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UW in the News

January 8, 2018

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 economist Rob Godby was interviewed by The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) about Wyoming’s long-term economic forecast.

Wyoming Public Media interviewed Godby about factors that have influenced Wyoming’s energy industries.

Wyoming Business Report profiled UW instructor Mike Borowczak and some students from “Computer Science 2030.” Borowczak, a UW computer science professor of practice and director of the Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR) center, said he tries to create assignments that students might see in the workforce.

UW Professor Gregg Cawley, interviewed in an Associated Press article, said that the case against Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities, could soon be tossed out, which would be seen by many as a victory for states’ rights. The New Haven Register and Oregon’s Bend Bulletin published the article.

High Country News also interviewed Cawley for an article about Karen Budd-Falen, a Wyoming attorney who is a candidate to lead the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

The Valley Daily Post, which bills itself as northern New Mexico’s news hub, republished a story about a team of UW researchers that developed a wildfire behavior model that may help fire managers in near real time.

UW and Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel recently demonstrated new connected vehicle technology to show how vehicles and roadside units can communicate road information and alerts to travelers in near real time, reported Construction Equipment Guide.

UW students are working this semester on a project to ensure campus safety, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

Wyo4News published UW’s release on the livestock judging team’s eighth-place finish at the North American International Livestock Exposition. It was the team’s best finish in at least 30 years.

Members of Wyoming Motorsports, a recognized student organization at UW, are building an electric formula race car to enter it in the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Formula Hybrid Competition later this spring in New Hampshire, K2 Radio reported.

Sheridan Media and Wyoming Business Report published UW’s release on Dwight Lee Bates, a 1966 UW engineering graduate who was chosen as a Science Channel “Science Superhero” in December.

UW research that proves capsaicin can help curb weight gain was cited in an International Business Times article, titled “Is hot sauce the answer to quick weight loss?”

The Torrington Telegram published UW’s release announcing that Goshen County 4-H educator Megan Brittingham recently received the Newer Employee Award from UW Extension.

Joel Dvorak, Wyoming Center for Educational Leadership director at UW, said the state high school dropout rate would be noticeably higher without alternative schools, according to The Sheridan Press.

Wyoming Public Media noted that UW researchers Michael Pierce and Hannah Jang-Condell received grants from Indiana University and NASA worth almost $1 million to study exoplanets.

UW’s livestock judging team had its best season in more than 30 years last semester, according to The Fence Post, an agricultural-related publication.

The Fence Post also featured UW student Ty Shockley, of Wheatland. Shockley, who has a ranching background, served as an intern for Vice President Mike Pence last summer.

A program that helps veterans with tuition and fees would be reduced under a proposal that will be introduced in the coming legislative session. The reduction would affect veterans attending UW, according to The CS-T.

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