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August 27, 2012 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.
Tim Slater, UW Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair of Science Education, says NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, if it finds any life at all, may find only bacterial life forms on the Red Planet as scientist continue to collect data, according to a story in the Russian International News Agency website Ria Novosti.
Several news sites carried an Associated Press article about the UW Board of Trustees voting to ask the state legislature for $5.3 million for faculty and staff pay raises.
The Internet Movie Database used several images housed at UW’s American Heritage Center in a feature about Hollywood illustrator and poster designer Jacques Kapralik.
UW President Tom Buchanan was featured on Cheyenne’s KGWN Television discussing the opening of fall classes.
UW History Professor Phil Roberts is quoted in a Wyoming Tribune-Eagle about the unveiling of a new stamp featuring the Wyoming state flag.
The Casper Star-Tribune carried UW’s release about Outdoor Magazine ranking the university among the top 25 appealing schools to its readers, citing the many activities offered in the area.
KOWB Radio carried UW’s release about Laramie and campus police officers conducting response drills on campus last week.
The Better Business Bureau recently honored several area companies and organizations in Northern Colorado and Wyoming for 100 years or more in existence, including the University of Wyoming, according to a story in The Coloradoan.
Maggie Nelson is the MFA in Creative Writing Program’s first fall semester Writer In Residence, in a UW release picked up by The Casper Star-Tribune.