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UW in the News

February 24, 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.

UW’s release about the university’s Geriatric Education Center and the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center hosting a weekly end-of-life care webinar series was picked up by World

The Laramie Boomerang ran a front-page story on how UW faculty members want to help international students become better acclimated to campus life.

UW’s release about McNair Scholar Talysa Stockert being among 60 university students nationwide selected for the “Posters on the Hill” event in Washington, D.C., was picked up by FuelCellsWorks.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that Karla Case, UW Extension educator, recently led a Real Food Workshop that focused on healthy cooking.

Both the Wyoming House and Senate finished up budget work late last week, which included pay raises for UW and other state employees, according to Wyoming Public Media.

The Associated Press reported on UW’s agroecology program turning 20 years old.

UW Department of Psychology Professor Carolyn Pepper was interviewed in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle about the well-being and mental health status of Wyoming residents.

The Los Angeles Times was among national media noting that Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, is wearing No. 98 in honor of slain UW student Matthew Shepard who was killed in 1998.

Bertine Bahige, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a Gillette teacher who received his degree from UW, wants to build a refugee center in Wyoming for his fellow countrymen, according to a Casper Star-Tribune story picked up by The Washington Times.

KGAB Radio aired a story on the College of Education Scholarship and Research Symposium March 7 at UW.

UW Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Todd Surovell’s research on what really killed large prehistoric animals continues to get national and international publicity. The Sudan Vision recently carried the article, first published in a scientific journal.

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