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UW in the News


April 15, 2013 — 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 where UW is making the news.

IEEE Spectrum published a story about soft robot evolution research that includes videos created by Jeff Clune, a UW assistant professor of computer science. NBCNews.com picked up the IEEE Spectrum story.

The new Knobloch Excellence Chair for Conservation Economics and Finance in the UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources was noted in WyoFile, the in-depth Wyoming news site.

The Billings Gazette picked up UW’s release noting that 14 UW students, along with other members of the Wyoming Army National Guard, were deployed last week to the Persian Gulf. The Laramie Boomerang featured the deployment ceremony.

Mick and Susie McMurry’s philanthropy efforts, including those for UW, were the subject of a profile in The Casper Star-Tribune.

KGWN TV was among several media outlets noting two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author David McCullough’s talk at UW this week.

UW is listed among the nation’s top high-elevation schools on schools.com rankings.

The Laramie Boomerang featured UW’s ACRES Student Farm, and also noted in the article that the agricultural field has become more diverse.

The fifth annual UW American Cancer Society Relay for Life raised $24,000 to support the society’s mission of saving lives from cancer, which was noted by KOWB Radio.

The Denver Business Journal noted UW is among teams competing in the annual Daniels Fund ethics competition.

Radio stations in the Townsquare Media group carried UW’s release announcing Department of Theatre and Dance Lecturer Sharon Huizinga’s nomination for one of Live Design magazine’s Excellence in Design awards.

The Laramie Boomerang carried UW’s release about the Fly Fishing Film Tour coming to the community.

UW’s “Take Back the Night,” which honors survivors and helps raise awareness of sexual violence in the community, is this week, noted Cheyenne’s KGAB Radio.

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