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Charges Filed Following Arrest at UW Washakie Dining Center

January 29, 2023 — A University of Wyoming student faces charges of trespassing, interference with a peace officer and possession of a controlled substance following an incident at UW’s Washakie Dining Center Saturday night.

Incident in Washakie Dining Center

January 29, 2023 — Saturday night in Washakie Dining Center, there was an incident involving UWPD’s response to an intensifying student interaction. Despite attempts to de-escalate the situation, the individual was removed from the facility, arrested and issued a no-trespass order from the UW campus. Additional details can be found here.

man fly fishing New Short Film Links Ranching and Fishing to Conservation Careers for UW Students

January 27, 2023 — A new short film, “Father + Nature,” tells the story of John Turner, a humble cowboy from western Wyoming whose career included some of the most impactful conservation decisions of the last century.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Nonresident

January 27, 2023 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2022 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Resident

January 27, 2023 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2022 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

UW Entrepreneurship Program Wins Top National Award

January 27, 2023 — The University of Wyoming College of Business Entrepreneurship Program won the Model Emerging Program Award at the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Conference Jan. 18-22 in Tallahassee, Fla.

photo portrait of a man UW Trustees Approve New Contract for President

January 27, 2023 — At its regular business meeting today (Friday), the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved a new contract for President Ed Seidel through June 30, 2026. His current contract was set to expire June 30, 2023.

poster for event Joyner-Kersee to Speak at UW Feb. 1

January 26, 2023 — One of the greatest athletes in American history will speak at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Feb. 1, to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day and conclude the 50th anniversary observance of the federal Title IX civil rights law.

woman holding a bird outside Tarwater Named UW’s Robert Berry Distinguished Chair in Ecology

January 26, 2023 — Corey Tarwater has been named the Robert Berry Distinguished Chair in Ecology at the University of Wyoming. Her appointment was effective earlier this month. She replaces Craig Benkman, who has held the chair since 2004.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Nonresident

January 26, 2023 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2022 fall semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Resident

January 26, 2023 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2022 fall semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

UW College of Education Aims to Reinvent Educator Development

January 26, 2023 — The leader of the University of Wyoming’s College of Education today (Thursday) presented UW’s Board of Trustees with a realistic view of the teacher labor market crisis confronting the state and nation. He also mapped a process for revolutionizing teacher preparation and bringing professional development to educators in ways that respect their time and needs.

logo Peabody Gift to UW School of Energy Resources Supports Long-Term Energy Innovation

January 25, 2023 — A $500,000 gift by Peabody, a leading coal producer, to the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) will support innovation in the field of carbon engineering and carbon management. In addition to the initial gift, Peabody has made a sustaining commitment of 1 cent per ton of Wyoming coal sold by Peabody to support these efforts.

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

January 25, 2023 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2022 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

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

January 25, 2023 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2022 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

UW College of Business Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Alumni Award

January 25, 2023 — The University of Wyoming College of Business is now accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumni Award.

man and woman at an event UW College of Education Creates Named Professorship to Support Early Childhood Education

January 25, 2023 — The John P. Ellbogen Foundation has provided $500,000, which has been matched dollar for dollar by the University of Wyoming Foundation, to establish the John P. Ellbogen Foundation Professorship in Early Childhood Education.

heart-shaped red nebula UW Planetarium Will Explore ‘Hearts in the Sky’ During February

January 25, 2023 — The University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will put a spotlight on Valentine’s Day during February.

UW’s Neltje Center Offers Master Class With Gretel Ehrlich

January 25, 2023 — The University of Wyoming and its Neltje Center for Excellence in Creativity and the Arts has announced a call for writers to participate in a master class with poet and essayist Gretel Ehrlich.

