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UW in the News

July 29, 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.

Numerous national and international news sites, including Yahoo News Canada and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, announced the findings by UW researcher Kevin Chamberlain, who used new techniques to date the age of meteorites and volcanism on Mars.

The Casper Star-Tribune carried UW’s release about the university’s agreement to run Casper’s business incubator.

Cheyenne’s KGAB Radio  and the Sheridan Media group were among outlets carrying UW’s release about a $1 million Osher Foundation gift to support adult students who are re-entering the university.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle noted that Gov. Matt Mead outlined partnerships, which included opportunities for UW to work on research projects with Canadian institutes/companies.

UW faculty salaries are low compared to peer institutions, Wyoming Public Media reported in an interview with UW Board President Dave Bostrom. The Laramie Boomerang also carried UW’s release.

The UW Board of Trustees will request $13 million in pay raises for university employees, according to Wyoming Public Media.

The Billings Gazette carried an Associated Press article about the first energy MBA courses that will be offered this fall at UW.

The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputer Center received the DatacenterDynamics North American Green Data Center award, according to The Wyoming Business Report.

The Star Herald in Scottsbluff, Neb., reported that UW anthropology Professor Marcel Kornfeld and his staff held an open house at the Hell Gap site near Guernsey, one of North America’s most famous Paleoindian archaeological sites.

Greg Phillips, a UW College of Law graduate, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a seat on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, according to FindLaw, the website for legal professionals.

KGAB Radio was among media outlets reporting a UW Trustees meeting last week to discuss the university’s coming budget.

UW’s wind energy study received mention in a Smart Energy Universe story about the state’s two electricity transmission line projects selected for focus by the federal Rapid Response Team for Transmission.

The Bradenton Herald, based in Florida, noted that Logimesh Technologies, LLC, a technology startup company, opened a branch office in the Wyoming Technology Business Center, located at UW.

The UW Art Museum and Laramie partners were featured in a Laramie downtown mural project feature in Sunday’s Laramie Boomerang.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle quoted UW Department of Physics and Astronomy Lecturer Richard Barrans about the G-force created when a cowboy tries to stay on a rodeo bull.

The UW College of Business is among sponsors of the annual Wyoming Forum, featuring Gov. Matt Mead, this fall in Cheyenne, according to The Billings Gazette.

UW Department of Kinesiology student Kyle Graves was mentioned in a Casper Star-Tribune story about Laramie orthopedic surgeons who fly around the state to bring specialty health care to rural Wyoming communities.

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