UW in the News

December 20, 2013

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.

Smithsonian reported that UW researchers measured the amount of runoff from pastureland, abandoned pastureland and forested land as part of a large-scale land-use experiment in the Panama Canal watershed.

Vladimar Alvarado, UW Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering associate professor, discussed latest technologies being developed at UW that will help make the U.S. the world’s energy leaders in two years, in a story published in The Casper Star-Tribune’s Wyoming Energy Journal. Other stories included a Q&A with School of Energy Resources Director Mark Northam, an overall piece about UW energy research, the Hess Digital Rock Physics Laboratory, the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute and the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center.

The global scientific journal, Nature, included UW Economist John Tschirhart in a series of interviews about the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act.

The international news and information website, Before It’s News, quoted UW Civil Engineering Professor Fred Ogden in an article about a phenomenon known as the “sponge effect” that influences water availability in the tropics.

The website Scientific Computing was among those picking up UW’s release about graduate student Joost Huizinga’s work in the area of artificial intelligence.

An opinion piece by Nicole Ballenger, UW professor of agricultural economics and former associate provost for academic personnel, appears on the in-depth news website WyoFile, describing UW as “the biggest little university in the world.”

The consolidation of UW offices in newly refurbished facilities in Sheridan was covered by Sheridan Media.

UW is among statewide partners that have helped launch a statewide initiative to help boost the number of National Board Certified teachers in Wyoming, according to Cheyenne’s  KGAB Radio.

Wyoming Public Media reported that graduated UW students’ debt is fifth-lowest in the nation.

The Kansas City Star was among media outlets nationwide noting that Kenny Sailors, the lone surviving member of UW’s 1943 NCAA Championship Team, will be honored in connection with the 70th anniversary of the Cowboys’ national title run.

UW Extension specialists will help Big Horn Basin weed and pest officials with a pesky weed problem, according to the Big Horn Radio Network.

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