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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 Laramie Boomerang reported that the UW Board of Trustees approved a budget of $33.4 million to move forward with a number of construction projects related to the planned revamping of the university’s residence halls.
UW law Professor Sam Kalen told WyoFile that Wyoming and Montana’s joint petition to the U.S. Supreme Court that aims to enable a West Coast coal port expansion project faces an uphill legal battle.
The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) noted that a new UW president could be named in early March. Three finalists will be on campus later this month for individual interviews. Oil City News and SweetwaterNOW published UW’s release on the announcement.
UW Acting President Neil Theobald was interviewed by The Rocket Miner on a variety of subjects during the university’s “The World Needs More Cowboys -- and So Does Wyoming” marketing campaign events in Sweetwater County Jan. 24-25.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide noted that, to celebrate Wyoming women in the 20th century, two exhibitions are on display at the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum. One of the exhibitions is “Wyoming Women” from UW’s American Heritage Center.
UW scientists are part of a statewide research project in Colorado to study how human recreation affects the health of elk herds, according to The Steamboat Pilot & Today. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is heading the project with UW and the U.S. Forest Service. CBS4Denver published a similar article on its website.
Wyo4News published UW’s release noting that the College of Education’s online master’s degree programs are ranked among the top 100 of U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best Online Programs for 2020.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported that UW graduate Ryan Prouty, a manager of mission integration and operations for NASA, is the first speaker for the community’s Wyoming Stargazing’s 2020 speaker series. She has been involved with the International Space Station for several years.
UW Professor Leah Hardy will have an exhibition for the Nicolaysen Art Museum’s “The Year of the Woman” series, reported The CS-T.
Zachary Taylor, a UW School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies assistant lecturer, was interviewed by Wyoming Public Radio for a segment, titled “Real Estate Business Caters to Conservatives Looking for ‘Redder’ Pastures.” Nevada’s KUNR Public Radio published the segment on its website.
Oil City News published UW’s release announcing that the Cheyenne Regional Health System has donated $250,000 to create a nursing faculty position in the UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing to help enhance nursing education in the region.
UW’s American Heritage Center and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West have established the Peter K. Simpson Fellowship on the American West. Big Horn Basin Radio published UW’s release noting that the new collaboration will fund original research advancing knowledge, understanding and passion about the history and myths of the American West.
The CS-T interviewed UW Professor Bruce Parkinson about another commercial solar farm that is being proposed in Sweetwater County.
UW students from Cody are among 22 students enrolled in the Wyoming-WWAMI Medical Education Program. The Cody Enterprise published UW’s release noting that the students received their white coats in a recent ceremony, signifying a transition to the clinical phase of their education.
Wyo4News published UW’s release detailing the Jackalope, a small sailboat that was originally constructed by UW Lab School students. After more than two years dry-docked, the small vessel was relaunched from a tiny atoll in the Solomon Islands.
Both UW men’s and women’s cross country teams were selected as all-academic teams by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, reported The CS-T. Laramie native Christopher Henry also earned individual accolades. The Cowgirls had a 3.5 team grade-point average, and the Cowboys had a 3.19.