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April 2019 Releases


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head photo of a woman Five UW Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 30, 2019 — Five University of Wyoming students have received National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships to pursue research in their fields this summer.

three people standing outside UW Extension Sheep Specialist Says New Zealand Trip Galvanizes Focus

April 30, 2019 — University of Wyoming Extension sheep specialist Whit Stewart says he found inspiration to help U.S. producers and growers deal with challenges they face in the lamb industry after his recent visit to New Zealand.

3-D model of a black hole UW Planetarium May Schedule Includes Black Hole, Science Fiction Programs

April 30, 2019 — A program on the first image ever of a black hole and a couple of programs focusing on science fiction will highlight offerings at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during May.

man holding fossil animal skull UW Scientist Helps Show How Ancient Climate Change Affected Plants, Animals

April 30, 2019 — Grass-eating mammals including armadillos as big as Volkswagens became more diverse in South America about 6 million years ago because shifts in atmospheric circulation drove changes in climate and vegetation, according to a research team that included a University of Wyoming researcher.

Rachael Calvo, Teisha Coffield and Seth Peterson UW Cowgirls, Cowboys Win Regional Rodeo Team Titles

April 29, 2019 — It’s the best $2,000 Rachael Calvo has ever spent.

UW Graduate Students, Mentor Receive Annual Awards

April 29, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate Council have selected the 2019 winners of graduate student and mentor awards for outstanding teaching and research.

two woman and a man standing in a row outside WPM Reporters Win Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

April 29, 2019 — Three Wyoming Public Media (WPM) reporters were awarded four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards honoring outstanding achievement in broadcast and digital journalism.

head portrait Sweetwater County Students Named UW’s Outstanding Undergraduates

April 26, 2019 — Jess Fahlsing, from Rock Springs, and Dylan Rust, of Green River, are the recipients of the University of Wyoming’s highest honor as top graduating seniors.

UW Senior Honor Society Names New Members for 2019-2020 School Year

April 26, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s senior honor society has selected 48 new members for the 2019-2020 academic year.

peole holding a large model rocket UW’s Aerospace Research Group Brings Unique Design to Competition

April 26, 2019 — Aerospace Research Group (ARG), a University of Wyoming recognized student organization, recently participated in the third annual Argonia Cup collegiate rocketry competition near Argonia, Kan.

man in a lab beside a microscope UW’s David Fay Named to NIH’s Center for Scientific Review Study Section

April 26, 2019 — A University of Wyoming molecular genetics researcher will help the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with reading and assessing grant submissions for the next few years.

UW’s Safe Zone to Host Training Session in Spanish May 2

April 26, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Safe Zone will host its final training of the semester Thursday, May 2. The session will be conducted in Spanish, but anyone from the UW community is welcome to attend.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 29-May 5

April 25, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled April 29-May 5 at the University of Wyoming:

man playing a piano UW Presents Concludes Spring Series with Performance by Young Pianist May 3

April 25, 2019 — Daniel Hsu, a 21-year-old pianist, will perform at the University of Wyoming Friday, May 3, to wrap up the UW Presents spring series.

man in holding up small items in front of chalkboard Two UW Arts and Sciences Professors Receive Seibold Professorship Awards

April 24, 2019 — Concertos about microbes, and incorporating philosophy into everyday living? Just the tip of what the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Anne Guzzo and the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies’ Rob Colter will be doing during their yearlong research as Seibold Professorship recipients.

head portrait of a woman UW Student Jaclynn Barnes to Speak at Nursing Convocation

April 24, 2019 — Jaclynn Barnes, a University of Wyoming graduate-elect from the UW accelerated BRAND nursing program, has been selected to speak at this year’s Nursing Convocation.

man playing a concert piano Van Cliburn Medalist to Perform with UW Symphony May 2

