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UW in the News

June 29, 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.

UW’s involvement in a major research project regarding nighttime thunderstorms on the Great Plains was highlighted in a story in USA Today.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) detailed the criteria, which include public comment, in the search for a new UW president. Trustees hope to name a new president by February. KGWN TV also carried UW’s release.

UW law professor Temple Stoellinger was quoted in a CS-T story picked up by the Billings Gazette about a federal judge’s preliminary action in a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management’s hydraulic fracturing rules.

A UW release about a summer program at UW to promote engineering among high school students was the focus of an Associated Press article carried by numerous media outlets, including the Sheridan Press.

Reproductive work conducted by researchers at UW’s Center for the Study of Fetal Programming was the topic of a Laramie Boomerang front-page feature.

Evolutionary ecologist Craig Benkman, UW’s Robert B. Berry Distinguished Chair in Ecology, is quoted extensively in a feature on red crossbills that appears in, the website for Idaho’s Twin Falls Times-News.

UW School of Energy Resources Deputy Director Rob Hurless is quoted in a Washington Times feature on plans to test carbon-capture technologies at a Wyoming coal-fired power plant.

Media outlets throughout the country, including Cheyenne newspaper the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, commented on former UW standout Larry Nance Jr.’s selection by the Las Angeles Lakers as the 27th pick in the NBA draft. Meanwhile, reported UW forward Derek Cooke Jr. signed to play for a professional team in Greece.

KSL Radio, in Salt Lake City, picked up an Associated Press story about Associated Students of UW working on plans for a memorial that will honor those students who have died while attending UW. The memorial plaza will be constructed near Prexy’s Pasture.

Raymond D. Kennedy’s estate gift to support the UW College of Education was noted in Diverse Issues in Higher Education and in the Washington Times.

The UW School of Energy Resources helped with some expenses when Gov. Matt Mead and state and UW officials traveled to Australia for the International Advanced Coal Technology Conference. The New York Times listed each of the 50 states’ governors’ trade trips abroad.

UW graduate Aaron Tyser will work through the Wyoming Technology Business Center Sheridan incubator to offer a new skills academy for young Wyoming athletes, according to the Sheridan Press.

ReBoot, an online news service in the Big Horn Basin, reprinted UW’s release announcing the latest graduates of WWAMI, the medical program that services five states in the region, including Wyoming.

UW’s release and radio announcement about author Julianne Couch’s photo book, “Jukeboxes and Jackalopes: A Wyoming Bar Journey,” was broadcast by Sheridan

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