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UW in the News


October 21, 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 is quoted in a Wyoming Business Report article about the reopening of Wyoming’s national parks after the federal government shutdown.

Fossil collections in UW’s Geological Museum are cited in a Washington Post article about a significant dinosaur discovery.

The Laramie Boomerang and SheridanMedia.com were among numerous media outlets that reported on UW receiving a $1.2 million NSF Robert Noyce Award to certify 70 new science and mathematics teachers in the state during the next five years.

SheridanMedia.com also carried UW news releases about a primer on market-based mitigation requirements on projects that could affect wildlife habitat, and on a local agency honored by the School of Nursing.

UW research into contraception to control coyotes without killing them is still in the news. Wyoming Public Media interviewed graduate student Marjorie MacGregor, the project’s lead researcher.

Wyoming Business Report reported that a Whole Foods store in Fort Collins, Colo., will be the first major grocery retailer to feature Bright AgroTech’s ZipGrow Towers, which are vertical plastic tubes used to grow herbs and salad greens hydroponically. Bright AgroTech is a UW business incubator client.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported on the new Wyoming Business Hall of Fame, which will be housed at UW’s College of Business Building.

Hispanic Business noted that UW Chicano Studies Director Cecelia Aragon and her students led workshops at last weekend’s Wyoming Latina Youth Conference in Cheyenne.

UW Extension Educator Scott Schell told County 10 that residents should diversify when planting trees to combat the invasion of emerald ash borer insects.

Cattle Today reports that UW Animal Science Professor Rich McCormick is studying the effects of nutrition on a fetus in beef cattle.

Scott Lake, UW Extension beef cattle specialist, told Drovers Cattle Network how producers can maximize reproduction without overspending on livestock feed.

China Glass Network picked up UW’s release noting that the university’s recycling program will no longer accept glass beginning this month.

Bill Mai, senior economic adviser to Gov. Matt Mead, has been selected as UW’s vice president for administration, according to KGWN TV in Cheyenne.

A grant to study the role of Wyoming’s beekeepers in western and national markets by UW agricultural Economist Mariah Ehmke was reported in The Star Valley Independent.

Ag Weekly and KTAK Radio in Riverton interviewed Camby Reynolds, UW Powell Research and Extension Center farm manager, who said recent snow storms have hampered harvesting efforts this fall across the state.

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