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UW in the News

April 27, 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.

Space Daily and America Space were among national media outlets noting that NASA is sponsoring a team of researchers, including UW’s Hannah Jang-Condell, working on an unprecedented initiative dedicated to the search for life on planets outside the solar system.

Michael Duff, the UW Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law, was interviewed by Bloomberg News in a story that focuses on two California-based, on-demand ride services and their drivers’ wage claims that could affect on-demand business models.

Wyoming Public Media and Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) were among news outlets announcing that Ray Reutzel has been named the new UW College of Education dean.

Chuck Mason, a UW professor of petroleum economics, was interviewed in a CS-T story about oil prices rebounding, but Wyoming companies are still laying off workers and shutting down rigs. The CS-T also reported on the details surrounding the next stage of the UW presidential search.

UW College of Law Professor Noah Novogrodsky was among legal scholars who weighed in on the subject of whether international court decisions will influence the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, according to The Statesboro (Ga.) Herald.

The Daily Democrat (Woodland, Calif.) included Holly Ernest, the Wyoming Excellence Chair in the Department of Veterinary Sciences, in an article about a program that focuses on hummingbird health and genetics.

Ashley Muddiman, UW Department of Communication and Journalism assistant professor, contributed to a study on fact-checking journalism and how it has measurable effects on correcting political misinformation among voters, according to an article in The Tampa Bay Times and Fact Check.org.

BayouBuzz.org, an online news site in Louisiana, was among media outlets publicizing an appearance by Edward Barbier, UW’s John S. Bugas Professor of Economics, at Louisiana State University. Barbier, who helped develop Louisiana’s 2012 Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast, delivered two lectures: “Living on the Edge: Protecting & Restoring Coastal Habitats” and “Storm Protection Service of Estuarine & Coastal Ecosystems.”

UW Board of Trustees member Michelle Sullivan is part of a local steering committee formed to discuss a possible collaborative alternative high school project in Sheridan County, reported The Sheridan Press.

The Energy Source website carried UW’s release stating that nationally known wind expert Willett Kempton is the keynote speaker of the UW Department of Anthropology’s annual Mulloy Lecture.

Local county students were among winners of the Wyoming History Day competition held recently at UW, according to County 10, a Fremont County online news source.

A Powell Tribune editorial fully backed the construction of the $44 million High Altitude Performance Center that will be built near the north end zone of War Memorial Stadium.

Country singer Josh Turner is the featured entertainer for the second Cowboy KICKOFF Sept. 4 at UW, according to The Casper Star-Tribune. The concert launches the 2015 Cowboys football season.

South China Morning referred to UW’s research into the daily consumption of capsaicin -- the active compound of chili peppers -- which has shown to have beneficial effects for preventing liver damage.


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Chad Baldwin

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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