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UW in the News

October 31, 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 College of Education's Sullivan Family Center was featured as the cover story in the fall issue of Oculus, the New York American Institute of Architects magazine.

Salt Lake City's Deseret News was among numerous sites that carried an article about UW's Science Posse.

California's Tri-City Voice carried an Associated Press article about former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev's recent speech at UW.

Mechanical Engineering Professor Jon Naughton is quoted in a Billings Gazette article dealing with California's potential as a market for Wyoming's wind energy resources.

A UW International Studies panel at Northwest College in Powell was the focus of an article in the Billings Gazette.

UW researchers, including student pharmacists, will look at what types and quantities of medications are brought in to a local pharmacy as part of the DEA's third National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The program also is part of American Pharmacists Month, according to the American Pharmacists Association, online website.

UW law Professor Jerry Parkinson will speak about the "Impact of Social Media on NCAA Infractions Cases" at the Mississippi School of Law Bi-Annual Symposia: "Social Media and Intercollegiate Athletics," according to The Business Insider.

KGAB in Cheyenne was among Wyoming radio stations using UW's release about the Law School being ranked 15th in the nation for providing the best value among the nation's more than 200 law schools.

Both The Casper Star-Tribune and K2 Radio covered a town hall meeting last week in Casper to discuss UW's proposed college readiness initiatives.

Ron Surdam and Rob Hurless, School of Energy Resources' Carbon Management Institute and Wyoming School of Energy Resources, met with the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee to discuss the future of the feasibility of storing CO2 emissions deep underground at a 25 square-mile test site east of Rock Springs, in an Associated Press story in the Billings Gazette.

According to The Casper Star-Tribune, UW researchers say they plan to use the NCAR supercomputing facility to gain better understanding of Wyoming's winds.

UW sociology Professor Patricia Taylor is quoted in an Associated Press story in The Herald of Rock Hill, S.C., about why some Yellowstone National Park visitors do not heed warnings about the dangers of grizzly bear encounters.

UW/Casper College and Casper College students completed a service project, building a dining hall this summer at the Mburu Gichua School in Nakuru, Kenya, according to a story in The Casper Journal.

The Summit Daily News in Breckenridge, Colo., published a story about UW's Dan Tinker, a botany associate professor, who presented an overview of impacts of the bark beetle epidemic both on the forest, wildlife and ecosystems and the future of Rocky Mountain forests.

Dallas Mount, a UW Cooperative Extension service educator, who helped developed a program that provides information and skills needed by beginning ranchers, says the project has received a $671,000 grant to help continue the project, according to The High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal.

Rob Hurless, policy adviser to Gov. Matt Mead and deputy director of UW's Carbon Management Institute, says a $10 million fund could be used to help Wyoming entice companies to build mineral-to-liquid fuel plants in the state, in a story published in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

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