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2020 Releases


UW Cross-Discipline Academic Writing Fellows Program Available for Academic Year

August 10, 2020 — Applications for the inaugural University of Wyoming Cross-Discipline Academic Writing Fellows (UWAWF) program – offered by the Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program -- are now being accepted for the 2020-21 academic year.

UW Postpones Town-Hall Meetings for Faculty, Students

August 10, 2020 — Town-hall meetings for University of Wyoming students and faculty members scheduled for early this week have been postponed.

UW Sales Program Named Top Program for Fourth Consecutive Year

August 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Center for Professional Selling recently was recognized by the Sales Education Foundation magazine as a “Top Sales Program” for sales education for the fourth consecutive year.

Grants Available to Adult Learners at UW, Community Colleges

August 7, 2020 — Adults who are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19 are now eligible for a grant to pay for education at the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Aug. 12 Via Teleconference

August 7, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on some aspects of the university’s COVID-19 coronavirus response during the board’s regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Aug. 21

August 7, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

UW Students to Receive Robust Financial Support to Continue Education

August 7, 2020 — University of Wyoming students who have suffered financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic can rest a little easier, thanks to a new program aimed at helping them achieve their educational goals.

Virtual Town Hall for UW Faculty Monday

August 7, 2020 — University of Wyoming faculty members are invited to a virtual town-hall meeting Monday, Aug. 10, at 3:30 p.m. regarding instructional and other issues for the fall 2020 semester.

Virtual Town Hall for UW Students Tuesday to Highlight New Financial Aid

August 7, 2020 — University of Wyoming students and interested parents are invited to a virtual town-hall meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about new financial aid opportunities for the fall 2020 semester.

three people standing together UW Leads Research That Finds Mountain Stoneflies Can Tolerate Warming of Streams

August 6, 2020 — A group of researchers, led by the University of Wyoming, set out to determine whether stoneflies that live in extremely cold mountain streams could survive warming water temperatures. It turns out the insects, of which one of the species is listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, are more tolerant of warming water temperatures than first suspected.

UW Offers Easy Drop-Off Location for Vault Health Return Envelopes

August 6, 2020 — University of Wyoming employees and students who are in Laramie are encouraged to drop off the return envelopes containing their saliva samples for required Vault Health COVID-19 tests at UW Shipping and Receiving next week.

UW’s Big Event Volunteer Program to Have Safeguards in Place This Fall

August 6, 2020 — The eighth annual The Big Event is planned this fall with a number of changes being implemented to minimize the risks of spreading the COVID-19 virus to Laramie community members and University of Wyoming volunteers.

two girls in a livestock ring in front of an audience Wyoming County Fairs Faring Well Through Coronavirus Cautions

August 6, 2020 — The wave of county fairs spreading across summer calendars met the wave of coronavirus cases weaving through Wyoming -- and fairs seemed to have won, at least according to early reports.

Gaurdia Banister, Mary Ellbogen Garland, Mary Johnson, Joslyn McGriff and Rita Meyer UW Alumni Association to Participate in Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Celebration

August 5, 2020 — As part of the ongoing celebration surrounding the 150th anniversary of Wyoming women’s suffrage, the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) will recognize the women of its board of directors and those who have been employed by the association.

Five UW Employees Selected for Latest Leadership Wyoming Class

August 3, 2020 — Five University of Wyoming employees throughout the state are among 40 residents selected for the Leadership Wyoming class of 2021. The statewide program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

group of elephants UW Researchers: Asian Elephants Are Capable of Using Water as a Tool

August 3, 2020 — Elephants are known for their complex cognitive abilities, such as memory, problem-solving and tool use, and for their complex social behaviors. A new research article in the journal Animal Behavior and Cognition describes how Asian elephants perform on the floating object task, which is an established test of tool use and problem-solving.

two men standing by  sacks of grain in the back of a truck UW’s First-Grains Project Makes First Sale

August 3, 2020 — The Wyoming First-grains Project hit a milestone last week, making its first sale of Neolithic Brand spelt when The Bread Doctor in Torrington bought 200 pounds.

