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UW in the News

February 3, 2014

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 reported that the Wyoming Legislature could give UW, the state and a power company the go-ahead to develop a research laboratory dedicated to finding new ways to collect and use carbon dioxide.

Television producer and director Bob Wynn’s papers are housed at UW, according to a Hollywood Reporter obituary.

The Billings Gazette reported that residents should spend more time outdoors during shorter days to receive sufficient levels of vitamin D synthesis, according to a study by UW Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Associate Professor Enette Larson-Meyer.

Rep. Rosie Berger told Sheridan that UW and Wyoming community colleges could share $102 million in new construction funds upon approval of the Legislature.

Science quoted Todd Surovell, UW Department of Anthropology associate professor, in an article about what really killed large prehistoric animals.

UW Professor Jeff Lockwood was among guests on Illinois’ Public Media, who discussed his new book, “The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Loathe, and Love Insects.”

The Billings Gazette reprinted a Casper Star-Tribune article about the new Casper College Student Union and UW at Casper Building, which has drawn favorable reviews.

Longtime UW rodeo Coach Pete Burns’ death was noted by many media outlets including The New York Times and KGWN TV.

The Sheridan Press reported that Saturday U -- UW’s one-day free lecture program series -- will be at Sheridan College this Saturday.

The role of UW’s King Air research airplane was mentioned in a story about research of heavy lake-effect snowfall in the Tug Hill area near Lake Ontario in New York state.

The Casper Star-Tribune touted the power of smart public-private partnerships in an editorial praising gift-giving for renovations to UW’s Arena-Auditorium.

Sarah Konrad, associate project director of Wyoming NSF EPSCoR and a 2006 Winter Olympian, participated in a “Connected Classrooms Hangout” with NBC Learn for its "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games” series with a seventh-grade class in Dallas, Texas; and tenth-graders in Pleasonton, Neb. To see the YouTube video, go here.

The Laramie Boomerang featured Geography Assistant Professor Thomas Minckley and his colleagues who, this summer, studied the bottom of various lakes to better understand the state’s drought conditions.

Eminent Artist Bently Spang has scheduled several public events at the UW Art Museum, according to

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