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UW in the News

May 14, 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 web-based science, research and technology news service posted UW's release about molecular biology Professor David Fay's article to be published in the GENETICS journal.

Space Daily, the State of New Hampshire Newsletter and The Rocket Miner posted 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 an associate professor of physics and astronomy.

The UW College of Business will require its MBA students to take a seven-day expedition in the Wind River Range through the National Outdoor Leadership School wilderness program as part of a team-building project, according to The Wyoming Business Report.

The website for the power generation industry, Power Engineering, carried UW's release about a meeting of the Energy Resources Council and Clean Coal Task Force.

The Associated Press sent to its affiliates UW's release about work scheduled at White Hall.

Alex Latchininsky, UW Extension entomologist and associate professor, says an earlier spring and warmer temperatures may cause mosquito eggs to hatch early this year, according to a Wyoming Tribune-Eagle story.

UW researchers studied winter migration habitats of the Teton bighorn sheep herd through GPS collars, according to The Jackson Hole News and Guide.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education picked up UW's release about Nell Russell, associate vice president for diversity, receiving the Award of Merit from the university's board of trustees.

Both the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle and The Laramie Boomerang featured UW molecular biology Professor Don Jarvis' research work in developing insect viruses, insect cells and insects as biotechnological tools for many biomedical applications.

David Aadland, UW graduate studies director, is quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article about students posting old tests online for use as study guides for students across the U.S.

The Casper Journal noted that the UW Family Medicine Residency Program in Casper was among sponsors of a series of workshops for expectant mothers.

The Casper Star-Tribune featured UW/Casper College Center graduate Becky Junge, who received the Sue Jorgensen Excellent Student in Education Award that honors a promising educator in memory of the center's first teacher education program coordinator.

Doug Hixon, UW Department of Animal Science chairman, was honored with the President's Faculty Stewardship Award, noted The High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal. UW researchers are developing genetic selection tools to improve sheep efficiency that could help producer profitability, also in The High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal.

The Carbon Capture Report carried UW's release about UW hosting the "Power Generation and the Environment: Choices and Economic Trade-Offs" Symposium Oct. 1-2.

UW's new Board of Trustees elections release was picked up by KGAB Radio.

A UW Extension program is providing a way for Wyoming residents to purchase locally grown or made food products by connecting them with local producers, according to a Casper Journal article.

Amy McLean, UW equine specialist, and members of her horse judging team, recently held a clinic for youth at the Big Wyoming Horse Expo recently in Douglas, according to The Fence Post.

New directions in the College of Education's agriculture education degree program were outlined in a Wyoming Livestock Roundup feature story.

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