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March 2020 Releases


head portrait of a man UW Gerontologist: Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Mean Further Isolation for Older Adults

March 31, 2020 — Social distancing is a necessary precaution to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean communities can’t stay connected, especially with older adults, says a gerontologist with the University of Wyoming.

UW Main Campus Students Still Count for Laramie in Census

March 31, 2020 — Most University of Wyoming students have left campus for the remainder of the spring semester, but they should still consider themselves as residents of Laramie for the nation’s 2020 census.

a woman and a girl sitting together UW Student Combines Disabilities Studies, Social Work with Entrepreneurism

March 31, 2020 — Students beginning their studies in the University of Wyoming Division of Social Work are immediately encouraged to embrace career goals that include creating positive change in society and promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, organizations and communities throughout Wyoming and beyond.

head portrait of a man Agricultural Sector May Begin Seeing Coronavirus Pandemic Effects

March 30, 2020 — Coronavirus is taking a bite out of local businesses on Main Street, and now the implications for agriculture are beginning to take shape, says the rural entrepreneurship specialist with University of Wyoming Extension.

person loading car with medical supplies Medical Supplies Collected at UW, Donated to Hospitals

March 30, 2020 — Members of the University of Wyoming and Laramie communities can donate unused personal protective equipment (PPE) to help increase supplies for hospitals and medical centers across Wyoming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Collegiate Rodeo Organization Cancels Spring Season

March 30, 2020 — The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) canceled the spring season nationwide due to the coronavirus COVID-19 concerns. The cancellation ends the season for Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) teams, including the University of Wyoming.

man using cell phone camera to record himself teaching with whiteboard UW Faculty, Students Persevere to Make Online Instruction Successful

March 30, 2020 — Longtime University of Wyoming art Professor Doug Russell says his one-on-one, face-to-face interaction with students in his drawing classes is one of the most enjoyable parts of his job.

poster for movie New Film Tells Story of Interstate 80 Wildlife Barrier, Potential Solutions

March 27, 2020 — It is hard to wrap your head around the big wildlife barrier that cuts across the southern part of Wyoming, but a new investigative film released online this week helps the public see it with fresh eyes.

man holding up a 3D printed mask UW Student Innovation Center Team Creates 3D Surgical Masks for Cheyenne Medical Center

March 27, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Tyler Kerr never thought he and his team would be on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle.

head photo of a man UW Trustees Elect Marsh as Board Chairman

March 27, 2020 — Torrington businessman Jeff Marsh was elected Thursday as chairman of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, effective in May.

UW Extension Specialist Suggests Ways to Cope with Coronavirus Income Loss

March 26, 2020 — Wyomingites need to respond aggressively to the coronavirus rapidly disrupting jobs, says a University of Wyoming Extension personal finance specialist.

group of people wearing lab cover ups UW Students, Professor Help with Wyoming COVID-19 Testing

March 26, 2020 — Not many college students can say they spent spring break on the front lines of the pandemic battle, but four University of Wyoming students and two recent graduates can.

UW Students Can Request ‘S/U’ Grading for Spring Semester Courses

March 26, 2020 — University of Wyoming students will have the opportunity to shift from conventional letter grades to “satisfactory/unsatisfactory” grading for courses they take during the current spring 2020 semester.

woman and man sift dirt UW’s Todd Surovell Receives NSF Grant to Study Ancient Clovis Culture at La Prele Mammoth Site

March 26, 2020 — A University of Wyoming professor of anthropology has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to investigate humans’ adaptation to environments during the ice age. Specifically, Todd Surovell will be studying how Clovis people lived at the La Prele Mammoth site near Douglas in Converse County.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 30-April 5

March 26, 2020 — 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.

Microbial Ecology Collaborative Startup Launchpad Virtual Pitch Day Scheduled March 26

March 25, 2020 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) invites the public to virtually attend the Microbial Ecology Collaborative Startup Launchpad (MECSL) Pitch Day event Thursday, March 26, at 12:55 p.m.

Nominations for UW Women in STEM Own It! Awards Accepted

March 25, 2020 — Nominations are still being accepted for the fifth annual Own It! Awards for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the University of Wyoming. The deadline is Monday, March 30.

University Store, Copy and Print Center Offer Services to UW Faculty, Staff During COVID-19 Closure

March 25, 2020 — The University Store, and the Copy and Print Center, both located in the University of Wyoming Union, are currently closed as part of the COVID-19 closure of campus facilities to the public, but faculty and staff members can still access their services.

