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UW in the News

November 3, 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 death of UW student Joe McGowan and the assault of another university student received extensive coverage in media outlets across the nation, including The York County Daily Record in Pennsylvania and  The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Laramie Boomerang noted that searches for deans in the UW College of Law, College of Business, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and College of Education are currently underway.

UW economist Professor Jay Shogren was profiled in a Laramie Boomerang piece that appeared on the website My Myrtle Beach. The Boomerang also noted that the UW Faculty Senate unanimously passed a resolution to eliminate the tie between length of service and promotion from associate to full professor.

The Associated Press distributed to its affiliates, including the Billings Gazette, UW’s release on a memorandum of understanding between the UW College of Arts and Sciences and Shanghai University.

Nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette cited his appearance at UW’s recent immigration conference in a column that appeared in SF Gate and numerous other outlets nationwide.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide noted that two hometown students are among the new medical program class at UW.

The UW Stable Isotope Facility received an $80,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that will be used to analyze soil samples from across the country, according to Sheridan Media.com, a group of radio stations serving northeastern Wyoming.

Sheridan Media.com also broadcast that third-year UW College of Law student Clayton Gregersen of Big Horn was among participants in last week’s mock trial that depicted a participant in the famed Johnson County War.

The five-member UW PetroBowl team made it into the third round of the international tournament that tested students’ knowledge of the oil and gas industry, reported The Casper Star-Tribune and KULR8 TV in Billings.

American Indian Studies Program researcher Torivio Fodder is quoted in a Wyoming Public Media feature examining the implications of recent activities involving the Wind River Indian Reservation’s Joint Business Council.

The sale of UW’s Outreach Building in Casper was noted by the Wyoming Business Report.

Former UW student Joe Riis received an award for his photography focusing on the migration of pronghorns from Grand Teton National Park to the Red Desert, according to the Art for Conservation website.

UW Department of Philosophy Professor Jeff Lockwood was the keynote speaker at the Powder River Basin Resource Council’s 42nd annual meeting in Sheridan, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

The Casper Star-Tribune interviewed Scott Schell, UW assistant Extension entomologist, for a story about most spiders in Wyoming that actually are not harmful to people.

The in-depth online news website WyoFile had a lengthy piece discussing the pros and cons of allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the UW Board of Trustees.

The Boomerang carried a story indicating that a team tasked with planning and guiding the preservation of historic UW buildings favors preserving Merica Hall, one of the university’s oldest buildings.


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