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May 29, 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.
China News Center picked up The Casper Star Tribune's story about the Wyoming delegation, including UW representatives and students, attending the coming International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference in Shaanxi Province, China.
In a Kansas City Star feature, Danny Walker, the assistant state archaeologist at UW, is assisting in the search to find the remains of soldiers from the 11th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, who perished in the Indian Wars in the Battle of the Red Buttes, located west of Casper.
The Billings Gazette was among regional media outlets carrying UW's release about UW writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins reaching the summit of Mt. Everest last week.
The Associated Press carried UW's news release about the university being ranked among the nation's top "green" colleges.
CBS Channel 5 in Cheyenne reported on UW's release about the Upward Bound program receiving federal funding for the next five years.
The Rocket-Miner posted UW's release about Matt Melinkovich receiving a national manufacturing certification.
Fremont County's online news service County 10 was among outlets reporting on the Wyoming Governor's Tier One Engineering Initiative Task Force appointments to help guide the state's efforts in building a tier one College of Engineering and Applied Science facility at UW.
The Casper Star-Tribune carried published UW's release about the summer theatre schedule. The paper also featured comments by UW American Heritage Center archivist Leslie Waggener in an article about development of the Niobrara oil play in eastern Wyoming.
Wyoming's sheep industry is robust and production will likely remain a vital part of the state's agricultural economy, Brenda Alexander, a UW Department of Animal Science assistant professor, said in a Tri-State Livestock News article.
UW professors KJ Reddy and Ginger Paige are among the instructors for this week's Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts water quality training sessions, according to The Casper Journal.
KULR Channel 8 in Billings, Mont., was among regional media outlets noting UW Atmospheric Science Bart Geerts winning the first-ever IMPACT Award from the National Institute for Water Resources, which recognizes the nation's best federal research water-related project.