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two artworks of constructed creatures - a walrus and a bird in a cage Artists Gomez de Molina, Abbott to Visit UW Oct. 1-5

September 17, 2019 — Cuban-born taxidermy artist Enrique Gomez de Molina and American technology artist Troy Abbott will visit the University of Wyoming Oct. 1-5.

woman in an urban area Education Abroad Grows Significantly at UW

September 17, 2019 — The number of University of Wyoming students studying abroad has increased significantly in the past two years, helping achieve UW’s objective of giving students the international skills they need in an increasingly global world.

Family Weekend Sept. 27-29 at UW

September 17, 2019 — Registrations for Family Weekend Sept. 27-29 are being accepted at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of a man New UW Meat Lab Manager Looks to Keep Facility a Cut Above

September 17, 2019 — The meat industry wasn’t originally on this Texan’s radar when he first started college.

UW Offers Certificate in American Sign Language Studies

September 17, 2019 — A new certificate program at the University of Wyoming will prepare future professionals in health and education fields to communicate with and understand people who are deaf.

planes in a hangar UW Receives $15.8 Million NSF Grant for Instrumentation for New King Air Research Aircraft

September 17, 2019 — The University of Wyoming received a $15.8 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that will provide weather instrumentation and other equipment for a new King Air research aircraft the university plans to purchase.

UW Underrepresented Employees, Graduate Students Invited to Meet and Greet Wednesday

September 17, 2019 — University of Wyoming underrepresented employees and graduate students are invited to a meet and greet Wednesday, Sept. 18, hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

head portrait of a man UW’s Leonard Receives NSF Grant for Materials Science Research

September 17, 2019 — Modification of functional materials is one of the greatest challenges facing materials scientists, and this fine-tuning process is critical for future technological applications -- such as batteries, smart windows and ultra-thin electronic components such as transistors and capacitors.

Free Language Courses Begin Sept. 16 at UW

September 16, 2019 — Classroom locations and times are scheduled for 15 nonformal world languages and culture courses offered free this semester at the University of Wyoming.

Caden Camp, Taylour Latham and Jacey Thompson Newcomers Lead UW Cowgirls to Opening Rodeo Win

September 16, 2019 — A pair of community college transfers helped lead the University of Wyoming Cowgirls to the team title at the opening Chadron (Neb.) State College rodeo last weekend.

head portrait of a woman New Coordinator to Assist UW Graduate Online and Professional Degree Programs

September 16, 2019 — University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program Coordinator Tanner Russell is transitioning to a new position within the College of Business.

three men standing in a row Pop Group AJR to Perform at UW Oct. 4

September 16, 2019 — Student tickets go on sale at the University of Wyoming today (Monday) for a concert by the pop band AJR.

Release Time for ‘UW Accredi-Carnival’ Sept. 26

September 16, 2019 — University of Wyoming employees have been granted one hour of release time to learn more about the Higher Learning Commission accreditation process Thursday, Sept. 26.

four men sitting at a table Unique UW Professorship Team to Provide Entrepreneurial Solutions for Several Regional Businesses

September 16, 2019 — Two faculty members from the University of Wyoming’s Department of Mechanical Engineering recently were appointed to a team professorship designed to create entrepreneurial solutions for a number of technical businesses in the region.

head portrait of a man UW Counseling Student Receives Fellowship to Support Minority Populations

September 16, 2019 — A University of Wyoming doctoral candidate in counselor education and supervision recently was selected for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP) from the NBCC Foundation.

UW Economist Finds Mixed Values of ‘Thoughts and Prayers’

September 16, 2019 — Groundbreaking research by a University of Wyoming economist has shed new light on the controversial topic of the value of “thoughts and prayers” in response to natural and human-caused disasters.

UW Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

September 16, 2019 — The 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the University of Wyoming is now available.

head portrait of a man UW’s Benjamin Cook Named MBA Program Director

September 16, 2019 — The University of Wyoming College of Business has named Benjamin Cook the new Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program director. He began his duties Aug. 1.

Award-Winning Documentary ‘Hearts of Glass’ to be Shown at UW Sept. 25

September 13, 2019 — An award-winning documentary about an innovative startup company in Jackson will be screened at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Sept. 25.

People with stethoscopes walking in front of a building Gift of $1M Honors Retiring UW Dean, Supports Statewide Mental Health

September 13, 2019 — A $1 million gift to the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing by longtime supporter the McMurry Foundation aims to boost the delivery of psychiatric mental health nursing and integrated care in Wyoming through UW’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

Safe Zone Trainings Scheduled for Fall Semester at UW

September 13, 2019 — Six sessions are planned in the fall semester for the University of Wyoming community to learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community.

Two UW Department of Music Faculty Members to Perform Sept. 16

September 13, 2019 — Daniel Watt will perform in his first faculty recital, in collaboration with Xin Chang, Monday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

UW Trustees Take Steps Toward Residence Hall Construction

September 13, 2019 — A multiphase project to create new, modern student housing for University of Wyoming students has taken a major step forward with action by the UW Board of Trustees Thursday.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 16-22

September 12, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

Teisha Coffield and Seth Peterson UW Teams Set to Defend Regional Rodeo Titles

September 12, 2019 — Winning regional championships in the same season for the first time in 13 years, the University of Wyoming rodeo teams aim to take the next step as national title contenders. The groundwork has been established heading into the 2019-2020 schedule.

