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November 2021 Releases

man working in a lab UW Scientist Collaborates to Investigate Protein Shape Shifting

November 30, 2021 — University of Wyoming researchers, in collaboration with others across the U.S., will begin investigating how environments can turn proteins into jack-of-all-trades journeymen.

Donate Food and Have Parking Fines Reduced at UW

November 29, 2021 — People who have unpaid parking citations of less than $38 at the University of Wyoming can have their fines reduced by donating nonperishable items for a food drive.

hand-drawn cartoon panel New Exhibitions at UW’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center

November 29, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Foundation and the American Heritage Center (AHC) have teamed up to present three new exhibitions of photographs and images at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center at the eastern end of campus.

Office of Student Ombudsman Established at UW

November 29, 2021 — The University of Wyoming has established the Office of the Student Ombudsman -- the first office of its kind in the history of the university. The office will provide informal, confidential, impartial and independent assistance to students who are experiencing conflicts.

group photo of women Thirty-Two Women in STEM Honored at UW’s Own It! Awards

November 29, 2021 — Thirty-two women were recognized at the University of Wyoming’s sixth annual Own It! Awards ceremony Nov. 15.

two people across a study table from each other UW Creates New Student Learning Commons

November 29, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Coe Library is home to the new Student Learning Commons, a centralized, one-stop academic support network for UW students.

UWPD Changes Annual Auction to Garage Sale Dec. 1

November 29, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Police Department’s (UWPD) annual found property auction has been changed to a garage sale and will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1, beginning at 4 p.m. at the UWPD north parking lot, located at 1426 E. Flint St.

head photo of a woman UW Professor Contributes to Special Issue of BioScience

November 29, 2021 — A University of Wyoming assistant professor recently contributed to a special issue of the journal BioScience that explores a new paradigm for managing natural resources in the context of rapid ecological transformations.

three women on a stage UW Theatre and Dance Season Continues With ‘These Shining Lives’

November 29, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance fall season continues with “These Shining Lives” Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 2-4, and Thursday and Friday, Dec. 9-10.

UW’s Fisher Innovation Launchpad to Culminate in Virtual Event Nov. 30

November 29, 2021 — IMPACT 307, the University of Wyoming’s business incubator program, will host the sixth Fisher Innovation Launchpad (FIL) Pitch Day Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Governor Launches Wyoming Innovation Partnership with First Investment of Federal Funds

November 23, 2021 — A new effort to better diversify and grow Wyoming’s economy and workforce will receive a major boost with the allocation of $27 million in federal funding by Gov. Mark Gordon.

woman holding a book UW Professor, Author Colleen Denney to Speak on Campus Dec. 2

November 22, 2021 — A University of Wyoming professor who has published extensively on the visual culture of women’s activism worldwide will speak Thursday, Dec. 2, at UW.

photo of a man Harmony One Founder Joining UW Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation Advisory Board

November 19, 2021 — Stephen Tse, founder and CEO of Harmony One, a fast and open blockchain for decentralized applications, is the latest global industry leader to be appointed to serve on the University of Wyoming Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation (CBDI) Advisory Board.

Pandemic Prompts Delay in UW Presidential Evaluation

November 19, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees has delayed its comprehensive review of the performance of President Ed Seidel to next year as a result of highly unusual conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UW Continues COVID Vaccination Encouragement, Closely Watches Court Challenges to Federal Mandates

November 19, 2021 — The University of Wyoming continues to strongly encourage but not require COVID-19 vaccinations for almost all employees and all students while multiple lawsuits proceed regarding federal vaccine mandates.

UW Trustees Approve Academic Reorganization

November 19, 2021 — A major reorganization of the University of Wyoming’s academic programs will proceed as outlined by the university’s administration, following votes of support Thursday (Nov. 18) by UW’s Board of Trustees.

Bret Andrew, Taylor Kennedy, Sierra Levene and Audrey Lucas UW WWAMI Medical Students Participate in Research Symposium

November 19, 2021 — Students in the Wyoming-WWAMI Medical Education Program recently presented their research projects through poster displays and viewings by academic judges and the public during the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences’ third annual research symposium.

