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UW in the News

January 17, 2012

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 Washington Examiner published UW's news release about the university's new program to offer reduced tuition to students from Tunisia. Tunisia Live also carried the UW release as well as other newspapers in the region, printed in French and Arabic, and Radio Jawhara.

The international news website News Blaze featured an article on research published in the journal "Cell" the UW Department of Zoology & Physiology Associate Professor Jeff Woodbury. It describes a new technique for color-coding nerves involved in touch, giving neuroscientists a much-needed tool for studying the different circuits of skin sensation. Johns Hopkins Medicine also reported Woodbury's work with colleagues in a Newswire article.

The UW Art Museum and Pinedale Arts Council later this spring will host a public event that is among activities planned to showcase the community's historical downtown business district, according to a story in The Sublette Examiner.

In an article about the decline of antelope in North Dakota because of severe winter conditions and migration patterns, The Bismarck Tribune cites UW research that is in the early stages of a three-year study to track pronghorn behavior on the winter range in the high desert near Medicine Bow.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and UW representatives recently were in Texas meeting with officials of some of the nation's largest energy companies to try to drum up support for UW's School of Energy Resources, according to an Associated Press story picked up by The Billings Gazette.

KGAB Radio reports UW researchers will be able to better understand details about underground oil and gas deposits through a new high-resolution 3-D x-ray microscope.

UW students and community members participated in National Service Day as part of Martin Luther King Jr./Days of Dialogue, according to KOWB Radio.

Specialty crops, such as grapes and mint offer an additional opportunity for current Wyoming growers, for small farmers and homeowners to expand into these cash crops and new markets, says  Valtcho Jeliazkov from the Sheridan Research and Extension Center in a story in The Prairie Star.

In an Associated Press story picked up by The Billings Gazette, Gov. Matt Mead says the state should have one university -- the University of Wyoming -- and a strong community college system with the two working in partnership.

KGWN Television carried UW's release about the new Visual Arts building being dedicated this week.

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