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UW in the News

November 18, 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 The Chronicle of Higher Education were among the many state and national media outlets announcing the resignation of UW President Bob Sternberg.

The Architects Newspaper featured UW’s Energy Innovation Center and its 3-D visualization lab.

The Spokesman-Review and Lab Manager Magazine were among media outlets that continue to publicize researchers' work, including those from UW, who will use existing technology to convert biomass -- beetle-killed trees -- into high-grade gasoline.

UW Professor Audrey Shalinsky was quoted in MySA about the importance of Fiesta San Antonio, which is an annual community celebration.

According to the web-based science and research site, Phys.Org UW molecular biologists have found a molecular mechanism that allows myxobacteria to recognize related strains that lead to the transient fusion of their outer membranes to exchange lipids and proteins.

KGAB Radio picked up UW’s release about university faculty submitting project proposals to use the NCAR Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne.

Guatemalan genocide survivor Anselmo Roldan Aguilar was profiled in The Laramie Boomerang before his UW-sponsored talk last week.

The in-depth Wyoming news site, WyoFile, quoted UW Economics Professor Timothy Considine in a story about energy issues and if drilling in the West can reduce America’s dependency on foreign oil imports.

WyoFile also reported that UW researchers are conducting a broad inventory of groundwater in the state. Oil and gas operators will be required to test groundwater only in areas where they drill.

Caskey Russell, UW American Indian Studies program associate professor, was among panelists on a Wyoming PBS program on the history of Indian rodeos and culture, according to

The Casper Journal noted that the deputy consul general of the Consulate General and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic in Los Angeles will speak at the UW/Casper College Center this week.

Scott Hininger, an educator in Sheridan County, received the Jim DeBree Excellence in Extension Award, UW Extension's highest honor, according to The Billings Gazette.

Wyoming’s legislative delegation will hold town meetings, including one at the UW American Heritage Center, to discuss service academy appointments, according to BigNews.Biz.

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