April 24, 2019 — Three years ago, then 19-year-old pianist Daniel Hsu was at the University of Wyoming playing Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan Concerto” with the UW Symphony Orchestra (UWSO). Nine months later, Hsu won the bronze medal in the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

French Film ‘Contempt’ to be Screened April 30 at UW

April 23, 2019 — Director Jean-Luc Godard’s classic French film “Contempt” (“Le Mépris,” 1963) will be screened Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming’s Classroom Building.

head portrait of a woman Renowned Mycology Expert to Speak at UW May 3

April 23, 2019 — Lynne Boddy, a professor of microbial ecology in Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences, will speak at the University of Wyoming as part of the Department of Botany’s inaugural Martha Christensen Memorial Lectures.

two people at a table UW Launches Newly Revamped Entrepreneurship Major and Minor

April 23, 2019 — With new coursework and an improved curriculum, the University of Wyoming is relaunching its cross-campus entrepreneurship minor, open to all non-College of Business majors, and its entrepreneurship major for College of Business students starting this fall.

woman with her arms in sleeves for scientific equipment UW Student to Make Research Presentation at Posters on the Hill in D.C. April 29-30

April 23, 2019 — Miss Tenney is going to Washington.

UW Trustees Plan Special Meeting Wednesday

April 23, 2019 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled Wednesday, April 24, at 7 a.m. via teleconference.

UW’s 70th Annual Laramie River Rendezvous Rodeo April 26-28

April 23, 2019 — This is the first and only time area rodeo fans can watch the Central Rocky Mountain Region’s (CRMR) two best teams compete, as the region-leading University of Wyoming men’s and women’s teams host their home rodeo this weekend to close the regular season.

head portrait of a man Dana Robertson Receives John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

April 22, 2019 — Dana Robertson, the executive director of the University of Wyoming’s Literacy Research Center and Clinic (LRCC), has a knack for providing literacy direction and support to students, teachers and administrators across Wyoming.

Engagement Session May 2 for UW Campus Master Plan Project

April 22, 2019 — Members of the University of Wyoming community are invited to attend an engagement session with Sasaki to learn more about UW’s campus master plan project and process to date, and to share their views on the future of the campus.

man holding a small figurine Ontiveroz Named UW Employee of First Quarter

April 22, 2019 — A longtime University of Wyoming communications specialist who goes above and beyond to promote diversity, equity and inclusion is the recipient of UW’s Staff Employee of the First Quarter Award.

man talking to classroom Scott Freng Receives UW’s Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

April 22, 2019 — Until now, one of the common sentiments when discussing the University of Wyoming’s Scott Freng and the Ellbogen awards was surprise that he hadn’t already been recognized.

Seth Peterson and Jase Staudt UW Men Win Regional Rodeo Title, Cowgirls Take Over First Place

April 22, 2019 — For much of the spring rodeo season, it has been almost a given that the University of Wyoming men’s team would win the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) championship. For the women, it has been a wait-and-see approach.

man with a blindfolded moose UW Study on Big-Game Migration Wins National Honor

April 22, 2019 — Big-game migration research led by a recent University of Wyoming Ph.D. graduate has received national recognition from the Ecological Society of America. The research provided the first empirical evidence that ungulates (hooved mammals) must learn where and when to migrate -- and that they maintain their seasonal migrations by passing cultural knowledge across generations.

large group of people UW’s LAMP Fellows to Present Their Work May 3

April 22, 2019 — More than 20 instructors from the University of Wyoming and community colleges around the state will gather to present their work as Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP) fellows to the public Friday, May 3, at the UW Art Museum.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Langer Receives Honor for Excellence in Teaching

April 22, 2019 — An outstanding teacher and mentor, whose creative approach and caring demeanor engage and encourage her students, is a recipient of a top teaching award at the University of Wyoming.

people working with equipment in mountains Michael Dillon to Give UW Faculty Senate Speaker Series Talk April 25

April 19, 2019 — Michael Dillon, University of Wyoming Department of Zoology and Physiology associate professor, will give the spring Faculty Senate Speaker Series talk Thursday, April 25.

