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UW in the News

March 31, 2014

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 Political Science Professor Jim King is quoted in a Los Angeles Times story on successes of women political candidates.

Geology professor Ken Sims’ research involving volcanism in Yellowstone National Park continues to appear in media sites, including the International Business Times that delivers business news to the United Kingdom and worldwide.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that UW plans in the next seven years to ramp up scholarship, faculty positions, fellowship funds and facilities to make the College of Engineering and Applied Science one of the nation’s premier engineering schools.

The UW Board of Trustees voted to increase student tuition and raise salaries for university employees, The Laramie Boomerang noted. FindLaw also carried UW’s release.

Space Ref noted that Daniel Dale, UW Department of Physics and Astronomy professor, was among a group of American Astronomical Society members traveling to Washington, D.C., to support the need for sustained and predictable federal funding of scientific research.

The Laramie Boomerang featured the documentary “Voces Latinas de Wyoming/Latina Voices of Wyoming” and the UW program that helps Latinas seek higher education degrees.

Tim Robinson has been selected to lead UW’s WWAMI medical education program, according to Casper’s  K2 Radio.

The Billings Gazette picked up an Associated Press article that Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead indicated UW should be a guiding force in helping the state create a better overall education system.

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering Professor Michael Barker was the focus of a Laramie Boomerang front-page feature.

The Billings Gazette picked up a story that quoted Gregg Cawley, a UW professor who wrote a book on the Sagebrush Rebellion, titled “Federal Land Western Anger: The Sagebrush Rebellion and Environmental Politics” and why legislators oppose the issue.

UW’s one-day free program -- Saturday U -- was featured in the Gillette Chamber of Commerce newsletter.

The Casper Star-Tribune noted that the Associated Students of UW named Natrona County High School senior Benjamin Doyle its 2014 Honorary Cowboy award winner.

Three same-sex marriage advocates spoke at the UW College of Law, according to The Casper Star-Tribune. The CST noted that other speakers presented similar views on the topic in another venue.

The Casper Star-Tribune picked up UW’s Faculty Recital Series release, which featured UW Department of Music Professor Katrina Zook.

According to a UW Athletics release, Cowboys wrestling team member Tanner Harms was named the outstanding junior for the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science.

USA Today quoted UW junior Kelly McConville on why most college students oppose Starbucks’ plans to sell alcohol beverages at some of its locations.

UW’s Service, Leadership and Community Engagement program will provide volunteers to assist with the Laramie Main Street Alliance, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

Sheridan reported that UW’s new Literacy Research Center and Clinic in the College of Education was dedicated last week.

UW Extension Educator Scott Hininger offered springtime garden tips to county residents, according to Sheridan

YesWorld picked up an Associated Press article noting that there was a significant increase in the number of education-related graduates at UW.

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