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UW in the News

September 28, 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.

China Coal Resource reported that the country’s officials recently met with Wyoming coal representatives, including UW School of Energy Resources Director Mark Northam. Basin Radio Network and County 10 picked up UW’s release on the Wyoming delegation’s visit to China. The Gillette News Record reported that the state of Wyoming and the Shanxi Province in China are closer to an international collaboration to develop clean-coal and coal-conversion technologies. Inside Energy and Sheridan Media also reported on the meeting.

Thomas Crocker, UW Department of Economics and Finance professor emeritus, was mentioned in The New Yorker in an article about China’s plan to institute a national cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions.

UW WWAMI Director Tim Robinson talked with Wyoming Public Radio about a new curriculum that will require students to complete the first two years of the program in their home state.

UW faculty discussed qualifications for a new UW president during an open session with the search firm consultant and members of the first search committee, reported The Laramie Boomerang. The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) reported on feedback received from a public input session last week. K2 Radio and KGWN TV reported that the search firm consultant and search committee will consider comments they received from public listening sessions.

Sheridan Media used UW’s release on UW ranking among world leaders in the field of environmental economics. KOWB Radio also reported on the ranking.

George Varughese, UW Global and Area Studies visiting professor, commented in Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international media company, about Nepal’s anti-constitution movement that is disrupting the country’s trade prospects.

The CS-T noted last week’s dedication of a memorial plaza honoring UW students who have died. The plaza is located on the east end of Prexy’s Pasture. The Boomerang and KGWN TV also carried the story.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that Lt. Col. Mitch Day, UW Army ROTC department chair and professor of military science, was recognized nationally as the Professor of Military Science of the Year.

The McMurry Foundation donated $6 million toward the expansion of the Curtis and Marian Rochelle Athletics Center. It will now be called the Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center that will benefit UW student-athletes, The CS-T and KOWB Radio reported.

KOWB Radio also noted that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will speak at UW this week as part of the School of Energy Resources Speaker Series. Former NBA player Chris Herren will speak during a prescription drug abuse conference this week at the UW Conference Center, KOWB Radio also reported.

A UW student email privacy bill was mentioned in a Laramie Boomerang article about bills that the Wyoming Legislature’s Task Force on Digital Information Privacy plans to bring forward during the next legislative session.

KGWN TV reprinted a UW release about the second annual Bike to UW Day last week.

Representatives of UW and Central Wyoming College will discuss the role of undergraduate research and active learning at the community college level during a National Science Foundation conference in Washington, D.C. this week, according to County 10.

K2 Radio, Wyoming Business Report and The Denver Post were among media outlets reporting that the National Western Stock Show named distinguished UW alumnus and former Wyoming Gov. Mike Sullivan the 2016 Citizen of the West.

UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute and the Wyoming Migration Initiative are sponsoring a “Sustaining Big Game Migrations in the West: Science, Policy and People” forum in November, according to the Wyoming Migration Initiative website.

The Laramie Boomerang interviewed Chrissie Henschler, public relations and professional development coordinator for GEAR UP Wyoming at UW, in an article about the services that Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Wyoming offers to students.

The UW Board of Trustees voted last week to submit a grant request to the Daniels Fund to help fund an education initiative, The Boomerang also reported. The Wyoming Business Report also carried the story.

Her Campus, a global online website for college women, profiled UW and the many free activities and services for students on campus.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research-Wyoming Supercomputing Center could be getting a newer model to replace the Yellowstone supercomputer, UW officials told The Boomerang.

Chronicle Legal carried UW’s release about the 2015 Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies Conference in October.

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