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UW in the News

November 10, 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 Billings Gazette and outlets across the country picked up an Associated Press report noting that UW Professor Maohong Fan has been appointed to the National Coal Council.

Wyoming Public Media reported that a poll conducted by UW shows Wyoming residents support expanding Medicaid to provide health care to those who cannot afford it. Another WPM broadcast reported the UW polling shows the state’s residents are opposed to common core standards and more Wyoming people are open to same-sex marriage.

UW’s planned Veterans Day observance was detailed in a Laramie Boomerang story.

UW American Studies Program Director Eric Sandeen voiced his opposition to actions of the American Studies Association’s yearlong academic boycott against Israel, according to Inside Higher Ed.

Wyoming Business Report published a story about a Microsoft data plant that will be powered via a fuel cell that uses methane gas. UW will use the data plant for high-performance computing and modeling. Sustainable Brands and Money News published stories about the data plant opening and mentioned UW’s involvement.

The university’s Wyoming Technology Business Center will operate Sheridan’s business incubator, according to a UW release noted and broadcast on Sheridan, a group of radio stations serving northeast Wyoming.

The Billings Gazette picked up UW’s release noting that university students will perform Shakespeare in communities around the state as part of a of an outreach initiative supporting local productions.

Chuck Mason, UW's H.A. "Dave" True Jr. Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics, was quoted in a Climate Central article about how low oil prices may affect greenhouse gas emissions.

The Laramie Boomerang provided updates last week on the arrests in connection with one of two off-campus assaults.

UW School of Nursing Associate Professor Ann Marie Hart’s recognition for her work at the Laramie Downtown Clinic was the subject of a Laramie Boomerang feature article.

A proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed out-of-state residents to be appointed to the UW Board of Trustees was soundly defeated last week, reported Wyoming Public Media.

Basin Radio Network, a group of Wyoming radio stations, including Gillette, used UW’s release noting that the university’s one-day education program -- Saturday U -- was scheduled at Gillette College.

UW economist Anne Alexander was The Wyoming Business Report's Southeast Economic Forecast luncheon speaker, discussing the global economy.

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