man sitting at table with books Roberts to Give Buchanan Lecture at UW April 26

April 19, 2019 — Longtime University of Wyoming history Professor Phil Roberts has been selected to give UW’s 2019 Buchanan Lecture Friday, April 26.

people at a long table holding up signs UW Plans Events Across State, Beyond for May 1 College Signing Day

April 19, 2019 — Students admitted to the University of Wyoming across the state and beyond will participate in College Signing Day Wednesday, May 1, and declare their intent to attend UW.

two men standing in front of a statue of a bucking horse and rider UW Students Elect President, Senators

April 19, 2019 — University of Wyoming students have elected Jason Wilkins, a current sophomore in social studies education, from Cheyenne, as the president of the Associated Students of UW (ASUW).

woman talking to men on platform UW Theatre and Dance Closes Season with ‘The Robber Bridegroom’

April 19, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will end its 2018-19 season with a bluegrass fairytale set in the mysterious and dangerous Natchez Trace of Mississippi Tuesday, April 30-Sunday, May 5.

UW Trustees Continue Discussions Regarding Acting President Appointment

April 19, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is continuing its discussions regarding the selection of an acting president to serve as the university’s leader at the conclusion of President Laurie Nichols’ contract.

man in uniform Chief of Staff to U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at UW April 24

April 18, 2019 — Capt. Joel Dulaigh, chief of staff to the U.S. surgeon general, has been named the 2019 Whitney Distinguished Lecturer for the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.

people standing in a row Two UW College of Business Teams Place Third at Daniels Fund Competition

April 18, 2019 — Two teams from the University of Wyoming’s College of Business both placed third in the 2019 Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative’s Consortium Case Competition.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 22-28

April 18, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled April 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

woman and man at stock pen fence UW Rodeo All-Around Competitors Have Cowboys, Cowgirls in Regional Contention

April 18, 2019 — Seth Peterson and Teisha Coffield had different paths coming to the University of Wyoming. But, the road has been nothing but gold for the men’s and women’s rodeo programs.

three people in lab coats working on a device UW Students Place Seventh in ChemE Car Competition

April 18, 2019 — Seven University of Wyoming engineering students recently competed in a car race. No one drove laps at 200 miles per hour on the NASCAR circuit. Rather, they competed against other schools with a shoebox-sized car that was fueled and stopped by chemical reactions.

UW Trustees Plan Special Meeting Friday

April 18, 2019 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled Friday, April 19, at 7 a.m. via teleconference.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 22-28

April 18, 2019 — A weekly 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.

Anthropology Workshop to Focus on Storytelling April 25 at UW

April 17, 2019 — “The Work of Storytelling: Theory, Practice, Play, Persuasion” is the focus of a Department of Anthropology workshop Thursday, April 25, at the University of Wyoming.

group of people in caps and gowns standing outside UW College of Arts and Sciences to Honor Outstanding Graduates

April 17, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences will honor 20 students for its 2019 class of Outstanding Graduates.

people in white coats and hard hats with rows of meat hanging behind them UW Meats Judging Team Maintains Top 10 Finishes in Spring Season

April 17, 2019 — The University of Wyoming meats judging team finished in the top 10 at the last three spring contests of the season.

man painting Art Exhibitions Part of Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploration Expedition Project

April 16, 2019 — Art exhibitions that are part of the Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploration Expedition (SCREE) are set to open this month and run through the winter.

