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UW in the News

June 16, 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 and published UW’s release about university researchers stimulating growth of native bacteria to restore uranium mining aquifers in the state.

The Houston Chronicle published an Associated Press story detailing the UW Veterans Services Center collecting data, such as graduation rates, retention rates or average GPA, on the university’s 600 military veteran students.

Ken Dueker, UW Department of Geology and Geophysics associate professor, was among researchers who discovered evidence for potentially water deep beneath rock formations in the Earth’s mantle, according to EurekAlert!, the online global news service of the American Association for the Advance of Science.

The new UW Center for Global Studies, located in the Cheney International Center, integrates campus-wide research efforts with a global focus, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

Bellona, a nonprofit agency, reported that UW’s Carbon Management Institute-led project at the Rock Springs Uplift could potentially store 14 to 17 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to results from a Department of Energy-sponsored study.

Garth Massey, an emeritus UW sociology professor, wrote an expert’s report on behalf of Native American tribal members who say they don’t have equal access to the ballot box in Montana, according to In These Times.

The Laramie Boomerang noted that three UW professors presented research work during an informal science session at the Albany County Library. Organizers hope for similar sessions later this summer in Lander or Jackson.

Ryan Haupt, a UW doctoral candidate in geology and geophysics, co-wrote a study explaining why cougars may have survived mass extinction because they were not particular about what they ate, according to the website

Several UW releases appeared in the The Casper Star-Tribune, which noted that country singer Ashley Buchart will perform Wednesday at UW as part of the university’s weekly Summer Programs series. The CS-T also published the new staff-selected exhibition at the UW Art Museum. The Casper Star-Tribune also carried UW’s release about “Swingtime Canteen,” an Off-Broadway play that will be staged for UW’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre this summer in Laramie, Riverton, Rock Springs, Lander and Dubois.

The Laramie Mural Project -- with the UW Art Museum a sponsor -- celebrated its 10th mural project last week with a public event in downtown Laramie, according to a Wyoming Public Media broadcast.

KGAB reported that the UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing participated in a statewide survey that addressed the issue of continuing education among Wyoming nurses.

UW President Dick McGinity is among speakers at the annual Wyoming Mining Association meeting in Jackson this week, reported KULR News in Billings.

The Laramie Boomerang featured Cindy Dywan, who works for the UW Outdoor Program. The recent UW graduate will compete in this summer’s Tour Divide mountain bike race that stretches 2,745 miles from Banff, Alberta, Canada, to Antelope Wells, N.M., along the Continental Divide.

Marty Martinez, UW Veterans Services Center senior project coordinator, was interviewed by KGWN TV in Cheyenne and also Wyoming Public Media about programs offered to military veteran students.

Head men’s basketball coach Larry Shyatt and his son, assistant coach Jeremy, were featured in a Father’s Day article in Sunday’s Laramie Boomerang.

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