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March 2022 Releases


Dru Heller, Art Lande and Gonzalo Teppa Art Lande Trio Flex to Perform April 7 at UW

March 31, 2022 — Jazz musician Art Lande’s trio Flex will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

Computer Scientist Is Speaker for UW School of Computing Seminar Friday

March 31, 2022 — Diksha Shukla, a University of Wyoming computer science assistant professor, will discuss “Machine Learning: Security Threats and Mitigation Efforts” as part of UW’s new School of Computing seminar series Friday, April 1, at 11 a.m.

Four UW Nordic Ski Team Members Named Academic All-Americans

March 31, 2022 — Four University of Wyoming Nordic ski team members were among 361 student-athletes nationwide recently selected to the National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team by the United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association.

four people gathered around a rose in a basin UW Professor Collaborates on Diverse Networks in Academic Mentoring Study

March 31, 2022 — A University of Wyoming professor is among 20 international scholars who recently published a paper on the importance of mentor relationships for women and underrepresented minority scientists in academia.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Friday

March 31, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via teleconference at 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 1.

UW Department of Music to Host Double Reed Day April 2

March 30, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music will offer double reed instrument master classes starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

earth as seen from the moon UW Planetarium Celebrates Earth Day During April

March 30, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will celebrate Earth Day next month with a program Friday, April 22.

horse and foal UW Extension Releases Potomac Horse Fever Awareness Poster

March 29, 2022 — Scott Schell owns horses and has lived in Wyoming for 59 years. Until he met Jennifer Fernandez, a horse owner in Cody, Schell had never heard of Potomac horse fever (PHF) in Wyoming.

UW Opens Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

March 29, 2022 — As tax season approaches its peak, a new clinic dedicated to consulting and representing taxpayers has opened in the University of Wyoming College of Business’ Department of Accounting and Finance.

photo portrait of a woman Award-Winning Author Jesmyn Ward to Speak at UW April 20

March 28, 2022 — Acclaimed memoirist, essayist and award-winning author Jesmyn Ward will speak Wednesday, April 20, at the University of Wyoming.

Two Idea Labs for UW Strategic Planning This Week

March 28, 2022 — Members of the University of Wyoming community are invited to participate in two strategic planning Idea Labs this week.

UW College of Business Hosts 500 High School Students, Educators for State FBLA

March 28, 2022 — The University of Wyoming College of Business recently hosted the State Leadership Conference of the Wyoming Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).

woman kneeling down to work with a plant UW Extension to Offer Workshop on Growing Edible Flowers, Herbs April 2

March 28, 2022 — Edible flowers and herbs will have their time to shine during a University of Wyoming Extension workshop Saturday, April 2, in Casper.

UW Faculty Senate Speaker Series Award Nominations Accepted

March 28, 2022 — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022-23 University of Wyoming Faculty Senate Speaker Series. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 6.

UW Men’s Rodeo Team Runner-up at EWC, Cowgirls Third

March 28, 2022 — For the first time during the combined fall and spring rodeo seasons, the University of Wyoming men’s team did not win a Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) weekly competition. The Cowboys were second last weekend.

UW to Offer Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees

March 28, 2022 — The University of Wyoming once again will negotiate and offer an employee gas rate as part of the Choice Gas program for both current employees and retirees.

head photo of a man UW Trustees Elect McKinley as Board Chairman

March 28, 2022 — Cheyenne attorney John McKinley was elected Friday as chairman of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, effective May 1.

head photo of a woman UW’s Kempson Honored for Half Century of Commitment to Social Work Profession

March 28, 2022 — Diane Kempson, an associate professor and director of the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at the University of Wyoming, was honored by the National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW) Wyoming chapter during its annual awards ceremony earlier this month.

UW Campus Organizations to Host In-Person Screening of No Man’s Land Film Festival

March 25, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s Outdoor Program, Campus Recreation and 7220 Entertainment will host an in-person showing of the No Man’s Land Film Festival (NMLFF) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the UW College of Education auditorium.

head photo of a man UW Selects Parag Chitnis as VP for Research and Economic Development

March 25, 2022 — An experienced administrator who has led numerous interdisciplinary research programs for two federal agencies and two land-grant universities has been chosen as the University of Wyoming’s vice president for research and economic development.

