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UW in the News

September 30, 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 Casper Star-Tribune and Laramie Boomerang noted the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s visit to the UW campus -- less than two months before he was assassinated.

UW’s release about controlling the coyote population in Wyoming, headed by Marjorie MacGregor, UW doctoral zoology and physiology candidate, was picked up by Phys.Org.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle noted that carbon capture and sequestration has received intensive study and investment at UW’s Carbon Management Institute in a story about declining coal prices.

A Casper Star-Tribune story picked up by The Billings Gazette quoted UW Economist Anne Alexander about the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect Wyoming residents.

UW’s release about next week’s International Conference on Future Technologies for Wind Energy was picked up by, an online publication for offshore wind turbine news.

The Casper Star-Tribune profiled retiring UW Professor Hank Harlow, who has conducted studies on polar bears, grizzly bears and komodo dragons.

An op-ed piece by Bill Gern, UW vice president for research and economic development, detailing how the lack of raises has affected UW’s ability to retain quality faculty, was picked up by The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The Northern Colorado Business Report was among sites carrying UW’s release announcing the annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous and Job Fair for energy industry jobs.

The Associated Press distributed UW's release about the university’s new Professional Land Management program to the Seattle Post Intelligencer and several other media outlets.

The Daily Eastern News noted that Jose Rosa, UW marketing and sustainable business practices professor and an ACE Fellow, has been placed at Eastern Illinois University to shadow administrators.

UW Economics Professor Edward Barbier is among the authors of a report in the science news website BrightSurf that analyzed the economic rewards of better land management.

The Casper Journal reported that UW writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins will discuss his Mount Everest trek at Casper College this week.

UW Associate Professor Ye Zhang’s computer models of subsurface hydrogeology features were the subject of a Laramie Boomerang front-page article that was distributed by the Associated Press to The Register-Guard in Eugene Ore., and other outlets.

ESPN noted UW quarterback Brett Smith’s record-setting performance in the Cowboys’ recent 56-23 victory against Air Force.

UW Extension’s “Welcome to Wyoming” series will offer soil, climate and plant information workshops in Cody this month, according to The Cody Enterprise.

A UW cookbook recipe is cited in a U.S. News and World Report article about trimming food budgets.

KGWN TV quoted Axel Garcia y Garcia, from UW’s Powell Research and Extension Center, about Wyoming hay prices being lower this summer compared to a year ago. KGWN also noted that UW Extension Educator Milton Geiger says farmers are using more solar powered pumps to draw groundwater for livestock.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that former Sen. Al Simpson is will speak about the national debt at a seminar this week at UW.

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