Free Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Pizza for UW Students Sept. 25

September 11, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Student Health Service is offering free sexually transmitted disease (chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV) testing for UW students Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Free pizza will be available to students.

Trivia Night for UW Students Sept. 18

September 11, 2019 — A free trivia night for University of Wyoming students is scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. in The Gardens, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

a woman and two men looking at something in their hands Wool Growers, UW Extension Create Emerging Producer Group

September 11, 2019 — Aspiring wool producers would support each other and draw expertise from established producers and from outside sources in an effort being crafted by the Wyoming Wool Growers Association and University of Wyoming Extension.

Native American woman in traditional clothing Native American Partnerships Grow at UW

September 10, 2019 — The Wind River Indian Reservation and the University of Wyoming are growing partnerships across the board -- from education and research to economic development -- and it’s all having a positive effect on UW’s American Indian enrollment.

Robert Grieve and Jason Fearneyhough UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Recognizes Outstanding Alumni, Influencers

September 10, 2019 — Alumni who take the path of exceptionalism and leverage opportunities distinguish themselves as College of Agriculture and Natural Resources award recipients at the University of Wyoming.

bicycles on campus UWPD Urges Driver, Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety

September 10, 2019 — With the beginning of the fall semester, the University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) reminds drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to follow standards of safety and courtesy.

Native American man in traditional clothing Fall Issue of UWyo Magazine Features Native American Partnerships

September 9, 2019 — University of Wyoming/Native American partnerships are the focus of the fall 2019 digital edition of UWyo Magazine.

Peace Corps Hosts Application Workshop at UW Sept. 17

September 9, 2019 — The Peace Corps will host an application workshop at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 315 of the Wyoming Union.

UW Libraries Joins University Press of Colorado

September 9, 2019 — University of Wyoming Libraries recently was accepted as a member of the University Press of Colorado (UPC), a nonprofit scholarly publisher supported by seven institutions in Colorado and one in Utah.

Timothy Burns and Peter Sommer UW Music Department Presents Guest Saxophone, Piano Recital Sept. 12

September 9, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music will present a guest recital with Peter Sommer, alto saxophone, and Timothy Burns, piano, Thursday, Sept. 12.

UW’s Dementia Support Center to Host Workshop Oct. 2-4

September 9, 2019 — A workshop to help attendees better understand dementia and its effects on people with intellectual disabilities is planned Oct. 2-4 in Laramie.

UW’s Shadwell Exhibits Art at Sheridan Gallery

September 9, 2019 — Works by University of Wyoming Associate Professor Shelby Shadwell will be displayed at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Sheridan starting Thursday, Sept. 12.

National Suicide Prevention/Awareness Month Events Scheduled at UW

September 6, 2019 — A library display, documentary screening and Gatekeepers training are among National Suicide Prevention/Awareness Month events scheduled during September at the University of Wyoming.

Release Time for Presidential Search Listening Session Tuesday

September 6, 2019 — University of Wyoming employees have been granted two hours of release time to participate in a public listening session Tuesday, Sept. 10, for UW’s presidential search.

dinosaur looking at a bird in a cage UW Art Museum to Host Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception Sept. 20

September 6, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will feature “(re)Evolution: Enrique Gomez de Molina & Troy Abbott” during a free reception to celebrate the exhibitions for the fall semester Friday, Sept. 20, from 6-8 p.m.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Sept. 10-13

September 6, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive annual updates on UW’s strategic plan, athletics, UW Foundation investments, diversity efforts and graduate medical education during the board’s regular meeting Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 10-13.

crowd of people in brown caps and gowns Wall Street Journal Ranks UW No. 2 Among Land-Grant Universities on Student Value

September 6, 2019 — The University of Wyoming stands No. 2 among the nation’s land-grant universities, and No. 5 overall, in the Wall Street Journal’s 2020 “Is Your College Worth the Cost?” rankings, which are based on student perceptions of the value of their education.

7220 Entertainment Open House for UW Students Sept. 11

September 5, 2019 — An open house for students to learn more about the University of Wyoming’s 7220 Entertainment programs will be held from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Room 012 of the Wyoming Union.

logo E2e Wyoming Hosts Meeting in Laramie Sept. 17

September 5, 2019 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) hosts an e2e Wyoming meeting in Laramie Tuesday, Sept. 17, 4:30-6 p.m., at Bond’s Brewing Co., located at 411 S. Second St.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 9-15

September 5, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

two people looking at things stored in shallow filing drawers UW Receives National Endowment for Humanities Grant

September 5, 2019 — A University of Wyoming project is among 215 humanities projects nationwide selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to receive a total of $29 million in grants.

a building seen from above Grand Opening for UW Engineering Education and Research Building Sept. 13

September 4, 2019 — The University of Wyoming will celebrate the grand opening of the new $105 million Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new facility. The free public event will be held inside the EERB, located at 1114 E. Bradley St., east of the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility.

rock paintings UW Adventurer Mark Jenkins to Present Latest Tour Discussions

September 4, 2019 — Mark Jenkins, a University of Wyoming engagement and outreach specialist, will discuss one of his worldwide adventures -- 4,000-year-old hidden paintings in the mountains in Namibia -- with a series of September talks in six Wyoming communities.

