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UW in the News

January 27, 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.

The Gillette News Record carried UW’s release on Sarah Konrad being the subject of an “NBC Learn” segment in advance of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Konrad, associate project director for Wyoming EPSCoR, was a 2006 Winter Olympian.

Wyoming Public Media reported that UW researcher and graduate Sarah Konrad, an Olympian, will serve as a representative of the U.S. Olympic Committee at the coming Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Chuck Mason, a UW professor of petroleum and natural gas economics, was quoted in a CBS Money Watch story about rising heating fuel prices caused by unusually cold weather nationwide.

UW Economics Professor Edward Barbier is the lead writer of a commentary in the international science journal Nature that calls for governance and funding for deep-sea reserves and the restoration of ecosystems damaged by commercial interests.

The Billings Gazette was among numerous media outlets reporting on the successful fundraising campaign for a $30 million makeover of UW’s Arena-Auditorium.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that the Joint Appropriations Committee voted for a 2 percent pay raise each of the next two years for state employees, including those at UW.

The Casper Star-Tribune was among several media outlets that reported UW’s Wyoming Conservation Corps has received one-time funding to complete 18 field projects in the state this summer.

Wyoming Public Media carried an interview with Paula Lutz, the new dean of UW’s College of Arts and Sciences.

UW music student Brock Tjosvold was the subject of a Laramie Boomerang profile. The Boomerang also carried an article about Laramie County Community College’s plans to expand onto the UW campus.

The Billings Gazette published UW’s announcement about the Board of Trustees’ decision to sell the now-vacant UW Outreach Building in Casper.

In a page-one feature, The Laramie Boomerang reported that the new Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center will have many features attractive to UW alumni, the UW campus community and visitors. Construction progress at the Gateway Center was distributed regionally by the Associated Press.

Wyoming Business Report noted that the new Casper College student union and UW-Casper building is now open for business.

Wyoming Business Report also reported Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced his intention to seek $15 million through the legislature to build a carbon-research facility. The money would cover $12 million in capital costs to construct the facility and $3 million to enable UW researchers access to the facility.

The UW/Casper College Center has a new name: UW at Casper, according to KGAB Radio, which was among several media outlets carrying the university’s announcement.

The Casper Star-Tribune profiled UW Department of Art Associate Professor Ashley Hope Carlisle before her exhibition “From One Home to Another” went on display at Casper’s Nicolaysen Art Museum.

The Riverton Ranger was among sites carrying UW’s release announcing the recipient of the first-ever Community College Transition Award from Wyoming's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

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