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UW in the News

August 8, 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.

Business Week was among more than 250 publications nationwide that carried the announcement that UW and GE have suspended work on the High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology Center. The decision was also carried in international media, including the UK's International Business Times.

MSNBC and several other sites published results of a study on national park visitations, conducted by UW's Survey and Analysis Center.

Science Daily was among sites that wrote about UW research findings published in the journal, Nature. Botany Professor Elise Pendall was among the principal investigators on the study that examined carbon dioxide's long-term effects on rangelands.

The Cowboy State Free Press was among outlets carrying UW's news release announcing the university's top 10 listing in Forbes' annual rankings of "Best Colleges for the Money."

Scotland's Bio-Dundee science news site quotes UW Botany Professor Steve Jackson in an article about  measures to protect endangered species, based on work that originally appeared in the journal Science.

Enhanced Online News was among many sites announcing that construction is starting on an apartment-style student housing community east of War Memorial Stadium.

UW's Extension Foods and Nutrition Specialist Melissa Bardsley is quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune article about cooking farmer's market products.

The Billings Gazette was among publications to carry a story about UW's low tuition rates as a factor in attracting more students from out of state.

The U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey issued a news release about UW researchers studying the health of local sea otters to assess the condition of Washington state's near-shore ecosystem.

The Drucker Institute website featured the latest book from Edward Barbier, the John S. Bugas Professor of Economics in the UW College of Business Department of Economics and Finance. "Scarcity and Frontiers: How Economies Have Developed Through Natural Resource Exploitation" cites that the quest for natural resources has been closely tied to the expansion of frontiers and the evolution of civilizations.

Ron Surdam, director of the Carbon Management Institute through UW's School of Energy Resources, was profiled in a Wyoming Tribune Eagle feature.

Business Week was among several publications that carried UW's release about UW setting a record for annual private contributions with $43.1 million for the fiscal year ending June 30.

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