Gillette Symposium Includes Honoring Women in Agriculture

April 16, 2019 — Industry updates, workshops and recognizing women in agriculture are part of the Excellence in Agriculture Symposium Wednesday, May 1, at the CAM-PLEX Energy Hall in Gillette.

newspaper box holding various items Program Reuses Old Newspaper Boxes as Mini Food Pantries

April 16, 2019 — Refurbished newspaper delivery boxes in Gillette now distribute clothes, food and toiletries to help those in need of extra support.

woman and man looking at screen UW Lab School Conducts Educational Outreach Remotely Aboard Research Vessel

April 16, 2019 — This winter, Theresa Williams has provided educational outreach to Wyoming schools and beyond -- from a ship in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

UW SLCE Accepting First-Year Institute Leader Applications by April 22

April 16, 2019 — The Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) program at the University of Wyoming is seeking volunteers to serve as First-Year Institute (FYI) leaders for the fall 2019 semester.

two men talking Bryan Shader Receives UW’s Ellbogen Lifetime Achievement Award

April 15, 2019 — James Munkres, a famous mathematician from MIT, once said, “Some people teach to cover the mathematics; others teach to uncover the mathematics.”

head portrait of a man Gov. Gordon to Attend UW Entrepreneurship Summit April 18

April 15, 2019 — Gov. Mark Gordon will participate in the third annual University of Wyoming Entrepreneurship Summit Thursday, April 18, at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

Caitlin Long and Duane Porter UW College of Arts and Sciences to Honor Outstanding Alumna, Former Faculty Member

April 15, 2019 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences will hold its annual awards luncheon Saturday, May 4, at the UW Conference Center.

UW Inaugurates Native American Scholarship and Awards Banquet

April 15, 2019 — The University of Wyoming will host the inaugural Native American Scholarship and Awards Banquet Thursday, April 18. This is the first event of what organizers hope will be an annual tradition recognizing the accomplishments of Native American students.

UW Seeks Public Comment on Tuition Recommendations

April 15, 2019 — The University of Wyoming seeks public comment on recommendations regarding student tuition for the 2020-21 academic year.

UW Strategic Improvement Working Group Focuses on Concerns Raised by Campus Community

April 15, 2019 — A University of Wyoming working group composed of administrators, faculty and staff has created four task groups in response to UW’s Great Colleges to Work for Task Force to address responses from a campuswide climate survey.

head portrait of a man UW’s Pickett Receives Hollon Family Award

April 15, 2019 — A Casper-based pillar of the University of Wyoming School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies (SPPAIS) who helped pioneer the use of the web-conference tool Zoom to deliver courses has been recognized for his contributions to UW.

bulldozer in dirt area Drilling Begins on Carbon Storage Test Well Near Gillette

April 12, 2019 — Drilling has begun on a test well near Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Station near Gillette to determine the suitability of the underground geologic formations for commercial carbon dioxide (CO2) storage.

man in a white suit and hat Singer-Songwriter RY X to Perform at UW April 24

April 12, 2019 — Australian singer-songwriter RY X will perform at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, April 24.

Judy Catchpole and Judy Shepard Two to Receive UW Honorary Degrees

April 12, 2019 — 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 18.

woman in chef's clothing holding trophy UW Chef Wins Silver Medal, Advances to National Competition

April 12, 2019 — A dish created by University of Wyoming Dining Services Chef Debe Honibah Brady won a silver medal recently at the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Continental Region Culinary Challenge in Spokane, Wash.

woman sitting in chair UW Grad Student Accepted to Prestigious Cornell Summer Program

April 12, 2019 — A summer spent studying literary trauma? Caroline Fleischauer is all in.

head portrait of a man UW Student Receives DOE Graduate Student Research Program Award

April 12, 2019 — A University of Wyoming student will have an opportunity to continue his research that focuses on improving how forest fire smoke is represented in climate models.

man with room full of children with string UW Students Engage Wyoming K-12 Students in Science ‘Roadshow’

April 12, 2019 — Elementary school, middle school and high school students in five Wyoming communities have received hands-on science lessons from University of Wyoming students and educators in a series of visits around the state this school year.

woman and man reading Gift of $2.5M to UW Libraries Funds UW Reads and Scholarly Excellence Librarian

April 11, 2019 — A $2.5 million gift from two University of Wyoming alumni who are staunch supporters of UW Libraries will create two programs: a campus reading program and a librarian position to work closely with the UW Honors College.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 15-21

April 11, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled April 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

people walking down steps UW Education Programs Gain Carnegie Project Membership

April 11, 2019 — The University of Wyoming College of Education’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) programs recently were accepted to join the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).

