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UW in the News


November 25, 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 release on upgrades to the King Air research plane was carried by the Miami Herald.

The Casper Star-Tribune noted that UW’s budget requests remain the same for the coming legislative session, according to Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dick McGinity, who has assumed the duties of the university’s president.

Less than 60 days before he was assassinated, President John F. Kennedy spoke at UW’s War Memorial Fieldhouse, an appearance noted in remembrance articles in The Riverton Ranger and Casper Star-Tribune.

The Laramie Boomerang profiled on the front page Dick McGinity, interim vice president for academic affairs, who is fulfilling the duties of president. Wyoming Public Media reported on McGinity’s talk to the Laramie Rotary Club.

UW research to convert beetle-killed trees into gasoline was the focus of a feature article in WyoFile, the in-depth Wyoming news site.

Colorado’s Boulder County Business Report published a feature article about work underway at UW’s Energy Innovation Center.

UW’s release about a major gift to renovate the university’s planetarium was broadcast by the radio station group, Sheridan Media.

Cheyenne radio station KGAB and its sister stations in Casper and Laramie broadcast UW’s release about expanded capabilities of UW’s King Air research plane.

Wyoming Business Report published a story about UW receiving a $1.2 million NSF grant to develop an advanced form of lidar that would be used with UW’s King Air research aircraft to study storms at night. WBR’s story linked to UW’s press release on the subject.

UW’s King Air research plane also is contributing to a project to understand the conditions that contribute to lake-effect snowfall in the Great Lakes region, according to the Webwire, the Internet news distribution site. The National Science Foundation website and Phys.org also carried stories on the subject.

The Associated Press distributed to its affiliates UW’s news release about the purchase of the lease for the UW Plaza, the retail area east of campus. AP also reported on UW’s new plans to retain students after their first year at UW.

UW’s Sustainability Committee organized a community forum to discuss options for glass recycling, the Laramie Boomerang reported.

The agricultural publication, Western Farmer-Stockman, reported on UW herbicide resistance research.

The Gillette News Record noted that Noe Torres-Chacon is among 10 UW students benefiting from a Rocky Mountain Power Foundation grant.

The UW Department of English and Outreach School will offer a second distance master’s program in English next summer, according to Hispanic Business.com.

UW’s production of "Carmina Burana" was performed last week at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts, according to The Casper-Star Tribune.

The Business Farmer carried a feature story on UW’s meat laboratory, which gives university students hands-on experience in a full-fledged packing plant.

UW anthropologist Marcel Kornfeld has a new book about the earliest inhabitants of Colorado, “The First Rocky Mountaineers: Coloradans before Colorado,” according to Sheridan Media.com.

KGAB Radio reported that binge drinking among UW students declined the past year.

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