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2020 Releases


woman and man at dinner table with candle UW Benefits from Generosity of Don and Margaret Boyd

October 20, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has received a transformational estate gift from the late geology and geophysics Professor Donald Boyd, who passed away in April at the age of 92.

WIHR ‘Think and Drink’ Series Available on YouTube

October 20, 2020 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel and his partner Gabrielle Allen’s “Think and Drink” series discussion is now available on the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research’s (WIHR) YouTube channel.

head photo of a woman Jill Aldridge Named UW Employee of Third Quarter

October 19, 2020 — University of Wyoming colleagues of Jill Aldridge say her warm personality and efficiency in getting difficult tasks done make UW Residence Life and Dining Services (RLDS) successful for the campus community.

UW Jazz Ensemble Students Produce Musical Videos in Lieu of Live Performances

October 19, 2020 — COVID-19 has altered the way University of Wyoming Department of Music students perform for the public this semester.

Ed Seidel, Gerald Mattinson and Tim Painter ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Oct. 27 in Douglas

October 19, 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 Converse County during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Douglas.

man with papers and toy locusts UW Professor is Collegiate Peaks Forum Series Speaker Oct. 22

October 16, 2020 — University of Wyoming Professor Jeff Lockwood is the guest speaker for the virtual Collegiate Peaks Forum Series, based in Colorado, Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.

graphic of a facemask ‘Cowboys Can’ Reinforces Responsible Behavior in UW Community

October 16, 2020 — In order to maximize the opportunity for a successful in-person campus experience, the University of Wyoming has introduced a new campaign to encourage responsible behavior.

Seven COVID Cases in UW Sorority House Prompt Action

October 15, 2020 — Seven cases of COVID-19 have been detected in a sorority house at the University of Wyoming, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

UW to Implement Enhanced COVID-19 Testing Program Monday

October 15, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will move to the next stage of its COVID-19 testing program Monday, Oct. 19, stepping up efforts to limit the spread of the virus and maintain in-person student experiences as outlined in UW’s phased fall semester plan.

people in a large building putting together supplies UW Facilities Turned into Basecamps for Mullen Firefighters

October 14, 2020 — University of Wyoming facilities are being used as basecamps and shelter for personnel battling the Mullen fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Laramie.

head photo of a man UW’s Zhai Receives Two Grant Awards

October 14, 2020 — A University of Wyoming faculty chair recently received federal grants to research carbon capture and storage, and water savings at natural gas-fired power plants.

Laura Capasso and Beth Robitaille UW College of Health Sciences Educators Honored as Wyoming Women of Influence

October 13, 2020 — Two University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences educators have been honored as 2020 Wyoming Women of Influence by the Wyoming Business Report.

UW President Seidel to Speak in Humanities Virtual Program Oct. 15

October 13, 2020 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel and his partner, Professor Gabrielle Allen, are the guest speakers for the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research’s (WIHR) “Think and Drink” series of virtual discussions Thursday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m.

UW Survey Finds COVID-19 Anxiety in Wyoming on the Rise

October 13, 2020 — Wyoming residents are reporting more anxiety about the spread of COVID-19 in the state, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

UW’s Grana Teaches New Diversity Course in Geosciences

October 13, 2020 — Typically, when one thinks of a geoscientist, visions of an outdoorsy person come to mind. If you type in “geoscientist” photos on Google, a series of images pops up of students and researchers hiking in a canyon collecting rocks.

Four COVID Cases on UW Residence Hall Floor Prompt Action

October 12, 2020 — Four cases of COVID-19 have been detected on another floor of a residence hall at the University of Wyoming, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

UW Black Studies Center to Host Inaugural Webinar Oct. 13

October 12, 2020 — The newly formed Black Studies Center at the University of Wyoming will present its first webinar Tuesday, Oct. 13.

a man UW’s Tahmasebi Receives International 2020 Arie van Weelden Award

October 12, 2020 — Pejman Tahmasebi, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, is this year’s Arie van Weelden Award winner.

head photo of a man National Society of Black Engineers Leader to Speak in UW Event

October 9, 2020 — Karl Reid, executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and author of “Working Smarter, Not Just Harder: Three Sensible Strategies for Succeeding in College … and Life,” is the 2020 H.T. Person Distinguished Speaker for the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Oct. 14 Via Teleconference

October 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on the university’s COVID-19 coronavirus response during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14.

man with a viola UW Chamber Orchestra Presents Virtual Concert Oct. 11

October 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Chamber Orchestra will present a virtual concert Sunday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Theresa Bogard, John Fadial and Beth Vanderborgh UW Department of Music’s Fall Virtual Concert Series Continues Tonight

October 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Buchanan Baroque ensemble will present a livestreamed-only concert today (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Four COVID Cases on UW Residence Hall Floor Prompt Action

October 8, 2020 — Four cases of COVID-19 have been detected on another floor of a residence hall at the University of Wyoming, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Announces Finalists

October 8, 2020 — IMPACT 307, Sheridan’s business incubator, announced five finalists for the 2020 Sheridan Start-Up Challenge entrepreneur competition.

