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UW in the News

June 19, 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 was a guest on WHRV’s “HearSay with Cathy Lewis,” a public affairs radio call-in program. Godby and other guests discussed how the Paris climate agreement is affecting the coal industry. posted, on its website, a release about UW researchers’ contributions to two papers that show Southern California mountain lions’ genetic connectivity is dangerously low. Health Medicine Network and Riverside Today also posted the release.

UW is among seven colleges and universities selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for projects that advance fossil fuel technologies and provide educational and research training opportunities, according to an article posted on the Wind Energy Industry Today website.

The Laramie Boomerang featured UW’s Native American Summer Institute, in which close to 30 Native American high school students from Wyoming participated last week. Students toured the campus, connected with campus resources and attended academic workshops. The institute is one of UW President Laurie Nichols’ initiatives aimed at reaching out to and recruiting Native American high school students across the state.

The Boomerang also previewed the UW Art Museum’s summer solstice celebration, which will include a variety of activities June 20. The Boomerang noted that the U.S. Postal Service is hosting the national release of its first-ever heat-sensitive “thermochromic” stamps during the museum’s summer solstice event.

Jose Rivas, a UW counseling graduate student, was interviewed by Xpress, commenting on the Trump administration’s plans to allow people living in the United States illegally who have children who are U.S. citizens or legal residents to stay in the country for now.

Sheridan Media interviewed Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, on how UW’s relatively small class sizes, low student debt and high earnings for graduates have placed Wyoming No. 7 on a list of “The Best States for Higher Education in 2017.”

Hannah Jang-Condell, UW Department of Physics and Astronomy assistant professor, and David Kasper, UW graduate student, discussed with The Laramie Boomerang the data they and other team members contributed that helped confirm the discovery of a superhot exoplanet.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle interviewed Ray Reutzel, UW College of Education dean, and Rebecca Watts, Trustees Education Initiative executive director, on the work that is underway on the overhaul of the College of Education to benefit the university and the state.

Three finalists for the position of vice provost for enrollment management will visit UW starting this week, K2 Radio reported.

KGWN TV reprinted, on its website, UW’s release announcing that the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation will auction a bison hunting license to benefit the UW Art Museum.

KGWN TV also reprinted UW’s release on UW’s No. 14 ranking by the Wall Street Journal for helping students improve their critical-thinking skills.

Bill Gribb, UW Department of Geography head, and Jeff Hamerlinck, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center director, spoke about the history and definition of intergovernmental planning during a recent joint meeting between the Laramie City Council and the Albany County Commission, The Laramie Boomerang reported.

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