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UW in the News

September 3, 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’s Energy Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art energy research and collaboration facility, will be unveiled with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Sept. 12, according to a university release picked up by The Wyoming Business Report and Northern Colorado Business Report.

The Casper Star-Tribune carried UW President Bob Sternberg’s column as to why UW faculty salaries should be increased.

Four computational research projects led by UW faculty members have been selected to use the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne during the next year, according to a university release picked up by Technology News and KGAB Radio. KGAB also reported that UW President Bob Sternberg has initiated a brown and gold initiative each Friday.

Hispanic featured UW Department of Economics and Finance Professor Jay Shogren and his popular band “J. Shogren Shanghai'd.”

Entertainer Cheech Marin’s visit to the UW campus this week was noted in The Laramie Boomerang.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide covered UW President Bob Sternberg’s talk at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts last week.

A two-day workshop “Science: Becoming the Messenger” to help scientists, engineers and others to better communicate their research work with the public, will be held at UW next week, according to Wyoming Public Media.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle interviewed Jo Chytka, UW Center for Advising and Career Services director, about how Wyoming students can secure jobs after graduation.

UW Professor Neil Humphrey’s contribution to research that shows Greenland’s ice melt is affected by its sub-glacial drainage system is still in the news. The Casper Star-Tribune featured the UW professor’s work.

HPC Wire noted that UW has more than doubled its capacity for high-performance computing cluster with “Mount Moran” on campus

A UW consumer issues conference later this month that focuses on health care was noted by Sheridan

Psychology Today carried a column by UW Department of Psychology Professor Emeritus Charles Ksir on why the NFL should stop testing players for marijuana use if it’s legal in at least two states. He wrote the column with Columbia University Professor Carl Hart.

UW Extension Educator Ron Cunningham says even though Fremont County produced a high number of sugar beets last year, the crop’s sucrose content was below average, according to The Riverton Ranger.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that tours at UW and Rocky Mountain Power wind and solar projects will be made available Sept. 28. A solar project at UW’s Bim Kendall House is among the tour stops.

Megan Selheim, the new STOP Violence program coordinator at UW, was interviewed by Wyoming Public Media on how students can take measures to be safe on campus this school year.

The Casper Journal noted that how-to canning guides are available through the UW Extension office.

UW’s student farm ACRES has proved successful in developing careers, Urszula Norton, plant sciences assistant professor and student adviser, told The Laramie Boomerang.

Parts and People, an online automotive news service, profiled a Cheyenne company whose business start was aided by UW’s Manufacturing Works and other entities.

UW graduate Rebecca Podio from Newcastle is preparing for the Miss America competition later this month, according to Sheridan

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