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UW in the News

October 13, 2014
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This pump control station was featured in a WyoFile report about UW’s new WPX Drilling Simulator Teaching Lab.

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.

Wyoming Public Radio looked into UW’s research about how wintertime ozone pollution in rural areas with oil and gas development is chemically different from summertime ozone pollution in big cities.

Science Newsline, Science Daily and Nature World News published articles about climate change that focus on research Michael Dillon, a UW assistant professor of zoology and physiology, conducted relative to measurement of temperature variability worldwide.

Robert Sprague, UW business law associate professor, was interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education for a story on how colleges are turning to the Internet to conduct background checks when screening job applicants.

UW’s new Gateway Center was featured in a Wyoming Business Report article.

The Idaho State Journal reports that UW has joined an advanced energy research consortium at Idaho’s National Laboratory.

The in-depth online news website WyoFile reported on the dedication of UW’s new WPX Drilling Simulator Teaching Lab. The simulator will help familiarize students with the mechanical operation of a rig, as well as how to manage potentially dangerous situations like well blow outs. Wyoming Business Report also reported on the subject.

UW research into the use of native bacteria to clean up uranium mines was the focus of a Wyoming Public Radio report.

Holly Ernest, a Wyoming Excellence Chair professor in Veterinary Science, is the author of a study of genetics in California mountain lions that was reported in several publications, including Science Codex. Ernest conducted the research when she was a faculty member at the University of California, Davis.

The Casper Star-Tribune was among media outlets carrying an Associated Press Story on the UW Police Department’s efforts to reduce stalking and domestic violence. The Star-Tribune also promoted Diwali Night activities at UW.

The proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the governor to appoint nonresidents to serve on the UW Board of Trustees was the focus of a column in the Casper Star-Tribune.

UW Professor Emeritus of Anthropology George Frison reflects on his career in a Laramie Boomerang feature article.

UW’s release of the fall semester enrollment figures was the focus of a Laramie Boomerang front page article. The Boomerang also reported on the recent Consumer Issues conference held on campus.

UW Plant Sciences Professor Andrew Kniss contributed to a Weed Science Society of America fact sheet about weed myths that appeared in Benzinga and several other outlets.

The outdoor activities website, Outdoorhub, is among the publications reporting on a UW study that shows sage grouse habitat conservation benefits mule deer and other species.

UW’s release on fall semester enrollment totals was broadcast by Sheridan, a group of radio stations in northeast Wyoming.

The Powell Tribune interviewed UW President Dick McGinity when he and some new university faculty members toured the community recently as part of the annual Wyoming Rendezvous Tour.

Matt Kauffman, Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit leader at UW, is quoted in a Billings Gazette article about elk feeding grounds in Wyoming.

An Associated Press article picked up by The Billings Gazette noted that the UW Faculty Senate presented a resolution recently for a firearm-free campus. The Gazette also reported that Montana State University Professor Ken Nelson received a Distinguished Alumni Award from UW’s College of Education.

Sweetwater Now, Sweetwater County’s online news website, published UW’s release about the recent Rocky Mountain Rendezvous Geoscience Students and Employers job fair held on campus.

County10 published UW’s release about the four newest projects for which UW faculty members will be using the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

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