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UW in the News

July 10, 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 New York Times interviewed UW gender and women’s studies professor and state legislator Cathy Connolly about gender equality in politics. Connolly says the Wyoming legislative schedule in the winter was set up to accommodate ranchers and that the body is disproportionately composed of retired men.

UW economist Anne Alexander commented in a Bloomberg story on five states, including Wyoming, that have yet to recover from the latest recession. Alexander said the state’s tourism industry has bounced back, but the state’s energy sector has slumped since 2014. The Salt Lake Tribune also published the article.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) discussed with UW President Laurie Nichols how the university is proceeding after her first year in office, one that saw $41 million in budget cuts, faculty/staff buyouts, a drop in enrollment and the elimination of some programs.

UW Staff Senate representatives recently met with UW President Laurie Nichols to discuss wages, which have not increased for some university employees since 2008, reported The CS-T. Also publishing the story were U.S. News and World Report and Cheyenne’s KGAB Radio.

The Laramie Boomerang featured 2015 John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition winner Tabitha Briscoe, of Casper, whose Cruxx Climbing gear company is making strides in the industry.

Led by Randy Haas, anthropology postdoctoral researcher, a group of UW researchers led an international team that found humans lived permanently in high-elevation areas in the Andes Mountains more than 7,000 years ago, reported The CS-T. Fox News Science published a similar story.

The Boomerang interviewed Teddi Hofmann, UW College of Engineering and Applied Science outreach coordinator, about the college’s efforts to reach out to young students throughout the state and around the country, introducing them to the field of engineering.

UW athletics, especially football, was featured by USA Today and how Wyoming’s legislators help fund the construction of sports facilities and other expenditures. Guam Pacific Daily News also published the article.

WalletHub.com, a website that bills itself as a resource to help consumers make good financial decisions, interviewed UW management and marketing Professor Robert Sprague for a piece about credit cards for new businesses.

Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, discussed with Sheridan Media the university’s 2017-18 budget recently approved by the Board of Trustees.

Tera Thomas, of Sheridan, is among a group of UW students taking part in several restoration projects this summer through the Wyoming Conservation Corps, according to Sheridan Media. The corps is based at UW.

Sheridan Media reported that UW’s Sheridan Research and Extension Center recently was honored for outstanding service in the Cooperative Weather Observing Program for more than 100 years. The award was given by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service.

The $44 million High Altitude Performance Center is on schedule, and the $13.2 million second phase of the Arena-Auditorium project will be completed Oct. 16 before the start of the basketball season, according to The Boomerang.

Sheridan Media reported that UW President Laurie Nichols and Frank Galey, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources dean, attended the Sheridan Research and Extension Center’s field day last week.


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Chad Baldwin

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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