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UW in the News

July 6, 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.

EurekaAlert!, Phys.Org and Science Daily were among media outlets that picked up UW’s release about Professor Fred Ogden’s discovery of a groundwater model that presents an equation to replace a difficult and unreliable formula that's stymied hydrologic modelers since 1931.

UW Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Associate Professor Dannele Peck told a National Academy of Sciences' brucellosis panel meeting in Bozeman, Mont., that several of her students have conducted studies into the economics of fighting and living with brucellosis, reported The Billings Gazette.

The Laramie Boomerang profiled pianist Chi-Chen Wu, assistant professor in UW’s Department of Music. The Boomerang also reported that more than 1,400 incoming freshmen completed orientation during June.

Michael Harkin, UW professor in the Department of Anthropology, is quoted in a Planet Jackson Hole story about the success of home and craft beer breweries in Wyoming.

Cambodia Today used UW’s release noting that Nicole Crawford, UW Art Museum collections curator, will be among speakers to discuss Cambodian genocide during a talk in Centennial this week.

UW School of Energy Resources Deputy Director Rob Hurless is quoted in a PennEnergy report on selecting a site to conduct carbon-capture research. PennEnergy covers petroleum industry information for professionals.

The High Plains Sentinel reported on upcoming field days at the UW Research and Extension centers in Powell and Sheridan.

With the official groundbreaking for the construction of the first business at the Cirrus Sky Technology Park, Laramie officials say the goal is to keep UW graduates in the state, reported The Laramie Boomerang.

County10 reported that Lander’s Lydia Clark is among 20 UW students from across the state who will study at the University of Washington School of Medicine as part of the WWAMI Medical Education Program. SweetwaterNow also carried UW’s release.

Incoming UW freshman students will have more access to top professors in their first semester as part of the revamped University Studies Program, a core curriculum for all UW undergraduates, according to Wyoming Public Radio.

In a Casper Star-Tribune interview, UW Extension Educator Brian Sebade explained the differences between the scarlet Indian paintbrush and the closely related Wyoming paintbrush, the state flower.

PR Newswire noted that NASA is relying on UW’s research aircraft to help study nighttime thunderstorms. The research is being conducted in Kansas. and Phys.Org also carried the story.

All-conference lineman Eddie Yarbrough blogged about his and his fellow UW athletes’ recent experience traveling to Haiti for charity work. County10 picked up Yarbrough’s account.

Tri-State Livestock News reported that Gov. Matt Mead and UW officials recently met with leaders from China for talks on coal issues.

UW College of Law Professor Noah Novogrodsky was quoted in a story picked up by The Billings Gazette about preliminary discussions on refugee resettlement in the state.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle interviewed UW history Professor Phil Roberts in a story about how Wyoming became a state. The Cowboy State is celebrating its 125th anniversary of statehood. Roberts also was interviewed in The Casper Star-Tribune about the sagebrush rebellion movement.

The Ray D. Kennedy College of Education Scholarship, created by a $1.8 million donation to UW, will help more students become educators, reported The Laramie Boomerang.

Laramie Live noted that the UW Art Museum will offer a series of free classes to children during July.

The website Accounting Today picked up UW’s release about a new online energy accounting class for certified public accountants offered by the College of Business.

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