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UW in the News

August 5, 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.

Wyoming Public Media reported on John Oakey, a UW assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, receiving an NSF CAREER Award. Oakey will use his nearly $400,000 award to research tissue regeneration.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s visit to UW was the springboard for an Atlantic Monthly opinion on media coverage of the justices.

The Casper Star-Tribune featured an interview with UW President Bob Sternberg, touching on a variety of subjects.

UW Assistant Professor Jeff Clune’s work as a post-doctoral fellow at Cornell University was featured on the Science Channel’s “Through the Wormhole” hosted by actor Morgan Freeman. The episode was titled “Are Robots the Future of Human Evolution?” Due to a scheduling conflict, Clune was unable to be present for filming of the episode. Click here to view the video.

UW President Bob Sternberg’s article titled, “’Trust Me’ is Not Enough,” appeared in the July 31 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

UW History Professor Phil Roberts is quoted in an Associated Press article about division in the Republican Party resulting from the superintendent of public instruction controversy.

Another UW professor, political scientist Jim King, is quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune article on the possible impeachment of President Obama.

The Casper Star-Tribune mentioned that UW Art Museum personnel and others will decide how to best preserve Cody artist Harry Jackson’s work.

The Wyoming Technology Business Center at UW was profiled in a Laramie Boomerang feature article.

The Gillette News-Record noted that Logimesh Technologies, LLC, a technology start-up company, opened a branch office in the Wyoming Technology Business Center.

The Boomerang also compared the cost of attending UW with what students pay to attend college at other institutions.

Several outlets, including the Associated Press and the Wyoming Business Report, carried UW’s release on the selection of a contractor to build a new indoor golf practice facility.

Wyoming Public Media reported that Albany County law enforcement personnel trained on the UW campus on how best to respond to an active shooter.

Cheyenne’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Laramie County Community College is moving forward with plans to build a shared facility with UW on the LCCC campus.

The Cody Enterprise reports UW Extension personnel in Park County hosted a butterfly count on the Chief Joseph Highway last weekend.


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