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UW in the News

January 9, 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.

Research that included Randy Haas, a postdoctoral research associate in the UW Department of Anthropology, was picked up by Dotemirates, an online news outlet in the United Arab Emirates. The study found that humans likely established permanent settlements on the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau between 13,000-7,400 years ago. Popular Archaeology and Science News also published UW’s release.

College listed the UW Geological Museum No. 12 among the top “50 Most Amazing College Museums,” describing it this way: “Lovingly constructed sets of Pterodactyl and Tyrannosaurus bones mix easily with excellent guided tours on the museum’s exhibits, and a free admission policy means this is one of the friendliest museums in the U.S., especially for visitors with children.”

UW’s release on master’s degree candidate Lauren Connell’s research, indicating that prairie dogs may significantly increase the quality of rangeland forage that regrows, was picked up by

Explore Big Sky Magazine interviewed UW Department of History Chair Jeffrey Means, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, about efforts to change the name of Devils Tower to Bear Lodge National Monument, the English translation of an American Indian name.

Corey Tarwater, UW zoology and physiology assistant professor, was among researchers analyzing how changes in rainfall will affect bird populations, according to Alpha Galileo, an online media outlet. The research was conducted on 20 bird species in Panama.

KUNC Radio, in Greeley, Colo., featured an interview with UW political science Professor Gregg Cawley about whether hundreds of millions of acres of federal public lands should be turned over to state hands and potential effects on Wyoming.

Andrew Kniss, UW plant sciences associate professor, is among speakers at a malt barley and sugar beet symposium this week in Billings, Mont., reported Roundup UW Extension is among sponsors of the symposium.

OZY cited the work of UW family and consumer sciences Associate Professor Enette Larson-Meyer’s research into the overall physical activity benefits of yoga. The website offers news about people, places, trends and technology.

UW researchers and scientists from Calvin College and the Apache Point Observatory have concluded that, in five years a binary star system will merge and explode, reported Tech Times. Northern California News also published the report.

Military-Technologies noted that former UW School of Pharmacy Dean Linda Gore Martin received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

UW’s in-state tuition, the lowest in the U.S., was cited in a Dallas Morning News article, titled “The Cost of College Admissions Depends Greatly on Your State and Which Major You Choose.”

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that Wyoming legislators are mulling a wind tax hike. A study from the UW Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy was cited in the article.

The Denver Post produced an article/video on former UW basketball standout Josh Adams’ path back onto the basketball court after a serious car accident last fall. Denver’s 9News also featured Adams and his teammates in what is being called “the greatest Colorado high school basketball game.”

Former UW basketball standout Anthony “Buckets” Blakes, a member of the famed Harlem Globetrotters, was featured in The Dispatch-Argus, located in Moline, Ill.

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