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UW in the News


November 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.

An essay written by UW Department of English Lecturer Nina McConigley appears in the New York Times magazine. McConigley’s new book, “Cowboys and East Indians,” was the topic of a UW media release and a profile in the Casper Star-Tribune.

Ryan Haupt, a UW doctoral candidate in geology and geophysics, was mentioned in a story in The Economist about fossils found in Rancho LaBrea, the tar pits in Los Angeles.

Phys.Org picked up UW’s release about researchers, including those from UW, who will use existing technology to convert biomass -- beetle-killed trees -- into high-grade gasoline. USAgNet and Farms.com were among national outlets carrying the $10 million grant announcement.

The Gillette News Record picked up UW’s release that the Wyoming Business Technology Center won a national competition for institutions that are transforming their campuses into “engines of economic prosperity.” Montana Associated Technology Roundtables also used UW’s release.

Phys.Org also ran UW’s release on TeYu Chien, a UW assistant professor of physics and astronomy, who is the lead author of a recently published paper in Nature Communications that settles a longtime debate about the relationship between superconductivity and magnetism.

The Boulder County Business Report reported on the innovative technologies in UW’s Energy Innovation Center that can be used for digital presentations.

The Casper Star-Tribune also ran UW’s release announcing Jacquelyn Bridgeman’s appointment as interim dean of the College of Law.

FindLaw and KOTA TV in Scottsbluff, Neb., noted that the Spanish government has bestowed the prestigious Medal of the Order of Elizabeth the Catholic to Carlos Mellizo-Cuadrado, UW emeritus professor of Spanish and philosophy.

The Laramie Boomerang published a story about UW master’s degree student Julie Polasik’s research of the endangered Wyoming toad, which lives only in the Laramie Basin.

Laramie County Community College will get a new building after voters approved a bond levy, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The new building also will house UW offices.

Cheyenne’s KGAB Radio picked up the university’s release about UW ROTC members who held a 24-hour vigil last weekend at Prexy’s Pasture to remember POW/MIA veterans. KGAB also noted Wyoming first lady Carol Mead and a team of Wyoming runners raised $35,000 in the ING New York City Marathon for the Wyoming Remember the 8 Endowment, which honors the eight UW student-athletes who were killed by a drunk driver in 2001.

KGAB also carried UW’s release about the new college-level textbooks written by UW Department of Geology and Geophysics professors Ron Frost and Carol Frost.

The UW Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and others teamed up to collect items for the Toys for Tots program, according to KTVQ Television in Billings, Mont.

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