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UW in the News

January 3, 2017

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.

Chuck Mason, of the UW Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy, told The Casper Star-Tribune that lower projected oil prices from the Energy Information Administration are not good news for Wyoming producers.

UW economist Rob Godby was interviewed by The Casper Star-Tribune about the future of the oil industry in Wyoming.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that, during a recent public listening session, Alyson Hagy, interim dean of the Outreach School and special adviser to the president, said UW will attempt to recruit more transfer students in an effort to boost enrollment.

UW economist Anne Alexander commented in a Casper Star-Tribune story that a recent study found that Jackson Hole has the widest gap between the rich and poor in the nation.

The Boomerang interviewed Laramie City Council members about their goals for the coming year, which include strengthening relationships with UW.

UW trustees approved a measure that allows industry professionals whose careers apply to academic programs at UW the designation of professor of practice, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The one-year contracts include an annual evaluation of performance and funding availability before reappointments.

Tennis Magazine profiled UW tennis Coach Dean Clower, who has built a winning program despite battling multiple sclerosis.

KDLY/KOVE noted that UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Michael Pishko earned a prestigious fellow designation from the National Academy of Inventors for his work and innovations in the areas of diabetes management, drug delivery and pollution remediation. The Lander radio station also reported that the UW College of Education received national accreditation for the next seven years based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards.

UW Department of Music Associate Professor Nicole Lamartine was profiled in The Riverton Ranger for her powerlifting accomplishments. She owns six world records.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that UW police officers and other county law enforcement officers were recently trained to use Narcan, a type of nasal spray that can reverse the effects of opioid overdoses, in the hope of preventing future drug-related deaths in the community.

UW Creative Writing Program Associate Professor Brad Watson’s latest book, “Miss Jane,” received critical kudos from The Seattle Times.

The Boomerang profiled UW communications and journalism Professor Mike Brown’s recent research work in Kazakhstan. Brown searched for evidence of a group of Russian Germans -- known as Volga Germans because of their proximity to the Volga River -- who were sent to Karlag, one of the largest Soviet labor camps in its history.

Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, was interviewed by Sheridan Media about the next step in UW’s strategic planning process.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle noted that the UW American Heritage Center provided historical photos for the state’s new Judicial Learning Center, located in the Wyoming Supreme Court building.

UW Extension will host the annual Bee College conference in March, according to Growing Produce.

A Casper attorney and a retired judge are teaching law classes at UW-Casper for free, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

UW’s all-time leading rusher, Brian Hill, declared for the NFL draft, giving up his senior year, according to

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