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UW in the News

February 16, 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 wildlife research of the UW-based Wyoming Migration Initiative has once again attracted national media attention, this time from CNN.

The National Science Foundation reported that UW Department of Geology and Geophysics Associate Professor Bryan Shuman was among researchers discovering that intense hurricanes frequently pounded the Northeast region during the first millennium, from the peak of the Roman Empire to the height of the Middle Ages. The article first appeared in Earth First.

Researchers, including UW’s Morgan Churchill, discovered the oldest known fur seal that helps resolve a more than 5 million-year gap in fur seal and sea lion evolutionary history. The article was published by Science Codex.

CBS Sports featured in a lengthy article how the jump shot was invented by UW basketball legend Kenny Sailors, and his quest to be inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame.

UW’s supplemental budget request was discussed by lawmakers last week, wrote The Casper Star-Tribune. The CS-T also reported on funding for UW’s Science Initiative.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that the new $1.5 million, 4,500-square-foot UW Tri-County Medical Center in Pine Bluffs is now open to serve patients from Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado.

UW School of Pharmacy researchers’ work in discovering that capsaicin, an active component in chili peppers, has the potential to be a diet-based supplement to help people with weight loss, continues to make news. CBS News, The Hindu Times, Men’s Fitness Magazine and Yahoo Health picked up the story.

The Laramie Boomerang covered last week’s UW Board of Trustees meeting, noting that board members discussed the recent damage caused by several water line breaks.

The Boomerang also interviewed departing members of the Board of Trustees about their experiences on the board.

UW’s Singing Statesmen vocal group is conducting clinics and giving concerts in several Wyoming communities before embarking on a tour to Spokane, Wash., reported County 10.

The Sheridan Press picked up UW’s release announcing recipients of Trustees’ Scholars awards, UW’s top academic scholarship. The Casper Star-Tribune also carried the release.

The Wyoming College Advising Corps, a UW program that has 10 college access advisers in Wyoming high schools, helps students with their college plans, according to Billings’ KULR TV.

Participants have the opportunity to learn from business resources available through UW at this week’s Gro-Biz conference in Casper, reported The Casper Star-Tribune.

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