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UW in the News

March 20, 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:

According to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” 2018 edition, the University of Washington School of Medicine and UW’s WWAMI program medical school again rank No. 1 in the nation for primary care education, reported Wyoming Business Report.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) reported that UW economist Timothy Considine prepared a study for Cloud Peak Energy in a suit over coal royalties on coal mined on public lands. reprinted UW’s release on UW researchers who led a voyage to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and discovered five previously unknown active hydrothermal vents. The exploration was led by Barbara John and Michael Cheadle, both UW professors of geology and geophysics. The Latin Post also reprinted the media release.

Wyoming Public Radio reported that a new study ranks Wyoming as the third most affordable state by the average cost of a credit at public colleges. Student Loan Hero, a for-profit company that creates tools to help students manage debt, conducted the nationwide study.

Albany County representative Cathy Connolly, a UW professor, drafted a bill this past legislative session that requires the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services to update UW’s findings on the wage gap disparity in the state, reported The Laramie Boomerang.

The CS-T noted that Wyoming Department of Education officials are working with UW President Laurie Nichols and the Community College Commission to ensure “better articulation between high school and college math.” The effort is to review Wyoming math standards in public schools.

UW has accepted public comment on a proposal to institute cost-based student fees for academic programs, reported Cheyenne’s KGAB Radio.

The CS-T and The Boomerang noted that the UW Board of Trustees will consider a proposal this week to implement new program fees in the fall.

UW President Nichols recently talked with Wind River Indian Reservation tribal members about improving Native enrollment at UW, reported Wyoming Public Radio.

The Boomerang noted that some UW College of Education students are worried about finding teaching jobs in the state because of an estimated $400 million shortfall in K-12 education funding projected each year for the next several years.

Pourya Nikoueeyan, a UW doctoral candidate from Iran, voiced his concerns in a Boomerang interview on President Trump’s travel ban.

The CS-T reported that UW’s Center on Aging is among sponsors of a series of statewide listening sessions for residents to share ideas to address Alzheimer’s disease and forms of dementia.

Ben Markley, UW music assistant professor, was interviewed by Jazz Corner about his latest CD, “Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton,” which has received favorable reviews.

The Rawlins Daily Times reported on local students winning prizes at the recent Wyoming State Science Fair on the UW campus.

A Jackson Hole High School student is starting a petition to have a statue commemorating the Black 14 football players be placed on the UW campus, reported The Jackson Hole News and Guide.

KGWN TV posted, on its website, UW’s release announcing that the Students Supporting Veterans group will host the seventh COMBAT Color Fun Run in Laramie Saturday, April 22, at Optimist Park.

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