UW, CWC Collaborate to Recruit Native Students in Food Systems Program

October 8, 2020 — A more than half-million-dollar grant awarded for a collaborative project between the University of Wyoming and Central Wyoming College (CWC) will focus on recruiting more Native American students in food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences.

tree and flowers UW Biodiversity Institute Launches Global Vegetation Project

October 8, 2020 — Scottish American naturalist John Muir once said that “between every two pines, there is a doorway to a new world.”

head photo of a man UW President Seidel Featured on Wyoming PBS Program Friday

October 8, 2020 — An in-depth interview with University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel will air on the Wyoming PBS program “Wyoming Chronicle” Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.

Drive-Thru Flu Clinic at UW’s War Memorial Stadium Parking Lot Oct. 8

October 7, 2020 — An Albany County seasonal flu immunization point of dispensing (POD) event is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 8, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. in the east parking lot of the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium.

UW Alumni Association Plans Virtual Membership Appreciation

October 7, 2020 — The UW Alumni Association (UWAA) has transitioned its annual in-person membership appreciation event to have virtual components this fall. The virtual offerings will be available beginning Monday, Nov. 2.

three people playing video games in a gymnasium UW Esports Club to Host Biannual LAN Tournament Oct. 24

October 6, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Esports Club is virtually hosting the biannual local area network (LAN) gaming tournament Saturday, Oct. 24.

Additional UW Budget Reduction Listening Sessions Scheduled

October 5, 2020 — Three additional listening sessions have been scheduled for University of Wyoming staff members to provide input to the university’s Budget Reduction Working Group (BRWG).

Beau Clark, Faith Hoffman and Jase Staudt UW Cowgirls Complete Season Sweep; Cowboys Second in Final Rodeo

October 5, 2020 — A perfect fall season turned in by the University of Wyoming women’s rodeo team solidified the Cowgirls as the team to beat when the spring schedule rolls around next March.

UW Introduces New Tool for College-Seeking Students and Their Families

October 5, 2020 — With so many things to consider during the college search process, it can be difficult for students and families to know where to start. The University of Wyoming has implemented a program to eliminate the guesswork.

UW Libraries Extends Deadline to Submit Alternative Textbook Grant Proposals

October 5, 2020 — University of Wyoming Libraries has extended the deadline to submit alternative textbook grant proposals for the next round of 2020-21 funding to Friday, Oct. 30.

UW Offers Mobile App to Order Food from Campus Dining Locations

October 5, 2020 — UWyo Eats, a mobile ordering app, is now available for University of Wyoming community members to order ahead and skip the line for pickup at campus dining locations.

magazine cover UWyo Magazine Features First-Ever Eat and Drink Theme

October 5, 2020 — For the first time in the magazine’s history, the fall 2020 issue of UWyo features an eat and drink theme -- “Food for Thought” -- celebrating the University of Wyoming’s alumni chefs, winemakers and brewers.

COVID Cases Among Freshman Football Players Result in UW Actions

October 2, 2020 — Eleven cases of COVID-19 and close contacts among the University of Wyoming’s freshman football players have prompted the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

group of people around a large pig UW Livestock Judging Team Sweeps Team Categories

October 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming livestock judging team won all six team categories at the Casper College fall contest last weekend after six months with no contests due to COVID-19 concerns.

color-coded map of Rocky Mountain region states UW Professor Receives $8 Million Federal Grant to Monitor Snowpack, Soil Moisture in Upper Missouri River Basin

October 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has received a five-year, $8 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to establish a network of stations to monitor snowpack and soil moisture throughout the plains areas of the Upper Missouri River Basin. The goal is to help predict and prevent future flooding in these areas.

head photo of a man UW Scientist Discovers Genes Directing Hectic Cellular Expressways

October 2, 2020 — Mutants and a superpower used by a University of Wyoming molecular biologist led to discovering certain genes implicated in cancer, genetic diseases and birth defects can serve as traffic cops directing complex transportation superhighways inside cells.

UW Student Virtual Town Hall Monday

October 2, 2020 — University of Wyoming students will learn about resources to help them navigate the unusual fall semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic during a virtual town-hall meeting Monday, Oct. 5, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Student Flu Shot Location Change to Union Gardens

October 1, 2020 — Flu shots only for University of Wyoming students will be available Friday, Oct. 2. The location has been changed to the Wyoming Union Gardens instead of the Wyoming Union West Ballroom.

woman working at computer UW Libraries-Led Project Adds First Set of Wyoming Newspapers to National Database

October 1, 2020 — The Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project, led by University of Wyoming Libraries, has added its first batch of historical newspapers to the Chronicling America database.

man standing beside desk with computer UW Student Completes Virtual Internship with NASA

October 1, 2020 — Jason Fantl, a University of Wyoming senior, spent the summer participating in a virtual internship with NASA’s Glenn Research Center.

Man examining something in his hand UW’s Cheadle Part of Group That Discovered Volcano on Indian Ocean Seafloor

October 1, 2020 — Michael Cheadle recently had the opportunity to view a large volcano up close. The novelty is that it was underwater.

COVID Cases Among Wrestling Team Result in UW Actions

September 30, 2020 — Six cases of COVID-19 and several close contacts among the University of Wyoming’s wrestling team have prompted the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

head photo of woman Livestock, Wildlife Health Focus of UW Position

September 30, 2020 — The Riverbend Endowed Professor of Wildlife-Livestock Health position at the University of Wyoming has the potential to have an immense benefit on the state’s livestock and wildlife, says the faculty member appointed to the position.

Release Time Granted for UW Budget Reduction Listening Sessions

September 30, 2020 — President Ed Seidel has granted an hour of release time for University of Wyoming employees to participate in virtual and limited in-person listening sessions hosted by UW’s Budget Reduction Working Group (BRWG).

man surfing on whitewater river UW Haub School to Host Virtual Screening of Mountainfilm on Tour Series Oct. 8-9

September 30, 2020 — Environmental and outdoor adventure films and documentaries will be presented virtually during the Mountainfilm on Tour series Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8-9.

UW Named Peace Corps Prep Partner School

September 30, 2020 — University of Wyoming undergraduate students interested in international volunteer service will soon have an opportunity to earn a certificate from the Peace Corps.

Michael Griffith and Nicole Riner UW Symphony to Offer Distanced, Masked, Livestreamed Concert

September 30, 2020 — How does a symphony orchestra perform in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Flu Shots for UW Students Available Oct. 2

September 29, 2020 — Flu shots only for University of Wyoming students will be available in the Wyoming Union West Ballroom Friday, Oct. 2.

logo for event UW Art Museum, American Studies Program to Host Virtual Symposium in October

September 29, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum and American Studies Program will host a series of talks, presentations and art activations during October in conjunction with the exhibition “Moving Walls: Heart Mountain Barracks in the Big Horn Basin.”

UW Community Invited to Virtual Wyoming Cybersecurity Conference

September 29, 2020 — As part of Cybersecurity Month, the University of Wyoming community is invited to participate in the 2020 virtual Wyoming Cybersecurity Conference Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 5-7.

head photo of a man UW’s Bodily Receives WNA 2020 Inspiring Our Future Nurses Award

September 29, 2020 — David Bodily is this year’s recipient of the Wyoming Nurses Association’s (WNA) Inspiring Our Future Nurses Award, given annually to a WNA member nursing instructor who has been a positive influence on the future nurses of Wyoming.

New Black Studies Center Opens at UW

September 28, 2020 — A new Black Studies Center that focuses on advancing the accurate histories of Black people has opened this fall at the University of Wyoming.

Six Employee Network Groups Open to UW Campus Community

September 28, 2020 — Six employee-led groups whose memberships are typically based on specific demographic or social identities are being offered this fall through the University of Wyoming’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

UW American Heritage Center Wins Grant to Help History Day Students

September 28, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) has received $180,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help supply primary sources to middle and high school students competing in Wyoming History Day.

Faith Hoffman, Seth Peterson, Donny Proffit and Jase Staudt UW Rodeo Teams Pull Away from Regional Pack

September 28, 2020 — With a week to go in the fall Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) season, both University of Wyoming rodeo teams are the clear leaders in their respective divisions.

Casper Event to Feature UW Athletics Director, Men’s Basketball Coach

September 25, 2020 — University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman and men’s basketball Coach Jeff Linder will be among the speakers during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Casper.

poster for competition Team Registration Opens for 21st Annual UW Entrepreneurship Competition

September 25, 2020 — The registration period for teams to enter the University of Wyoming’s 21st annual John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition is now open and runs through Friday, Oct. 23. The UW College of Business hosts the student event.

UW Set to Move to Phase 3 of Fall Return Monday

September 25, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will move to Phase 3 of its fall return plan Monday, with more on-campus classes and activities -- along with heightened efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.

overhead view of building UW’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center to Open Sept. 28

September 25, 2020 — Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Wyoming will reopen with limited hours and modified services beginning Monday, Sept. 28.

COVID Cases Among Cheer Team Result in UW Actions

September 24, 2020 — Three positive cases of COVID-19 and several close contacts among the cheer team in the University of Wyoming Department of Athletics have prompted the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.

head photo of a man UW College of Agriculture Graduates Seize Niche Industry Opportunities

September 24, 2020 — What do a meat connoisseur, a Western fashionista and a multimedia guru all have in common?

Healthier Lifestyles Competition Program Launches Through UW Extension

September 23, 2020 — A free eight-week, team-based health program to increase physical activity and improve eating habits begins Sunday, Oct. 11, offered through University of Wyoming Extension.

UW Develops a ‘Build the Future’ Volunteer Course for Students

September 23, 2020 — Seventy University of Wyoming students are enrolled in a new course -- with a volunteer service focus -- to help the UW campus and the Laramie community move forward during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

UW Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Virtual Panel to Discuss Quantum Entanglement

September 23, 2020 — The third annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede will have two new roundtable events to discuss “Quantum Entanglement -- Emergent Impact.” The roundtables will explore economic diversity in Wyoming.

Ed Seidel and Abram Pearce ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Oct. 9 in Pinedale

September 23, 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 Sublette County during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Friday, Oct. 9, in Pinedale.

man riding a camel UW Army ROTC Cadet Receives National Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Achievement Award

September 22, 2020 — Mathew Waugh, a senior at the University of Wyoming, is the first UW Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet to receive the prestigious Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement Award.

UW Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Opens with Gov. Mark Gordon Sept. 23

September 22, 2020 — The Wyoming Blockchain Stampede opening ceremonies begin Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 8 a.m. for people to experience the event’s free virtual environment.