Dementia Diagnosis Topic of Jan. 25 Online Discussion

January 24, 2023 — Wyoming Dementia Together, a statewide nonprofit caregiver network offered through the University of Wyoming’s Center on Aging (WyCOA), will host a discussion on the different types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Nominations for UW Women in STEM Own It! Awards Open

January 24, 2023 — Nominations are being accepted for the seventh annual Own It! Awards for women who make a difference in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the University of Wyoming.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Workshop in Casper Jan. 31

January 24, 2023 — For anyone contemplating starting a small business, the thought alone can be daunting. However, advice and assistance are available.

man with a statue of a groundhog UW Haub School Dean to Give Public Talk on Groundhog Day

January 24, 2023 — The dean of the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, international squirrel expert John Koprowski, is set to deliver a free public talk to discuss the history and significance of Groundhog Day, the biology of the groundhog and what the day tells us about our connection to the natural world.

UW Plans Resilience Conversations in Five Communities

January 24, 2023 — The University of Wyoming’s Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program has planned a series of Wyoming community resilience conversations in February in Evanston, Lyman, Rock Springs, Rawlins and Saratoga.

Album by UW’s Markley Named One of Best Recordings of 2022

January 23, 2023 — A new album by Ben Markley, a University of Wyoming associate professor and the director of jazz studies for the Department of Music, was recently honored by DownBeat magazine as one of the best recordings of 2022.

Free Language Courses Offered at UW

January 23, 2023 — Registrations are now being accepted for the popular World Language and Culture Program (WLCP) at the University of Wyoming this semester. A total of 22 nonformal world language and culture sessions are available free via Zoom.

School of Energy Resources Announces Proposal Winners for Nuclear-Related Research at UW

January 23, 2023 — The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) has selected three proposed research projects to receive funding for nuclear-related research at UW.

magazine cover with two women on it UW Communications, Marketing Specialists Receive State Awards

January 23, 2023 — University of Wyoming Institutional Communications and Marketing specialists and UW Extension communications team members received nearly 20 awards during the annual Wyoming Press Association (WPA) Associates group contest.

head photo of a woman New Director of UW Early Care and Education Center Enjoys Successful First Semester

January 20, 2023 — Natalie Enevoldsen is beginning her second semester as the director of the University of Wyoming Early Care and Education Center (ECEC), as she took the reins of the center upon the retirement of Mark Bittner after his over 30 years of service to UW.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Jan. 25-27

January 20, 2023 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive reports on a variety of initiatives and consider UW’s new strategic plan during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 25-27.

UW Collaborates With Natrona County Library to Offer Blood Pressure Kits for Checkout

January 20, 2023 — Self-measured blood pressure monitoring kits are now available for checkout at the Natrona County Library, thanks to a partnership with the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) and the Wyoming Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program.

woman and man UW Extension to Host 39th Annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days Feb. 8-9

January 20, 2023 — University of Wyoming Extension will offer more than 25 educational sessions at this year’s Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days in Riverton Feb. 8-9.

Wyoming Community Navigator Program Offers Expanded Services to Small-Business Owners

January 20, 2023 — The Wyoming Community Navigator Program (CNP) is expanding its services to help small-business owners succeed.

black and white vintage photo of a man sitting on the ground with piles of papers 100th Anniversary Celebration of UW's Aven Nelson Building Scheduled Jan. 26

January 19, 2023 — The Aven Nelson Building, named after a well-known botanist and the University of Wyoming’s 11th president, will celebrate its 100th anniversary Thursday, Jan. 26. The UW campus and Laramie communities are invited to attend.

Casper Start-Up Challenge Registration Open

January 19, 2023 — IMPACT 307 looks to build upon previous successes of the Casper Start-Up Challenge, which enters its seventh year of competition and an increased seed fund that totals $100,000.

UW Department of Music Presents ‘Ghostly Romanticism for Strings and Piano’ Jan. 22

January 19, 2023 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music presents faculty ensemble members Theresa Bogard, piano; James Przygocki, viola; and Sherry Sinift, violin, in concert with guest cellist Hu Sisi Sunday, Jan. 22.

