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UW in the News


February 11, 2013 — 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 announcing ExxonMobil’s $2.5 million grant that will support UW science and technology education programs and also research technologies that improve the production of oil and gas.

Environmental News Network was among outlets carrying the results of a study led by UW’s Kevin Monteith that showed the size of trophy horns and antlers for most species has declined in North America.

Six UW faculty members were chosen to conduct research on the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center, in a release picked up by Primeur Weekly Magazine, an online news service for the European high-performance computing and networking community based in the Netherlands.

UW Extension Livestock Economist Brenda Boetel’s January cattle report was the focus of an article in the Knoxville Times.

The Idaho State Journal announced English Professor Alyson Hagy’s scheduled visit to Pocatello to read from her works.

UW Professor Jon Naughton’s report on how Wyoming wind can help meet California’s energy needs continues to appear on media sites, such as the web-based science, research and technology news service Phys.org.

Wyoming Business Report ran UW’s release about Professor Stefan Heinz’s research in which he will use the NWSC to create models to improve wind farm efficiency. Wyoming Public Media posted a story on the subject.

U.S. Research and Evaluation Inc. listed UW among "America's 100 Best College Buys," according to an article in the Casper Star-Tribune.

KOTA Territory News noted that Sara Robinson, who received her undergraduate and juris doctorate degrees from UW, is the new Eastern Shoshone tribal liaison to Gov. Matt Mead.

The business technology website Fast Company reported UW Assistant Professor of Computer Science Jeff Clune’s role, while at Cornell University, in creating evolving brains that can be downloaded into robots to make them move and react more like animals over various terrain.

UW marketing student Stefan Dangerfield, a Wyoming Army National Guard specialist, placed first among 500 runners in his division at the recent Bataan Memorial Death March at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

The Laramie Boomerang also featured UW senior Jaryd Unangst, who was awarded the Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award, for his commitment to diversity on campus.

UW Extension is one of the sponsors of a workshop this week in Thermopolis on how to start a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) venture, according to a story in The Prairie Star.

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