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UW in the News

July 30, 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.

Wyoming Public Media featured UW’s five-year, $20 million grant award that will be used to study the state’s water sources and distribution in the Mountain West region. The grant is the largest in UW’s history.

The international energy and climate site, the Energy Collective, quotes UW Economics Professor Edward Barbier on an article assessing the merits of cap and trade incentives to reduce carbon emissions.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that UW was one of two entities that had its proposal selected for a feasibility study by the Advanced Conversion Technologies Task Force. The Western Research Institute will receive $162,000 to study production of liquid fuels and chemicals from stranded natural gas.

The UW Outreach Schools offers the most affordable online master’s degrees, according to rankings published in the Digital Journal and PR Web.

KULR-TV in Billings, Mont., was among numerous outlets that carried an Associated Press story on UW administrators, faculty, staff and students participating in a national meeting in Washington, D.C., about high-risk drinking by college students. The UW group was one of 32 institutions that participated. carried UW’s release about UW students teaching to GEAR UP Wyoming students at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. Western Wyoming Community College, which hosted two science academies during June, also posted the release on its website.

A Laramie Boomerang story features the work of UW’s Jeff Beck, UW Department of Ecosystem Science and Management assistant professor, who focuses on “disturbances” that impact the ecosystem.

Wyoming Business Report wrote a story about UW’s plans for a $2 million expansion and remodeling of the Watt Agricultural Building in Sheridan.

High Country News wrote a story about UW researchers Bill Baker and Mark Williams, and their study, that suggests today’s wildfires are not any worse than fires that burned in the late 19th century.

The Casper Star-Tribune published UW’s news release about the Laramie Mural Project, and downtown beautification effort resulting from a partnership among local businesses and artists, Laramie Main Street and the UW Art Museum.

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