Board of Trustees Extends UW Mask Policy Into December

November 18, 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.

man standing amid stacks of boxes UW, Black 14 Plan Further Collaborations Following 2019 Apology

November 18, 2021 — Building on a formal apology and other actions in 2019 to honor the Black 14 on the 50th anniversary of their dismissal from the University of Wyoming’s football team, UW and the former student-athletes are moving forward with additional steps to ensure that the lessons of one of the most turbulent times in the university’s history aren’t forgotten.

UW’s Educational Opportunity Centers Awarded Five-Year Federal Grants

November 17, 2021 — Two federal grants have been awarded to the University of Wyoming’s Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program, housed in the office of Student Educational Opportunity, to help encourage higher education.

Annual UW Holiday Market Dec. 10

November 16, 2021 — Nearly 50 vendors will sell a wide assortment of products at the University of Wyoming Holiday Market Friday, Dec. 10.

UW, CaaMTech Team Up to Study Psychedelics as Treatments for Addiction

November 16, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy and CaaMTech, a Washington state-based company that engineers psychedelic drugs, recently formed a collaboration in which UW researchers will evaluate CaaMTech’s proprietary compounds in addiction models as well as aim to demonstrate their anti-addictive properties.

Paul Phillips and Katherine Smith UW Symphony Orchestra ‘Salute the Heroes’ Nov. 18

November 16, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will present “Salute the Heroes,” a performance that recognizes music and heroism, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

man in a lab UW’s Fan Listed Among Most ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ for 2021

November 16, 2021 — Two University of Wyoming faculty members -- one current and one former -- have made Clarivate Analytics’ list as two of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the field of chemical and petroleum engineering.

UW’s IMPACT 307 to Host ‘Lunch and Learn’ Series Webinar Nov. 17

November 16, 2021 — IMPACT 307, a University of Wyoming program, will host “Important Legal Documents Every Entrepreneur Should Know,” a new “Lunch and Learn” series webinar event, Wednesday, Nov. 17, from noon-1 p.m.

UW Announces Thanksgiving Closures

November 15, 2021 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-26, for Thanksgiving. UW classes will be dismissed Monday-Friday, Nov. 22-26.

UW Researcher Identifies Early Literacy Support Strategies for Young Dual Language Learners

November 15, 2021 — There is a large and growing population of children in the United States who are younger than 5 years old who have a first language other than English and will be forced to learn two languages simultaneously, as well as learn academic subjects in a new language.

logo Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 13, 2021 — The University of Wyoming is playing host to the Wyoming State High School Football Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-13.

Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Announces Three Winners

November 12, 2021 — IMPACT 307, Sheridan’s business incubator, has chosen three winners of the 2021 Sheridan Start-Up Challenge.

four people posing together outside Two UW Teams Make National Semifinals of DOE Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize

November 12, 2021 — Two University of Wyoming research teams have been named Phase 1 semifinalists of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) American-Made Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize, a $4 million competition designed to advance technologies and techniques to support direct lithium extraction from geothermal brines.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Nov. 17-19

November 12, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a proposal to reorganize academic programs and receive updates on other issues during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 17-19.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Nov. 19

November 12, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Laramie’s Hilton Garden Inn.

UW SER’s Collaboration Proposal With Baker Hughes Selected for DOE Funding

November 11, 2021 — The University of Wyoming will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a subawardee in a collaborative grant proposal with Baker Hughes Energy Transition LLC to develop innovative solutions and uses for coal waste.

two women standing together in protective gear UW WWAMI Students Volunteer to Treat COVID-19 Patients

November 11, 2021 — Two second-year Wyoming medical students enrolled in the WWAMI Medical Education Program at the University of Wyoming recently took part in a volunteer effort to support COVID-19 patient care at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie.

UW Health Sciences Educators Honored for Nursing Journal Article

November 10, 2021 — A former dean and faculty members of the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, along with members of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), have been honored for their work on an article published in The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.

three people working together on something UW Student Team Wins XPRIZE and Musk Foundation Award in Carbon Removal Competition

November 10, 2021 — A team of students from the University of Wyoming is a winner of the Carbon Removal Student Competition funded by XPRIZE and the Musk Foundation.

choral group posing UW Choral Ensembles to Present ‘Songs of Love, Peace, Praise’ Nov. 13

November 9, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Singing Statesmen, Bel Canto and the Happy Jacks choral ensembles will present “Music in the Air: Songs of Love, Peace and Praise” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

young woman working on a project at a table 4-H Educator Uses UW MakeHERspace Program to Help Girls Flex STEM Expertise

November 8, 2021 — A Carbon County 4-H educator is using MakeHERspace workshops to erase that girls’ bland sugar-and-spice stereotype and replace it with accomplish and aspire.

