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November 7, 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 joins a long list of international media that quote UW sociology Professor Patricia Taylor in an Associated Press story about why some Yellowstone National Park visitors do not heed warnings about the dangers of grizzly bear encounters.
The Washington Examiner carried an Associated Press story about UW researchers' plans to use the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center to gain better understanding of Wyoming's winds.
UW Department of Zoology Assistant Professor Matt Kauffman and Bryan Shuman, a geology and geophysics associate professor, were interviewed by National Public Radio citing different factors about Wyoming's declining moose population.
Maryland's Chestertown Spy announced a poetry reading by UW Professor Harvey Hix.
The Tri-State Livestock News carried UW's news release about the recent national success of the university's horse judging team.
The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle and KGWN Channel 5 both reported that UW administrators were in Cheyenne last week to discuss UW's college readiness proposal and that 30 people attended the informative session.
Retired UW Anthropology Professor George Gill was the subject of a Wyoming Tribune-Eagle feature.
UW is the recipient of a $750,000 NASA grant that will be used to upgrade equipment at the university's Wyoming Infrared Observatory, according to a KGWN Channel 5 report.
The WIA Report (Women in Academia) carried UW's release about the retirement of Susan McKay, UW professor in the Women's and Gender Studies Program.
The Republic, a national online news service, carried UW's media release about the new Milward L. Simpson Seminar Room in the College of Arts and Sciences being dedicated.
Don Richards, UW government and community relations director, testified before a recent legislative committee about the future of the High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology Center in Cheyenne, according to a story in The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle.