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UW in the News

January 31, 2011 — 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.

US News and World Report was among dozens of publications worldwide that wrote about a study led by UW Professor Qin Zhu. The study explains how the ability to throw objects played a role in human evolution.

The Los Angeles Times cited UW research in a story about global warming's effects on polar bears, originally featured in Alaska

The Fresno Bee quoted UW researcher Seth Newsome in an article about kit fox populations in southern California.

The science news website,, published a UW news release about new optogenetic tools for biomedical research developed by UW scientists.

The Casper Star Tribune published a feature, from a UW news release, about the UW Nordic ski team competing in the World Winter University Games in Turkey.

South Jersey News produced a hometown release about one of the Nordic ski team members.

The Wyoming Business Report published a UW news release about the latest round of funding awarded by the Clean Coal Task Force.

The Billings Gazette quoted UW researchers in a story about the declining Wind River glacial system.

Kemmerer newspaper, the Little Chicago Review, was among news outlets carrying a UW press release about the dedication of the new Sullivan Family Center in the College of Education.

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