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September 2021 Releases


head photo of a woman Harvard Professor to Discuss American Democracy in Online UW Program Oct. 5

September 30, 2021 — Danielle Allen, Harvard University’s James Bryant Conant University Professor, is the guest speaker for the launching of the new Democracy Laboratory at the University of Wyoming.

UW’s EORI Co-Sponsors Midland CO2 Conference

September 30, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) is one of the sponsors of a Dec. 6-9 conference in Midland, Texas, that will focus on carbon capture best practices and field-tested innovations.

chart and drawing UW Part of Consortium Developing World’s First Deep Soil Ecotron Facility

September 29, 2021 — The University of Wyoming is part of a consortium of universities and research institutions that will build and operate an experimental research facility to study soil at depths greater than at any other soil research facility in the world, with support from an $18.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

graphic poster with space designs on it UW Planetarium Schedule Over the Moon During October

September 29, 2021 — The moon will take center stage at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during October with no fewer than four programs or activities related to Earth’s natural satellite.

Second Grand Prize Drawing This Week for UW Students Who’ve Reported Vaccination

September 28, 2021 — A second University of Wyoming student who has reported being vaccinated for COVID-19 will win up to $4,500 in tuition and fees for the fall semester in a drawing this week.

group of people posing with tennis racquets UW Club Tennis Team to Compete in First In-Person Tournament Since COVID-19

September 28, 2021 — The University of Wyoming club tennis team is competing in its first in-person tournament since COVID-19 shut down many activities in 2020. The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs hosts the tournament Oct. 2-3.

man standing outside UW Researchers Probe Potential Water Impact of Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Sequestration

September 28, 2021 — New research by University of Wyoming scientists examines water consumption when combining bioenergy production with carbon capture and sequestration, and calls for a close coordination of technology, resources and policy in the transition to a net-zero carbon energy future.

magazine cover with woman and man on it Fall Issue of UWyo Magazine Celebrates Interdisciplinary Partnerships

September 27, 2021 — The world’s -- and Wyoming’s -- biggest issues can’t be solved by one viewpoint or one discipline alone. They require multiple perspectives, approaches and ideas.

Science Communication Certification Launches at UW; Open to Public, Campus Community

September 27, 2021 — Science is more relevant to societal issues than ever. As a result, researchers and students increasingly want to share science effectively with stakeholders -- ranging from undergraduates and policymakers to homemakers and entrepreneurs -- according to University of Wyoming researchers.

UW Appoints Marutzky as Interim AVP for Human Resources

September 27, 2021 — Deborah Marutzky has been appointed as the University of Wyoming’s interim associate vice president for human resources, effective Oct. 1.

UW Men Dominate Third Straight Rodeo

September 27, 2021 — For the third straight rodeo, the University of Wyoming men’s team surpassed 850 points to widen its overall lead in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) at the halfway point of the fall season.

UW Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

September 27, 2021 — The 2021 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the University of Wyoming is now available.

UW’s Ivinson Parking Lot to Close for Construction

September 27, 2021 — The Ivinson parking lot, located at 10th Street and Ivinson Avenue, will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, to start construction of the University of Wyoming’s Ivinson Parking Garage.

head photo of a woman UW’s MSHSA Degree Program Names New Program Coordinator

September 27, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MSHSA) degree program recently selected Jen Paintin as its new program coordinator.

photo of a woman UW’s Willhaus Named to Editorial Board of Health Care Publication

September 27, 2021 — Janet Willhaus, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, has been named to the editorial board of STORM magazine.

Wyoming Cybersecurity Conference to Feature UW Speakers

September 27, 2021 — A number of University of Wyoming faculty and staff members are scheduled to speak during the Wyoming Cybersecurity Conference Oct. 6-8.

UW Honorary Degree Nomination Deadline Nov. 1

September 24, 2021 — Nominations for 2022 University of Wyoming honorary degrees are due to the Office of the President by Nov. 1.

graphic image UW Researchers Study How Saharan Dust Changes and Supplies Phosphorus to Various Ecosystems

September 24, 2021 — Saharan dust is an important phosphorus supply to remote and nutrient-depleted parts of the world’s oceans and American lowland tropical rainforests. However, the bioavailability of this phosphorus largely depends on its chemical form.

UW Wind Symphony to Present Fall Pops Concert Sept. 30

September 24, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will present its fall opening concert Thursday, Sept. 30.

