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May 2021 Releases


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

May 27, 2021 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2021 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

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

May 27, 2021 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2021 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

marching band in parade UW Plans Traditional Homecoming Activities Oct. 16-23

May 27, 2021 — After the COVID-19 pandemic forced most of the University of Wyoming’s 2020 Homecoming activities into virtual formats, the university is planning a full slate of traditional in-person events for Homecoming 2021 the week of Oct. 16-23.

Bowers, Budowle, Liebelson, Patterson, Shader, Williamson, Young and Zamora-Williams UW Academic Affairs, Graduate Council Select 2021 Graduate Award Recipients

May 26, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate Council have selected the 2021 winners of graduate student and mentor awards for outstanding teaching and research.

stylized graphic of people watching lava lake with a large planet in the sky UW Planetarium to Celebrate Summer Solstice with Programs June 19

May 26, 2021 — The longest day of the year -- June 20 -- better known as the summer solstice, will be celebrated by the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium with two free programs scheduled the day before.

head photo of a man Buffalo’s Carlos Gonzales is UW Tobin Memorial Award Recipient

May 25, 2021 — Carlos Gonzales, of Buffalo, is the 2021 winner of the Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating male.

head photo of a woman Caitlin McLennan Receives UW Outstanding Graduate Honor

May 25, 2021 — After transferring from a school in Boston to the University of Wyoming, Caitlin McLennan, of Monterey, Calif., worked several jobs in the Laramie community. Those positions enabled her to meet several people but, more importantly, guided her to build and engage community networks that began her work in helping others to better their communities.

head photo of a woman Madelyn Lundblad Honored with Peg Tobin Excellence Award at UW

May 25, 2021 — Madelyn “Mady” Lundblad, of Aurora, Colo., is the recipient of the Peg Tobin Excellence Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating student. The award recognizes students for exhibiting the finest leadership, academic integrity and citizenship qualities.

Kim Krieger, Jody Levin, Carissa Moffat Miller and Susan Lewellyn Pamerleau UW Alumni Association to Host Second Women’s Panelist Event

May 25, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) will debut its second prerecorded women’s panelist event today (Tuesday) via its YouTube channel.

woman at a desk Ferre-Pikal Receives UW’s Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

May 24, 2021 — A longtime University of Wyoming faculty member who has helped hundreds of students navigate difficult required coursework in electrical engineering has been honored for her excellent work with students.

man standing beside electronic control boards Muknahallipatna Receives UW’s George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award

May 24, 2021 — Suresh Muknahallipatna has been a teacher, mentor, inventor and entrepreneur -- and is appreciated for each of his roles.

woman standing outdoors Shannon Person Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

May 24, 2021 — Shannon Person, manager of the Circulation Help Desk in Coe Library, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming Libraries Outstanding Staff Award for her contributions in 2020.

UW Announces Memorial Day Closures

May 24, 2021 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.

UW Lifts Requirements for Masks, Distancing

May 24, 2021 — Requirements for social distancing and the wearing of masks at the University of Wyoming have been lifted, following action by the Wyoming Department of Health.

graphic of a person standing on a pile of books UWyo Magazine Spring Issue Highlights Student Voices

May 24, 2021 — More than 30 University of Wyoming students share how UW is preparing them to achieve their hopes and dreams in the spring digital issue of UWyo Magazine.

head photo of a woman UW’s Howe Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

May 24, 2021 — Over the past two decades, Lori Howe has gone from being a University of Wyoming undergraduate student to one of the university’s most accomplished teachers.

man standing UW’s Molina Recipient of Hollon Family Off-Campus Teaching Award

May 24, 2021 — Adrian Molina is among “the University of Wyoming’s own” who excelled as a student, receiving the Tobin Memorial Award for Outstanding Male Graduate his senior year. He later received a juris doctor degree from the UW College of Law. And now, he has earned a reputation as an excellent and valued UW instructor.

architects' rendering of a large building Designs Approved for New UW Campus Housing, Parking Facility

May 20, 2021 — A plan to create new, modern student housing for University of Wyoming students took a major step forward with recent action by the UW Board of Trustees.

