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UW in the News

July 15, 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 was among publications noting UW faculty member Randi Martinsen’s selection as president-elect of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

The San Francisco Chronicle carried an Associated Press story citing ExxonMobil’s partnership with UW’s School of Energy Resources to promote energy education in Wyoming public schools.

Gov. Matt Mead detailed renewed efforts to increase salaries for state and UW employees as part of his 2015-16 biennium budget recommendations, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The Casper Star-Tribune quoted UW Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute Associate Director Glen Murrell in a story about new technology that removes CO2 from raw gas. The interview took place at last week’s CO2 Conference. Rob Godby, UW economist, was quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune series on the long-term costs of Wyoming high school students who do not graduate.

Ed Barbier, UW natural-resource economist, was quoted in Nature, the international weekly journal of science, about his research that demonstrated that the presence of marshes in Louisiana could reduce storm property damage.

Environmental Monitor carried UW’s release about the university’s five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will support research into watershed hydrology, geophysics, remote sensing and computer modeling.

UW Department of Political Science Professor Jim King told the Casper Star-Tribune that  Wyoming residents favor their local delegation but show disdain for Congress as a whole.

The Laramie Boomerang featured Zoe Curtright, UW Facilities Planning office associate, who is a longtime Laramie Jubilee Days volunteer. The Boomerang also featured Laramie Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Dan Furphy, who commented that UW was among the reasons for low unemployment figures in Albany County.

The CO2 Conference, organized by UW’s Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, was mentioned in The Wyoming Business Report.

The Casper Star-Tribune featured Wyoming Technology Business Center CEO Jon Benson. The WTBC, located at UW, is assisting with a revamped Casper business incubator.

UW will host a field course on the historical and religious significance of Heart Mountain in Park County, according to Wyoming Public Media. UW Lecturer Julianne Couch also was interviewed by WPM about her book “Traveling the Power Line,” about America’s need for energy sources.

The Billings Gazette noted that Carlos Martinez del Rio of UW’s Biodiversity Institute was the recent lunchtime speaker at Cody’s Draper Natural History Museum.

UW’s Biodiversity Institute and Sweetwater County Master Gardeners hosted pollinator parties to explain how bees, butterflies and hummingbirds pollinate plants, according to The Green River Star.

The Guernsey Gazette reported that UW’s Department of Anthropology faculty is assisting in an excavation at the Hell Gap archaeological site, located outside of the community.

Fremont County’s UW Extension Educator Ron Cunningham discussed with The Riverton Ranger the implications of the failed farm bill on local producers.

UW food and nutrition specialist Melissa Bardsley was quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune article on school snacks.

The Casper Star-Tribune featured Joseph McGinley, who developed a medical drill and will market the product with assistance from several local alliances, including UW’s Manufacturing Works.

A workshop for young cattlemen was held at UW’s James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle, according to The Torrington Telegram.

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