UW in the News
December 20, 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 Washington Post carried a story that stemmed from a UW news release about distemper. State Veterinary Laboratory officials warned individuals to be cautious about where they buy puppies following a distemper outbreak in Laramie, Cheyenne, Douglas and Casper. This story made the national Associated Press wires and appeared in numerous outlets across the country, including the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune.
The New York Times opinion section published a letter written by UW Anthropology Professor Robert L. Kelly. He explained concerns about new Department of Interior regulations involving the deposition of ancient American remains.
The Boston Globe ranks UW English Professor Brad Watson's short story collection, "Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives," among the year's best fiction books.
The Boulder Daily Camera quotes UW Art Professor Ashley Carlisle in a story about a mysterious sculpture that suddenly appeared at the Boulder History Museum.
The Casper Star Tribune published a UW news release about researchers who contributed to the sequencing of the entire genome of an organism that is seen as a model for understanding rapid evolution. David Liberles, associate professor in the UW Department of Molecular Biology, Snehalata Huzurbazar, associate professor in the Department of Statistics, and Ph.D. students Anke Konrad, molecular biology, and Sarabdeep Singh, statistics, contributed to the research, published in the journal Science Express.
The weekly newsletter, Geospatial World, noted that UW's King Air research plane will assist in a project to study how clouds - especially those that produce rain and snow - evolve in mountainous terrain.
South Dakota Ag Connection and other regional publications that are part of USAgNet.com carried an article on a UW climatologist's predictions for how the region's weather will change during the next 30 years.
The Casper Star Tribune featured an article about UW wildlife biology student Andrea "Andi" Genelle Noakes' plans to walk and camp across 200 miles of the Front Range to raise money for Interfaith-Good Samaritan and the Laramie Soup Kitchen.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide summarized some of UW's major technological advances, including the NCAR Supercomputing Facility being built near Cheyenne and the planned High Plains Gasification Advanced Technology Center.
The Pinedale Roundup published a feature describing the university's air quality monitoring project in Sublette County.