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UW in the News


October 28, 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.

UW’s low tuition rates were mentioned in a Yahoo! News story about student financial aid availability not keeping up with tuition fees. NBC News also mentioned UW having the lowest tuition fees.

UW President Bob Sternberg offered 10 tips on how “not to blow a job interview” in an academia setting in a column published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Gov. Matt Mead told The Wyoming Tribune Eagle that he still will seek salary increases for UW employees and will not ask state agencies for further budget cuts.

A Casper Star-Tribune editorial praised UW President Bob Sternberg for his recent column about properly preparing students for higher education.

UW student researchers and the Wyoming Technology Business Center were both featured in a Wyoming Tribune Eagle story, touting how their work can impact the world.

A Casper Star-Tribune editorial praised the work of former UW College of Business Dean Brent Hathaway, who started a Wyoming Business Hall of Fame.

UW’s goal to develop a Tier 1 engineering program in the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science was detailed in a Laramie Boomerang article.

The Casper Star-Tribune picked up UW’s release about the university receiving a $1.2 million NSF Robert Noyce Award to certify 70 new science and mathematics teachers in the state during the next five years.

Anna Zajacova, UW Department of Sociology assistant professor, was profiled in a Wyoming Tribune Eagle article. Zajacova’s research indicates people with more education lead a healthier lifestyle.

Highlands Ranch News noted that several Denver metro STEM students recently visited a UW pathology lab for hands-on training that they can apply to their respective science classes.

UW Economist Anne Alexander was quoted in The Laramie Boomerang about Wyoming’s economy and the slow growth during the second quarter of the fiscal year.

The Billings Gazette noted that Gary Beauvais, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database director at UW, says fungus is killing a Wyoming bat species, which may be put on the endangered list.

Bart Geerts, a professor in the UW Department of Atmospheric Science, is leading a study to better understand why so much lake-effect snow falls on the shores of Lake Ontario in northern New York state, according to a UW release broadcast by KGAB Radio.

Wyoming Public Media picked up a UW release noting that attorney and Professor Walter Echo-Hawk spoke about Native American rights during Law Week, sponsored by the College of Law.

Mariah Ehmke, a UW Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics associate professor, has a grant to study the business of beekeeping in the state, according to Wyoming Public Media.

Basin Radio Network carried UW’s release announcing the university’s recent one-day free Saturday U event in Gillette.

Andrew Garner, UW Department of Political Science assistant professor, was interviewed by The Casper Star-Tribune about Sen. Enzi introducing three bills targeted to avoid another U.S. budget crisis.

The Casper Journal noted that the UW American Heritage Center loaned Fort Caspar Museum officials classic science fiction movies and posters from the 1950s for a display that can be seen through Nov. 30.

The Casper Star-Tribune profiled quality control business practice guru W. Edwards Deming, a UW alumnus.

UW College of Law Professor Larry MacDonnell was quoted in a Sheridan Press story about water rights along the Tongue River, involving Wyoming and Montana ranchers.

Sheridan Media.com interviewed UW Professor Paul Flesher about last weekend’s Saturday U program at Gillette College.

The Fremont County news site, County 10, noted that UW hosted an informational online session for students interested in the health care profession.

Wyoming Public Media noted that UW Department of English Lecturer Nina McConigley has a book “Cowboys and East Indians” that tells stories about a variety of Indian characters living in Wyoming.

National online website Rant Sports featured St. Louis rookie pitcher Michael Wacha, whose younger brother, Lucas, is a starting redshirt freshman middle linebacker for the UW Cowboys football team.

The Oregonian quoted UW American Heritage Center Director Mark Greene in a story about local Oregon counties converting their old records to be available online.

UW’s Veterans Services Center plans to honor fallen military veterans Nov. 11, according to KGAB Radio.

Iowa Farmer Today noted that UW’s Sustainable Agriculture Research Extension Center in Lingle helped in a study that said properly managed forage supplies have the potential to increase rib-eye area in grass-fed steers by 25 percent.

A registered dietician plans to work with the Sheridan County Research and Extension Center and private physicians to decipher how genetic testing for nutrition optimization can be used in the community, according to The Sheridan Press.

The Prairie Star notes that UW and Colorado State University researchers are working to curb cheatgrass, an invasive weed species.

UW’s marching band, Western Thunder, is working to match a $100,000 gift from the McMurry Foundation, according to a UW announcement carried by the online news site County 10.

K2 Radio picked up UW’s release about the university’s new Facebook page.

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