UW’s Outdoor Program, Campus Recreation to Screen ‘Abandoned!’ Sept. 25

September 22, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Outdoor Program and Campus Recreation will virtually screen the free film “Abandoned!” Friday, Sept. 25, from 6-6:25 p.m.

three photos of a woman in pink against a pink art background Lindsay Linton Buk’s ‘Women in Wyoming’ Exhibition to Open at UW Art Museum Sept. 29

September 21, 2020 — “Women in Wyoming: Portraits and Interviews of Women Who Shape the West,” a multimedia exhibition by Wyoming artist Lindsay Linton Buk, will open at the University of Wyoming Art Museum Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Three UW Personnel Selected to Laramie’s ‘20 Under 40’ List

September 21, 2020 — Three University of Wyoming employees were selected to the latest “20 Under 40” class that recognizes Laramie’s top young professionals.

screenshot of a zoom meeting UW Department of Theatre and Dance Opens Production Season with Virtual Comedy

September 21, 2020 — In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the show must indeed go on.

a woman standing in front of a background of green leaves UW Libraries to Host Lift Every Voice Poetry Programs in October

September 21, 2020 — University of Wyoming Libraries is partnering with the Albany County Public Library (ACPL) to offer a series of events to celebrate African American poetry in October.

UWPD Cancels Annual Auction

September 21, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) has canceled its annual found property auction. The event was scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 30.

UW Records Smaller Enrollment Decrease Than Expected Amid Pandemic

September 21, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant decrease in enrollment of out-of-state freshmen at the University of Wyoming this fall, but an increase in graduate/professional students and relatively strong numbers of in-state students have kept UW’s overall enrollment decline to a small percentage

Chadron Coffield and Faith Hoffman UW Women Dominate LCCC Rodeo; Cowboys Second

September 21, 2020 — This time, it was the University of Wyoming women’s rodeo team to dominate a rodeo.

‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration in Douglas Postponed

September 21, 2020 — Concerns related to an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Converse County and local schools have prompted the postponement of the University of Wyoming’s “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration in Douglas.

COVID Cases in UW College of Law Prompt Closure, Other Actions

September 18, 2020 — Six cases of COVID-19 have been detected among students in the University of Wyoming’s College of Law in the last week, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, faculty and staff and the broader community.

view of building UW Art Museum to Reopen to Public Sept. 29

September 18, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will reopen to the public Tuesday, Sept. 29.

man using lab equipment UW Faculty Members Lead Research on Phase Behavior of Fluids Confined in Nanoporous Media

September 18, 2020 — Two University of Wyoming researchers are leading a team that is studying phase behavior of nanoconfined pure fluids and fluid mixtures that are crucial for recovery mechanisms in ultratight shale oil reservoirs, where nanopores represent a majority of the total pores.

mountain lion UW Researchers Hone Computer Models to Identify Animals in Photos

September 18, 2020 — University of Wyoming researchers once again have advanced artificial intelligence technology to identify images of wild animals from camera-trap photographs in North America.

UW Survey Finds Less Concern About COVID-19

September 18, 2020 — Wyoming residents are increasingly comfortable attending outdoor public events and less concerned about the spread of COVID-19, but a strong majority say they still wear face protection in indoor public places, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

head photo of a man UW’s Boothby to Join Story Time from International Space Station

September 18, 2020 — A University of Wyoming molecular biologist will participate in a “Story Time from Space” episode -- beamed from the International Space Station -- Monday, Sept. 21.

woman Crawford Appointed Permanent Director of UW Art Museum

September 17, 2020 — Nicole Crawford has been appointed director of the University of Wyoming Art Museum, following approval by the UW Board of Trustees during its meeting today (Thursday). Crawford, the longtime curator of collections, had been interim director since February.

UW, Western Research Institute to Complete Separation

September 17, 2020 — A longtime effort to separate the governance of the Western Research Institute (WRI) from the University of Wyoming has reached finality, following action today (Thursday) by the UW Board of Trustees.

UW Homecoming to Have Virtual Components

September 17, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s 2020 Homecoming schedule will have virtual activities from Saturday, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 17. UniWyo Federal Credit Union sponsors Homecoming this fall.

UW Trustees Allow Access on Newly Acquired Pilot Hill Parcels

September 17, 2020 — The first steps toward integration of University of Wyoming-owned property into a management plan for the Pilot Hill Project are underway, following action by the UW Board of Trustees.

UW Trustees to Receive Budget Reduction Plan in November

September 17, 2020 — The University of Wyoming administration will develop a $42.3 million biennial budget reduction plan for the Board of Trustees to consider at its November meeting, following action by the board today (Thursday).

girl crouching by stream with dam analog UW Wyoming Science Fair Student from Cheyenne Among Finalists in Prestigious Competition

September 17, 2020 — For the first time ever, a Wyoming student is among 30 nationwide finalists in the Broadcom MASTERS, the nation’s premier STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) competition for middle school students.

Columnist to Speak in UW Humanities Virtual Program Sept. 17

September 16, 2020 — Nicholas Kristof, an American journalist, author and New York Times columnist, will be the featured speaker in the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (WIHR) “Think and Drink” series of virtual discussions Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m.

Committee Appointed for UW Provost Search

September 16, 2020 — A 24-member committee has been appointed to conduct a national search for the provost/vice president for academic affairs at the University of Wyoming.

UW Develops Set of Indicators, Tactics to Guide COVID-19 Decisions

September 16, 2020 — As the University of Wyoming moves forward with its phased return plan for the fall semester, it has developed a set of indicators to be monitored daily to inform decisions related to COVID-19.

