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UW in the News

May 5, 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.

U.S. News ranks the UW College of Law ninth on its list of schools where graduates have the least amount of debt.

UW history Associate Professor Phil Roberts commented in a Casper Star-Tribune story about the Republican Party possibly censuring Gov. Matt Mead.

The Casper Star-Tribune quoted UW Department of Atmospheric Science Professor Bart Geerts, who noted a positive impact of a cloud-seeding project. The story was picked up by several media outlets.

When looking to build a new fieldhouse, Denver Bronco officials looked at UW’s Indoor Practice Facility, along with NFL venues built by the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and New York Giants, according to the official Denver Broncos website.

Wyoming Public Media highlighted a series of 10 short videos exploring effects of and responses to the recent mountain pine beetle outbreak in local forests. The U.S. Forest Service and the Ruckelshaus Institute sponsor the film series.

The university’s revamped general studies program was the focus of a KGAB Radio report.

The Laramie Boomerang featured Jeff Clune, UW computer science assistant professor, and his 10 award-winning artificial intelligence lab students.

A symposium by students in Kerri Pimblott’s “Black West” class was the topic of a Laramie Boomerang feature story.

Sheridan picked up UW’s release about three Department of Global and Area Studies students who will present results of their fieldwork next month in Sheridan.

UW is included in Virtual Strategy Magazine’s list of the best online social work degree programs.

Renewable Energy World reported on an industry scholarship presented to UW student Nicole Peterson.

Sally Palmer, Department of Religious Studies adjunct assistant lecturer, was profiled on a front-page story in last week’s Laramie Boomerang. It also appeared on The San Francisco Chronicle website.

Wyoming Public Radio reported that Chinese violinist Sha Xiao Cao joined the UW Symphony Orchestra in "Butterfly Lovers Concerto” in the final concert last week.

In another Wyoming Public Media broadcast, NPR humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris will perform at the UW Arts and Sciences auditorium Oct. 31.

The Casper Journal reported that UW-Casper elementary education senior Breanne Walker was awarded the Sue Jorgensen Excellent Student in Education Award.

UW graduate students Natasha Trujillo and Matt Gross were quoted in a Casper Journal story about the first statewide Suicide Prevention Conference in Casper this week.

Wyoming Public Media broadcast an interview with new UW football Coach Craig Bohl last week.

The Fremont County news website, County 10, carried UW’s release announcing Chief Washakie Scholarship recipients.

County 10 also noted that Central Wyoming College students earned UW scholarships after presenting projects at UW’s Undergraduate Research Day.

The announcement of UW’s Multicultural Graduation this week was posted by Laramie Live.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that the UW Dining Services will now donate leftover food to the Laramie Soup Kitchen.

UW Educator Sandra Frost was quoted in a Powell Tribune story about wet weather delaying spring planting in the Big Horn Basin.

The Casper Star-Tribune featured the old Forrest Oil School west of Casper. The historic building will soon be torn down. Phil Roberts, UW history associate professor, commented on the school’s past.

UW educator Blaine Horn discussed how the Farm Bill will affect Wyoming ranchers/farmers, according to a Sheridan broadcast.

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