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UW in the News

December 1, 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.

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education quoted UW’s Ann Marie Hart, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program coordinator, in an article about schools offering advanced training to help fill underserved communities’ nursing shortages.

UW’s release on the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program receiving full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education was picked up by numerous media outlets, including the Casper Star-Tribune.

The Associated Press picked up UW’s release about a telehealth clinic that connects patients in the Farson-Eden area to health care professionals in Rock Springs, Laramie and Cheyenne.

“Cowboys and East Indians,” a collection of short stories by UW English Department faculty member Nina McConigley, is listed as one of the “best of the best” books of 2014 on In addition, has selected McConigley as one of its 2014 “50 Phenomenal Women of the Year Who Are Making a Difference.”

The Casper Star-Tribune noted that Jane Zelikova, a UW botany research scientist, led a team of researchers in a study that demonstrates climate change could produce more stable grasslands in the state.

Charles Mason, a UW professor of petroleum economics, said EOG Resources’ plans to drill up to 1,500 oil wells along the Campbell-Converse county line appears to be designed to increase EOG’s efficiency, thus lowering its operating costs. The Billings Gazette picked up the story.

The Casper Star-Tribune quoted UW College of Law Assistant Professor Jason Robison in a story about Gov. Matt Mead’s future water strategy for the state. In another CS-T water story, Anne MacKinnon, a UW adjunct professor, was interviewed about a new program that connects ranchers saving water with interested buyers.

The work of UW researchers to develop a better vaccine for brucellosis was featured by a number of news outlets, including the Tri-State Livestock News.

Colleen Denney, a UW gender and women’s studies professor, was profiled in a front-page Laramie Boomerang article.

Inside Energy interviewed UW history Professor Renee Laegreid about the history of roughnecks in the oil industry.

A sheep obesity study conducted by UW Professor Stephen Ford continues to make the news. KGAB Radio posted a story about the research on its website.

Laramie County has hired experts from UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources to help find ways to solve its groundwater supply problems, according to an Associated Press story.

UW officials were quoted in a Laramie Boomerang story about the Early Alert academic intervention student program, which is showing early signs of success.

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