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UW in the News

April 23, 2012

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.

In its April 2 edition, Primeur Live! Magazine carried UW's release about the creation of a campus cluster. The magazine, which focuses on computing technology, is based in the Netherlands.

Laramie Economic Development's Albany County Economic Trends publication noted that more than half of the new construction projects in the county last year were at UW, according to KOWB Radio.

K2 Radio was one of several media outlets reporting that Wyoming first lady Carol Mead and NBC News correspondent Pete Williams are among this spring's UW graduation speakers.

K2 Radio reported that the UW College of Education is sponsoring "Operation Educate the Educator," an initiative aimed at better meeting the education needs of dependents of military service members.

A UW release was picked up by online Wyoming Energy News citing the College of Business teaming up with the School of Energy Resources and College of Law in launching two new energy-focused tracks in conjunction with its full-time MBA program.

The State of Colorado Newsletter recently picked up UW's release on Soft Ray's development of a rapid, low-cost system for detection of bacteria in blood platelets. Soft Ray was created by UW Physics Professor Paul E. Johnson.

Sheridan College officials are considering collaboration with the University of Wyoming and Whitney Benefits to enhance agricultural and horticultural programs at both schools, according to

UW Department of Economics and Finance Assistant Professor Hilla Skiba was interviewed on K2 Radio about her students' visit last week with billionaire Warren Buffett and musician Jimmy Buffett.

The online fly fishing web site Mid Current picked up UW's release about the April 27 Fly Fishing Symposium and Fly Fishing Film Tour on campus.

The Casper Star-Tribune ran a front-page story about Ashish Dhital, a UW computer science graduate student, who will intern in the Parallel Computational Science (SIParCS) program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo. this summer. Dhital will help develop computer programs that can turn scientists' raw weather data into interactive 3-D animation images.


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