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UW in the News

June 30, 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 Public Media and K2 Radio picked up UW’s release that shows UW annually injects $130 million in external funding into the state each year, spurs $129 million in other economic activity and creates more than 2,200 jobs.

UW’s Jay Gatlin is among 22 researchers named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences to investigate some of the world’s most pressing health problems, according to The Houston Chronicle and Press Point Release. Gatlin’s research focuses on cell biology.

The Casper Star-Tribune’s Friday editorial focused on the ASUW Pledge of Allegiance issue.

A new climate modeling approach that combines a detailed regional model with a more wide-ranging global model was developed by a team of researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in collaboration with UW researchers, according to,

Sheridan was among sites that used UW’s release announcing that UW faculty teamed up for a project combining science and art at the Ucross Foundation. The project was part of the university’s Saturday U program.

Where UW students go to seek employment after graduation was the focus of a front-page Laramie Boomerang article.

The Laramie Boomerang profiled UW Department of Theatre and Dance Director Leigh Selting in a front-page story.

UW researchers collaborated with scientists on a study that shows why Africa’s elephants devour the “Sodom apple,” a noxious weed. By eating the plant, more native grasses are available for livestock, according to Science Newsline.

The Corps Network reports that UW students are gaining valuable leadership and outdoor skills this summer while working on 18 Wyoming Conservation Corps projects. The Casper Star-Tribune noted that the students recently removed invasive species plants along the North Platte River.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that as the Legislature seeks to increase communication with the UW College of Law involving needs and strengths, a Cheyenne firm is collecting perceptions about the college for a survey.

The agriculture and food industry website carried UW’s announcement about an upcoming forage day in Farson. carried UW’s release about the university’s application fee being waived during the month of July. This is for application for the fall 2015 semester.

UW’s Matt Kauffman, Wyoming Migration Initiative director, is among wildlife researchers that say protecting a recently discovered mule deer migration corridor in western Wyoming will require cooperation among multiple government agencies, according to a story in The San Francisco Gate.

Ochberg Society, the website for trauma journalism, carried a story about the documentary, “Cowboys: The Story of the 1943 National Basketball Champions.”

“Traditional/Contemporary American Indian Artwork” is the latest exhibition on display at the UW Art Museum, according to The Casper Star-Tribune. The CS-T also noted that Summer High School Institute students helped raise funds for fire relief efforts for Laramie businesses.

The Riverton Ranger published a list of Fremont County students who placed in the recent History Day competition on the UW campus.

Denise Smith, UW Extension Educator in Niobrara County, nominated Donna Hanson for the Western Region Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award for her 31 years as a 4-H volunteer, according to The Prairie Star.

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