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UW in the News

October 30, 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 retired atmospheric science Professor Terry Deshler was quoted in a Forbes article about why cloud seeding wouldn’t produce much-needed rain as a prevention method in controlling the latest fires in California.

Christine McKibbin, director of UW’s Wyoming Geriatric Education Center, was featured on a TV program produced by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. She talked about a project underway in Montana and Wyoming that focuses on spreading knowledge and building health care capacity in rural and underserved communities.

Washington Monthly selected UW No. 14 on its annual list of “Most Innovative Colleges for Adult Learners.” UW was selected “for its affordability, its high loan repayment rate and its services for adults, who make up nearly a third of the student body.” UW also has a staff dedicated to “connecting older students with academic and economic resources.”

In another survey, Times Higher Education (THE) ranked UW No. 90 among the “Top 100 Public Universities in the United States.” The criteria focused on the emphasis on student outcomes and student engagement. THE has nearly five decades of experience as a source of analysis and insight on higher education.

U.S. News and World Report reprinted an article announcing that Clean Coal Technologies Inc. (CCTI), a clean-energy company that uses patented technology to convert coal into a cleaner burning and more efficient fuel, will team with the UW School of Energy Resources to further develop the performance and commercial potential of CCTI’s coal-beneficiation technology. Also reporting the news were Brazil Business Today and Mining Connection. Click here to read UW’s release, which was reprinted on KGWN TV’s website.

The Laramie Boomerang interviewed UW’s Jon Benson, Wyoming Technology Business Center CEO, about the Fisher Innovation Challenge, which was designed to foster a competitive environment for students with startup business ideas.

The UW Board of Trustees approved a new committee designating three of its members to review everything the Office of Academic Affairs or the Division of Student Affairs brings before the board, The Boomerang reported.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) covered a legislative minerals committee meeting that focused on capturing carbon dioxide from power plants and using it to stimulate older oil fields. Steve Carpenter, UW Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute director, appeared before the committee.

The Boomerang noted UW’s Geological Museum and Coe Library’s efforts to digitize roughly 5,000 specimens from the museum’s rare fossil mammal collection. The project is aided by a $100,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. U.S. News and World Report also published the story.

The Coe Student Innovation Center in UW’s Coe Library, where students, faculty and staff have access to emerging design and fabrication technologies, recently opened, according to Wyoming Public Radio.

The Boomerang reported that UW Athletics and UW Information Technology are working with Verizon network engineers for short-term improvement for cellphone coverage during game days this fall.

UW’s Collegiate Chorale will represent the U.S. later this week during the 49th Annual Tolosa Choral Contest in Spain, which invites 16 choirs from across the globe to compete, The Boomerang noted. The Gillette News Record also carried the story.

The Boomerang reported that Emily Monago, UW’s first chief diversity officer, hosted a series of meetings with the UW and Laramie communities to gather input for diversity efforts.

The Northern Wyoming Daily News printed, on its website, UW’s release about the new class of students involved in the Wyoming Research Scholars Program.

Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Teddi Hofmann, a senior project coordinator in UW’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, about the college’s new mentoring program that pairs female engineering undergraduates with experienced female engineers.

Sheridan Media interviewed Chad Baldwin, UW’s associate vice president for communications and marketing, about UW’s recent $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The funds will advance research activities associated with the UW Sensory Biology Center.

The CS-T noted UW’s Homecoming last week, highlighting several of the main events on campus.

KOTA TV and The Seattle Times were among media outlets that reported that Larry Gubbels, of Douglas, has resigned from the UW Board of Trustees because of health issues.

UW economist Anne Alexander will moderate this week’s Southeast Economic Forecast Luncheon in Cheyenne, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported.

The Gillette News Record reprinted UW’s release on UW engineering graduate Rob Streeter’s upcoming Antarctica research trip. The Gillette News Record also reprinted UW’s release about a second genus of plants that was named in honor of Ron Hartman, an emeritus professor of botany at UW.

UW’s popular one-day lecture series -- Saturday U -- at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West last weekend, was previewed in The Cody Enterprise.

The Garden City Telegram noted that Sasha Skiba, a UW associate professor of economics, was the keynote speaker at the recent Kansas Economic Policy Conference.

KGAB Radio and KGWN TV reprinted UW’s release noting that a student had been hospitalized last week after being diagnosed with meningitis. Joanne Steane, UW Student Health Service director, was quoted in the article.


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