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UW in the News

September 15, 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.

The governor’s UW science task force met last week, reported The Laramie Boomerang. The group is charged with developing a plan for the renovation and construction of science laboratories, along with the improvement of science instruction and research.

The Casper Star-Tribune quoted Chuck Mason, a UW professor of petroleum and natural gas economics, for a story about the future of Jonah Field, which recently has changed ownership.

An Associated Press story picked up by The Billings Gazette noted that UW President Dick McGinity said one of his goals is to improve the process for community college students transferring to the university.

Press Release Point noted that Mark Clementz, UW Department of Geology and Geophysics associate professor, was among researchers who discovered an extinct, swamp-dwelling animal in Africa. They named it after Mick Jagger because they both share supersized lips.

The UW Board of Trustees formed a committee to draft a policy for tuition decisions made by the board, which would ease dialogue between the university and policymakers, noted The Laramie Boomerang.

Cosmopolitan UK gave a positive review of the “Real Women, Real Bodies” exhibition in Gallery 234 in the Wyoming Union.

UW Department of Ecosystem Science and Management Professor Scott Shaw’s new book, “Planet of the Bugs,” received a positive review from THE (Times Higher Education), an international higher education website.

KGAB Radio aired UW’s release about Professor Maohong Fan’s research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for his innovative coal conversion project.

Wyoming’s Common Core State Standards were the topic of a panel discussion on the UW campus last week, reported The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW College of Law Professor Sam Kalen about Wyoming appealing Oregon’s coal export decision not to allow ports being built along its coast line for shipment overseas.

UW writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins will discuss a 5,000-year-old ski culture among tribes in Central Asia’s Altai Mountains, during a public lecture this week in Sheridan, The Sheridan Press reported.

The Laramie Boomerang noted that the UW Police Department was among agencies taking part in last week’s ceremony to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The Sheridan County Cooperative Extension office is working with a Cody couple to help produce wines for their company, reported The Wyoming Business Report.

The Casper Journal profiled Nina McConigley, UW Department of English assistant lecturer, and the recent PEN Open Book Award for her short story collection “Cowboys and East Indians.”

Cheyenne radio station 101.9 King FM reported that UW’s enrollment is up this fall compared to a year ago.

The Casper Tribune reported that the UW Art Museum held a reception last week for new exhibitions now on display this semester.

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