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UW in the News

May 1, 2017

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:

The new U.S. Postal Service stamp to commemorate the upcoming Aug. 21 total eclipse will be unveiled at the UW Art Museum, according to a UW media release and reprinted on the K2 News and Casper Star-Tribune websites. Yahoo! Finance, Science World Report and Linn’s Stamp News also had similar articles.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that Laramie City Council members and UW representatives took a walking tour to review possible options for increasing pedestrian safety on 15th Street. Legislators directed UW to look into the possibility of closing 15th Street from Ivinson Avenue to Willett Drive. The Boomerang had a follow-up article on the issue.

UW is among five regional schools selected for a $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation Atmospheric Chemistry program that will  gather comprehensive data aimed at understanding how wildfire smoke changes chemically with time, reported KGWN TV.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that Jonathan Naughton, UW’s Wind Energy Research Center director, stressed that there are pros and cons to wind energy development, but that it represents an opportunity for the state. His talk, at Casper College, was part of the Faculty Senate Speaker Series.

UW molecular biology Professor Mark Gomelsky’s comments were picked up in Malaysia’s Malay Mail and MIT Technology Review about Chinese and Swiss researchers who developed a system that, for the first time, enables smartphones to remotely manage and treat diabetes in mice. China Daily also reprinted the article.

The Boomerang reported that teachers around the world soon will be able to observe learning strategies used at the UW Lab School, one of the latest schools selected to be profiled in the “Schools that Work” online video series.

Ranchester senior Sarah Maze has been named the recipient of the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as UW’s top graduating female, noted Sheridan

Christian Science Monitor interviewed UW management and marketing Assistant Professor Elizabeth Minton for an article on a recently developed edible water bottle as an alternative to plastic bottles that are not environmentally sound.

Big Horn Basin schools were mentioned in a UW release announcing “UW Signing Day” for students interested or already registered for fall classes, reported The Wyoming Northern Daily News.

Wyoming Business Report listed UW employees as speakers for the 2017 Wyoming Energy Summit May 18 in Cheyenne.

UW is working with the city of Laramie on a 2-mile rural trail on Jacoby Ridge, east of Jacoby Golf Course, that will be completed this summer, The Boomerang noted.

The Boomerang reported that four finalists for the UW vice president for research and economic development position have been announced, with interviews underway.

UW President Laurie Nichols scheduled a visit in Buffalo to meet with alumni and friends in a public reception, according to Sheridan Media.

The Boomerang featured the UW Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season, “Romeo and Juliet,” scheduled Thursday.

The Boomerang featured UW graduate student Larry Haimowitz, who hopes to shed light on the pine beetle’s natural predators while also improving the methods used to study the beetle.

UW anthropology Professor Robert Kelly says mankind is headed for a post-war, post-capitalist, global society in his latest book, “The Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us About Our Future,” profiled in The Boomerang.

WyoSports.Net reported that former UW football players Brian Hill and Chase Roullier were drafted by the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins during last week’s NFL draft.

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