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UW in the News

October 24, 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.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that UW granted a record 2,860 degrees in the past academic year -- 60 more than the previous record set in the 2011-12 academic year. Cheyenne’s KGWN TV and KULR TV in Billings, Mont., also carried the story.

UW leaders aren’t boosting hopes for signs of a recovery in the state when the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group report -- that projects revenue for Wyoming -- is released, The Laramie Boomerang reported.

USA Today interviewed UW law Professor Jerry Parkinson about Louisville’s basketball program being hit by the NCAA with four major violations to its men’s basketball program. Parkinson served on the NCAA’s committee on infractions from 2000-2010.

The Boomerang interviewed UW agricultural economist Tex Taylor, who is conducting a study with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department that will evaluate the economic effects of hunting and fishing in Albany County.

In a story reprinted in The Billings Gazette about tons of coal buried in Carbon County, UW economist Rob Godby says it probably is not feasible for companies to dig because of the down market for the industry. In another Billings Gazette story, Godby discussed how the next president’s energy policy would affect Wyoming coal.

Gas and Electricity interviewed UW economist Chuck Mason on the permit process for a proposed 118-mile PennEast pipeline that would carry natural gas from northeastern Pennsylvania through New Jersey.

According to Newsroom America, UW students were among 1,800 students nationwide surveyed after each presidential debate. According to the survey, a majority of students said Hillary Clinton consistently outperformed Donald Trump during all three debates.

The Boomerang profiled Jake Goheen, associate professor in the UW Department of Zoology and Physiology, about his work training students from Kenya to help with conservation efforts and wildlife issues in Kenya.

UW’s Red Buttes Biological Laboratory is among facilities breeding the once-endangered Wyoming toad, which will soon be reintroduced along the Laramie River, reported The Boomerang.

The Sheridan Press reported that Mark Collins, UW associate vice president for administration and local government relations, has been hired as the city of Sheridan’s new city administrator.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that Lindsey Bird Reynolds, oboe instructor at UW, has been named the executive director of the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra.

UW’s release was printed on Blue Cross Blue Shield’s website announcing that its Wyoming Caring Foundation has invested in nursing education at UW and the state’s community colleges through the creation of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Scholars Program.

Wyoming Public Radio reported that works by abstract expressionist Harold Garde are now part of the UW Art Museum’s permanent collection.

The UW College of Business was among sponsors for a Better Business Bureau seminar on cybersecurity issues, according to The Coloradoan in Fort Collins.

Wyoming Business Report reprinted a Laramie Boomerang story on the UW Department of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming production of “Dracula: The Legend in Motion.”

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