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UW in the News

August 18, 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.

Officials from the UW Wind Energy Research Center said that the state would benefit from the nation’s largest wind farm project that will feature 1,000 wind turbines in Carbon County, according to

Physical Wellness published a story about UW researchers discovering a substance that greatly increases the survival of Listeria monocytogenes, a food-borne bacterial pathogen that contaminates processed meat and milk products, as well as fresh produce.

A report written by William Baker, UW ecology emeritus professor, was cited in a San Francisco Business Times article about severe fires being biologically beneficial to Sierra Nevada forests. An article about Baker’s study also appeared in the Seattle Times.

The Nation quoted UW College of Law Professor Michael Duff in an article about unions and labor laws and how they affect Costco, the large retail box store.

Roger Coupal, head of the UW Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, was among a panel interviewed on Wyoming Public Radio (WPR) discussing how Wyoming looks at exports for energy markets.

WPR also reported that the number of jobs in STEM-related fields is rapidly rising in Wyoming. The report follows a recent STEM conference for public school teachers at UW.

The Gillette News Record reported that nine Campbell County athletes are competing in various sports at UW this year.

The largest employer in Albany County is the government sector, which includes UW, according to a Laramie Boomerang article about the increase in jobs and wages in the county.

The Wyoming Business Report noted that Samuel Singer, executive director of Wyoming Stargazing, is the final Harlow Summer Seminars speaker of the 2014 season at the AMK Ranch this week.

Veterans can obtain free tickets to attend Wyoming’s home football game with Air Force, according to a Casper Star-Tribune announcement.

County 10 used UW’s release announcing the 46 new Leadership Wyoming class members. Participants recently held an orientation session in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

Sheridan County Extension Educator Scott Hininger is quoted in a Prairie Star article about the condition of Wyoming pastures.

The Laramie Boomerang featured a balloon launching workshop for teachers, led by the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium located in the UW Physics and Astronomy Department, as part of the recent STEM Conference.

4-H and UW this year are celebrating a 100-year partnership, reported Cheyenne’s KGWN Television.

The Sheridan Press published UW’s release about a rural living conference scheduled Sept. 3-4 in Sheridan.

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