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UW in the News


May 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.

Jeff Clune, assistant professor in the UW Department of Computer Science, is a member of a research team that has created a new generation of robot simulations, according to a profile in Live Science.

The San Francisco Chronicle used an Associated Press story about UW atmospheric scientist Robert Field giving a presentation next month at a European environmental conference in Brussels, Belgium.

Former UW great basketball player Flynn Robinson was remembered in several media outlets, including The New York Times, after he died at his Los Angeles home last week.

Three UW Global and Area Studies program graduate students presented research work last week for the public at the Park County Public Library, according to The Cody Enterprise. The release also was picked up by Sheridan Media.com.

Casper’s KTWO Radio was among outlets carrying UW’s release about the 24 students who received EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

With the help of UW and a Small Business Innovation Research grant, Kennon Aircraft Covers has launched an emerging business in Sheridan, according to The Casper Star-Tribune. The business hopes to develop bullet-proof linings for U.S. military planes.

The Laramie Boomerang covered a discussion by UW botany professors Brent Ewers and Dan Tinker about the beetle epidemic and changes in the forest. The presentation was part of an open house organized by the UW Ruckelshaus Institute and the U.S. Forest Service.

An editorial in the Powell Tribune discussed the benefits of the new admissions policy offered to community college students who transfer to UW after earning their associate degrees.

KGAB Radio carried UW’s release about next month’s annual Wyoming Writers Inc. annual conference in Laramie. KGAB and KOWB Radio used UW’s release about the AstroCamp scheduled at UW this summer.

UW’s release about declining elk numbers in the greater Yellowstone area due, in part, to a shift in the diet of grizzly bears as a result of the decline of native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park, continues to be in the news. WyoFile, the online in-depth news site, expanded upon the release.

PlanktOMICS’ spin-out agreement with the University of Wyoming continues to receive media coverage. Algae Industry Magazine posted UW’s release on its website. The company has developed a service business that expedites the highly technical process of domesticating algae for agricultural and industrial production.

UW’s announcement of a new bulletin to help combat invasive weeds was published by Ag Weekly.

eCarTec noted UW researchers’ discovery of a lithium supply in the Rock Springs Uplift.

The Laramie Boomerang covered Special Assistant to the UW President Mike Massie’s summary of key issues facing the university. Massie spoke to the UW and State Retirees of Albany County.

Wyoming landowners may be less likely to accept conservation easements than landowners elsewhere, according to The Prairie Star. The information is cited in a new UW Extension bulletin.

The Laramie Boomerang featured UW Assistant Professor Christine Porter and a team of research partners as they follow five community groups developing local food systems with the goal of learning how to support such organizations. The project is part of a five-year, $5 million project.

The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources awarded Plummer Interdisciplinary Excellence Scholarships to four UW graduate students, according to a release picked up by KOWB Radio.

Former UW basketball players Theo Ratliff, Reggie Slater, Dick Scarlett and Robert Rhynsburger have pledged donations for the Arena-Auditorium renovation project, according to KCWY Television.

The Laramie Boomerang profiled UW Tillman Scholar Cash Freeman in honor of Memorial Day. The Boomerang also editorialized on pay freezes and tuition costs at UW.

The potential economic impact of the discovery of lithium in the Rock Springs Uplift was the subject of a Casper Star-Tribune editorial.

The Cody Enterprise noted that two Park County residents were selected as outstanding graduating students for the 2012-13 academic year by the UW College of Arts and Sciences.

The Riverton Ranger reported that four Wyoming 4-Hers were chosen by the UW Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program for the American Youth Leadership Program in Samoa this winter.

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