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UW in the News

July 23, 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.

Campbell County Economic Development and UW are moving forward with plans to build a new business incubator in Campbell County, according to the Wyoming Business Report.

Lab Manager Magazine wrote an article about NSF research dollars, which included information about UW’s five-year, $20 million grant award that will be used to study the state’s water sources and distribution in the Mountain West region. The grant is the largest in UW’s history. The Wyoming Business Report and Casper Star-Tribune also picked up UW’s release.

The Seattle Post Intelligencer, Sacramento Bee and San Jose Mercury News were among media outlets citing UW Geology Professor William Baker, who challenges the current operating protocol of the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies that today's Western fires are burning hotter and more frequently than in the past.

Wyoming Public Media featured UW students who have participated in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) medical program, the goal of which is to produce more Wyoming doctors and keep them in the state.

KGAB Radio carried UW’s release about Steven Amstrup, an adjunct professor in the Department of Zoology and Physiology, who was selected from among a group of six outstanding finalists to receive the 2012 Indianapolis Prize -- the world’s leading award for animal conservation.

KULR8 Television in Billings and KGAB Radio were among media outlet reporting that the UW Board of Trustees approved issuing $39.7 million in bonds to help pay for major renovations and expansions of campus buildings, including the Performing Arts Building and Half Acre Gymnasium, and also to refinance a prior bond issue.

The Billings Gazette was among media outlets picking up an Associated Press story quoting Diane Courselle, director of the Defender Aid Program at the UW College of Law, on whether allowing jurors to ask questions during a trial is helpful.

UW’s Snowy Range Dance Festival was featured in both The Casper Star-Tribune and Wyoming Public Media.

UW Extension educator Bobbi Holder in Park County provided summer watering tips to The Cody Enterprise.

Eight UW Conservation Corps volunteers will help improve trails at Casper’s Rotary Park, according to K2 Radio.

The Billings Gazette recently carried UW’s release about Professor of Atmospheric Science Terry Deshler’s contributed research with colleagues, which indicated volcanic eruptions could affect climate worldwide. His research was included in an article on the subject in Science Magazine.

The State of Colorado Newsletter carried UW’s release about UW Professor Fred Ogden receiving a Pentagon Grant to research subsurface soil flows along the Panama Canal.

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