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UW in the News

December 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.

Dave Cozzens, UW dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs, is quoted in The Wall Street Journal how to support college students with mental health issues while making sure young adults progress academically.

Yahoo-Finance was among several publications carrying a story about possible budget-cutting scenarios UW will present to the Wyoming State Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee for review next month.

Science magazine cites findings by UW Professor Bruce Parkinson in an article about recent advances in solar energy research.

PRCanada was among sites announcing a collaboration between UW's Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute and Nikron Technologies to explore ways to obtain millions of barrels of previously unrecoverable oil.

A study done by a UW/Casper College Center statistics class was used as part of the analysis for a decision by the Wyoming Community College Commission to raise tuition at all Wyoming community colleges, according to a story in The Casper Journal.

KOWB Radio carried UW's release about individual and team design project winners from the annual College of Engineering and Applied Science Senior Design Symposium.

The health care industry's weekly IT newsletter, FiercehealthIT carried UW's news release about expanding psychotherapy services available to violence victims in Wyoming

David "Tex" Taylor, UW Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics professor, conducted an analysis that could provide $60.8 million in economic impact in the Green River area for the proposed enXco wind project, according to The Green River Star.

According to The Fence Post, Anowar Islam, UW Department of Plant Sciences assistant professor and forage agroecologist, judged the winning Wyoming hay entries that claimed titles in the World Forage Analysis Superbowl at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis.

In a K2 Radio interview, UW President Tom Buchanan says the university's expansion project at Casper College will not be affected by proposed budget cuts.

The Casper Star Tribune used UW's release about the last days to view six exhibitions at the UW Art Museum.

UW's Rob Hurless, School of Energy Resources deputy director, and Anne Alexander, International Programs director, were presenters at a forum in Casper that discussed Wyoming's thriving economy despite a difficult economy worldwide, according to a Casper Star Tribune story.

UW's Research and Extension Center in Powell maintains a weather website for agriculture producers in Northern Wyoming, and UW has funded the installations of weather stations in the area, according to a story in the agriculture-related magazine, The Prairie Star.

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