UW Receives Grant to Help Entrepreneurs Develop Innovations

September 4, 2019 — Entrepreneurs will continue to receive no-cost support from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network to research and develop their innovations, thanks to a $125,000 grant awarded to the University of Wyoming.

‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Sept. 19 in Gillette

September 4, 2019 — Students will learn more about the University of Wyoming, UW alumni will connect with their alma mater, and members of the public will find out more about UW’s presence in their community during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Thursday, Sept. 19, in Gillette.

poster Black 14 Football Players to be Honored Sept. 10-14 at UW

September 3, 2019 — A tribute unveiling of a plaque telling the story of the Black 14 football players highlights a 50th commemoration of the events that took place at the University of Wyoming.

exoskeleton strapped around a person UW Assistant Professor Paves the Way for Back Pain Relief with Intelligent Trunk Exoskeletons

September 3, 2019 — Assistant Professor Domen Novak in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering recently received a grant of more than $520,000 from the National Science Foundation for research on trunk exoskeletons that can prevent and relieve back pain.

UW Campus Master Plan Open House Sept. 13

September 3, 2019 — Members of the campus community are invited to attend an open house with Sasaki -- the university’s campus planning consultants -- to become acquainted with the draft campus master plan and provide feedback.

head portrait of a man UW College of Education Dean Receives Highest Honor from International Literacy Association

September 3, 2019 — University of Wyoming College of Education Dean D. Ray Reutzel has been awarded the most prestigious honor from the International Literacy Association (ILA), the William S. Gray Citation of Merit.

UW Faculty Can Be Added to Experts List

September 3, 2019 — University of Wyoming Institutional Communications is looking to expand its UW faculty expert list.

UW Faculty Members Encouraged to Submit Papers for Release in Advance

September 3, 2019 — 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 Hosts Future Leaders in Energy and Natural Resources Seminar

September 3, 2019 — About 75 alumni of two prestigious U.S. Department of State programs will be on the University of Wyoming campus this week for a workshop aimed at helping produce future leaders in energy and natural resources.

UW Libraries Names Open Textbook Grant Recipients for Fall Semester

September 3, 2019 — University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded open textbook grants to seven faculty members and one graduate student to implement open educational resources (OER) in their classes this fall.

logo UW WTBC, Forward Greater Cheyenne Partner on Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad

September 3, 2019 — Prospective entrepreneurs in southeastern Wyoming have a new incentive to start up. The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), the University of Wyoming’s business incubation program, is launching a new regional startup challenge for Albany and Laramie counties.

head photo of a woman UW School of Nursing to Honor Distinguished Alumna During Homecoming

August 30, 2019 — Joan Moon is the 2019 Distinguished Alumna for the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing. She will be honored at the College of Health Sciences’ Distinguished Alumni Reception Friday, Oct. 18.

First Listening Session Sept. 10 for UW President Search

August 29, 2019 — Members of the campus community and the public have an opportunity to weigh in on the search for the University of Wyoming’s next president during a listening session Tuesday, Sept. 10, on the UW campus.

Free Language Courses Offered at UW

August 29, 2019 — Fifteen nonformal world languages and culture courses will be offered free this semester at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 2-8

August 29, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

students holding flags in front of the group UW Students Learn About Cultural, Economic History of Rural Scotland Communities

August 29, 2019 — A dozen University of Wyoming students spent part of their summer in rural Scotland to learn about the cultural and economic histories of communities in that European country.

neon sign that says is this land your land Artist Nikki Pike to Visit UW Sept. 4-7

August 28, 2019 — Denver-based artist Nikki Pike will visit the University of Wyoming Sept. 4-7.

head shot of woman with mountains in background UW’s Zelikova Honored by British Ecological Society

August 28, 2019 — A University of Wyoming Department of Botany research scientist has been honored by the British Ecological Society (BES).

Visiting Iraqi Scholars to Speak at UW Sept. 4

August 28, 2019 — Seven scholars from cities and universities throughout Iraq who have been at the University of Wyoming since July 1 will discuss their experiences in their home country Wednesday, Sept. 4, at UW.

head shot of man Comedian Mentalist to Perform for UW Students Sept. 3

August 27, 2019 — Mentalist Sean Bott will bring his brand of comedy to the University of Wyoming at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event, sponsored by the Campus Activities Center’s (CAC) 7220 Entertainment Late-Night Events Committee, is free and open only to UW students.

Involvement Fest for UW Students Sept. 4

August 27, 2019 — An Involvement Fest for University of Wyoming students is scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Prexy’s Pasture.

head shot of man Michigan’s Ross School of Business Sustainable Enterprise Professor to Speak Sept. 12 at UW

August 27, 2019 — Andrew Hoffman, the Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, will discuss personal environmental stewardship Thursday, Sept. 12, at the University of Wyoming.

Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson, Former U.S. Rep. Brian Baird and Former U.S. Rep. Scott Klug UW AHC’s Simpson Institute to Host ‘The Constitution, Congress and the Presidency: What are the Limits of Power?’

August 27, 2019 — The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center’s (AHC) Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership will host a panel discussion on the theme “The Constitution, Congress and the Presidency: What are the Limits of Power?” Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The Hubble Space Telescope moves slowly away from the space shuttle Discovery. UW Planetarium September Programs Provide an Eclectic Mix

August 27, 2019 — With the school year starting at the University of Wyoming, the Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium has an eclectic lineup of programs for returning students.

Acting President to Host UW Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting Sept. 3

August 26, 2019 — University of Wyoming Acting President Neil Theobald will host the 2019 Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Event Center of the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

Annual UW Police Auction Set Sept. 4

August 26, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Police Department’s (UWPD) annual found property auction is scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 4.

four men and one woman standing for a photo at a conference Award-Winning Paper by UW Researcher Could Lead to Safer Highway Travel

August 26, 2019 — Amirarsalan Molan, a postdoctoral research associate with the Wyoming Technology Transfer Center at the University of Wyoming, recently received the 2018 Journal of Transportation Engineering Best Paper Award.

woman in an office Hamilton Selected as UW Staff Employee of Second Quarter

August 26, 2019 — Colleagues of Cheryl Hamilton say the University of Wyoming Department of Psychology office associate has an exceptional record of accomplishment in performing her job duties well. She always meets deadlines, performs tasks correctly and takes pride in a job well done.

UW Announces Labor Day Closures

August 26, 2019 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day.

head shot of woman UW Extension Educator Honored, Cited for Work with Prairie Dog Management Meetings

August 26, 2019 — A University of Wyoming Extension educator received the Friend of Agriculture Award given out by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) at the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo in Douglas Aug. 16.

UW in the News

August 26, 2019 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent coverage:

UW Nordic Ski Team ‘Trash 2 Treasures’ Fundraiser Sept. 7

August 26, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski team’s annual “Trash 2 Treasures” fundraiser is Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in War Memorial Fieldhouse.

head shot of woman UW’s Burrows Reappointed as Co-Editor of CITE Journal’s Science Section

August 26, 2019 — Associate Professor Andrea Burrows, of the University of Wyoming’s College of Education, recently was selected for reappointment as the co-editor of the CITE (Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education) Journal’s Science Section. She has held this role with the journal since 2016.

UW Homecoming logo Times Change for Some UW Homecoming Events Oct. 19

August 23, 2019 — University of Wyoming Homecoming events scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, have been adjusted due to the football game kickoff moving to 1 p.m. against the New Mexico Lobos.

four mule deer move across a sagebrush-covered basin UW Study: Migrating Mule Deer Don’t Need Directions

August 23, 2019 — How do big-game animals know where to migrate across hundreds of miles of vast Wyoming landscapes year after year?

Western Thunder Marching Band members playing instruments UW ‘Bringing the Thunder’ to Riverton

August 23, 2019 — Fans in central Wyoming will have an opportunity to see the iconic University of Wyoming marching band closer to home.

head shot of woman UW’s Li-Oakey Receives DOE Grant to Study Liquid Separation Mechanisms Using Smart Materials

August 23, 2019 — A University of Wyoming associate professor of chemical engineering has received a Department of Energy (DOE) Basic Energy Sciences grant to investigate using smart membrane materials to more efficiently remove pollutants or impurities or to recover valuable materials -- such as rare earth elements -- from water or other industrial liquids.

Silent Disco for UW Students Planned Aug. 30

August 22, 2019 — A silent disco for University of Wyoming students will take place Friday, Aug. 30, at 8:30 p.m. on Prexy’s Pasture.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 26-Sept. 1

August 22, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 26-Sept. 1 at the University of Wyoming:

head shot of woman UW Division of Social Work Names New Director

August 22, 2019 — An associate professor emerita from Colorado State University and licensed master social worker has been named director of the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences’ Division of Social Work.

deer blending into the sagebrush on a hillside New Research Details Impact of Energy Development on Deer Habitat Use

August 21, 2019 — For every acre of mule deer habitat taken by roads, well pads and other oil and gas development infrastructure in Wyoming’s Green River Basin, an average of 4.6 other acres of available forage is lost, according to new research by University of Wyoming scientists.

group of people outdoors UW Campus Pass Offers Glimpse of University Life Sept. 14

August 20, 2019 — Students and families interested in learning more about the University of Wyoming should plan to attend Campus Pass in September.

Household Item Giveaway for UW International Students is Aug. 31

August 19, 2019 — The annual household item giveaway for international students attending the University of Wyoming is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 31, in the parking and circle drive area south of the Cheney International Center.

head portrait of a man UW Doctoral Student Wins Award from Southeastern Psychology Association

August 19, 2019 — Trent Wondra, a doctoral student in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Psychology, has received the Graduate Student Research Award from the Southeastern Psychology Association.

logo UW Homecoming Parade Applications Available Now

August 19, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is now accepting applications for the 2019 UW Homecoming parade.

woman in front of a snowy mountain UW Professor Elected President of Mineralogical Society of America

August 19, 2019 — Carol Frost, a professor of isotope geology in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Geology and Geophysics, will assume the presidency of the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) in September.

logo UW’s Dejam Collaborates with Corva on Real-Time Hydraulic Fracturing Data Analytics

August 19, 2019 — Assistant Professor Morteza Dejam, of the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of Petroleum Engineering, is collaborating with an oil and gas analytics company on a research project to solve the most complex hydraulic fracturing operations.

head portrait of a man Wyoming Department of Agriculture Honors State’s Seed Certification Manager

August 19, 2019 — The manager of the Wyoming Seed Certification Service was recently recognized at the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo for services provided to Wyoming farmers and ranchers.

Potential Economic Impact of Tunnel Collapse Nears $89 Million

August 16, 2019 — Wyoming and Nebraska could suffer an $89 million economic loss if crops on the 107,000 acres affected by an irrigation tunnel collapse near Fort Laramie are a total loss, according to information from the University of Wyoming and Nebraska Extension services.

logo Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Application Period is Open

August 16, 2019 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) in Sheridan, a business and economic development program of the University of Wyoming, has launched the kickoff of its third annual Sheridan Start-Up Challenge.

U.S. Fossil Energy Secretary to Visit UW Aug. 23

August 16, 2019 — A top official with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will visit the University of Wyoming next week as part of a trip to the state to get a firsthand look at the state’s investments in fossil energy technology and the mining industry.

man at a desk with a computer and paper files UW American Heritage Center Announces Travel Grant Award Recipients

August 16, 2019 — Ten researchers from around the nation and beyond will connect with the University of Wyoming and advance their studies at UW’s American Heritage Center (AHC) as a result of grants from that premier historical archive.

three people with several laptop computers Second Annual WyoHackathon Grows to Multi-Day Blockchain Stampede at UW

August 15, 2019 — The University of Wyoming will again host the WyoHackathon, but the 2019 event has expanded into a multi-day educational opportunity called the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede at the 2019 WyoHackathon.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 19-25

August 15, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

artwork of iceberg UW Visual Arts Department Faculty to Exhibit at UW Art Museum

August 15, 2019 — A new exhibition that showcases the creative work of University of Wyoming visual arts department faculty members will open Saturday, Aug. 31, at the UW Art Museum.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 10-25

August 15, 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.

four people posing outside American Authors to Headline Cowboy Kickoff Concert Sept. 13 at UW

August 14, 2019 — Tickets are now on sale for the rock band American Authors, headlining the return of the Cowboy Kickoff Concert Friday, Sept. 13, in the University of Wyoming’s Arena-Auditorium.

logo E2e Wyoming Relaunches with Meeting in Laramie Aug. 20

August 14, 2019 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) is relaunching e2e Wyoming in Laramie with a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the downtown Coal Creek Tap, located at 108 Grand Ave.

head portrait of a woman UW Homecoming Events Scheduled Oct. 12-19

August 13, 2019 — Former Wyoming State Auditor Rita Meyer is the grand marshal for the University of Wyoming’s Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 19.

UW Law Practicum to Support Wyoming Entrepreneurs and Startups

August 13, 2019 — Wyoming entrepreneurs will receive legal advising services, and University of Wyoming law students will gain hands-on experience in the field of business startups, as a result of a new UW program starting this fall.

two men with stethoscopes at a laptop computer UW Medical Education Program Prepares Students for Practice in Rural, Underserved Communities

August 13, 2019 — With a total of 544 physicians serving a population of about 580,000 people spread across 97,818 square miles, Wyoming ranks 44th in the nation when it comes to having a sufficient physician workforce.

people standing and looking at papers on a table Students Learn College, Career Readiness Skills in UW-Led Summer Program

August 12, 2019 — Students from Sweetwater County learned college and career readiness skills this summer in a program facilitated by the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND).

homecoming logo UW Alumni Association Accepting Information Items for Homecoming Schedule

August 12, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is gathering information for the 2019 Homecoming schedule.

head portrait of a man UW’s Geerts Elected to Fellowship with American Meteorological Society

August 12, 2019 — University of Wyoming Department of Atmospheric Science chair and Professor Bart Geerts recently was named a fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

woman talking to another woman Six UW Alumni, Professors Earn Fellowships from Wyoming Arts Council

August 9, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s art community is full of inspiring creatives, and people are starting to notice.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Aug. 23

August 9, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, in the BP Collaboration Center on the UW campus.

head portrait of a man UW Students Receive National and Wyoming Landman Scholarships

August 9, 2019 — University of Wyoming student Trenton Cassibry, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was awarded a scholarship from the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

August 9, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during the board’s regular teleconference meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14.

woman working with girl on computer Three-Year Grant to UW Promotes Computer Science Education in Wyoming