UW’s LRCC Announces 2022 Co-Winners of Carol Mead Leaders in Literacy Award

January 19, 2023 — Melanie Hornbeck, an outreach librarian at the Laramie County Library System in Cheyenne, and Jennifer Hayward, of Daniel, a Title 1 reading teacher at Pinedale Elementary School, are the co-winners of the 2022 Carol Mead Leaders in Literacy Award from the University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic (LRCC) Outreach Advisory Board.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 23-29

January 19, 2023 — 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 and Wyoming SBDC Network Continue State Trade Expansion Program Webinar Series

January 18, 2023 — The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network continues its six-part webinar series about the State Trade Expansion Program that will guide small-business owners through the steps to expand into international trade and to provide real-world examples from successful Wyoming small-business exporters.

woman skiing UW Nordic Skiers Compete With the Pros

January 18, 2023 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski team celebrated the new year by competing against the country’s fastest skiers.

group of people standing in a row UW Student Team One of Seven to Advance in NASA Design Challenge

January 18, 2023 — A team of University of Wyoming students is one of seven student teams selected to advance to the second phase of NASA’s 2023 Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (NExT) engineering design challenge.

UW’s IMPACT 307 Announces Fremont County Start-Up Challenge Application Period Is Open

January 18, 2023 — IMPACT 307 is accepting applications for its second annual Fremont County Start-Up Challenge through Monday, Feb. 20.

Carbon County Start-Up Challenge Pitch Night Jan. 19

January 17, 2023 — The first Carbon County Start-Up Challenge has four finalist teams that will compete for seed funding in a Pitch Night competition Thursday, Jan. 19.

Firearms Research Center Launches at UW

January 17, 2023 — The Firearms Research Center (FRC), housed in the University of Wyoming College of Law, has officially launched after earning faculty approval and private financial support.

logo PureWest Energy Gift to UW School of Energy Resources Advances Natural Gas Research

January 17, 2023 — A $250,000 gift from PureWest Energy LLC to the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) will support Wyoming natural gas research.

head photo of a man UW Animal Science Professor Named Wyoming Excellence Chair

January 17, 2023 — Bledar Bisha, a renowned food microbiologist and associate professor of animal science in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources, was recently named a Wyoming Excellence Chair.

UW Faculty Members Can Be Added to Experts List

January 17, 2023 — University of Wyoming Institutional Communications is looking to expand its UW faculty expert list.

UW Faculty Members Encouraged to Submit Papers for Release in Advance

January 17, 2023 — University of Wyoming faculty members who have upcoming research papers that will be published in the following journals -- Nature, Science or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- are encouraged to let UW Institutional Communications know well in advance.

Jonathan Carrier and Mark Perkins UW Professors Develop Dashboard to Drive Education Decision-Making

January 17, 2023 — University of Wyoming College of Education faculty members have published a paper in the journal PLOS ONE describing the development of an interactive dashboard that combines data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

UW to Host Tourism and Hospitality Industry Job Fair Feb. 1

January 17, 2023 — The University of Wyoming will host a job fair for the hospitality and tourism industries Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the College of Business Building atrium.

head photo of a man ‘UW in Your Community’ Event Jan. 30 in Rock Springs

January 17, 2023 — 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 Sweetwater County during a “UW in Your Community” gathering Monday, Jan. 30, in Rock Springs.

large group of people at tables listening to speaker Registration Open for UW’s 2023 Ranch Management/Ag Leadership Seminar Series

January 12, 2023 — The University of Wyoming College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources will kick off its second annual Ranch Management and Agricultural Leadership Seminar Series in Riverton Thursday, Jan. 26.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Webinar on Digital Future

January 12, 2023 — No matter what industry -- retail, HVAC, health care, banking or professional services -- small-business owners are in, digital innovations have the potential to disrupt the way they conduct business as well as how they secure important information.

UW Students Receive Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

January 12, 2023 — Eighteen University of Wyoming students were awarded scholarships by the U.S. Department of State to study abroad in 2022-23.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 16-22

January 12, 2023 — 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.

Dementia Detection Leader Offers Insights in UW YouTube Program

January 11, 2023 — Soo Borson, an internationally acclaimed leader in the study of dementia detection and diagnosis, offers her insights on “Once Again,” the YouTube video channel of the University of Wyoming’s Center on Aging (WyCOA).

