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UW in the News

September 8, 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.

First-day UW enrollment is up slightly compared to a year ago, according to a UW release published in The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that UW College of Arts and Sciences faculty will decide this week course requirements for students.

Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano, a UW graduate, talked with The Indianapolis Star about playing at 7,220 feet as a Cowboys football player.

Anna Zajacova, UW sociology associate professor, was interviewed by The Casper Star-Tribune about Wyoming’s rising obesity rate among adults.

The Casper Star-Tribune quoted UW history Professor Phil Roberts about candidates’ spending during the recent primary elections.

UW Professor Khaled Ksaibati and Assistant Professor Mohamed Ahmed are examining the state’s policy regarding rumble strips on Wyoming roadways and how travelers might be affected, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

Sheridan, a group of radio stations serving northeast Wyoming, reported that a 32-foot-long mock Berlin Wall will be built on UW’s Prexy’s Pasture to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

UW Department of Sociology Professor Malcolm Holmes is co-author of the book “Race and Police Brutality: Roots of an Urban Dilemma,” that was cited by The St. Louis Dispatch for its story on research that notes diverse police forces are not a panacea for fatal police shootings.

The Laramie Boomerang featured the opening day of classes last week on the UW campus.

UW Department of Ecosystem Science and Management Professor Scott Shaw’s latest book, “Planet of the Bugs,” is listed as a recommended book in September’s "Scientific American.”

Laramie Live posted UW’s releases about signups being taken for UW Outdoor Programs.

Wyoming lawmakers will debate ending the death penalty when the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee meets this week on the UW campus, a story that was picked up by The Billings Gazette stated.

UW’s release on the annual Consumer Issues Conference that will examine the “Food: Perceptions, Practices and Policies” was aired on Cheyenne’s KGAB Radio.

National Public Radio interviewed UW economics Professor Rob Godby about the massive wind turbine project planned in Carbon County and issues facing the project.

Seattle artist John Grade’s work is now on display at the UW Art Museum, reported The Casper Star-Tribune. The CS-T also noted that UW Art Museum Director Susan Moldenhauer was among judges selected for a traveling exhibition honoring Wyoming’s Wilderness Act.

The Laramie Boomerang featured Katy-Jane Angwin, a UW Department of Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management senior, and the journey from her home country, England, to a Wyoming ranch and to UW.

UW Trustees will meet this week, according to a report broadcast on Cheyenne’s KGAB Radio.

The Uinta County Herald covered UW star volleyball player and Evanston High School graduate Erin Kirby and her Cowgirl teammates, who played a match in the player’s hometown gymnasium.

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