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UW in the News

August 6, 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.

The Wyoming Business Report was among media outlets noting private donations to UW exceeding $40 million. The UW release also noted, that for the first time in UW history, the UW Foundation has raised more than $40 million in private support in two consecutive years.

KGAB Radio featured UW Department of Geology and Geophysics Associate Professor Kenneth Sims, who received a National Science Foundation grant to study Mount Erebus in Antarctica.

UW’s release about Carol Frost, UW vice president for special projects, being selected for the Academy for State Policy Leadership to discuss higher education issues, was carried by the Associated Press.

Citing UW’s media release, K2 Radio and The Billings Gazette noted that UW and its Veterans Services Center are participating with 11 institutions across the country in a campaign called “Got Your 6 Education Pillar Pledge” to help military veterans obtain college degrees.

Technology Marketing Corporation, a leading marketing media company, published UW’s news release about an energy initiative that is attracting top graduate students to the university.

The Equine Chronicle Online praised UW students who conducted a horsemanship camp recently in the United Kingdom. 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 U.S. Geological Survey website noted that UW’s Arthur Middleton and Matt Kauffman were making presentations of this week’s Ecological Society of America annual meeting in Portland, Ore.

UW’s Charles A. Reher, associate professor of archaeology, and his students were featured in The Black Hills Pioneer, about the group’s annual excavation work at the Vore Buffalo Jump, a natural sinkhole, located in northeastern Wyoming.

The Deseret News cited UW among the regional colleges offering a B.S. degree in religious studies.

Jeff Beck, UW Ecosystem Science and Management assistant professor, is researching how to measure the impacts of energy development on landscapes and wildlife, according to Cheyenne’s KGAB Radio.

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