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UW in the News

April 2, 2012 — 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.

Science Codex and other science websites report on a research paper co-written by UW Economist David C. Finnoff. The paper assesses the amount of economic damage cause by ship-borne invasive species in the Great Lakes. The story also appeared in The Ottawa Citizen.

Innovation website in Toronto carried UW's release about a research team that includes UW's neurobiologist Jeff Woodbury. The team discovered a new technique to determine how the touch sensory system is organized in hairy skin, providing a new understanding of the sense of touch.

University Business magazine reported on the recent groundbreaking of a joint facility to be shared by UW and Casper College.

The Casper Star-Tribune was among media outlets that ran the Associated Press summary of UW's news release on the results of the university's recent alert system test.

UW College of Health Sciences Dean Joe Steiner is quoted in a Gillette News Record story about a projected nursing shortage in Wyoming.

K2 Radio was among outlets that carried a UW release about the Alumni Association's 5,000th brown and gold license plate being sold. K2 also carried the UW Vietnam memorial rededication ceremony release.

Wyoming is using the Idaho National Laboratory to study how to better use the state's abundant energy resources. The UW School of Energy Resources and others have formed a partnership for the study, according to Local News 8 in Idaho Falls.

KOWB Radio carried UW's release of the coming showing on campus of "Kony2012" -- the half-hour film about the elusive and brutal Ugandan warlord.

The Cowboy News Network was among media outlets reporting on UW's record enrollment for the spring semester.

Eight MBA students were selected to take part in a competition against 24 other MBA programs from around the world, according to KGAB Radio.

UW and Central Wyoming College are collaborating with community colleges across the state to extend international studies opportunities beyond UW, according to The Riverton Ranger.

The rededication of UW's Vietnam memorial was featured on KGWN Television.

KULR Television in Billings was among media outlets carrying an Associated Press story about Kate Muir Welsh being named the UW Social Justice Research Center director.

HPC Wire ran a story about UW's plans to create a "campus cluster" or on-campus  Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC). The ARCC will allow UW scientists to conduct computational science on campus as well as test their models before scaling up for use on the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputer in Cheyenne.

WyoFile carried a story about UW's increase in minority students as part of the university's spring enrollment statistics.

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