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UW in the News

February 6, 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.

Salt Lake City's Deseret News carried an Associated Press feature on work being done by Scott Shaw, a UW Department of Ecosystem Science and Management professor who has identified new insect species.

UW Institutional Communications Director Chad Baldwin was quoted in a Billings Gazette story about Northwest College exploring the possibility of offering health insurance benefits to same-sex partners of school employees. The paper, as did Textile World, also reported on spider silk research being conducted at UW.

An article on the success of community college students who transfer to UW, including New England Cable News (NECN), a regional 24-hour cable news television network. A summary of the article was featured in US News University, a new educational website offered by US News and World Report.

BizWire Express was among sites announcing the selection of a design team for UW's planned Gateway Plaza. The story also was picked up by

Los Angeles Lakers owner and UW graduate Jerry Buss, from Kemmerer, was profiled in Silver Screen and Roll, the website devoted to Lakers fans.

The Torrington Telegram announced a two-day workshop at UW that focuses on helping producers develop a farm and ranch succession plan. The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics will host the workshop later this month. 

An Associated Press story in The Billings Gazette indicated that lawmakers are considering changing the name of UW's Clean Coal Task Force to the "Advanced Conversion Technologies Task Force."

The Casper Star-Tribune carried UW's news release promoting the Theatre and Dance Department production of "The Beaux' Stratagem." The paper also ran UW's release announcing a concert by the pop-folk group SHEL.

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