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UW in the News

September 12, 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 President Laurie Nichols and several faculty members were interviewed by Inside Higher Ed in a lengthy article about the university’s budget cuts and funding issues.

The Washington Post interviewed UW mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Erica Belmont about her recent research. Belmont said trees killed by the mountain pine beetle infestation could provide a solution to lowering carbon emissions. The Denver Post also picked up the story.

Susan Dewey, UW Department of Gender and Women’s Studies associate professor, was interviewed in a lengthy Denver Westword story, focusing on her work with Street’s Hope, a transitional-housing facility for women leaving the sex industry and survivors of sex trafficking. Westword is a free alternative weekly newspaper based in Denver.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that groundbreaking for the Engineering Education and Research Building, the largest facilities project in UW’s history, will be next month.

A UW study that concluded chronic wasting disease has reduced white-tailed deer herd numbers by 10 percent in parts of Wyoming was picked up by The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Casper Star-Tribune interviewed UW Professor Jim King, who said Wyoming voters are looking for an alternative candidate to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

UW-Casper Director Jeff Edgens was interviewed by Channel 13 News in Casper about last week’s Commander-In-Chief Forum.

Tradeline featured UW’s Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility, touting the building as “ushering a new era of science instruction” at the university. Tradeline is an online website that provides information resources for the planning, design, construction and management of facility assets.

UW’s student legal services position may go unfilled as university officials look for alternatives, according to The Laramie Boomerang. The Washington Times also picked up the story.

The Boomerang noted that UW’s Stable Isotope Facility has been nationally known for its ability to analyze National Ecological Observatory Network soil samples from all across the country. Now, based on its reputation, the facility has added plant samples to its research list.

The Cody office of Sletten Construction of Wyoming is the contractor on the second phase of improvements to UW’s Arena-Auditorium, according to The Powell Tribune.

The Boomerang featured UW’s Latina/o Studies Program and some of the students in the class. The Boomerang also noted that UW’s SLCE (Service, Leadership and Community Engagement) program helped coordinate a stair climb at War Memorial Stadium to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

An Associated Press article picked up by The Huron Daily Tribune (Bad Axe, Mich.) quoted UW oil and gas economist Chuck Mason on the permit process for a large gas pipeline in New Jersey.

The Sheridan Press reprinted UW’s release announcing that the university’s popular one-day Saturday U educational program returns to Sheridan College’s Spear-O Mountain Campus this weekend.

“WASTE LAND: A Survey of Works by Brandon Ballengée,” an exhibition that mixes art and science, is now on display at the UW Art Museum, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported. The Tribune Eagle also interviewed UW entomologist Alexandre Latchininsky about a large invasion of moths in the area.

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