UW’s IMPACT 307 to Host ‘Lunch and Learn’ Series Webinar Sept. 29

September 24, 2021 — IMPACT 307, a University of Wyoming program, will host “Trademark Basics for Startups,” a new “Lunch and Learn” series webinar event Wednesday, Sept. 29, from noon-1 p.m.

head photo of a woman Author and Former UW Faculty Member Ann McCutchan to Speak on Campus Oct. 6

September 23, 2021 — Ann McCutchan, an author, lyricist, librettist and former professor at the University of Wyoming, will speak Wednesday, Oct. 6, at UW.

bright yellow box-like underwater vehicle UW Researchers Play Major Role in Study of Mapping of Magnetic Stripes, How Fast Ocean Crust Is Created

September 23, 2021 — Two University of Wyoming researchers are part of the first-ever mapping of magnetic stripes -- one of the foundations of plate tectonics -- within the lower gabbroic section of fast-spreading oceanic crust.

4-H After-School Program Collaborates With UW Makerspace

September 22, 2021 — Albany County 4-H is redefining the traditional agriculture-based 4-H program through a partnership with the University of Wyoming’s makerspace studio.

UW Wellness Center Receives Grant to Promote Mental Health Awareness

September 22, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center has received a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant to provide mental health awareness training on campus.

head photo of a woman UW's Stress and Mood Lab Researches High Rates of Suicide in Mountain West

September 21, 2021 — The Mountain West region suffers from one of the highest rates of suicide in the nation, a phenomenon that Carolyn Pepper, a University of Wyoming psychology professor, is studying.

Four people holding up blue shirts UW Haub School Receives $600,000 for Scholarship Opportunities

September 21, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources has received a gift of $600,000 from the Tomé Foundation to create the Tomé Scholars to Fellows Program.

two people with a computer UW Researchers Study Recurrent Neural Network Structure in the Brain

September 21, 2021 — Two University of Wyoming researchers decided to pick each other’s brain, so to speak. Specifically, they examined the importance of the frontal cortex, the portion of the brain used in decision-making, expressive language and voluntary movement.

musicians playing beneath a huge banner with a green golem Wyoming Baroque Presents ‘The Golem’ at UW Oct. 4

September 21, 2021 — Wyoming Baroque will present “The Golem” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts choral rehearsal room. The performance is free and open to the public.

Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Taps Top Leaders for Annual Gathering of Innovators

September 21, 2021 — The fourth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon, which begins today (Tuesday) at the University of Wyoming, aims to solve the insatiable appetite for curated, industry-led content regarding the disruptive blockchain space.

Berry Center Gate Now Only Vehicle Access to UW’s Core Campus

September 20, 2021 — Starting today (Monday), the only vehicle access to the University of Wyoming’s interior part of campus, which includes Prexy’s Pasture, will be via the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center gate.

Cowboys Set Record Again; Cowgirls Complete Sweep for UW Rodeo Teams

September 20, 2021 — It did not take the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team long to break its school record for most points at a single rodeo -- one week, to be exact.

The Anschutz Corporation Donates to UW SER to Kick-Start Hydrogen Energy Research Center

September 20, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) has received a generous donation from The Anschutz Corporation to help launch the school’s new Hydrogen Energy Research Center (HERC).

UW, Others Team Up With Local Forest Service for Public Lands Day Events

September 20, 2021 — The University of Wyoming and other organizations have teamed up with the Laramie Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service to host local volunteer events on National and Wyoming Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 25.

head photo of a man UW Homecoming Events Scheduled Oct. 16-23

September 20, 2021 — James “Lefty” Cole is the grand marshal for the University of Wyoming’s Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 23.

man standing outdoors with mountain in background UW Libraries, MSU Library to Co-Host Conference on Documenting Yellowstone

September 20, 2021 — A conference focused on collecting, preserving and using materials that document the history of Yellowstone National Park will take place next summer at Montana State University (MSU).

person cheering in a crowd UW Sees Increase in Enrollment of First-Time Students

September 20, 2021 — The number of first-time students from Wyoming attending the University of Wyoming has grown by 11.5 percent this fall, driving an overall 3.7 percent increase in UW’s first-time headcount.

Board of Trustees Extends UW Mask Policy

September 17, 2021 — Masks will continue to be required inside most University of Wyoming buildings where 6-foot social distancing isn’t possible, following action by the UW Board of Trustees.

Event Chairman Caitlin Long to Launch Wyoming Blockchain Stampede at UW

September 17, 2021 — Event Chairman Caitlin Long is looking forward to showcasing opportunities the digital economy can bring the state during the fourth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon Sept. 21-26 at the University of Wyoming.

NSF Director, UW President, Others to Explore Future of Computing Education

September 17, 2021 — National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan, University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel, a dozen CEOs/CIOs of leading technology companies, several Wyoming community college presidents and others will discuss the future of computing education Wednesday, Sept. 22, at UW.

UW’s WIND, WyTN Celebrate Telehealth Awareness Week

September 17, 2021 — The Wyoming Telehealth Network (WyTN), which includes the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming, is celebrating the American Telemedicine Association's Telehealth Awareness Week Sept. 19-25.

