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UW in the News

March 2, 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.

UW Professor Baskaran Thyagarajan’s research on capsaicin was featured in The Laramie Boomerang. Capsaicin is the component that gives chili peppers their heat, which could potentially help fight obesity. K2 Television and the global science news Website EurekaAlert! also published the story.

KOWB Radio posted, on its website, UW’s release about UW Professor Jonathan Prather receiving an NSF CAREER Award, which he will use to study songbirds.

Dubois elk and bighorn sheep capture and research will begin soon, according to County10. The program is led by Matt Kauffman, UW Department of Zoology and Physiology professor, and the director of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, located at UW.

Wyoming Business Report published UW’s release about assistant professors Jay Gatlin and John Oakey each receiving a 2015 Whitman Center Research Award to study cell division at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass.

Nearly 400 students from 42 schools around the state will compete in the Wyoming State Science Fair this week on the UW campus, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

County10, an online news site in Fremont County, picked up UW’s release about UW’s Army ROTC unit being named the best small unit in the 5th Brigade.

The on-air news show, Public Pulse, on Sheridan, aired an interview with UW Institutional Communications Director Chad Baldwin, who discussed the university’s supplemental budget requests.

The Casper Star-Tribune profiled a Casper Kelly Walsh student, Danny Villalobos, who received a full-ride scholarship to UW after being named the winner of the State Youth of the Year competition.

Researchers, including those from UW, are conducting engineering studies to test a wind and gas power project’s viability at high altitude, according to Environmental and Energy Publishing.

Primeur Weekly! Magazine picked up UW’s release announcing the five latest projects selected to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

The Jacoby student solo competition and the UW Department of Music Faculty Recital Series were both featured last week on Wyoming Public Media.

Military Times used UW’s release announcing two new MBA degree programs offered through the College of Business.

The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps will compete twice, including for the first time at UW, according to The Casper Star-Tribune. The July 9 competition will be at War Memorial Stadium.

County10 reprinted UW’s release about the university’s Nordic ski club teams competing this week at the United States Collegiate Ski Association championships at Mount Bachelor in Bend, Ore.

Jose Gonzales, founder of the national group “Latinos Outdoors,” told Wyoming Public Media that Latinos have a growing passion for conservation issues. He was last week’s UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources Leadership Series speaker.

The Sheridan Press noted that UW writer in residence Mark Jenkins, a National Geographer writer, will discuss the world’s largest cave on earth -- located in Vietnam -- March 11 in Sheridan. WyoFile also featured Jenkins’ talk.

Oil City carried UW’s release noting that the university’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Casper recently received Level 3 patient-centered medical home recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The recognition is the highest ranking awarded.

7News also reported that a federal judge will hear arguments at the UW College of Law in a lawsuit over a recent roundup of hundreds of wild horses from the open range in western Wyoming.

Women’s History Month events are scheduled in March at UW, reported The Laramie Boomerang. The Boomerang also interviewed several UW students for their reaction after the failure of an anti-discrimination bill last week.

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