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UW in the News

September 12, 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.

UW Economics Professor Ed Barbier provided expert commentary in a Newsweek Daily Beast web analysis of President Obama's economic recovery plan.

Steve Paisley, a UW beef cattle specialist, was quoted in a Wyoming Tribune Eagle story about rising hay prices caused by severe drought conditions in some parts of the U.S. The story was picked up by the Associated Press and appeared in dozens of media outlets, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The online news outlet Market Watch mentioned the UW Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute's conference later this month in Jackson that will address theoretical and practical aspects of a range of EOR methods that focuses on recovering Wyoming's stranded oil resource.

The Billings Gazette was among newspapers carrying a feature story about UW professors who recounted relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorists attacks. The feature was written by three UW students in a news writing class.

The web-based science and technology site reported UW was a partner in the discovery of shrimp and tubeworm species that were found together for the first time in a hydrothermal vent.

Representatives from UW, Casper College and Casper Area Economic Development Alliance, Inc., met earlier this month to discuss how to enhance college opportunities in Casper, according to a Casper Star-Tribune article.

The Billings Gazette was among publications covering UW President Buchanan's State of the University address last week.

The Casper Star Tribune was among publications carrying a UW release about President Buchanan's contract extension.

The Park County Sherriff's Office used the expertise of Rick Weatheman, UW Department of Anthropology, to identify a human skull found in a rural home this summer, according to a Billings Gazette article.

Sandra Frost, UW Cooperative Extension Service educator in Park County, was quoted in the Prairie Star agriculture publication about the invasion of dyer woad weed that decreases cattle grazing capacity.

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