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UW in the News

March 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 Casper Star-Tribune reported that the Mountain West Conference champion UW men’s basketball team will open the NCAA tournament Friday against Northern Iowa in Seattle. The Pokes are in the East Region bracket.

UW professors William Baker and Jeff Beck are among researchers who say federal steps to protect sage grouse are too subjective and insufficiently science based, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

U.S. News and World Report was among several media outlets that picked up an Associated Press story that included a quote from UW Department of Geology and Geophysics Associate Professor Ken Dueker. In the story, scientists weighed in as to why Denver is called the Mile High City.

Wyoming Business Report wrote a story about the passing of longtime UW philanthropist and donor Mick McMurry. The article included comment from UW President Dick McGinity. Numerous outlets including The Casper Star-Tribune, KCWY TV and K2 Radio also had the story.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that members of the UW men’s basketball team would honor McMurry by wearing a commemorative patch on their jerseys during last week’s Mountain West Championships in Las Vegas.

Sanjay Putrevu’s appointment as UW College of Business Dean was covered by the international press, including India West and the Hindu Business Line.

The World Construction Network was among sites covering the groundbreaking ceremony for the planned High Bay Research Facility.

UW’s expanding role in STEM education was highlighted in a Jackson Hole News & Guide editorial on science standards legislation.

Wyoming Business Report published UW’s release on two new MBA programs offered at the university.

Several statewide media sites used UW’s release about cigarette and alcohol use on the decline among Wyoming students, including Cheyenne television station KGWN TV  and Oil City, Casper’s online news outlet.

Wyoming basketball’s connections to Ohio were the subject of a feature.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that UW’s nursing school received a $150,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to support the development of a modernized nursing curriculum.

Several outlets, including, carried UW’s announcement about the availability of a bulletin explaining the new farm bill.

Swimming World Magazine featured Wyoming Swim Camp, a summer swimming experience at UW, as its swim camp of the week.

UW’s Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Center will host the second annual Wyoming Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Workshop March 24-25 at Casper College, The Casper Star-Tribune announced.

The Riverton Ranger noted that former Riverton school administrator Mel Baldwin was among five new appointees to the UW Board of Trustees.

Students in the UW Center for Global Studies shared their world experiences during a program at Sheridan College last week, reported Sheridan

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