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UW in the News


September 23, 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.

UW Economist Anne Alexander was quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune story about health care costs and how they affect Wyoming. The paper also reported on UW being part of the Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network that will make it easier to compete for health research grants.

The Deseret News and KSL Television in Salt Lake City cited UW Professor Tim Considine’s research on how federal regulations that control oil and gas production are costing western states billions of dollars and loss of jobs.

UW’s release about the opening of the Hess Digital Rock Physics Laboratory was distributed by the Associated Press to its affiliate members.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Prince Albert II of Monaco was in Cody to award the first Camp Monaco Prize for a new scientific research grant supporting biodiversity studies in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. UW’s Biodiversity Institute helps sponsor the award.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that some administrative positions could be filled by the end of the month, according to UW President Bob Sternberg. The CST was among outlets reporting that the annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous job fair, hosted by UW, is scheduled.

Stephen Ford, UW Center for the Study of Fetal Programming director, continues to make news -- this time in The Sacramento Bee -- with his $1.5 million grant to study obesity in expectant mothers. The Cowboy State News Network also reported on Ford’s research.

The agricultural information website Farm Progress carried UW’s release about individuals honored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The Laramie Boomerang covered a Welcome Home and Military/Student Veterans College Campus Campaign event at UW last week. The event honored military veterans enrolled at UW.

UW is launching an accredited professional land management program this fall, according to The Cowboy State News Network.

A paper written by UW Professor Tracey Owens Patton is cited in an article in Uptown Magazine, a “luxury lifestyle of professional and influential urban consumers across the country” publication.

Wyoming Public Media reported that the UW School of Pharmacy has successfully prepared its graduates for employment in an unsteady economy.

A new statewide anti-DUI campaign has been launched. The advertisement campaign eulogizes the eight UW cross country runners who were killed by a drunk driver, according to The Casper Star Tribune.

UW President Bob Sternberg’s op-ed piece “All Kids Can Learn” was published by The Laramie Boomerang.

The Casper Star-Tribune noted that 15 students were inducted into a bachelor of social work program offered through UW/Casper College Center.

UW is negotiating with a construction manager at risk for the new Michael B. Enzi STEM facility, located north of Lewis Street, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

University of Southern California Professor Mary Helen Immordino-Yang is the keynote speaker for next month’s annual Ellbogen Symposium for teaching and learning, according Wyoming Public Media.

The Business Farmer reports that a bulletin on how to combat cheatgrass has been produced by UW Extension and Colorado State University personnel.

UW history Professor Phil Roberts talked with The Wyoming Tribune Eagle about recall elections in Wyoming. The state does not allow elected officials to be removed through a recall process.

Grist, an environmental online publication, quoted Mark Northam, UW School of Energy director, about the state of the coal industry.

Bruce Morse, Wyoming Small Business Development Center regional director, is the keynote speaker for this week’s business seminar in Sheridan, according to Sheridan Media.com.

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