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UW in the News

June 26, 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 Laramie Boomerang noted that Melinda Harm Benson is the new UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources dean.

The Boomerang interviewed Rachel Budowle, an instructor in the UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Tyler Carroll, a UW student, about a recent lighting switch in Prexy’s Pasture. Carroll and his former classmate Zach Millet proposed more energy-efficient lighting that will help reduce costs and be more environmentally friendly.

Kristen Landreville, associate professor and director of graduate studies in UW’s Department of Communication and Journalism, participated in a National Public Radio discussion about political satire.

UW researchers’ contribution to two research papers that focus on the conservation of a dangerously inbred mountain lion population in Southern California was reported by The Boomerang. Southern California Public Radio had a similar report.

According to a new study involving UW researchers, mule deer numbers in the Upper Green River Basin have dropped nearly 40 percent since the oil and gas boom of the ’90s, The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) reported.

Wyoming Public Radio and KGAB Radio were among the media outlets reporting on the large number of people from Wyoming and beyond to attend the U.S. Postal Service’s first-day-of-issue ceremony for the Total Eclipse of the Sun Commemorative Forever Stamp at the UW Art Museum. Other media outlets such as Yahoo! Finance, and The Palm Beach Post had related stories.

Popular Science published an article about UW’s cloud-seeding project in Idaho, the SNOWIE Project (Seeded and Natural Orographic Wintertime Clouds -- the Idaho Experiment). Jeff French and Bart Geerts from the UW Department of Atmospheric Science were interviewed about their cloud-seeding research.

UW is attempting to recruit more Native American students by offering support services, reported Wyoming Public Radio.

The Sheridan Press reported on the results of a survey of Sheridan High School’s class of 2017. Forty students reported that they plan to attend UW.

The Sheridan Press also noted that Tera Thomas, of Sheridan, is among UW students who will work on various Wyoming Conservation Corps projects this summer.

The CS-T reported that Hannah Jang-Condell, UW assistant professor, and four students helped discover one of the hottest planets yet found. The team collected data for the study, which was first published in the journal Nature.

Wyoming Public Media interviewed Anne Alexander, UW associate vice president for undergraduate education, about UW’s No. 14 ranking by the Wall Street Journal for helping students improve their critical-thinking skills.

The Boomerang noted that Boston Brass, a world-renowned brass quintet, led a summer intensive last week at UW for collegiate and professional-level brass musicians.  

The Boomerang also featured the UW Summer Programs concert series, which offers free, weekly concerts featuring local and regional acts.

UW junior quarterback Josh Allen, an NFL draft prospect, was profiled in The Denver Post.

The CS-T reported that the UW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were honored as Scholar All-America teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Karla Contreras and Maria Harutjunjan were selected as Scholar All-Americans.

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