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UW in the News

September 6, 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.

Research led by recent UW Ph.D. graduate David Edmunds, under the direction of Associate Professor Todd Cornish in the Department of Veterinary Sciences, offers the first conclusive evidence chronic wasting disease has caused significant declines in east-central Wyoming white-tailed deer populations. UW’s release was picked up by EurekAlert! The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also carried the story.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) reported that Gov. Matt Mead this fall will unveil a long-term plan to diversify the economy, with help from UW, the Wyoming Business Council and other entities. Mead also said he would not ask state agencies for further budget cuts before the next legislative session.

UW economist Rob Godby was interviewed by The CS-T for a story about Wyoming coal producers who are still hopeful that West Coast ports open up for coal export possibilities.

The CS-T also interviewed Chuck Mason, UW professor of petroleum and natural gas economics, about a study that indicated that the state could lose $900 million in revenue if federal mineral extraction were to end. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the report.

UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources is part of a U.S. consortium with the Vietnam Biodiversity Conservation Agency to help Vietnam protect its biodiversity, according to a story on the U.S. Geological Survey’s webpage.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW Athletics Director Tom Burman explained his department’s budget and the cuts athletics will have to take during the coming fiscal year during a UW meeting last week. Athletics Business carried the story. Wyoming Public Radio also interviewed Burman.

Former UW basketball player Ugo Udezue, CEO of the African Basketball League, was interviewed by CNN’s African Voices. Udezue’s goal is to develop his country’s basketball talent to play in the NBA.

Affordable Schools ranked UW among the top 25 schools nationwide in its affordable online Master of Nursing Education degrees survey. UW’s curriculum prepares students for both nursing leadership and educator roles, according to the survey.

Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Frosty Selmer, UW deputy director of utilities, about the rising costs of utilities in the midst of budget cuts.

UW and Wyoming’s seven community colleges were included in 2016’s Best and Worst States for Student Debt posted by the personal finance website WalletHub, according to Wyoming Business Report. Wyoming was ranked as the second best state for low student debt.

KGWN TV used UW’s release on the School of Pharmacy launching the Integrated Pharmacist Program that will increase the role and visibility of a cohort of common pharmacists working with patients who have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and/or hypertension. Wyoming Public Radio also had the report.

UW GEAR UP staff helped train student mentors at Torrington to help students transition from middle school to high school, reported The Torrington Telegram.

The Laramie Boomerang featured UW’s Air Force ROTC program. The Boomerang also interviewed Larry Blake, UW deputy director of facilities architecture, about landscaping projects for new construction projects.

UW’s release on campus police encouraging students to practice bicycle safety was picked up by KGWN TV in Cheyenne.

National Public Radio included UW weed scientist Andrew Kniss for a segment titled, “How GMOs Cut The Use Of Pesticides -- And Perhaps Boosted It Again.”

Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, was interviewed by Sheridan Media to discuss this month’s Saturday U program, the university’s popular one-day event. The program features three lectures by UW and Sheridan College professors.

Wyoming Business Report reprinted UW’s release on a panel discussion focused on water challenges next week as part of the Institute for Advanced Study’s ongoing Earth, Wind and Water initiative series.

Comedian/actor Adam DeVine will perform at UW this week, noted The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The CS-T interviewed UW entomologist Scott Schell in a story about an invasive wasp species that has moved across the nation and now has invaded Wyoming. He says the species is more likely to sting and cause crop damage.

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