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UW in the News

May 7, 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.

In a story about the importance of developing natural gas resources, the Washington, D.C.- based publication The Hill quoted UW energy economist Tim Considine's report that the steel industry supports more than one million jobs in the United States.

Anything posted online is fair game, according to Robert Sprague, a UW College of Law associate professor of business law who studies workplace privacy and technology, who is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about what constitutes privacy on a person's Facebook page or Twitter account when applying for a job.

The National Center for STEM Elementary Education, based in St. Paul, Minn., posted UW's release about the Women in Science Conference on its website. STEMConnector also posted the release.

UW School of Energy Resources Director Mark Northam was quoted in media outlets, including The Billings Gazette, about the Obama administration's directive requiring companies drilling for oil and natural gas on public and Indian lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that a group of UW officials, along with Gov. Matt Mead and others, will attend energy conferences in China and Texas in the coming weeks.

Comic book legend Stan Lee's collection in the UW American Heritage Center was the focus of a feature article in the Casper Star-Tribune.

UW student Lydia Coe, an animal science junior from Salinas, Calif., was mentioned as a College National Finals Rodeo qualifier in a university release picked up by The Salinas Californian.

Amy McLean, a UW equine specialist, is quoted in The Omaha World-Herald about the rising number of donkeys in the United States.

The Casper Star-Tribune carried UW's release about Henry "Hank" Harlow, Department of Zoology and Physiology professor, receiving the university's highest faculty honor, the George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award.

A drilling project led by UW's Carbon Management Institute was one of three significant carbon dioxide storage sites mentioned in a Department of Energy release.

Gregg Cawley, UW political science professor, is quoted in Cronkite News about ploys conservatives use to ratchet up anti-federal sentiment anytime they want to gain political support.

Vision Systems Design and the State of New Mexico Newsletter picked up UW's release about Michael Pierce's creation of an infrared camera that will be used to study the star-formation history of the universe. Pierce is a UW associate professor of physics and astronomy.

Laramie County Community College trustees detailed new construction on campus, including a joint UW/LCCC building for four-year degree programs, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

West Virginia business publication, The State Journal, mentioned that UW Professor William Missouri Downs will attend a West Virginia State University production of his play, "Dead White Males."

WIA, Women in Academia website, mentioned UW's release about Snehalata Huzurbazar, UW statistics associate professor, being named to a two-year term as deputy director of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute.

KOWB Radio mentioned UW's spring graduation and speakers at each college's commencement ceremonies.

UW music Professor Theresa Bogard was quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune feature about her 11-year-old prodigy piano student James Wilson of Laramie.

KULR Television in Billings was among media outlets carrying UW's release about Esther George, the new president and CEO of the 10th Federal Reserve District in Kansas City, Mo., speaking on campus this week.

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