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UW in the News

April 14, 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.

Wyoming Business Report and WyoFile were among outlets that published UW’s release announcing that Mohammad Piri -- an international leader in the study of the flow of fluid in porous media -- has been appointed as Wyoming Excellence Chair in Petroleum Engineering at UW.

UW administrators and faculty discussed pay increases in a story published in The Casper Star-Tribune.

The El Paso Times ran a story about the top 30 academically challenging online universities ranked by Affordable Online College. UW ranked 30th.

The iconic life-size copper Tyrannosaurus rex statue that stands guard outside the Geological Museum celebrated its 50th birthday last Friday, noted several media outlets including Wyoming Public Media.

The Laramie Boomerang quoted Larry Blake, UW interim facilities planning director, about rising construction costs, for both the university and Wyoming public schools.

GlycoBac, a UW spin-out business, continues to make the news. The Casper Star-Tribune carried UW's release about the company's $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to improve the effectiveness of drugs that can potentially help diabetes and cancer patients.

Boxscore reported that the Wyoming Legislature recently appropriated $100,000 to UW to help reduce the housing and dining costs for Wyoming resident high school students attending UW summer camps.

UW agroecology doctoral student Judith Odhiambo from Kenya talked with The Laramie Boomerang about solving her country’s political, social and economic problems by improving farming techniques and empowering women.

The Casper Star-Tribune published UW's release announcing UW faculty member Tim Robinson’s appointment as the Wyoming WWAMI Medical Education Program director.

The Wyoming Technology Business Center, located at UW, will host its e2e Wyoming Annual Conference on technology May 13, at the Laramie Hilton Garden Inn, reported The Casper Star-Tribune.

Wyoming Public Radio noted Islamic Awareness Activities at UW last week. WPR also broadcast that Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw performed on campus.

UW Department of Music Professor Scott Turpen was a guest last week on KUVO Jazz Radio in Denver. The station also broadcast that Turpen and his ensemble performed later at a local nightclub.

Oklahoma Farm Report interviewed UW Extension beef cattle specialist Steve Paisley, who said beef producers face a good future because of world population growth.

Several UW employees spoke at a public event last week as part of Women’s History Month, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

The Boomerang also reported that Maggi Murdock, vice president of academic affairs, and David Jones, interim associate provost of academic affairs, explained the tenure process at the recent trustees meeting.

Chi-Chen Wu, UW assistant professor of piano and coordinator of collaborative piano, performed last week at Hope College in Holland, Mich., according to The Holland Sentinel.

Prairie Star reported that a new UW Extension sunflower bulletin provides information about growing environment, water, temperature, light requirements and the impact of cultivar variety for producers.

Lander Middle School students received six first-place awards at the recent State History Day competition at UW, reported County 10.

Sheridan interviewed UW student Jessica Los about last weekend’s Eco Chic Fashion Show, which was a sustainable fabric showcase.

K.J. Reddy, UW professor of ecosystem science and management, was interviewed by The Laramie Boomerang about high levels of arsenic discovered at a Laramie industrial site south of town.

The Riverton Ranger noted that eight Fremont County students recently received the Trustees' Scholars Award given to a limited number of Wyoming's top students for academic achievement.

Vicki Gillis, co-director of the new UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic, recently was interviewed by Wyoming Public Radio and how the facility will improve literacy in Wyoming.

The Casper Journal reported that three Natrona County High School students have been selected for the Summer High School Institute at UW.

UW President Dick McGinity discussed with Wyoming Public Media the recent Wyoming legislative session.

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