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UW in the News

March 5, 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.

Seth Newsome, UW Department of Zoology and Physiology post-doctoral research scientist, is among a team of researchers studying why sea otters are not thriving in the Monterey and Big Sur areas of California, according to a story in The New York Times.

The Wyoming Business Report noted that UW is celebrating its 15th year as a member of the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) consortium. WWAMI is the unique medical education program that helps train primary care doctors for rural practices in Wyoming and other Northwestern states.

The Billings Gazette carried UW's release about plans to make improvements to the Geological Museum beginning this summer, with private donations and state matching funds used to build an endowment.

UW Department of Economics and Finance Profess Jay Shogren is among 14 international scientists invited by the king of Sweden to take part in the coming Royal Professors' Symposium on Global Sustainability, according to a UW news release picked up by The Billings Gazette.

KGAB Radio noted a licensing agreement that will allow UW Department of Molecular Biology Professor Don Jarvis to commercialize his research in the use of genetically engineered insect cells for manufacturing vaccines, diagnostics or therapeutics for use in human and veterinary medicine.

The Torrington Telegram announced National Geographic field writer Mark Jenkins' photo-illustrated presentation of the devastation and suffering caused by Cambodian landmines later this week at Eastern Wyoming College. Jenkins is a part-time writer in residence with UW's MFA Program in Creative Writing.

Silicon pioneer Gene Watson, director of the Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative (WSSI), located at UW, recently discussed creating a different kind of high-paying job for a younger generation in Sheridan, according to

The Gillette News Record was among sites carrying UW's news release about scheduled improvements at the Geological Museum.

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