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UW in the News

March 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.

An op-ed piece by UW President Dick McGinity regarding a possible tuition increase appeared in the Laramie Boomerang and other media outlets.

The work of UW Professor Ken Sims and other UW researchers regarding geothermal and volcanic activity in Yellowstone National Park was noted in a Casper Star-Tribune story that has been distributed widely via The Associated Press.

Wyoming Public Media reported on this week’s inaugural UW Jazz Festival.

Michael Dillon, a UW zoology professor, continues to be in the news with his research on alpine bumblebees having the ability to fly higher than the peak of Mount Everest. The Deccan Herald in Bangalore, India, published a New York Times article on the subject.

The Casper Star-Tribune featured UW’s release about astronomer Michael Pierce, who is part of a team that is planning for the science to be explored with the Thirty Meter Telescope. The Casper Star-Tribune also featured money-management tips from UW professor Patrick Fleming, who will speak in Casper this week as part of the Wyoming Technology Business Center’s e2e speaker series. 

UW researchers’ work that focuses on salmon spawning in the Pacific Northwest, which could help Pacific fish populations as well as Wyoming trout numbers, was reported by Wyoming Public Media.

The Wyoming Business Report carried UW’s release announcing the Innovation Center of the Rockies partnering with the Wyoming Technology Business Center and the Wyoming Research Products Center at UW to help nurture start-ups and commercialize inventions springing from research at the university.

The Laramie Boomerang featured a front-page story about UW’s efforts to strengthen the transfer process for community college students. The Boomerang that same day published an article in which UW President Dick McGinity assessed UW’s impact on the local economy.

In another front-page story, the Laramie Boomerang provided details about the sale of the former UW Outreach Building in Casper.

The Riverton Ranger published UW’s release about researcher Carl Legleiter developing a more accurate method to measure surface melt-water volumes of the Greenland ice sheet. The Riverton Ranger also published a story about Mark Jenkins, a writer-in-residence at UW, who on March 27 at Central Wyoming College will speak about an ancient ski culture.

UW’s release about an upcoming sage grouse habitat workshop appeared in the weekly Casper Journal.

Molecular Biology Assistant Professor Jay Gatlin’s Early Career Achievement Award was noted in the Business Farmer, a regional agriculture publication.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has appointed UW instructor Nina McConigley to serve on the Wyoming Arts Council, according to a Wyoming Public Media report.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle featured the grocery-style art in the exhibition "Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles” at the UW Art Museum.

The national title won by the UW women’s Nordic ski team -- its sixth in 11 years -- was noted by The Casper Star-Tribune.

Online Wine Community featured Western skiing communities and local wine companies. The article mentioned Wyoming and UW, saying university researchers are “dedicated to discovering which grape varieties grow best in this desert climate.”

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