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UW in the News

August 25, 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.

An essay about insects by UW Professor Scott Shaw, curator of the UW Insect Museum, appeared in the New York Times Sunday Review.

Malcolm Holmes, professor in the UW Department of Sociology, is co-author of a National Journal article about factors contributing to the Ferguson, Mo., riots.

UW molecular biology Professor Peter Thorsness is quoted in a story about the rising cost of college textbooks on the online news site Vox.

UW’s article about a paper calling for more carbon capture and storage research appeared in Phys.Org, the web-based science, research and technology news service.

In its weekly entertainment section, the Casper Star-Tribune published UW’s release about UW Art Museum closing exhibitions. The section also has an article about UW author Nina McConigley. And UW’s release announcing McConigley’s Pen Award appeared in the News India Times.

In an interview with The Casper Journal, UW President Dick McGinity discussed, among other topics, changes in leadership at UW-Casper.

The Riverton Ranger picked up UW’s release about Wyoming Conservation Corps projects in Fremont County.

The Billings Gazette published an Associated Press story about Grand Avenue reopening ahead of schedule before the beginning of fall classes at UW next week.

The Laramie Boomerang profiled the longtime UW sports broadcasting duo of Dave Walsh and Kevin McKinney.

Mark Clementz, a UW Department of Geology and Geophysics associate professor of paleontology, was interviewed by The National Science Foundation about how ancestors of today's mammals responded to climate change.

Wyoming Business Report published UW’s release on Barry Sims, former CEO of Taco John’s, speaking at the upcoming e2e Wyoming meetings in Gillette and Sheridan.

Food Quality News published UW’s release 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.

UW’s release about the new Doctor of Nursing Practice program was broadcast by, a group of radio stations covering northeast Wyoming.

UW experts will participate in the High Plains Nutrition and Management Roundtable later this month, according to an announcement in the Gering Citizen.

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