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UW in the News

January 19, 2016

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 interviewed by the Associated Press on how Wyoming energy leaders are attempting to save the state’s coal industry. Among outlets that published the AP story were ABC News, The Denver Post, Pittsburg’s Tribune-Review, The Coloradoan and The Houston Chronicle. Godby also was interviewed by High Country News on the latest moratorium imposed by the federal government.

The new supercomputer “Cheyenne,” funded by the National Science Foundation and the state of Wyoming through an appropriation to UW, is receiving considerable media attention. Carrying the news were Newsweek, ABC News, Bloomberg Business, The Christian Science Monitor, Tech Times, BizWest, Scientific Computing and Wyoming Business Report. “Cheyenne” will aid researchers studying geoscience topics.

Best College Reviews ranked the UW Geological Museum No. 13 on its list of the nation’s top “30 Most Amazing Higher Ed Natural History Museums.” Among criteria used in the selection were number of artifacts/specimens in the collection; opportunities at the museum for college students; and access to the public.

UW researchers have discovered approximately 100 of the fastest-moving stars in the Milky Way galaxy by detecting the shockwaves (bow shocks) these “runaways” generate speeding through space, according to a UW release. The release was picked up by London’s Daily Mail, Singapore News, New York City’s Ecumenical News and Science Alert.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that Gov. Matt Mead has updated his state budget asking lawmakers to spend more money on UW, infrastructure projects and cities, towns and counties.

Even though its parent company Arch Coal has filed for bankruptcy, Powder River Basin mines are among the company’s most profitable and likely will keep operating, UW economist Rob Godby told High Country News. The Casper Star-Tribune also interviewed Godby on the same topic.

K2 Radio posted on its website UW’s release announcing that Jeff Edgens will serve as associate dean of the UW Outreach School as well as the director of UW-Casper. The Laramie Boomerang and The Rome News-Tribune, in Georgia, also carried UW’s release.

The Online Center ranks UW among the nation’s top online Master of Educational Administration degree programs in the country. KOWB radio reprinted UW’s release on its website. KOWB Radio also used UW’s release noting that the Wyoming Small Business Development Centers across Wyoming contributed $13 million to the state’s economy in 2015.

The Sublette Examiner noted that UW researchers found that a “silent viral killer” infected the county’s young mule deer population this past year.

The UW Art Museum’s Ann Simpson Artmobile will visit various Fremont County communities this month, reported The Riverton Ranger.

The Douglas Budget reported that the Wyoming State Historical Society’s Top Ten Artifacts project has enlisted the help of UW Libraries, which has set up a website to gather nominations for the 2016 program. KOWB reprinted UW’s release on the project.

UW’s release announcing that the university is seeking a new vice president for academic affairs was posted on KOWB Radio’s website. KOWB also posted that a forum schedule for UW Libraries dean candidates has been set.

The Laramie Boomerang noted that several UW construction projects will continue throughout the coming months. The Boomerang also reported that the League of American Bicyclists has designated UW as one of the top 120 bicycle-friendly colleges in America.

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