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UW in the News

November 7, 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.

In new research, Peter Nathanielsz, director of UW’s Wyoming Pregnancy and Life Course Health Center, said that poor nutrition during pregnancy can cause early aging of a baby’s heart. The research was published in The Journal of Physiology and reprinted in Nutrition Insight, Health Medicine Network, Medical Daily and the global science news website EurekaAlert!. To read UW’s release, click here.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW economist Anne Alexander discussed Wyoming’s uncertain economic future at Wyoming Business Report’s recent Southeast Wyoming Economic Forecast luncheon. Wyoming Business Report also carried the story.

UW economist Rob Godby told The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) that higher natural gas prices this winter would make coal more competitive. Godby’s interview was part of a story noting that Wyoming coal production showed positive results ending the third quarter of production.

KOWB Radio used UW’s release noting that Wyoming residents overwhelmingly disapprove of Obamacare, but 63 percent favor expanding Medicaid; both fall under the Affordable Care Act. Survey results were provided by the UW Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center’s Survey Research Center.

UW economist Chuck Mason discussed the Dakota Access Pipeline on Knowledge@Wharton, a daily business interview program, broadcast live from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Salon and Christian Science Monitor noted that UW researchers are among scientists mapping the plumbing system hidden inside the earth’s crust that’s responsible for Old Faithful geyser and other hydrothermal features at Yellowstone National Park. National Parks Traveler also carried the story.

UW agricultural and applied economics Professor David “Tex” Taylor conducted an economic study, commissioned by the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, that determined hunting and fishing activities in Albany County generated $25 million in 2015, The Laramie Boomerang reported.

The Laramie Boomerang also interviewed Mike Massie, UW Board of Trustees member and Honorary Degree Committee chair, about the criteria that honorary degree nominees must meet.

Andrew Kniss, associate professor in the UW Department of Plant Sciences, was a guest on WBUR’s “On Point,” a radio program broadcast on NPR stations nationwide. He and other guests discussed genetically modified crops.

KOWB Radio printed UW’s release noting a sharp divide among Wyoming residents with regard to U.S. immigration policy. An overwhelming majority of Wyoming residents favor a ban on Muslims traveling to the U.S.

UW history Professor Phil Roberts was interviewed by The CS-T in a story involving Wyoming’s long history of not living up to the “Equality State” name, especially for the lack of women in state politics.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported that UW’s Literacy Research Center teamed with Stanford University to develop Ready4K, a free phone app that shows parents how to boost children’s learning to get them ready for kindergarten.

Wyoming Business Report reprinted on its website a Laramie Boomerang story on the first Wyoming Citizen Science Conference scheduled in December in Lander.

UW geology and geophysics doctoral candidate Ryan Haupt has determined what an extinct sloth ate most frequently by analyzing the animal’s mummified dung discovered in a Utah cave, according to findings published in Live Science. The website publishes articles on dinosaur discoveries, archaeological finds, animals, health, innovation and wearable technology.

Sports Venue Technology picked up UW’s release on the groundbreaking for the new Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center.

KGWN TV reprinted on its website announcing that the UW Students Supporting Veterans scholarship committee is now accepting applications for the newly created Connor Montgomery Cloud Memorial Scholarship for Veterans.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that UW Student Media, in conjunction with the Associated Students of UW, hosted a forum last week to address possible changes to the Wyoming Union.

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