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UW in the News

December 13, 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 Wall Street Journal, in a front page article, devoted a couple of paragraphs to UW students who participated in a travel course to England to tour the locations in Jane Austen's life and works. UW student Lindsey Hanlon is quoted in the article.

The December issue of Bioscience includes an article co-written by UW Zoology and Physiology Professor Carlos Martinez Del Rio. He is among a team of scientists that has developed a list of tools that are critically needed for biologists to answer fundamental questions about how life evolves. Bioscience is the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. 

Chemical and Engineering News quotes Civil and Architectural Engineering Professor David Bagley in an article exploring the untapped energy in waste water.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle quoted UW Economics Professor Rob Godby in an article about Americans wanting to trim the national debt.

American Cattlemen, an on-line magazine for the cattle industry, quoted Dan Rule, professor of ruminant nutrition with the Department of Animal Science, for a story on the nutritional qualities of grass-fed beef. 

The Billings Gazette quoted UW Law Professor Dennis Stickley in an article on proposed legislation that would set the groundwork for wind energy law in Wyoming, including establishing wind energy property rights alongside surface and mineral rights.

In a related editorial endorsing passage of the wind energy law, the Casper Star Tribune supported Professor Stickley's views on the issue., the site of a group of radio stations based in Sheridan, published a UW release on the high grade given to UW in a biennial election year survey conducted by the Department of Political Science.

The Gillette News Record published a Q+A with UW President Tom Buchanan after reporters interviewed him while he was in Gillette recently.

The Cody Enterprise also interviewed President Tom Buchanan during his visit there.

The Gillette News Record also was among Wyoming Newspapers that published a story that originated at the Laramie Boomerang, which described the tremendous capabilities of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center now being constructed at Cheyenne's North Range Business Park.
Newspapers in Worland, Rock Springs, Casper and Cheyenne also carried the article.

The Associated Press carried a UW release about free on-line tutoring being offered to students. CBS channel 4, Denver, was among sites that posted the AP article.

The Associated Press carried a UW news release about this fall's record enrollment. KGWN TV, CBS channel 5, Cheyenne, was among at least 16 news outlets that carried the story. 

 The San Francisco Chronicle cites a UW publication, "Weeds of the West" in an article on sources to help identify weed species.

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