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UW in the News

August 26, 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.

UW natural resource economist Edward Barbier is quoted in Nature, the international journal of science, in an article about using nature to protect coastal areas from hazards such as hurricanes.

Science Daily and Phys.Org were among numerous media outlets that reported on UW Professor Neil Humphrey’s contribution to research that shows Greenland’s ice melt is affected by its sub-glacial drainage system.

Mohammad Piri, UW School of Energy Resources associate professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, was featured in the Wyoming Business Report. Piri heads the Hess Digital Rock Physics Laboratory in UW's new Energy Innovation Center and his research work was explained in a UW release that appeared in the report.

Wyoming Business Report also published UW’s release about the university doubling the high-performance computing capacity of Mount Moran, the nickname for UW’s high-performance computing cluster.

UW Professor Chuck Mason is on the editorial board of the new Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, according to the Environmental Economics website.

KGAB Radio reported that actor-comedian Cheech Marin will visit UW Sept. 6-7. Marin, a renowned collector of Chicano art, will discuss his collection and give a public talk.

UW researchers were among team members conducting work on how plants and animals living in an ecosystem responded to change in a three-year analysis of the Colorado River in Glen and Grand canyons, according to, an online science website.

The Department of Theatre and Dance’s vertical dance performance at Veedauwoo was the focus of a Wyoming Tribune Eagle feature article.

UW economist Anne Alexander was quoted in an Associated Press story in The Gillette News Record about Wyoming being a top state for exporting to international markets. The News Record also carried UW’s release about record-setting private contributions for the latest fiscal year.

Patrick Call, UW residence life and dining services director, was interviewed for an article in The Laramie Boomerang that focused on the community’s housing crunch. The Boomerang also carried a feature on an outdoor orientation program for new students.

Enhanced Oil Recovery News posted UW’s release about the efforts of the university’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Research Laboratory to recover stranded oil reserves from aging fields in Wyoming’s Big Horn, Wind River and Powder River basins.

UW’s 50th anniversary of its atmospheric research projects was noted by KGWN television, The Gillette News Record and KTWO Radio.

The Casper Star-Tribune noted that UW art instructor Patrick Kikut’s work, titled “Field Project: The Goldmines,” will be on display at Western Wyoming Community College’s art gallery.

UW’s Department of Computer Science partnering with health care company GHX and a UW professor connecting with Teton County Latinas was picked up by Noodls, the consolidated news and media website.

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