UW Involvement Fest Goes Virtual Sept. 17

September 16, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Involvement Fest will take place virtually Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4-7 p.m.

Ed Seidel, Jeff Linder and Marci Bramlet ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Sept. 30 in Casper

September 16, 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 Natrona County during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Casper.

UW Hosts North American Online Conference on Leadership, Culture and Inequalities

September 15, 2020 — “Global Leadership Crisis, Rising Inequalities and Culture Wars: Contestations of the Liberal Script in North America” is the focus of a virtual conference this week at the University of Wyoming.

UW to Host ‘Confronting Racism’ Town Hall Sept. 29

September 15, 2020 — The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Wyoming is hosting a series of town-hall professional development programs this semester.

UW Adopts Voluntary App for COVID Exposure Notification

September 14, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has adopted the state of Wyoming’s voluntary COVID-19 exposure notification smartphone app, Care19 Alert.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Sept. 16-17

September 14, 2020 — Updates on the University of Wyoming’s COVID-19 response, fall semester enrollment and state budget reductions are on the agenda for the UW Board of Trustees during its regular meeting Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 16-17.

Faith Hoffman, Austin Hurlburt, Taylour Latham and Donny Proffit UW Cowboys Open with Record-Setting Performance; Cowgirls Also First

September 14, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Cowboys opened the fall season with a record-setting outing at the Chadron State College rodeo, while the Cowgirls also rolled to the women’s team title.

UW Emerges from Pause, Moves to Phase 2 of Fall Return Plan

September 14, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will resume its phased fall return plan Tuesday, following a nearly two-week pause that helped stem an outbreak of COVID-19 among the campus community.

UW Encourages Students, Employees to Observe Constitution Day Sept. 17

September 14, 2020 — The University of Wyoming encourages students, faculty and staff to observe Constitution Day, the annual federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution.

logos for UW Wyrkshop and Wyoming Workforce UW Innovation Wyrkshop Partners with Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for Statewide Satellite Makerspaces Project

September 14, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Innovation Wyrkshop will expand across the state with five new Innovation Wyrkshop mini-makerspaces -- aimed at high school students and young adults with disabilities -- thanks to $175,000 from Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Pre-Employment Training Funds.

UW Researchers, Colleague Receive Grant for COVID-19 Testing

September 14, 2020 — Two University of Wyoming researchers and a colleague recently received a grant to develop a diagnostic assay for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. They also will test for antibodies to the virus in human samples.

UW’s Education Abroad Hosts Virtual Fair This Week

September 14, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Education Abroad is sponsoring a virtual education abroad fair today (Monday) through Friday, Sept. 18.

No Indications of Outbreak in Latest UW COVID-19 Cases

September 11, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has received reports of four positive cases of COVID-19 since 5 p.m. Thursday -- two students and two employees.

people standing outside a building UW College of Business Recognizes Cheyenne Accounting Firm as Gold Level Partner

September 11, 2020 — The Cheyenne certified public accountant (CPA) firm of McGee, Hearne and Paiz (MHP) LLP is the University of Wyoming College of Business’ first Business Partners Recognition Program Gold Level partner.

plant specimen UW Researcher Contributes to Study That Shows Plant Extinction is More Common Than Previously Realized

September 11, 2020 — A University of Wyoming researcher contributed to a paper that revealed extinction of plants in North America is more common than previously known.

man sitting at a computer UW Professor Receives NSF Grant for Research Equipment to Study Underground Civil Infrastructure, Energy Resources

September 10, 2020 — One of the most pressing challenges currently facing the state of Wyoming is energy transition, according to Kam Ng, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. However, he says his current equipment cannot fully simulate subsurface conditions and meet current research demands.

UW Students Can Withdraw, Receive Full Refund Through Sept. 15

September 10, 2020 — With the pause to the University of Wyoming’s fall return plan extending until Monday, students will have the opportunity to withdraw and receive a full refund of tuition and fees through Tuesday, Sept. 15.

UW Waits for Testing Data, Moves Toward Resumption of Fall Return Plan

September 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming is awaiting results of its bridge testing of on-campus employees and students this week, but no students have tested positive for COVID-19 at the UW Student Health Service clinic since Tuesday.

statue of a t-rex wearing a facemask UW’s American Heritage Center Wants Wyomingites’ Coronavirus Stories

September 10, 2020 — The American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming is continuing to collect experiences and thoughts of the state’s residents, including UW and associated communities, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UW’s Center on Aging Offers Healthy U Workshop This Fall

September 10, 2020 — The Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA), located at the University of Wyoming, is offering a free workshop for people with chronic health conditions and their caregivers.

Ed Seidel, Gerald Mattinson and Timothy Painter ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Sept. 24 in Douglas

September 10, 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 Converse County during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration Thursday, Sept. 24, in Douglas.

UW Extends Fall Return Pause Until Monday

September 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has extended the pause of its phased fall return plan until Monday to gather additional data about the prevalence of COVID-19 infection among the UW community.

woman standing outdoors with herd of horses behind her UW Studies How Gut Microbiome in Free-Roaming Horses Adapts to Environments

September 9, 2020 — A University of Wyoming rangeland ecology master’s student is examining the gut microbiome in free-roaming horses and how it adapts to different environments and diets, and if certain microbiome communities create a better body condition score.

