UW in the News

December 6, 2010

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.

From a UW Experts List query, Capitol News Connection carried the transcript of a public radio broadcast that included insights by UW political scientist Jim King.  Professor King is frequently requested to comment on Wyoming politics.  http://www.capitolnewsconnection.org/podcast/news-item/election-impact-western-states

Bio Prep Watch, an Internet-based newswire dedicated to coverage of biological threats and the policies, procedures and personnel dedicated to thwarting them, carried a UW news release on the opening of UW's new BSL-3 laboratory http://www.bioprepwatch.com/news/222324-university-of-wyoming-opens-bsl-3-lab

The Casper Star Tribune's southwest Wyoming reporter attended a meeting in Rock Springs in which officials from UW's Carbon Management Institute explained a multiyear project to characterize and test the carbon storage potential of the Rock Springs Uplift.  http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_b6012369-b403-5f3b-8f32-fcdf57119892.html. Reporters from the Green River Star and the Rock Springs Rocket Miner also wrote articles about the meeting.

In a related article, the Casper Star Tribune described how UW's carbon storage research is seen as a critical part of the efforts to maintain Wyoming's leading position in producing coal to meet energy demands. http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_f188ad22-9d94-5755-8531-3ffe4a23cf72.html

Robert Godby, professor in the Department of Economics, responded to an Experts List query for a Casper Star Tribune article about the state of Wyoming's Banking Industry. http://trib.com/news/local/article_e63b7434-7d93-5b6d-811c-9850896f7506.html

New West, a media company dedicated to the culture, economy, politics, environment and lifestyle of the Rocky Mountain West, quoted UW Carbon Management Institute Director Ron Surdam in an article that assessed the potential of and political barriers associated with carbon capture technology.  http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/what_to_do_with_all_that_carbon/C37/L37/

The Wyoming Business Report published a UW release on the P-16 Council seeking nominations for new members to serve on its board of directors. http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article.asp?id=54848

The Wyoming Business Report also published a UW release on the university's receipt of a $100,000 grant to assist research-oriented small businesses. http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article.asp?id=54880

The Billings Gazette was among several news outlets that carried an Associated Press story taken from a UW news release about the Board of Trustees approving a guaranteed maximum price for the Energy Resources Center and for campus projects supported by federal stimulus funding. http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_51f0d01c-f419-11df-9669-001cc4c002e0.html

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