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UW in the News

June 27, 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.

National Geographic Daily News quotes UW Astronomy Professor Robert Howell in an article about the summer solstice.

UW Economics Professor Timothy Considine's study of the economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing is cited in a New York Post article about economic development in northern New York.

The Associated Press released UW's announcement about former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's scheduled Homecoming talk in the Arena-Auditorium.

Botanist Bonnie Heidel with UW's Wyoming Natural Diversity Database is quoted in a Casper Star Tribune article about a plant that is being recommended for Endangered Species Act protection.

Colorado's Boulder County Business Report published an article about construction progress at the National Center for Atmospheric Research-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne. UW is a partner in the facility that held a media day to update news outlets on the progress toward completing the supercomputer project.

The free market website, Reason, quotes UW Economics Professor Charles Mason in an article about the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

LexisNexis News is among dozens of sites nationwide that announced federal funding for UW and other universities involved in EPSCoR (the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research).

International websites, including MedIndia, continue to highlight research by UW Department of Management and Marketing faculty members Eric Arnould and Melea Press. Published in the Journal of Consumer Research, their article described how people's lives can be changed by identifying with an organization or workplace.

The multi-subject news site Technorati cited a UW study in an article about eating styles.

The Associated Press distributed to its member media outlets a UW news release about a new bulletin that summarizes the results of a four-year diet and health study.

The regional agricultural publication, Prairie Star, carried UW's news release about the accomplishments of Matt Andersen, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. He has received the Quality of Research Discovery Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the largest and most prestigious organization in agricultural and natural resource economics.

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