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UW in the News


October 7, 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.

School of Energy Resources Director Mark Northam told WyoFile that new CO2 standards will not derail the university’s current coal research.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle picked up a story from WyoFile that detailed Gov. Matt Mead’s support for salary increases for UW employees.

Popular Science published a recent article about UW Professor Jeff Clune’s research on robots simulating different types of movement.

Wyoming Public Media highlighted the opening of the UW Symphony Orchestra’s new season.

UW’s recent Consumer Issues Conference that examined health care changes was the focus of a Casper Star-Tribune article.

The Casper Star-Tribune profiled UW writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins and his outdoor adventures.

UW’s LASSO program to expand academic, financial and mentoring services for students starting in the fall of 2014 was noted by Cheyenne’s KGAB Radio.

The Riverton Ranger carried UW’s release indicating that the university’s military veterans will receive benefits to continue their studies without interruption, despite the federal government shutdown.

UW’s security and fire safety statistics have been made available to the public, according to Casper’s K2 Radio.

KGAB Radio reported that the UW Department of Anthropology and other agencies were instrumental in solving two decades-old cold cases in Fremont and Laramie counties.

Donna Cuin, UW Natrona County Extension horticulturalist, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, according to The Casper Journal.

The Laramie Boomerang covered last week’s national debt crisis panel discussion at UW, headed by former U.S. Sen. Al Simpson.

UW research work to control the coyote population continued to receive media coverage. Sheridan Media.com picked up UW’s release about the chemical neutering process.

Popular comedian Aziz Ansari will perform later this month at UW, according to The Casper-Star Tribune.

The Sheridan Press noted that UW Geological Museum Manager Kelli Trujillo last week discussed how dinosaurs and mammals of the Morrison Formation fit into their Jurassic world.

An op-ed piece written by Bill Gern, vice president for research and development, indicating that UW faculty pay raises will save Wyoming money, was printed in The Casper Star-Tribune.

The Laramie Boomerang featured a story citing that UW, along with Wyo Tech and Laramie County Community College, as sources to fill new jobs in the community.

UW Department of Atmospheric Science researchers have developed a mobile laboratory that will help conduct advanced research into air quality issues, according to Wyoming Public Media.

The Casper-Star Tribune noted that Manufacturing Works, located at UW, is showcasing Wyoming’s manufacturing industry in a series of events around the state this month.

A proposed new Laramie County Community College student center also would house UW outreach programs, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The Cheyenne Tribune Eagle quoted Judith Trujillo, UW GEAR UP grant manager, who said the government shutdown would not affect the federal program, which serves students statewide.

The media website Noodls carried UW's release about UW student Joey Meier, who is among nine Air Force ROTC cadets nationwide selected for Combat Rescue Officer Phase II training.

The Casper Star-Tribune noted the kachina exhibition currently on display at the UW Art Museum.

Dave McDonald, Department of Zoology and Physiology professor, is the guest speaker this week of the Cody Audubon Society meeting, according to The Billings Gazette.

The Casper Journal noted that the UW/Casper College Center and the UW International Programs Office are sponsoring a talk this week about Agent Orange and its effect 40 years after the Vietnam War ended.

A Rock Springs boy, according to The Casper Star-Tribune, has been named the Associated Students of UW Honorary Cowboy for the Oct. 19 Border War game against rival Colorado State University.

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