UW Student Group Takes on COMBAT Color Fun Run April 20

April 11, 2019 — Registrations are still being accepted for the 11th COMBAT Color Fun Run, a University of Wyoming student group’s support of military veterans.

UW Trustees Plan Special Meeting Friday

April 11, 2019 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled Friday, April 12, at 7:30 a.m. via teleconference.

UW’s Service Saturday Scheduled April 20

April 11, 2019 — Cleaning local parks is the April Service Saturday project scheduled April 20 at 9 a.m.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 15-21

April 11, 2019 — A weekly 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.

Wyoming History Day April 15 at UW

April 11, 2019 — Nearly 250 students from 25 schools will compete at the 39th annual Wyoming History Day Contest beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 15, at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of a man American Cultural Anthropologist to Give Mulloy Lecture April 26 at UW

April 10, 2019 — West Chester University of Pennsylvania anthropologist Paul Stoller will give the 23rd annual William Mulloy Lecture Friday, April 26, at the University of Wyoming.

Gary  Davis and Affie Davis American Indian Entrepreneurship Symposium April 17 at UW

April 10, 2019 — The University of Wyoming, together with the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes, will host a “WY Wind River: Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Symposium” next week at UW, focused on Wyoming and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

head portrait of a man Author to Discuss New Book at UW April 24

April 10, 2019 — Up-and-coming author Stephen Markley will visit the University of Wyoming Wednesday, April 24, to read from and answer questions about his newest book, “Ohio,” beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the McMurry Reading Room in Coe Library.

people standing in a row UW College of Health Sciences Students Receive Research Day Awards

April 10, 2019 — Selected students from throughout the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences presented both oral and poster research presentations during the college’s recent Research Day.

UW Committee Recommends Academic Calendars; Public Comment Accepted

April 10, 2019 — A University of Wyoming committee has proposed academic calendars for a three-year period, starting with the 2020-21 school year, and public comment is being sought on the proposals.

UW Student Health Service Achieves AAAHC Reaccreditation

April 10, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Student Health Service has achieved reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Wyoming FBLA State Leadership Conference Held at UW

April 10, 2019 — More than 640 of Wyoming’s best and brightest high school students from 34 schools participated in the recent Wyoming Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference at the University of Wyoming’s College of Business.

Central Asian Awareness Day and Navruz at UW April 20

April 9, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Central Asian Student Association (CASA) will celebrate its fifth annual Central Asian Awareness Day and Navruz Saturday, April 20. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Science.”

Rock Springs Massacre Topic of UW Mock Trial April 15

April 9, 2019 — University of Wyoming law students and practicing attorneys will stage a mock trial using the facts from the Rock Springs Massacre of 1885 -- when nearly 30 Chinese workers were killed by local miners -- Monday, April 15, in the UW College of Law.

UW AHC’s Simpson Institute Partners with LCCC to Host Economic Discussion

April 9, 2019 — The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center’s (AHC) Simpson Institute for Western Politics is partnering with Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Cheyenne to host a moderated discussion, “Breaking the Boom and Bust Cycle in Wyoming: Viewpoints from Southeast Wyoming,” Thursday, April 18.

group of people around medical education mannequin UW Medical Education Students Learn from Local Practitioners

April 9, 2019 — Learning clinical skills is a vital part of the University of Wyoming students’ medical education.

head portrait of a man Jim King Receives UW’s George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award

April 8, 2019 — For more than a quarter century, political science Professor Jim King has taught University of Wyoming students about the functioning of their government.

head portrait of a man Society of Petroleum Engineers Honors UW’s Dejam

April 8, 2019 — An assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Petroleum Engineering has been recognized at the regional level by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

TEDxUWYO Announces Speakers for April 20 Event at UW

April 8, 2019 — Four University of Wyoming professors and their innovative ideas will be showcased Saturday, April 20, in TEDxUWYO.

police officer leaning on car UW Employees Honored at Staff Recognition Day April 4

April 8, 2019 — Ira Werger, a University of Wyoming Police Department crime prevention officer, was named UW’s outstanding employee of the year during the annual Staff Recognition Day program April 4.