UW Adjusts Academic Restructuring, Reduction Plan

September 16, 2021 — Input from internal and external stakeholders has resulted in some likely adjustments to the University of Wyoming’s proposal for academic restructuring and reductions.

UW Offers Fall Outdoor Guide Certification Course

September 16, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources is offering an online guide certification course this fall for both aspiring and veteran guides.

two people with drones UW’s Aerosol Research To Be Highlighted in Documentary That Will Air on French TV in 2022

September 16, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Department of Atmospheric Science recently received some international attention for its expertise. And that knowledge is expected to show up in a French documentary film about aerosols sometime next year.

UW’s Annual Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies Conference Slated for Oct. 8

September 16, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) and the UW College of Law’s Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR) will virtually host the 2021 Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies Conference Friday, Oct. 8.

four people standing in front of a building UW Team Receives NSF Award to Study New Membrane Materials for Water Purification, Desalinization

September 15, 2021 — The global disruption produced by climate change will place further stress on the world’s freshwater supplies due to higher temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and increases in human population, according to John Hoberg. This is expected to result in half of the world’s population facing freshwater shortages by 2030.

Listening Session Friday on UW Master’s Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences

September 14, 2021 — A listening session is scheduled Friday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. to receive comment on the University of Wyoming’s proposal to eliminate the master’s degree in family and consumer sciences.

UW Chamber Orchestra to Perform ‘Russian Strings’

September 14, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Chamber Orchestra will present an all-Russian music program at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

photo of a woman sitting UW School of Nursing Selects Niemoller as 2021 Distinguished Alumna

September 14, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has selected Jeanine Niemoller as its 2021 Distinguished Alumna.

Listening Session Thursday on UW Master’s Degree Programs Eyed for Elimination

September 13, 2021 — A listening session is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to receive comment on the University of Wyoming’s proposal to eliminate master’s degrees in political science and international studies.

NCAR Official to Discuss New Supercomputer Friday at UW

September 13, 2021 — A top director with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is coming to the University of Wyoming to discuss the capabilities and uses of a new supercomputer that will be installed in the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) near Cheyenne.

UW AHC’s Simpson Institute Economic Discussion Postponed

September 13, 2021 — The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center’s (AHC) Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership has postponed an event scheduled Sept. 21 titled “Wyoming at the Economic Crossroads.”

UW Encourages Observance of Constitution Day

September 13, 2021 — 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.

UW Men Set Record Right Out of the Chutes

September 13, 2021 — It didn’t take long for the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team to establish itself as the team to beat in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) this fall.

map on old newspaper page UW Receives Second NEH Grant for Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project

September 13, 2021 — University of Wyoming Libraries has received a second round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support ongoing newspaper digitization work.

head photo of a woman UW School of Nursing Welcomes New McMurry Chair of Mental Health

September 13, 2021 — Sherra St Clair has accepted a position as the new McMurry Chair of Mental Health at the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Sept. 15-17

September 10, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on enrollment, COVID-19, academic program reviews and budget reductions during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 15-17.

UW President to Give ‘State of the University’ Speech Wednesday

September 10, 2021 — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel will provide updates on key issues and initiatives and outline future plans during his “State of the University” address Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW Students Win Dinner With President, Provost for Reporting Vaccinations

September 10, 2021 — A University of Wyoming student from Riverton and five of his friends will have dinner with UW President Ed Seidel and his partner, Gabrielle Allen, after the student won a weekly drawing for UW students who have reported being vaccinated for COVID-19.

UW Student Wins $1,000 in Community Vaccination Incentive Drawing

September 10, 2021 — A University of Wyoming student from Cheyenne is the first winner of a weekly $1,000 prize for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in an Albany County vaccination incentive program.

group of people posing outside a building UW School of Energy Resources, Williams Cos. Join Forces on Hydrogen Project

September 9, 2021 — Representatives of the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) and The Williams Cos. Inc. recently met on campus to discuss the UW school’s initiatives and development opportunities, as well as the energy infrastructure company’s clean energy strategy in Wyoming.

woman standing outside UW’s Runyon Receives NSF Award to Study Critical Element Distribution in Central Wyoming

September 9, 2021 — Simone Runyon, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Geology and Geophysics, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for research that investigates critical element distribution in the Rattlesnake Hills Alkaline Complex in central Wyoming.

Celebration of Life, Career of UW’s George Frison Sept. 24

September 8, 2021 — A celebration of the life and career of University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology Professor George Frison is from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the Hilton Garden Inn ballroom in Laramie. A reception follows.

