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UW in the News

January 22, 2013

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.

Three UW students were credited with saving a Nebraska woman’s life when her car became stuck in the Happy Jack area. UW’s release was picked up by numerous media outlets, including The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Casper Star-Tribune also noted that a UW Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics report indicates that out-of-state snowmobilers last year contributed $41.3 million of the Wyoming economy. was among the news outlets that carried UW’s release about a Drilling Simulator Teaching Lab that is expected to expand course offerings in engineering at the university and to provide students and industry personnel with drilling experience.

UW International Justice Mission Chapter students hope to introduce legislation to pass a new human rights law, according to a feature in The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Casper Star-Tribune was among media outlets using UW’s release about Ultra Petroleum Corp. donating $2 million to support and enhance the university’s energy research and academic programs. The paper also noted a $4.4 million donation from Hess Corp., for UW energy programs.

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reported that UW has received more than $22 million in donations and matching funds to improve its energy research programs.

William Missouri Downs, UW Department of Theater and Dance professor, is the featured speaker at the Casper NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet next month, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that three candidates for the UW Arts and Sciences dean position will will be interviewed beginning this week.

The consolidated news and media Web site Noodls carried UW’s release about Wyoming firms chosen for major upgrades to College of Engineering and Applied Sciences facilities.

The UW Survey and Analysis Center says 79 percent of Wyoming residents surveyed expressed overall satisfaction with the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s  stewardship of the statewide transportation system, according to The Wyoming Business Report.

UW is the first organization to purchase land for a proposed technology-based research and development business park in Laramie, according to The Casper Star-Tribune. The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved a $5.5 million grant to create the Cirrus Sky Technology Park.

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reported that UW kinesiology and health promotions senior Lexie Madden from Torrington was third runner-up in the recent Miss America Pageant held in Las Vegas.

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