UW Information Technology Award Nominations Accepted

April 8, 2019 — University of Wyoming Information Technology is seeking nominations for its semiannual program to recognize individual excellence in the division. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, April 10, at 5 p.m.

man in a cowboy hat UW Men’s Rodeo Team Closes in on Regional Title

April 8, 2019 — It’s just a matter of time before the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team ends a 13-year drought.

UW to Honor Its Top First-Year Course Instructors

April 8, 2019 — The University of Wyoming will present PIE (Promoting Intellectual Engagement) Awards to 39 instructors who inspire excitement, inquiry and autonomy in first-year courses.

UW’s AHC Awards Teaching and Research Grants

April 8, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) recently awarded 2019 teaching and research grants to two UW faculty members and one faculty member at Northwest College in Powell.

head portrait of a woman Greybull Student Receives Millgate Community Engagement Award at UW

April 5, 2019 — Her work inspiring the next generation of engineers has earned University of Wyoming student Annaliese Fitzsimmons, from Greybull, UW’s Marvin Millgate Community Engaged Student Award.

Heidi Beirich, Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Bill Bowers, Estelle Nadal, Dionne Poulton, Buddy Wakefield Shepard Symposium Features ‘Radical Listening’ April 10-12 at UW

April 5, 2019 — Building from last year’s Shepard Symposium on Social Justice theme of “Courageous Conversations,” the 23rd annual event April 10-12 at the University of Wyoming will focus on the broad topic of “Radical Listening” for local and global transformation.

head portrait of a man UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic Director Receives Millgate Engaged Faculty Award

April 5, 2019 — For his work in developing literacy among young learners across the state, the University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic’s (LRCC) executive director is the recipient of the Marvin Millgate Engaged Faculty Award.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

April 5, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during its regular teleconference meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 10.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Susan Jerke Honored for Community Engagement in Five-County Region

April 5, 2019 — Susan Jerke is the University of Wyoming’s Marvin Millgate Engaged Staff Award recipient for her work as a regional director of the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network.

woman sitting outside Wyoming Humanities Receives Excellence in Community Partnership Award from UW

April 5, 2019 — For the past several years, Wyoming Humanities has partnered with the University of Wyoming to pursue shared goals and help build a shared commitment to supporting Wyoming communities.

lush green hills Research: Novel Hawaiian Communities Operate Similarly to Native Ecosystems

April 4, 2019 — On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, it is possible to stand in a lush tropical forest that doesn’t contain a single native plant. The birds that once dispersed native seeds are almost entirely gone, too, leaving a brand-new ecological community composed of introduced plants and birds.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 8-14

April 4, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled April 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

UW, Professional Engineers Bring Program into Wyoming Classrooms

April 4, 2019 — Engineers Week, a partnership between the University of Wyoming, and the Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, recently had a record number of engineers bring hands-on projects into several Wyoming third-grade classrooms.

UW Singing Statesmen, Symphonic Band Target Social Justice Issues in April 18 Concert

April 4, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Singing Statesmen and the Symphonic Band present “Where We Walk” in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall Thursday, April 18.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 8-14

April 4, 2019 — A weekly 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.

