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UW in the News

November 28, 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 Laramie Boomerang reported that the UW Board of Trustees is considering changing the tuition policy and implementing program-specific fees that would take effect in fall 2017. The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) also carried the story as did The San Antonio Express-News.

According to a Boomerang story reprinted in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, administrative spending growth at UW appears to be among the highest of its peer institutions, and greater than all but one other institution in the Mountain West Conference.

The CS-T reprinted a story indicating that UW is seeking information to explore the possibility of phasing in a rebuilding process for new residence halls with a focus on providing the living experience students are looking for.

UW’s new Engineering Education and Research Building is designed to support a change in teaching style, develop partnerships and inspire entrepreneurial endeavors, according to a feature in The CS-T.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW is among the top 25 institutions nationwide in offering quality online doctoral degree programs. The information was provided in the “2017 Top Online Colleges” by SR Education Group.

Research by computer scientists in UW’s Evolving Artificial Intelligence Laboratory was noted in an Israel Homeland Security story on how computers recognize images.

Annika Walters, a research ecologist with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, is one of the authors of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about early-warning indicators of critical transitions in natural aquatic ecosystems. Walters also is an assistant professor in UW’s Department of Zoology and Physiology.

UW’s Agricultural Community Resources for Everyday Sustainability (ACRES) Student Farm initiative was featured in Christian Science Monitor. UW’s program was among those highlighted in a story about students developing initiatives to promote agriculture and increase access to healthy food on campus. 

Wyoming Business Report reprinted a Laramie Boomerang story on Backpacker magazine ranking UW No. 3 on its list of the best colleges for hikers. Wyoming Public Radio also carried the story.

The Bureau of Land Management will gather and collar as many as 30 wild mares within the Adobe Town herd management area as part of a collaboration with UW to study wild horses, according to a WyoFile story reprinted in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

KOWB Radio and WyoSports were among media outlets announcing that UW will host the Mountain West Conference championship game this Saturday against San Diego State. The game will be televised on ESPN at 5:30 p.m.

UW President Laurie Nichols is holding statewide meetings to solicit input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years, according to The CS-T.

The Houston Chronicle picked up an Associated Press story noting that Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit researchers at UW are among scientists conducting two moose surveillance projects in Wyoming as populations face struggles like drought and predators. The story first appeared in The CS-T.

Most Wyoming residents want government spending to stay at the same levels or increase, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The poll was conducted by UW’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center’s Survey Research Center.

The UW Biodiversity Institute will host the first Wyoming Citizen Science Conference this week in Lander, according to The CS-T.

The Sheridan Press noted that UW students will receive funding through the Fisher Innovation Challenge to help jump-start their innovative businesses.

UW’s release about the petaLibrary was reprinted on the KGWN TV website. The petaLibrary will extend UW’s reach to assist faculty and student researchers globally by sharing a digital data repository.

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