Guest Speaker to Discuss Racism as Public Health Crisis in UW Lecture Series Nov. 15

November 8, 2021 — A University of Florida lecturer will discuss his research on racism as a public health crisis as part of the University of Wyoming Black Studies Center’s (UWBSC) 2021-22 Let Freedom Ring Lecture Series.

Informational UW Diversity Hub Webpage Launched

November 8, 2021 — A Diversity Hub webpage that will host valuable information to connect the campus and offer resources has been developed by the University of Wyoming’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and its partners.

Registration Now Open for UWAA’s Third Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

November 8, 2021 — Online registration is now open for the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) gingerbread house decorating contest.

UW College of Health Sciences Continues Advancement of Interprofessional Education

November 8, 2021 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences continues its advancement of interprofessional education, recognizing the need to provide students from multiple disciplines a broad perspective of the complexities of patient care in the age of COVID-19.

UW International Education Week Events Scheduled Nov. 15-19

November 8, 2021 — Events ranging from presentations on scholarship opportunities to specialty-prepared meals and education abroad opportunities are among activities planned for the University of Wyoming’s International Education Week Nov. 15-19. All events are open to the public.

logo UW Launches Next Stage of ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Campaign

November 8, 2021 — The University of Wyoming has launched the next phase of its “The World Needs More Cowboys” marketing campaign, including a new anthem video that highlights the attributes of UW students, employees, alumni and supporters.

UW Names Director of Advanced Research Computing Center

November 8, 2021 — An expert in computational biology, biophysics and big-data analyses in high-performance computing environments has been chosen as the director of the University of Wyoming’s Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC).

womnan with hardhat, gloves and tool on mountian trail Wyoming Conservation Corps Recruiting for First All-Women Crew at UW

November 8, 2021 — Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) crews work long, physically demanding days digging, running chainsaws and building fence, often in remote locations and harsh weather. Next summer, for the first time, one of those crews will be an all-women team, composed of two crew leaders and six crew members.

poster advertising reception Cheyenne Boy Who Saved Sister To Be Honored With Reception at UW Geological Museum Nov. 12

November 5, 2021 — A boy from Cheyenne who saved his little sister’s life from a charging dog in summer 2020 will be honored with a reception at the University of Wyoming Geological Museum from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. The event is free and open to the public.

New $2.5 Million Grant to Help Wyoming Entrepreneurs Access Critical Resources

November 5, 2021 — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network a $2.5 million grant to implement the SBA’s Community Navigator Pilot Program in Wyoming.

UW Finalizes Academic Restructuring Proposal to Present to Trustees

November 5, 2021 — A major reorganization of the University of Wyoming’s academic programs would proceed, although implementation of some significant components would be delayed by a year, under a proposal scheduled to be presented to the UW Board of Trustees Nov. 17-19.

bison grazing by a river UW to Host Symposium in Cody Noting Yellowstone National Park’s 150th Anniversary

November 5, 2021 — The University of Wyoming College of Law and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources will host a symposium marking Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody May 19-20.

band on stage UW Wind Symphony to Present ‘Celebration’ Nov. 11

November 5, 2021 — The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will present “Celebration” Thursday, Nov. 11, as part of the Department of Music’s Spotlight Series. The program is at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

woman and dog on steps in front of house Casper Entrepreneur Turns Passion Into a Creative Startup

November 4, 2021 — Anyone who has had the daunting experience of trying to get an injured and frightened 80-pound dog or a nervous cat into a vehicle for a trip to the vet should be overjoyed about Dr. Angie O’Hearn’s new visiting veterinary services business -- The Visiting Vet -- in Casper.

DOE Recognizes UW’s EORI for Promoting State’s Carbon Capture Readiness

November 4, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has made it on the front page of the U.S. Department of Energy’s monthly Carbon Storage Newsletter, highlighting EORI’s published StoryMap “Wyoming is CCUS Ready!”

