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July 2020 Releases


Public Meeting on UW Student Housing Plans Aug. 4

July 31, 2020 — Members of the public have an opportunity to learn about proposed locations for new University of Wyoming student residence and dining facilities -- and provide input on the plans -- during a teleconference meeting Tuesday, Aug. 4.

UW Homecoming to Have Virtual Components This Fall

July 31, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s 2020 Homecoming schedule will have many virtual activities in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Homecoming is scheduled from Saturday, Oct. 10, to Saturday, Oct. 17.

UW Researchers’ NASA Grant is for Machine Learning Materials, Manufacturing Methods for Space

July 30, 2020 — Three University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science professors have been awarded a $750,000 NASA grant to lead a team of researchers in developing machine learning materials and manufacturing methods for space.

Virtual Town Hall for UW Employees Monday

July 30, 2020 — University of Wyoming employees are invited to a virtual town-hall meeting Monday, Aug. 3, at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about the university’s fall return plan.

Virtual Town Hall for UW Students Tuesday

July 30, 2020 — University of Wyoming students and interested parents are invited to a virtual town-hall meeting Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about the university’s fall return plan.

miniature sailboat in the water Small Sailboat UW Helped Launch Washes Ashore in Australia After Long Journey

July 29, 2020 — In March 2019, Michael Cheadle and Theresa Williams helped launch a small sailboat near the Marion Rise in the South Indian Ocean. After traveling more than 8,000 nautical miles over 463 days, the Sacred Heart Star of the Sea landed at Dalyellup Beach, near Bunbury in Western Australia.

boy examining a rock through a lens UW Summer Camp Goes Virtual to Teach Science

July 29, 2020 — COVID-19 didn’t stop the sixth annual The Artful Craft of Science (TACoS) summer camp, led by Andrea Burrows, University of Wyoming College of Education associate dean for undergraduate programs and an associate professor.

UW A&S Dean Finalist Presentations Recorded; Feedback Welcomed

July 28, 2020 — The search committee for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences is accepting input on the finalists.

UW College of Business Introduces New Major and Redesigned Minor in Entrepreneurship

July 28, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Business will launch a new major in entrepreneurship as part of the Bachelor of Science in business and a redesigned business minor in entrepreneurship this fall.

Search Committee Seeks Comment on A&S Dean Finalists at UW

July 27, 2020 — The search committee for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences is accepting input on the finalists.

a woman sitting UW’s Monago Named NADOHE Fellow

July 27, 2020 — University of Wyoming Chief Diversity Officer Emily Monago recently was selected as a fellow by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE).

person presenting to a room full of people Wyoming Educators Participate in UW Art Museum’s Teacher Leader Institute

July 27, 2020 — Fifteen educators from across the state recently participated in a Teacher Leader Institute pilot program designed by the University of Wyoming Art Museum education team.

Final A&S Dean Candidate Presentation Monday

July 24, 2020 — The final public presentation by a candidate for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences is Monday, July 27.

UW’s Revised Fall Semester Necessitates No Holiday on Labor Day This Year

July 24, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s compressed academic schedule for the fall 2020 semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated that Labor Day, Sept. 7, be used as an instructional day -- and not a paid holiday for employees.

woman in scrubs behind lab table Veterinary Student’s Efforts Help Unravel Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex’s Causes

July 24, 2020 — A second-year veterinary student returned to her home state this summer and not only honed her career path, but she is helping combat the No. 1 cause of illness and death in cattle worldwide.

Stephanie Anderson, Tanja Börzel, Jean Garrison and Thomas Risse UW’s Centennial Summer Speaker Series Virtual Program Aug. 12

July 23, 2020 — The Centennial Summer Speaker Series -- sponsored by the University of Wyoming's Center for Global Studies and the Centennial Branch Library -- will have a virtual program through Zoom Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 5:30 p.m.

man standing outside UW’s Geerts Receives DOE Atmospheric Grant to Study Cold-Air Outbreaks in the Arctic

July 23, 2020 — Bart Geerts says the Arctic is arguably the region on Earth that is warming the most rapidly, with rapid sea ice loss and warming air temperatures reinforcing each other. Decreasing ice cover implies potentially more hazardous Arctic winter weather effects upon coastal communities and local transportation.

head portrait of a man Two UW Faculty Members Receive DOE Grants to Research Alloys, Quantum Computer Materials

July 22, 2020 — Dilpuneet Singh Aidhy is studying high entropy alloys that are potential materials for large structural applications, while Jifa Tian is researching a solution to create materials and understand the fundamental physics for future quantum computers that can process problems classic computers cannot.