Samantha Baker, Lauren Hamilton, Roland Maldonado and Kristin Wilkes Twelve UW Nursing Students Honored at Virtual Nursing Convocation Ceremony

May 20, 2021 — Twelve recent graduates of the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing were honored with awards during this year’s annual nursing convocation ceremony, which was presented in a virtual format.

logo for Wind River Startup Challenge Wind River Startup Challenge Pitch Day May 22

May 20, 2021 — Six finalists are set to pitch their businesses to a virtual audience and panel of judges during the Wind River Startup Challenge (WRSC) Saturday, May 22.

UW Unit Promotes Emergency Broadband Benefit to Assist Wyoming Households with Internet Access

May 19, 2021 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), an academic unit of the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences, has partnered with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help build consumer awareness about the emergency broadband benefit.

head photo of a woman Conxita Domènech Receives UW’s John P. Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

May 17, 2021 — Conxita Domènech, a University of Wyoming Spanish professor, is the recipient of the John P. Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award. The award recognizes the long, distinguished and exemplary career of one senior faculty member who has excelled as a teacher at UW.

Davis to Retire as UW Operations AVP

May 17, 2021 — University of Wyoming Operations Associate Vice President John Davis will retire June 11 after a decade of service to the university.

Finalists Prepare for MECSL Competition at UW

May 17, 2021 — Finalists have been named in the Microbial Ecology Collaborative Startup Launchpad (MECSL), a competition focused on innovative Wyoming-based startups in the fields of microbial ecology, environmental sustainability, natural resource management or data science.

man holding 3D printed mask Tyler Kerr Named UW Staff Employee of the Year

May 17, 2021 — Tyler Kerr, the University of Wyoming makerspace coordinator in the Innovation Wyrkshop, recently was named UW staff employee of the year.

head photo of a woman UW Ph.D. Student Named Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Research Fellow

May 17, 2021 — A University of Wyoming Ph.D. student in the College of Education recently was named a 2021 ECMC Foundation Postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Research Fellow.

man in sunglasses looking into the distance UW Professor Named Recipient of Electrochemical Society Award

May 17, 2021 — A University of Wyoming chemistry professor recently was selected to receive the Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division David C. Grahame Award from The Electrochemical Society (ECS).

UW Transportation Services Office in New Location

May 17, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Transportation Services office has relocated to 1602 E. Spring Creek Drive in the South Express Parking Lot at 15th and Spring Creek.

UW-Casper Offers New Health Services Administration BAS Concentration

May 14, 2021 — The University of Wyoming at Casper will offer a new concentration in health services administration (HSA) in its Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program starting this fall.

UW Fisher Innovation Launchpad Concludes with Six Teams Moving Forward

May 14, 2021 — Six teams were awarded seed funding recently for their startup companies at the sixth annual University of Wyoming Fisher Innovation Launchpad (FIL) competition, which was held virtually.

UW to Further Ease COVID-19 Restrictions This Summer

May 14, 2021 — The University of Wyoming will further ease some COVID-19 requirements this summer as it transitions to a traditional fall 2021 semester.

photo portrait of a man UW’s Finley Appointed to Professional Geologists Governing Board

May 14, 2021 — A senior geologist with the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute has been named to the Governing Board of Wyoming’s Board of Professional Geologists.

Wyoming Public Media Wins Three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

May 14, 2021 — The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has awarded Wyoming Public Media three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. Wyoming Public Media is in the small market category in a region that includes all radio stations in Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

theater building New Wyoming Archives and Museum Website Showcases COVID-19 Memories

May 13, 2021 — Wonder what happened in Wyoming last year? Visit the new “COVID-19 in Wyoming” website to catch a glimpse of the past.

