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UW in the News


April 8, 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.

National Public Radio featured Eli Beracha, UW finance and real estate assistant professor, and the results of his real estate studies on housing and hurricanes. The NPR feature discussed how Hurricane Sandy’s destruction has not stopped people from buying property on the New Jersey shore.

A study by UW’s Jonathan Naughton, director of the Wind Energy Research Center, was published by The Journal Advocate (Sterling, Colo.). The study compares Wyoming's wind to Colorado wind and the efficiencies that would result by combining the two resources. Silobreaker posted UW’s release on the subject.

The Billings Gazette picked up UW’s release about the recent Shepard Symposium on Social Justice.

Jeff Clune, assistant professor in the UW Department of Computer Science, is featured in a Cornell Daily Sun article about 3-D printing. Clune also is mentioned in a ZDNet article that summarizes a book about 3-D printing.

Gov. Matt Mead is in the Middle East this week to talk with officials about energy research being conducted at UW, according to Sheridan Media.com and several other media outlets.

The Billings Gazette noted that UW students’ default loan rate is well below the national average.

UW Economics Professor Tim Considine is quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune story about producers switching from natural gas to crude oil production. The paper also featured UW’s release about an educational program on polar bears scheduled at the Berry Center; and it published UW’s release about Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough’s April 16 talk  in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

The Wyoming Business Report carried UW’s release about the success of two College of Law teams in a recent environmental law moot court competition.

UW horticulturist Sadanand Dhekney’s grape research was the topic of a Wyoming Public Media feature. WPM also featured a segment about a UW study on the benefits of combining Colorado and Wyoming wind resource to produce electric power.

Northwest Indiana Times quoted UW economics Professor Timothy Considine about the importance of better paying manufacturing jobs that contribute to the economy. He also was quoted in another NIT article about larger companies and the cost of being in compliance.

A UW sponsored program, CI-Water Project, was mentioned in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The program provides schools with a toolbox that will help students and teachers better understand water issues.

Casper’s KTWO radio station reported on the UW shotgun team’s success at the clay target national championships.

Wyoming’s Conservation Corps, based at UW, was the focus of an article in the Cody Enterprise.

The Riverton Ranger reports that Ginger Paige, UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources associate professor, will discuss water issues at a water quality training workshop later this month.

Cattle feed management and how it impacts cattle is being studied at UW’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center, according to television station KOTA in Rapid City.

Polar bears and their habitat is the subject of a series of workshops this week at the UW Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, according to a university released picked up by The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Casper Star-Tribune also reported that a ceremony this week at UW will honor Wyoming National Guard soldiers that are being deployed to the Persian Gulf.

UW’s release about Firehole Composites, a software company that sprung from the university’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, being sold to a San Francisco 3-D design firm, was picked up by Sheridan Media.com.

The Laramie Boomerang covered speaker Zach Wahls’ keynote address at last week’s UW Shepard Symposium on Social Justice.

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