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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 Consensus Revenue Estimating Group predicted that Wyoming will see a large increase in revenue in the current 2019-2020 biennium, but UW economist Rob Godby cautions that the uptick could be short-lived, noted The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
The Laramie Boomerang reported that, to improve the College of Education, UW will need $18 million to $20 million in initial funding to overhaul the state’s system of producing teachers. Dean Ray Reutzel says funds are needed to implement UW’s Trustees Education Initiative that will produce quality teachers.
Reliable air service from a rural community to a large hub, like Denver or Salt Lake, means much more to local businesses, UW economist Rob Godby says in a Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) article. Gillette business owners said that improved airline services would help the economy recover.
The Billings Gazette noted that the UW Board of Trustees will consider creating a new major in construction management during this week’s meeting. The proposed program is through the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering in UW’s College of Engineering and Applied Science. U.S. News and World Report also published the article.
UW’s release announcing the groundbreaking of the new $100 million Science Initiative facility this week was published on the Wyo4News website.
Dubai News Today reported that UW’s Eric Nigh and Anthony Ogden were among the Knowledge Exchange Institute’s faculty steering committee that met with officials from American University of Ras Al Khaimah to explore possible student exchange programs with U.S. universities.
UW Professor Jim King was quoted in a China Daily article noting the significance of Mike Yin being elected the first Asian legislator in Wyoming. Yin will represent Teton County.
The Powell Tribune reported that five UW archaeology students are cleaning the fossilized bones of a mammoth that was found near Cody at the Buffalo Bill State Park and Reservoir.
UW’s release announcing the hiring of four new faculty members as part of a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation grant the university received to study microbes was published on Sheridan Media’s website.
The CS-T reported that UW is unlikely to tear down existing fraternity/sorority houses as part of constructing new residence halls.
UW ROTC student Kristen Welch was awarded the Wyoming Military Department’s Heroes Among Us award for her actions in assisting a badly injured motorist in Sybille Canyon, reported The Boomerang.
Arizona Foothills Magazine quoted UW Professor Enette Larson-Meyer, who said that breakfast is still the most important meal of the day, and should consist of carbohydrates, fruit and protein.
HighBeam Research published UW’s release announcing Geography Awareness Week events.
Wyoming high school football championships were played at War Memorial Stadium on the UW campus last weekend.
Last week’s new “Gotta’ Go Buffalo” 5K fun run was to help raise funds for UW College of Law students who want to attend national competitions, The Boomerang reported.