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UW in the News

August 10, 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 low in-state tuition earned the school a top-10 spot on the 2015 Forbes Best Value Colleges list, reported The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T). The entire Forbes list can be viewed here.

Sheridan Media and Wyoming Public Radio were among media outlets reporting that the UW Board of Trustees submitted a two-year budget proposal that includes money to improve the university's accounting system, recruit and retain faculty and staff, and improve science and engineering facilities.

The CS-T interviewed UW economist Rob Godby about the effects that President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by a third in the next 15 years will have on Wyoming’s coal industry. Godby also was interviewed by The Gillette News-Record and The Laramie Boomerang on the same subject.

Audiology Online featured Division of Communication Disorders Associate Professor Mark Guiberson’s pilot study to test the use of a digital graphic novella designed to educate Spanish-speaking agricultural workers about noise-induced hearing loss.

UW President Dick McGinity was master of ceremonies for “An Evening in Park County” in Cody that also featured three new UW deans and former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson, reported The Cody Enterprise.

The Laramie Boomerang featured a guitar-themed STEM project for high school teachers. The program was sponsored by UW and is a partnership between the National STEM Guitar Project and the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Centers. Education Week Teacher also published the story.

The Boomerang reported that UW trustees will further discuss funding for the university’s medical education program.

The Boomerang featured a new augmented reality sandbox in the UW Geological Museum that teaches topography to visitors.

UW’s release on planned construction and repairs to UW’s biosafety level 3 laboratory was picked up by Cattle Network.com and Bovine Veterinarian.

EurekAlert! noted that UW will receive research and development funding from the National Water Center in exchange for the center harnessing UW Professor Fred Ogden’s water management model that is vital to improving national weather and flood forecasting.

UW’s atmospheric research plane, King Air, was used for a study of night lightning storms over the Great Plains, according to Aero Tech News.

UW’s spirit squad won two awards at the recent National Cheerleaders Association/National Dance Alliance College Cheer and Dance Camp in Las Vegas, reported KTVQ Television in Billings, Mont.

The Sheridan Press previewed Saturday U -- UW’s popular one-day program that features three UW professors lecturing in a relaxed setting. Sheridan Media also carried the report, interviewing one of the UW professors, Harold Bergman.

Lander students were among participants in the recent Wyoming Area Health Education Center Health Care Careers Summer Camp at UW. County 10 used UW’s release on the summer student program.

The Northern Wyoming Daily News reported that $9,000 was fetched for beef projects during the county fair, according to the UW Extension office in Washakie County.

UW’s Wyoming Center for Educational Leadership is seeking funding from the Wyoming State Board of Education to support professional development for teachers and administrators, noted The CS-T.

NBC Sports reported that none of the power conference schools will play at UW because of the altitude and difficulty getting to Laramie.


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Chad Baldwin

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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