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UW in the News

June 23, 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.

U.S. News & World Report noted that a group of former UW science and math educators is asking the state to reconsider its position in rejecting Next Generation Science Standards.

Kenyan ecologist Abdullahi Ali, a UW doctoral candidate, was featured in Christian Science Monitor for his research work in trying to save his home country’s hirola antelope.

UW plant sciences Assistant Professor Andrew Kniss is quoted in a story on the online news site Grist about herbicide resistance in weeds.

The Missoulian picked up UW’s release about university research that shows reproductive response of lodgepole pine trees to fire in Yellowstone National Park is countered by the effects of squirrels eating pine seeds. The work was published by UW Professor Craig Benkman and doctoral graduate Matt Talluto.

Dimitri Mavriplis, head of UW’s lab in computational fluid dynamics, was among authors of a new report that offers guidance to NASA regarding the computational resources it will need to design aircraft and spacecraft in the future, in another UW release used by

The Casper Star-Tribune and the Sheridan Press wrote about the special Saturday University event, the Ucross-Pollination Project, scheduled this Saturday at the Ucross Foundation in Sheridan County.

UW Associate Professor Phil Roberts is quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune story about Wyoming political candidates’ pursuit of political action committee contributions.

Sheridan picked up UW’s release noting that 16 UW students in the WWAMI program received medical degrees from the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dario Grana, a UW assistant professor, received a prestigious international award for developing an innovative method to obtain information about oil and gas reservoirs using seismic techniques, according to an industry website, Oil and Gas Press, and The Wyoming Business Report.

The Newberry (S.C.) Observer carried a military veterans benefits update story and included a new state law that allows UW to offer in-state tuition to qualified military veteran students.

A recent study by UW, The Nature Conservancy and the Sage Grouse Initiative, analyzed potential levels of residential and energy development to measure how well the policy can sustain sage grouse over the long term, according to the Sage Grouse Initiative website.

The Casper Star-Tribune picked up UW’s release about the Board of Trustees’ selection of construction managers for the High Bay Research Facility and Corbett Pool projects.

John Whiteman, a UW doctoral candidate, discussed his polar bear research in the first weekly summer lecture at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park, reported The Jackson Hole News and Guide.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal covered the funeral of police officer Alyn Beck, the UW graduate who was killed on the job June 8.

UW and the city of Laramie are working an easement that allows the city to construct and maintain a 2-mile rural trail along the Jacoby Golf Course, noted The Laramie Boomerang.

The UW Biodiversity Institute hosted a Pollinator Party in Lander that discussed bees, butterflies and hummingbirds that pollinate gardens, flowering trees and prairies, reported The Riverton Ranger.

Sheridan broadcast that the UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources has released a series of short films on the bark beetle and its effects on the environment.

Erik Stembridge, Army ROTC cadet at UW, trained at the Leader’s Training Course at Fort Know, Ky., through an Army ROTC internship called the Coach-Mentoring program, according to WWW.Army.Mil, the official United State Army home page.

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