Virtual Town Hall for UW Employees Today

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

Virtual Town Hall for UW Students Scheduled Tuesday

August 3, 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.

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.

Entrepreneurial Winners Selected for Virtual Wind River Startup Challenge

June 30, 2020 — Seed funding from the inaugural Wind River Startup Challenge (WRSC) will help five new businesses launch a series of ventures that will contribute to the economy of the Wind River Indian Reservation, Fremont County and Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Nonresident

June 30, 2020 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following nonresident students at the completion of the 2020 spring semester.

David Bagley and David Mukai Bagley, Mukai Named Interim UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Associate Deans

June 29, 2020 — David Bagley and David Mukai have been named interim associate deans in the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.

man in field of virtual bubbles Buss Receives UW’s Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

June 29, 2020 — A longtime University of Wyoming faculty member dedicated to improving the instruction of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has been recognized with the 2020 John P. Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award.

Face Coverings Required for UW Employees, Students This Summer and Fall

June 29, 2020 — Required for UW Employees, Students this Summer and Fall June 29, 2020 – University of Wyoming employees and students are required to wear face coverings while on UW-owned property or when conducting university business or activities, including instruction and research.

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

June 29, 2020 — Like the songbirds he studies, Jonathan Prather is singing a happy tune.

UW Announces Independence Day Closures

June 29, 2020 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Friday, July 3, for Independence Day -- which falls on a Saturday this year.

UW Parking Permits on Sale This Week

June 29, 2020 — University of Wyoming employee parking permits for 2020-21 will be available for purchase online at www.uwyo.edu/tps beginning Wednesday, July 1.

woman looking at bumblebee on the ground UW Researchers Look for Answers as to Why Western Bumblebees Are Declining

June 29, 2020 — A University of Wyoming researcher and her Ph.D. student have spent the last three years studying the decline of the Western bumblebee. The two have been working with a group of bumblebee experts to fill in gaps of missing information from previous data collected in the western United States. Their goal is to provide information on the Western bumblebee to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service while it considers listing this species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

UW Summer Course to Explore Criminal Justice, Policing Issues

June 29, 2020 — Nationwide protests related to policing, racial discrimination and criminal justice reform have prompted the University of Wyoming’s Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology to offer a summer short course for those interested in learning more about those topics.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Kuznetsova Receives Hollon Family Award

June 29, 2020 — When students and colleagues describe University of Wyoming instructor Maria Kuznetsova, they use adjectives such as “excellent,” “innovative,” “dedicated” and “caring.”

two women UW School of Nursing, Community Health Clinic Collaborate on Behavioral Health

June 26, 2020 — In recent years, the delivery of behavioral/mental health services has become an integral part of primary health care models throughout the country.

woman and small child working in a raised garden bed UW’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program Helps Grow Young Green Thumbs in Cheyenne

June 26, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) is working with early care and education (ECE) centers in Laramie County to encourage kids to grow gardens and lead them to eat more fruits and vegetables.

woman working in a lab Wyoming INBRE Receives $17.2 Million NIH Grant to Continue Biomedical Research, Education

June 26, 2020 — Biomedical research and education in Wyoming will continue, thanks to a nearly $17.2 million Institutional Development Award (IDeA) granted to a University of Wyoming program from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

man at a desk New UW School of Pharmacy Course Examines Preparing for the Next Pandemic

June 25, 2020 — Students from many programs of study across the University of Wyoming campus likely took part in class discussions this past spring that focused on the economic, medical, nutritional and physiological impacts of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

head portrait of a woman O’Neil Named UW’s Dean of Students

June 25, 2020 — Ryan O’Neil, who has led the University of Wyoming Dean of Students Office on an interim basis since January, has been named UW’s dean of students.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Resident

June 25, 2020 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2020 spring semester.