UW’s IMPACT 307 Launches New Website

September 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s IMPACT 307 has launched its new website, a culmination of the organization’s recent rebrand from the Wyoming Technology Business Center to IMPACT 307 earlier this summer.

UW’s Outdoor Program, Campus Recreation Host Virtual Screening of No Man’s Land Film Festival

September 9, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Outdoor Program and Campus Recreation are hosting a virtual showing of the No Man’s Land Film Festival (NMLFF) Friday, Sept. 11.

Deer standing in a field International Study Gets at the Root of What Makes Deer Migrate

September 8, 2020 — From the Rocky Mountains to the Alps, the question of whether a deer population migrates can be answered by how springtime comes to the landscapes the deer occupy.

New York Times Columnist to Speak in UW Humanities Virtual Program

September 8, 2020 — American journalist, author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will be a speaker in the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (WIHR) “Think and Drink” series of virtual discussions Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m.

United Way Seeks UW Employees’ Support

September 8, 2020 — University of Wyoming employees can help meet the United Way of Albany County’s (UWAC) $150,000 campaign goal for UW when the annual campaign kicks off Friday, Sept. 11.

UW Alumni Association Accepting Information Items for Virtual Homecoming Schedule

September 8, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is gathering information for the 2020 virtual Homecoming schedule.

two people in a lab UW Alumnus James Francis Part of Theraneutrics’ Pursuit of Gout Probiotic

September 8, 2020 — Approximately 34.5 million people worldwide, including 9.2 million people in the United States, suffer from gout, an excruciatingly painful condition in which needle-like uric acid crystals form in joints.

UW Operations Outlines Recommended Cold Weather Procedures

September 8, 2020 — With low temperatures forecast for today (Tuesday) and tomorrow in Laramie, University of Wyoming Operations has issued recommendations to ensure safety and security in all buildings during lengthy closures or anticipated periods of extremely cold weather.

UW Reports Seven New COVID-19 Cases; 23 Students in Quarantine on Campus

September 8, 2020 — The University of Wyoming reported seven new cases of COVID-19 among students today (Tuesday) -- four of whom were exhibiting symptoms of the infection. Six are off campus, one on campus.

UW Staff Senate Accepts Employee of the Third Quarter Nominations

September 8, 2020 — The deadline to nominate someone for the University of Wyoming Employee of the Third Quarter is Friday, Sept. 11.

UW to Offer Free Language, Culture Courses Via Zoom This Fall

September 8, 2020 — The World Language and Culture Program (WLCP) at the University of Wyoming will offer 13 nonformal world language and culture courses free via Zoom this semester.

UW’s Big Event Program Canceled This Fall

September 8, 2020 — The Big Event at the University of Wyoming has been canceled, according to the Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office. The annual program was originally scheduled Saturday, Oct. 10.

man riding in a car Famed UW Archaeologist George Frison Dies at 95

September 7, 2020 — George Frison, a Worland native and University of Wyoming graduate who achieved international acclaim as an archaeologist during a lengthy career as a UW faculty member, died Sunday, Sept. 6, in Laramie. He was 95.

UW Reports 20 New COVID-19 Cases Over Labor Day Weekend

September 7, 2020 — The University of Wyoming reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 over the Labor Day weekend, nine of them students who were exhibiting symptoms of the infection.

UW Rodeo Teams to Open Fall Season at Chadron State This Weekend

September 7, 2020 — There won’t be any NCAA Division I sports this fall at the University of Wyoming, but both the Cowboys and Cowgirls rodeo teams will have the opportunity to compete when the season begins this weekend at the Chadron State College rodeo.

Active COVID-19 Cases at UW Rise to 47 Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

September 4, 2020 — The University of Wyoming reported a significant increase in cases of COVID-19 infection this week, with at least eight new cases today (Friday) and a total of 34 in the past four days.

Man in suit with jacket over his arm A Message from the President: A Crucial Weekend for Our University

September 4, 2020 — Dear members of the UW community: Most years, the Labor Day weekend provides an extra day of respite at the start of the fall semester, helping ease the transition to the academic year while enjoying time with family and friends and engaging in a wide variety of activities. Unfortunately, that’s not the case this year.

two men posing together Exceptional UW Alum Supports Exceptional Students

September 4, 2020 — John Clay has always supported excellence. He has quietly and consistently done more, been more and given more. That’s why his support of the University of Wyoming Honors College is so appropriate.

President Authorizes Two New Personal Days in Light of Labor Day Change

September 4, 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. To help make up for the loss of that holiday, President Ed Seidel has authorized two additional personal days for all UW employees, to be used before the end of this calendar year.

Process Allows UW Students to Withdraw, Receive Full Refund

September 4, 2020 — The course add/drop deadline for the fall semester at the University of Wyoming was Wednesday, Sept. 2, but students still have the opportunity to withdraw and receive a full refund of tuition and fees.

girl standing with poster Three UW Wyoming Science Fair Students Advance to Final 300 of Broadcom MASTERS

September 4, 2020 — For the first time ever, three Wyoming middle school students -- all female -- advanced to the top 300 applicants of Broadcom MASTERS, the nation’s premier STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) competition for middle school students.

UW Northern Arapaho Scholarship Fund Reaches $100,000

September 4, 2020 — The Sky People Higher Education Scholarship at the University of Wyoming has reached $100,000, thanks to Sky People Higher Education, the Northern Arapaho Business Council and an anonymous donor.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Pause

September 3, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has posted a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding its current pause to the phased fall semester return plan on UW’s website.

