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UW in the News

August 7, 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:

CBS News quoted UW energy economist Chuck Mason about the Keystone XL pipeline, which faces major hurdles because of the current price climate. Mason said, unless there is a massive improvement in technology for processing Canadian crude oil, the pipeline may not be built. The Sacramento Bee and The Minneapolis Star Tribune also published similar articles.

UW is among six colleges/universities honored as “Models of Excellence” by University Business magazine, a leading publication for academic senior managers. Criteria include improving academic outcomes, expanding college access, improving retention, financial literacy/responsibility, adjustment to college life, boosting graduation rates, and career preparation and guidance life skills attainment.

KGAB Radio published UW’s release noting that UW faculty will be featured in a five-minute segment replicating an experiment that provided one of the earliest confirmations of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The documentary will be featured in an IMAX film focusing on the total solar eclipse.

UW plant sciences Assistant Professor Gustavo Sbatella was killed in a motorcycle accident in Nevada, reported The Las Vegas Review Journal. Sbatella worked at the Powell Research and Extension Center. Laramie Live and K2 Radio also reported on the accident.

UW Department of Economics and Finance economist Alexandre Skiba discussed with The Torrington Telegram what the effects of an increase in tariffs on some U.S. beef products by Japan will have on local producers.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle and The Laramie Boomerang reported that UW is looking at ways to increase the number of Wyoming residents with college degrees or postsecondary certificates to help boost the state’s economy.

Wyoming Public Media interviewed UW Assistant Research Scientist Samantha Dwinnell and UW Assistant Professor Kevin Monteith in a story about a mule deer study in the Wyoming Range.

In a UW release, Cole Ehmke, UW Extension agricultural entrepreneurship specialist, said many economic opportunities are still available to Wyoming residents as the solar eclipse approaches. High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal published UW’s release.

WyoSports reported that former UW standout Mason Finley placed third in the discus at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships.

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