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UW in the News

February 27, 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.

UW Economics Professor Tim Considine participated in a C-SPAN broadcast of an American Enterprise Institute discussion on renewable energy and its role in the United States today, and in the future.

Another UW Economics Professor, Jay Shogren, was interviewed for a Gannett Newspapers' article assessing the status of the Endangered Species Act.

Research work by UW geography Professor Bill Baker and researcher Mark Williams is cited in The Arizona Daily Sun article on whether catastrophic wildfires in regions of Arizona can be prevented.

Several publications and websites carried the Associated Press story taken from UW's news release announcing Professor Sarah Strauss' appointment to a national climate change committee.

Community College Week carried an Associated Press article about the academic success of community college students who transfer to UW after obtaining the associate's degree.

The Wyoming Business Report published UW's news release about a new agreement allowing for the commercialization of technology developed by Molecular Biology Professor Don Jarvis.

Western Farm Press was among many publications that carried the U.S. Department of Agriculture's release listing the colleges and universities, including UW, that received federal funding to support farmers and ranchers living with disabilities.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported UW Religious Studies lecturer Seth Ward, an expert in Islamic and Judaic studies, discussed "Democracy and Religion in the Middle East" at the Glenrock Branch Library.

The Casper Star-Tribune also published UW's news release promoting the Cultural Programs' performance by the Take 6 a cappella group.

Steve Smutko and Elizabeth Spaulding of UW's Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and
Natural Resources will facilitate a task force that will study ozone effects in the Pinedale area, according to a story picked up by The Billings Gazette.

Producers will use a case study of a typical grain farm to put into practice what they learn about pre-harvest selling using marketing tools at UW Extension workshops in Torrington and Pine Bluffs next month, according to The Torrington Telegram.

KULR8 Television in Billings carried an Associated Press story that shows UW students are overwhelmingly satisfied with the quality of instruction they receive in classes taught by College of Arts and Sciences faculty.

Kara Holt, a UW Department of Professional Studies assistant professor, gives her personal perspective on how counselors can help foster children, adopted children and parents navigate the sometimes bumpy road to forging a cohesive family unit, in a story published in Counseling Today.

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