The spectrometer on the satellite that identified the “habitable” Earth-like planet was designed and built in Wyoming by a pair of University of Wyoming astronomers – Dr. Mike Pierce and Dr. Hannah Jang-Condell.
A once-in-50,000 year green comet will start its trek past the Earth on Thursday. Due to the lack of light pollution, Wyoming is the best place in the country to see it.
Jack Nokes, the public address announcer for the Wyoming Cowboys, is stepping down after 41 years. In the 72-year history of War Memorial Stadium, there have only been two PA announcers, Walt Miller and Jack Nokes.
A former University of Wyoming employee who said he was targeted for being a white, straight, Christian male has had most of his allegations thrown out by a federal court judge.
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Amid backlash and public First Amendment debates, the church elder whose tabling privileges were suspended after he called out a transgender student at the University of Wyoming said he doesn’t know if he wants to sue, but hopes the school reverses his suspension.
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A pair of First Amendment and free speech experts agree that the University of Wyoming’s yearlong ban of a church elder for calling out a transgender student by name is likely unconstitutional.
More than two dozen current and incoming legislators wrote a letter to the University of Wyoming condemning them for banning a church elder from presenting at the school. The lawmakers said “open dialogue” is the proper environment for higher education.
The University of Wyoming is suspending a Laramie church elder’s ability to reserve table space in its student union for a year after the man on Friday posted a sign that displayed a transgender student’s name and called that student a male.
A University of Wyoming staffer on Friday asked a Laramie church elder to remove an LGBTQ student’s name from a sign proclaiming that, “God created male and female and (redacted) is a male.”
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After getting kicked off the team on Monday, former UW running back Titus Swen told Cowboy State Daily that he plans to enter the transfer portal and play for another program his senior campaign.
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Titus Swen, the University of Wyoming’s starting running back, has been dismissed from the football team for what the university says are “violations of team rules.”
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A white, straight, Christian male who is suing the University of Wyoming for discrimination doesn’t have enough facts to support his case, the university told a judge on Monday.
Wyoming play-by-play announcer Reece Monaco has will no longer be the voice of the Wyoming Cowboys. Monaco, who suffered a stroke less than a year ago, announced his separation from the university on Friday.
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Artemis Langford of Lander said being the University of Wyoming’s first Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority transgender member feels like “trailblazing.”
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A former University of Wyoming women’s soccer player and police officer with the Oklahoma City Police Department died in an off-duty crash Thursday.
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A former University of Wyoming student and employee said he was fired for being a white, straight, Christian man and for opposing the school’s required staff diversity course that pushes critical race theory.
A UW law student traveled to a London museum last month to see her great-great grandfather’s headdress which is in a storage facility. Chief Yellow Calf is considered one of the Northern Arapaho’s most important and respected leaders. UW leaders are working to bring it back home.
A day after the University of Wyoming confirmed that it investigated one of its former professors’ work for “data irregularities,” a UW spokesman said top university officials requested 33 of the professor’s papers be retracted.
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A former University of Wyoming professor’s publications are being investigated for “data irregularities” and some are being retracted, according to UW officials.
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Delivering the University of Wyoming commencement speech on Saturday, U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis was interrupted by boos for stating it was a “scientific fundamental truth” that there are two sexes — male and female.
Using private donations, the University of Wyoming spent nearly $38,000 on tickets, dinners and gifts for elected officials in three years.
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Two University of Wyoming professors and one PhD student have led research into a new, more sensitive, rapid COVID test, according to a recently published scholarly journal article.
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Wyoming’s Supreme Court is being asked to settle the latest dispute over water between the University of Wyoming and the City of Laramie. Laramie wants to drill a well on land it owns in the city but UW obtained a court order blocking those plans.
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Of the 68 teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Wyoming is the 10th lowest for out-of-state costs to obtain a four-year degree at $133,000. Duke is the highest at $326,000.
The 1988 UW football team, which was ranked as high as 10th in the nation, was one of many named to the Class of 2022 University of Wyoming Hall of Fame.
The University of Wyoming will end its campus-wide mask mandate next Monday, almost two years after the pandemic began and the mandate was first implemented.
