association (CASA) will celebrate its annual Central Asian Awareness Day and Navruz from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Donald Snyder Selected as 2024 UW College of Business Distinguished Alumnus

Donald Snyder has been selected as the University of Wyoming College of Business’ 62nd Distinguished Alumnus.

Artist Derli Romero to Give Free Talk at UW April 2

Mexican artist Derli Romero will give a free talk titled “Rostros migrantes: Humanizing Migrants’ Voices through Art and Narrative” with Kimberle López Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 111 of the University of Wyoming’s Visual Arts Building.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet April 10 via Teleconference

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold its regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, April 10.

UW Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Study Natural Capital Investment in Australia

Drew Bennett, the Whitney MacMillan Professor of Practice of Private Lands Stewardship in the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, has received a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship to conduct natural capital investment research in Australia.

UW’s Yang Wins NASA Grant to Study Land Use and Fire in Western US Forests

University of Wyoming School of Computing Assistant Professor Di Yang has been awarded a NASA Early Career Investigator Program grant to study how land-use decisions on Western U.S. forests have affected fire activity.

UW Out of the Darkness Campus Walk April 13

Registrations are now being accepted for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, scheduled Saturday, April 13, at the University of Wyoming.

Ancient Wasp Species Named in Honor of UW Professor

It’s not uncommon for buildings or parks to be named after people. But a wasp?

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Business Loan Workshop in Rock Springs April 4

Small-business owners will have the opportunity to learn how to get a first small-business loan request approved Thursday, April 4.

Two UW Students Accepted Into Peace Corps

University of Wyoming students Alea Denney, of Keene, N.H., and Katie Johnson, of Casper, have been accepted into the Peace Corps. Their service begins following spring commencement.

Outdoor Adventure Films Screened at UW April 12

Four adventure films from Reel Rock 18 will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the free public event.

Concert Pianist to Perform at UW April 7

Concert pianist Ksenia Nosikova will perform “Virtuoso Gems from the Piano Literature” Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

Two Gifts to UW Support Statewide Literacy and First-Generation Students

Two major gifts totaling $4 million from philanthropist couple Ann Pickard and Dan Smith to the University of Wyoming will support literacy across the state and first-generation students.

UW Researchers Publish Study on Geological Hydrogen Storage

A collaborative study on hydrogen storage from researchers in the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the School of Energy Resources (SER) yielded a publication in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

Distinguished Scholars to Discuss Literacy and Human Development at UW April 4-5

Two renowned scholars will discuss literacy, the brain and human development in a free public University of Wyoming Honors College-sponsored lecture series Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5.

hand holding eclipse view glasses at the top of the photo with crowds at the bottom Upcoming Solar Eclipse Focus of UW Planetarium Schedule During April

Multiple programs about the April 8 solar eclipse highlight programming at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium next month.

UW Theatre and Dance to Present ‘Into the Woods’ April 4-14

The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance closes out the 2023-24 season with “Into the Woods,” Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical about fairytale characters whose wishes come true -- for better or worse.

UW Sweeps Team Titles at EWC Rodeo

Both University of Wyoming rodeo teams swept their respective divisions at the Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) rodeo in Torrington last weekend to solidify chances of qualifying full squads to this summer’s College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper.

UW English Professor Publishes Autoethnography

University of Wyoming English Professor Tracey Owens Patton has published a new book titled “A Nation’s Undesirables: Mixed-Race Children and Whiteness in the Post-Nazi Era” with The Ohio State University Press.

UW’s Biodiversity Institute Organizes Hunting and Fishing Symposium April 6

Avid hunters and anglers, as well as the public, are invited to attend a Hunting and Fishing Symposium from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Central Wyoming College’s Intertribal Education and Community Center in Riverton.

UW College of Business’ Master of Economics Program Nationally Ranked

The University of Wyoming College of Business’ economics program has been recognized by TFE Times as among the Top 25 Best Master’s of Economics Programs for 2024, coming in at No. 24.

UW Trustees Approve Dean and Interim Dean Appointments

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has removed the “interim” titles for two academic deans and changed the titles of two other deans from “acting” to “interim.”

Brain Awareness Night Wednesday at UW

The public is invited to Brain Awareness Night Wednesday, March 27, from 4-6 p.m. in the University of Wyoming’s Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility.

‘Accidental Activist’ Panel Wednesday at UW

The University of Wyoming’s Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office will host an “accidental activist” panel Wednesday, March 27, at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room. The event is free and open to the public.

A Message from the President: Legislative Actions Regarding UW

The 2024 Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature has concluded. Now that Gov. Mark Gordon has taken final action on the budget and other legislation, here’s a report on issues affecting the University of Wyoming.

Zion Trio to Perform at UW March 28

The University of Wyoming Department of Music will host Utah’s Zion Trio for an evening of music for violin, cello and piano Thursday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m.

UW’s Zhang Receives NSF Award for Advanced Composite Materials Research

University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Assistant Professor Xiang Zhang has received nearly $600,000 from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) CAREER Program to help fund his team’s research activities for the next five years.

UW Trustees Elect Brown as Board Chairman

Laramie attorney Kermit Brown was elected Thursday as chairman of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, effective May 1.

UW Researchers Shine a Light on Community College Challenges

In addition to providing educational resources and work skills for Wyoming residents, community colleges around the state are an important bridge for students planning to transfer to the University of Wyoming in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

UW Cowboy Sandbox to Feature ‘A/V Extravaganza’ March 30

Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and blended reality (XR) experiences and live performances are planned Saturday, March 30, from 7-10 p.m. at the Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium and SciDIY Makerspace, both located in the University of Wyoming’s Physical Sciences Building.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet April 5

The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Laramie’s Hilton Garden Inn for the council’s regularly scheduled quarterly meeting.

UW Extends Confirmation Deadline as First-Year Student Applications Approach 6,000

The University of Wyoming has received nearly 6,000 first-year student applications for the coming fall semester and admitted 5,500 of those applicants, the largest numbers in five years.

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Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2929
Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu


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