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UW in the News

December 2, 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.

Northern Colorado Business Report highlighted the accomplishments of the Wyoming Business Technology Center, located at UW, in a special research/development issue. Also featured were UW’s technology transfer office, the supercomputing center in Cheyenne, and the Energy Innovation Center.

UW Department of Plant Sciences Assistant Professor Sadanand Dhekney told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle he is working to perfect new varieties of grapes and will encourage others to get involved in growing them. Several other media outlets around the nation published the article.

Wyoming Public Media reported that UW Department of Atmospheric Science researchers have received a National Science Foundation to study night storms, for better weather forecasting.  Wyoming Public Media also noted that Gov. Matt Mead has recommended in his latest budget proposal that state employees, including those at UW, receive pay raises.

Numerous media outlets, including the Associated Press, reported on the Faculty Senate’s vote to make public the names of presidential finalists.

UW economist Anne Alexander was quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune story about more Coloradoans commuting to jobs in Wyoming.

In another Casper-Star Tribune story, Rob Dennis, UW Admissions associate director, said high school students should take advantage of the holiday down time to begin the application process for college admission.

A Casper Star-Tribune story indicated that UW researchers are among a group studying antelope herds in southwest Wyoming.

UW’s nationally-ranked Nordic Ski teams will compete at the World University Games in Trentino, Italy, later this month, The Laramie Boomerang reported.

UW School of Energy Resources Director Mark Northam was quoted in an article about Wyoming’s water testing rule, which has been deemed a “model for the country.”

UW student Sami Jo Heitsch recently participated in career preparation training at the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leaders Conference in Kansas City, Mo., according to a UW release broadcast by Cheyenne’s  KGAB Radio.

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