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UW in the News

November 2, 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 New York Times featured Brandon Overstreet, a UW doctoral candidate in hydrology, and other researchers who collected critical data from the Greenland ice sheet that is essential to understanding one of the most consequential impacts of global warming. The article was reprinted in The Brisbane Times, the Mumbai, India, daily DNA India and numerous other international media outlets.

Research by UW Department of Sociology Associate Professor Anna Zajacova continues to be in the news. She published how cancer diagnosis affects employment and income of individuals and families. Zajacova’s work was published in major news outlets NBC News, Fox News, CNBC, Reuters, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Times of India and Toronto’s Globe and Mail. Click here for UW’s original release.

A UW team’s discovery that the decline and extinction of large mammals in the Americas supports the idea that hunting by humans led to the animals’ demise was publicized by several media outlets, including the Archaeological Institute of America’s Archaeology publication, Popular Archaeology, Motherboard, Archaeology News Network and The Billings Gazette. The Laramie Boomerang also reported on Professor Todd Surovell’s research. To read UW’s original release, click here.

Science Newsline, My WebMemo and Technobahn, science websites, used UW’s release on James St. Clair, a UW doctoral student, who is the lead author of a Science paper. His research discovered the distribution of porosity in the subsurface of mountain watersheds can be determined by looking at the state of stress in the earth’s crust. Click here for UW’s original release.

Rocky Mountain PBS interviewed UW economist Rob Godby for a story on coal mining, specifically rising costs that are hurting the industry.

KGWN TV reported that ExxonMobil presented the UW School of Energy Resources (SER) with $800,000 as part of a $2.5 million commitment. The money will provide laboratory equipment for the university’s Improved Recovery Program, which is part of the newly created Center for Advanced Oil and Gas Technologies in the SER.

UW President Dick McGinity discussed safety issues on campus with The Laramie Boomerang, saying he hopes measures can be taken to avert tragedies such as last year’s death of a UW student at an off-campus party.

The Billings Gazette picked up a story that says UW and Wyoming Game and Fish Department researchers are beginning a five-year project indicating that elk in southwest Wyoming are “out competing” deer for food, which is perhaps leading to a decline in the deer population.

Anne Alexander, UW Academic Affairs associate vice president, is the Nov. 10 keynote speaker for The Wyoming Business Report’s annual Southeast Economic Forecast Luncheon. Experts will speak about the current and future state of Wyoming’s economy.

The Wyoming Business Report also reprinted UW’s release featuring Nate Storey and his innovative business, Bright AgroTech LLC. The company first received the assistance of UW’s Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) and has “graduated” from the WTBC.

Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, was interviewed by Sheridan Media about the latest updates on the search for a new university president.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported on an agreement making it easier for Laramie County Community College students to transfer to UW and to obtain four-year degrees in a timely fashion.

The Sheridan Area Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) and its director, John Dick, were profiled in a Sheridan Press feature. The WTBC is a UW program that helps early stage businesses develop more efficiently and quickly than they otherwise would.

The Laramie Boomerang highlighted the UW Police Department’s achievements. Chief Mike Samp was interviewed for the article.

County 10 republished UW’s release on the Biodiversity Institute presenting lifetime achievement awards to Richard Baldes, of Fort Washakie, and Wayne Hubert, Department of Zoology and Physiology professor emeritus.

UW Extension’s release on the Washakie County office-sponsored giant pumpkin growing competition received notice in The Northern Wyoming Daily News.

KOWB Radio used UW’s release on diversity awards given to the university’s faculty, staff and students to recognize outstanding contributions and achievements on campus. KOWB also carried UW’s release on the debate team’s early season success.

UW master’s degree student McKenzie Danforth was profiled in The Laramie Boomerang for her work with the Wyoming Department of Transportation to potentially improve the load rating of Wyoming bridges.

Sheridan Media broadcast UW’s release that the university has been designated as one of four “superhubs” that will build capacity in education and health care access in the United States and around the world.

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