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UW in the News

January 28, 2013

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.

The Los Angeles Times and Science News were among media outlets that cited a UW study in an article about plans to export to California wind energy generated in Wyoming.

A New York Times health article pointed to a UW study that showed women who ran on a regular basis consumed several hundred fewer calories than they burned while working out.

Wildlife Extra, London’s Metro and the UK’s Daily Express were among media outlets reporting UW doctoral student Abdullahi Hussein Ali’s research work in the first-ever attempt to GPS collar wild hirola antelope in their native range in Kenya.

The science news site Cosmos and many other websites and publications cited UW Geology and Geophysics Department graduate student Morgan Churchill’s findings about an ancient “killer walrus.”

KGWN TV reported that UW ranked in the top 100 as a “top college buy” in an Institutional Research and Evaluation Inc. survey. The rankings are among more than 1,400 higher education institutions across the country and based on criteria such as test scores and tuition.

County10, a web and mobile-based media outlet in Fremont County, and Phys.Org posted UW’s release on a study conducted by UW’s Wind Energy Research Center. The study cites the potential of diversifying Wyoming’s economy and providing renewable energy to California.

The Casper Star-Tribune interviewed Heather Duncan, UW Department of Educational leadership associate professor, about the new Natrona County school superintendent, and whether a leader with an education or business background is a better fit to lead the district.

The in-depth Wyoming news site WyoFile recently reported on UW’s success securing large donations for its energy programs and the university’s efforts to obtain a Tier-1 status for its engineering program.

The online “green” website Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production  and several other outlets noted that UW’s School of Environment and Natural Resources has received Gold recognition through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

The online news and technology site WaterWorld magazine carried a National Park Service release about plans to conduct an environmental assessment in advance or proposed changes at the UW/NPS Research Center in Grand Teton National Park.

UW has moved forward in meeting Gov. Matt Mead’s request to reduce the university’s budget, according to a UW release picked up by KOWB Radio.

Wyoming Public Media presented a report that UW scientists are researching high levels of ozone in Sublette County. WPM also discussed the UW School of Energy Resources funding.

Colorado’s Fort Morgan Times offered rave reviews about a performance of UW’s ballet, “From the Ashes: A Cinderella Ballet,” directed by Jennifer Deckert, professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

USA Education News recently posted UW’s release about a study that proffers the majority of sediment that ends up in the world’s oceans comes directly from floodplains rather than mountains. Brandon McElroy, a UW professor of geology and geophysics, contributed to the study.

UW student Emile Pla was profiled in The Laramie Boomerang as both a College of Law student and mixed martial artist.

The Laramie Boomerang also noted that the UW Bookstore will unveil a new name and logo during an open house Thursday.

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