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UW in the News

September 14, 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.

AZoRobotics reprinted UW’s release on Jeff Clune, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Computer Science, who recently received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award from the National Science Foundation.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that a team has been assembled to create a transition plan for the new president. The Boomerang also reported a record number of UW freshmen are enrolled this fall.

UW economics Distinguished Professor Sherrill Shaffer discussed with Wyoming Public Radio Alpha Natural Resources’ agreement with the state of Wyoming over the bankrupt coal company's reclamation bonding obligations.

The Boomerang and The Casper Star-Tribune reported that the UW Board of Trustees last week examined future plans for replacing the residence halls.

UW Board of Trustees member Mike Massie was interviewed by The Boomerang in a story about how lower energy prices could reduce revenue for UW and the city of Laramie.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle cited UW economist Anne Alexander’s study on how Wyoming’s energy sector would be affected by listing the sage grouse under the federal Endangered Species Act.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute is assisting the U.S. Forest Service with a plan to determine if recreational opportunities should be expanded or reduced on Pole Mountain.

UW Department of Geography Emeritus Professor William Baker’s recent research was reported by Sheridan Media, a cluster of radio stations in northern Wyoming. Baker says severe wildfires are not increasing in western United States dry forests. Phys.org and The Wyoming Business Report also carried the story.

The Indianapolis Star profiled former UW football player and now Indianapolis Colts head football Coach Chuck Pagano. Pagano enters his fourth season with the NFL club.

UW’s Nina McConigley, Honors Program lecturer, was quoted by NBC News about Indian-American writer Jhumpa Lahiri, who received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama. McConigley said Lahri influenced her writing.

The Torrington Telegram noted that UW writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins will discuss the world’s largest cave in Vietnam during a presentation this week at Eastern Wyoming College.

UW graduate student Cal Brackin’s exhibition of works depicting his time in Mongolia was the focus of another Jackson Hole News and Guide feature article.

Planet Jackson Hole interviewed Corinna Riginos, a UW research ecologist, in a story about forest fires and her research on the effects of climate change on Yellowstone National Park.

Hometown newspaper, The Daily Journal, noted that Daniel Janiak, of Ukiah, Calif., was among 13 UW students traveling to China this past summer as part of a charity program to help some of the country’s poorest residents.

Environmental Researchweb picked up UW’s release on UW economist Ed Barbier’s recent Nature commentary about the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

UW Department of Geology and Geophysics Associate Professor Michael Cheadle discussed his research at the South Pole during the first of a series of earth sciences public talks in Jackson, according to The Jackson Hole News and Guide.

The Cody Enterprise previewed George Varughese’s talk later this month in Cody. The visiting professor in the UW Department of Global and Area Studies will discuss the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal.

UW Department of Plant Sciences Assistant Professor Gustavo Sbatella said in an article in The Powell Tribune that soybeans planted in Wyoming could work as a rotating crop and help prevent weeds.

Prairie Star interviewed UW Extension Educator Bridger Feuz about how the warm weather is helping Wyoming’s producers during the fall harvest season.

The GEAR UP program for underrepresented students has scheduled events this week at UW and Wyoming’s seven community colleges, according to The Sheridan Press.

County 10 reported that UW’s Sarah Konrad and Elizabeth Traver provided field research opportunities for Central Wyoming College students during a summer project atop Gannett Peak.

Devon Energy recently hosted an education day in the Powder River Basin to teach UW students about energy development in Wyoming, according to a Bureau of Land Management media release.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle featured three new fall exhibitions opening this semester at the UW Art Museum.

UW’s Board of Trustees approved a plan to preserve UW’s historic buildings, according to County 10.

The Casper Star-Tribune interviewed John Boman, UW assistant professor of criminal justice, in a story about crime rates. Boman said that violent crimes are declining both in Casper and nationally.


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Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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