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UW in the News

November 9, 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 College Board, a not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity, published a report, picked up by The Washington Post, indicates that soaring tuition costs are coming to an end. The article mentioned that UW has the lowest tuition in the nation.

The Washington Times and The Billings Gazette were among media quoting Matt Kauffman, director of the Wyoming Migration Initiative at UW, about how the Wyoming Game and Fish is considering an initiative that would protect big game migration routes. The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) printed the original story.

The CS-T also reported that the first committee in the search for the next UW president completed its task of reviewing applications and advanced a list of candidates to a second committee for review.

A $17.4 million grant awarded to UW from the National Institutes of Health will strengthen biomedical research and education, according to County 10. The Wyoming IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program will receive a five-year grant. The Billings Gazette and KGWN TV also picked up the story.

Wyoming Public Radio reported that UW and Wyoming Game and Fish researchers are working on a joint project near Rock Springs, looking at why elk populations, but not mule deer, continue to thrive in southwest Wyoming.

Speaking with The Wyoming Business Report, Sherrill Shaffer, the Guthrie Distinguished Professor of Banking and Financial Services at UW, said Wyoming’s banks are well capitalized despite the recent downturn in the energy industry.

High Country News quoted UW economist Rob Godby in an article about how declining energy prices are tied in with Wyoming’s falling coal prices.

UW graduate student Brandon Overstreet was interviewed by Wyoming Public Radio about his research in Greenland that focused on melting ice sheets caused by climate change.

The Sheridan Press reported that the Wyoming Legislature is considering an increase in the award amount for the Hathaway Scholarship and discussing changes to the eligibility criteria.

The UW Faculty Senate is considering a “3+2 program” that would allow students to earn a master’s degree in five years instead of the more standard six years, reported The Laramie Boomerang.

The Sheridan Press reprinted UW’s release on Wyoming teachers who attended a professional development seminar focusing on the historical and constitutional issues surrounding the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The seminar was at the Heart Mountain Interpretative Learning Center in Park County.

Three University of Wyoming submissions were voted as the top 10 most significant Wyoming artifacts, reported The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The Tribune Eagle also interviewed Robert Schuhmann, UW College of Arts and Sciences associate dean, in an article about Cheyenne’s city government and if the mayor’s job should be an elected or appointed position.

UW’s Wyoming Institute for Disabilities is among four superhubs in the world that will improve access to health care services in rural and underserved communities, reported The Laramie Boomerang.

KOWB Radio reprinted UW’s release that indicated engineering students have qualified for the RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops Competition that will be hosted by the National Institute of Aerospace and NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston next May.


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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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