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UW in the News

April 13, 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.

Michael Cheadle, an associate professor in the UW Department of Geology and Geophysics, is a senior scientist for an expedition in the waters off the coast of Puerto Rico through May 1. He and other research scientists will answer questions about their work online April 16, according to Caribbean Business and The Latin American Herald Tribune.

Advance Healthcare Network reported that UW’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has been selected to continue its participation in a national initiative aimed at transforming nursing education.

Robert Field, UW Department of Atmospheric Science research scientist, was the lead author of a study that found emissions from facilities that treat oil and gas wastewater could contribute to ozone formation, Wyoming Public Radio (WPR) reported.

WPR also broadcast a report on the annual Shepard Symposium on campus last week. WPR also interviewed new UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Michael Pishko.

The Wyoming Business Report interviewed UW College of Health Sciences Dean Joe Steiner about the need for more health care professionals in the state.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) interviewed UW College of Law Professor Debra Donahue about the rift between the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Montana’s Crow Nation over hunting rights in Wyoming.

UW’s release about the winner of the State Geography Bee was the subject of a CS-T article.

Kevin Monteith, a UW assistant research professor, is among researchers working to find why pneumonia is killing bighorn sheep in Fremont County, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle interviewed UW Department of Political Science Professor Robert Schuhmann about the possibility of Cheyenne hiring a city manager to run day-to-day operations of the city.

Research work by Jeff Clune, an assistant professor in the UW Department of Computer Science, continues to be in the news. Space Daily, Popular Science, The Atlantic and Medical News Today noted that Clune was among authors of a paper that suggests when brains are organized into modules they are better at learning without having to replace old knowledge. Clune also was interviewed on the subject by the BBC.

UW geologist Ken Dueker was quoted in a Sci-Tech Today article explaining why Denver is at such a high elevation.

The Casper Star-Tribune published UW’s release reporting that nearly 270 students from 29 schools around the state will compete this week in the Wyoming History Day Contest. The CS-T also picked up UW’s release about Saturday U being offered to local high school students last weekend, and also the final UW Symphony Orchestra concert.

Two UW student deaths on campus were reported by several media outlets, including Wyoming Public Media. President McGinity’s message about the two student deaths was picked up by KGWN TV.

UW’s release on the Summer High School Institute’s 30th anniversary this summer on campus was noted by County10, Fremont County’s online news source.

Pakistan’s news and information site, Daily Times, quoted UW graduate student Vivek Krishnan in an article about the effects of stress on women’s abilities to recover after heart attacks.

The UW Geological Museum was mentioned in a New York Times article about the revival of the name Brontosaurus. The UW museum has such a dinosaur on display, the article noted.

UW head wrestling Coach Mark Branch commented on the accident that left one of his prized high school recruits from Nebraska with serious injuries, according to KOLN-TV in Lincoln. College Wrestling Examiner also noted that Branch will honor the student-athlete’s scholarship.

The Billings Gazette published a story about the increase in parking violations on the UW campus, and republished a Laramie Boomerang story about songbird research led by UW Zoology and Physiology Assistant Professor Jonathan Prather.

Sweetwater Now, a news and information site for southwestern Wyoming, posted UW’s release on the Geological Museum’s ranking as one of the nation’s most amazing museums.

UW’s Board of Trustees implemented a new method in hiring practices, which was used for the first time in the search for a new College of Education dean, reported KGWN TV.

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