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UW in the News

October 3, 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 met with the Laramie City Council last week, discussing a variety of topics including economic diversification, budgets and the need to work together, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

National Endowment for the Arts noted that its chair, Jane Chu, will visit Laramie this week, including meeting with UW Department of Theatre and Dance students and a visit to the UW Art Museum.

UW researchers Bart Geerts and Philip Bergmaeir published a new study indicating that New York Finger Lakes snowfall is seeded by ice crystals from Lake Ontario, according to The Post-Standard in Syracuse. The UW team’s study was first published in American Meteorological Society's Monthly Weather Review.

ChronLaw reprinted UW’s release on UW’s three-day set of energy transition-focused activities next week on campus. ChronLaw posts legal news and resources from around the web.

UW zoology and physiology Professor Craig Benkman’s study into how Idaho’s crossbill bird species has dramatically evolved over time was cited in Wired Magazine.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported on the work conducted by research aide Brian Schueler indicating that UW would not save significantly by dropping down from the Football Bowl Subdivision to the lower Football Championship Subdivision. Schueler filed the report on behalf of the president’s office.

Jeff Clune, UW computer science assistant professor, was featured in The Boomerang for his robotics and artificial intelligence research that has gained worldwide attention.

Wyoming Public Radio reported that the number of companies represented at the annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous geosciences fair was down considerably comparable to previous sessions.

The Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office hosts a first-ever Youth Voter Summit this week at UW’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) reported.

UW family and consumer sciences Associate Professor Enette Larson-Meyer’s research into the overall physical activity benefits of yoga was covered by Pakistan’s Daily Times.

KGWN TV reprinted UW’s release on its website that Brad Watson, UW Creative Writing Program associate professor, is among 10 nominees for the prestigious National Book Award for fiction.

Charles Ksir, UW professor emeritus of psychology and neuroscience, was among critics of a British study that says marijuana use may boost the risk that people who struggle with psychosis will relapse. Ksir’s comments were published in Drugs.com, a website that provides independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. Health Day also had the article.

Compressor Tech reported that Don Ray has been hired as the first president for LogiLube, a startup company at the Wyoming Technology Business Center, located at UW.

Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, told Sheridan Media that 16 academic programs could potentially be eliminated.

The Douglas Budget and Torrington Telegram reported on the appearance of Mark Jenkins, UW writer-in-residence and National Geographic correspondent, who detailed his latest adventures to Burma.

The Shoshoni school district recently contacted UW personnel about a rattlesnake problem near the new school building in that community, reported KTVQ TV in Billings, Mont.

The Boomerang noted that the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, located at UW, is part of an Albany County coalition that will help disabled military veterans across Wyoming gain access to more sports activities. The coalition received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


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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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