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UW in the News

August 11, 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 business incubator client Nate Storey and his company Bright Agrotech were featured in Inventors Eye. Storey invented the ZipGrow Tower that uses a technology called hydroponics, in which plants are grown soil-free, with nutrients being supplied in the irrigation water. To view Inventors Eye, scroll down the page for “Growing the Distance” article.

Food Safety Magazine used UW’s release noting that university researchers have discovered a substance that greatly increases the survival of Listeria monocytogenes, a food-borne bacterial pathogen that contaminates processed meat and milk products, as well as fresh produce.

The Casper Star-Tribune interviewed UW history Professor Phil Roberts on the joint campaign appearances by gubernatorial candidate Cindy Hill and Sheryl Lain, who is running for the top schools job in the state -- unheard of in Wyoming politics.

In a report about surging construction in southeast Wyoming, The Wyoming Business Report indicated UW is responsible for most ongoing construction projects in the Laramie community.

The Wyoming Business Report noted that the College of Law's Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies recently received a $25,000 gift from BP America to develop a summer energy law institute. also picked up the UW release.

UW is working to update its preservation plan for historic buildings on campus, interim director of facilities planning Larry Blake told Wyoming Public Media.

The Laramie Boomerang featured Todd Salat, a UW master’s degree student in geology, and his hobby of photographing the northern lights.

UW student members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps recently completed three summer projects in Fremont County, according to County 10.

Sheridan used UW’s release in a broadcast indicating that university students are learning a variety of different technologies to help people with communication difficulties.

UW President Dick McGinity’s visit to Kemmerer for speaking engagements late last month was reported by The Kemmerer Gazette.

A three-session “Be the Change Leadership School” will be offered through UW Extension this fall on the Wind River Indian Reservation, according to the agricultural related publication, The Prairie Star., the online insurance news website, picked up UW’s release announcing the new Leadership Wyoming class, which held its orientation session last week in the Wyoming Union.

UW is participating in the Spirit Cup competition and is asking for fan support to help win this year’s cup, according to Sweetwater Now.

The Casper Journal reported that a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory technology will be offered by UW at Casper College.

The Wyoming Department of Education and UW hosted a STEM conference last week for public school teachers, noted The Casper Star-Tribune.

County 10 used UW’s release that the Biodiversity Institute has created the Wyoming Biodiversity Citizen Science Initiative that allows citizens to contribute personal biodiversity observations.

An opportunity for people interested in exploring new ventures on their land is the focus of a UW Extension conference next month in Sheridan, according to Prairie Star.

The Wisconsin Gazette picked up an Associated Press story citing research work conducted by Craig Benkman and Matt Talluto that described red squirrels’ influences on Yellowstone’s ecosystem.

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