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UW in the News

August 24, 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 first screening committee is asking for public input in the search for a new UW president, reported The Casper Star-Tribune, K2 Radio, KGWN TV and KGAB Radio.

Ed Barbier, the John S. Bugas Professor of Economics and Finance in the UW College of Business, is part of a recent Nature podcast discussion about the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. He discusses what has been done to establish coastal protection master plans for Louisiana that emphasize resilience against short-term natural disasters and long-term climate change, and why such measures need to be taken in other coastal regions in the world. Barbier also was interviewed for The BBC’s World Service Science in Action program.

Homeland Security News Wire, Phys.org, Science Daily and Science Newsline covered Barbier’s Nature commentary.

UW Professor Carlos Martinez Del Rio was interviewed in The Business Insider on a piece about Latin American countries that are losing some of their top educators and intellectuals because of poor wages.

Fox Business, in a broadcast segment, noted that college tuition nationally averages more than $50,000 per year. The report said that UW had the lowest tuition among each state’s most expensive schools.

UW researchers are among scientists who say fungus from an Indiana lake may hold clues as to how mammoths disappeared 20,000 years ago, according to an article in The Los Angeles Times.

The Laramie Boomerang profiled UW as a leading research institute to help better the state’s economy. The Boomerang also featured John Kaszuba, UW associate professor of geology and geophysics, and his research into the interaction of hydraulic fracturing chemicals and the Frontier Formation in the Powder River Basin.

UW’s release on how the university and Wind River Indian Reservation partners will evaluate the health impacts of food gardens with tribal families was picked up by County 10. The program is funded by a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

The National Association for Multifamily Law reported on UW’s Bison Run Village apartment tax dispute with the State Board of Equalization.

The UW Nordic ski team’s annual “Trash 2 Treasure” fundraiser is Saturday, Aug. 29, reported Laramie’s Hits 106 radio station.

The Cody Enterprise picked up UW’s release on two local students who participated in the Wyoming Area Health Education Center Health Care Careers Summer Camp at UW.

Research conducted by UW scientists and others that provides a more complete picture of the role of rivers and streams in the global carbon cycle continues to be in the news. Observatorio del Plastico of Valencia, Spain, and the science information site, BrightSurf.com, reprinted UW’s release.

Farms.com used UW’s release on the research results accessible in the Agricultural Experiment Station Field Days Bulletin.


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Institutional Communications

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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