UW American Heritage Center Expands Research Access

May 13, 2021 — The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC) is opening on-site access for researchers beginning this month.

head photo of a man UW Researchers Study Genetic Disruptions That Lead to Infertility, Disease

May 13, 2021 — University of Wyoming scientists will use a $1.65 million National Institutes of Health grant to continue research into understanding endocrine signaling mechanisms between the ovary and uterus that contribute to infertility and diseases when disrupted.

logo for WYTeach Virtual Reality Teaching Competition at UW Named Finalist in Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards

May 13, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s WYTeach competition has been included in the 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards by Fast Company.

UW American Heritage Center Announces 2021 Fellowship Recipients

May 12, 2021 — A professor, three graduate students and a historian are recipients of fellowships from the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC).

UW Economist Helps Demonstrate Global Benefits of Keeping Water Clean

May 12, 2021 — A University of Wyoming economist contributed to a new paper that demonstrates why keeping local lakes and other water bodies clean can deliver valuable social benefits both locally and globally.

CWC Team Wins UW-Led Wyoming Collegiate Business Ethics Case Competition

May 11, 2021 — A team from Central Wyoming College (CWC) recently won the inaugural Wyoming Collegiate Business Ethics Case Competition (WCBECC) hosted virtually by the University of Wyoming College of Business’ Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program. Eight Rocky Mountain region community colleges were invited to compete.

photo of a woman Grad Student from Star Valley Plays Key Role in UW Economists’ Pandemic Research

May 11, 2021 — Madison Ashworth entered the University of Wyoming in 2015 after graduating from Star Valley High School, where she was a stellar student and athlete. She’s now well on her way to receiving a Ph.D. in economics from UW, where she has played a key role in cutting-edge research that has attracted national and international attention regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

two women in caps and gowns Sheridan Mother-Daughter Duo to Graduate Together at UW

May 11, 2021 — Maria Montaño has been waiting to graduate with a college degree since the day her father told her that there was no point for her, as a woman, to pursue an education. That was 37 years ago.

UW Sales Students Raise More Than $20K for Local Nonprofits

May 11, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Center for Professional Selling and the UW Ethics Club recently collaborated to provide a unique selling experience for College of Business students majoring in professional selling by raising money for four local nonprofit organizations.

photo of a woman UW Studio Artist Alexandra Box Receives AHC Undergraduate Research Award

May 11, 2021 — Alexandra “Alex” Box, a University of Wyoming student from Fairhope, Ala., is the recipient of the American Heritage Center’s (AHC) Undergraduate Research Award.

mule deer in the wild UW Study Reveals Environmental Characteristics for Three Genetic Groups of Wyoming Mule Deer

May 11, 2021 — Despite the fact that Wyoming mule deer are a highly mobile species found throughout the state, University of Wyoming researchers discovered that mule deer in the state represent three different genetic groups.

UW College of Health Sciences Honors 2021 Outstanding Faculty and Staff

May 10, 2021 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences honored members of its faculty and staff for outstanding contributions to service and education during a virtual reception April 29.

UW Libraries Partners with The Washington Post to Provide Complimentary Access

May 10, 2021 — University of Wyoming Libraries and The Washington Post have partnered to provide university-sponsored access to WashingtonPost.com for all UW students, faculty and staff.

Kent Noble and Christine Wade UW Mortar Board Selects Award Recipients

May 10, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s senior honor society, Mortar Board, recently selected this year’s winners of awards for outstanding advising, service and dedication.

UW Plans Commencement Ceremonies May 14-15

May 10, 2021 — The University of Wyoming is scheduled to accord degrees upon 1,515 undergraduate students, 363 graduate students, 71 College of Law students and 53 School of Pharmacy students during spring commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, May 14-15.

UW Summer Hours Begin May 17

May 10, 2021 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will observe summer hours (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) beginning Monday, May 17, through Friday, Aug. 20. Fall semester classes will begin Monday, Aug. 23.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet May 12-14

May 7, 2021 — Plans for financing and construction of new student residence halls, the fall 2021 semester and updates on a number of other topics are on the agenda for the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees during its regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, May 12-14.

woman examining plants on the ground UW Faculty Member Contributes to Study of What Farms in the UK Should Look Like

May 7, 2021 — In a post-Brexit world, United Kingdom residents have a strong preference for diverse farm landscapes that include low-intensity livestock and trees, with a general dislike of wind turbines and crop monocultures.

