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UW in the News

November 24, 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.

Several media outlets used UW’s release about researchers for the first time mapping how Wyoming’s migratory big game species use designated wilderness areas. The release was carried by The New York Times, The Casper Star-Tribune and WyoFile, the in-depth news website.

Medical Xpress and Sheridan Media carried UW’s release on the research conducted by UW’s Stephen Ford, the Rochelle Endowed Chair in the Department of Animal Science. His study focuses on genetic factors in obesity.

The Laramie County Commission approved a contract with UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute of Environmental and Natural Resources to provide help with solving the county's ongoing groundwater supply problems, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Sheridan Media.com, a group of radio stations serving northeastern Wyoming, was among media outlets using UW’s media release announcing that the university’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program has been fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

UW Athletics Department officials were quoted in a Laramie Boomerang article on how the university is ensuring that academic fraud does not occur among its student-athletes.

Maohong Fan, a UW Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering professor, told SNL Energy that carbon dioxide can provide numerous uses with technological breakthroughs. Fan was recently appointed to the National Coal Council.

WyoFile wrote in length about the UW Board of Trustees’ initiative to create 100 new endowed professorships at UW.

While the country's total election spending was the highest ever this year for a midterm election, campaign contributions were down significantly for Wyoming races, UW Department of Political Science Professor Jim King told The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The Laramie Boomerang reported on the candlelight vigil held on campus for UW student Joe McGowan, who died after an off-campus altercation on Halloween. The event was organized by McGowan’s friends.

According to an independent audit report, UW is well situated financially, according to an article that appeared in The Laramie Boomerang.

The Billings Gazette and Insurancenews.net reprinted an Associated Press article indicating that a UW poll showed that most Wyoming residents strongly disapprove of President Barack Obama’s federal health care law.

Hits 106 aired UW’s release about the annual Hunger Banquet, which focuses on food inequality among socioeconomic levels.

Jeff Hamerlinck, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center director, talked with Wyoming Public Media about the Wyoming Student Atlas project that will distribute 5,000 atlases to Wyoming students.

The Boomerang, among others, interviewed UW economist Ed Barbier about Black Friday shopping locally and how it will boost Laramie’s economy.


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