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UW in the News

January 26, 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 Times-Picayune in New Orleans reported that UW economist Charles Mason was among witnesses the U.S. government called to testify in the civil trial penalty phase of the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill.

A student satisfaction survey says that more than 90 percent of UW students are satisfied with their educational experiences, noted The Laramie Boomerang.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that four UW College of Law dean candidates have been named.

Cheyenne’s KGAB radio aired a story that UW is listed as the most affordable university in America by Marketwatch.com.

The Laramie Boomerang reported on UW’s efforts to develop a list of comparator institutions for salary issues in cooperation with a legislative committee.

The hiring of UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Michael Pishko was reported by the Boomerang and Wyoming Public Media.

The Yardbarker, the national online website for sports bloggers, carried an article naming the nation’s top eight designed basketball courts. The writer named UW’s Arena-Auditorium as his favorite.

UW graduates Griffin Corpening and Allen Bucher were part of a team that helped with a NASA test flight of a spacecraft designed to eventually take humans to Mars, reported The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Boomerang also picked up UW’s release about the success of the UW license plate program, which provides funding for student scholarships.

Research efforts led by the UW-headquartered Wyoming Migration Initiative to help the state’s struggling mule deer population were featured by WyoFile, the in-depth Wyoming news website.

The Sheridan Press covered former UW standout and current Philadelphia Eagles player Chris Prosinksi’s visit to Big Horn Elementary School.

Former UW Cowgirl basketball player Jennifer Rider and her twin sister, Nichole, both born in Douglas, were featured in The Miami Herald. Nichole suffered a paralyzing accident while a student at UW.

UW professor Dimitri Mavriplis was quoted in a story about software used for computational fluid dynamics in Aerospace America, the news magazine of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that $6,000 in matching money is needed to install safety rails at the Vore Buffalo Jump. UW archeologists excavated the site in 1970 and continue to conduct research there.

UW history Professor Phil Roberts was quoted in an article about Wyoming legislators’ love-hate relationship with the federal government. The Billings Gazette picked up the article.


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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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