A&S Dean Finalist Presentations on Zoom

July 21, 2020 — Public presentations by the finalists for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences will be accessible via Zoom.

UW Adjusts Delivery of Courses as Part of Fall Return Plan

July 21, 2020 — To execute its plan for the fall 2020 semester, the University of Wyoming has made adjustments related to the delivery method for some courses and reduction of density in classrooms.

man using a headlamp to look at item in his hands UW’s Alston Awarded 2020 Shadle Fellowship

July 21, 2020 — A University of Wyoming Ph.D. candidate is the recipient of a prestigious award bestowed by the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM).

man with sedated polar bear Report Projects When Polar Bear Populations Will Begin to Collapse

July 20, 2020 — For the first time, scientists have answered the critical question of when the persistence of polar bear populations in different parts of the Arctic will be threatened due to sea ice loss from global warming.

man displaying a 3D printed mask Tyler Kerr Named UW Staff Employee of Second Quarter

July 20, 2020 — From his early experiments burying chicken bones in the backyard in a failed attempt to dig them up later as fossils, to taking apart the family’s old cathode-ray television to see how it works, Tyler Kerr has always thought of himself as a curious maker, scientist and educator.

UW McNair Scholars Undergraduate Virtual Research Symposium July 27

July 20, 2020 — The meaningful research will be the same, but the delivery of the program will change for the University of Wyoming’s 28th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium Monday, July 27.

UW Taps Helfgott as Interim AVP for Global Engagement

July 20, 2020 — The chair of the University of Wyoming’s Department of History and American Studies has been named UW’s interim associate vice provost for global engagement.

woman in facemask taking temperature of small child UW’s Early Care and Education Center Carries Forward Through Pandemic

July 20, 2020 — The Early Care and Education Center (ECEC) at the University of Wyoming was one of the earlier campus-based centers to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, even as some across the nation remain closed.

A&S Dean Finalist Presentations on Zoom

July 17, 2020 — Public presentations by the finalists for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences will be accessible via Zoom.

UW Survey: Majority of Wyomingites Support Local Mask Requirements

July 17, 2020 — A majority (56 percent) of Wyoming residents now say they would strongly or somewhat support local ordinances requiring face mask use in indoor public places, while 36 percent say they strongly or somewhat oppose such measures, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

head portrait of a man Dale Named Interim Dean of UW College of Arts and Sciences

July 16, 2020 — A longtime University of Wyoming Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty member has been named interim dean of UW’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Theobald, Mai, Kean Move into New Positions at UW

July 16, 2020 — With the start of the presidency of the University of Wyoming’s 28th President Ed Seidel, a number of changes have been made in the university’s administration.

UW Expands Face Covering Requirement to Campus Visitors

July 16, 2020 — Visitors to the University of Wyoming campus and other UW-owned facilities are required to wear face coverings, the university’s Board of Trustees has decided.

man standing with his suit jacket over his arm New UW President Plans 77 Days of Listening and Learning

July 15, 2020 — New University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel has spent the first two weeks of his presidency connecting with UW students, constituents and citizens of Wyoming. It’s an agenda he plans to continue in the weeks to come.

man with a camel UW Animal Science Graduate Puts Horse Sense to Work in California Zoo

July 15, 2020 — Long legs and big-lipped snout might not be how someone would commonly describe their kids, but it makes sense for University of Wyoming animal science graduate Tanner McClure.

Survey Finds Telehealth Use on the Rise in Wyoming

July 14, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented increase in the implementation of telehealth across Wyoming.

UW Arts and Sciences Dean Candidates to Visit, Make Virtual Presentations

July 14, 2020 — Finalists for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences have been identified, and they are scheduled to visit campus and participate in virtual public forums at UW beginning Monday, July 20

man leading a group of dancers in a dance studio UW Virtual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival July 15-18

July 14, 2020 — The 25th annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival (SRSDF) will be a virtual program July 15-18.

