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UW in the News

September 24, 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.

UW Economics Professor Ed Barbier is quoted in a Business Insider article about the gold standard.

Bloomberg Business Week carried an Associated Press story on the UW Board of Trustees requesting $5.3 million in annual pay raises for UW faculty members.

UW anthropology Associate Professor Todd Surovell’s 2009 research into the Clovis peoples’ culture was cited in a number of sources, including the online news site TG Daily.

Several outlets in the United Kingdom, including, wrote reviews and/or interviewed UW English Professor Caroline McCracken-Flesher about her book, “The Doctor Dissected: A Cultural Autopsy Of The Burke And Hare Murders.”

Jackie Leonard’s appointment as director of the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center was noted in the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Cheyenne newspaper, The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, wrote about Marian Rochelle’s $10 million gift to establish the new Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center at UW.

Facilitation efforts by UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute were praised in a Casper Star-Tribune article about the Pinedale Ozone Task Force.

In its weekly entertainment section, the Casper Star-Tribune also carried UW’s release about the Cultural Programs’ performance by the Pacifica String Quartet along with a reading by poet CAConrad.

Radio station KOWB cited UW’s release on Geology and Geophysics Professor Po Chen being the first UW faculty member to conduct research at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne. HPC Wire also posted the story on its website.

Jason Lee, UW criminal justice assistant professor, was interviewed in The Wyoming-Tribune Eagle about a story on how law enforcement officials are fighting crime in the computer age.

UW researchers and colleagues are determining if polar bears that spend longer time out on the ice are healthier than those bears on shore, or vice versa, according to an article in The Alaska Dispatch.

UW Agricultural and Applied Economics Professor “Tex” Taylor says farmers markets bring in more than $1 million to Wyoming communities each summer, according to a story in The Wyoming Business Report.

Sheridan reported that UW architectural design students are helping a Buffalo committee with the design of a new home for the Cowboy Carousel.

The Rapid City Journal noted that the UW American Heritage Center’s traveling photo exhibit, "Hell on Wheels, Union Pacific Railroad Towns in Wyoming,” is currently displayed in the county library.

Brian Leonard, UW chemistry assistant professor, discussed his research work on synthesizing metal carbides at lower temperatures with University of Northern Colorado chemistry students, according to the campus newspaper The Mirror.

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