UW in the News
March 10, 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’s biennial budget, which includes an average 2.35 percent pay raise for UW employees each of the next two years, was approved by both houses of the Wyoming Legislature, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
Manufacturing.net, Wyoming Public Media and KGAB Radio were among media outlets noting a $3 million donation from Halliburton Co. that will help fund construction of a laboratory complex and will support research. The state will match that amount.
The Ukraine and Russia should respect each other’s interests and should use diplomacy as tensions rise in the region, Marc Wall told K2 Radio. Wall is a former U.S. ambassador and is the new UW Senior Visiting Scholar in Global Studies.
A Wyoming Tribune Eagle editorial touted the Wyoming State Legislature’s budget work in approving pay raises for state workers, including those at UW.
KOWB Radio reported that UW Associate Professor Kate Northrop was awarded the $25,000 annual Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize for young writers with proven prowess in poetry or prose.
State representatives Rosie Berger and Tim Stubson wrote a guest column in The Casper Star-Tribune touting education as a means of spurring economic growth in the state. UW and Community colleges, which train graduates for higher-paying jobs, were mentioned.
The Gillette News Record published UW’s release on Geology and Geophysics Assistant Professor Clifford Riebe’s research that revealed smaller salmon spawn more effectively than larger salmon in riverbeds.
UW doctoral student Kurt Smith is collaborating with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department on a study to remove sagebrush that may improve sage grouse habitat, according to The Riverton Ranger.
The Laramie Boomerang noted that the UW Legal Services Program and the UW Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project provide free legal assistance to about 100 low-income residents in 10 Wyoming counties each year.
UW Extension Specialist Bridger Feuz led the recent annual Wyoming Ranch Institute, which focuses on industry issues, according to The Western Farmer-Stockman.
UW’s release about the new Latino film festival, sponsored by the university’s Latina/o Studies Program, was picked up by Laramie Live. Disability Awareness Week activities also were posted by Laramie Live.
The UW Symphony Orchestra last week collaborated with two guest artists: jazz harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret and visiting conductor Tonu Kalam, according to Wyoming Public Media.
A 5 percent increase in the Hathaway Scholarship, which is offered at UW and Wyoming’s seven community colleges, was approved by the Wyoming Legislature, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.
Wyoming Public Media aired a story about a new UW video-dance that explores human relationships to nature.
Phase I renovations to UW’s Arena-Auditorium begin this week, according to an Associated Press article picked up by The Billings Gazette.
Wyoming Public Media talked with Eminent Artist in Residence Bently Spang about his exhibition, “Bently Spang: On Fire,” on display through March 22 at the UW Art Museum.
UW College of Business instructor Patrick Fleming’s talk was covered by The Sheridan Press. Fleming’s discussion was part of the e2e series sponsored by the Wyoming Technology Business Center.