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UW in the News

September 26, 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 New York Times and the Washington Post were among dozens of media outlets nationwide that carried UW's news release about the opportunity for UW students to dine with former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.

The Omaha World Herald featured photos of several UW landmarks in a slide show feature offering things for Cornhusker fans to do when en route and in Laramie for the UW-Nebraska football game. was among sites carrying UW's news release announcing the availability of a guidebook to assist landowners in developing wind energy resources.

The Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News was among publications carrying a story about the financial windfall UW would receive from the Cowboys' game against Nebraska last Saturday.

Bart Geerts, UW associate professor of atmospheric science, is among 16 worldwide scientists that will conduct research in the Indian Ocean in a six-month field study on how tropical weather developed in that ocean affects weather patterns in other parts of the world, according to the International Business Times.

UW Economics Professor Tim Considine is quoted in a Heritage Foundation report on natural gas policy.

Kay Persichette, UW College of Education Dean, is quoted in a Casper Star Tribune editorial about the Common Core State Standards in language, arts and math and why Wyoming should implement them.

American Heritage Center Archivist Leslie Waggener was interviewed by Casper's KTWO radio for a story on the late Sen. Malcolm Wallop's legacy at UW.

World Book and News was among websites that reviewed a book on the evolution and science debate written by Ron Frost, professor in the UW Department of Geology and Geophysics.

A California company that developed a foam-based solution of pure oxygen and water could help release pockets of heavy crude oil from reservoirs located deep underground, shared with UW's Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute its plans and information to bring the product to state oil fields, according to a story in The Billings Gazette.

Dan Tinker, UW botany associate professor, was quoted in a Wyoming Tribune Eagle article about the longer-than-expected change of fall foliage.

Axel Garcia, a UW agriculture professor and irrigation specialist, said it may not be necessary to change what types of crops are planted, but it may be necessary to plant crops earlier in the year in a story in The Billings Gazette about crops and livestock impacted by rising temperatures.

Sheridan Media  used UW's release about the College of Business receiving gold certification from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, becoming just the fourth business school nationally to achieve gold status.

KGWN Channel 5 in Cheyenne noted the talk on the UW campus Tuesday by Gordon Gray, United States ambassador to Tunisia, and the tumultuous revolution that brought sweeping changes to that country.

The UW Cooperative Extension Service is offering free brown bag luncheon seminars in Powell in October focusing on such topics as winter lawn care, xeric rock gardens and seed production, according to a Billings Gazette story.

Steve Smutko, Excellence Spicer Distinguished Chair in Environment and Natural Resources at UW, is among contributors of a "Guide to Collaborative Competencies" that discusses effective governance that is increasingly dependent on the use of cross-agency collaborative networks, in a story in IBM Center for the Business of Government, an online magazine for government and politics around the world.

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