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The University of Wyoming’s Anthropology Building now bears the name of George Frison, a Worland native and UW graduate who achieved international acclaim as an archaeologist during a lengthy career as a university faculty member.
In a reverse of decisions, the University of Wyoming late last week announced that it would forego mass testing everyone who would spend time on campus in the spring semester to instead allow for voluntary COVID testing.
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University of Wyoming officials have proposed delaying the elimination of some programs and staff positions until 2023, it was announced on Friday.
A University of Wyoming spokesman said that the COVID pandemic was ultimately to blame for the 3% drop in enrollment over the last year, he told Cowboy State Daily on Thursday.
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The University of Wyoming saw a 3% drop in enrollment for the 2021 fall semester, the university announced this week.
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The University of Wyoming has extended its mask mandate for an indefinite period of time, the university announced on Friday.
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The University of Wyoming’s endowment is worth almost $800 million, university president Ed Seidel said during his State of the University speech this week.
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A total of 42 University of Wyoming students and employees so far have tested positive for COVID-19 in required testing to start the fall semester, with a test positivity rate of 1.2%.
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The University of Wyoming is requiring all employees and students who will spend any time on campus this fall to be tested against the coronavirus this week, the university announced late last week.
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The University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges are partnering to help improve the state’s economy, UW President Ed Seidel said
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The University of Wyoming will require masks indoors until at least Sept. 20, the university’s board of trustees approved in a plan on Wednesday.
University of Wyoming president Ed Seidel praised the university’s efforts to drive energy innovation and economic development during a U.S. Senate committee hearing on Thursday in Washington, D.C.
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The University of Wyoming has cut at least 75 positions and will eliminate multiple programs to deal with projected budget cuts, officials announced Tuesday.
The UW-themed night will see the Rockies taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers at 6:10 p.m. on July 17 at the Rockies stadium in Denver.
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A University of Wyoming professor has joined a group of researchers to investigate the way animals adapt their habitats due to climate change.
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Officials from the University of Wyoming joined Gov. Mark Gordon in celebrating President Joe Biden’s recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday this week.
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A University of Wyoming professor has co-authored a new research paper stating that global warming is contributing to larger wildfires in the Rocky Mountain region.
Severe wildfires and the resulting smoke last year in Wyoming are responsible for what’s being called an “unprecedented migratory bird die-off.”
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A short documentary film about a University of Wyoming biologist following the migration path of mule deer was released worldwide on Wednesday.
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A group of University of Wyoming professors and students is researching an unusual belt of lava-formed rocks that stretches over 2,000 miles throughout North America, from Canada to Mexico.
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Police are investigating a report of a University of Wyoming employee receiving a threatening email last week.
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A University of Wyoming professor has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to conduct research related to energy transitions.
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The University of Wyoming is following the lead of other colleges and universities in not requiring students or employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to return to school this fall, a spokesman said Friday.
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Keyshawn Evanta Harris, 18, was arrested and charged Thursday with murder, although his bond has not yet been set, according to the Dallas Police Department.
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A bill allowing the University of Wyoming to develop its own water system without regulation by the city of Laramie is a poor solution to the ongoing dispute between the university and the city, according to Gov. Mark Gordon.
The VP of government relations for the University of Wyoming writes: “City officials are working against the legislation, and they have made numerous public statements that misrepresent the situation.”
For the first time in more than a year, the University of Wyoming will be fully reopened to students, faculty and staff this fall.
A University of Wyoming professor has helped discover a species of jaguar not seen before in the United States near the Mexican border.
The University of Wyoming Police Department is mourning the unexpected death of its K9 colleague, Mulder.
Classes at the University of Wyoming resumed Tuesday as southeastern Wyoming continued to dig out from a winter storm that left record-breaking snow depths in its wake.
A bill that would prohibit the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges from creating their own firearms rules was approved for full debate on the Senate floor by a Senate committee Friday.
Three University of Wyoming students were killed and two were injured, one critically, in a two-car collision south of the Wyoming state line over the weekend.
No evidence has been found to tie any of the callers who disrupted a University of Wyoming Black History Month video conference to the university’s students or community members, according to the university.