August 8, 2019 — The National Science Foundation recently awarded nearly $1 million to support the inclusion of computer science education in Wyoming schools and libraries.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 12-18

August 8, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

event logo UW Art Museum Benefit Gala to Celebrate New Fall Exhibition

August 8, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its 25th annual gala fundraiser Friday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Centennial Complex.

man working on a painting UW Student’s Work Accepted to National Art Exhibition

August 8, 2019 — Ross Everett thinks it was worth it.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 12-18

August 8, 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.

people at a gathering outside at night Downtown Mash-Up Offers Music, Food, Fun for UW Students, Community

August 7, 2019 — University of Wyoming students and other members of the UW and Laramie communities have an opportunity to enjoy live music and food, compete for a scavenger hunt prize, receive exclusive swag and participate in other activities Friday, Sept. 27, in downtown Laramie.

man working in a lab UW Researchers Receive $8 Million DOE Grant to Field Test Foam-Assisted Hydrocarbon Gas Injection in Bakken Formation

August 7, 2019 — The University of Wyoming received an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to field test a foam-assisted hydrocarbon gas injection technology that could ultimately recover a higher percentage of stranded oil from unconventional reservoirs in North Dakota’s Bakken Formation.

seven people standing in a row outside a building UW’s LAMP Funds K-12 Teachers to Participate in Roadmap to STEAM Conference

August 7, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Science Initiative’s Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP) awarded seven scholarships to K-12 educators from Wyoming schools, enabling them to participate in the Roadmap to STEAM Conference at UW.

three teenage girls working in a lab Students Receive College Experience at UW’s Native American Summer Institute

August 6, 2019 — Personal growth, leadership development and encouragement to seek higher education were among the activities for participants in the recent Native American Summer Institute (NASI) on the University of Wyoming campus.

two women presenting to a group UW Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Connect Startups and Interns

August 6, 2019 — Startup businesses across Wyoming will have a pipeline to student interns from the University of Wyoming as a result of a new program of UW’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE).

UW Alumni Association to Host Kickoff Friday Events

August 5, 2019 — Cowboy football fans are invited to start their game weekends with the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) every Friday of a UW home football game.

circles arrayed in a circle UW Biodiversity Institute to Host Reception for Soil-Inspired Exhibition Aug. 8

August 5, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute will host a reception for “SOIL: The rainbow beneath,” a soil-inspired exhibition, Thursday, Aug. 8.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 5-11

August 1, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 5-11

August 1, 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.

UW Presidential Search Committee Appointed

July 31, 2019 — Sixteen people representing a wide range of interests have been named to the committee that will help select the next president of the University of Wyoming.

UW Students Can Receive Free Movie Tickets in August

July 31, 2019 — University of Wyoming students with valid UW student IDs are eligible for free movie tickets on select Fridays in August.

night sky with mountain in foreground UW Planetarium to Highlight Beauty of Night Sky During August Shows

July 30, 2019 — The beauty of the night sky will be the focus of the August schedule at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium.

Snake River in foreground, Tetons in the background UW Program Turns Focus to Boosting State’s Tourism, Recreation

July 30, 2019 — A University of Wyoming program that has helped find solutions to natural resource challenges is being retooled to work with Wyoming communities in an effort to boost the state’s tourism economy.

Search to Begin for UW Human Resources AVP as Durr Retires

July 29, 2019 — A search for a new head of the Department of Human Resources will begin soon at the University of Wyoming, as Associate Vice President for Human Resources Jeanne Durr will retire this week.

UW to Host EducationUSA Representatives from Four Countries Aug. 2-6

July 29, 2019 — The University of Wyoming will host four global advisers from EducationUSA to highlight the opportunities available to international students. They will be on campus Aug. 2-6.

book cover with person on it UW Listed Among Top Educator Preparation Programs by National Teacher Quality Book

July 26, 2019 — Future teachers will be able to learn more about the University of Wyoming College of Education in a new book published by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ).

people spray painting a stencil on a sidewalk UW Sidewalk Stencil Project Encourages Children to Play Outside

July 26, 2019 — Stencils painted on the Bear River Greenway in Evanston are the latest painted at sites around Wyoming encouraging kids to get outside and play.

five people standing in a row by a wall UW Summer Concert Series Concludes with The Woodpile July 31

July 26, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series wraps up with The Woodpile Wednesday, July 31. The event is free and open to the public.

Nina Haas and Dan Tekiela Herbicides, Bugs on Plant Strategies Wrestle Tenacious Invasive Weed

July 25, 2019 — Cheyenne area rancher Nina Haas walked slowly in the range grass, lush from summer rain, looking down at Dalmatian toadflax plants, and stopped. Something had grabbed her attention, and she went down to one knee for a closer look.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 29-Aug. 4

July 25, 2019 — These are among the activities scheduled July 29-Aug. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

Aaron Bieber, Barney Cosner, Jo Anne McFarland and Brittany Wells Gray UW Alumni Association Presents Four New Alumni Awards to Graduates

July 25, 2019 — Four University of Wyoming graduates will be honored Friday, Sept. 13, with new UW Alumni Association (UWAA) awards.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 29-Aug. 4

July 25, 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.

