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UW in the News
November 29, 2010 — 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.
The Times of India reported on an article co-written by Matthew Bundle, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health. Published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, the article concluded that it is biologically possible for humans to achieve running speeds of 35 to 40 miles per hour.
The Associated Press ran UW's news release about the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Energy Resource Center. Among the sites that published the story were CNBC Online and Yahoo Canada.
Associated Press published a UW release about the university being among five colleges nationwide selected for the Pat Tillman Military Scholars University Partnership. The Gillette News Record was among newspapers that carried the article.
The Casper Star Tribune, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, KGWN-TV channel 5 and Associated Press all published stories about UW's plan to ask for an additional $6 million in state funding to cover rising health insurance premiums.
The High Plains Journal, a regional agricultural publication based in Dodge City, Kan., carried UW's release about the collegiate horse judging team that won the limited division at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio.
Associated Press published a story that featured UW Mathematics Professor Bryan Shader's assessment of some of the extraordinary research that can be conducted using the new NCAR supercomputer being built near Cheyenne.
The Casper Star Tribune and the Associated Press published a UW story about Indy Burke's appointment to serve on the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board. Burke, the director of the University of Wyoming's Environment and Natural Resources Program, accepted an invitation from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to serve on the board that works to give scientific data and technical guidance to Jackson as she crafts national environmental policies on issues ranging from global warming to hydraulic fracturing.
Responding to a UW advisory, Cheyenne's KGWN-TV channel 5 aired an interview with Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, who spoke at UW Nov. 16. Ghandi spoke about the legacy he carries on to create peace through nonviolence.
USA Today quoted Jack Evers, professor in the UW Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, in a story on the National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council's interim report on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst crude spill in U.S. history. From a UW Experts List query, Evers previously served as a resource for several national reporters covering the oil spill.
The Western Farmer Stockman published a UW article about researchers in the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources receiving $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help improve competitiveness of organic crop producers.
Ohio's Weirton Daily Times and Wheeling News Register were among newspapers that published articles on UW Professor Timothy J. Considine's report, "The Economic Impacts of the Marcellus Shale: Implications for New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia." This research shows that Marcellus activity boosted the Mountain State's economy by $1.3 billion in 2009, with gas companies paying lease and bonus money to property owners totaling $657.6 million.
Santa Monica Daily Press and the Huffington Post quoted UW Entomologist Jeff Lockwood in a story about a thriving locust population in Australia. Lockwood is a recognized expert on the demise of the Rocky Mountain locust that plagued the west in the 1800s.
Cheyenne's KGWN-TV channel 5 was among outlets running a UW story about Military Times Edge ranking the University of University in the top 20 colleges and universities on its list of the best schools for veterans. The national publication connects military veterans with job opportunities.
The Staten Island Advance and Salt Lake City's Deseret News were among the papers that quoted retired UW Anthropology Profess George Gill in a story of the fabled little people that reportedly once occupied Wyoming. Gill had done research that demonstrated two mummies found in a cave in central Wyoming were actually infants and not adults.