Students Compete in UW’s Annual World Languages Day

March 24, 2022 — One hundred sixty-eight students and six teachers representing six junior high and high schools from across Wyoming participated in the University of Wyoming’s annual World Languages Day (WLD) competition March 4.

Students Named Wyoming State Science Fair Winners at UW

March 24, 2022 — High school students from Cheyenne, Greybull and Laramie were the top winners from this month’s virtual Wyoming State Science Fair, hosted by the University of Wyoming.

dancers on a stage UW’s Theatre and Dance, Symphony Orchestra Collaborate on Ballet Performances

March 24, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) joins the UW Department of Theatre and Dance to produce two fully staged ballets March 29-April 3 on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts main stage.

Central Asian Awareness Day and Navruz at UW April 2

March 23, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s Central Asian Student Association (CASA) will celebrate its eighth annual Central Asian Awareness Day and Navruz from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Derek McDonald, Howard Shear, David Ware and David Wharton UW Department of Music to Host Wyoming Trumpet Workshop March 26

March 23, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music and the Wyoming Trumpet Guild will offer a day of trumpet master classes, clinics and performances from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 26, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA).

man standing outside Eugene Holubnyak to Direct Hydrogen Energy Research Center at UW

March 22, 2022 — Eugene Holubnyak is the latest center of excellence director in the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER), taking the helm in the Hydrogen Energy Research Center (H2ERC).

head photo of a woman Shihab Selected to Lead UW Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

March 22, 2022 — An accomplished scientist and entrepreneur who has helped develop the framework for the University of Wyoming’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) has been named director of the new center.

Y Cross Ranch Funding Provides Significant Support to UW Students

March 22, 2022 — The Y Cross Ranch Endowment is providing significant support to University of Wyoming Y Cross Scholars in the 2021-22 academic year while also helping to ensure the future of agriculture and ranching in Wyoming and beyond.

True Moves to Director Role in UW College of Business Student Center

March 21, 2022 — One of the strongest student advocates in the University of Wyoming’s College of Business has been tapped to lead the college’s Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center (GJSSC).

UW College of Education Launches New Mentoring Program to Support Emerging Teachers

March 21, 2022 — The University of Wyoming College of Education has launched the Wyoming Teacher-Mentor Corps (WTMC), an innovative new program designed to foster teacher excellence by providing expert support for emerging teachers. The community of mentors will help teacher candidates excel in the classroom.

Marketa Marvanova and Jacob Warren UW Health Sciences Dean Finalists to Visit This Week

March 21, 2022 — Finalists for the position of dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they are scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning Tuesday, March 22.

head photo of a man UW Professor Dies in Avalanche in Teton Backcountry

March 21, 2022 — A University of Wyoming professor and UW Extension soil fertility specialist died Thursday after being caught in an avalanche in the Teton backcountry.

UW Replaces New Student Orientation With Admitted Student Days, Saddle Up

March 21, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s incoming fall 2022 class will be welcomed with a new approach this year.

UW Women Move Into First Place; Cowboys Take Another Rodeo Team Title

March 21, 2022 — All it took was one dominating performance for the University of Wyoming Cowgirls to climb into first place in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR), while their Cowboy teammates kept on winning.

head photo of a man Yellowstone Collector to Give Talk at UW March 31

March 21, 2022 — An avid collector of materials that document the history of America’s first national park will speak Thursday, March 31, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet March 23-25

March 18, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on a number of issues and participate in the opening of UW’s new Science Initiative Building during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, March 23-25.

head photo of a woman UW Business Incubator Client CEO Receives USA Today Honor

March 17, 2022 — For her continued efforts against human trafficking in Wyoming and nationwide, Ashleigh Chapman was recently recognized by USA Today as one of its “Women of the Year.”

UW-Led Update of Early Learning Standards Aims to Boost Preschool Experiences

March 17, 2022 — Early childhood educators, parents and others across Wyoming now have access to an important tool to help children from birth through kindergarten.

UW, Partners Secure History Grant to Assist State’s Libraries, Museums

March 16, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) will hire a project archivist to build an information network among records stewards from Wyoming’s libraries, museums and archives, with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

UW Approves New Biomedical Engineering Minor for Fall 2022

March 16, 2022 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science will launch a new biomedical engineering (BME) minor program for its undergraduate students starting in the fall semester.

