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UW in the News

May 21, 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 Washington Post and numerous other media outlets, including the worldwide Energybiz site, quote UW energy economist Timothy Considine in a story about a study concluding that state oversight of gas drilling has reduced environmental problems in Pennsylvania and will prevent major problems in New York if the state allows drilling to begin.

Khaled Ksaibati, UW civil engineering professor, discussed how much money must be allocated for Wyoming road maintenance, and how local governments should be compensated, in a Bloomberg News story about the effects of semi trucks on rural roads where drilling is taking place around the country.

Wyoming Public Media ran a story about UW atmospheric sciences Professor Bart Geerts receiving the National Institute of Water Resources'  first-ever IMPACT Award, which recognizes the nation's best federal research water-related project. 

In a May Wyoming Business Report story about cloud seeding, UW Professor Bart Geerts is quoted about the subject and his research.

Science News and Space Scientific published UW's release about Professor Michael Pierce creating an infrared camera that will be used to study the star-formation history of the universe.

KGAB Radio reported on the UW School of Energy Resources' power generation and the environment symposium next month in Jackson. The Cheyenne radio station also announced UW's release about College of Business students who nominated two Wyoming companies that won Better Business Bureau Torch Award for implementing ethic practices.

Steve Smutko and Elizabeth Spaulding from UW's Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources facilitated a panel discussion in Pinedale to discuss ozone issues in Sublette County, according to The Sublette Examiner.

UW Department of Political Science Professor Jim King was quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune story that was picked up by The Billings Gazette about Wyoming Republican Party members who are forming a new PAC in an effort to maintain conservative views among the state's GOP.

The Rocket-Miner published UW's release on the Women in Science Conference that recently took place on campus.

In a Casper Star-Tribune story, Gov. Matt Mead recently called for the Wyoming Pipeline Authority, in conjunction with UW's School of Energy Resources and the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, to work with the BLM to establish a unified plan for pipeline corridors in the state for CO2 transmission.

Alex Malcolm, UW Extension educator in Fremont County, discussed the water outlook for Wyoming producers in an interview with The Prairie Star.

Three Bridger Valley high school students will participate in UW's annual Summer High School Institute for talented sophomores to improve their academic skills and interests, according to The Bridger Valley Pioneer.

KOWB Radio carried UW's release about the new summer exhibitions at the Art Museum. KOWB also mentioned the annual summer concert series.

The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees approved the sale of the Watt Agricultural Center to UW in a collaboration between the two schools to offer agricultural courses, according to Sheridan

KULR8 TV in Billings reported UW's Upward Bound Program received a five-year grant, which prepares underrepresented Wyoming high school students for secondary education.

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