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UW in the News

April 28, 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.

Cowboy State News Network and the Casper Star-Tribune carried UW’s release about Chris Hall, a Department of Mathematics associate professor who received a prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study.

The Kansas City Star noted that UW Department of Theatre and Dance Professor William Missouri Downs’ original play, “Women Playing Hamlet,” is among productions for the coming season in a local theater.

UL, or Underwriters Laboratories, soon will begin operation at the Wyoming Technology Business Center at UW, according to The Wyoming Business Report.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that 13 UW-Casper students voiced their appreciation at luncheon for receiving Myra Fox Skelton Foundation scholarships that allow them to pursue their education while participating in their children’s lives and serving their community.

Arthur Middleton, a Yale ecologist who also is a research associate with the Wyoming Migration Initiative at UW, and other researchers are studying key Yellowstone area elk migrations, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

Laramie Live reported that the U.S. Forest Service and UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute will host a screening of “Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles,” Tuesday at the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.

Peter Kalivas, a distinguished professor and director of the Neurobiology of Addiction Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, spoke at UW last week, according to Laramie Live.

Boxscore noted that UniWyo Federal Credit Union has extended its longtime partnership with UW and the Athletics Department.

Novelist Ann Patchett spoke at UW last week, according to Wyoming Public Media.

The Laramie Boomerang covered Earth Day activities at UW.

Denver Broncos defensive tackle and former UW player Mitch Unrein recently signed his one-year, $1.4 million restricted free agent tender, according to Fox News.

County 10 used UW’s release announcing the university’s spring commencement and speakers’ schedule.

Ryan Haupt, a UW doctoral candidate in geology and geophysics, co-wrote a study as to why cougars may have survived mass extinction because they were not particular about what they ate, according to the website Science Blog.

A local student placed at the recent History Day competition at UW, according to a Sheridan news item.

Planet Jackson Hole, a Teton County publication, reported that Beth Loffreda, director of the UW MFA Program in Creative Writing, led a writing workshop last weekend. Dinaw Mengestu, MFA Program writer-in-residence, also read from his new novel at the local event.

Breanne Walker received the top student education award from UW-Casper, a UW release published on the City of Casper website noted.

Prairie Star used a UW news release that urged Albany and Goshen county residents to vaccinate their pets against rabies.

UW’s release about the Wyoming Technology Business Center’s e2e conference next month at the UW Conference Center was picked up by Technology News.

The Casper Star-Tribune noted that Lawrence Jackson, a UW associate professor of dance, choreographed a performance for dance students at Western Wyoming Community College.

UW is using distance learning powered by video teleconferencing to help deliver courses for those who can’t leave their homes and attend classes on campus, according to the online technology website Public Sector View.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that Chinese violinist Sha Xiao Cao will join the UW Symphony Orchestra in "Butterfly Lovers Concerto” Thursday, the final concert.

Students in a UW African American and Diaspora Studies class are documenting the largely untold history of black people in the West, a broadcast on Wyoming Public Media noted.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that UW’s neat judging team had a successful spring season, winning at prestigious competitions.

Leslie Rush, UW College of Education associate dean for undergraduate programs, discussed Common Core Standards with Wyoming Public Media.

Sheridan carried UW’s release about newly elected ASUW officers and senators, including five from the radio station’s listening area.

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