UW’s IMPACT 307 to Host ‘Lunch and Learn’ Series Webinar March 23

March 16, 2022 — IMPACT 307, a University of Wyoming program, will host “How to Raise Money With Wyoming Invests Now (WIN) and Other Securities Exemptions,” a new “Lunch and Learn” series webinar, Wednesday, March 23, from noon-1 p.m.

UW Rodeo Team Ready to Defend Regional Titles

March 15, 2022 — When the fall rodeo season ended, the University of Wyoming’s men’s team was the clear-cut Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) leaders. With the spring season beginning this weekend, the Cowboys are now focusing on the bigger picture: the college finals.

UW’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Announces Six Finalists

March 15, 2022 — IMPACT 307, a business development program of the University of Wyoming with business incubators in Laramie, Casper, Cheyenne and Sheridan, will continue to build upon the successes of its Casper Start-Up Challenge with a sixth year of the competition and another $50,000 fund to seed Casper startup businesses.

close up of a bumblebee UW’s Dillon Interviewed on BBC Podcast About How High Bumblebees Can Fly

March 15, 2022 — When a regular listener of “CrowdScience” posed the question “How high can insects fly?,” podcast host Alex Lathbridge went looking for answers from a number of sources, including a University of Wyoming faculty member.

UW Libraries to Launch Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education

March 14, 2022 — University of Wyoming Libraries soon will launch the Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education (JOERHE), a new, open peer-reviewed journal.

UW Marketing Video Wins National, Regional Awards; Honored for Inclusiveness

March 14, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s “I Am a Cowboy” marketing video has been recognized among the best single-spot television ads among all national higher education advertising in the past year.

two people, one behind a podium and the other off to the side UW Mortar Board Honors Staff Members for Service to Students

March 14, 2022 — Members of the University of Wyoming’s senior honor society recently selected UW staff members to receive the “Tip of the Cap” award.

logo UW SER to Host Rocky Mountain Professional Landman Conference April 29

March 14, 2022 — The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) will host the Rocky Mountain Professional Landman (PLM) Conference Friday, April 29.

Cowboys Finish Second, Cowgirls Third at Nordic Nationals

March 13, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s men finished second and the women third in the overall team races following the concluding team spring relay race Saturday at the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association’s Collegiate National Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y.

UW Extension, Wyoming 4-H to Host Virtual Career Night March 22

March 11, 2022 — Young people in Wyoming and beyond can learn about a variety of career opportunities during a virtual career night hosted by University of Wyoming Extension and Wyoming 4-H Tuesday, March 22.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Stand Second, Third Heading to Final Day at Nationals

March 11, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s Nordic ski teams had their best day today (Friday) at the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association’s Collegiate National Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Kevin Bennett, Marketa Marvanova and Jacob Warren UW College of Health Sciences Dean Finalists Selected

March 10, 2022 — Finalists for the position of dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they’re being scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning the week of March 21.

Nordic skiers UW Nordic Skier Wins National Title; Men Stand Third, Women Second

March 10, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s John Henry Paluszek skied to a national championship Wednesday, helping the Cowboys move into third place at the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association’s Collegiate National Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y.

people in a glassed in building area UW to Unveil New Science Initiative Building March 24

March 10, 2022 — University of Wyoming students and researchers soon will have access to one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the nation with the completion of the $100 million Science Initiative Building.

salamander on snow UW’s Biodiversity Institute to Host Laramie Salamander Migration Initiative

March 9, 2022 — Each spring, on rainy nights, hundreds of Western tiger salamanders -- taking up residence in the yards of Laramie homes -- find their way to LaBonte Park. There, they breed and lay thousands of eggs in the park’s pond.

Location Changed for Ukraine Rally at UW

March 8, 2022 — Expected weather conditions have caused a change in the location and length of a “Rally for Freedom” in support of the people of Ukraine Wednesday, March 9, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Associate Professor Explores Rural Teacher Corps to Offset Teacher Shortage

March 8, 2022 — Kate Welsh, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming’s School of Teacher Education, was awarded a grant from the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC) to explore the establishment of a rural teacher corps in Wyoming.

