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UW in the News

August 3, 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.

California regulators could achieve savings in water use, electricity rates and greenhouse emissions by turning to Wyoming wind power. The wind study by Jonathan Naughton, a UW professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Wind Energy Research Center, was picked up by The Denver Post; KSBY Television in San Luis Obispo, Calif.; KPCC Public Radio in Pasadena, Calif.; and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The Casper Star-Tribune picked up the Associated Press version.

UW research findings involving the nature of polar bear hibernation continue to make the news, including reports on Voice of America’s Learning English site and on NBC News.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T), in a story about the number of job losses in the state due to falling oil prices, quoted Charles Mason, a UW professor of petroleum economics. Mason said he expected prices to rise slowly over the second half of the year. The CS-T also was among outlets reporting that legislators killed a proposal that would make all UW student emails private.

New UW College of Education Dean Ray Reutzel was among featured speakers at last week’s summer institute for public school teachers and administrators at Sheridan College, reported Sheridan Media, a group of radio stations serving northeast Wyoming. Sheridan Media also reported on the UW faculty members who will offer free classes during a Saturday U session in Sheridan Aug. 8.

Sheridan Media, the Gillette News Record and the Laramie Boomerang were among media outlets announcing that the consulting firm of Storbeck Pimentel has been selected to assist with the search for a new UW president. The Boomerang also reported that a Laramie-based ag-tech company, Bright Agrotech, is expanding and will continue to employ UW graduates.

UW’s release about a $2.5 million grant to the Geriatric Education Center based at the university was carried by the Washington Times.

Steve Butler, with UW’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, was quoted in an Associated Press story about a meeting of the governor’s Marijuana Impact Assessment Council.

A business housed in UW’s Wyoming Technology Business Center in Casper received a $1.35 million Wyoming Business Council grant to manufacture an orthopedic drill, according to the Wyoming Business Report.

The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center at UW is assisting the city of Laramie with a survey to assess levels of citizen satisfaction with services provided by the city, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

The Wyoming Arts Council used UW’s release announcing that an independent Creative Writing Program will be launched this fall within the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Sheridan Press reported on a UW Art Museum traveling exhibition that will be displayed through August at the community’s senior center.

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