UW AHC’s Simpson Institute Partners With PBS, Wyoming Humanities for Economic Discussion

September 8, 2021 — The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center’s (AHC) Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership is collaborating with Wyoming PBS and Wyoming Humanities to host an economic discussion.

head photo of a man UW Professor Studies Technological Implications of How Judicial System Interprets Video Forensic Analysis

September 8, 2021 — In the film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” Sean O’Connell, the photographer character played by Sean Penn, spent the better part of his career trying to snap a photo of the elusive snow leopard in the Himalayas. When the opportunity finally came, O’Connell chose to observe the rare animal through his eyes rather than his lens, saying “If I like a moment, I mean me, personally, sometimes I don’t like to have the distraction of the camera.”

UW’s Three-Time Regional Champion Rodeo Teams Ready to Defend Titles

September 8, 2021 — For the past three years, the University of Wyoming’s rodeo teams have ended the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) competition as champions in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Do not expect the Cowboys and Cowgirls to give up those championships anytime soon -- Coach Beau Clark has built the program to last over the long haul.

Listening Session Thursday on UW Degree Programs Eyed for Elimination

September 7, 2021 — A listening session is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 9, at 8 a.m. to receive comment on the University of Wyoming’s proposal to eliminate bachelor’s degrees in French, German and secondary education/languages.

US Supreme Court Justice’s Visit to UW Canceled

September 7, 2021 — United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch’s scheduled visit to the University of Wyoming College of Law and campus Sept. 16 has been canceled.

logo UW College of Education Launches Competition to Spark Interest in Teaching

September 7, 2021 — The University of Wyoming College of Education and UW Trustees Education Initiative (TEI) have partnered with Mursion, a company that develops virtual reality training simulations, to present the inaugural College WYTeach competition.

UW Libraries Signs Open Access Publishing Agreement With Cambridge University Press

September 7, 2021 — Research published by corresponding authors based at the University of Wyoming will be made open access at no additional cost, thanks to a new partnership between UW Libraries and Cambridge University Press (CUP).

UW’s Equality State Research Network Awards Six Grants

September 7, 2021 — The Equality State Research Network, a project of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities at the University of Wyoming, has awarded six grants to support community-based participatory research focusing on improving the health and well-being of Wyoming residents.

UW Fraternities, Sororities Receive National Awards

September 3, 2021 — The fraternity and sorority community at the University of Wyoming recently received national awards for the 2020-21 academic year.

woman with ancient bones on a table in front of her Origins of People in the Americas Topic of Frison Institute Lecture at UW Sept. 23

September 2, 2021 — “Dark Waters and Murky Models: Perspectives on the Peopling of the Americas from Page-Ladson” is the topic of the 23rd annual George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology Lecture Thursday, Sept. 23, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Football Game Travelers May Encounter Traffic Issues

September 2, 2021 — University of Wyoming football fans traveling to Laramie for Saturday’s 2 p.m. season opener against Montana State University may find some disruption of traditional traffic routes due to construction.

UW to Offer Free Language, Culture Sessions via Zoom This Fall

September 2, 2021 — Registrations are now being accepted for the popular World Language and Culture Program (WLCP) at the University of Wyoming this semester. A total of 18 nonformal world language and culture sessions are available free via Zoom.

head photo of a woman UW’s Bobadilla Receives Young Investigator Grant to Research Drug Addiction

September 2, 2021 — Ana Clara Bobadilla says the opioid epidemic in the United States is associated with an equally dangerous public health threat -- the combined use of multiple drugs. For example, from 2010-16, fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, accounted for most of the increase in cocaine-related overdose deaths.

Vaccination Clinic Before UW Football Game Saturday

September 2, 2021 — Fans attending Saturday’s University of Wyoming-Montana State University football game have the opportunity to be vaccinated for COVID-19 during pregame festivities.

photos displayed on a wall 9/11 Educational Exhibition on View at UW’s Coe Library

September 1, 2021 — An educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins and its ongoing implications is on display at the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library.

UW Announces Labor Day Closures

September 1, 2021 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, Sept. 6, for Labor Day.

head photo of a man UW’s Finnoff Named Wyoming Excellence Chair, McMurry Fellow

September 1, 2021 — An award-winning professor in the College of Business’ Department of Economics is the newest endowed chair at the University of Wyoming.

UW’s LaramieLink Dial-A-Ride Service Reduced

September 1, 2021 — Beginning today (Wednesday), University of Wyoming Transportation Services has temporarily shortened the operating hours for the LaramieLink Dial-A-Ride on-call bus service due to staffing shortages.

woman holding up clear container of fish and looking at it UW’s Mruk Receives NIH R21 Grant to Study Spinal Cord Regeneration

September 1, 2021 — Karen Mruk is focused on spinal cord regeneration and is studying how a zebrafish regenerates to learn more about how that information can apply to humans.

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