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UW in the News


July 1, 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.

An editorial in The Laramie Boomerang praised outgoing UW President Tom Buchanan for successfully leading Wyoming’s only four-year university during the past eight years. In another Boomerang story, Buchanan reflected on his tenure as UW’s president.

Wyoming Public Media reported that UW’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute is hosting a conference in Casper next week to help energy companies use enhanced oil recovery to increase their yields.

UW Religious Studies Director Paul Flesher is among excavators who discovered a mosaic in an ancient Jewish village in Israel's Lower Galilee that shows Samson carrying the gate of Gaza on his shoulders, according to Phys.Org.

Wyoming Business Report covered the Casper e2e chapter meeting, at which UW graduate Jerad Stack discussed the evolution of Firehole Technologies, which started as an idea at UW, became a successful Laramie business and recently was sold to Autodesk Inc.

UW’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre production “Waiting for a Chinook (a New Play About Old Newspapers),” was featured in The Cody Enterprise.

The Billings Gazette noted that UW Department of Geology and Geophysics Professor Steve Holbrook received Oceanography Society’s Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea.

Recent UW Ph.D. graduate Arthur Middleton discussed his research work on declining elk herd population in Yellowstone National Park with RedOrbit, the online science, space, technology and health news site.

The Casper Star Tribune noted that Rebecca Podio of Newcastle, who earned three degrees at UW, was recently named Miss Wyoming.

The Billings Gazette featured UW Wyoming Conservation Corps members working on summer projects around the state.

Developing UW’s College of Engineering and Applied Science into a Tier 1 engineering program was the topic of discussion by former Gov. Dave Freudenthal at the 58th annual Wyoming Mining Association convention, according to The Riverton Ranger.

UW Extension educator Karla Case provided food safety tips before the Fourth of July holiday, in a Casper Star-Tribune story. Nikki Baldwin, curriculum coordinator for the UW Early Care and Education Center, also provided child care tips for parents in another CST story.

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