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UW in the News

August 22, 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.

Frank Rahel, professor in the UW Department of Zoology and Physiology, is quoted in a Science article about a report on the future of trout that appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The in-depth news site Wyofile quotes UW sources in an analysis of the coal industry following the decision to put on hold construction of the High Plains Coal Gasification research facility in Cheyenne.

Several newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal continue to quote UW Economics Professor Timothy Considine in articles about the economic potential of the Marcellus Shale gas fields.

The web-based medical and health news service Medical Xpress carried UW's news release about Karen Pratt's research findings involving a protein associated with a form of Alzheimer's disease.

Websites and publications including TheCropSite continue to carry articles about research published in the scientific journal Nature by UW botanist Elise Pendall and other scientists. They examined how rising carbon dioxide levels can reverse the drying effects of predicted higher temperatures on semi-arid rangelands.

The Republic was among online news sites announcing former Wyoming Legislator Mike Massie's hiring at UW as special assistant to the president on governmental issues and special projects.

Sara Axelson, UW's vice president for student affairs, offered advice to incoming freshman in a back to school story in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle in Cheyenne.

The Billings Gazette carried UW's media release about UW's record-breaking fundraising efforts from donors.

Matthew A. Painter II, a UW assistant professor of sociology, and another researcher explored the changing nature of voluntary association memberships, according to the American Sociological Association web site.

A UW archaeology presentation on the early horse ancestors was among topics mentioned in a Wyoming Business Report article at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site's annual Horsing Around Kids' Expo.

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