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UW in the News

November 5, 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.

Danielle Pafunda, UW Department of English assistant professor, was interviewed by The Wyoming-Tribune Eagle for a feature as to why people like scary movies or like to be scared.

The Umberto Tassoni Review on Global Warming posted UW’s release about former UW doctoral student Brady Foreman’s paper that was published in Nature, focusing on a global warming event 55 million years ago that contributed to rivers becoming deeper, wider and more mobile in western Colorado.

Wyoming Business Report  and K2 Radio in Casper were some of the media outlets that carried UW’s release about a ribbon-cutting celebration scheduled Nov. 9 for Mount Moran, the centerpiece of the university’s Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC).

Primeur Weekly! Magazine posted UW’s release about a Dec. 17 deadline for UW faculty members to submit their large allocation requests to use the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputer in 2013.

Research conducted by UW’s Natural Diversity Database to assess the effects of wind turbines on bat populations was the focus of an article in the Billings Gazette.

A forum at UW, sponsored by the nonpartisan Malcolm Wallop Fund for Conversations on Democracy, will examine how social media played a part in this week’s presidential elections, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

Randi Martinsen, a lecturer in the UW Department of Geology and Geophysics, is quoted in a Fuel Fix article about women in the energy industry. Fuel Fix provides news and analysis of the energy business.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s talk at UW was featured in Business Insider.

Tracey Owens Patton, UW African American and Diaspora Studies professor, was interviewed by Knoxville News Sentinel in a feature about how black women are portrayed by the hairstyle they select.

Technology Marketing Corporation published UW’s release about Jen Chavez’s appointment as Information Technology Applications and Database Services director. The website also carried UW’s release encouraging faculty to apply for access for high-performance computing time.

KOWB Radio carried UW’s release about the American Heritage Center’s “Name the Tribble” contest winner. The contest helped promote American Archives Month.

UW agriculture communications senior Kaitlynn Glover placed first in the recent Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Collegiate Discussion Meet and earned a trip to Phoenix, Ariz., for the regional competition, according to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation website.

The Laramie Boomerang noted that Haiti’s director of Pure Water for the World will speak at UW Nov. 16, to discuss the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake that hit his country.

The Casper Star-Tribune published UW’s release about the Gallery 234 exhibition, “Color of Sound.”

The introduction of Cowboy Joe V was noted in a Casper Star-Tribune column.

UW Extension is among sponsors of the Southeast Wyoming Beef Production Convention in Torrington later this month, according to The High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal.

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