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UW in the News

September 9, 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.

Wyoming Public Media General Manager Christina Kuzmych was interviewed by The Los Angeles Times about the Wyoming Stories project, which features recordings that will be preserved at the UW American Heritage Center.

The Casper Star Tribune highlighted Cheech Marin’s recent visit to UW. also picked up the article.

A  UW research study on why a low number of minorities visit U.S. national parks was mentioned in several national publications, including The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Casper’s K2Radio posted a story on its website about Sarah Konrad, a UW scientist and Olympian, who will be featured in an “NBC Learn” segment that will posted on the network’s website about a week before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Wyoming Business Report also ran UW’s release on the subject.

A statue of Tommy Thompson, a master floriculturist who cultivated UW’s beautiful flower gardens, will be unveiled in a public ceremony, according to a university release picked up by The Riverton Ranger.

Wyoming Public Media interviewed UW International Programs Director Anne Alexander about a two-year study that will help the university develop ways to improve international education.

UW President Bob Sternberg told The Casper Star-Tribune that he disagrees with President Obama’s proposed new federal plan meant to combat rising college costs that would rank colleges according to access, affordability and outcomes.

UW’s Energy Innovation Center was featured in multiple media outlets, including The Associated Press, which many of its members nationwide picked up.

UW’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will honor alumni and partners during Ag Appreciation events this week, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

UW Sheridan Research and Extension Center scientists Valtcho Zheljazkov and Ekaterina Jeliazkova published a study on essential oil characteristics of juniper, according to Bio-Medicine.

Wyoming Business Report carried UW’s release about the annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous Job Fair for geoscience students from across the nation. The publication also ran a story about UW’s School of Energy Resources’ plans to build a $25 million facility that will allow for analysis of rocks as large as a cubic meter.

UW’s release about Central Wyoming College Professor Suzanne Smaglik’s summer research work was printed by The Riverton Ranger. She used equipment from UW's Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics.

The Mohave Valley Daily News was among outlets that carried an Associated Press story that quoted UW historian Phil Roberts about the Fossil Cabin, located near Como Bluff, being the world’s oldest building.

A study by UW Economist Chuck Mason says California’s emission reducing fuel policies help lower gas prices, according to the Environmental Defense Fund news website.

Soil Science Society of America quoted UW Ecosystem Science and Management Professor Peter Stahl in a story about reclamation following oil or gas drilling projects.

Increasing outreach and communications with other academic agencies such as UW are among Laramie County Community College goals, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

KGAB Radio carried UW’s release about President Bob Sternberg changing game-day tailgating activities.

The Casper-Star Tribune featured new construction this fall at Casper College, including the joint UW/Casper College Center.

UW Extension’s Field Days Bulletin, which details the college’s agricultural research projects, is now available, according to

The UW student-run ACRES farm continues to receive attention with The Casper Star-Tribune publishing the story about the program’s success.

The Laramie Boomerang ran a feature article on how professionals, including those at UW who offer services for students, can deal with mental illness issues.

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