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UW in the News

October 10, 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.

UW is part of the North Central Climate Science Center, eight such regional centers spread across the U.S., according to a story on The Boston Globe's news website about the University of Massachusetts hosting the latest site.

The Denver Post announced that Department of Theatre and Dance Professor William Missouri Down's play "The Exit Interview," was chosen for a reading as part of the National Showcase of New Plays.

R+D was among numerous outlets that carried an article about Indy Burke, director of the Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute of Environmental and Natural Resources at UW. She presented  findings of a National Academy of Sciences committee that shows the biofuel industry will not be able to meet the cellulosic production requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Burke was co chair of the committee.

Jules Arthur, STOP Violence Program coordinator, is quoted Inside Higher Ed about the rising popularity of UW's "Take Back the Night" and "SlutWalk" programs that work to prevent domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus. mentions UW's Stable Isotopes Facility in an article about sea otter research.

UW is included in a U.S. Department of Education release about institutions receiving funding through the TRIO educational assistance programs.

In a Billings Gazette story, the UW Cooperative Extension Service is among sponsors of a six-week "e-Business Boot Camp" in Cody that will help small business owners learn about creating online marketing strategies for their business.

The Bridger Valley Pioneer was among newspapers carrying a UW media release about the UW Symphony Orchestra's series of performances in western Wyoming.

The Uinta County Herald reports that Phil Roberts, UW history associate professor, presented a public talk about prohibition and moonshine bootleggers of the Roaring 20s in Lincoln and Uinta counties.

Jackson Hole county and city officials used the services of UW's Survey and Analysis Center to help promote a successful Comprehensive Plan meeting to discuss possibly re-drafting district lines in the county, according to The Planet Jackson Hole, a weekly newspaper.

Blaine Horn, Johnson County UW Extension educator, told The Buffalo Bulletin that area hay producers enjoyed a productive year because of a cool, moist spring, with some getting a third cutting this fall.

Conceptual designs for a new student union for UW and Casper College were on display Wednesday at Casper College, reported K2 Radio. The 90,000 square-foot, four story building, which will open in 2013, is a joint venture between UW and Casper College.

The Casper Journal was among newspapers carrying UW's media release about town hall meetings to explain the proposed college readiness program.

UW officials will take part in the first-ever Wyoming Summit on Community Colleges that will focus on the role Wyoming's community colleges play and the challenges they face in preparing a well-trained workforce, according to a story in The Billings Gazette.

UW's Homecoming schedule this week was carried in The Casper Star Tribune.

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