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UW in the News


June 3, 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.

Science Newsline noted that UW Department of Sociology Assistant Professor Anna Zajacova was co-author of a study that showed less-educated white women were increasingly more likely to die earlier than their better-educated peers from the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s because of growing disparities in economic circumstances and health behaviors.

Research websites Bio Portfolio and RedOrbit carried UW’s release about Zajacova’s research work. The Chicago Sun-Times wrote an editorial related to the study.

UW’s research on whether it’s better to run or walk for daily exercise was cited in a New York Times story.

The story of a disrupted migration that knocked cold-blooded locusts onto a glacier on the north side of Montana’s Iceberg Peak was featured in the online website Montana Headwall. UW Professor Jeff Lockwood was interviewed about locust invasions in Montana’s history.

The Wyoming Business Report carried UW’s release about the American Society of Mining and Reclamation hosting the largest professional reclamation conference at the UW Conference Center this week. The WBR also reported that the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) at UW will host the annual CO2 Conference next month in Casper.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation cited the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing in an article promoting exemplary teaching and rural practice nursing programs.

The UW Wind Research Center’s study, which said Wyoming’s wind was stronger and better-timed than Colorado’s, is being used to sell the state’s wind energy to other states, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

Six undergraduate students from across America will study astronomy at UW this summer, according to a university release used by K2 Radio and KULR-TV 8 in Billings.

The Steamboat Today and Denver Post noted that UW botany professors Brent Ewers and Dan Tinker discussed the beetle epidemic in the Steamboat Springs-Routt National Forest and how affected areas are improving.

UW Extension this week hosts a discussion about nutrition and what children eat in Park County schools, according to The Billings Gazette.

Cheyenne’s KGAB Radio broadcast UW’s release about atmospheric scientist Robert Field’s presentation this month at a European environmental conference in Brussels, Belgium.

UW’s release about Dave Micus being hired at the university’s new registrar was picked up by The Laramie Boomerang.

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