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UW in the News


May 13, 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.

UW Psychology Professor Ben Wilkowski is quoted in an Associated Press article about popular names for babies.

Biomass Magazine posted UW’s release about PlanktOMICS’ spin-out agreement with UW. The company has developed a service business that expedites the highly technical process of domesticating algae for agricultural and industrial production.

Being active teaches people how to manage stress better, according to results from UW researchers published in The Sacramento Bee.

WyoFile, the in-depth Wyoming news site, profiled new UW President Robert Sternberg, who stressed that his goal is to raise money for students, professors and business incubators to help develop ethical leaders.

WyoFile also noted that the UW College of Law’s Human Rights Practicum offered information to Wyoming officials that allow young immigrants who are authorized to live and work in the U.S. the chance to take the state’s driver’s test.

Gov. Matt Mead’s release about the planned expansion of the College of Engineering and Applied Science appeared in the Wyoming Business Report and several other media outlets.

Cheyenne graduate Jennifer Black was featured in a Wyoming Tribune Eagle story after being named a College of Arts and Sciences top 20 student. Wyoming Media featured graduating College of Business students who commented that they received a quality education from UW.

The Casper Star-Tribune featured UW economics Professor Anne Alexander, whose study indicates that Wyoming jobs are paying better in several Wyoming counties -- up from five years ago. Alexander also was among panelists at a forum that discussed economic issues presented in 12 Wyoming communities, according to The CST.

KGAB Radio noted groundbreaking ceremonies for UW’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.

The Colorado regional news site, Summit County Citizens Voice, quotes UW ecology researcher John Whiteman in an article about life beneath the snowpack.

Wyoming Conservation Corps students from UW recently helped with spring trail maintenance at Johnny Behind the Rocks south of Lander, according to a U.S. Department of the Interior media release.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that UW received a $200,000 Department of Energy grant for smart-grid technology.

Sara Axelson, UW vice president for student affairs, was interviewed by Wyoming Public Media about the university’s low tuition as compared to a nine percent increase this fall at Colorado State University. Wyoming Public Media also profiled Oliver Walter, who is retiring as the UW College of Arts and Sciences dean.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide featured an article about a local teacher’s contribution to support the UW College of Education Literacy Research Center and Clinic which is scheduled to open early next year.

UW associate history Professor Phil Roberts commented in a Wyoming Tribune Eagle article how new businesses are recruited to the state without violating the Wyoming Constitution.

KGAB Radio in Cheyenne carried UW’s release about Marc Wall, the U.S. Pacific Command’s Foreign Policy Adviser and a former U.S. Ambassador to Chad, who is the new Senior Visiting Scholar in Global Studies at UW.

The UW Carbon Management Institute’s discovery of a significant lithium deposit in Rock Springs continues to draw media attention, including a progress report in the Billings Gazette.

Indian Country Today noted that that CO2 atmospheric levels have risen steadily from 280 parts per million at the start of the industrial revolution two centuries ago, citing UW researchers’ work.

UW’s announcement that it had eliminated 54 positions to meet a projected budget shortfall was reported in the Laramie Boomerang and numerous other print and electronic media outlets across the state.

UW’s release about Cody student Troy Axthelm’s selection as Student Employee of the Year was published by the Cody Enterprise.

KOWB Radio and K2 Radio ran UW’s release about two Laramie students -- Lia Eggleston and Jingyu Li -- who will receive the National Center for Women and Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing.

Cheyenne’s KGAB Radio carried UW’s release about the multicultural graduation ceremony.

UW/Casper College Center graduates Whitney Hill and Wade Holmes were the subjects of a special feature in the Billings Gazette.

UW’s release on the results of the annual Recyclemania competition appeared on the Waste Management World website.

KOWB Radio posted a story on its website about retired UW Professor Charles Dolan receiving the 2013 John P. Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award.

Cole Ehmke, UW Extension specialist in agricultural entrepreneurship, discussed on Wyoming Public Radio the fact that more women are taking over farms and ranches as the male population ages. The Extension is offering women classes that help them in their new management roles.

The Riverton Ranger reported that the state 4-H office at UW is asking members to send photos to chronicle Wyoming 4-H’s 100th anniversary.

Nine UW football players will volunteer in Haiti later this month helping at an orphanage, according to an Associated Press story in The Billings Gazette.

KTAK Radio in Riverton reported “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed in Lander May 13 as part of UW’s “Shakespeare in a Trunk” program.

The Laramie Boomerang featured retired UW science education Professor Duane Keown for his concern about the amount of carbon Americans and the state of Wyoming release into the atmosphere.

The Riverton Ranger carried UW’s release about a $30 million project to renovate the Arena-Auditorium.

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