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UW in the News

May 8, 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:

The Casper Star-Tribune featured UW student Levente Pap, winner of the John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition.

UW experts Jonathan Naughton and Rob Godby are quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune article examining the Western power grid.

Godby also is quoted in a National Public Radio story examining the possibility of laid-off coal miners being employed in the solar energy industry.

UW is expecting layoffs in the coming weeks as it deals with more than $40 million in budget cuts, reported The Casper Star-Tribune. The article was reprinted in The Washington Times, The Fresno Bee and The Billings Gazette. Wyoming Public Media also carried the story.

The Laramie Boomerang reported on the recommendation to eliminate five low-enrollment academic programs at UW.

The Boomerang also previewed a lecture by Assistant Professor Scott Henkel on the past and future of land-grant universities.

The Outdoor Wire reprinted UW’s release on research that shows migratory mule deer in Wyoming time their movements to track the spring green-up. A team of researchers led by UW and U.S. Geological Survey scientists at the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit conducted the study.

UW’s release announcing professors Andrew Garner and David McDonald as Fulbright Award recipients to continue their research work was reprinted on KGAB Radio and K2 Radio’s websites.

Wyoming Public Radio hosted UW freshman James Reed, of Fort Collins, Colo., who played live on “Wyoming Sounds.” He plans to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston next spring.

Incoming UW freshmen from Laramie had an opportunity to publicly show their commitment to the university through UW Signing Day last week, reported The Boomerang. The Torrington Telegram also covered the event at Southeast High School in Yoder.

Sheridan Media reported on UW President Laurie Nichols’ visit to Buffalo last week to discuss a variety of issues with the public.

Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, told Sheridan Media in an interview that UW has unveiled a five-year strategic plan draft, which calls for advancements in academic quality, enrollment, statewide engagement, diversity and economic development.

The Boomerang reported that UW has launched an internal search for the next Honors Program director. A plan to transition from the existing Honors Program to an Honors College was presented to the UW Board of Trustees in April. The board will consider the Honors College plan at its meeting this week.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported that Nina McConigley, UW Honors Program assistant professor, is among presenters for a series of workshops in the community, titled “Writing the West.”

The Boomerang featured Amanda Julian, who will graduate this week from UW with a master’s degree in philosophy, and the summer philosophy course she will teach on the Harry Potter series.

The Boomerang featured UW’s third annual stage combat workshop, which took place last weekend at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.

UW is among five regional schools selected for a $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation Atmospheric Chemistry program that will gather comprehensive data aimed at understanding how wildfire smoke changes chemically with time, reported Denver’s 9News.

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