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UW in the News

April 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:

UW economist Rob Godby discussed, in a National Public Radio interview, President Trump’s sweeping executive orders last week that take aim at a number of President Obama’s climate policies. The New York Times, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Live Science, Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T), MSN India News and Singapore’s Today also carried Godby’s remarks on the same topic.

In a Washington Post Business article with Bloomberg News, Godby says that the decline in coal demand has meant existing reserves will last much longer. The end of the moratorium on federal coal leasing does not translate into jobs, Godby said in an SNL Financial interview.

Results of a new study from scientists, including UW researchers, demonstrate that dust can drive the evolution of nutrient budgets in mountainous forest ecosystems, especially in the Sierra Nevada range, according to the National Science Foundation. Popular Science also reprinted the article. To read UW’s release, click here.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that a revised UW fee proposal was tabled for later discussion after UW President Laurie Nichols said it could be too late to implement for the fall semester.

UW’s spring headcount is down from 2016, but UW President Nichols said indications point toward increased freshman enrollment next fall, noted KGWN TV.

The CS-T reported that UW officials are seeking public comment on a draft strategic plan that covers topics from academic quality to economic development. U.S. News & World Report reprinted the article.

A new American Indian Center at UW could help recruit and retain Native American students, The Boomerang and KULR8 TV in Billings, Mont., reported. The center, scheduled to open in July, will demonstrate respect for Native people’s culture, traditions, laws and diverse expressions of sovereignty. To view UW’s release, click here. Diverse Issues in Education and online news website County 10 also reprinted the article.

The Horse, a magazine that focuses on equine health care, reported that UW researchers, along with the Bureau of Land Management, will continue to monitor the radio-collared mares over the next three years to observe the mares’ migration patterns and herd movements in southwestern Wyoming.

The UW Department of Athletics and the Campus Sustainability Committee collected 266 pounds of recyclables during a late-season basketball game, noted Green Sports Alliance.

K2 Television reprinted, on its website, UW’s release announcing Brain Awareness Week on campus last week.

The UW College of Law’s annual Spence Law Firm Historic Trial was featured in the Wyoming Humanities Council’s newsletter.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide noted that Tanner Parmely, MBA Program recruiter at UW, and MBA Program Director Steve Farkas were in Jackson earlier in the week, presenting an informational session about the program.

Laramie is among 112 communities nationwide that could lose federal funding for its airport if the Essential Air Service subsidies are eliminated under President Trump’s overall budget, noted The CS-T. The service is essential for UW employees who regularly use the airport services, reported The Boomerang.

The Boomerang reported that UW’s Faculty Senate is requesting that Gov. Matt Mead recognize the need for diversity on the UW Board of Trustees. It is the second time in three years that Faculty Senate has passed the resolution.

New studies from UW, commissioned by the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, are targeting overall countywide effects of hunting and fishing in Wyoming, noted The CS-T.

9News TV in Denver profiled former UW standout receiver Tanner Gentry, who is hoping to be drafted later this month by an NFL club.

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