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UW in the News

June 15, 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.

Rob Godby, UW associate professor of economics, was quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) story about Rocky Mountain Power’s decision to gradually move away from coal-fired power generation. Godby also was interviewed on National Public Radio’s “Here and Now” program.

A story in the CS-T quoted Jonathan Naughton, director of UW’s Wind Energy Research Center, about the potential for California and other Western states to tap into Wyoming’s wind resources. quoted UW’s Anna Chalfoun in a story about the success rate of songbirds nesting in non-native plant species. She is an assistant professor of zoology, and assistant unit leader of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit.

Chuck Mason, UW’s H.A. "Dave" True Jr. Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics, was interviewed in relation to a presentation he made at a recent international conference in Italy on oil and related commodity prices.

The Billings Gazette picked up a story that the UW Libraries is among sponsors canvassing libraries and museums in the state to find historic artifacts that best represent Wyoming’s heritage. The program is part of Wyoming’s 125th anniversary celebration.

The American Heritage Center’s new LGBT archive of the American West continues to receive media attention, including from Wyoming Public Media.

Nicole Crawford, curator of collections at the UW Art Museum, and Isadora Helfgott, an associate professor in the Department of History, were profiled in The Casper Star-Tribune for their collaboration with Cambodian officials on a museum to remember genocide victims.

The High Plains Journal published UW’s release about new livestock judging team coach Caleb Boardman. The publication also noted that UW weed specialist Brian Mealor is among experts who will provide information at a weed control conference in Scottsbluff, Neb.

Cheyenne’s Channel 5 was among outlets broadcasting UW’s announcement about flood resources available from UW Extension.

California’s KQED educational stations joined a list of outlets publicizing artificial intelligence research conducted by Jeff Clune, assistant professor in the UW Department of Computer Science.

UW’s School of Pharmacy joined several other organizations in warning about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, according to Basin Radio Network member stations. County10 also carried the story.

The Wyoming Business Report noted that UW’s Wyoming Small Business Development Center received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration for a program designed to help science and technology companies earn government research contracts. and SweetwaterNOW published UW’s release about a National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant that has been key to funding research -- including a study that connects salt intake with when puberty starts in humans -- in the UW Neuroscience Center and Neuroscience Program over the years.

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