Five Teams to Compete in Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition April 18 at UW

April 3, 2019 — Five student-led teams are vying for seed prize money to get their business plans off the ground in the John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by the University of Wyoming’s College of Business.

group of wolves and group of elk on snowy plains New UW Study Questions Effects of Reintroducing Top Predators

April 3, 2019 — For years, scientists have assumed that when top predators are reintroduced to an ecosystem, the effects are predictable: The ecosystem will return to how it was before the predators were wiped out.

man in a suit Top Australian Professor Arvanitakis to Teach at UW in 2019-2020

April 3, 2019 — One of the top professors in Australia will teach at the University of Wyoming next academic year, thanks to a new agreement between the Fulbright Program and the UW College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies (SPPAIS).

woman and man in lab coats in a lab UW Associate Professor Impresses at Entrepreneurship Competition

April 3, 2019 — Katie Li-Oakey knew her coal conversion technology was solid, but getting positive feedback from some of the top venture capitalists in a national competition provided even more validation.

UW Fossil Fish Festival Offers Activities for All Ages April 13

April 3, 2019 — Several activities for all ages are planned during the Fossil Fish Festival Saturday, April 13, at the University of Wyoming Geological Museum.

young girls of various ages running Student Running Program with UW Origin Builds Confidence, Life Skills in Girls

April 2, 2019 — A running program started in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming and now entering its ninth year emphasizes goal setting and life skills for young girls.

Transportation for Daryl Davis Lecture Available to UW Community

April 2, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office and the Good Mule Project are partnering to take UW students, staff and faculty to Fort Collins, Colo., Tuesday, April 9, for a lecture by Daryl Davis.

UW Collegiate Chorale Presents ‘Legacy’ April 11

April 2, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Spotlight Series continues Thursday, April 11, with the Collegiate Chorale’s performance, “Legacy.”

UW Entrepreneurship Leader to Speak to Rock Springs Chamber

April 2, 2019 — The chief operating officer of the University of Wyoming’s new Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) is scheduled to speak Monday, April 8, at the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce’s membership connection luncheon.

group in formal clothing holding ukeleles UW Presents Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain April 9

April 2, 2019 — Back by popular demand is the unique-sounding Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UOGB), which will perform Tuesday, April 9, at the University of Wyoming as part of the UW Presents spring series.

woman in boat UW Researcher Part of Team that Modeled Cocaine Trafficking Response to Counternarcotic Efforts

April 2, 2019 — For five decades, the U.S. government’s mission to intercept or seize cocaine and other drugs entering the United States originating from South America and going through Central America on the way to Mexico has been largely ineffective, and the volume of drugs coming into the United States continues to rise.

head portrait of a man Award-Winning Google VR Scientist to Speak at UW April 11

April 1, 2019 — You might not know the name Paul Debevec, but if you’ve seen a movie in the last 20 years, you most certainly have seen his work.

Comedy Night April 3 at UW

April 1, 2019 — UW Stands Up, a stand-up comedy night, is scheduled Wednesday, April 3, at 8 p.m. in The Gardens, located in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

helicopter window with deer seen through it Deer and Elk Research Project Meetings on Wind River Reservation April 8-9

April 1, 2019 — A mule deer doe that winters in the Owl Creek Mountains migrates 100 miles west to summer in the Gros Ventre Range, according to initial findings of a study that will be presented April 8-9 in community meetings on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Release Time for UW Staff Recognition Day Thursday

April 1, 2019 — More than 200 University of Wyoming employees will be honored during Staff Recognition Day Thursday, April 4, from 10 a.m.-noon in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. Free parking is available, and shuttle buses will run to the Gateway Center.

head portrait of a man Russell Selected Director of New UW College of Business Student Success Center

April 1, 2019 — Steve Russell, assistant dean in the University of Wyoming College of Business, has been selected director of the college’s new Student Success Center. The center will deliver holistic student-centric support and services.

UW Entrepreneurship Leader to Speak to Cheyenne Kiwanis Club

April 1, 2019 — An entrepreneurship leader from the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science is scheduled to speak to Cheyenne Kiwanians this week.

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