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UW in the News

June 5, 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:

ABC News interviewed UW economist Rob Godby about President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Godby said the withdrawal from the agreement should not come as a surprise in light of Trump's previous promises of putting "America first." In an interview with National Public Radio, Godby said the withdrawal announcement probably does not mean much regarding energy production in the United States.

UW economist Chuck Mason said the odds of oil and gas production increasing in Wyoming may pick up only if increased costs drive industry production from the more productive Permian Basin in Texas, according to a Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) article.

Outside Magazine profiled and photographed the research of the Wyoming Migration Initiative, led by UW biologist Kevin Monteith and UW students. Go to Outside Magazine to view the slide show. Field Journals also published the slide show of the initiative’s work.

UW President Laurie Nichols will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Wyoming Shrine Bowl Game Banquet June 9 in Casper, The CS-T reported.

The Torrington Telegram reprinted UW’s release noting that the UW livestock judging team this spring had two members record the highest-ever UW scores at national meets, and the team posted its first top-five national finish in 25 years.

An anonymous $2.27 million gift will create a fund in UW Art Museum Director Susan Moldenhauer’s name, which will support the museum’s national and international contemporary art program, Wyoming Public Radio (WPR) reported. The museum’s gift is the largest to date. The Laramie Boomerang also printed the article.

WPR also noted that Michael Pierce, a UW physics and astronomy associate professor, is among astronomers involved in planning and designing the most advanced and powerful telescope on Earth.

In a CS-T article about the death camas plant, UW Extension Educator Brian Sebade says the deadly native flower is poisonous to livestock, with sheep being the most susceptible.

Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, was interviewed by Sheridan Media about the elimination of 37 employee positions and five low-enrollment programs in an effort to help offset the loss of $42 million in state funding.

The Boomerang profiled John Spitler, a UW lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, who recently won the Ellbogen Lifetime Achievement Award for his long commitment to teaching.

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