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UW in the News

February 17, 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.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, in his State of the State address last week, reiterated his proposal for 2.5 percent wage increases for UW employees each year of the next biennium, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

A UW release about how bedrock influences forests and landscape evolution more than what was previously thought, was picked up by Yahoo! News, e! Science News and Live Science. The UW researchers’ findings were first published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Laramie Boomerang detailed UW’s art installation policy.

Phys.Org picked up UW’s release about UW Department of Ecosystem Science and Management researchers and the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit collaborating with a number of organizations in one of the largest studies of pronghorn and their declining population numbers.

Best Value Schools named UW among the 10 best in the West in terms of offering the best Expected Return on Investment (EROI) for a college degree.

The Washington Post published a science publication story that quoted Todd Surovell, UW Department of Anthropology associate professor, about what really killed large prehistoric animals.

A local food advocacy group, collaborating with UW researchers, is conducting a study to find out how many vegetables a backyard garden in Wyoming can produce, according to Wyoming Public Media.

Wyoming Public Media interviewed UW Art Museum Director Susan Moldenhauer about what it takes to open an exhibition.

Grammy-award winning jazz group, the Yellowjackets, last week performed with the UW Jazz Ensemble and conducted workshops on campus, Wyoming Public Radio reported.

A proposed research facility that could make UW a leader in oil reserve research is in the university’s long-range plans, according to a story in The Laramie Boomerang.

The regional agriculture publication, Prairie Star, interviewed Robin Groose, UW Department of Plant Sciences associate professor, about his department’s 20th anniversary of introducing agroecology as an undergraduate major.

A decision whether to tear down the UW Recreation Camp buildings, near Centennial, will be announced next month, according to a story in The Laramie Boomerang.

The Laramie Boomerang covered UW American Studies Program Associate Professor Ulrich Adelt’s talk about the history of disco, which was part of Black History Month events at the university.

The UW Art Museum’s exhibitions "Bently Spang: On Fire," "Ghastly Swamps and Ghost Towns" and works from the university's art students and professors, were featured in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The Riverton Ranger listed the Fremont County students who received Trustees’ Scholars Awards, UW’s top academic scholarship.

The UW Nordic ski team’s annual home meet and fundraiser was noted by The Laramie Boomerang.

UW Visiting Writer Series poet Rachel Levitsky will give a public reading and visit with UW MFA writing students this week, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Casper Journal noted that UW Extension and the Cent$ible Nutrition program are among sponsors of the screening for the four-part HBO documentary, “The Weight of the Nation,” the next four Wednesdays in Casper.

Farmers can obtain both seed certification and seed analysis, all at one location, at the UW Seed Certification Service, located in Powell, according to Prairie Star, an agriculture publication.

The Green River Star noted that retired high school art teacher Rudy Gunter will create the sculpture of legendary UW player Kenny Sailors for the redesigned Arena-Auditorium.

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