UW McNair Scholars Undergraduate Research Symposium July 29

July 24, 2019 — Fifteen McNair Scholars Program students will present individual work that is the culmination of their internships during the 27th annual research symposium Monday, July 29, in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room.

person in a jungle with a large microphone UW Researcher Contributes to Paper About Climate Changes Occurring Faster Than Animals Adapt

July 24, 2019 — University of Wyoming Department of Zoology and Physiology Assistant Professor Corey Tarwater was among scientists on a study about how climate change can threaten species and that extinctions can affect ecosystem health.

four pictures of people doing things and yellow objects Installation, Performance Artist Trey Duvall to Exhibit at UW Art Museum

July 23, 2019 — A new exhibition, “Trey Duvall: Do, Do, Do, Do, Do,” will open Saturday, Aug. 10, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

a man and three women standing together Meats Judging Competition Seasons UW Team Members

July 23, 2019 — “Wyoming, please follow the moderator into your competition room,” shouted someone from the front room at the Meat Science Quiz Bowl June 22.

people working on laptop computers UW’s Partnership with Code.org to Improve K-12 Computer Science Instruction

July 23, 2019 — The University of Wyoming has recently created a partnership with Code.org to join a nationwide network of regional partners that support efforts to expand access to computer science in K-12 schools. UW will be the only Code.org regional partner in Wyoming and the only university-based member in the Rocky Mountain region.

head portrait of a man Flesher Appointed to Direct UW American Heritage Center

July 22, 2019 — A longtime University of Wyoming faculty member who founded and directed a key outreach program for more than a decade has been named director of UW’s American Heritage Center (AHC).

head portrait of a man Parolin Appointed as UW Honors College Dean

July 22, 2019 — The current associate dean of the University of Wyoming Honors College has been appointed to lead that college.

head portrait of a man Trustees Remove Interim Title from Health Sciences Dean

July 22, 2019 — David Jones, who has led the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences for the past two years on an interim basis, has been chosen as the college’s dean.

man sitting at a desk UW’s Barrett Receives Service Award from Engineering Education Society

July 22, 2019 — A University of Wyoming professor and associate dean in the College of Engineering and Applied Science recently received an award for his work with an engineering education organization.

closeup of a bee on a flower UW’s Dillon Receives $1.17 Million Grant to Study Cold Tolerance of Bumble Bees at Various Altitudes

July 22, 2019 — A University of Wyoming researcher will receive a $1.17 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study bumblebee cold tolerance across different elevations. The four-year grant begins Oct. 15.

group of teenagers in scrubs learning to do injections Local Students Learn About Health Care Careers at UW Summer Camp

July 19, 2019 — Forty-three high school students from Wyoming and the surrounding area attended the WWAMI Healthcare Careers Summer Camp on the University of Wyoming’s campus, learning about a wide variety of careers in health care that they may pursue in the future.

UW Introduces Pharmacy Early Decision Program

July 19, 2019 — The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy will offer a new option for incoming freshmen this fall: The Pharmacy Early Decision (PED) program offers admission into the professional pharmacy program to qualified freshman applicants.

UW Trustees Adopt Presidential Search Process

July 19, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a presidential search process that will include public listening sessions; a search committee composed of faculty, staff, students, trustees and other stakeholders; and open forums with finalists.

five men standing together Tie Hack to Perform in UW Summer Concert Series July 24

July 18, 2019 — Country band Tie Hack will perform Wednesday, July 24, as part of the University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series. The event is free and open to the public.

two people dancing on a stage University of Wyoming Calendar for July 22-28

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

UW College of Business Student Success Center to be Temporarily Closed for Move

July 18, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center in the College of Business will temporarily be closed from Tuesday, July 23, through Friday, July 26. The center’s staff will relocate from the College of Business first floor to a temporary location in the lower level of the building.

screenshot of website UW Launches Platform to Connect Entrepreneurs

July 18, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) has launched an online platform to connect entrepreneurs across Wyoming and beyond.

man working with large equipment in lab UW Scientists Receive DOE Grant for Memory Storage Research

July 18, 2019 — A group of researchers at the University of Wyoming is looking to make a piece of technology that changed humanity even better.

UW Trustees Approve New Financial Aid for Wyoming Students

July 18, 2019 — The University of Wyoming will offer more merit- and need-based aid to Wyoming students starting in the 2020-21 academic year, following action today (Thursday, July 18) by the UW Board of Trustees.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 22-28

July 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.

UW Alumni Association Membership Appreciation Day Planned Sept. 14

July 17, 2019 — A day of fun, football and friendship this fall is planned by the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) to show appreciation to its members through Membership Appreciation Day Saturday, Sept. 14.

chef in kitchen with plated food in foreground UW Chef Receives Silver Award at National Culinary Challenge

July 17, 2019 — University of Wyoming Chef Debe Honibah Brady received the silver award for her culinary creation during last week’s National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) National Culinary Challenge in Denver.

artist's conception of reception area UW Receives $1.5 Million Gift to Support Student Success

July 16, 2019 — A $1.5 million gift from longtime University of Wyoming supporters will establish the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center, a new UW College of Business program that supports students throughout their college experiences and will help launch successful careers.

