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UW in the News

May 4, 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.

Chuck Mason, UW's H.A. "Dave" True Jr. Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics, argues for lifting the U.S. ban on crude oil exports in a blog entry on Common Resources, the website of the nonprofit organization Resources for the Future.

In These Times, an independent, nonprofit magazine that focuses on policies, interviewed UW Law Professor Michael Duff in an article about unfair labor practice accusations against the McDonald’s corporation.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) reported that UW will hold two public forums this week to determine how the next president will be selected.

More than 1,000 people helped break the world record for the most swing dancers. Participants danced their way into the Guinness Book of World Records at UW’s War Memorial Fieldhouse, according to The Billings Gazette.

The CS-T also profiled UW student Tabitha Briscoe for winning the annual College of Business John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition. Briscoe’s winning plan is to develop a lightweight crash pad for climbers.

Sheridan College students conducted research in the UW Sheridan Research and Extension Center laboratories for the opportunity to compete in the national Innovation Challenge in Washington, D.C., reported The High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal.

Wyoming Public Radio featured UW Professor Jeff Lockwood, who discussed the Ucross-Pollination Experiment, featuring eight university scientists and artists who collaborated on joint projects last summer.

UW economist Anne Alexander said Wyoming’s energy boom has ended because of falling energy prices. She spoke at a forum in Riverton, reported County 10.

SweetwaterNOW posted UW’s release on UW student Delina Dority receiving an NSF Fellowship, which she will use to research wind turbine effects on insects.

Cole Ehmke, UW Extension specialist in entrepreneurship, provided information on reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses for Wyoming's fresh vegetable and fruit producers to County 10 and Oil City media outlets.

The Buffalo Bulletin profiled hometown graduate Brian Schueler, the new Associated Students of UW president.

Sherrill Shaffer, the Guthrie Distinguished Professor of Banking and Financial Services in the College of Business’s Department of Economics and Finance, was featured in CardHub’s recent study about credit scores.

The Powell Tribune profiled the artist of the “Breaking Through” bronze sculpture that will be placed just north of the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

Bright Agrotech founder Nate Storey was the e2e speaker in Sheridan last week, reported The Sheridan Press. UW’s Wyoming Technology Business Center sponsors the speaker series.

High Plains Journal picked up UW’s release that announced Brian Mealor as the new Sheridan Research and Extension Center director. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Sciences.

The Laramie Plains Civic Center gym was renamed the Kenny Sailors Gymnasium, to honor the UW basketball legend, reported The Laramie Boomerang. Sailors is credited with inventing the jump shot.

Oil City picked up UW’s release on UW College of Business students helping a Sheridan company win the 2015 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics.

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