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UW in the News

September 29, 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.

Renewablesbiz, an online energy website, picked up UW’s release announcing the university’s $4.25 million Department of Energy-EPSCoR grant to research wind farm modeling, transmission grid monitoring and the economics derived from wind-generated power.

Allowing some out-of-state residents to sit on the UW Board of Trustees was met favorably in a Casper Star-Tribune editorial.

Huffington Post featured the UW student organization “Real Women, Real Bodies” and its recent photography exhibition.

UW Professor Jonathan Naughton talked with Wyoming Public Radio about the $8 billion wind farm project that would eventually send Wyoming wind power to California. The project would be one of the nation’s largest.

Wyoming Public Radio also interviewed UW economist Rob Godby about a Gillette coal company that is switching its haul trucks to liquefied natural gas to help reduce overall costs.

The in-depth WyoFile online publication published an opinion piece from UW President Dick McGinity, who says the notion that the university’s academic freedom is threatened by energy interests is wrong. He was responding to a recent Wyoming Tribune Eagle editorial.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that UW officials met with their Wyoming community college counterparts to discuss transfer goals.

Rob Ettema, UW professor of civil engineering, was interviewed on Iowa Public Radio about the book he co-wrote on the son of Albert Einstein, “Hans Albert Einstein: His Life as a Pioneering Engineer.”

Wyoming Public Media discussed UW’s STOP Violence program and the number of underreported sexual assaults in Wyoming

UW Professor Scott Shaw’s book, “Planet of the Bugs,” was the inspiration for a cartoon in the New Yorker by cartoonist Tom Toro.

Journalist Ruben Navarrette, who was a panelist at the recent UW immigration symposium, discussed immigration policy in his column that was carried by The Houston Chronicle. He mentioned the UW symposium in the column. It also appeared in The Sacramento Bee.

Technology News published UW’s release noting that the Wyoming Library Association presented its Distinguished Service Award to Stephen Boss, UW Libraries Information Technology Department head.

UW’s release announcing that Larry Blake has been appointed UW facilities planning director and university architect also was picked up by Technology News.

The Laramie Boomerang featured Heart Mountain Relocation Center internee Sam Mihara’s talk at UW last week.

Proposed legislation that would boost the state’s research with a check-off program for dry bean production is being developed, Mike Moore, UW State Seed Certification Service manager, told The Casper Star-Tribune.

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