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UW in the News

November 14, 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 interviewed UW energy economist Chuck Mason on how Wyoming’s energy sector, especially the coal industry, will be affected under a Donald Trump presidency.

Eliminating regulations like the Clean Power Plan is the main way Trump could help the coal industry, but UW economist Rob Godby says that will only do so much, according to an article printed in Venezuela’s Equilibrio Informativo.

Wyoming Public Media interviewed UW political science Professor Jim King on what to expect in a Trump presidency. King also was interviewed by The Laramie Boomerang on an article concerning last week’s local election results.

Peter Nathanielsz’s research, which shows that poor nutrition during pregnancy can cause early aging of a baby’s heart, continues to be in the news. UW’s Wyoming Pregnancy and Life Course Health Center director’s study was carried internationally by The Siasat Daily in Telangana, India, and The Times of Malta in the Republic of Malta and MSN Philippines.

The Washington Post and Boston Globe reported that UW scientists and other researchers are launching an effort to map the subterranean systems of hot water and rock that constitute the plumbing for Yellowstone National Park’s famous geysers. Science World Report and The Austrian Tribune carried the story, which also was detailed in UW’s release.

Foreign Affairs Publisher picked up an Associated Press story indicating that Gov. Matt Mead has created the ENDOW initiative, which will coordinate and expand ongoing efforts to help boost the state’s economy. UW is among participants of the program. KGWN TV also carried the story.

Public News Service interviewed Dan McCoy, UW campus recreation assistant director, who said Wyoming’s outdoor recreation is a good source to help boost the state’s economy.

UW agricultural economist Tex Taylor’s study that shows hunters and anglers brought in $25 million into Albany County’s economy was reported by Wyoming Public Radio.

The Sheridan Press noted that UW President Laurie Nichols met with local school administrators and staff to discuss how the university can attract more students from Sheridan County and other Wyoming high schools.

Nichols also was interviewed by Sheridan Media, discussing a wide range of topics.

Cantech Letter interviewed Jeff Clune, UW computer science assistant professor, about the new Semantic Scholar, an AI-based search engine that could challenge Google Search for a more competitive scholarly research article database.

Phi Beta Kappa Society’s national newsletter, The Key Reporter, features a full-page article on father-son UW alumni Stan and David Brooks, according to UW Professor Eric Nye, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Wyoming secretary.

Nye also was photographed in The Washington Post dancing as part of a work session at the recent meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America in Washington, D.C. Nye directed the society’s international essay contest for several years. noted that UW has started a program that allows customers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking. Parkmobile LLC is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking.

The Sheridan Press reprinted UW’s release on Master of Business Administration program students traveling to Pforzheim, Germany, to study international business practices.

UW’s Holocaust Remembrance Week events were featured in The Boomerang.

The Sheridan Press interviewed Chip Kobulnicky, UW physics and astronomy professor, about the “supermoon” slated to appear in the night skies this week.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation sponsored a phone survey to get public feedback on its work, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, located at UW, conducted the survey.

UW archaeologist Robert Kelly discussed with Wyoming Public Radio his new book, “The Fifth Beginning,” which delves into the past for clues about the future.

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