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UW in the News

November 4, 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 researchers will participate in a study to better understand why so much lake-effect snow falls on the shores of Lake Ontario in northern New York state, according to Cheyenne’s KGWN CBS Channel 5 and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

The Detroit Free Press, in a story about the high cost to attend the University of Michigan, noted UW’s low tuition cost and Wyoming as being one of two states with the highest appropriations per student. USA Today also picked up the story.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the UW School of Energy Resources is among partners involved in a study to determine the advantages of creating and selling liquefied natural gas as a power source.

With 45 students from Nepal attending UW, the university has renewed a memorandum of understating with the national University of Nepal, which strengthens partnerships between the two institutions, according to Sheridan and K2 Radio.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle quoted Sean McCrea, UW Department of Psychology associate professor, about a national study that looked into the psychological inclinations of residents across the nation.

Gov. Matt Mead backed an energy task force’s recommendations for funding the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science, as the college seeks Tier I status, according to KGAB Radio.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education featured the UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing’s long distance BRAND (Bachelors Reach for Accelerated Nursing Degree) program.

UW is among partners helping to improve early childhood education in Wyoming, according to a feature in WyoFile, the in-depth Wyoming news site.

Wyoming Public Radio noted UW President Bob Sternberg’s strong support for the humanities and fine arts, which are needed for a full-rounded practical education.

UW’s release about four professors developing an Electrical and Computer Engineering High Performance Cluster for creating computing applications was picked up by Hispanic The online technology websites and also carried the story.

Horizons noted that the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott, Ariz.) Meteorology Department will use UW’s King Air research aircraft for a project next semester.

Retired UW College of Law Professor Larry MacDonnell was quoted in a Gillette News Record story about water rights along the Tongue River, involving Wyoming and Montana ranchers.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW, public schools and community colleges would benefit in long-distance learning if the state is successful in securing $16 million to boost broadband capabilities.

The UW Lab School is among local schools that achieved “exceeding expectations” status (highest rating) in a pilot test of Wyoming’s new accountability rating system, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that UW’s School of Energy Resources and Science and Mathematics Teaching Center are among entities developing an energy curriculum for Wyoming students.

UW is among a few universities in the region offering a petroleum engineering program, according to the North Dakota News website Inforum. The article mentioned that petroleum engineering is one of the highest-paying college majors.

Midwest Producer included UW Extension as one of the sponsors of the 2013 Range Beef Cow Symposium next month in Rapid City, S.D.

Several UW releases were recently picked up by the USA Education News website.

A Wyoming Tribune Eagle editorial supported Laramie County Community College’s proposed student center and flexible technology facility. If a bond issue is passed, UW will have offices in the new building.

K2 Radio reported that UW President Bob Sternberg has set up a virtual “suggestion box” for residents to give their input.

UW Department of Music faculty members will open the Casper Chamber Music Society’s concert series, noted The Casper Journal.

The Casper Star-Tribune noted that UW Department of Art faculty has provided several pieces for an exhibition at the Nicolaysen Art Museum.

UW Department of Social Work Lecturer Elizabeth Dole-Izzo received a top award from the Wyoming chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, according to The San Francisco Gate.

The U.S. Green Building Council noted UW’s Sustainability Summit and Dinner Tour next week.

UW Extension personnel are among members of a task force working to give more students the chance to eat locally grown food, according to a story in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The Riverton Ranger noted that Suzan Pritchett, UW International Human Rights Law and Advocacy Center co-director, was on a Central Wyoming College panel to discuss immigration issues.

UW was among three universities that helped design a new short-span steel bridge in Jesup, Iowa, using a new software program called eSPAN140, an interactive web-based design tool, according to the website Modern Steel Construction.

The Huffington Post carried former UW football and NFL player Adam Goldberg’s column about excessive taunting among players these days.

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