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UW in the News

June 24, 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 Miami Herald quoted UW College of Law Distinguished Professor Jerry Parkinson about the University of Miami’s possible football violations. Parkinson served in a volunteer capacity as coordinator of appeals for the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions from 2000-10.

Incoming UW President Robert Sternberg wrote an article that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The article focuses on what employers really want from college graduates rather than what higher education thinks companies desire.

The Huffington Post reports that ASUW President Brett Kahler was among more than 100 college student body presidents signing a petition to Washington, D.C., lawmakers to find "a long-term solution" to the student loan crisis.

The BBC reported on research using brain scanners and eye-tracking to automate the design of projects for 3-D printing. UW Professor Jeff Clune led the early stages of the research, which is conducted at Cornell University.

Phys.Org noted UW Department of Geology and Geophysics Professor Steve Holbrook’s selection as the 2013 recipient the Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea.

Brian Lee, a UW Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics research scientist, said in a Wyoming Public Media interview that sugar beet producers profit more with genetically modified beets.

The Bridger Valley Pioneer reported that UW’s Wyoming Conservation Corps volunteers assisted in a project at the Fort Bridger State Historic Site. The Gillette News Record also reported on conservation corps projects.

Columnist Bill Sniffin wrote a feature piece for Sheridan and other outlets about adventurist Mark Jenkins, a senior lecturer in the UW Department of English.

InnovatioNews reports that Logimesh, a Fort Collins company that has developed a suite of patented technology to monitor and analyze critical machine function in oil and gas fields, is expanding its business to UW’s Wyoming Technology Business Center.

UW Department of Sociology Assistant Professor Anna Zajacova’s research work that examines the gap in life expectancy of educated and less educated American white women continues to receive attention. The English version of Singapore’s Today Online carried the article.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported UW graduate student Jamie Crait’s research linking the decline of cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake to a dietary shift in river otters.

StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the stories, will record Wyoming residents’ history next month, according to Wyoming Public Media, which hosts the event.

The Seattle Post Intelligencer was among publications that continued to cover a research paper -- co-written by UW Assistant Professor Hannah Jang-Condell -- that purports the possible discovery of a planet 176 light years from Earth.

UW Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Pamela Innes was quoted in a Wyoming Tribune Eagle story on why residents call soft drinks either “soda” or “pop.”

The Wyoming Business Report notes that Kent Noble, UW College of Business assistant dean, is among speakers at this week’s Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit in Rock Springs.

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