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Agademics, April 2013

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Dhekney receives young scientist award | Hastings sponsors book signing for Steve Horn | Get your entomology on
Dhekney receives young scientist award | Hastings sponsors book signing for Steve Horn | Get your entomology on

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 April 2013
 Agricultural Experiment Station
 www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstnRoom 111, Ag C(307) 766-3667
Bernadette van der Vliet, Layout Design
bvanderv@uwyo.eduRoom 123, Ag C(307) 766-5157
Steven L. Miller, Senior Editor
slmiller@uwyo.edu Room 123, Ag C(307) 766-6342
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Dhekney receives young scientist award
esearch and commitment toteaching has earned assistantprofessor of horticulture SadanandDhekney the 2013 Young ScientistAward from the Society for In VitroBiology.The current research of Dhek-ney focuses on expanding grapeproduction in Wyoming. He willreceive the award during the 2013In Vitro Biology meeting in Provi-dence, Rhode Island, June 15-19.“I’m honored by the recogni-tion and feel very proud to representUW at the SIVB awards presenta-tion,” says Dhekney, who is sta-tioned at the UW Sheridan Researchand Extension Center. He also holdsthe E.A. Whitney Professorship in Agriculture position.The position, which implements the enhanced degree pro-gram with UW’s agroecology curriculum, is endowed by
Whitney Benets in Sheridan.
“I am very happy for Sadanand,” notes Bret Hess,associate dean of research in the College of Agricultureand Natural Resources and director of the Wyoming Agri-cultural Experiment Station, which oversees four researchand extension centers in Wyoming. “He is a very kind andgenuine person whose research has potential to revolution-ize plant breeding. It is a true honorto have such an award bestowed forhis contributions to an emerging
eld of science. It is exciting to have
a scientist of Sadanand’s caliber onour college’s research team.”The Young Scientist Award isgiven to scientists who are SIVBmembers and conduct research inthe disciplines of in vitro plant andanimal biology. Nominations for theYoung Scientist Award come fromacademia worldwide.Dhekney was nominated by hismentor, Dennis Gray, professor of developmental biology at the Uni-versity of Florida.“I’ve been a society memberfor 12 years,” says Dhekney, who is also a faculty member
in the plant sciences department. “I rst started attending
meetings when I was a graduate student at the University of Florida. I’ve published a number of peer-reviewed articlesin the SIVB journal In Vitro Cellular and DevelopmentalBiology: Plant. I was happy that all my hard work has paidoff.”Dhekney says the SIVB awards committee stronglyconsiders nominees’ research but also their commitment toteaching.
 Assistant Professor Sadanand Dhekney
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
 Fridays, 3:10 p.m., Ag C building, room 223
April 12
: “Implementing an Electricity Dispatch Model to Evaluate Renewable Energy Policy,” Greg Torell,
economics and nance department
April 26
: “Knowledge Maximization in a Research Network with Application to the Agricultural ExperimentStations in the United States,” Matt Andersen, agricultural and applied economics department
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“I’ve been involved with teachingand mentoring a number of graduate, un-dergraduate, and high school students,”he says. “I owe this award to the mentorsand students I’ve worked with.”In addition to expanding grape pro-duction in Wyoming, Dhekney’s researchalso focuses on determining varieties androotstocks that will grow well in Wyo-ming’s challenging climate, and improv-ing existing elite varieties for droughtand salinity tolerance using genetic en-gineering technology. He studies mostlywine-grape varieties and some table-grapevarieties. He also teaches classes.“I started work at UW in 2012, andmy research program studying grape pro-duction is relatively new,” says Dhekney.“A number of growers statewide are inter-ested in the research, and this award willhopefully help raise more awareness of my programs.”Dhekney credited AES and the plantsciences department for their roles in pro-viding facilities for his research.“They deserve credit for any honorsor awards that I receive,” he notes. “I’malso fortunate to collaborate with facultymembers and students from Sheridan Col-lege.”
Dhekney receives youngscientist award
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Hastings sponsors book signing for Steve Horn
astings in Laramie is having a book signing for former dean and animal science pro-fessor Steve Horn 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 4.
