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UW in the News

February 15, 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 President Dick McGinity was profiled in a Casper Star-Tribune series that profiles Wyoming Vietnam veterans.

ABC News cited the UW Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy’s report in a story on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that blocks a new federal rule to reduce power plant emissions. The UW report said, if implemented, the federal rule would drive down Wyoming’s mining production between 20-45 percent by 2030. UW economics Professor Rob Godby also commented on Wyoming’s coal future with The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T).

The UW Board of Trustees will organize a Humanities Initiative Exploration Committee to look at humanities in the same context as the Engineering and the Education initiatives, The Laramie Boomerang reported.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW has partnered with Laramie County Community College to offer a new “1=1 articulation” program. Students who complete their general education courses at LCCC will be able to transfer those credits to UW. KGAB Radio also carried the story.

The UW Outreach School’s J-Term (winter break) program courses were featured in The Laramie Boomerang. The CS-T and KGWN TV also carried the story.

Pacific Standard interviewed Todd Surovell, a professor in the UW Department of Anthropology, in a story about the demise of the woolly mammoth.

Surovell’s latest research, that shows a wide variation in the rates at which the bones of ancient animals in the Americas have been lost, was published by Archaeology Magazine, and e Science News. Read UW’s release here.

KGWN TV, The Gillette News Record and Wyoming Business Report reprinted UW’s release noting that seven UW projects were chosen to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

Kipp Coddington, UW Carbon Management Institute director, was interviewed in a CS-T story that explains America’s rapidly changing power sector.

The Greeley Tribune noted that UW Extension will host a conference in Cheyenne to teach farmers about raising certified organic crops.

Bridget Burke has been named the new American Heritage Center director, according to a UW release broadcast by K2 Radio.

Alaska Native News cited UW Professor Merav Ben-David’s research on how polar bears are using more energy to search for food and stable ice.

UW’s Wyoming Entrepreneur Procurement Technical Assistance Center and Small Business Development Center are among sponsors of the annual Gro-Biz Conference, for small business owners, this week in Gillette, noted The Sheridan Press.

The Laramie Boomerang featured a new book about Wyoming’s wild mammals written by Steve Buskirk, UW professor emeritus of zoology. The Boomerang also featured UW Botany Professor Brent Ewers’ research on understanding long-term effects of downstream water usage.

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