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UW in the News

September 2, 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.

For the fiscal year that ended June 30, UW received more than $50 million in private gifts for the second consecutive year, Sheridan and The Wyoming Business Report reported.

The Dallas Morning News carried a story noting that UW is ranked seventh among the 50 best and most affordable colleges in the western United States, as listed on Great Value Colleges’ website.

A new federal designation for the UW Family Medicine Residency Programs in Casper and Cheyenne will allow them to focus on increasing access to care for thousands of medically and financially underserved residents in Wyoming's two most populated areas, according to a UW release carried by The Wyoming Business Report and other media outlets.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that Laramie City Council members toured the UW campus to view current construction projects and were updated by university administrators on future campus plans.

Gov. Matt Mead appointed a task force to study how to improve the science programs and laboratories at UW, an article in The Casper Star-Tribune noted. The CS-T also published UW’s release announcing that classes begin this week.

UW Department of Geology and Geophysics Research Professor Kevin Chamberlain was profiled in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle about his research in the study of the earth’s plate tectonics

Sheridan,  a group of radio stations in northeast Wyoming, picked up UW’s release about Fred Ogden, a distinguished professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, who received a nearly $3 million grant to study water sustainability and land-use management in the Panama Canal watershed.

The Muley Fanatic Foundation will fund a $1.3 million, five-year project to study a mule deer herd south of Rock Springs. The UW Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will lead the project, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

Wyoming Public Radio aired a story about UW Athletics and others forming a partnership to fight cancer through prevention.

UW Institutional Communications Director Chad Baldwin was interviewed on Sheridan, discussing the governor’s recent appointment of a task force that will examine UW’s science programs and facilities.

Sheridan also broadcast UW’s release announcing a panel discussion next week commemorating the 50th anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act.

WyoFile, the in-depth news and public affairs site, reported that UW will host a two-day symposium in Riverton Sept. 10-12 that will examine a 37-year lawsuit over water and tribal rights on the Wind and Big Horn rivers.

Wildlife photographer Noppadol Paothong is scheduled to talk about the photos in his book Thursday in the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources auditorium, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

Laramie Live carried UW’s release about the annual “Trash 2 Treasure” fundraiser for the university’s Nordic Ski Club.

The Wyoming Biodiversity Citizen Science Initiative at UW will provide an opportunity for Wyoming residents to help build a database of information about biodiversity in the state, reports The Laramie Boomerang. The Boomerang also featured the UW pony mascot, Cowboy Joe.

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