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UW in the News

February 29, 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.

The Casper Star-Tribune and the Gillette News Record reprinted UW’s release on the university’s ranking of 71st among 477 four-year public institutions across the nation by Business First, a national business publication. KOWB Radio and Wyoming Business Report also printed the release on their websites.

National Geographic interviewed UW zoology Assistant Professor Sarah Benson-Amram for an article about how to distinguish the gender of animals including hyenas.

UW’s program has been named among the top 20 Master of Educational Administration degree programs, according to Online Schools Center. The center said of UW: “Ranked seventh in the nation for best value,” UW’s program “provides students with a wealth of knowledge and experience to form their future career as an educational leader.”

Sheridan Media picked up UW’s release noting that the university is taking part in a pilot project that could reduce weather-related accidents on Interstate 80 and other highways around the state. UW and its partners are part of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment program. KOWB Radio reprinted UW’s release on its website, as did Traffic Technology Today.

UW’s release on the Gender and Women’s Studies Program developing the Wyoming Pathways from Prison Project that will provide education and other services to currently and formerly incarcerated women in Wyoming was reprinted by Corrections Connection Network News. The Gillette News Record also carried the story.

Mid-Missouri Public Radio broadcast an interview with UW entomologist Alexandre Latchininsky about the locust invasion in Argentina’s northern region. Latchininsky says grasshoppers in the U.S. sometimes are beneficial because they stimulate plant growth.

UW Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing Chad Baldwin discussed UW’s budget during an interview with Sheridan Media.

The Douglas Budget carried a story on UW College of Law Professor Steve Easton and UW law school graduate Caitlin Wallace, who both reflected on the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s visit to UW a few years ago.

UW School of Energy Resources’ recent panel examined the global, national and Wyoming’s implications as the Paris climate agreement settles into place, according to Wyoming Business Report.

The Casper Star-Tribune featured the research of Baskaran Thyagarajan, UW School of Pharmacy assistant professor. Thyagarajan’s work focuses on capsaicin found in chili peppers that can help reduce obesity.

Journalist and UW writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins is giving a series of talks this month across Wyoming that will feature his latest adventures in Myanmar, according to the Laramie Boomerang. The Sheridan Press, Wyoming Business Report, WyoFile and Wyoming Public Radio also carried the story.

KGWN TV reported that UW students received $60 million in scholarships and grants, and $48 million in loans in the 2014-15 school year. Overall, 78 percent of all Wyoming undergraduates received some sort of financial aid.

UW Outreach Credit Programs is using improved technology to deliver courses to nine Wyoming centers, according to KOTA TV in Rapid City, S.D. KOTA TV also featured 70-year-old nontraditional student Kit Earl, of Torrington, who is taking UW Outreach School courses.

The Billings Gazette reported that UW Professor Emeritus Steve Buskirk discussed his new book, “Wild Mammals of Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park,” last week at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody.

UW’s community helped the Albany County United Way campaign exceed its fundraising goal, according to a Laramie Boomerang article.

UW’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute is making available to the public a new online mapping tool that provides quick access to Wyoming’s public oil and gas data, according to KOWB Radio. The Gillette News Record also picked up the story.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that Albany County Assessor Grant Showacre will not appeal a District Court decision granting tax-exempt status to Bison Run Village, a UW student apartment complex.

David Jones, vice president for academic affairs, gave the Faculty Senate an update on the status of review of UW’s 180 degree programs, the Boomerang reported.

UW’s Geographic Information Science Center is hosting a drone symposium that will focus in part on how the devices can be put to use in the state's wide-open spaces, reported the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. UAV Drone Policy and The Drones Link also printed the article.

The Boomerang published an article outlining the cost of UW Board of Trustees meetings.

Ann Hild, interim associate vice president for graduation education, was interviewed by the Boomerang about the possibility of a consolidated graduate school returning to UW.


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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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