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UW in the News

June 27, 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.

EurekAlert! carried UW’s release on new research that details the movement of big-game animals in relation to the growth of vegetation in spring. The research was reported in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Phys.org also reported the research findings.

Popular Science reported that UW’s Evolving Artificial Intelligence Lab teamed with researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen to design an artificial intelligence system that could sculpt.

Science interviewed Merav Ben-David, a UW professor of zoology and physiology, for a story about a study that suggests mother brown bears protect their cubs from adult male bear attacks by raising their young near human settlements.

Gov. Matt Mead told the Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee that he is cutting the state budget by $248 million because of declining state revenues, Wyoming Public Media reported. UW must cut $35 million from its budget in the 2017-18 biennium. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, The Billings Gazette, the Powell Tribune, The Charlotte Observer, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Kansas City Star also carried the story.

UW President Laurie Nichols explained the meaning and effects of her declaration of a financial crisis to UW employees during a presentation last Wednesday, The Laramie Boomerang reported. The Boomerang also reported on the president’s long-term budget approach.

KGWN TV posted on its website UW’s release announcing the 13 members of the Financial Crisis Advisory Committee who will consult with UW President Nichols to prepare a plan to further reduce spending in the 2018 fiscal year.

The selection of Oracle Corp. to provide a new system to replace UW’s outdated financial, administrative and research support systems was reported by KOWB radio.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) picked up UW’s release announcing that the deadline for the Master of Business Administration Program has been extended for workers displaced recently by the downturn in the energy sector. KGWN TV also carried the story.

Former UW student-athlete Catherine Cloetta, of Jackson, is one of 517 honorees who have been nominated for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, KOWB Radio reported. Cloetta, who was a member of the UW women’s track and field, and cross country teams, also was a finalist for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award, UW’s outstanding graduating woman award.

The CS-T reported that the UW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were honored as Scholar All-America teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The CS-T also noted that three UW swimmers will compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb.

Retired UW Department of Animal Science Professor Doug Hixon received the Pioneer Award from the Beef Improvement Federation, according to KTIC Radio in West Point, Neb. The award recognizes individuals who have made lasting contributions to the improvement of beef cattle. The Prairie Star also carried the story.

Sheridan Media picked up UW’s release about the discovery of an invasive grass species near Sheridan.

The Gillette News Record reprinted UW’s release about UW anthropology Professor Marcel Kornfeld co-editing a book that honors George C. Frison, a UW emeritus professor of anthropology, and C. Vance Haynes Jr., an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona.

The Sheridan Press reports that two local incoming seniors have been selected for UW’s College of Engineering and Applied Science’s annual Engineering Summer Program. The Sheridan Press also noted that two Sheridan High School sophomores were selected to attend the UW Summer High School Institute.

Jackson Hole News and Guide announced that Pete Coppolillo, executive director of Working Dogs for Conservation, would be the first speaker of the Harlow Summer Seminars at the UW-National Park Service Research Center in Grand Teton National Park.

UW’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) canceled the 10th annual EORCO2 Conference because of low registrations and sponsorship, according to Wyoming Business Report. EORI plans to host a series of focused workshops/events with the conference speakers and presenters over the next several months.


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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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