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UW in the News

May 27, 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. published UW’s release noting that the university is offering in-state tuition to all eligible military veterans.

Several publications nationwide, including California’s Orange County Register, quoted UW paleontologist Mark Clementz in a story about a new dinosaur skeleton display at Kentucky’s Creation Museum.

The International Business Times reported that UW and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have teamed up with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to use balloon-borne instruments to study the effects of volcanic eruption on climate change.

UW students and faculty were interviewed by Wyoming Public Media for a story on employment in the petroleum industry in a segment that was heard on Colorado Public Radio’s KUNC.

Avis Garcia, who was profiled in a UW release, was recognized by County 10, the online news website. She was selected for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program.

UW Management and Marketing Professor Kelly Tian was among authors of a study that appeared in The Journal of Consumer Research. According to Medical Xpress, the research says modern-day technologies like interactive games and virtual reality platforms can help people with Type 2 diabetes make better choices and monitor their health on a regular basis because of better communication.

Department of Molecular Biology Post-doctoral researcher Xueming Wei’s new bacteriology findings were published in NewsRx and other trade publications.

The Lubbock, Texas, Avalanche-Journal picked up UW’s release announcing that Lubbock native and UW graduate student Erin Jones was among winners in the “Communicating about Water in Wyoming” writing contest.

The Cody Enterprise picked up an Associated Press story detailing UW’s long-range plan to achieve Tier 1 status for the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

UW is working with the Idaho National Laboratory to provide nuclear engineering training to UW students in exchange for access to UW high-tech facilities, according to a story in the Laramie Boomerang.

In a front-page article, the Boomerang  carried a feature on teaching and research conducted by UW women’s studies professor Bonnie Zare.

UW-Casper is launching a bachelor's degree program, which will build on an existing associate's degree program at Casper College, reported The Casper Star-Tribune. K2 Radio in Casper and K-9 Radio in Evanston also carried stories on the subject.

UW’s Wyoming Technology Business Center next month will offer an e2e business presentation featuring Wyoming native Krista Treide at the Petroleum Club, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

In its weekly entertainment section, the Casper-Star Tribune published UW’s release about the opening of two new exhibitions at the UW Art Museum.

Research work by UW Professor Scott Shaw and colleagues about the discovery of 24 new species of Aleiodes wasps in Ecuador that mummify caterpillars continues to make headlines. The Knoxville Times and New Europe were among media outlets picking up the story.

The Laramie Boomerang noted that UW contributed $125,000 toward the Aviation Gateway building at Laramie Regional Airport.

UW Extension hosts a grain bin safety, accident prevention and emergency response training session in Powell next month, according to Prairie Star, the agricultural-related publication.

County 10 noted Fremont County sophomore students selected for UW’s three-week Summer High School Institute program, now in its 29th year.

Anna Zajacova, a sociology associate professor, was featured on Wyoming Public Radio. She noted that people who are obese early in life have a higher chance of being severely obese when they're older.

The Wyoming Arts Council picked up UW’s release about two new exhibitions that opened last weekend at the university’s Art Museum.

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