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October 8, 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 is among just seven states that did not cut per student funding between 2002 and 2010 for the nation’s 101 public research universities, according to a National Science Board report and reported by The Casper Star-Tribune.
Jim King, UW Department of Political Science chair, was interviewed in The New York Times about Wyoming’s political makeup and the state being among the nation’s leader in energy production.
Steven Amstrup, UW Department of Zoology and Physiology adjunct professor, and John Whiteman, a UW doctoral candidate in the same department, are both quoted in a National Geographic story about polar bears that return each year at the same time to eat beached whales on an Alaskan beach.
A UW economic impact model shows that farmers’ markets contributed $1 million to the state’s economy last year, according to Bloomberg Businessweek News.
Sheridan Media.com carried UW’s release about UW Libraries awaiting a decision if it is accepted into the Greater Western Library Alliance, a membership that would designate the university as a top research institute.
Dozens of media outlets nationwide carried an Associated Press story about a name the Star Trek tribble contest sponsored by the American Heritage Center.
The AP also covered and sent nationwide a story about Gen. James Mattis’ speech at UW.
Casper’s K2 Radio was among sites that carried UW’s release about the Oct. 15 opening and dedication of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center.
Sora Kim, a UW Department of Geology and Geophysics post-doctoral research associate, was lead author on a University of California-Santa Cruz study that indicates great white sharks have a varied diet, according to The San Jose Mercury News.
The Billings Gazette was among outlets that carried UW’s release about the three recipients of UW Distinguished Alumni awards.
Dan Tinker, UW Department of Botany associate professor, was among several experts interviewed by Wyoming Public Radio about the impacts of beetle killed trees.
The website for climate change news, Sensors and Systems, carried UW’s release about the appointment of Carlos Martinez del Rio as the director of UW’s Biodiversity Institute.
Billings’ KULR8 Television was among media outlets noting the search process for a new UW president by the Board of Trustees. KULR8 also carried UW’s release about the King James Bible traveling exhibit ion showing this month in Coe Library.