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UW in the News

December 10, 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.

Several UW research efforts are included in the Northern Colorado Business Report’s special Discoveries 2012 section.

The Casper Star-Tribune noted UW’s School of Energy Resources and Energy Economics and Public Policy’s coal industry roundtable discussion this week in Gillette.

The search for a new UW president, and what to expect in coming years, was the focus of a detailed article in WyoFile, the in-depth Wyoming online news site.

The San Francisco Chronicle was among media outlets noting the university’s Literacy Research Center and Clinic that will open next year. First Lady Carol Mead, along with UW President Tom Buchanan and College of Education Dean Kay Persichitte, announced the successful fundraising campaign for the center.

Fuel Fix noted that drilling company Ensco recently hosted engineering students, including several from UW, as it recruits to staff several rigs under construction. The company says up to 25,000 jobs will be available worldwide in the next few years.

UW economist Anne Alexander’s talk at the Central Wyoming Economic Luncheon was covered by Casper’s KTWO radio. The station also announced UW’s fall commencement schedule.

UW’s release announcing Animal Science Department Head Doug Hixon’s selection for the Distinguished Service Award from the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science was announced in the High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal.

The electric industry’s news website, PowerGrid International, carried UW’s release about UW Professor John Pierre’s selection as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The Boulder County Business Report examined how colleges and universities, including UW, receive research dollars from outside sources.

UW’s release about two new publications dealing with population growth was carried by Wyoming Public Radio. WPR also carried UW’s release on the opening of the Energy Innovation Center.

The U.S. Tennis Association recognized UW’s tennis facility as its regional organization of the year.

Rep. Cynthia Lummis’ switch back to the Natural Resources Committee has the most influence on the Wyoming economy, UW Department of Political Science head Jim King tells The Casper Star-Tribune.

UW Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics Associate Professor Chris Bastian commented in The Casper Star-Tribune about Wyoming ranchers and farmers who are worried about the estate tax hike created by the “fiscal cliff.” The Wyoming Tribune Eagle also featured what falling off “fiscal cliff” the would mean to the state.

The MIT Technology Review quotes UW Professor Edward Barbier in an article on carbon trading in Europe.

Shawn Reese, Gov. Matt Mead’s policy director, tells Energy Central that the UW School of Energy Resources can help with new strategies to maximize the value of the state’s energy resources.

The Laramie Boomerang, from a UW news release, noted a new UW book that examines the university’s history through vintage and modern photographs.

UW Alpha Kappa Psi business honor society is among student groups nominating Wyoming and northern Colorado businesses for ethics awards, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

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