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UW in the News

July 13, 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) quoted Chris Boswell, UW vice president for governmental and community affairs, in a story about Wyoming legislators who plan to introduce a bill to make student emails private. Boswell said the university provides only emails that pertain to official university or government business.

New UW College of Law Dean Klint Alexander was profiled in a recent CS-T article. The CS-T also noted Ray Kennedy’s gift to establish scholarships for College of Education students.

Motherboard cited the work of UW Department of Computer Science Assistant Professor Jeff Clune’s and other scientists to find out what happens when a “computer dreams.”

Faculty retention at UW was the focus of a Laramie Boomerang feature.

A UW survey on attitudes about marijuana use is cited in a Billings Gazette article about a proposal that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.

UW economist Chuck Mason’s study on hydraulic fracturing during a five-year period that estimated benefits from increased production to be in the billions of dollars, was cited by Laboratory Equipment, a national website that provides news on the latest lab products and technologies.

The Cody Enterprise profiled how the UW Art Museum’s Ann Simpson Artmobile has provided outreach programs around the state for more than 30 years.

The City of Cheyenne commissioned Ashley Hope Carlisle, UW Department of Art associate professor,  to design and construct a nearly 18-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture that depicts a Western salsify flower with the wind carrying off its seeds, reported The Wyoming Tribune Eagle (WTE).

The WTE also noted that ground was broken for Laramie County Community College’s new Student Services and University Center building. The facility will enhance UW’s presence in Cheyenne, with the fourth floor being used for the university’s outreach and extension programs.

UW Department of Atmospheric Science Professor Terry Deshler was interviewed about winter cloud seeding and how it could help Western states combat drought. The interview appeared in ND Times (New Delhi Times), Yahoo! News and Reuters UK. The article also featured how the effects of El Nino winds help spread seeding.

The CS-T reported that former UW wrestling Coach Joe Dowler was honored with the unveiling of the Joe Dowler Coaches’ Locker Room.

The Orange County Register profiled former UW standout Larry Nance Jr., who is opening summer league play as a first-round draft selection by the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers.

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