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UW in the News

September 19, 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. was among hundreds of sites nationwide commemorating the 10th anniversary of the tragedy that claimed the lives of eight members of the UW cross country team.

The Houston Chronicle was among media outlets carrying a UW release about crime statistics on the university's campus last year.

The Denver Post carried an Associated Press story providing UW's perspectives on the possible actions involving the Y Cross ranch that is jointly owned by UW and Colorado State University.

UW's Hydraulic Fracturing Forum set for later this month was featured in the Wyoming Business Report.

UW Political Science Professor Stephen Ropp was quoted in a Billings Gazette article about Wyoming residents' reflections on the 9/11 terrorists attacks on the United States.

Salt Lake City's Deseret News was among publications that quoted UW law Professor Jerry Parkinson, a former member of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, in a story about the abundance of infractions among big-time college athletics programs.

The in-depth Wyoming news site WyoFile quoted Don Richards, UW director of governmental and community affairs, about the university's share of stimulus funds, with half being used for major maintenance, modernization and renovations on campus.

New Zealand's Top News was among publications carrying a UW release about the Carbon Management Institute's completion of drilling and data collection from a 12,810-foot-deep stratigraphic test well designed to help researchers evaluate the Rock Springs Uplift as a potential geological CO2 storage site.

The Tri-State Livestock News featured an article about UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources' Dean Frank Galey's assessment of brucellosis research in Wyoming.

The High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal carried UW's news release about cell research conducted by Jay Gatlin, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology.

The Public News Service online website carried a UW media release requesting volunteers for jury selection competition at the College of Law.

A Green River Star article cited statistics gathered through a UW study of the number of alcohol-related arrests in Wyoming last year.

UW's School of Energy Resources and the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute were named to a new energy sub-cabinet by Gov. Matt Mead that will develop a state energy policy, according to the Casper Star Tribune.

An industry online publication, Drovers Cattle Network, indicated several UW students presented research at Colorado State University that focused on calmer cattle, which equals better performance.

Sheridan wrote that tours will be available to the College of Business Building before the Nebraska game Saturday and the Homecoming game Oct. 15 against UNLV.

The Republic, a web news sources, was among several publications carrying a UW release about the AmeriCorps' Connecting Campus and Community Program receiving a $217,000 grant for students to conduct volunteer work in several Wyoming communities.

The Casper Star Tribune used a UW release about Kelly Walsh graduate Jared Baker interning at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo.

UW produces about a fourth of new teachers in Wyoming in a study by legislators mulling higher pay for public school instructors, according to a story in the Billings Gazette.

The Casper Star Tribune used a UW release about the screening of two documentaries on campus this week about the Prohibition era, including a film produced by former legislator and UW trustee Debbie Hammons of Worland.

Keith White, director of GE Energy's coal gasification business, discussed with in-depth Wyoming news site WyoFile about the company's on-hold project with UW.

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