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UW in the News

March 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.

Phys.Org and KGAB Radio carried UW’s release on research that shows beavers help keep riparian systems healthy.

Phys.Org also carried UW’s release on Geology and Geophysics Assistant Professor Clifford Riebe’s research that revealed smaller salmon spawn more effectively than larger salmon in riverbeds.

Wyoming Business Report carried UW’s release on Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) clients injecting more than $22.6 million in financial capital into Wyoming’s economy during 2013.

UW’s 1943 NCAA national title run is documented in a new film that will be screened March 6 at the Wyo Theater in Laramie, according to Boxscore.

The Laramie Boomerang featured UW Department of Music Professor Rod Garnett and his love of Eastern music, which he has passed on to his students. The story appeared nationally in the Miami Herald and on numerous websites.

In a front-page story in The Laramie Boomerang, Don Roth, deputy director for academics in UW’s School of Energy Resources, says international oil companies will use the SER’s labs to help develop more efficient drilling techniques. carried UW’s release about the university being one of 20 nationwide chosen to host an ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp this year.

UW College of Business students helped nominate four Wyoming businesses for the Better Business Bureau’s 2014 Torch Awards for business ethics, according to The Wyoming Business Report.

Wyoming Business Report carried UW’s release about Jay Gatlin, a UW assistant professor of molecular biology, receiving an Early Career Achievement Award from the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station at UW.

UW’s release on research that links habitat to nutrition condition, reproduction and calf survival in in the moose population was picked up by World

The Casper Star-Tribune noted that the UW Office of Research and Economic Development is in partnership with state entities to further economic growth.

The Laramie Audubon Society has scheduled spring birding trips, including one on the UW campus May 24, according to a story published in The Laramie Boomerang.

World picked up UW’s release about the Department of Theater and Dance’s spring dance concert, “Movement Landscapes,” to be staged later this week. World also noted Grammy Award jazz harmonica player Gregoire Maret’s performance on campus March 7.

The UW Chamber Orchestra joined Casper College’s orchestra for a concert last week in Casper College’s new Music Building, noted The Casper Journal.

The Billings Gazette picked up UW’s release about adventurer Mark Jenkins, a UW writer-in-residence, who will speak this week at Northwest College in Powell.

The annual Student Juried Exhibition at the UW Art Museum closed last weekend, KOWB Radio reported.

Yahoo! News was among national and international media outlets noting that openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, who wears No. 98 in honor of slain UW student Matthew Shepard, has the best-selling jersey in the league.

The history of Grand Teton National Park on Shoshone tribal land was documented in a story in Indian Country Today. UW history Associate Professor Phil Roberts was interviewed for the article. In a story that appeared in The Billings Gazette, Roberts also discussed the Wyoming State Capitol’s history.

KGWN TV reported that the Wyoming Veterans Commission donated $5,000 to the UW Veterans Services Center to help student veterans with smaller school expenses.

UW Extension will host a “Bee College” later this month at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, according to The Prairie Star.

The Billings Gazette reported that Marc Wall, UW’s Senior Visiting Scholar in Global Studies, will present a lecture on global changes in pre- and post-Cold War contexts across the regions Thursday in Powell.

Patrick Fleming, the former chief executive officer of Barclay Investments, discussed his journey from the Wyoming prairie to Wall Street and back, it was noted by The Sheridan Press. The talk was sponsored by UW’s e2e Program.

The Casper Star-Tribune carried UW’s release about jazz harmonica player Gregoire Maret performing at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts this week.

Jeff Beck, a UW associate professor of ecosystems science and management, discussed with Wyoming Public Media why the state’s pronghorn population has been declining rapidly the last 10 years.

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