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UW in the News

June 2, 2014 — 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.

Wyoming Public Radio reported that energy development is scaring off river otters in the Upper Green River Basin. The study was led by UW Department of Zoology and Physiology Professor Merav Ben-David.

UW College of Business Professors Eli Beracha and Alexandre Skiba helped write a report that real estate can provide stability in a portfolio, according to Yahoo! Finance.

Science Daily reported that NASA and UW scientists sent a series of balloons aloft from the Australian bush to measure volcanic plume originating from neighboring Indonesia.

For the first time, the UW Biodiversity Institute is helping track and document native Wyoming wildlife, according to The Laramie Boomerang.

The Boomerang also noted that the Carbon Management Institute is changing its name as its focus shifts more to evaluating cleaner technologies and multiple sources of renewable energy.

The U.S. Forest Service and the UW Ruckelshaus Institute hosted a premiere public screening of the collaborative video series, “Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles,” last week in Colorado Springs, according to Colorado News.

The Wyoming Business Report noted that a UW spin-out business -- GlycoBac -- has received a $220,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop a fast and cost-effective process for influenza vaccine production.

UW Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics Chair Roger Coupal says the importance of Wyoming coal may not decrease substantially because of new environmental regulations, according to The Casper Star-Tribune.

An Associated Press story published by The Billings Gazette and numerous other publications quoted Robert Godby, an associate professor of economics and finance at UW, about President Obama’s proposed new environmental regulations.

The Gainesville Sun quoted UW Department of the Department of Geology and Geophysics Professor Mark Clementz about a recently discovered Allosaurus, on display in a Kentucky museum.

UW Extension Educator Windy Kelley, president-elect of the Wyoming Section of the Society for Range Management, will lead the group’s conference later this month in Kemmerer, reported

ESPN NFL noted that former UW wide receiver Malcom Floyd was cleared to begin contact drills with his San Diego Chargers teammates.

Sheridan County sophomores will attend the 29th annual Summer High School Institute at UW later this month, according to The Sheridan Press.

The Casper Star-Tribune quoted UW Political Science Professor Jim King about political candidate endorsements.

Nigerian student Ahmed Balogun is the first-ever international student to be elected president of the Associated Students of UW (ASUW), according to All

Wyoming Public Media interviewed UW Department Ecosystem Science and Management Associate Professor Jay Norton about how the changing climate has affected Wyoming agriculture producers.

HPC Wire noted that UW will have several representatives at the fourth annual Rocky Mountain High Performance Computing Symposium later this summer at the University of Colorado-Boulder campus.

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