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UW in the News

July 7, 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.

Phys.Org and carried UW’s release about Professor Mark Gomelsky’s research of engineered proteins that can be activated by near-infrared light, a technique that offers a way to control biological activities in deep tissues of small mammals.

Men’s Journal quoted Enette Larson-Meyer, UW associate professor, in an article about the health benefits of sunshine.

UW anthropologist George Gill’s research involving a tiny 500-year-old mummy found in Wyoming’s Pedro Mountains was the topic of a Casper Star-Tribune featured article.

David Bell, UW Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering associate professor, was among a group of scientists reporting that ancient Arctic sharks lived in brackish water more than 50 million years ago, according to Science Daily. The article first appeared in the journal Geology.

UW was ranked seventh overall in a study conducted by ValoreBooks and that analyzed colleges and universities for Internet speed -- differences in upload and download rates, according to, an entertainment, news and lifestyle website.

Bob Kelly, a UW professor of archaeology, and Todd Surovell, a UW associate professor of anthropology, were quoted in The Douglas Budget in a story about their research of whether a mammoth was killed by prehistoric Wyoming man at a dig site near Fort Fetterman.

The Casper Star-Tribune published UW’s release announcing Professor Al Rodi’s appointment as interim dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

The forest industry newspaper, The Working Forest, carried UW’s release on research conducted by Craig Benkman and Matt Talluto that described red squirrels’ influences on Yellowstone.

An intelligent thimble that could replace the computer mouse, developed by UW computer scientists Amy Banic and Anh Nguyen, was the focus of an MIT Technology Review article.

The Casper Star-Tribune posted UW’s story about Jay Gatlin, a UW assistant professor of molecular biology, being the first UW faculty member to be named a Pew Scholar.

Mariah Ehmke, associate professor in UW’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, is quoted in a Prairie Business story on the increasing size of American farms.

Award-winning UW Department of English faculty member Kate Northrop recites two of her short poems on Wyoming Public Media’s website.

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