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UW in the News

September 22, 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.

A constitutional amendment to allow out-of-state residents to serve on the UW Board of Trustees will be part of the November ballot, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that the UW College of Arts and Sciences faculty voted to eliminate its extended core curriculum last week, eliminating several of the college’s course requirements.

Jo Chytka, UW Center for Advising and Career Services director, told The Boomerang that two job fairs will be held this fall because of more interest from prospective employers.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed UW economics Professor Timothy Considine about the rising number of oil and gas jobs outnumbering steel industry jobs in Pennsylvania the past year. Another of Considine’s energy reports for North Carolina was cited in NC Spin.

UW economist Anne Alexander was interviewed in The Casper Star-Tribune about Wyoming’s gender wage gap, which has closed slightly, moving the state up one spot on the list.

The Laramie Boomerang and Casper Star-Tribune reported that a mock Berlin Wall would be torn down on the UW campus to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the actual event.

A panel and UW staff members and students shared comments for stories in The Boomerang and Casper Star-Tribune on last week’s immigration symposium.

The Laramie Boomerang also noted that with the beginning of fall classes, many downtown business are experiencing an increase in revenue dollars.

Wyoming Public Radio was among media reporting on undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas’ appearance during last week’s immigration symposium at the UW Conference Center.

The UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources helped prepare a report that indicated local farmers’ markets put $2.8 million into the state’s economy, according to The Wyoming Business Report.

Technology News published UW’s release about the “Digital Communication in the 21st Century" e-Volution: Innovations in Learning Environments Conference later this month.

UW Law Professor Deb Donahue is among experts quoted in a feature about water rights in the Big Horn Basin that appeared in WyoFile, the in-depth Wyoming news site.

UW’s release on biofuel production appeared in the Biofuels Digest that advertises itself as “The world’s most widely read biofuels daily.”

The online news site for Fremont County, County 10, published UW’s release on the Office of Research and Economic Development creating a science blog for the public.

The Star Valley Independent recently ran a front-page feature story about UW’s club rugby team playing a club team from Montana State University at a field in Alpine dubbed “the best rugby field in Wyoming.”

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