UW Trustees Budget Committee Hearings Monday, Tuesday

May 7, 2021 — Units of the University of Wyoming will present their proposed 2021-22 budgets to the Budget Committee of the UW Board of Trustees Monday and Tuesday, May 10-11.

John Houghton and Boone Schieffer UW Cowboy Coaches to Produce Student Podcast

May 6, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Student Success and Graduation has introduced a new student-created podcast.

wildebeast herd silhouetted against an orange sunset UW Researchers Help Launch New Global Initiative to Map Ungulate Migrations

May 6, 2021 — An international team of 92 scientists and conservationists, including a few from the University of Wyoming, has joined forces to create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, working in partnership with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a United Nations treaty.

UW Students Participate in Monthlong Pi Day Competition to Solve Unique Math Problems

May 6, 2021 — For a good month, some University of Wyoming students enjoyed the life of pi.

head photo of a woman UW Professor Receives Fulbright Award for Energy Research in France

May 5, 2021 — Tara Righetti, a professor in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) and College of Law, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research related to energy transitions. She will conduct research at the Centre de Recherche Droits et Perspectives du Droit -- Center for Legal Research and Perspectives in Law -- at the University of Lille College of Law in France.

UW’s EORI Publishes Report on Polymer Flooding for Oil Recovery

May 5, 2021 — A report detailing the potential benefits of polymer flooding the Minnelusa formation in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin is now available from the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI).

group of students around a table looking at photos Students Will Learn About Interdisciplinary Sciences at UW’s Teton STEM Academy July 10-18

May 4, 2021 — Twenty-four students from across Wyoming will have an opportunity to explore the interdisciplinary sciences during the Teton STEM Academy July 10-18 on the University of Wyoming campus.

exterior and interior photos of the bookstore in the 1950s University Store Celebrates 100 Years at UW

May 4, 2021 — The University Store is celebrating its 100th year serving the University of Wyoming campus.

UW’s EORI Contributes to Survey of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects

May 4, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) contributed to a new, comprehensive status report of active carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2EOR) projects in the U.S. from 2015-19.

UW’s Ethics Club Raises Money for SparkTank Local Community Service Project

May 4, 2021 — A University of Wyoming College of Business student group recently awarded nearly $60,000 to four Laramie community nonprofit organizations.

Ed Seidel, Shannon Moore, Kevin McKinney and Sydney Burek ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration May 18 in Wheatland

May 4, 2021 — 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, May 18, in Wheatland.

Links Established for UW Spring Faculty Meeting May 6

May 3, 2021 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel invites all faculty members to the annual spring faculty meeting Thursday, May 6, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in virtual format.

man sitting at a desk Two to Receive UW Honorary Degrees

May 3, 2021 — The University of Wyoming will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon two individuals who will be recognized during UW commencement ceremonies May 14-15.

head photo of a woman UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic Appoints New Executive Director

May 3, 2021 — Amy Spiker has been selected as the new executive director of the University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic (LRCC). She will assume this new role July 1 and is scheduled to serve for four years.

Faith Hoffman and Jase Staudt UW Rodeo Teams Complete Wire-to-Wire Regional Championships

May 3, 2021 — From the opening rodeo last fall until the final event this past weekend, there was no doubt that the University of Wyoming had the teams to beat in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR).

UW Student Organization Awards Recognize Excellence During Pandemic

May 3, 2021 — University of Wyoming student-led organizations were recently honored for their overall work, especially for overcoming many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic this past year.

UW Transportation Services Office Moving

May 3, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Transportation Services office will open at a new location Monday, May 17.

a flag designed to look like a dishtowel UW Visual Arts Building Displays Flag Marking Centennial of 19th Amendment

May 3, 2021 — A flag flying outside the University of Wyoming’s Visual Arts Building is part of a nationwide art project commemorating the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which legislated women’s right to vote in the United States.

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