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UW in the News

October 14, 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.

A UW study that links mortality rates in women to their educational levels continues to be in the news. A Seattle Times column about the complications of progress cited UW’s report. in Billings carried UW’s release about the new admissions initiative to attract and retain more students.

A Casper Star-Tribune editorial praised UW’s partnership with other regional colleges in the Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network for better health research opportunities for the state.

UW enrollment dipped slightly this semester, according to Wyoming Public Media and KGAB Radio.

The Laramie Boomerang featured UW graduate and Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff Susan Pamerleau, who was named Homecoming parade grand marshal.

UW’s partnership with the Innovation Center of the Rockies, an organization created to help research institutions commercialize technology, was mentioned in various media, including The Daily Camera.

The Casper Star-Tribune picked up UW’s veteran’s benefits release. President Bob Sternberg said the university will “find a way” to help veterans with costs during the federal government shutdown.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle noted last week's student job and internship fair at UW.

The American Marketing Association’s public forum on sustainable business practices, held at UW last week, was noted by Technology News.

The Laramie Boomerang featured a follow-up story from UW’s 13th Consumer Issues Conference, which centered on the Affordable Care Act.

UW President Bob Sternberg’s story about being labeled “stupid” growing up and then becoming a scholar, appeared in a Bloomberg Businessweek story about student testing.

UW’s release about the first Wyoming Business Hall of Fame class was distributed by the Associated Press and printed in The Billings Gazette.

The Cody Enterprise reports that Park County commissioners renewed the county’s UW Extension contract. The Enterprise also noted that Cody resident Dick Wilder was honored last week as the UW School of Pharmacy Outstanding Alumnus for 2013.

UW’s Western Thunder Marching Band has its largest membership ever in its 100th year on campus, The Laramie Boomerang noted.

UW’s Extension and Manufacturing Works offices, along with other agencies, are offering tips to learn about money-saving energy programs, according to The Casper Star-Tribune. reported that three Sheridan College agriculture students placed in the top four at the Wyoming Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Contest, which took place at UW.

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