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UW in the News

July 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.

The web-based research news service,, published UW’s release about molecular biology professor Naomi Ward’s article that appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

UW’s release about Jeff Clune and students in his Evolving Artificial Intelligence Lab was featured in AZoRobotics, Wyoming Public Media and Wyoming Business Report. The group is developing robots to solve complex problems faster.

A UW summer camp to promote interest in health care was the subject of a Laramie Boomerang front-page feature.

Wyoming Public Media interviewed UW Law Professor Michael Duff in a story about Wyoming’s Latino workplace safety record. WPM also reported on Wyoming music teachers working together at a UW summer program.

A 10-year study conducted by UW and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department suggests that the effects of chronic wasting disease on elk may not be as devastating as once believed, according to a story carried in The Billings Gazette.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported on an exhibition, titled “Art of the Hunt: Wyoming Traditions” at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne. The exhibition is the culmination of a five-year study on hunting and fishing in the state, which was completed by UW and the Wyoming Arts Council.

High Country News quoted UW Economist Rob Godby in an article about the Environmental Protection Agency’s new set of regulations for emissions from power plants.

Tim Considine, a UW School of Energy Resources professor of economics and finance, was featured in WalletHub’s recent study examining the most and least expensive energy states.

UW History Professor Phil Roberts’ discussion on prohibition was the subject of a brief in the Casper Journal.

Laramie radio station Hits 106 carried UW’s release about School of Pharmacy graduate Megan Saunders being selected as a finalist for the Next-Generation Pharmacist award.

Public News Service quoted Scott Shaw, professor and curator of the UW Insect Museum, in an article about National Moth Week.

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