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UW in the News

June 9, 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.

The Casper Star Tribune, Laramie Boomerang and Washington Times were among media outlets reporting Hess Corporation’s latest commitment to UW for the new High Bay Research Facility and essential technology and equipment used in the facility for research into unconventional oil and gas reservoirs.

The Laramie Boomerang highlighted UW’s Nielson Fellowships available to faculty members working on energy-related projects.

Green Car Congress and United Press International noted that UW’s Carbon Management Institute-led project of the Rock Springs Uplift could potentially store 14 billion to 17 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to results from a Department of Energy-sponsored study.

The California web-based news site, SF Gate, carried UW’s release about a conference scheduled on campus to discuss needs and challenges faced by military and veteran students.

Scottsbluff, Neb., radio station KNEB reported that UW volunteers recently helped with flood relief efforts in Saratoga. The United States Army’s DVIDS (Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System) also carried the report.

The Casper Star-Tribune continued its series examining the needs of UW’s Athletics Department, and offered an editorial about what it will take to improve the school’s athletics programs.

The Laramie Boomerang featured UW’s Student Educational Opportunity program, which helps underrepresented and disadvantaged students succeed.

A UW spin-out business -- GlycoBac -- that received a $220,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop a fast and cost-effective process for influenza vaccine production continues to be in the news. Bioresearch Online noted the grant award.

The Casper Star-Tribune quoted Robert Godby, an associate professor of economics and finance at UW, about President Obama’s proposed new environmental regulations.

A Laramie Boomerang editorial commends UW’s efforts to make faculty listserv posts accessible to the media and others.

Ten videos in the U.S. Forest Service and UW Ruckelshaus Institute series -- “Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles” -- are now available online, according to a UW release that appeared in The Casper Star-Tribune.

Sheridan broadcast UW’s release about the fifth annual AstroCamp for regional middle school students later this month on campus.

Kelly Crane, UW Extension associate director, told Prairie Star that Wyoming livestock producers are having a good spring and the crop planting season is progressing.

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