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UW in the News

April 25, 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 (CS-T) reported that the U.S. Senate approved an energy bill that is important to Wyoming. UW economics Professor Chuck Mason was interviewed about a provision in the bill aimed at expediting permits for natural gas export facilities, which benefits the state.

UW student Andrew Kirby is among 10 computational science doctoral students from across the country selected to receive a prestigious Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship, according to HPC Wire. To read UW’s release, click here.

College Choice, a leader in college search outcomes and rankings, rated UW as the sixth best program among the top 50 online bachelor's degrees in nursing in the United States. Of UW’s RN-to-BSN completion program, the website says: “This accredited program is designed for licensed RNs who want to move into leadership positions or perhaps further their education to the graduate level. No campus time is required for this degree, as it is 100 percent online.”

The Wyoming Migration Initiative with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at UW uses Twitter and Facebook to keep the interested public updated on its progress, reported The CS-T.

The CS-T also noted that seniors Hunter McFarland and Mary Marcum became the first female UW team members to make it to the elimination rounds at the national debate competition. It was only the third time in 40 years that UW debaters have made it to the elimination rounds at nationals.

UW’s Visual Arts Building was ranked ninth by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment’s top 10 green projects, according to Architect Magazine. The building provides a teaching and learning environment that is both state of the art in occupational safety and in its concern for discharge of pollutants from the building, according to the article.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that UW student Trevor Trouchon won the John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition with his plan to monitor aspects of a porta-potty linked to cleanliness.

Jeff Clune, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, is quoted in a Science article about a new computerized tool that measures the influence that a scientist or organization has had on subsequent research.

Wyoming Public Radio reported that an online essay by student Catherine Clennan has prompted changes in the Department of Computer Science.

The Boomerang reported that Linda Johnson, a UW lecturer at the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, has traveled to a small village in Honduras, providing health care to some of the nation’s poorest people.

The UW American Heritage Center was featured in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The Boomerang reported that UW’s Wyoming Institute for Disabilities and Veterans Services Center are helping Albany County apply for an adaptive sports program grant to benefit disabled veterans and armed forces members.

A new UW School of Pharmacy entrepreneurial program for health services administration will begin in the fall, but tuition costs have yet to be determined, according to The Boomerang.

The Lexington Leader-Herald profiled new UW men’s basketball coach Allen Edwards, a former Kentucky Wildcat player.

UW graduate and photographer Joe Riis is among contributors to an all-Yellowstone National Park issue in the latest National Geographic magazine, according to The Billings Gazette. The Gazette also reported that every UW athletic program exceeded the 930 minimum four-year average on the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate.

Wyoming Business Report carried UW’s release noting that two startup companies have “graduated” from the Wyoming Technology Business Center.

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