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UW in the News

March 23, 2015

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.

The Washington Times was among sites carrying UW’s release on the results of a statewide election poll dealing with the tea party in Wyoming.

UW economist Anne Alexander told the The Wyoming Tribune Eagle that one of the quickest ways to address the state’s wage gap issue is to get more women involved in energy jobs or other high-paying careers.

Even President Obama jumped on UW’s bandwagon, picking the Cowboys to defeat Northern Iowa in his NCAA tournament bracket. Casper’s online news website Oil City posted the story.

The Denver Post featured the UW men’s basketball team’s run to the NCAA tournament, and how the state has embraced the Cowboys.

Rob Godby, director of UW’s Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy, was interviewed by in a story about China’s declining use of coal, and how it will affect Wyoming coal producers.

A UW economic study on the consequences of pending federal regulations to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants was distributed broadly by the Associated Press.

UW’s contributions to a gene discovery that could lead to hardier crops were carried by Lancaster Farming, a leading Mideast and North Atlantic farm newspaper.

UW’s release on the academic success of the men’s basketball team was posted on County 10, the news and information website for Fremont County. County 10 also noted UW Zoology Professor Matt Kauffman’s role in a bighorn sheep capture in the Wind River Basin.

Medical Press picked up UW’s release about Associate Professor Qian-Quan Sun being part of a research team that created a method, using laser, to better decode complex neural circuits in the brain that may help to unlock such afflictions as Alzheimer’s and autism. Bioscience Technology also used the release.

Farm and Ranch Guide, a publication serving North Dakota and Minnesota farmers, covered a talk on soil replacement given by Pete Stahl, associate professor of soil ecology at UW.

UW College of Education professors Allen Trent and Pete Moran are traveling to fourth grade classrooms around the state in an effort to research and improve the teaching of Wyoming history, reported Wyoming Public Media.

UW’s release announcing that two UW Department of Theatre and Dance students placed in a recent regional competition was picked up by the Wyoming Arts Council.

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