Horn is author of 
 Another Man’s Life A Novel 
.According to Granite Peak Press, the book followsEden, a Vietnam veteran, as a young soldier andmiddle-aged father and husband. The characteris haunted by the guilt of wartime actions that threaten his relationship with the woman heloves. He is driven by a secret of betrayal that threatens the presidency, both past and future.Horn is a decorated Vietnam veteran. Helives in Wyoming.
Professor Emeritus Steve Horn
April 4, 11, 18, and 25
: Annie’s Project – Fremont County – acourse especially for women who work in and around agriculture –5:30 p.m. at the Fremont Center (Armory), Riverton
April 4
: Financial Literacy Webinar: Keeping Track of Your Impor-tant Papers, 7 p.m., online webinar
April 5
: Community Supported Agriculture Workshop, 9 a.m. at theJames C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and ExtensionCenter, Lingle
April 6
: 4-H Month of the Military Child Day Camps, 10 a.m., RockSprings
April 12
: Community Supported Agriculture Workshop, 9 a.m.,Cheyenne
April 13
: 4-H Month of Military Child Day Camps, 10 a.m., Cody
April 16, 23, and 30
: Annie’s Project – Converse County, 11 a.m. atthe Converse County Courthouse Community Room, Douglas
April 18
: 4-H Month of the Military Child Day Camps, 10 a.m., Gil-lette
April 27
: 4-H Month of the Military Child Day Camps, 10 a.m.,Riverton
May 11
: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Spring Com-mencement, 1:30 p.m. at the UW Fieldhouse, reception immediatelyfollowing ceremony
For a statewide calendar, please access theag collegeWeb site atwww.uwyo.edu/UWAG/ 
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Department of Animal Science
 Fridays, 12:10-1 p.m., Animal Science/Molecular  Biology building, room 103
 Lunch served for $4 beginning at 11:50 a.m. bythe Animal Science Graduate Student AssociationApril 5
: TBA, Amy Navratil, zoology and physiol-ogy department
April 12
: TBA, Travis Brown
April 19
: TBA, Emily Melson, animal science M.S.student
April 26
: TBA, Nuermaimaiti Tuersunjiang (Tursun),molecular and cellular life sciences Ph.D. student
Department of Molecular Biology
 Fridays, 2:10-3 p.m., Animal Science/Molecular  Biology building, room 103
April 5
: “Territorial Behavior of Bacteria, Step One:Display Self-identifying Molecules,” Karine Gibbs,Harvard University
April 12
: “The Mechanisms and Effects of Coupling
Histone Modications to Transcription Elongation,”
Karen Arndt, University of Pittsburgh
April 19
: “Mechanisms of Mitotic Spindle Assem-bly,” Puck Ohi, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
April 26
: TBA, Amy Pasquinelli, University of Cali-fornia at San Diego
Research across Disciplines andEcosystem Restoration
 Fridays, 2:10 p.m., Ag C building, room 1030
April 5
: “Oil and Gas Development and GreaterSage-grouse,” Rob Roy Ramey, Wildlife ScienceInternational
April 12
: Student presentations
April 19, 1 p.m.
: “Challenging the New Paradigm:Microbes Outcompete Plants for Soil Amino Acidsin a Semiarid Grassland,” Janet Chen, Ph.D. defenseseminar
April 19, 2 p.m.
: 4990/5990 student presentations
April 27, 1 p.m.
: “Response of Greater Sage-grouseto Treatments in Wyoming Big Sagebrush,” KurtSmith
April 27, 2 p.m.
: “Greater Sage-grouse MigrationEcology and Response to Bentonite Mining in theBighorn Basin, Wyoming,” Aaron Pratt
Department of Veterinary SciencesGraduate Research
 Noon, Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, room102
April 23
: “The Virulence Determinant in the PlasmaMembrane of Leismania Protozoa,” Adel Ghnenis,Ph.D. student
Bhattacharyya, P., and
K.J. Reddy
. “Effect of Flue Gas Treatment on the Solubility and Fractionation of Dif-ferent Metals in Fly Ash of Powder River Basin Coal.”
 Journal of Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
,published onlineMay 1, 2012, DOI 10.1007/s11270-012-1182-9.
Reddy, K.J.
(Invited Featured Article)
“University, Association Partner to Market Arsenic Removal Ap-proach.”
 American Society of Civil Engineers Magazine
, October Issue, 2012, p. 36.
Reddy K.J.
, K.J. McDonald, and H. King. “A Novel Arsenic Removal Process for Water Using Cupric OxideNanoparticles.”
 Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
, published online February 8, 2013, DOI: 10.1016/j. jcis.2013.01.041.
Reddy, K.J.
, and T.R. Roth. “Arsenic Removal from Natural Groundwater Using Cupric Oxide.”
 Journal of Groundwater,
published online March 30, 2012, DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.00926.x.Reynolds, B.R.,
K.J. Reddy
. “Inltration Rates in Reclaimed Surface Coalmines.”
 Journal of Water, Air, and Soil Pollution,
published online October 20, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s11270-012-1330-2.

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