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UW in the News

July 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.

An Associated Press published by the Stamford Advocate noted that the Hathaway Scholarship program incentives junior high and high school students to perform better in the classroom.

UW College of Law Professor Matthew Wilson was interviewed on South Korea’s nationwide radio show "Primetime." He discussed the legal ramifications of the Seoul High Court's recent landmark decision to award compensation to four South Korean plaintiffs forced by a Japanese company to work at a steel mill during World War II.  To hear the 10-minute interview, click here

In a recent editorial, Cheyenne’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle endorsed raises for UW faculty and staff members.

UW history Professor Phil Roberts is quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune analysis of the Wyoming U.S. Senate race.

UW Trustees held a special meeting and retreat last week, according to Sheridan The Sheridan Media group also interviewed UW’s Paul Flesher, director of the Saturday University program that recently offered UW lectures to Sheridan residents.

Politico, the well-known political journalism organization, quoted UW Department of Political Science Professor Jim King, about the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Mike Enzi and challenger Liz Cheney.

The English version of The Hindu reported that Western colleges such as UW are involved in multiple research collaborations in the Himalayas, with focus on conservation and the impact of humans on natural ecosystems.

The Kansas City Star featured former UW rodeo star Billie Sutton, who was paralyzed in a freak accident inside a bucking chute. Sutton is a successful banker and a South Dakota state senator. The article also mentions his sister Rehme, a rising country singer, who also was a member of the Cowgirls rodeo team.

A number of sites, including the web-based science, research and technology news service carried the announcement about the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center being named the 2013 "'Green' Data Center of the Year" at the inaugural Datacenter Dynamics North American Awards.

The Laramie Boomerang profiled new UW Arts and Sciences Dean Paula Lutz in a front page article.

UW Women’s Studies Professor Catherine Connolly was quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune feature about challenges faced by girls who drop out of high school.

The Wyoming Business Report carried UW’s release about an energy MBA course to be offered this fall.

UW’s study of northern Wyoming elk populations was cited in a article on elk hunting.

The medical clinic in Pine Bluffs operated by UW Family Medicine Residency Program may get a new home, according to Cheyenne’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

A rangeland management school near Buffalo, sponsored by UW Extension, was featured in the Laramie Boomerang.

KGAB Radio reported that U.S. Geological Survey researcher Robert Al-Chokhachy spoke at the summer lecture series at the UW-National Park Service Research Center in Grand Teton National Park.

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