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host ‘Lunch and Learn’ Program About Marketing to Government Customers

January 11, 2023 — Small-business owners in Wyoming can learn how to market to government customers during a “Lunch and Learn” program with the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

UW Extension to Host Northwest Crop Symposium in Powell Jan. 25

January 11, 2023 — University of Wyoming Extension will host its 2023 Northwest Crop Symposium at the Park County Fairgrounds in Powell Wednesday, Jan. 25.

UW Hosts Six Visiting Fellows From Uzbekistan in Spring Semester

January 11, 2023 — The University of Wyoming has been selected as a host institution for the spring Faculty Enrichment Program (FEP) by the American Councils for International Education. The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, funds the program.

Wyoming Telehealth Network Receives Grant to Expand State’s Health Care Access

January 10, 2023 — The Wyoming Telehealth Network (WyTN) was recently awarded $178,200 of the state’s American Recovery Plan Act funding from Wyoming’s State Loan and Investment Board for an innovative approach to increasing access to telehealth equipment and infrastructure to expand health care for Wyoming residents.

UW Begins Search for Neltje Center Executive Director

January 9, 2023 — A search is underway for the executive director of the University of Wyoming’s new center for the arts and humanities named for a famed Wyoming artist who was one of the university’s most generous benefactors.

UW Black Studies Center Hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Program Jan. 14

January 6, 2023 — A morning of presentations, sponsored by the University of Wyoming Black Studies Center, is part of a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration Saturday, Jan. 14, at St. Paul’s Newman Center, located at 1800 E. Grand Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

group of people in front of huge piece of equipment UW Students Awarded Scholarships in Martin Knauss Experiential Energy Education Competition

January 6, 2023 — Students in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences recently received scholarship awards as part of the Martin Knauss Experiential Energy Education competition.

bird in brown dry grass UW’s WYNDD and Rocky Mountain Herbarium Launch Species Photo Gallery

January 6, 2023 — The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) and the Rocky Mountain Herbarium, both located at the University of Wyoming, recently teamed up to create a shared online Species Photo Gallery.

UW, Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Webinar on Basic Accounting

January 5, 2023 — Tax season is right around the corner, and that can sometimes be an overwhelming and stressful time for small-business owners.

man with a foal UW Internship Program for Beginning Farmers, Ranchers Seeks Hosts, Interns

January 5, 2023 — The University of Wyoming’s GrowinG Internship Program for beginning farmers and ranchers seeks prospective hosts and interns for summer 2023.

UW-Led Program Celebrates Caregivers and Families of Loved Ones Living With Dementia

January 5, 2023 — This month, Wyoming Dementia Together -- a statewide educational collaboration operating through the University of Wyoming’s Center on Aging (WyCOA) -- marks two years of assisting caregivers and families of loved ones living with dementia.

two people examining a bird on the prairie UW-Led Study Details Impact of Prairie Dog Plague Die-Off on Other Species

January 5, 2023 — When an outbreak of sylvatic plague decimated black-tailed prairie dog numbers in the Thunder Basin National Grassland in 2017, researchers saw an opportunity for a “natural experiment” to explore the impact of the rodents’ die-off on the plants and other wildlife in that area of northeast Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 9-15

January 5, 2023 — 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, Wyoming SBDC Network to Host State Trade Expansion Program Webinar Series

January 4, 2023 — Beginning this month, the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network will host a six-part webinar series about the State Trade Expansion Program that will guide small-business owners through the steps to expand into international trade and to provide real-world examples from successful Wyoming small-business exporters.

head photo of a woman Taggart Named UW Honors College Assistant Dean

January 3, 2023 — Breezy Taggart has been named the University of Wyoming’s new Honors College assistant dean following the retirement of former Associate Dean Leigh Selting at the end of the fall semester. Taggart will begin her new role at UW Friday, Jan. 6.

UW Alumni Association Seeks Nominations for 2023 Awards

January 3, 2023 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is accepting nominations for fall 2023 awards.

moose seen behind brush UW’s Biodiversity Institute Helps Coordinate Winter Moose Day Feb. 11

January 3, 2023 — Those who like moose and want to try to spot one or maybe more are invited to search for the large mammals by snowshoe or skis.

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