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UW in the News

August 14, 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 President Laurie Nichols was among the guests for the dedication of the new supercomputer “Cheyenne” at the National Center for Atmospheric Research-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne, reported Wyoming Public Media. It is the 22nd most powerful computer in the world.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) noted that UW’s High Bay Research Facility will be officially unveiled this week. KPVI TV also carried the story.

The UW Board of Trustees approved the appointment of UW’s first associate vice provost for enrollment management during its meeting last week, The CS-T, KGAB Radio and KULR8 TV in Billings, Mont., reported. Kyle Moore will begin his new duties Aug. 23.

KGAB Radio also reported on the various eclipse activities that UW has planned across the state.

Atlanta’s Fox 5 News noted that the first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever Stamp took place at UW June 20.

Alaska Native News reported on UW Professor Merav Ben-David’s research that shows increased sea ice drift puts polar bears on a faster-moving treadmill, which causes the bears to expend more energy.

Matthew Lehmitz, a UW graduate student in botany from Laramie, is an astronaut candidate with NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog. KGWN TV posted on its website UW’s release announcing the honor.

The Laramie Boomerang featured Wyoming Pathways from Prison, a collaboration between UW and the Wyoming Department of Corrections. The program better prepares inmates for life after prison. Wyoming Public Media also had a similar story.

Curbed, an online real estate publication, interviewed Anthony Denzer, head of the UW Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, in a story about 20th century architect Arthur Brown’s “desert modern” designs. Brown refined passive solar techniques to store the sun’s heat for cold nights in Tucson, Ariz.

UW mathematics Professor Eric Moorhouse was quoted in a University of Delaware story about a graph theory conference held at that university last week.

The Cody Enterprise published a UW release in which Cole Ehmke, UW Extension agricultural entrepreneurship specialist, said many economic opportunities are available to Wyoming residents as the solar eclipse nears.

Seven UW students, who are members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps, collaborated with the Bureau of Land Management to support conservation of the northern Red Desert, according to Wyo4News. The crew placed 113 signs indicating the boundary for five of the nine wilderness study areas during the 10-day project in July.

WyoFile interviewed UW Assistant Professor Kevin Monteith about the high mortality rate of fawn deer in the Wyoming Range.

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