UW Economists Examine Potential Impacts of Physical Distancing

June 24, 2020 — Physical distancing measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus appear to have dramatically reduced the number of deaths that would have occurred otherwise, University of Wyoming researchers say.

miller moth Environmental Conditions Lead Miller Moths into Urban Areas, UW Extension Entomologist Says

June 23, 2020 — The year 2020 has brought a deep economic decline and the coronavirus. Might as well bring on pestilence.

July Online UW Enrichment Course to Focus on Wyoming’s Future

June 23, 2020 — What would characterize a transformed Wyoming economy in the future?

man and woman outdoors in front of a sign New UW Primary Care Residency Training Prepares Physicians for Rural Practice

June 23, 2020 — The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $2.1 million to the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program at Casper to expand primary care residency training in Wyoming.

Rare Earth Elements Project Receives Federal Funding

June 23, 2020 — The potential development of a new industry to extract rare earth elements from the ash of Wyoming’s Powder River Basin coal has taken a step forward with a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

UW Allows Limited Double-Occupancy Rooms This Fall

June 23, 2020 — Some students staying in the University of Wyoming’s residence halls this fall will have the opportunity to live with roommates if they so desire, as a result of action today (Tuesday) by the UW Board of Trustees.

head portrait of a man UW School of Pharmacy Selects Business Manager/Educator to Lead MSHSA Degree Program

June 23, 2020 — A former corporate manager and pharmacy business leader has been selected as director of the University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MSHSA) program.

head portrait of a woman Former UW Family and Consumer Sciences Professor Honored for Distinguished Service

June 22, 2020 — A retired professor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming is receiving a national Distinguished Service Award (DSA) from the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

woman in mountains Kate Northrop Recipient of UW’s Ellbogen Classroom Teaching Award

June 22, 2020 — Since coming to the University of Wyoming in 2008, Kate Northrop has proved to be more than an instructor to those who know her. She changes the lives of those around her.

head portrait of a woman Michelle Chamberlin Receives Ellbogen Classroom Teaching Award at UW

June 22, 2020 — Michelle Chamberlin, who has been teaching at the University of Wyoming since 2007, has built a stellar reputation, not only for teaching, but also for her passion for enabling her students and the care that she takes in developing and delivering her courses.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Tuesday

June 22, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, via Zoom.

woman and man outside UW Researchers Study Myxobacteria’s Ability to Distinguish Self from Non-Self

June 22, 2020 — A fundamental question in biology is how individual cells within a multicellular organism interact to coordinate diverse processes.

UW Transitions Over Summer to Fall Return Plan

June 22, 2020 — With the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees’ adoption of a campus return plan for the fall semester, UW employees and students on campus this summer are asked to follow parts of the plan immediately.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Tuesday

June 22, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via teleconference at 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 23.

head portrait of a man UW’s Ward Receives Honor for Excellence in Teaching

June 22, 2020 — An effective and engaging instructor who has dedicated his career to helping students understand the various aspects of his field is a recipient of a top teaching award at the University of Wyoming.

Nathan Cowper and Elizabeth Stephani Two UW Law Students Selected for Harvard Journal of Law, Policy’s Symposium Issue Editorial Board

June 19, 2020 — Two University of Wyoming College of Law students were selected to the editorial board of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy’s (HJLPP) 39th annual Federalist Society National Student Symposium Issue.

UW American Heritage Center Announces 2020 Fellowship Recipients

June 19, 2020 — Three professors and two graduate students are recipients of fellowships from the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC).

head shot of woman UW Department of Music Professor Contributes to Emmy-Nominated Documentary

June 18, 2020 — University of Wyoming Department of Music Professor Anne Guzzo contributed to an Emmy Award-nominated, Wyoming-produced documentary film that focused on giving women the right to vote.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 22-28

June 18, 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.

microscopic creature UW Researchers Try to Divine Secrets of Toughest Creatures on Earth

June 17, 2020 — Dinosaurs ruled these lands from 245 million to about 65 million years ago. You can see their fossils at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis or take a look at Big Al, the Allosaurus at the Geological Museum on the University of Wyoming campus.

screen shot of students rehearsing virtually UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Season Goes Virtual

June 17, 2020 — Snowy Range Summer Theatre goes virtual this month with “God of Carnage,” the 2009 Tony Award-winning comedy by Yasmina Reza about the aftermath of a children’s playground fight.

