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UW in the News


May 6, 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.

Jason Collins, the first openly gay professional athlete, says he wears No. 98 on the court to honor the memory of UW student Matthew Shepard who was murdered in 1998, according to numerous media outlets, including The Casper Star-Tribune, Bloomberg News,The Sporting News, The New York Times, MSNBC and Fox Sports.

A UW release noted that Jose Rosa, professor of marketing and sustainable business practices, was named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year. Rosa and the other Fellows were mentioned in The Wall Street Journal and Reuters.

Tim Harkins, UW Athletics public and media relations director, helped save the life of former Denver Post sports writer Natalie Meisler, who suffered a stroke when he was talking with her, according to a Yahoo! Sports story. It appeared in other media outlets including Denver’s KUSA TV.

The Los Angeles Times cited a 2008 study by UW and Notre Dame researchers on invasive species carried by ships’ hulls. The Times report takes a look at shipping routes around the world.

Ty McNamee, the 2013 winner of the Tobin Memorial Award as UW’s outstanding graduating man, was featured on KTWO TV. UW’s list of commencement speakers also was carried by KTWO.

The Laramie Boomerang featured the $27 million renovation/addition project to Half Acre Gym. The Boomerang also profiled Doug HIxon, who is retiring as UW Animal Science Department head.

The UW School of Nursing tops the list of the best small-town nursing schools, according to the nursing website Scrubs.

Wyoming Public Radio noted that a fund has been set up to help defray medical costs for former UW wrestler Michael Martinez, who was severely burned in a home accident.

The discovery of a huge lithium deposit near Rock Springs by UW researchers is still making news. The Green River Star, Electronics News and Wealth Daily published the story.

The Billings Gazette carried a story indicating that alcohol is more of an economic burden on society in Wyoming than tobacco or drug abuse, according to a study by the UW Survey and Analysis Center.

HPC Wire carried UW’s release about three UW students who each received a Summer Internship in Parallel Computational Science (SIParCS) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) this summer.

INFOWYO, website of the Cowboy State News Network, carried UW’s release about the university hosting its Women in Science Conference for 700 high school and middle school students May 14.

UW Extension’s new publication “Wyoming Weed Watch” was featured in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Riverton Radio.com carried UW’s release about 14 students receiving Chief Washakie Scholarships for the coming academic year.

The Riverton Ranger listed the Fremont County winners at the recent State Science Fair held at UW.

The new UW Extension invasive weed booklet “Wyoming Weed Watchlist” was mentioned on Sheridan Media.com.

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