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UW in the News

April 7, 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 Business Report carried UW’s release on GlycoBac, a UW spin-out business, receiving a $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to improve the effectiveness of drugs that can potentially help diabetes and cancer patients. also posted a story on the subject.

County 10 carried UW’s release on the state and UW finishing its collection of cloud seeding statistical information.

UW’s release on Carlos Martinez del Rio was used by K2 Radio. Del Rio, director of the UW Biodiversity Institute, is co-author of a paper with 16 colleagues arguing that society would benefit from a revitalization of natural history research.

Morocco World News noted that the Muslim Students Association at UW is organizing the annual Islam Awareness Week on campus this week.

The Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at UW, as well as other volunteers, helped capture to study elk and deer migration and habitat in southern Wyoming, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

Nepal used UW’s release about the annual Celebrate Nepal event this weekend on campus.

UW researchers’ discovery that bedrock influences forests and landscape evolution more than previously thought continues to be in the news. The report was featured on the National Science Foundation website.

The Casper Star-Tribune interviewed UW Political Science Professor Jim King about county delegates voting to censure some of Wyoming’s politicians and how it could affect political races this fall.

UW’s news release about student teams presenting business plans for the annual John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition was picked up by Technology News and KGAB Radio.

Campus Technology picked up UW’s release noting that Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) has launched a pilot program designed to help improve access to assistive technologies in Wyoming schools.

Candidates for UW associate vice president and dean of students will be on campus for interviews, according to KGAB Radio.

Wyoming Public Media noted that eight UW students in the School of Energy Resources recently attended the Advanced Coal Technology Conference in Australia.

Axel Garcia y Garcia, from the UW Research and Extension Center in Powell, says Big Horn Basin farmers are having difficulty planting crops because of wet conditions, according to an Associated Press story picked up by The Gillette News Record.

The Laramie Boomerang noted that four candidates for the associate vice president and dean of students position at UW will be brought on campus for interviews in the next two weeks.

The Verismo Trio will perform in the UW Department of Music Faculty Recital Series Sunday, April 13, according to a university release broadcast by K2 Radio.

Prairie Star noted that UW Extension Educator Hudson Hill is among speakers at a poultry workshop later this month in Powell. Prairie Star also reported the UW Meat judging team’s spring results.

Country singers Tyler Farr and Charlie Worsham’s concert this week in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium was aired by K2 Radio.

County 10 published UW’s release about the new UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic opening.

An empty downtown Laramie storefront will be converted into a “pop-up” gallery that will showcase UW student artwork, according to a story in The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle noted that the "Starstruck” exhibition, featuring 106 images by 35 artists demonstrating a variety of subjects -- from landscapes to deep sky objects -- is now on display at the UW Art Museum.

UW Economist Tim Considine’s study that determined California’s energy development has a net positive impact in the form of thousands of added jobs and billions of dollars of tax revenues was noted by NGI Shale Daily.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that Michele Josue’s documentary, “Matt Shepard Was a Friend of Mine,” was shown during the annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice at UW last week.

UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences’ Shane Murphy and Robert Field’s fracking research using a Mercedes Sprinter van with a mass spectrometer and other high-powered scientific instruments to measure volatile organic compounds and methane was noted in Yale Environment 360.

Mother Nature Network featured the research work of UW Professor Ken Sims in Yellowstone National Park. He hopes to determine what causes the park's well-known steam eruptions.

David Mohrbacher, director of the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute at UW, was quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune story about some of the large oil companies doing work in the Wyoming.

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