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UW in the News

March 4, 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.

The Tulsa World and The Stillwater News Press were among the many media outlets that reported the selection of Oklahoma State University Provost and Vice President Robert Sternberg as UW’s 24th president.

UW engineering student Justin Wilde was among a group of college students and NASA mentors that recently investigated the mystery of how rocks roll across the nearly empty flats  of the Racetrack and nearby Bonnie Claire playas in California and Nevada, according to a story in

 UW Assistant Professor Noriaki Ohara’s research work using data from the Andes Mountains in Bolivia to learn how snowpack affects agriculture in alpine regions was featured in Primeur Weekly! Magazine, an online news service based The Netherlands.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation quotes UW School of Nursing Dean Mary Burman in an article about health care in rural areas.

“Gender, Whiteness, and Power in Rodeo: Breaking Away from the Ties of Sexism and Racism,” a new book written by UW’s Sally M. Schedlock and Tracey Patton, was reviewed by the Laramie Boomerang.

UW History Professor Phil Roberts provided a historical perspective on gun control in an essay for WyoFile, the in-depth news site.

The Casper Journal promoted a concert that features UW music faculty member Scott Meredith.

A UW Survey and Analysis Center report on youth drinking and tobacco use appeared in the Billings Gazette.

KOWB Radio picked up UW’s release that notes UW’s Student Health Service has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

UW Extension’s new Ask an Expert tool was the subject of an article in the High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal.

The Billings Gazette reported that UW basketball legend Kenny Sailors will be profiled this week during a new Wyoming PBS television documentary titled “Leap of Faith.”

Mark Jenkins, writer-in-residence for the UW master's degree program in creative writing, will discuss this week his recent trek up Mount Everest during a lecture at Central Wyoming College, according to The Riverton Ranger.

The Laramie Boomerang noted that the “Friends of Tommy” will place a bronze sculpture of Tommy Thompson -- a longtime former UW employee who is noted for the many flower beds on the campus -- this fall in the flower gardens south of Merica Hall.

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