More COVID Cases Tied to Weekend Gatherings Reported at UW

September 3, 2020 — After seven University of Wyoming students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 tested positive for the virus Wednesday, prompting a five-day pause to UW’s phased fall return plan, three have tested positive so far today (Thursday).

Reinette Tendore and Caskey Russell Tendore, Russell Assume New Roles in UW Native American Programs

September 3, 2020 — The director of the University of Wyoming’s Native American Program for the past three years has been named as program director of UW’s Native American Education, Research and Cultural Center (NAERCC).

head portrait of a woman Thunström Finds Supportive Environment at UW

September 3, 2020 — At age 14, Linda Thunström left her home country of Sweden for her first language trip to southern France. She traveled alone, spending a full month abroad.

UW College of Business building UW Economists Awarded Fellowships for COVID-19 Research

September 3, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Business has awarded McMurry Summer Research Fellowships to economists Linda Thunström and David Finnoff, in recognition of their outstanding research in the COVID-19 health crisis.

head portrait of a man UW’s Finnoff Draws Inspiration from McMurrys

September 3, 2020 — When David Finnoff, recipient of the University of Wyoming College of Business McMurry Summer Research Fellowship, was introduced to Mick and Susie McMurry in the mid-1990s, he knew right away he was in the company of an extraordinary couple.

UW COVID-19 Cases Trigger Pause to Fall Semester Return Plan

September 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has paused its phased fall return plan for a five-day period to more fully assess the prevalence of COVID-19 infection among the UW community.

UWAA Changes Release Date of Recorded Women’s Leadership Recognition Celebration

September 1, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) has rescheduled the release of its recorded women’s leadership recognition event to Thursday, Sept. 3. The release date previously was scheduled Saturday, Sept. 5.

people walking on a trail in a forest UW Haub School Receives Support for Training and Leadership Program

September 1, 2020 — A gift of $100,000 to the University of Wyoming from Dr. Tom and Debbe Spicer, of Rock Springs, will support the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, including the Ruckelshaus Institute’s Collaboration Program in Natural Resources.

man working on a rock face UW Receives NSF Grant to Study Connections Among Bedrock, Water and Life at Earth’s Surface

September 1, 2020 — Thanks to a $5.33 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, researchers from the University of Wyoming and eight other universities will focus on connections among rock, water and life at Earth’s surface.

UW Reports Positive Cases, Quarantines from Off-Campus Gatherings

September 1, 2020 — Off-campus gatherings involving University of Wyoming students have resulted in at least seven positive cases of COVID-19 infection and caused 47 students to be quarantined since Monday.

Merav Ben-David and Laura Capasso Two UW Employees Nominated as Wyoming Women of Influence

August 31, 2020 — Two University of Wyoming employees have been nominated for this year’s Wyoming Women of Influence award through the Wyoming Business Report.

man leaning over machinery UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Student Makerspace Undergoes Rebranding

August 31, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Student Innovation Center has rebranded itself as the Innovation Wyrkshop.

Dario Grana, Dan McCoy, Andrew Parsekian, Rachel Sailor, Amy Spiker and Valerie Thompson-Ebanks UW Faculty Fellows Selected for Academic Year

August 31, 2020 — Six University of Wyoming employees will participate in the Academic Affairs Faculty Fellows Program during the 2020-21 academic year.

UW Half Acre to Provide Virtual Programs Until Sept. 28 Reopening

August 31, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center is offering online programs this semester until the return of employees and students to campus later next month.

UW Libraries Requests Volunteers for Café of Poetry Readings Event

August 31, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Libraries is offering a free virtual program series about African American poetry and is seeking volunteers to read poems for the Café of Poetry Readings event in October.

UW Reports Seven New COVID-19 Cases in Past Five Days; Active Cases Decline

August 31, 2020 — Seven cases of COVID-19 have been detected among members of the University of Wyoming community in the past five days, all but one of them off campus.

UW Sets Parameters for Potential Pause to Fall Semester Plan

August 31, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has established the parameters for pausing its phased fall return plan in the event of a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.

UW Students Compile Largest-Ever Catalog of Quasars

August 31, 2020 — A group of University of Wyoming students put together the largest quasar catalog to date as part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Quasar broad emission line regions are the clouds of hot, ionized gas that surround the supermassive black holes feeding in the centers of galaxies.

UW’s Wind River Startup Challenge to Launch Sept. 1

August 31, 2020 — Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribal members will soon have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a chance to receive startup funding from a $25,000 seed fund.

Op-Ed: Wyoming State Science Fair Opens Doors of Opportunity

August 28, 2020 — The Wyoming State Science Fair (WSSF), an outreach program of the University of Wyoming since 1998, opens otherwise inaccessible opportunities for Wyoming middle and high school students.

people working in a lab UW Research Targets Horn Fly Scourge Variables

August 28, 2020 — Two cows. Same University of Wyoming McGuire Ranch pasture northeast of Laramie near Sybille Canyon.

UW’s Wyoming Institute for Disabilities Awards Health Grants

August 28, 2020 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), located in the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences, awarded two grants to research projects focusing on the health and well-being of Wyoming residents.

