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UW in the News

September 6, 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 Boston Globe was among dozens of media outlets that carried UW's announcement of the Board of Trustees' decision to award to Samson Oil and Gas the mineral rights on land owned by UW in Goshen County.

A Philadelphia Inquirer editorial touts UW's low tuition rates and the Hathaway Scholarship thanks to Wyoming's mineral industry and state government investing in education.

Salt Lake City's Deseret News mentions UW will conduct a survey to determine how Utah residents value clean, recreational water resources. The paper also carried a feature story about the downtown mural project co-sponsored by the UW Art Museum.

The national cattle publication Beef Magazine carried UW's news release on bulletins available to help cattle producers deal with drought conditions.

UW's record-breaking year in fundraising and the School of Energy Resources are mentioned in an Inside Higher Ed article about college fundraising in a down economy.

The Wyoming Business Report published a UW release about the Cooperative Extension Service's latest food guide that offers advice and tips for local producers, food groups and farmers' markets.

UW representatives were among those taking part in a hearing for proposed changes to the state's open-meetings and public documents laws, according to a Wyoming Tribune Eagle story.

The regional agricultural publication, the High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal, carried UW's news release about individuals being honored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The Torrington Telegram reported UW trustees awarded a conditional five-year oil and gas lease for mineral interests on the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) property.

UW student Mark Pedri‘s 700-mile bicycle trip to film an energy documentary was featured in the Billings Gazette.

The Houston Chronicle picked up an Associated Press story from Riverton about the Cowboy Joe pony's first handler -- a UW student, who is now a retired airman/physician living in Fremont County.

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