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UW in the News

July 28, 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.

Sarah Benson-Amram, a UW assistant professor of zoology, is featured in a segment of a recent BBC documentary called “Talk to the Animals.” Benson-Amram explains how hyenas communicate with their own and assess the strength and number of their enemies.

UW’s release about the use of naturally occurring bacteria to remediate uranium mining sites was the basis for a Wyoming Public Media report.

UW veterinarians are investigating the causes of a new disease that is fatal to dogs, according to a Laramie Boomerang feature article.

UW researchers are part of a team that is excavating a synagogue at the site of an ancient Jewish village, according to the Casper Star-Tribune. The Star-Tribune also published an article on some of the new buildings that will be built at UW.

The Billings Gazette published an article that mentioned UW economists’ contributions to a study of school construction funds.

UW Professor Jim Waggoner’s meat business, Wags Livestock, was profiled in the Laramie Boomerang. Another Boomerang article featured the yearlong Wyoming State Museum exhibition, “Art of the Hunt,” a project led by UW American Studies Program researcher Andrea Graham.

SweetwaterNOW posted UW’s release about UW’s Department of Anthropology providing tours of Hell Gap, a historic Paleoindian dig site, and bolstering the local economy there. The news and information site also promoted UW’s weekly seminar at the AMK ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

KGAB Radio picked up UW’s release detailing Professor Jason Shogren’s recognition by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists for outstanding professional contributions and demonstrated leadership in the field of environmental economics.

UW College of Education Associate Dean Leslie Rush responded to critiques that arose from the recent UW Board of Trustees meeting with state legislators, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

Greg Pierce, a UW doctoral degree candidate in anthropology, was named to replace Mark Miller as Wyoming state archeologist, according to an Associated Press announcement that appeared in several media outlets.

The Powell Tribune reported annual Field Day events were held last week at the local UW Research and Extension Center.

UW Economist Charles Mason was interviewed by The Casper Star-Tribune about steady oil production in the state thus far during the summer.

The Chinook Observer carried UW’s release noting that recent UW School of Pharmacy graduate Megan Saunders of Chinook, Wash., has been selected as a finalist for the Next-Generation Pharmacist award.

The Business Farmer in Scottsbluff, Neb., published UW’s release noting Jim Heitholt’s appointment as the new head of the UW Department of Plant Sciences.


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