New Study Shows Rural Westerners Strongly Support Environmental Protections

July 13, 2020 — Rural voters in the American West have a strong commitment to environmental protections and conservation, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Wyoming, Duke University and the University of Rhode Island.

head portrait of a man UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Names New Recruiter

July 13, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science recently selected Alex Farley as the new recruiter in the college’s Susan McCormack Center for Student Success and Career Services.

draft horses pulling a wagon in a snow storm UW Extension Communications, Technology Office Receives Recognition

July 13, 2020 — Entries from the Office of Communications and Technology in University of Wyoming Extension recently received honors from the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE).

UW’s Construction Management Program Takes First Step in National Accreditation

July 13, 2020 — After a favorable recommendation, the University of Wyoming Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering’s Construction Management Program has received “candidate status” from the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE).

First COVID-19 Case Reported at UW

July 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has its first reported case of COVID-19. The case involves an employee of the university who believes he contracted the virus at a private appointment off campus.

Third Annual UW Blockchain Stampede Scheduled This Fall

July 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will host the third annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede event this fall as a virtual conference and expo experience to demonstrate its continued commitment to blockchain technology.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet July 15-16 Via Teleconference

July 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive reports on the university’s COVID-19 coronavirus response, Science Initiative programs and other issues during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday and Thursday, July 15-16.

two woman and two children in a classroom UW Trustees Education Initiative Brings Change to College of Education

July 10, 2020 — This fall will see entering elementary education students begin their journey toward becoming career-ready teachers under the new UW-E4 educator preparation model that is reshaping University of Wyoming College of Education programs.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Nonresident

July 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2020 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Resident

July 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2020 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

man looking at sample bottle in his hand UW Scientists Study Combining Pesticide Applications for Alfalfa Weevil Control

July 9, 2020 — University of Wyoming researchers are studying whether applying an insecticide early in the season and herbicide at the same time controls alfalfa weevils and helps prevent a field from becoming a buffet for pests and heartburn for farmers.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 13-19

July 9, 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.

New Analysis Finds Opportunities for Carbon Capture, Storage

July 8, 2020 — The Great Plains Institute (GPI) and the University of Wyoming’s Jeffrey Brown explore the planning of carbon dioxide transportation networks on a regional scale in a new analysis.

New UW College of Engineering Course Examines Vaccine Manufacturing

July 8, 2020 — Stages of vaccine production from discovery to commercialization are the focus of a new University of Wyoming Department of Chemical Engineering elective course, titled “Vaccine Manufacturing.”

UW’s Construction Management Program Receives Grant for Workforce Training

July 8, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Construction Management Program has received a $452,522 grant that will help support construction training in Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Nonresident

July 7, 2020 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2020 spring semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Resident

July 7, 2020 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2020 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

woman checking the ears of another woman UW Speech, Hearing Clinic Reopens to New Safety Restrictions and Appreciative Patients

July 7, 2020 — As the University of Wyoming plans to welcome back students to campus this fall, a top priority for the university’s restart is the health and safety of students, staff and faculty.

Ed Seidel, Jeff Linder and Barbara Sessions ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration July 21 in Afton

July 7, 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 Tuesday, July 21, in Star Valley.

Deana Maul and Marquita McNees Campbell, Carbon County 4-H Volunteers Receive Excellence Honors

July 6, 2020 — Dedicating their head, heart, hands and health (4-H), Deana Maul, of Campbell County, and Marquita McNees, of Carbon County, have received 4-H Salute to Excellence Awards.

head portrait of a woman UW College of Education Steps Up to Support Online Learning During COVID-19

July 6, 2020 — When the University of Wyoming, colleges and K-12 schools across the country transitioned to online instruction last spring, the UW College of Education stepped up to support its instructors, students and the larger K-12 state community.

UW Residence Halls Move-In Day Will Follow Staggered Schedule

July 6, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Residence Life and Dining Services Move-In Day for new and returning students attending classes on campus this fall will follow a staggered schedule to reduce large crowds and to allow for physical distancing.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester President’s Honor Roll: Nonresident

July 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2020 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester President’s Honor Roll: Resident

July 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2020 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

man in judge's robes UW College of Law Postpones Visit by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch

July 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Law has postponed the campus visit of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch amid the public health situation concerning the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 6-12

July 2, 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 College of Business Introduces Major, Minor in Professional Sales

July 1, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Business will launch this fall a Bachelor of Science in business degree with a major in professional sales, and a business minor in professional and technical selling.

UW Parking Permits Available for Students Today

July 1, 2020 — University of Wyoming parking permits for 2020-21 are available for purchase online at www.uwyo.edu/tps beginning today, July 1.

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