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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:
The UW Board of Trustees opted to wait until its July meeting to make a decision about changes in the university’s tuition policy and financial aid for 2020-21, The Laramie Boomerang reported. The proposed policy calls for no increase in the tuition rate for Wyoming resident undergraduates, with an 8 percent increase for nonresident undergraduates. Additionally, the proposal would add $1 million for need-based aid for Wyoming resident undergraduates.
The UW Housing Task Force listened to the university’s initial plan that suggests building three residence halls, each housing between 350-400 students, between the Wyoming Union parking lot and Lewis Street along the west side of 15th Street, according to The Boomerang.
UW plans to restart a program that trains future career technical education teachers, The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) reported. The university eliminated the program two years ago amid budget cuts.
Interesting Engineering rated UW’s program among the top five petroleum engineering schools in the U.S. The article said petroleum engineers could look forward to job stability and the potential to make a higher-than-average income.
UW economist Rob Godby discussed, with Wyoming Public Radio, Cloud Peak Energy’s decision to file for bankruptcy and what it means for the company’s creditors and payment of back taxes to Campbell and Converse counties.
Buckrail published UW’s release noting that changes to alpine streams fed by glaciers and snowfields due to a warming climate threaten to dramatically alter the types of bacteria and other microbes in those streams. Lusha Tronstad, research scientist with UW’s Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, was among researchers detailing the discovery.
UW researchers collaborated with University of Cincinnati colleagues to develop an algorithm to safeguard electronic devices, reported The Oak Tribune, an online news source based in New York. The novel development prevents hackers from detecting variations of power, stealing data and encrypted information.
Northern Wyoming News published UW’s media release featuring UW students DeLancey and Shelby Hodges, of Worland. The twin siblings, who were inseparable growing up, graduated from UW last weekend.
The Boomerang profiled Debbie Swierczek, a credentials analyst in UW’s Office of the Registrar, who earned her bachelor’s degree from UW last Saturday after starting classes 18 years ago. Swierczek is the recipient of the Outstanding Balanced Academic Award, which is given by UW to students who “balance strength in scholarly achievement with extracurricular achievement in a way that is unusually impressive.”
UW and local community college personnel are helping educators prepare new computer science curricula with in-service training and classes as the state moves forward with new computer science standards, Ed Scoop reported.
Blueprint, a Nigerian newspaper, interviewed Aisha Balogun, a UW computer science junior from Nigeria, about her experiences attending a school in the United States. Balogun says she wants to return to her home country after graduation to give back what she has learned at UW.
Scott Quillinan, director of research for UW’s School of Energy Resources, discussed with Montana Public Radio UW’s and industry partners’ investigation into the feasibility of large-scale carbon dioxide capture and storage projects.
The Boomerang reported that UW would create four new jobs as part of its “No More” campaign, which provides more resources to prevent and respond to sexual assault on campus. The San Francisco Chronicle published a similar article.
UW Department of Visual Arts Professor Alyson Hagy discussed her new book, “Scribe,” with The Jackson Hole News and Guide.
The Boomerang reported that Gov. Mark Gordon told the UW Board of Trustees that the university should tap its research capabilities, especially those at the School of Energy Resources, for carbon sequestration and become a leader in combating climate change.
Four Pine Bluffs High School seniors participated in “Signing Day,” a commitment to attend UW this fall, reported The Pine Bluffs Post.
County 10 reported that UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing students recently participated in the National Outdoor Leadership School Wilderness Medicine for the Professional Practitioner program.
Andrew Kniss, UW plant sciences professor, was interviewed by Sugar Producer about the possible elimination of glyphosate -- a widely used herbicide that controls broadleaf weeds and grasses used in Roundup.
Matthew Fox, an assistant professor in the UW Department of Management and Marketing, told The CS-T he doesn’t think there’s much of an economic impact of having a downtown corridor in Casper be mostly empty on Sundays. He said people figure out they should shop on Saturdays instead.
Troy Cassity, a management junior from Riverton, was among students mentioned in a UW release published on Wind River Radio Network’s website. Cassity was among UW DECA students receiving awards at the national convention.