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UW in the News

October 19, 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 economist Rob Godby was mentioned in a lengthy California Sunday Magazine profile of Gillette and its residents, and how new proposed coal regulations have affected the state. The Sunday magazine is distributed to readers of the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee and San Diego Union-Tribune.

ABC News, Yahoo! Finance, The Denver Post and Canadian Business picked up an Associated Press story quoting Godby, who said with little new drilling in Wyoming, it’s just a matter of time before oil production follows suit and declines as well.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) and KGWN TV picked up The Laramie Boomerang’s story on UW’s involvement in a large atmospheric study. Data from the study could be used to better predict storms that form tornadoes.

Top Masters in Education, an online guide for master’s in education degrees, listed UW’s educational administration program among the top 50 nationwide for “developing effecting leaders and researchers within the school setting.” The ranking is based on full-time enrollment cost of attendance at public four-year colleges or universities.

SweetwaterNOW reprinted UW’s release on the articulation agreement between the university and Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC). WWCC now offers five popular degree programs that assure WWCC students will receive credit when they transition to UW, making it easier to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Sheridan Media used UW’s release about articulation agreements that have been signed between the Northern Wyoming Community College District and UW that will benefit students transferring to UW.

UW Police Chief Mike Samp was interviewed by KGWN TV on a segment about how the university is taking safety measures in the wake of recent campus shootings across the nation.

The CS-T reported last week that the State Building Commission approved nearly $78 million for work related to new engineering and sciences buildings at UW. Nearly $92 million for UW projects was approved by the commission for state legislators to consider, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported.

UW was highlighted in an article about Wyoming in The Group Travel Leader, a national magazine for the group travel industry.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that long-term plans for new UW residence halls are moving forward for legislative review. The Boomerang also noted that a team led by the UW Carbon Management Institute is looking at a possible Wyoming underground CO2 storage site.

Beef Magazine reported on the Break-Even Budget Tool, part of a suite of marketing and management online ranch tools developed by UW Extension Educator Bridger Feuz.

The Laramie Boomerang profiled Dana Robertson, newly appointed director of the UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic. The Boomerang also featured renovation work to UW’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts and enrollment numbers for the fall semester.

UW School of Energy Resources Director Mark Northam was quoted in a Wyoming Public Radio report on cutting carbon emissions in Wyoming as part of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.

SweetwaterNOW reprinted a UW story about five UW seniors who rank in the top 20 percent of Army ROTC cadets nationwide.

KOWB Radio noted events scheduled for UW Law Week. KOWB Radio also reported on Earth Science Week activities at UW. KOWB also reported that Laramie firm Elk Ridge Builders & Design has been selected as the contractor for the renovation of Hoyt Hall.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide carried UW’s release on the university’s weekly news podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.” KDLY/KOVE Radio also reported on the podcast.

The Michael B. Enzi STEM Building could be open by the spring semester, The Boomerang reported.

Inside Energy noted that UW School of Energy Resources Director Mark Northam spoke at the recent fifth annual Low Carbon Summit in Shanxi province in China.

Legendary Buffalo Bill Cody will be inducted into the Wyoming Business Hall of Fame as a “true entrepreneur,” according to The Cody Enterprise. The UW College of Business is among sponsors of the award.

The Wyoming Arts Council reprinted UW’s release about the documentary screening of artist Wayne White and “Beauty is Embarrassing” next week on campus.

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