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UW in the News

June 22, 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) was among media outlets reporting the timeline and plans to select the next UW president.

The CS-T also featured the work of Kevin Monteith, UW assistant research professor in the Department of Zoology and Physiology, and others at UW involved in the state’s largest study of mule deer survival in the Wyoming Range. The CS-T also reported that some lawmakers are considering a proposal to exempt UW student emails from the state’s Public Records Act.

UW Economics Associate Professor Rob Godby was quoted in a CS-T article on the use of bitcoin Web currency.

UW was featured prominently in the Riverton Ranger’s annual Mining and Energy Edition, including features on the High Bay Research Facility and the School of Energy Resources.

Trail work by members of the UW-based Wyoming Conservation Corps was mentioned in the Washington Times.

UW Law Professor Stephen Feldman speculated on possible consequences if the U.S. Supreme Court renders a decision against same-sex marriages, according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Sheridan and EurekAlert! carried UW’s release about UW Division of Communication Disorders Associate Professor Mark Guiberson’s grant that will test the use of a digital graphic novella to educate Spanish-speaking farm workers about noise-induced hearing loss. Science World Report also published the story.

UW trustees accepted a $500,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to develop an initiative to boost the College of Education into national prominence in teacher preparation, reported Wyoming Public Radio (WPR).

WPR also noted that the governor of one of China’s largest coal-producing provinces visited UW’s School of Energy Resources facilities last week.

“The Ucross Experiment: A Cross-Pollination of Arts and Sciences,” a documentary that features collaborative projects by UW faculty members last summer, was shown in Jackson last week, reported The Jackson Hole News and Guide.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide and WPR also previewed the first Harlow Summer Seminars at the UW-National Park Service Research Center, located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Local high school students will participate in the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science’s annual Engineering Summer Program, according to The Cody Enterprise.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle gave a “thumbs up” to a Wyoming State Historical Society and UW Libraries effort to identify the state’s top 10 historical artifacts.

The Powell Tribune covered a talk on grasslands by Indy Burke, director of UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

The Platte County Record-Times reported that UW researchers worked on a vineyard near Sybille Canyon, testing whether landscape fabric reduces the water required by grapevines.

UW’s announcement about an advice series by UW horticultural experts was carried by the Scottsbluff Star Herald.

The UW Agricultural Experiment Station Research and Extension Centers are hosting four field days around the state this summer, reported Prairie Star, an agriculture publication.

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