UW Diversity Office Offers Training Session for Fair, Equitable Position Searches

July 15, 2019 — An open summer session on how to conduct fair and equitable searches to fill vacant and new positions for University of Wyoming employees is scheduled Tuesday, July 30.

orchestra grouped for photo UW’s Griffith Teaches, Leads Orchestra in Shanghai

July 15, 2019 — University of Wyoming Department of Music Professor Michael Griffith completed a two-week teaching excursion at China’s Shanghai University late last month.

UW’s Powell Research Center Field Day July 18

July 12, 2019 — The University of Wyoming’s Powell Research and Extension Center (PREC) hosts the annual field day at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at 747 Road 9 in Powell.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 15-21

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

UW Board of Trustees to Meet July 16-19 in Riverton

July 11, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider tuition levels for the 2020-21 academic year and receive updates on a number of other matters during a meeting Tuesday through Friday, July 16-19, in Riverton.

head portrait of a man UW Graduate Receives Prestigious Oxford Scholarship

July 11, 2019 — Recently graduated University of Wyoming student Jasper Hunt, of Laramie, received a prestigious award for the incoming 2019-2020 class at the University of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England.

UW Issues Statement Following Sentencing of Former Student-Athlete

July 11, 2019 — The University of Wyoming has issued the following statement regarding the case of former UW student-athlete Carl Granderson in Albany County District Court:

man playing a saxophone UW Summer Concert Series to Feature ‘Jazz in the Plaza’ July 17

July 11, 2019 — “Jazz in the Plaza” is the theme of the University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series’ latest offering Wednesday, July 17. The event is free and open to the public.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 15-21

July 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.

Two men stand on the Greenland Ice Sheet. UW Researchers Lead Team Discovering Ice is Sliding Toward Edges Off Greenland Ice Sheet

July 10, 2019 — Ice on the Greenland Ice Sheet doesn’t just melt. The ice actually slides rapidly across its bed toward the ice sheet’s edges. As a result, because ice motion is from sliding as opposed to ice deformation, ice is being moved to the high-melt marginal zones more rapidly than previously thought.

UW Summer High School Institute Selects Participants

July 10, 2019 — An opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth for 69 talented rising juniors will be presented in the 34th annual Summer High School Institute (HSI) July 14-Aug. 3 at the University of Wyoming.

two people talking at a table UW, WBC Launch Network to Connect Entrepreneurs and Mentors

July 9, 2019 — Budding entrepreneurs across Wyoming will have access to experienced mentors through a new network being launched by the Wyoming Business Council (WBC) and the University of Wyoming’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE).

detailed black and white artwork UW Art Student Receives National Scholarship

July 9, 2019 — Aisha Auradou says she strives to create art that makes viewers want to get closer.

deer behind a fence New Poll Examines Public Opinion on Wildlife and Migration Corridors in Wyoming

July 8, 2019 — Results from a new statewide poll of 400 registered voters in Wyoming and an online focus group of 20 Wyoming residents on topics related to wildlife and migration corridors are now available from the Ruckelshaus Institute and Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

UW Extension Communications Office Receives Golds, Bronzes

July 8, 2019 — Publications, animations and photography produced by University of Wyoming Extension communications personnel received golds and bronzes from the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE).

UW Parking Permits Available Starting July 10

July 8, 2019 — University of Wyoming employee parking permits for 2019-2020 will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, July 10.

man standing by projected display UW Researcher Contributes to Sky Surveys in Preparation for Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

July 8, 2019 — When people go camping in Wyoming, they often look to the sky to see the moon and the stars and, perhaps, ponder their place in the universe.

woman talking to a group of people outside at a table Sessions Explore Bread-Making History, Use Wyoming-Grown First Grains for Baking

July 5, 2019 — Those “kneading” bread-making immersion this summer can participate in a two-part series in Cody and Worland utilizing Wyoming-grown first grains.

TEDxUWYO Presentations Available Online

July 5, 2019 — An unfortunate power outage April 20 made it impossible for the public to see firsthand four University of Wyoming professors present their innovative ideas in UW’s first TEDx event.

people throwing spears UW Anthropology Professors to Host Open House at Hell Gap July 13-14

July 5, 2019 — An area where some of North America’s earliest people hunted bison and made tools will be open for public viewing during an Open House Site Tour and Artifact Road Show, hosted by the University of Wyoming’s Department of Anthropology July 13-14.

head portrait of a man UW Researcher to Give Final Talk at UW-National Park Service Research Center

July 5, 2019 — A University of Wyoming research scientist will discuss how big-game animals migrate during the final lecture of the season at the UW-National Park Service Research Center Thursday, July 11. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

group of people on a stage with a microphone UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Season Closes with Hit Musical

July 3, 2019 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s 2019 Snowy Range Summer Theatre season closes with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7:30 p.m. July 9-13 in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thrust Theater.

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