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UW in the News

June 8, 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 (CS-T) published a number of emails from several people who weighed in on what criteria should be used to select the next UW president. The CS-T also picked up UW’s release about UW resources available to help people solve problems caused by flooding.

Associate Professor John Ritten, in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, is quoted in a Wyoming Public Media story about how proposed changes in federal labor regulations would harm Wyoming’s sheep industry.

UW Extension Educators Caitlin Youngquist and Tina Russell are quoted in a Riverton Ranger story about damage to evergreen trees caused by rapid temperature change last fall.

The Y Cross Ranch, owned by the UW Foundation and Colorado State University Research Foundation, will go back on the real estate market, according to The CS-T. CBS 4 in Denver and Biz West that serves Northern Colorado also carried the announcement.

UW’s release on the American Heritage Center’s new LGBT archive of the American West was published by WyoFile, the in-depth Wyoming news site. The release also was posted on the Wyoming Arts Council website. And the Laramie Boomerang wrote its own story about the project.

The Boomerang also reported on Wyoming Conservation Corps summer projects.

The Sheridan Press reported that UW economist Anne Alexander provided economic profiles used in state economic development meetings sponsored by the Wyoming Business Alliance.

The Cody Enterprise reported that local residents, Pete and Lynne Simpson, were cast in the UW Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “On Golden Pond” this week on the UW campus.

The Wyoming Business Report was among outlets promoting a UW conference celebrating 125 years of statehood.

UW is among eight schools nationwide in the pilot PULSE (Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education) certification program. Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, the program is designed to motivate important changes in life sciences education nationwide, according to

VICE News, an international news organization, interviewed UW economist Rob Godby in a story about Wyoming coal producers who hope to export coal into Asian markets.

During an interview with Wyoming Public Radio, UW President Dick McGinity said more faculty may be needed if the university’s enrollment continues to increase in the future.

The Boston Herald featured draft prospect, Larry Nance Jr., a former UW player, who worked out for the Boston Celtics in preparation for this month’s NBA draft.

UW has received a $292,000 federal grant that will help support families in Wyoming who have children with special needs, according to a UW radio release broadcast by Sheridan

SweetwaterNOW published UW’s release about a conference at the university to celebrate 125 years of Wyoming statehood. SweetwaterNOW also published UW’s release on the June schedule for the Harry C. Vaughan UW Planetarium.

UW’s Half Acre Gym is entering its second construction phase in a complete overhaul of its historic building, according to Club Industry.

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