Chilled Water Supply, Return Lines Installed on UW Campus Beginning This Week

June 15, 2020 — Beginning this week, University of Wyoming Operations, in coordination with Laramie’s Big Huhnks Excavation, will begin installing new chilled water supply and return lines on a portion of campus.

two people standing near dinosaur fossils UW Faculty, Students and Alumni to Appear on PBS Series ‘Prehistoric Road Trip’

June 15, 2020 — University of Wyoming faculty members Ellen Currano and Laura Vietti, students and alumni will take viewers to another era as part of “Prehistoric Road Trip.” The three-part natural history series -- that explores prehistoric life in the western United States -- premieres Wednesday, June 17, on Chicago’s PBS station, WTTW.

UW Survey: Most Comfortable Attending Large Outdoor Events, But a Third Aren’t

June 15, 2020 — While a majority of Wyoming residents report that they would be comfortable attending outdoor events this summer and fall, a significant number would be uncomfortable doing so, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

woman Community Garden at Sheridan Boosts Efforts Responding to COVID-19

June 12, 2020 — A community garden project that donated more than 1,200 pounds of produce to Sheridan partners in 2019 is broadening efforts this year in an expected response to COVID-19.

race logos UW Alumni Association Sponsors Free Virtual 5K Run June 20

June 12, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is sponsoring the first “Tracing Our Roots Virtual 5K Walk/Run” for alumni and friends Saturday, June 20, to commemorate the association’s first meeting 125 years ago. The exact same date in 1895 also is when UW’s school colors were inadvertently selected.

UW Responds to Governor’s Requests to Prepare for Budget Reductions

June 12, 2020 — In response to Gov. Mark Gordon’s call for state agencies to prepare for significant budget reductions, the University of Wyoming is developing a process to deal with cuts to the block grant it receives from the state.

head portrait of a woman Powell Student Recognized with UW Neuroscience Minor Award

June 11, 2020 — Tristan Bohlman, from Powell, was recently recognized as the best spring semester undergraduate neuroscience minor student from the University of Wyoming’s Neuroscience Program.

woman in front of a group of children UW Art Museum to Host Virtual Summer Art Camp

June 11, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will offer Virtual Summer Art Camp Tuesdays and Thursdays during four weeks in July for families and youths ages 6-15.

mule deer UW Study Reveals Impacts of Climate Change on Migrating Mule Deer

June 11, 2020 — When drought reshuffles the green-up of habitats that mule deer migrate across, it dramatically shortens the annual foraging bonanza they rely on.

drone in front of fir branches UW Trustees Approve Launch of Geospatial Information Science Degree Programs

June 11, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will offer new degree and certificate programs to meet changing student demands and workforce needs, following action by the UW Board of Trustees.

UW Trustees Approve Fall Semester Return Plan

June 10, 2020 — The University of Wyoming intends to restart on-campus educational experiences this fall, with a mix of in-person and online courses and measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

group of deer New UW Study Finds Surface Disturbance Can Limit Mule Deer Migration

June 9, 2020 — A new study shows that surface disturbance from energy development can hinder mule deer migrations when it exceeds 3 percent.

Regan Dorman, Chad Page, Morea Shipley and Jaelyn Whaley UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Grads Find Success in Narrow Job Market

June 9, 2020 — College of Agriculture and Natural Resources spring graduates at the University of Wyoming are finding success in the job market, despite recent economic downturns.

