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UW in the News

January 16, 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’s 10-year housing plan will be presented for approval by the Board of Trustees during its Thursday meeting, according to The Laramie Boomerang. The Joint Appropriations Committee had the chance to question UW officials on the plan’s key aspects during a committee meeting earlier in the week.

The Casper Star-Tribune noted that the housing plan could cost as much as $245 million, which includes demolishing some residence halls, while renovating others.

The Boomerang reported the UW Board of Trustees will discuss the full findings of a recently completed capacity study during its meeting later this week. The Seattle Times republished an Associated Press version of the article.

UW will host a series of diversity workshops for faculty, staff and students, reported Billings television station KULR and U.S. News and World Report.

National Public Radio interviewed Kevin Inouye, a UW Department of Theatre and Dance assistant professor, who teaches acting, movement and stage combat, about how best to avoid injury when falling on an icy sidewalk. Boston radio station WBUR also aired the segment.

The personal finance website Wallet Hub interviewed Pawan Jain, UW finance assistant professor, for a pair of question-and-answer articles on secured credit cards and tips on credit repairing.

WyoFile interviewed Suzan Pritchett, UW law associate professor, in an article on people detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement who may not have sufficient access to lawyers and advocates if they are jailed in rural southwestern Wyoming. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle interviewed UW graduate student Jose Rivas who is worried a proposed immigration holding center in Uinta County would mean stricter immigration crackdowns.

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue events were highlighted in The Boomerang.

Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Marty Martinez, UW Veterans Services Center project coordinator, about the services offered to military veterans.

UW archaeological students are working with Cody’s Buffalo Bill Center of the West to research archaeological materials not typically found in most of Wyoming and the Mountain West, noted Wyoming Public Radio.

Wyoming Public Radio reported that Reinette Tendore has been hired as UW’s new Native American Program adviser.

UW’s release announcing the annual GRO-Biz Conference and Idea Expo next month in Rock Springs was published by Wyoming Business Report and Wyo4 News. The event, for small-business owners and entrepreneurs, includes networking opportunities and assistance with valuable resources.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide interviewed UW Police Chief Mike Samp about the growing popularity of vaping among students, at both the high school and college levels.

In an Associated Press article published by The Kaplan Herald, UW Professor Gregg Cawley said he doubted that the Justice Department will appeal the dismissal of Cliven Bundy’s case. Bundy is the Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities in 2014.

Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW College of Law Associate Professor Tara Righetti about a Wyoming Supreme Court mineral rights case involving overlapping federal leases in the Powder River Basin.

A Cheyenne teacher is using her classroom technology skills on her students, thanks to an engineering summer program for teachers that was offered by UW last summer, reported The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Wyo4 News cited a UW Department of Athletics study indicating that the football program’s media coverage was listed “at over $46 million.”

UW has a heavy presence at the annual National Western Stock Show, now underway in Denver, reported The Tribune Eagle.

The Boomerang reported that UW’s Outdoor Program hosted a three-day “Wilderness First Responder Recertification” course on campus.


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