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UW in the News

April 21, 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.

UW writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins, a National Geographic writer, wrote an article in the magazine discussing the recent deaths of 16 mountaineers caught in an avalanche on Mount Everest.

The Casper Star-Tribune quoted UW economics Professor Charles Mason in a story that describes how the state’s oil industry the past year has boosted Wyoming’s economy.

UW Economist Anne Alexander will be among speakers at the annual Wyoming Business Alliance Economic Outlook Tour next month, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

The science news website Phys.Org carried UW’s release about research by Phil Bergmaier, a master's student in atmospheric science. His study in “dry lines” -- where humidity or moisture boundaries meet -- shows such areas have the potential for severe thunderstorms to originate.

UW botany Associate Professor Brett Ewers’ research on whether the abundance of dead trees allows too much melted snow to flow into streams, and whether carbon and nitrogen released from dead trees would pollute streams and rivers, was cited in The Heartlander.

The U.S. Geological Survey noted that Anna Chalfoun, assistant unit leader with the USGS's Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and assistant UW professor, recently received a Presidential Award for Early Career Scientists and Engineers, for her work addressing wildlife habitat issues.

UW’s release announcing Mohammad Piri’s appointment as the Wyoming Excellence Chair in Petroleum Engineering was carried by The Casper Star-Tribune, which noted the impact of Piri’s research on the Wyoming economy.

Sheridan interviewed UW Institutional Communications Director Chad Baldwin about legislative support the university received for its engineering initiative.

UW’s release announcing that eight students received Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships was picked up by County 10.

The Casper Star-Tribune endorsed UW’s plan to award pay raises to recently promoted faculty members.

In its weekly entertainment section, the Casper Star-Tribune promoted the UW Theatre and Dance Department production of the musical “Working.”

Riverton Ranger staff writer Craig Blumenshine wrote a column about UW students playing cricket this spring on Prexy’s Pasture.

A UW American Heritage Center traveling exhibition -- “Hell on Wheels: Union Pacific Railroad Towns in Wyoming” -- is on display at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, according to The Temple (Texas) Daily Telegram.

UW instructional technologists Athena Kennedy and Cody Connor demonstrated ways to use innovative technologies in online classrooms during a recent webinar, according to Laramie Live.

The Casper Star-Tribune previewed UW’s Engineers Without Borders 24-hour run/walk to raise money for Kenyan children.

UW Conservation Corps members recently collected empty glass containers for a recycling project, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

The Boomerang’s Outdoor section noted mule deer migration photographs by National Geographic photographer Joe Riis, which are on display through April 25 at the UW Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center lobby.

Matt Kauffman, director of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit of the UW Department of Zoology and Physiology, will discuss Wyoming wildlife migrations next month in Cody, according to The Billings Gazette. Kauffman, who also leads the Wyoming Migration Initiative, was quoted in a story picked up by The Billings Gazette, about a Wyoming mule deer herd that travels 150 miles.

The Casper Journal reported that the UW College of Law will offer a free living will and power of attorney clinic for low and middle-income individuals this week in Casper.

Fort Caspar Museum will host, through June 8, a traveling photo exhibit from the UW American Heritage Center, titled "Japanese-American Girl Scouts at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, 1942-1945,” according to The Casper Journal.

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