Wyoming Gov Mark Gordon said: “The degenerates who committed this act should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for their faceless cowardice and reprehensible behavior.”
The University of Wyoming is planning for a fall semester with more in-person experiences and fewer coronavirus-related restrictions, but this is contingent upon vaccine availability and acceptance, along with continued downward trends in virus infection numbers.
The polarization between the two major political parties has far-reaching impacts on American life, University of Wyoming researchers have found.
One of five youths falsely accused of raping a woman in Central Park in the late 1980s will be the keynote speaker for the University of Wyoming’s Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue event.
The University of Wyoming and the state’s seven community colleges are launching a collaborative effort to better prepare Wyoming students for the state’s evolving economy and encourage entrepreneurship, officials announced Monday.
After nearly two months, the University of Wyoming is allowing fans back at its athletics events next week.
With the start of the spring semester just one week away, University of Wyoming students returning to campus are reminded that a limited contact period begins Thursday and extends through Jan. 31.
Fans won’t be allowed at any University of Wyoming sports events until at least Jan. 25, according to a recent announcement.
The University of Wyoming purchased a medical facility adjoining the campus where coronavirus confirmatory testing and the eventual administration of the virus’ vaccine will take place.
A large majority of surveyed Wyoming residents believe that the University of Wyoming provides a strong undergraduate education, prepares students to participate in the state’s workforce and is an appealing place for Wyoming students to attend college, new survey results show.
Each full-time student taking classes on the Laramie campus will receive a total of $141.17 credit to their UW account for fees that were previously charged for athletics, music/theater and recycling because the pandemic largely eliminated the opportunity to attend events and receive those services.
The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved a plan for the spring 2021 semester that includes 10 weeks of in-person instruction, a three-day spring break and five weeks of fully online classes to conclude the term.
Tickets will not be available for any athletic events until at least Jan. 8. Following this date, approval will have to be made by the Wyoming Department of Health.
The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved a plan Thursday to address a $42.3 million budget reduction.
University of Wyoming officials, faced with a significant increase in the number of active coronavirus cases among students and staff, will move to online-only classes on Monday
The University of Wyoming currently has the largest number of active cases it has seen since the pandemic began.
The public is being asked to comment on recommendations to increase tuition rates by four percent.
The University of Wyoming will forego having a traditional winter commencement ceremony next month, instead opting to move online in the wake of surging coronavirus cases all across Wyoming, but especially in Albany County.
The University of Wyoming is hosting its first home game in nearly a year after the coronavirus pandemic nearly threatened to shut it down for at least the season.
The University of Wyoming’s administration has announced a plan including multiple cuts to programs and teaching positions in light of a 10% cut in state funding, which will address a $42.3 million budget reduction.
University of Wyoming president Ed Seidel announced Monday morning that he would be sheltering in place for two weeks after a possible coronavirus exposure.
Much like the fall semester, the university will offer a mix of in-person, hybrid and online classes for the spring. Current plans also call for a continuation of measures taken to limit the spread of the virus, such as requiring face protection and physical distancing and limiting the number of gatherings and the amount of people at them.
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to slaughter a pig, then the University of Wyoming has a class for you.
Because of the cases among members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, all of the students in the house are being told to shelter in place.
The total number of tests administered weekly is expected to rise from about 6,000 at present to 15,000, making UW’s testing program one of the most robust among universities in the nation.
Another dormitory floor at the University of Wyoming has experienced an outbreak of the coronavirus, prompting the university to take action.
Students on one floor of a residence hall at the University of Wyoming have been told to shelter-in-place due to a recent small outbreak among them.
University of Wyoming president Ed Seidel is warning students that if coronavirus cases continue to rise among university students and staff, in-person classes may end early for the semester.
The University of Wyoming’s wrestling team has seen an outbreak of the coronavirus over the last week, prompting the university to take action.
UW Police Department K-9 officer Enzo unexpectedly passed away this week at the age of 10, the department announced on Facebook. Enzo served the UWPD since 2012, alongside his handler Sgt. Chad Bade.
The use of stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamine among Wyoming’s residents is below or the same as the national average, according to a University of Wyoming study.