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UW in the News

December 3, 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 web-based science, research and technology news service published UW’s release on research that demonstrated that microbes accelerate soil carbon loss.

The online news aggregation site Rocket News quotes UW Energy Extension Coordinator Milt Geiger in an article about renewable energy.

National Public Radio interviewed UW Department of Political Science head Jim King about the possibility that John Kerry is interested in replacing Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

D. Enette Larson-Meyer, an associate professor in the UW School of Pharmacy, is quoted in an Outside magazine article about natural prescriptions to improve body and health.

The Casper Star-Tribune carried UW’s release about the College of Arts and Sciences’ survey indicating that a majority of Wyoming residents favor a tax increase on those earning more than $250,000 a year.

Former UW defensive lineman Mitch Unrein received plenty of coverage from an Associated Press story nationwide, including The Washington Post, about his touchdown catch in the Denver Broncos’ Sunday win against Tampa Bay.

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle noted Gov. Matt Mead’s supplemental budget request, including a 6 percent budget cut for UW and the community colleges but some money for pay increases.

A wildlife forensics lab at UW was featured in a Wyoming Public Media feature about how Game and Fish Department personnel solve poaching cases collecting DNA samples.

UW’s “From the Ashes: A Cinderella Ballet” performance was noted in The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Billings Gazette picked up an Associated Press story about UW graduate Joe Riis, who is a National Geographic photographer. carried UW’s release about researchers Michael Cheadle and Barbara John’s upcoming expedition to explore the Pacific Ocean floor to understand the history of the Earth’s crust.

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