UW EORI’s Acting Director Contributes to US CO2 Survey

November 4, 2021 — The acting director of the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI), Lon Whitman, is a contributor to an important and anticipated publication on carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery projects in the nation.

UW School of Pharmacy Establishes Continuing Education Advisory Board

November 4, 2021 — The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy has established an advisory board for its continuing education program.

logo UW’s Wild and Working Lands Film Festival Open for Submissions

November 4, 2021 — The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming is now accepting submissions for its inaugural Wild and Working Lands Film Festival to be held in Laramie next May. The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 17.

Veterans Day Roll Call Event at UW Seeking Volunteers

November 4, 2021 — Volunteers are needed to read the names of military members who died serving their country for a Veterans Day event scheduled Thursday, Nov. 11, at the University of Wyoming.

National Researcher to Discuss mRNA Vaccines, Treatments in UW Seminar

November 3, 2021 — A National Cancer Institute (NCI) researcher whose work is directly relevant to messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine development is scheduled to present a University of Wyoming seminar Friday, Nov. 12.

people playing musical instruments UW Community Band, Symphonic Band to Perform Nov. 8

November 3, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Community Band and Symphonic Band will perform “From Film to the Shires of England” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

one side show a moon of Saturn, the other a geyser at Yellowstone UW Planetarium November Schedule Includes Program About Yellowstone Supervolcano

November 3, 2021 — A program on Yellowstone National Park being a potential supervolcano will highlight the schedule at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium this month.

people seated at tables for an event UW Professor’s ESL Research Helps English Language Learners Navigate Public Schools

November 3, 2021 — More than 200 people attended the recent Wyoming ESL Parent Institute, which served as a resource for English as a second language (ESL) students and their parents, in addition to educators and policymakers who want to support ESL families in their school districts.

Ben Chen and Dean Zhang Edgewater Duo to Perform Nov. 6 at UW

November 2, 2021 — The Edgewater Duo will perform as part of the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

Theresa Bogard and Dean Zhang UW Faculty Recital Series Features ‘Piano Duet’ Nov. 7

November 2, 2021 — A University of Wyoming Department of Music professor and a UW graduate are the featured “Piano Duet” musicians in the Sunday, Nov. 7, Faculty Recital Series program.

head photo of a woman UW’s Brummond Receives Teen Science Café Network Rural Fellowship

November 2, 2021 — Karagh Brummond, director of the University of Wyoming Science Initiative Outreach and Engagement Program, has been selected as one of nine Teen Science Café Rural Fellows for the 2021-22 program.

giving day logo 2021 UW Giving Day Breaks All Records

November 1, 2021 — The seventh annual University of Wyoming Giving Day, held during Homecoming this year, was record-breaking -- raising discretionary funds that benefit programs large and small at Wyoming’s only four-year, land-grant university.

2022 Wind River Startup Challenge Accepting Applications

November 1, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s IMPACT 307 business incubator program, in coordination with Central Wyoming College and other local partners, has launched the third annual Wind River Startup Challenge (WRSC).

Nominations Accepted for UW Winter Commencement Student Speaker

November 1, 2021 — Nominations are now being accepted for a student speaker for the University of Wyoming’s winter commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 11. The nomination deadline is Friday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m.

Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Program to Host Panel for UW Students

November 1, 2021 — The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources will hold a panel discussion about the outdoor recreation and tourism management degree for interested UW students.

woman standing by a railing Shelby Kennedy Named UW Staff Employee of Third Quarter

November 1, 2021 — A coordinator and resident “rock star” in the University of Wyoming’s Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office has been named the Staff Employee of the Third Quarter.

logo UW Announces Winners of Collegiate WYTeach Contest

November 1, 2021 — Emily Balfour, a sophomore secondary education career and technical education major at the University of Wyoming at Casper, was named the first-place winner of the inaugural WYTeach Collegiate Competition.

man playing a saxophone UW Jazz Concert to Feature Special Guest Ernie Watts Nov. 4

November 1, 2021 — The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble will perform with special guest Ernie Watts Thursday, Nov. 4, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 1, 2021 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2022 need to make a new request by Friday, Dec. 31.

man playing drums Wheelock’s Record Release Concert Nov. 5 at UW

November 1, 2021 — Andy Wheelock, a University of Wyoming Department of Music assistant professor, will present a record release concert Friday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

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