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UW in the News


September 16, 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.

The Washington Post reported that UW Professor Alyson Hagy would be among the speakers at National Book Festival.

Yahoo! Finance noted that UW’s Petroleum Engineering Program is highly regarded within the industry. The program was mentioned in an article about the “hot college majors that lead to jobs.”

The Laramie Boomerang reported that Gov. Matt Mead supports a pay raise for UW employees. His comments came at last week’s Board of Trustees meeting.

UW President Bob Sternberg was quoted in a Psychology Today article on secrets for finding and keeping lifelong love. He also responded to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle about a U.S. News and World Report ranking of the university.

UW’s release about UW Animal Science Professor Stephen Ford’s $1.5 million grant to study ways to reduce maternal obesity was picked up by Sheridan Media.com and by KOWB radio.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that residents have the opportunity to learn about Wyoming’s renewable energy projects on a guided tour offered by Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky program and UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute.

Todd Surovell, UW Department of Anthropology associate professor, was the main speaker at last week’s meeting of the Casper Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society, according to The Casper Journal.

The Laramie Boomerang and K2 Radio reported that researchers at UW and Aarhus University in Denmark teamed up to map underground aquifers in the Laramie and Snowy ranges.

UW President Bob Sternberg scheduled his second “town hall” meeting on campus, according to The Laramie Boomerang. The Boomerang also noted a “topping-off” ceremony for the new Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui is the first writer-in-residence in the UW MFA Program in Creative Writing this semester, according to Wyoming Public Media. Greek Life Program Coordinator Kate Steiner tells WPM that numbers are up for sororities and fraternities on campus,

A study recommends that UW offer more study abroad opportunities and for more university faculty to research and teach abroad, according to a UW release appearing in The Casper Star-Tribune.

In a “Wonders of Wyoming” segment, the history of UW’s Knight Hall was featured on K2 Radio.

The Cody Enterprise noted that a book with more than 200 photos chronicling the history of UW is the subject of a talk in the Park County Library this week.

UW ROTC cadets presented the colors during a 9/11 ceremony at one of Laramie’s fire department stations, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

TMCnet.com, an online website for networking, carried UW’s release about the e2e program’s speaker, Neal Sample, chief information officer, Enterprise Growth, for American Express.

The UW Athletics Department has rebranded its official student fan organization as the Wild Bunch, according to an Associated Press story picked up by The Houston Chronicle.

The Casper Star-Tribune noted that artist Neltje’s latest exhibition is now on display at the UW Art Museum.

The UW Nordic ski club team has been invited to compete in the world University games in Trentino, Italy later this year, according to a university release picked up by The San Francisco Chronicle. The Chronicle also carried the UW Biodiversity Institute awards.

The Laramie Boomerang says UW administration vacancies could be filled by the end of September.

Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium is ranked sixth in the best designed football fields, according to the website FootballScoop.com and picked up by Cheyenne’s KFBC Radio.

Wyoming Public Media interviewed Christine Porter, Division of Kinesiology and Health assistant professor, and her $5 million grant to conduct a study of the health benefits of gardening in local communities.

UW’s Gary Beauvais, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database director, was interviewed by The Casper Star-Tribune about grizzly bear diet and the future of the bears on the endangered species list.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle picked up UW’s release about UW nursing graduate Emily Bandel, who turned an internship at the famed Mayo Clinic into a full-time position.

The Casper-Star Tribune interviewed UW College of Law School Dean Steve Easton about reasons technology has reduced the number of attorneys being hired nationwide.

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