UW Planetarium Cancels Programming Indefinitely Due to Coronavirus

March 25, 2020 — As the public health situation continues to develop with regard to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium is sensitive to the ongoing need to limit public gatherings and practice social distancing.

Veteran-Supported COMBAT Color Fun Run Canceled at UW

March 24, 2020 — Students Supporting Veterans at the University of Wyoming has canceled the fifth COMBAT Color fun run in Laramie due to COVID-19 concerns. The race originally was scheduled for April 18.

Windy Ridge Foundation Gift to UW Supports Astro Camp and Professorship in Astronomy

March 24, 2020 — The imaginations of tomorrow’s leaders and problem solvers will be supported with a $500,000 gift from the Windy Ridge Foundation to support the Windy Ridge Foundation Astro Camp and the Professor Harry C. Vaughan Professorship in Astronomy at the University of Wyoming.

Heywood Fund Proposals Accepted at UW

March 23, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Office of Academic Affairs is accepting proposals for a grant from the Heywood Fund. The deadline for submission is Friday, May 1.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet March 26 Via Teleconference

March 23, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on the university’s COVID-19 coronavirus response, construction projects and other issues during the board’s regular meeting Thursday, March 26.

UW Closes Wyoming Union, Coe Library

March 23, 2020 — In response to concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the University of Wyoming has closed the Wyoming Union and Coe Library.

UW Honored for Commitment to First-Generation Student Success

March 23, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has been recognized by a national organization for the university’s commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.

UW Office of Engagement and Outreach Faculty Engagement Fellowship Applications Available

March 23, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Office of Engagement and Outreach (OEO) invites UW faculty members to submit proposals for Faculty Engagement Fellowships available in 2020-21.

UW Receives National Recognition as a Top Graduate School in Education

March 23, 2020 — The graduate programs in education at the University of Wyoming have been ranked No. 112 out of 392 institutions on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 list of the “Best Graduate Schools for Education.” The university has improved its ranking by 15 spots over the last year.

UW Staff Recognition Day’s Virtual Event Canceled

March 23, 2020 — Due to logistical challenges, the University of Wyoming’s Staff Recognition Day’s virtual event is canceled Tuesday, March 24.

UW Business Incubator Adjusts Plans for Startup Challenges

March 20, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s business incubator, the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), has announced that, amid the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the center’s startup challenge programs will continue, but with some changes.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 23-29

March 19, 2020 — 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 Closes Facilities to Public; Most Buildings Open for Faculty, Staff, Students

March 18, 2020 — In an attempt to comply with guidance to encourage social distancing, University of Wyoming facilities have been closed to general public access in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

three people standing together UW Health Sciences Alumni Take Multidisciplinary Approach to Pharmacy Patient Care

March 18, 2020 — Scot and Amy Schmidt, both University of Wyoming graduates, were fully prepared to begin their career paths as health care professionals.

UW Transportation Services to Implement Transit and Parking Changes

March 18, 2020 — University of Wyoming Transportation Services has announced major changes to its transit and parking operations effective Thursday, March 19. These operational changes are precautionary measures in response to concerns regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

UW Staff Recognition Day Changes to Virtual Event March 24

March 17, 2020 — Due to the University of Wyoming’s latest COVID-19 recommendations, Staff Recognition Day will be held as a virtual event instead of a gathering this semester.

Wind River Startup Challenge Announces Nine Finalists

March 17, 2020 — The Wind River Startup Challenge, a regional entrepreneurship opportunity designed to distribute thousands of dollars to Native-owned startups, received over 20 applications from Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone entrepreneurs. Nine finalist teams will advance to the Final Pitch Day, currently scheduled for May.

UW Moves to Online Course Delivery for Remainder of Spring Semester

March 16, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will move to online course delivery for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

UW Postpones ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration in Worland

March 16, 2020 — Restrictions on University of Wyoming travel have prompted the postponement of its “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Thursday, March 19, in Worland.

UW Survey Finds Support for Renewables Along with Oil, Gas, Coal

March 16, 2020 — Wyoming residents support natural gas and oil production at high levels, with renewable energy and coal production receiving lesser but still relatively strong support, initial results of a new survey show.

UW Trustees Schedule Special Meeting Monday

March 14, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 8:45 a.m. Monday, March 16, via teleconference.