UW Finalizes Fall Return Plan to Present to Trustees

June 9, 2020 — In response to input from its constituents, the University of Wyoming has made a number of adjustments to its plan to restart on-campus educational experiences this fall.

head portrait of a woman Alyssa McElwain Named Recipient of UW Faculty Engagement Award

June 8, 2020 — Alyssa McElwain, a human development and family sciences program option assistant professor at the University of Wyoming, is among four recipients of the 2020-21 Faculty Engagement Fellowship awards.

head portrait of a woman Nga Nguyen Receives UW Engagement Fellowship

June 8, 2020 — Nga Nguyen, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is among four recipients of the 2020-21 Faculty Engagement Fellowship awards.

head portrait of a woman Reshmi Singh is Recipient of UW Faculty Engagement Award

June 8, 2020 — Reshmi Singh, a University of Wyoming social and administrative pharmacy associate professor, is among four recipients of the 2020-21 Faculty Engagement Fellowship awards from the Office of Engagement and Outreach (OEO).

head portrait of a man UW Animal Science Faculty Member to Serve on World Food Advisory Council

June 8, 2020 — A faculty member of the Department of Animal Science at the University of Wyoming has been selected to join the World Food Logistics Organization’s Scientific Advisory Council (WFLO SAC).

head portrait of a man UW Engagement Fellowship Awarded to Tiger Robison

June 8, 2020 — Tiger Robison, a music education assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Music, is among four recipients of the 2020-21 Faculty Engagement Fellowship awards.

head portrait of a man UW Engineering Faculty Member Among Inaugural CAES Fellows Cohort

June 8, 2020 — Mike Borowczak, founding director of the Cybersecurity Education and Research center at the University of Wyoming, has been selected to the inaugural Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) Fellows cohort.

UW Libraries Offers Contactless Curbside Pickup

June 8, 2020 — University of Wyoming Libraries has started a contactless pickup service for the university community.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Burrows Named Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in College of Education

June 8, 2020 — Andrea Burrows, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming School of Teacher Education, has been selected to serve as associate dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Education.

man sitting Two UW English Graduate Students Receive Prestigious Fellowships

June 5, 2020 — Two recent University of Wyoming graduate students are the recipients of prestigious fellowships to continue with their educational and professional goals.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

June 5, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider UW’s plan to restart on-campus educational experiences this fall during the board’s regular teleconference meeting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 10.

UW Professors Develop Collaborative Learning Process with Big Piney High School

June 4, 2020 — A collaborative effort by the University of Wyoming’s Literacy Research Center and Clinic (LRCC) and Big Piney High School has fostered a new participatory culture of reading at the school in western Wyoming.

Neely Mahapatra and Sukyung Yoon UW Study Seeks to Understand Socioeconomic Effects of Social Distancing, Isolation

June 4, 2020 — For many people, social distancing, self-isolation and sometimes the need to quarantine have become common practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 8-14

June 4, 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.

screen shot of online group Seventeen In-State WWAMI Students Receive Medical Degrees

June 3, 2020 — Seventeen medical students from the E16 class of the Wyoming WWAMI Medical Education Program took part in a major milestone on their journey to becoming physicians with a virtual graduation ceremony recently.

Avanti logo UW Foundation Leads Successful Angel Funding Round for Avanti Financial Group

June 3, 2020 — Avanti Financial Group Inc., led by University of Wyoming alumna Caitlin Long, has taken another step toward becoming the first chartered bank in the nation focused on digital assets.

bighorn sheep UW Researchers Study Genetic Outcomes of Translocating Bighorn Sheep in Wyoming

June 3, 2020 — Translocation is an important management tool used for nearly 100 years to increase bighorn sheep population numbers in Wyoming and to restore herds to suitable habitat throughout their historical range. Yet, translocation also can alter the underlying genetic diversity of managed wildlife species in both beneficial and detrimental ways.

WTBC Changes Moniker, Rebrands to IMPACT 307

June 3, 2020 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) has rebranded itself as IMPACT 307, Where Founders and Innovation Thrive.

