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January 3, 2011 — 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 Associated Press sent out a story in which UW President Tom Buchanan assessed the university's accomplishments during 2010.
Numerous international science news Web sites, including Media Newswire, posted an article that appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Co-written by Robert Hall, professor in the UW Department of Zoology and Physiology, the article presented evidence that found that the amount of nitrous oxide produced in streams is related to human activities that release nitrogen into the environment, such as fertilizer use and sewage discharges.
Several national publications and Web sites, including USA Today and Sports Illustrated, quoted UW Law Professor Jerry Parkinson in a story about NCAA proposals to invoke stiffer penalties for violations. Parkinson served as a member of the NCAA Infractions Committee and led the subcommittee that probed the issue.
The Associated Press released a story on an auditor's report to the UW Board of Trustees.
The Denver Business Journal was among media outlets that mentioned UW student Aimee Pond as a recipient of an American Indian College Fund scholarship.
New West includes UW among its list of best winter colleges.
The Wyoming Business Report carried an announcement about Assistant Wyoming Attorney General Affie Ellis' appointment to serve on the Tribal Law and Order Commission. A UW alumna, Ellis is an adjunct professor in the American Indian Studies Program. The commission will examine law enforcement and criminal justice in United States tribal communities
The Casper Star Tribune ran a feature story about archival work being conducted at UW's American Heritage Center.