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Chad Baldwin
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Phone: (307) 766-2929
Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

UW in the News


April 16, 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 Casper Star-Tribune published UW's news release about the accomplishments of UW College of Law students Marci Crank and Kyle Ridgeway, who finished second in the American Bar Association's recent client counseling competition.

UW experts were quoted in a Casper Star Tribune story about Wyoming exports, such as strong soda ash sales, uranium, liquified natural gas, bentonite and industrial equipment and parts, all playing a large part in the state's economy.

The Associated Press sent to its affiliates UW's release on a cooperation agreement between UW and a university in Kazakhstan, a release that also was picked up by Central Asia Newswire. The AP also carried UW's announcement of this year's honorary degree recipients.

A UW media release noting College of Business students meeting with business icon Warren Buffett was mentioned in The Buffalo Bulletin and other media outlets, such as KGWN TV, The Associated Press and The Billings Gazette.

The Omaha World-Herald also noted that Department of Economics and Finance Assistant Professor Hilla Skiba brought her UW students last week to meet with Warren Buffett. Skiba had met with the business icon as a University of Kansas graduate student five years ago.

UW Department of Economics and Finance Chair Jason Shogren is quoted in The Wyoming Business Report about the nation's slow economic recovery.

The Casper Star Tribune and K2 Radio both published UW's release about this year's honorary doctoral degree recipients.

Another UW media release about UW writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins' attempt to climb Mount Everest was used in Wyoming Arts.

Biotechnology Institute carried UW's media release about the university's Science Posse taking first place in the media award category at the National Science Foundation's recent K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Conference.

The Wyoming Business Report carried UW's media release about the winning teams in the John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition at the College of Business. The Business Report also published UW's release about a $1 million gift to the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.

K2 Radio reported that the UW School of Energy Resources is sponsoring the International Advanced Coal Technology Conference, which will be attended by delegations from China and Australia.

Using a UW media release, KOWB Radio noted the College of Law's annual Potter Law Club spring legal debate about alleged human rights violations during oil exploration in Nigeria. KOWB also mentioned the committee "Friends of Tommy" is working to place a statue at UW to honor Tommy Thompson and his 33 years of dedication to the beautification of the campus.

Wyoming Carbon Capture & Storage Technology Institute's website carried UW's release about a workshop UW's Center for Fundamentals of Subsurface Flow will host May 8-10. The workshop is about CO2 sequestration and natural gas flow in the subsurface.

BioFuels Journal used UW's release about the John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition winners.

KOWB Radio used UW's release about David Hurst Thomas, the curator of North American archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History, who will be the 16th annual Mulloy lecture speaker April 23.

The Torrington Telegram noted that Jim Krall, the director of research at the UW James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) in Lingle, is retiring.

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