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UW in the News

October 20, 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.

UW is now a partner with Idaho’s three universities to conduct research at the Idaho National Laboratory’s Center for Advanced Energy Studies, according to The Idaho State Journal.

The Washington Post interviewed UW College Law Professor Jerry Parkinson about the off-field situations involving college football powers Florida State and Notre Dame this season. Parkinson was a member of the NCAA Committee on Infractions from 2000- 2010.

Best College Reviews ranked UW No. 12 on its list of the “35 Best Outdoor Schools in America,” noting that the “University of Wyoming is surrounded by federally protected land just waiting to be explored.”

UW Geology Professor Carol Frost will serve a two-year appointment with the National Science Foundation’s earth sciences division, according to a campus release published by The Casper Star-Tribune.

UW College of Health Sciences Dean Joe Steiner was interviewed by The Laramie Boomerang about the lower number of Albany County people who smoke compared to the state average.

Wyoming Public Radio talked with Vladimir Alvarado, UW Department of Chemical and Petroleum associate professor, about the need for more instructors to offset the rise in the number of engineering students.

In an interview with The Casper Star-Tribune, UW constitutional law Professor Stephen Feldman said marriage equality in Wyoming is inevitable since Wyoming is part of the 10th Circuit, which has decided marriage is a fundamental right.

KULR8 Television in Billings, Mont., was among media outlets noting UW’s is the top-ranked petroleum engineering team competing in the international PetroBowl tournament later this month in Amsterdam.

UW’s new Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center will have a ribbon cutting ceremony this Friday, according to an Associated Press story picked up by The Billings Gazette. The Gazette also carried a story about the discussion about allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the UW Board of Trustees.

Sheridan, a group of radio stations serving northeast Wyoming, reported on the nearly finished UW planetarium project, which will include many new features.

UW Department of Botany Research Scientist Jane Zelikova’s research project that revealed plots that had elevated carbon dioxide levels were most likely to be resistant to future climate change, was picked up by Phys.Org, an online science website. also published a story on the subject.

Indian Country Today quoted Indy Burke, UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources director, in a story about the recent One People, One Earth workshop for native youths in Riverton.

UW Department of Political Science Professor Jim King was interviewed by The Casper Star-Tribune in an article about the race for Wyoming superintendent of public instruction. The CS-T also talked with King about the gubernatorial race.

Wyoming Public Radio covered the Rights of Indigenous People symposium hosted last week by the UW American Indian Studies Program.

The UW Chamber Orchestra’s fall debut concert was featured in last week’s Laramie Boomerang.

KGWN Television featured the legendary horse “Steamboat,” also UW’s logo, in a segment remembering the famous horse’s death 100 years ago.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that the governor’s science task force met for the second time last week to discuss the relationship between faculty recruiting and new facility production.

A proposed new agricultural building at Eastern Wyoming College would provide more partnerships with UW and the university’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Lingle, according to The Star Herald.

Sheridan reported that the UW Art Museum's Ann Simpson Artmobile will be in Johnson County this week for a program and to display “What's That?” Investigating Abstract Art,” to the public.

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