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Chad Baldwin
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Phone: (307) 766-2929
Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

UW in the News


October 15, 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.

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle featured the opening of the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Wyoming Supercomputing Center, and also the work that will be conducted by UW professors.

Sara Axelson, UW vice president for student affairs, was interviewed in The Denver Post about the university’s efforts to recruit Colorado students.

UW’s release detailing the opening this week of the $74 million NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) was picked up by Tech News.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported the $6 million leadership gift for the UW Foundation’s Gateway Center. The article also was picked up by The Wyoming Business Report.

UW Director of Institutional Marketing Montica Willmschen was interviewed on the multi-station radio network program “The Take Away” in a feature examining how college recruitment materials reflect diversity in higher education.

Saturday U -- UW’s free one-day college education program in Jackson -- was featured in Planet News, the free Jackson Hole weekly independent newspaper.

UW Department of Economics and Finance Distinguished Professor Sherrill Shaffer was quoted by The Dayton Daily News about Ohio’s new controversial state-endorsed investment program.

Record breaking student enrollment at UW was reported by the Associated Press and picked up by The Billings Gazette. The Riverton Ranger also was among several outlets that published an Associated Press story on enrollment totals.

UW student Jared Baker earned his way to a high computing conference in Utah this fall after winning the poster presentation category at the recent Front Range High-Performance Computing, according to KOWB Radio.

UW’s search plans for a new president were detailed in Wyoming Public Radio.

Former Gov. Mike Sullivan and his family were on hand for the dedication of the Sullivan Plaza bordering Prexy’s Pasture, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

NGT News (Next-Gen Transportation) carried a UW release about Encana Oil & Gas Inc. donating $13,000 to UW Extension to convert a 2012 Ford F-150 pickup truck to a compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel vehicle.

UW College of Law Professor Debra Donahue was interviewed by Indian Country Today about Native Americans intermarrying at higher rates than other ethnic groups in the United States.

KULR8 Television in Billings reported Vietnam War hero Lee Alley of Wheatland was named UW Homecoming Parade grand marshal.

Pencil sketches by Carlos Mellizo, UW professor emeritus of philosophy, are on display this month in the University of Northern Colorado art gallery, according to UNC’s student newspaper The Mirror.

A UW sponsored forum on U.S.-China relations this week in Casper was featured in The Casper Journal.

The Billings Gazette noted that the traveling King James Bible exhibit is on display this week at UW.

Some of the UW Lab School’s yearbooks are now available online, according to Research Buzz, an online Web site that covers search engines, databases and other online information collections.

The Houston Chronicle picked up Casper Star-Tribune story about UW’s new camo jerseys that have drawn attention from players to fashion designers.

ACRES, the UW student farm, is growing pumpkins for the new pumpkin ale at Laramie’s Altitude Chophouse and Brewery this fall, according to an AP story picked up by The Billings Gazette.

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