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UW in the News

April 18, 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’s School of Energy Resources (SER) was featured in a Scientific American article about efforts to help the state’s coal industry. SER’s advanced technology research work was highlighted. The article also was printed in Environment and Energy Publishing.

EurekAlert! picked up a UW release about the technique that Kevin Chamberlain, a research professor in the UW Department of Geology and Geophysics, and other researchers used to test reconstructions of ancient continents. They showed how rocks or crust now exposed in southern Siberia were once connected to northern North America. The finding may have future economic implications for mining companies. ScienceNewsline and Science Codex also carried the release.

The UW College of Education is ranked 19th by Best College Values for its Bachelor of Education program. UW was cited for developing “competent and democratic education professionals through graduate and undergraduate, certification and non-certification, advanced and initial professional preparation programs.”

Wyoming Public Radio noted that incoming UW President Laurie Nichols says that one of her priorities is building deeper relationships with the tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Native American students hope that signals stronger recruiting efforts by UW.

Shane Murphy, UW atmospheric science assistant professor, was interviewed by Science News in an article about black carbon emissions from wildfires that could speed up Arctic ice melt.

The Laramie Boomerang featured Brandon Gellis, an assistant professor in the UW Department of Art and Art History, and his 300-square-foot digital maker and fabrication lab.

UW Gender and Women’s Studies Professor Cathy Connolly’s recent report shows that Wyoming women continue to see higher wage gaps than almost any other state. Wyoming is ranked 49th, according to a Laramie Boomerang story reprinted in Wyoming Business Report. The Casper Star-Tribune also carried the story.

The Casper Star-Tribune interviewed UW economist Rob Godby in a story about Peabody Energy’s bankruptcy filing last week. MIT Technology Review detailed how Peabody Energy invested millions of dollars at UW to study clean coal technology.

UW President Dick McGinity appointed Alyson Hagy to serve as a special adviser and to coordinate efforts to provide information about UW’s services and programs to individuals and families affected by recent coal mining layoffs. UW’s release was picked up by Wyoming Business Report.

The Laramie Boomerang featured the UW student-led organization Pathways from Prison that helps guide convicted felons through graduation.

KGWN TV noted that best-selling author Erik Larson will discuss his latest book, “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” April 20 at UW.

Several Big Horn Basin students have been named UW College of Arts and Sciences outstanding graduating students for the 2015-16 academic year, according to The Cody Enterprise.

The Laramie Boomerang profiled Lindsay White, a UW graduate and first-year student in the WWAMI Medical Education Program. She recently adopted a healthier lifestyle and told The Boomerang she hopes to share her new mindset with her future patients.

Frosty Selmer, deputy director for UW utilities management, told The Boomerang that the campus’s Central Energy Plant is being pushed to the limit with the latest construction. The article was reprinted in Wyoming Business Report.

The Boomerang reported that sexual assault victims can find confidential help on and off the UW campus.

UW’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center was the featured “Rec of the Week” in Campus Rec, the “premier business resource for college and university recreation centers.”


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Chad Baldwin

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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