UW Nordic Cowgirl Skiers Second After First Day at Nationals, Cowboys Fourth

March 8, 2022 — Despite the team’s top seasonlong skier finishing out of the running, the University of Wyoming women’s Nordic ski team took second overall today (Tuesday) on the first day of the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association’s Collegiate National Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y.

NEH Grant to Fund UW Program That Benefits State Teachers

March 7, 2022 — A University of Wyoming project is among a small number of humanities projects nationwide selected for a Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities program grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Newcastle Student Named Winner of UW’s WYTeach Contest for High School Students

March 7, 2022 — Toby Johnson, a student from Newcastle High School, was named the winner of the annual WYTeach contest that was developed by the University of Wyoming.

a woman UW Counseling Student Receives Fellowship to Help Create Change at National Level

March 7, 2022 — A University of Wyoming doctoral student in counselor education and supervision recently was selected for a fellowship from an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling.

group of people sitting in a row UW Medical School Hosts First WWAMI Legislative Day Since 2020

March 7, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s medical school, Wyoming-WWAMI, hosted its annual Legislative Day last month for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

moose in the wild UW’s Biodiversity Institute Coordinates Successful Winter Moose Day

March 7, 2022 — For the eighth year running, community scientists helped track moose populations in the mountains outside of Laramie for Winter Moose Day. And they weren’t disappointed.

two women standing against stair railing UW’s Canyon Hardesty Receives Simpson Advanced Practice Nursing Fan Award

March 7, 2022 — Canyon Hardesty, an associate director of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming, is the recipient of the 2022 Peter K. Simpson Advanced Practice Nursing Fan Award.

head photo of a woman UW’s Katie Christensen Receives Wyoming Art Educator Award

March 7, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s Katie Christensen is the recipient of the 2022 Wyoming Art Educator Award from the National Art Education Association (NAEA).

man working with a gun scope Sheridan Gun Business Receives Assistance From UW’s SBDC Network

March 4, 2022 — Starting a business is never a simple task, especially in the midst of a pandemic. However, that didn’t stop one Sheridan entrepreneur, who received assistance from the University of Wyoming’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network.

UW SER Offers Proposal Prep Grants, Graduate Student Stipends for Sponsored Nuclear Research

March 3, 2022 — The Nuclear Energy Research Center (NERC) in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) is seeking proposals from UW faculty members currently receiving or pursuing sponsored research for nuclear-related projects.

woman and man surrounded by outdoor recreation equipment UW Taps McCoy to Lead Launch of WORTH Initiative

March 3, 2022 — One of the architects of the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality (WORTH) Initiative who led the successful launch of a new University of Wyoming degree program has been appointed as WORTH’s inaugural director.

people playing musical instruments UW Jazz Festival Features One for All Ensemble March 7

March 2, 2022 — The jazz ensemble One for All is the headliner for the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Jazz Festival at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

person sitting on rocks UW Researcher, Bahamian Scientists Collaborate on Post-Hurricane Dorian Recovery on Grand Bahama

March 2, 2022 — A University of Wyoming researcher and two colleagues from the University of The Bahamas are gathering data to evaluate community perspectives about forest recovery efforts two years after a devastating Category 5 storm hit parts of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and caused mass destruction.

UW Service Saturday Food Drive to Support Laramie Interfaith March 26

March 2, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office will host a food drive for Laramie Interfaith from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 26.

UW Student Success Hub Partners With UniWyo Credit Union

March 2, 2022 — Efforts to enhance the success of all University of Wyoming students got a boost recently, as UW’s Student Success and Graduation Hub has partnered with UniWyo Credit Union.

First ‘Idea Lab’ for UW Strategic Planning Wednesday

March 1, 2022 — Members of the University of Wyoming community have an opportunity to weigh in on issues important to the university’s future in a series of structured “Idea Labs” in coming weeks, starting with one focused in online education Wednesday, March 2.

UW, Partners Name ‘Youth Vision for 2030’ Contest Winners

March 1, 2022 — The University of Wyoming and collaborative partners recognized 10 young Wyoming writers for articulating a vision of the state’s future.

woman sitting by a grand piano UW Music Faculty Recital Series Features Pianist Theresa Bogard March 6

March 1, 2022 — University of Wyoming Professor Theresa Bogard will be the featured pianist for the Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

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