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UW in the News

July 14, 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.

KGWN TV in Cheyenne broadcast that UW President Dick McGinity was honored during the inaugural Warrior Shootout that took place last week at the Laramie rifle range.

Former UW basketball player Ugo Udueze is enjoying a career as Africa’s top sports agent, with clients such as NBA stars Joakim Noah and Hasheem Thabeet, according to All Africa.

Amy Banic, UW Department of Computer Science assistant professor, and Anh Nguyen have created a tiny wearable device that may render the computer mouse obsolete, according to Sci-Tech News and MSN News.

The Laramie Boomerang picked up UW’s release about College of Law Professor Michael Smith receiving a grant to give three presentations at the Vermont Law School.

UW Admissions Director Shelley Dodd was interviewed by The Laramie Boomerang about a Colorado-based company that helps nonresident students gain resident tuition.

A Washington Times editorial cites a UW professor’s study that says additional energy development would create more than 200,000 jobs and generate $5 billion in local, state and federal taxes if federal land is given back to individual states.

Paul Flesher, UW Department of Religious Studies director, and other researchers believe that they have uncovered the first ancient synagogue mosaic to feature a non-biblical narrative at Huqoq, in Israel’s Lower Galilee, according to The Jewish Daily.

The Laramie Boomerang noted that the eighth annual CO2 Conference, hosted by the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute and UW, was in Casper last week. Reports from oil and gas executives on improving oil recovery were presented. The Wyoming Business Report also noted that the CO2 Conference will help company officials exchange information and create partnerships.

The Boomerang also reported the hiring of Al Rodi as UW College of Engineering and Applied Science interim dean.

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, is still making the news. posted UW’s release on its website.

UW Extension personnel discovered that several dryland fields are noticeably infected by stripe rust in southeastern Goshen, eastern Laramie and Platte counties, according to The Prairie Star.

The Casper Star-Tribune noted that the Laramie cover band The Flashbacks will perform this week on Simpson Plaza as part of the UW summer concert series.

The Wyoming Forage Field Day held last week at the Eden Valley Community Center in Farson was highlighted in Hay and Forage Grower.

The Casper Star-Tribune noted that UW Extension’s 100-year celebration exhibition was on display in Casper last week and will be at this summer’s Wyoming State Fair in Douglas.

The United States Army’s DVIDS (Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System) reported that UW Reserve Officer Training Corps members were among those taking part in a recent four-day field training exercise at Camp Guernsey.

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