UW Releases Plan for Fall Semester Return

June 2, 2020 — The University of Wyoming has released a draft plan to restart on-campus educational experiences this fall, including measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and a mixture of in-person and online courses.

owl UW Researchers Study Genetic Outcomes of Great Gray Owl Population in Four States

June 2, 2020 — A University of Wyoming researcher led a study of great gray owls in a four-state region, showing that range discontinuity could lead to genetic drift and subsequent loss of genetic diversity in these birds.

County Health Protocols, Governor’s Orders Guide Reopening of UW Extension Offices

June 1, 2020 — University of Wyoming Extension offices will begin opening on a county-by-county basis as restrictions ease and individual county health protocols are followed, in addition to the governor’s direction in determining when and how services are offered.

woman, man and two girls People Across Wyoming Earn Bachelor’s Degrees in UW-Casper Online Program

June 1, 2020 — When Sarah Szewczyk finished her associate degree at Casper College in 2014, she was ready to continue her studies in criminal justice with a goal of earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming at Casper.

UW College of Business to Host Fourth Virtual Business Informational Session

June 1, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Business will host its fourth virtual COVID-19 business information Zoom session Tuesday, June 2, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

UW Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center Offers Virtual Programs

June 1, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center has published its summer 2020 Virtual Offerings to help the university community stay holistically healthy.

Woman working on antelope in the bed of a pickup truck UW Researchers Find Wyoming Pronghorn Exhibit Little Genetic Variation Despite Landscape Obstacles

June 1, 2020 — A University of Wyoming researcher led a study that showed Wyoming pronghorn exhibit little-to-no population genetic differentiation even though their range spans hundreds of kilometers, multiple mountain ranges and three major interstate highways.

head portrait of a woman UW Speech Pathology Assistant Professor Receives 2020 Young Professional Scholarship

June 1, 2020 — Katelyn Kotlarek, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Division of Communication Disorders, is the recipient of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association’s (ACPA) 2020 Mazaheri Young Professional Scholarship.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Shim Named Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in College of Education

June 1, 2020 — An accomplished educator in the University of Wyoming College of Education has been selected to serve as associate dean for graduate programs in the college.

UW Division of Social Work Brings Summer Camp Experience Right to Your Front Door

May 29, 2020 — With certain outdoor recreation activities tentatively set to resume this summer, there still remains a significant amount of uncertainty as to what will be available or safe to do, especially for young children.

Jenna Nazminia, Heather Judkins, Alexandra Smith and Kimberly Gulbrandson UW School of Nursing Convocation Honors 21 Students During Virtual Presentation

May 29, 2020 — Twenty-one graduates of the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing were honored during the school’s first-ever virtual convocation. The convocation, presented in Zoom format, was Friday, May 15.

College of Education building Study.com Ranks UW No. 1 on List of Best Colleges for Education Majors

May 28, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Education was ranked first in the nation by Study.com on its list of the “50 Best Colleges for Education Majors.”

Paige Trent and Christopher Welch Two UW Students Win National Landman Scholarships

May 28, 2020 — Two students in the University of Wyoming’s Professional Land Management program (PLM) have received scholarships from the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).

head portait of a woman UW Nursing Study Looks at Crisis Preparedness During Pandemic

May 28, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic closed college campuses across the United States, students in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences -- specifically, the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing -- faced additional educational complications.

UW Responds to Public Health Order Citations Against Students

May 28, 2020 — The University of Wyoming is working with local law enforcement and public health officials in response to citations issued against three UW students related to violation of isolation orders stemming from COVID-19 infection.

UW Allows Some Outdoor Events on Campus this Summer

May 27, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will allow outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people on campus after June 1, in accordance with new state rules.

Coronavirus Cases Rise in Albany County; UW Community Urged to Follow Guidelines

May 26, 2020 — Members of the University of Wyoming community are reminded to follow social distancing and other health guidelines, following a significant increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County in recent days.

