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UW in the News

July 27, 2015

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 graduate student John Whiteman’s research with other scientists contradicting a belief that polar bears might be able to lower their metabolic rates to conserve energy during the summer continues to be in the news. The Casper Star-Tribune carried the Associated Press story, as did The Qatar Tribune.

The Laramie Boomerang interviewed UW economics Associate Professor Rob Godby about excise tax collections in Albany County. The Boomerang also published a front-page feature on the UW Board of Trustees’ long-term planning efforts.

The Boomerang featured the Summer Bridges program at the UW Art Museum. The program introduces area youth to art and hands-on projects.

The UW Foundation listed its priority funding projects for the coming year, reported The Boomerang. A new financial system will soon be in place at UW to help accurately find and review financial data, according to The Boomerang.

A field day at the UW Research and Extension Center in Powell was covered by The Powell Tribune.

Sheridan Media, a group of radio stations serving northeast Wyoming, broadcast UW’s release about a grant to the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center at UW. K2 Radio and KGAB Radio also aired the news.

UW is set to launch an independent Creative Writing Program, Sheridan Media reported.

Encampment native Katie Christensen’s appointment as the UW Art Museum’s curator of education was reported by the Saratoga Sun.

The Branding Iron, UW’s student newspaper, noted that lawnstarter.com listed UW among the best landscaped schools in the Mountain West.

The UW Vertical Dance Troupe will perform next month as part of the Cheyenne Arts Festival, reported The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) asked UW economist Anne Alexander to review the state’s lottery budget after lottery officials met with legislators. The CS-T reported that Alexander found nothing out of the ordinary.

UW trustees are scheduled late Monday afternoon (July 27) to choose a consultant to help with the search for the next university president, reported The CS-T.

UW Extension Educator Mae Smith, based in Greybull, recently received the Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, according to County10.

The Boomerang printed a feature on fly fishing and the calming effects it has on military veterans. Marty Martinez, project coordinator for the UW Veterans Services Center, was interviewed for the article.


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