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UW in the News

February 9, 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.

Mule deer research, led by the UW-based Wyoming Migration Initiative, was featured in an in-depth story and video by the New York Times.

The Laramie Boomerang noted that UW helps draw in companies to the community by providing an educated workforce and research opportunities. The article focused on Laramie’s Business Alliance.

UW Professor Rob Godby’s presentation to the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority about the impact of planned Environmental Protection Agency carbon emissions standards on Wyoming’s coal industry was covered by the Wyoming Business Report and picked up by the Flathead (Mont.) Beacon.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that UW officials are mulling the effects of gun-free zones on campus after last week’s legislative action. The Casper Star-Tribune also published a story about Jeff Woodbury, a UW zoology and physiology associate professor, and his research work on uncovering skin sensory mysteries.

UW School of Pharmacy researchers have found that capsaicin, an active component in chili peppers, has the potential to be a diet-based supplement to help people with weight loss. The article was picked up in numerous outlets including GMA News, Business Insider Australia and Medical Daily.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW’s Science Posse may cease after this year because of the lack of funding.

The appearance of Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue keynote speaker Jason Collins was covered by multiple media outlets, including Wyoming Public Radio and the Casper Star-Tribune.

The Torrington Telegram picked up UW’s release about researchers looking into financial exploitation of elderly people.

The spring session of Saturday University, UW’s one-day college education program, received attention from The Sheridan Press. The Gillette News Record picked up UW’s release announcing this week’s Saturday U at Gillette College.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported that a line item in the Wyoming Legislature’s 2016 proposed supplemental budget would lay groundwork for four-year degree programs in Jackson through UW.

The USA Today picked up an AP story about UW football’s 23 recruits for 2015.

Camby Reynolds, the farm manager of the UW Powell Research and Extension Center, was quoted in a Powell Tribune story about challenges farmers in the Big Horn Basin faced during 2014.


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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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