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UW in the News

December 8, 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’s portion of Gov. Matt Mead’s supplemental budget request, including the university’s Science Initiative, was detailed in a Laramie Boomerang story. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle also featured the initiative.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that UW wants to transform science education for students in new ways. UW Botany Professor Greg Brown was quoted in the story.

UW ranks No. 1 in the nation for out-of-state students in a new ranking list that takes into account academic quality, affordability and accessibility, according to the “Best Colleges and Universities 2014 A-List” released recently by The release was picked up by Sheridan, KULR TV and KGAB Radio.

The High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal reported that UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists are hopeful their brucellosis studies may produce a better vaccine for livestock.

Lack of raises the last few years is among the factors as to why several faculty members have left the university, UW professors told The Laramie Boomerang in a front-page story.

The Boomerang also noted that an engineering task force met last week and was updated on future UW construction projects on campus.

UW Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit researchers will use Facebook and Twitter posts on mule deer captures this week as a way to educate the public about the deer’s struggles in the West, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

Cuenca High Life, Cuenca Ecuador, reported that UW Department of Geology and Geophysics Professor Ken Sims led a team of scientists to Sangay, a volcano, earlier this year to map the mountain and to collect soil samples.

Phys.Org published UW’s release about research of the study of cells during frog development that may aid future cancer research. also posted a story on the subject.

Charles Mason, a UW professor of petroleum economics, was interviewed in a Casper Star-Tribune story where industry executives indicated they expect drilling in Wyoming to slow after a 40 percent drop in oil prices.

The Laramie Boomerang reported the results of a UW Staff Senate poll on the issue of whether concealed weapons should be allowed on campus.

UW Extension helped plan a statewide tour to provide a forum to explain changes in the nationwide farm bill, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

The CS-T also detailed UW researchers’ work on how wild horse diets can affect rangeland in Wyoming.

“Wyoming Cowboy,” the new sculpture in front of UW’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center by Casper and New Mexico artist Chris Navarro, is featured on the cover of the Dec. 2 edition of Southwest Art.

UW’s Chi Omega chapter is taking part in a letter writing campaign that will benefit Make-A-Wish children and their families, according to KGWN Television in Cheyenne.

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