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UW in the News

October 10, 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.

KOWB Radio and The Laramie Boomerang covered the groundbreaking of the new UW Engineering Education and Research Building, which is the cornerstone of the university’s Tier-1 Engineering Initiative.

Michael Pishko, UW College of Engineering and Applied Science dean, discussed the new Engineering Education and Research Building with Wyoming Public Radio.

Backpacker Magazine ranked UW No. 3 in its annual survey of the best schools for hikers. The magazine cites UW’s intensive, two-semester Outdoor Leadership Development Series that culminates in a week of backpacking without an instructor. The survey also highlighted the proximity to the Snowy Range, Vedauwoo Recreation Area and the North Platte River.

UW computer science Assistant Professor Jeff Clune was interviewed by Nature, the international weekly journal of science, about artificial intelligence, and how scientists first need to understand how machines learn. Scientific American also published the article.

BBC Earth interviewed Matt Kauffman, of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, located at UW, in an article about why cities are using birds of prey to control problem birds. Kauffman discussed how a prey animal constantly trades off risk of predation with risk of starvation.

Environmental artist Brandon Ballengée was profiled in Smithsonian Magazine. His latest exhibition is now on display at the UW Art Museum, noted the magazine.

Inside Energy interviewed UW economist Rob Godby for a story about lower electricity prices across much of the United States and what is driving lower prices: natural gas.

UW and the Bureau of Land Management are partnering to study the movement and habitat selection of wild horses in Adobe Town Herd Management Area, KGWN TV reported. News New Zealand also carried the story.

The Boomerang talked with UW faculty and students about 16 degree programs that are being reviewed for possible elimination. UW administrators have said that the programs are not part of the overall coming budget cuts.

UW’s King Air research aircraft will be part of a cloud-seeding study in Idaho’s Payette range, Capital Press reported.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide previewed Saturday U -- UW’s popular one-day lecture series -- which was held last weekend.

National Endowment for the Arts Chair Jane Chu’s first visit to Wyoming included a tour of the UW Art Museum and a meeting with UW Department of Theatre and Dance students, according to The Laramie Boomerang. Chu also toured other areas of Laramie, reported The Boomerang.

Sheridan-area artist Neltje, whose 2010 estate donation to UW was the largest in the school’s history, was featured in Paper City Magazine, on the eve of her autobiographical book release. Paper City Magazine is based in Houston and Dallas.

InsideHPC reprinted UW’s release on two UW graduate students who placed first and third in the poster contest at the recent Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium High Performance Computing Symposium.

Two local teachers were among seven UW College of Education graduates receiving Lola B. Newcomb Beginning Teacher Support Grants, reported The Sheridan Press.

High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal reprinted UW’s release about a team of UW researchers that has found that mice with Huntington’s disease respond differently to common infection.

UW family and consumer sciences Associate Professor Enette Larson-Meyer’s research into the overall physical activity benefits of yoga continued to receive attention, this time by The Huffington Post.

KGWN TV covered the first Wyoming Secretary of State Office-sponsored Youth Voter Summit last week on the UW campus. The summit was to educate youth on the importance of being involved in the voting process.

UW’s release on UW Homecoming activities was reprinted on Hits 106’s website.

KGWN TV posted on its website UW’s release announcing the second presidential debate watch party Sunday night. The UW debate team sponsors all three debate watch parties.

Cowboy Joe, UW’s Shetland pony mascot, and past ponies, were profiled in The Boomerang.


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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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