UW Creates Summer Online Courses to Help Those Impacted by Pandemic

May 26, 2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Wyoming faculty members have assembled a bevy of short, online summer courses to serve the people of the state.

UW Libraries Names Alternative Textbook Grant Recipients

May 26, 2020 — University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alternative textbook grants to six faculty members to implement open educational resources (OER) in their classes this fall.

black and white photo of two men talking with a woman in the background UW Receives $750,000 for Wold Chair

May 26, 2020 — The John and Jane Wold Centennial Chair in Energy is being generously repositioned by the Wold Foundation to become a $3 million University of Wyoming endowed position.

UW Seeks Nominations for 2020-21 Faculty Fellows

May 26, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs is seeking nominations for Faculty Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year, with some work to begin this summer.

UW’s Campus Activities Center Names RSO Award Winners

May 26, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Campus Activities Center (CAC) recently recognized UW student groups and leaders for their efforts during its annual awards program.

Wind River Startup Challenge Pitch Day May 30

May 26, 2020 — Five businesses created by tribal entrepreneurs from the Wind River Indian Reservation will pitch their concepts to a virtual audience and panel of judges Saturday, May 30.

UW’s Carpenter to Speak on State’s Carbon Capture Opportunities

May 21, 2020 — The director of the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute will speak about the state’s opportunities with carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) Friday, May 22, at 10 a.m. MDT.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 25-31

May 21, 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.

UWPD to Begin Bicycle Roundup Thursday

May 20, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) will conduct its annual bicycle roundup on campus starting Thursday, May 21.

book cover with a photo of people outdoors in winter UW Professor Co-Edits Book That Explores the Value of America’s National Parks as Learning Laboratories

May 20, 2020 — Ana Houseal, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming School of Teacher Education, served as co-editor for the book “America’s Largest Classroom: What We Learn from Our National Parks.”

head portrait of a man Incoming UW President to Serve on National Council on Competitiveness

May 19, 2020 — Incoming University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel will be at the table with some of the nation’s leaders in industry, higher education and research as a member of the Council on Competiveness, the leading national organization focused on keeping the United States at the forefront of economic competitiveness.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet May 29

May 19, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, via teleconference.

UW’s SBDC Receives CARES Act Funding to Assist Wyoming Entrepreneurs

May 19, 2020 — May 19, 2020 -- The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network received $1.28 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide recovery technical assistance for small businesses harmed by the current pandemic.

head portrait of a woman Libby Thorson Selected as UW Employee of First Quarter

May 18, 2020 — A service-oriented, thoughtful and compassionate leader who keeps students at the heart of what she does is the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s Staff Employee of the First Quarter Award.

Two Wyoming Students Participating in Virtual International Science Fair

May 18, 2020 — Two Wyoming high school students, who qualified from the Wyoming State Science Fair earlier this spring at the University of Wyoming, are participating in the virtual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) this week.

head portrait of a man UW Appoints Barrett to Lead Undergraduate Education Efforts

May 18, 2020 — An accomplished professor and associate dean in the College of Engineering and Applied Science has been selected to fill the position of associate vice provost for undergraduate education at the University of Wyoming.

decorated mortar board UW Engineering Grads, Others Outdo Themselves in ‘Cowboy Caps’ Competition

May 18, 2020 — Two new graduates from the College of Engineering and Applied Science drew upon their fields of study -- including big doses of ingenuity and creativity -- to capture top honors in the University of Wyoming’s first mortar board decoration competition.

UW Flittie House Applications Due Friday

May 18, 2020 — The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 22, for visiting faculty members to apply to use the University of Wyoming’s Flittie House in the 2020-21 academic year.

head portrait of a woman Incoming President Taps UW’s Alexander as Interim Provost

May 15, 2020 — Incoming University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel has selected longtime UW faculty member Anne Alexander as UW’s interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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