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January 10, 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 Billings Gazette was among newspapers that published a UW news release involving a survey of student satisfaction with the university.
UW History Professor Phil Roberts was quoted in a Casper Star Tribune story about the Simpson family's political influence in Wyoming. UW Professor Emeritus Pete Simpson was among the family members profiled in the article.
The Wheeling News Register, a daily paper that covers news in West Virginia and Ohio, reported on an economic study by UW Professor Tim Considine, who assessed the economic impacts of a natural gas boom in the Ohio Valley.
The Torrington Telegram was among newspapers across the state that carried a UW news release about Gov. Dave Freudenthal's accepting a teaching position with the UW College of Law.
The Associated Press carried a UW news release about Civil War historian Bruce Catton's papers being made accessible at the American Heritage Center.
The diet and nutrition website Livestrong.com includes information provided by UW's Cooperative Extension Service in an article about the nutritional benefits of venison.
Several Web sites, including Physorg.com included published findings by Mark Clementz, professor in the UW Department of Geology and Physiology. His findings were among those included in a list highlighting significant research in geology.
The website HipHop DX carried a UW news release about hip hop artist and actor Common's scheduled appearance at the 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Days of Dialogue celebration Jan. 17-21.
In an article about former Vice President Dick Cheney, the New York Times mentioned a fund raising activity held by Cheney and his wife, Lynne, to support UW scholarships.