Central Rocky Mountain Region Cancels Three Spring Rodeos

March 13, 2020 — Following the national trend of eliminating or reducing team sports, the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR), in which the University of Wyoming competes, is canceling the first three rodeos of the spring season.

billboard with a picture of a Native American doing a traditional dance UW Extension Billboards Promote Health, Fitness on Wind River Indian Reservation

March 13, 2020 — Two billboards featuring a Native American in full traditional dance regalia are helping send a culture-specific message of the importance of health and physical activity to residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

UW Women’s Nordic Ski Team Finishes as National Runner-up

March 13, 2020 — Members of the University of Wyoming women’s Nordic ski team will never know if they had one more race left in them to win a national title.

UW ‘Holiday’ Transit Service Extended

March 13, 2020 — With the extension of spring break by a week, University of Wyoming Transportation Services will extend its reduced “holiday” transit service through the week of March 22.

Nicholas Crane, Colleen Denney and Ramesh Sivanpillai Popular UW Saturday University Program Returns to Cody March 28

March 12, 2020 — International research at the University of Wyoming, with links to Wyoming issues, is the focus of UW’s popular outreach program Saturday University in Cody March 28.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 16-22

March 12, 2020 — These are among the activities scheduled March 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Extends Spring Break to Prepare for Online Instruction, If Necessary

March 12, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has extended its spring break by one week in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 16-22

March 12, 2020 — 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.

Donna Brazile and Ana Navarro Donna Brazile, Ana Navarro to Speak at UW March 30

March 11, 2020 — Former Democratic National Committee Interim Chair Donna Brazile and former Republican strategist and political contributor Ana Navarro will discuss today’s political landscape Monday, March 30, at the University of Wyoming.

student walking near campus buildings UW Education Now More Accessible, Affordable for Wyoming Students

March 11, 2020 — The cost of higher education has risen in recent years, leaving many prospective students wondering if college is right for them. The University of Wyoming has implemented new financial pledges to alleviate the stress of that decision.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet March 27

March 11, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 27, in the BP Collaboration Center in UW’s Energy Innovation Center.

man standing by a computer screen UW Professors Receive Provisional Patent for Method to Reduce Gas Flaring

March 11, 2020 — Two University of Wyoming engineering professors recently received a provisional patent for a method, using cryogenic transport, to help the oil and gas industry reduce emissions created by flaring and venting of natural gas.

two Nordic skiers competing UW Women’s Nordic Ski Team Takes Sprint Race at Nationals

March 11, 2020 — The University of Wyoming women’s Nordic ski team won Wednesday’s sprint race at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., to close the gap for the overall lead.

Governor Signs Proclamation for SBDC Day in Wyoming

March 10, 2020 — Gov. Mark Gordon signed a proclamation last week designating Wednesday, March 18, as Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Day in Wyoming.

group of people standing outside on a cobblestone street and sidewalk UW College of Business Creates Opportunity for Students to Study in Argentina

March 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Business recently debuted a new study-abroad location for 2020, opening the door for travel to a new destination to broaden academic horizons.

UW Nordic Team Skis to Second Place to Open Championships

March 10, 2020 — With two individuals among the top five skiers in the opening race Tuesday at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) championships, the University of Wyoming women’s Nordic ski team is in second place overall.

map of access Lab School Security Requirements Bring Change to UW Education Building Access

March 9, 2020 — Access to the University of Wyoming’s Education Building will become more secure starting Monday, March 23.

Nominations Accepted for UW Spring Commencement Student Speakers

March 9, 2020 — Two University of Wyoming graduating seniors and one doctoral graduate will be selected to speak during UW’s spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 16. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 20.

UW Athletics Ranks No. 1 in Mountain West Academic All-Conference Honorees

March 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming is ranked No. 1 in the conference with 74 fall sport student-athletes being named to the fall Academic All-Mountain West Conference (MWC) team.

UW Collegiate Chorale to Sing at Northwestern Choral Conference March 12

March 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale will sing at the Northwestern American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conference in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 12. The conference is March 11-14.

UW Employee of the First Quarter Nominations Now Accepted

March 9, 2020 — Nominations are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming Employee of the First Quarter. The deadline is Friday, March 13.

Bethann Garramon Merkle, Renee Laegreid and Birgit Fowler Burke UW’s Garramon Merkle Contributes to ‘Her Flag’ 19th Amendment Project

March 9, 2020 — A University of Wyoming research scientist is among participants in the “Her Flag” artist project that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Kvenild Receives Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award

March 9, 2020 — Cass Kvenild, University of Wyoming Libraries associate dean, is the 2020 recipient of the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award for her contributions as an education librarian.

