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UW in the News

November 13, 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 reported that the fate of 15th Street is in the state Legislature’s hands after UW officials submitted a required report on the street’s possible closure.

Chris Boswell, UW vice president for governmental and community affairs, discussed with the Wyoming Legislature’s Select Committee on Capital Financing and Investments about funding UW’s Excellence in Higher Education Endowment, which is facing a shortfall. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published the article.

The Associated Press (AP) picked up a story in which Gov. Matt Mead said the state’s “economic storm” has passed, but UW economist Rob Godby said energy production in the state is now at a “new normal” and “more likely at a slow decline.” U.S. News and World Report also published the story.

UW President Laurie Nichols condemned the posting of anti-Semitic fliers on campus during Holocaust Awareness Week last week, reported The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) and Wyoming Public Radio. Nichols also praised UW students for their peaceful protest of controversial conservative speaker Dennis Prager last week. The Seattle Times, Washington Times, Democratic Underground and Oy Vey! also reprinted the article.

No violence or disruptions were reported during conservative Prager’s talk last week on the UW campus, reported The Boomerang.

The AP published a CS-T article noting that the U.S. military is expected to spend nearly $5 billion over the next 10-20 years in Cheyenne to modernize F.E. Warren Air Force Base’s intercontinental ballistic missiles system. UW economist Anne Alexander was quoted in the article.

The Seattle Times and Washington Times noted that UW’s College of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with a simulation company to build a state-of-the-art laboratory in the UW Engineering Education and Research Building, which is planned for completion in 2019.

UW’s release noting that university researchers studied inbred domestic ferrets and determined that, globally, the mammals have low genetic diversity was published in The Northern Wyoming Daily News.

Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Michael Wade, UW Student Educational Opportunity associate director, about what UW offers to first-generation higher education students. UW noted the first annual First-Generation College Celebration last week.

UW’s media release announcing the finalists of the latest Fisher Innovation Challenge competition was reprinted by Wyoming Business Report. UW’s Wyoming Technology Business Center sponsors the competition.

KGAB Radio, in Cheyenne, published, on its website, UW’s release announcing the finalists for the position of director of scholarships and financial aid.

The Boomerang previewed the UW Department of Theatre and Dance’s politically charged production of “Fascism! The Musical,” written and directed by the department’s faculty members.

Former Prime Minister of Denmark and Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen will give a speech on the UW campus this week, reported The Boomerang.

The CS-T reported that UW held a reading of names of fallen military veterans during Remembrance Day National Roll Call last Friday.

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