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UW in the News

June 11, 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 June 8 stories about the delivery of the supercomputer to Cheyenne, various media outlets mentioned UW's role in the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center set to open this fall. Wyoming Business ReportThe Casper Star-Tribune and CBS News Channel 5 were a few of those media sources.

A Sunday L.A. Times article about the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center mentions UW's use of Yellowstone ( the supercomputer's nickname) for carbon sequestration research.

The web-based science and technology news site, PhysOrg, and e!Science News carried UW's release about atmospheric research being conducted by UW Professor Bert Geerts. His cloud-seeding research will require use of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC).

China News Center and Supercomputing Online carried UW's release about Po Chen's seismology research that will involve use of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). Wyoming Business Report wrote its own story about Chen's research.

HPC Wire and Helicopter News carried UW's release about UW professor Dimitri Mavriplis's aerodynamic research that he will conduct using the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center this fall.

Lake Havasu News in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., carried UW's releases about research of the Colorado River Basin's hydrology being conducted by UW professors Fred Ogden and Craig Douglas. The research will involve computer modeling through use of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center this fall.

Possible budget cuts being considered by UW were the focus of an article in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle.

Public News Service published UW's release about an Alzheimer's workshop sponsored by the Geriatric Education Center in the university's College of Health Sciences.

K2 Radio was among media outlets discussing UW representatives and Gov. Matt Mead's attendance at the 2012 International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference in China.

The Casper Star-Tribune published a story about UW professor Gary Franc's research that could protect plants from frost and drought. For one of his projects, Franc plans to use a byproduct of sugar processing from beets to prevent frost injury.

GEAR UP Wyoming and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research -- with an assist from UW students -- are teaming up to bring atmospheric and computational science to the state's middle and high school students this summer, according to KGAB Radio.

Two UW students received York Future of Energy Scholarships, according to The Riverton Ranger.

UW's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is among entities funding the Eden Valley Telehealth Services project that saves clients time and money required to drive to clinics for check-ups and specialist appointments by using video chat infrastructure with medical professionals, according to The Sublette Examiner.

UW Economics Professor Edward B. Barbier is the author of an article on U.S./China cooperation on  climate and energy issues that appeared in the non-profit website China-U.S. Focus.

The Laramie Boomerang reported the joint Jacoby Golf Course partnership between UW and the City of Laramie. Improvements will help alleviate rainfall problems along Grays Gable Road, while retention ponds will be added on the course as water hazards.

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