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UW in the News

October 24, 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 World Financial Review carried a feature on global economic development and history written by Ed Barbier, professor in the UW Department of Economics.

National outlets, including Scientific American, continue to cite UW research in a story about declining songbird populations in oil and gas fields.

The Washington Examiner was among sites publishing a story about the American Heritage Center's 1950s terror in the cinema exhibition on display in the UW Art Museum.

The digital financial media company, The Street, lists UW in a story about colleges competing in the battle of the brains computer programming competition.

Missouri's Columbia Daily Tribune announced that UW English Professor Beth Loffreda would read from her book "Losing Matt Shepard."

A special task force studying ways to bring nuclear power to Wyoming gave its approval for UW to create new programs totaling $1.8 million that focus on nuclear engineering and uranium production, according to an article in The Billings Gazette.

The Billings Gazette also quoted UW Professor Adrienne Freng in an article about tracking juvenile justice statistics.

Sheridan Media covered the latest statewide town hall meetings to explain UW's college readiness proposals. It also carried UW's release about Buffalo student Brian Schueler, who was among eight UW students selected to ask Mikhail Gorbachev a question during the former Soviet leader's recent public presentation at the Arena-Auditorium.

KOWB Radio recently noted that UW's Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources and the Cooperative Extension Service released the second edition of the "Wind Energy Guide." UW's School of Energy Resources and College of Law also contributed to the 27 page guidebook.

A joint building project between Laramie County Community College and UW was among projects approved for LCCC's new 10-year campus master plan, according to a story in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

UW's Science Posse, the program that employs several UW graduate or doctorate students who travel around the state to teach science, math, engineering and other technical fields in middle or high schools, was mentioned in the online news website The Republic.

The Casper Star Tribune picked up UW's media release for Law Week, featuring Egil "Bud" Krogh, the Nixon administration lawyer who served prison time for ordering the break-in of Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist.

Sara Axelson, UW vice president for Academic Affairs, was recently interviewed on K2 Radio about the college readiness program and the statewide town hall meetings to explain the proposal.

Dan Tinker, UW Department of Botany associate professor, is among panelists that will address the ecology of lodgepole pine forests, their future and the bark beetle epidemic at a town hall meeting this week in Breckenridge, Colo., according to a story in The Summit Daily News.

UW College of Law Professor Larry MacDonnell says water resources of the Colorado River are being squandered by unwise uses and the states should stop banking on further diversions, during a talk at Colorado College, according to a news article in The Pueblo Chieftain.

In a Casper Journal article, the UW/Casper College Center and UW International Studies Program are among sponsors of a panel this Wednesday in Casper to discuss the economic challenges facing China and the U.S.

UW communications graduate student Ismail El Fallah was interviewed by Cheyenne's KGWN Channel 5 about the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

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