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UW in the News

August 13, 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.

Sherrill Shaffer, UW Department of Economics and Finance distinguished professor, is quoted in a Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle story about Standard Chartered Plc conducting $250 billion of transactions with Iranian banks during a seven-year period, which violates federal money laundering laws. He also was interviewed by The BBC.

UW molecular biology Professor David Fay and colleagues have discovered a gene that could help in cancer therapy, according to Medical Press, which was among numerous national and international scientific outlets to carry the story. The study was first published in the journal Genetics.

Wyoming Business Report wrote a story about UW’s completion of an agreement with the Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems to develop and market a patented technology that removes arsenic from water. posted UW’s release about Professor Ken Sims’ expedition to Mount Erebus, a volcano in Antarctica, this fall.

Jerry Parkinson, a UW law professor, is quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story that examines whether college football powers really suffer after inducing harsh penalties from the NCAA.

UW researchers are studying contraception as potential coyote management methods for long-term management, according to Wyoming Public Media. WPM also reported on cleaner technology that could give Wyoming coal industry a boost.

A national real estate website, Globe, carried UW’s release about the new Bison Run Village student housing project that opens for the fall semester.

A resource guide for Wyoming landowners, written by UW Extension resource experts, provides information ranging from soil and forest issues to growing local food, according to the agriculture-related publication The Prairie Star.

According to K2 Radio, the UW Art Museum is among Wyoming museums taking part in the eighth annual Museum Day Live!, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, Sept. 29. The program encourages learning and the dissemination of knowledge nationwide.

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