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UW in the News

April 22, 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 Wall Street Journal says UW experts are among scientists lending equipment to help in a research project that studies lake-effect snow storms in upstate New York.

WyoFile reports that Gov. Matt Mead’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia garnered some interest in that country about energy research being conducted at UW.

The Associated Press distributed to its affiliates UW’s announcement of this year’s honorary degree recipients Nancy Gwinn and Dr. Stephen Nicholas.

UW’s release about the winner of the John P. Ellbogen $30k Entrepreneurship Competition was published in the Wyoming Business Report.

The in-depth Wyoming news service WyoFile announced Robert R. Nordhaus’ talk to launch the College of Law’s new Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies.

The Laramie Boomerang and Wyoming Public Media covered Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough’s talk at UW last week.

The extreme science website Picarro notes the research work of Rob Field, UW Department of Atmospheric research scientist, who drives thousands of miles with specialized equipment in the Pinedale Anticline gas field to find out why a big-city pollutant appears outside the community.

Jay Shogren, UW Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management and Department of Economics and Finance chair, will present this week "Who Pays for Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss?" according to a University of Wisconsin-Superior release.

The Laramie Boomerang notes that developers will meet with university officials this week to discuss future development plans for the UW Plaza.

Jerry Parkinson, UW law professor, says 10 percent of appeals heard by the NCAA in the last five years have been granted relief, according to at The Orlando Sentinel. Parkinson served as appeals coordinator for the NCAA Committee on Infractions from 2000-2010.

The Casper Star-Tribune featured UW petroleum engineering student Dan Larson, who ran 100 miles in a 24-hour period for “Run Josh Run,” an event dedicated to raising money for Kenyan orphans.

UW Extension is among sponsors of a national award-winning livestock program this summer in Gillette, according to radio station KTIC in West Point, Neb.

KULR8 Television in Billings reports that last week’s Wyoming spring snowstorm was good for grazing pastures, but ranchers reported loss of newborn calves, says Dallas Mount, UW Extension specialist.

Ron Cunningham, UW Extension specialist, told The Riverton Ranger last year’s weather cost Fremont County its ranking as the state’s top hay-producing county.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that students, including a UW team, will compete this week in the National Security Innovation Competition at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

UW’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” was among stage productions being performed this month, according to the Casper entertainment website Broadway

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