‘Diversity Fair: A Community Celebration’ Open to Public April 17 at UW

March 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host “Diversity Fair: A Community Celebration” Friday, April 17, from 4-7 p.m. in War Memorial Fieldhouse.

man sitting at a piano Bill Charlap Trio to Perform March 12 at UW

March 6, 2020 — The Bill Charlap Trio will perform at the University of Wyoming Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The jazz performance is part of the UW Presents spring series.

UW Awards Top Scholarship to 101 Wyoming Students

March 6, 2020 — One hundred one outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming have been selected to receive the 2020 Trustees' Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming's top academic scholarship.

woman standing by a wall of plants UW’s Liping Wang Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Indoor Green Solutions to Climate Change

March 6, 2020 — A University of Wyoming researcher received a big boost to help her study how to combat the environmental challenges of climate change.

‘Antigone Project: A Play in Five Parts’ March 12 at UW

March 6, 2020 — A “Read, Rant, Relate” play reading and community discussion of “Antigone Project: A Play in Five Parts” is Thursday, March 12, at 6 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

GRO-Biz logo Government Contracting Officers Will Journey to Cheyenne for GRO-Biz Conference

March 5, 2020 — Contracting officers from various government agencies across the region will be coming to Wyoming, looking to buy products and services from small-business owners.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 9-15

March 5, 2020 — These are among the activities scheduled March 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for March 9-15

March 5, 2020 — 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.

head portrait of a man Trustees Select Seidel as UW’s 28th President

March 4, 2020 — A distinguished scholar who has led academic, research and innovation programs at multiple universities has been named the 28th president of the University of Wyoming.

art gallery with people walking around it UW Art Museum Announces Student Award Winners

March 4, 2020 — Thirty-two University of Wyoming students recently received awards for their works of art that are part of the UW Art Museum’s 45th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition.

four people Nordic skiing, with other people looking on UW Nordic Ski Teams Wrap Up Regular Season as Conference Champions

March 4, 2020 — Fresh off regular-season conference championships, the University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams now set their sights on the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) championships March 10-14 in Lake Placid, N.Y. -- home of the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Neil Theobald and Abby O’Donnell ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration March 19 in Worland

March 4, 2020 — 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, March 19, in Washakie County.

UW Group Helps Prepare Students to Lead Change in Health Care

March 3, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences’ chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI@UW) was created to introduce students and faculty members to innovative health system improvements and practices.

sprays erupting from curved moon horizon UW Planetarium Steps Up Programming in March

March 3, 2020 — The search for extraterrestrial life; a discussion of Carl Sagan’s book “Contact” by a University of Wyoming professor; and a look at geysers at Yellowstone National Park, as well as on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, are some of the programs scheduled at UW’s Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium this month.

man sitting at a grand piano UW Summit Chamber Players, Guest Pianist to Perform March 11 at UW

March 3, 2020 — The Summit Chamber Players, the University of Wyoming’s faculty string ensemble, will perform with guest pianist Andrew Todd Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

UW Trustees Schedule Special Meeting Wednesday

March 3, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, via teleconference.

Two men holding on to an escaping man on a stage George Orwell’s Classic ‘1984’ to be Staged March 5 at UW

March 2, 2020 — The classic “1984,” a dystopian novel by English novelist George Orwell, will be staged at the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences auditorium Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. The production is the second performance of the spring UW Presents season.

Todd Schoborg and Brant Schumaker Microsoft Awards UW Funds to Apply Artificial Intelligence Technology to Dataset Analysis

March 2, 2020 — The same science that powers Google searches, Siri and Alexa, and self-operating cars may steer laboratory analysis in the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

four women posing in front of a sign that says ECHO UW College of Health Sciences Supports Mental and Behavioral Health in Rural Communities

March 2, 2020 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) and the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing in the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences have partnered to launch a new online professional learning community, UW ECHO for Integrative Care: Primary Care and Mental Health.

people seated at long tables UW Researcher Contributes to Study Showing Fertility Behavior and Consumption Shifts Can Help Environment

March 2, 2020 — In the 21st century, economics works off the idea that people are motivated by both ego-driven preferences and social preferences, such as sharing with friends and neighbors (and strangers) based on culture and religion. This broader definition of preferences means that there are more tools available to attempt to address and correct environmental challenges.

UW Searches for Dean of Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

March 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has launched a national search to identify the next dean of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Spring to Dance’ March 6-8

March 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Spring to Dance,” a collaborative concert, Friday, March 6-Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts main stage.

Wyoming Conservation Corps Sets Spring Glass Recycling Dates

March 2, 2020 — The Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) has scheduled seven glass recycling events throughout March and April.

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