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UW in the News

May 11, 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.

Value College, an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education, selected the online Masters of Business Administration program in the UW College of Business among its Top 50 Best Value Online MBA Programs.

UW Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program graduate Rebecca Golden of Michigan discussed, on the entertainment website Bustle, her appearance on a recent “Jeopardy” episode. During introductions by host Alex Trebec, Golden mentioned that she was a UW graduate.

Wyoming Public Media talked with UW students from Nepal after a recent major earthquake destroyed many of their villages back home.

UW research work on people benefiting from taking a supplement with 1,000 to 2,000 international units of vitamin D each day was cited in a fitness and health article posted by MSN.com.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published a story indicating that Wyoming’s economy could take a hit if sage grouse are put on the endangered species list. UW’s Temple Stoellinger, deputy director of the Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies, was quoted in the article.

The UW Faculty Senate approved a bill calling for the reduction of the number of course credits required for upper-level students, The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) reported. The CS-T also noted that the Faculty Senate also weighed in on the process how the next UW president should be selected.

The CS-T profiled UW Department of Physics and Astronomy Assistant Professor Hannah Jang-Condell, who is working on an unprecedented initiative dedicated to the search for life on planets outside the solar system. She and other researchers are sponsored by NASA.

UW History Professor Phil Roberts was interviewed by The CS-T in an article about how some sportsmen are concerned a push to transfer control of federal lands to the state could result in more limitations on recreation.

Cambodia Today picked up UW’s release about two university researchers who are developing a Museum of Memory to remind the world of the horrific genocide that took place in Cambodia. They are being recognized with the UW Award for Faculty Achievement in Internationalization.

UW Department of Atmospheric Science Professor Bart Geerts was interviewed by The Wyoming Tribune Eagle about his use of the supercomputer Yellowstone for his cloud seeding project.

UW’s John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition was reviewed favorably on The CS-T’s editorial page.

Wyoming Public Media reported that UW faculty members expressed their opinions during a forum on what processes should be used to select the next president. The Billings Gazette also noted that UW students weighed in on the subject.

Chuck Mason, UW's H.A. "Dave" True Jr. Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics, participated in a forum at OurEnergyPolicy.org regarding a proposal to lift the U.S. ban on crude oil exports.

The CS-T carried a feature on UW Department of Zoology and Physiology Assistant Professor Michael Dillon and his high-altitude research work on bumblebees. UW-Casper students showed their appreciation for a generous scholarship -- Myra Fox Skelton Foundation scholarships -- at a recent luncheon, The CS-T also reported.

Jennie Hedrick, coordinator of the Johnson Career Center in the UW College of Business, was quoted in WalletHub’s recent study examining the best and worst cities to work for a small business.

A study about the potential impacts on Wyoming’s coal industry from the Environmental Protection Agency’s  proposed Clean Power Plan by UW’s Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy was cited by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., in a hearing of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Subcommittee.

County 10 noted that Zach Duvall, UW head strength and conditioning coach, received the Master Strength and Conditioning Coach award presented by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, the group’s highest honor.

Four Fremont County students have been selected for the annual Summer High School Institute on the UW campus, County 10 reported.

UW’s male a cappella group The Happy Jacks gave its last performance of the spring semester, according to a university release picked up by the Wyoming Arts Council.

Wyoming Public Media aired a report that expansion of Ivinson Memorial Hospital could include space for UW students who are enrolled in the WWAMI medical education program.

UW will now provide student-athletes with a stipend to help offset cost of living expenses, according to a story picked up by The Denver Post.

Sweetwater Now picked up UW’s profile on Evanston native Dr. Brent Eastman, who is this week’s College of Health Sciences commencement speaker. Sweetwater Now also used UW’s release about this summer’s AstroCamp for students.


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Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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