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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 coverage:
UW geologists Brad Carr and Ken Sims are among scientists studying how life might have originated on Earth by studying the ecosystem inside Yellowstone National Park, according to News Live TV and The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T).
The CS-T also reported that UW marketing and finance Associate Professor Elizabeth Minton and her husband, Daniel, recently were recognized by Guinness World Records for erecting a two-person tent with a time of 1 minute and 7 seconds.
UW literacy doctoral student Dilnoza Khasilova was featured on My5 Channel news in her native Uzbekistan for her work initiating the UW World Language and Culture Program.
The Laramie Boomerang noted that a Cheyenne legislator is introducing a bill that would require out-of-state tuition to be at least 20 percent higher than in-state tuition at both UW and Wyoming community colleges.
UW economist Rob Godby is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about how PacifiCorp, controlled by Warren Buffett, wants to charge some California consumers for upgrades to coal plants in Wyoming and Colorado.
The Boomerang reported that legislators will consider changing the requirements for the Hathaway Scholarship for high school students looking to focus on career and technical education at UW and the state’s community colleges.
Associate Professor Jonathan Brant is quoted in a U.S. News & World Report story about plans by the U.S. Department of Energy to spend $100 million over the next five years to create a research and development hub on desalination, a process that converts sea water and brackish inland water into freshwater.
The Billings Gazette reported that a judge ruled in favor of UW in a case involving guns being carried on university property.
UW scientists’ research on how gender separation affects mice’s sense of smell continues to receive media attention, including from the news website Brinkwire.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW law Professor Michael Duff on how legislators will deal with air ambulance costs and who should absorb the high fees.
UW marketing Professor Mark Peterson’s five years of research revealed that U.S. citizens aren’t as divided on energy issues as media reporting would indicate, reported The CS-T.
The CS-T also reported that UW is closing an office in Jackson but will maintain services in Teton County.
The UW Department of Psychology and the Wyoming Center on Aging received an $866,453, three-year grant from the Administration for Community Living to partner with local organizations to enhance dementia-capable care, reported >The Gillette News Record.
A Boomerang story noted the university’s Buy-WY Initiative, which aims to make it easier for Wyoming businesses to sell goods and services to UW.
PETA is hoping that colleges nationwide ban the use of live animals as mascots -- including UW’s “Cowboy Joe” pony -- after Texas’ longhorn steer attacked Georgia’s bulldog during last week’s bowl game, reported Sweetwater NOW.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release announcing that entrepreneurship education expert Patrick Kreiser is the new Rile Chair of Entrepreneurship and Leadership in the UW College of Business.
Sheridan County commissioners recently signed an agreement with UW on the partnership between the university and the local Wyoming Technology Business Center, reported The Sheridan Press.
KGAB Radio published UW’s release announcing that the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities is offering a course on maintaining relationships for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities in Albany County.
The CS-T noted that Cody resident and former UW track athlete Quinn Rivera was selected as a contestant in Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new NBC show, “The Titan Games.” He was eliminated in the first round of competition.
Former UW football player and Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano is a candidate for the vacant Denver Broncos head coach position, reported Isports.