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UW in the News

July 5, 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.

Information about UW’s budget reductions for the coming biennium is available on a new Web page, according to Wyoming Business Report.

Kate Miller, incoming UW provost and vice president for academic affairs, told The Laramie Boomerang about some ideas for her new position.

UW administrators, Board of Trustees members and Wyoming Business Council officials have met to begin creating a plan for economic diversification in the state, The Laramie Boomerang reported.

UW President Laurie Nichols wants to attract more students to boost UW’s revenue, The Casper Star-Tribune reported.

Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, discussed with Sheridan Media how UW would reduce spending by $19 million in the first year of the 2017-18 biennium.

Wyoming Business Report picked up UW’s release about Stephen Bieber, a UW statistics professor and director of the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, being named chair of the 13-member Financial Crisis Advisory Committee.

The EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation reprinted on its website UW’s release about Assistant Professor Erica Belmont’s recent NASA research grant to help understand experiments conducted on the International Space Station.

Jackson Hole News and Guide announced that Matt Carling, an assistant professor in the UW Department of Zoology and Physiology, would talk about bird diversity to the Jackson Hole Bird and Nature Club.

The Sheridan Press picked up UW’s release about a little-known invasive grass found near Sheridan. The Casper Star-Tribune also covered the story.

The Sheridan Press also reported on a Wyoming Writing Project-led writing marathon in Sheridan July 1. Associate Lecturer Amy Spiker in the College of Education was the organizer.

Wyoming Business Report reprinted UW’s release about nine UW projects that were chosen to receive computational time and storage space on the Yellowstone supercomputer in Cheyenne.

The Northern Ag Network posted on its website UW’s release about a pair of Haflinger horses -- Pistol and Pete -- that will pull the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ sheep wagon in parades and at other venues to promote the 125th anniversary of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station.

First lady Carol Mead and the UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic have established the Wyoming First Lady’s Leaders in Literacy Award to recognize any Wyoming citizen, organization, community or business that has made significant contributions to advancing literacy within the state, according to Sheridan Media. SweetwaterNOW also carried the story.

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