UW in the News
January 21, 2014 — 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.
Dick McGinity was named UW’s 25th president by the university’s Board of Trustees, according to Wyoming Public Media and The Laramie Boomerang, which were among several media outlets carrying the news.
NBC News Science will feature a series of videos exploring the science and engineering of the Winter Olympics, including a segment featuring Sarah Konrad, a Winter Olympian and UW glaciologist, who will discuss how humidity and temperature help form snow.
Yahoo! News noted that UW has the lowest in-state tuition and fees, making it the least expensive public college in the country.
KGAB Radio and Casper Star-Tribune were among media outlets carrying a story noting that Gov. Matt Mead supports Dick McGinity as UW’s president. The comments were made at the Wyoming Press Association’s convention at the UW Conference Center.
The academic and research community website, The Conversation, carried UW Adjunct Professor Steve Amstrup’s piece about the continuing rise of Earth’s temperature, which poses a problem for polar bears’ survival in the wilderness.
Solving natural resource challenges in the West is the focus of Western Confluence magazine from the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at UW, according to KGWN TV and FindLaw, an online website for legal professionals.
The Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center, based at UW, sponsors regular workshops for small business owners, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.
Rep. Rosie Berger told Sheridan Media.com that pay raises for state employees, including UW employees, will be addressed during the coming legislative budget session.
The Riverton Ranger noted a UW-sponsored writing contest on the theme of “Water in Wyoming,” which is open to UW and Wyoming community college students.
The Wyoming Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Program at UW, which helps small businesses in the state get more federal grants, was the subject of a Wyoming Public Media story.
Wyoming Public Radio featured Teffany Fegler, UW Student Educational Opportunity Center coordinator in Ethete, who helps students achieve their dream of receiving a college degree.
UW Professor Scott Shaw nominated Laurie Graves as one of the two Wyoming Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching awards, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.
The Sheridan Press noted that UW will host some of the Wyoming All-State Music Festival this week.
The UW Art Museum’s “Through the Looking Glass: The Portrait of the Artist and Kimonos: Strappo Prints by Harold Garde,” will be in Lander, according to a Lander Art Center press release.
Wyoming Public Media featured Studio WYO, a student organization that brings local bands to campus each week.
Saturday U, a one-day free series of lectures by three UW professors, returns to Sheridan next month, according to Sheridan Media.com.
An Associated Press article carried in The Billings Gazette noted UW’s gun-free policy.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle interviewed social activist and rapper Talib Kweli. He is the keynote speaker for this week’s Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue celebration at UW.