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UW in the News

September 4, 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.

Mark Northam, UW School of Energy Resources director, discussed with WyoFile Wyoming’s research to develop cleaner ways to burn coal and the technology to convert the fuel into more valuable products.

The New York Times featured UW’s international students, mostly from India, forming a cricket club that plays its games on Prexy’s Pasture.

KOWB Radio picked up UW’s release about the Department of Geology and Geophysics’ peer-reviewed scientific journal, Rocky Mountain Geology, which marks its 50th anniversary.

KGAB Radio picked up UW’s story about UW’s weather modification project being chosen as a segment for a documentary film being made by Belgian filmmaker Sofie Benoot. Sheridan also picked up the story.

Wyoming is not ready for a major increase in an older population, Christine McKibbin, director of UW’s Wyoming Geriatric Education Center, told The Wyoming Tribune Eagle in a feature about aging.

A $70,000 NASA grant will help UW upgrade its Infrared Observatory, located on Jelm Mountain, according to a Laramie Boomerang story.

Artist Emilio Sanchez’s work “Caribbean Color,” now on display at the UW Art Museum, was featured in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The Torrington Telegram reported the latest agricultural research was highlighted at UW’s James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center during annual field day events.

Improvements around Prexy’s Pasture were noted with the Simpson Plaza nearing completion, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

Laramie’s Mural project, a partnership among local businesses and artists, the Laramie Main Street Alliance and the UW Art Museum, was featured in The Casper Star-Tribune.

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