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UW in the News

July 8, 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.

New University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg gave a series of interviews about his first day on the job, including Wyoming Public Media. Sternberg also discussed with The Casper Star-Tribune the improved UW athletics facilities.

The Jerusalem Post noted that archeologists discovered an ancient mosaic while excavating the Late Roman synagogue in Hukok -- an ancient Jewish village in the Lower Galilee. UW Religious Studies Director Paul Flesher was part of the excavation team.

The UW College of Law was mentioned in a recent New York Times profile about the three women on the U.S. Supreme Court. In the article, Justice Antonin Scalia discussed his speaking engagement at UW.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation carried an article about teaching and promoting rural nursing practices and cited UW’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing’s Bachelors Reach for Accelerated Nursing Degree (BRAND) program.

Anne Alexander, a UW economist, was quoted in The Casper Star-Tribune in a story about how a delay in implementing the federal health insurance mandate is not alleviating Wyoming business owners’ fears.

UW Extension Educator Ron Cunningham in Fremont County said Wyoming hay producers will benefit from higher prices this year, according to a story in The Billings Gazette.

The Huffington Post cited a new study in the journal Fish and Fisheries that fish do not feel pain when hooked. The journal cited the original study led by retired UW Professor Jim Rose.

Mary Burman, Dean of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, discussed the educational level -- academic progression -- of nurses in Wyoming in an interview with Human Capital Blog.

The Torrington Telegram reported that UW’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) personnel provided producers with hay information during Wyoming Forage Field Day events.

UW Department of Zoology and Physiology Professor Merav Ben-David is quoted in an Environment360 online site about the increase use of stable isotope analysis research by environmental scientists.

The Green River Star reported that the new FieldTurf Revolution playing surface at UW’s Jonah Field in War Memorial Stadium is complete.

Brian Mealor, UW Extension weed specialist, is among speakers of a cheatgrass tour in Douglas later this month, according to KNEB Radio in Scottsbluff, Neb.

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