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UW in the News

January 13, 2015

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 Casper Star-Tribune reported that, with top leaders hailing from Laramie, the coming Wyoming legislative session could be key for UW.

Qin “Arthur” Zhu, a UW kinesiology associate professor, was interviewed by Public Radio International about badminton, in which the birdie, or shuttle, as the pros call it, can travel more than 200 mph.

The Billings Gazette was among media outlets picking up a story about UW’s Science Initiative going into the legislative session. Former Gov. Dave Freudenthal, co-chair of the Wyoming Governor’s Top-Tier Science Programs and Facilities Task Force, was among those interviewed for the article.

UW President Dick McGinity’s new-year message was picked up by, among others, The Casper Star-Tribune and County10, the online news source in Fremont County.

The Casper Star-Tribune also detailed a state audit report on how UW is funded.

Bestcollegevalues, an online website that offers “best buy” information for prospective students, named the Wyoming Union as the 18th best student center. Architecture and exterior appeal were the largest weighted factors in the creation of the ranking.

John Pope, a UW graduate, will discuss his career path as CEO and president of Gas Sensing Technology Corp. during a university-sponsored e2e event later this month, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

The BBC interviewed Department of English Lecturer Nina McConigley about growing up in Wyoming and her award-winning collection of short stories, “Cowboys and East Indians.” She also was interviewed on Aspen Public Radio. Nina and her mother, Nimi McConigley, were featured in WyoFile, the Wyoming in-depth news website.

Weather has not slowed major construction projects on the UW campus, according to American School & University, an online education website.

Sheridan Media.com discussed UW Professor Jeffery Woodbury’s research into unlocking the mysteries of the human skin’s sensory abilities. The research could have future implications for controlling pain management.

UW researchers’ contribution to the state’s nine-year cloud-seeding study continues to make the news. High Country News and FiveThirtyEight Science are some of the media outlets that wrote stories on the subject.

A Sports Illustrated writer featured former UW quarterback Brett Smith in an article that focused on what happens to underclassmen who declare for the NFL and then go undrafted.

The Lafayette Journal and Courier in Indiana quoted former UW player Chuck Pagano, now the Indianapolis Colts head coach, about his team playing at mile-high altitude in Denver, saying how much harder it was for teams to play at 7,200 feet in Laramie.


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Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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