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UW in the News

October 6, 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.

UW economist and International Programs Director Anne Alexander, a policy fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, published a blog on the AAAS website that analyzed the economic impacts of pandemics in response to the current Ebola outbreak.

The Associated Press distributed to its members UW’s announcement about the opening of the WPX Energy Drilling Simulation laboratory on campus. More coverage of the event appears on the LaramieLive website.

Wyoming Business Report published UW’s release on Professor Jonathan Naughton receiving a $4.25 million grant from the DOE to study wind energy research. Penn Energy, Domestic Fuel and also carried the story.

The Sage Grouse Initiative reported that UW faculty members were among researchers who discovered how sage grouse conservation also benefits mule deer migration routes.

In an interview with The Casper Star-Tribune, UW economist Rob Godby says the Simplot Co. plans to build an ammonia plant in Rock Springs, near the Jonah Field, will help the company save on the cost of shipping the natural gas via pipeline to a plant in the Midwest.

The sale of a ranch owned by the UW Foundation was reported in a Casper Star-Tribune article.

A photo exhibition that first appeared in Wyoming Union Gallery 234 gained international attention, appearing in Huffington Post Canada.

Michael Dillon, UW assistant professor, and a colleague have found that the daily and nightly differences in temperatures worldwide are fast approaching yearly differences between summer and winter temperatures. and published UW’s release.

WyoFile and published UW’s release about three UW researchers who participated in a study about high winter ozone levels near an oil and gas field in Utah. Their work was published in Nature.

The Laramie Boomerang profiled UW researcher Michael Dillon’s high altitude bumblebee research.

The Boomerang also reported on the construction of a new retail center in UW Plaza, and also on the Faculty Senate’s position on having firearms on campus.

Four UW research projects were recently awarded computational time and storage space at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center, according to HPC Wire and Technology News.

The Wyoming Technology Business Center’s incubator, located at UW, was featured in The Laramie Boomerang. Additionally, the Boomerang reported on the annual Consumer Issues Conference scheduled at UW this week.

School of Environment and Natural Resources Director Indy Burke is quoted in a Wyofile feature that explores science in the natural world.

Sheridan interviewed UW President Dick McGinity about how to develop successful graduates, achieve excellence at the university and to improve engagement statewide.

UW Police Chief Mike Samp is quoted in an Associated Press article about UW’s annual crime report. AP also distributed UW’s announcement of listening sessions scheduled by the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute.

UW’s production of playwright William Missouri Downs’ “The Exit Interview” was promoted in the Casper Star-Tribune weekly entertainment section. The CST entertainment section also promoted pianist Barry Douglas’ Cultural Programs performance.

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