Site Near Gillette Chosen for Demonstration Project Involving UW, Partners

August 27, 2020 — A pilot-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing emissions and the cost of electricity will proceed at Black Hills Energy’s Wyodak coal mine near Gillette. The University of Wyoming is part of the project team collaborating to advance flameless, pressurized oxy-fuel (FPO) technology.

Mars Curiousity Rover UW Planetarium Open for Private Events Beginning Sept. 8, Public Shows Later

August 27, 2020 — Since mid-March, the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium has been dark. There has been no sun, moon or stars since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of planned programming in the venue during the spring and summer.

group of people posing outside wearing white medical coats WWAMI Medical Education Program Welcomes New Class During UW Phased Reopening

August 27, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s WWAMI Medical Education Program welcomed its 23rd class of new medical students Monday, Aug. 17. The medical students are among one of the first cohorts of students coming to the Laramie campus as part of UW’s phased reopening during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Information Session for UW People Managers Thursday

August 26, 2020 — University of Wyoming people managers will have an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of UW leaders during an information session via Zoom this week.

Town-Hall Meeting Thursday for Laramie Community on UW Fall Return Plan

August 26, 2020 — Members of the Laramie community will have an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the University of Wyoming’s phased return plan for the fall semester during a virtual town-hall meeting Thursday, Aug. 27, at 5:30 p.m.

woman standing in a field Two UW Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

August 26, 2020 — Theodora Zastrocky will research supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies, while Hannah Rodgers will look at things a little closer to Earth, specifically examining soil microbiology.

UW Esports Club Schedules Digital ‘Border War’ Competition

August 26, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Esports Club is competing in the “Esports Border War,” a rendition of the 120-year-old rivalry between UW and Colorado State University (CSU), Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 29-30.

UW Reports Seven New COVID-19 Cases in Past Six Days; Active Cases at 30

August 26, 2020 — Seven cases of COVID-19 have been detected among members of the University of Wyoming community in the past six days, all of them off campus.

Private Giving to UW Holds Steady for 2020

August 24, 2020 — Private support to the University of Wyoming held steady over the past fiscal year despite unprecedented global economic shifts and the COVID-19 pandemic.

UW Faculty Members Can Be Added to Experts List

August 24, 2020 — 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

August 24, 2020 — 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.

Transit Services Restart Plan Schedule for Fall Semester at UW

August 21, 2020 — Many changes have been made over the summer in response to COVID-19 for UWYO Roundup Transit Services this fall at the University of Wyoming.

Alex Buerkle, Sarah Collins, Daniel Laughlin, Lauren Shoemaker and Christopher Weiss-Lehman UW Data Science Team Leads $6 Million NSF Grant to Build, Test Computational Models

August 21, 2020 — Dramatic increases in the scale and availability of data are profoundly reshaping the life sciences. As a result, data acquisition and availability -- from DNA sequencers to environmental sensors to parallel global studies -- are outpacing the capacity for analysis, including the development of models that represent knowledge of biological processes.

Random-Sample Testing for Those on UW Campus Begins Today

August 20, 2020 — With the start of the fall semester Monday, Aug. 24, the University of Wyoming will move to the next stage of its COVID-19 testing program.

UW Announces Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Events Scheduled This Fall

August 20, 2020 — A startup qualifier competition, a developers conference and a public meeting to draft legislation are among events planned during the third annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, hosted by the University of Wyoming.

UW Pre-Return Testing Sets Stage for Safe Semester

August 20, 2020 — Pre-return testing of over 10,000 University of Wyoming students and employees has detected a total of 61 cases of COVID-19, as the fall semester is set to begin Monday, Aug. 24, under a phased approach.

screenshot of virtual learning group UW TEI and College of Education Aim to Improve Quality of K-12 Online Learning with Free Workshop

August 20, 2020 — Teachers and school districts across the nation have spent the last several weeks preparing for the coming school year. While many schools will start in-person classes, others are preparing for online or hybrid delivery as a precaution during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

UW to Launch COVID Learning Plan for Leaders

August 20, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will soon launch the COVID Learning Plan for Leaders accessible through the Employee LearnCenter.

UW to Launch COVID Pass Tool Monday

August 20, 2020 — Starting Monday, Aug. 24, the University will launch UW COVID Pass, a health screening tool that will be accessible through WyoWeb.

Information Sessions for UW Staff Thursday, Faculty Friday

August 19, 2020 — University of Wyoming employees will have an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of UW leaders during information sessions via Zoom this week.

North UW Education Parking Lot to Convert to Lab School Drop-Off/Pick-Up Loop

August 19, 2020 — Before classes begin Monday, Aug. 24, the parking lot north of the University of Wyoming’s College of Education Building will be converted from “A” parking to a designated drop-off and pick-up loop for the UW Lab School.

head photo of a woman UW President Seidel Taps Ivanoff as Chief of Staff

August 19, 2020 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel has selected an accomplished administrator with a deep understanding of Wyoming and its university to join his cabinet as chief of staff.

UW Survey: Mask Use in Wyoming on the Rise

August 19, 2020 — A majority -- 61 percent -- of Wyoming residents say they have changed their daily routines by now wearing personal protective equipment, such as face masks, in public because of the coronavirus.

Head photo of a woman UW’s Krutka Speaks at Senate Committee Field Hearing

August 19, 2020 — The executive director of the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) laid out UW’s efforts to drive innovation and deployment of climate-focused technologies during a U.S. Senate committee field hearing today (Wednesday) in Gillette.

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