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UW in the News

July 3, 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:

Oil and Gas Investor reported that UW economist Chuck Mason told attendees at the recent Energy Exposition in Loveland, Colo., that China’s economic slump and the steady, downward trend in the price of natural gas are factors leading to a decrease in demand for coal. E&P, an energy website, also printed the story.

The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) interviewed UW economist Rob Godby about Wyoming New Energy Corp.’s plan to build a plant that would make Wyoming coal burn hotter. Mining Connections published a similar article.

Jeff Clune, UW computer science associate professor, commented in Wired about “Penny,” an artificial intelligence that uses satellite imagery to predict income levels in New York City.

United Press International and Royal Society Open Science reported that UW researchers used five different scientific approaches to give considerable support to the idea that humans lived year-round in the Andean highlands of South America more than 7,000 years ago. The Laramie Boomerang, Breitbart and International Business Times also reported on the study. Read UW’s release.

Kevin Monteith, from the UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, was among scientists who reported on a new long-term study that found energy development has longer-lasting impacts on mule deer populations in the Upper Green River Basin than previously thought, according to Go Hunt. Click here to read UW’s release.

Wyoming Public Radio reported that UW Staff Senate President Rachel Stevens and other staff senators recently met with President Laurie Nichols to discuss what they say is a much-needed overhaul to the staff compensation system.

UW’s media release announcing the latest research projects selected to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne was reprinted in Brazil Business Today.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle interviewed Rick Ewig, former associate director of the UW American Heritage Center, for a story on the historical industries of Wyoming’s capital city. Ewig also commented on Cheyenne’s historic buildings and some of the Wild West legends who visited the community.

UW School of Energy Resources Executive Director Mark Northam and UW economist Rob Godby commented with Inside Energy about a proposed coal mine in Sheridan County that would not be for electricity but would be for coal-based products. Wyoming Public Radio also picked up the story.

KCWY TV covered the recent BioBlitz, an event co-sponsored by UW’s Biodiversity Institute, in which professionals and citizen scientists document organisms found in a specific area. Dorothy Tuttle, Biodiversity Institute education coordinator, was interviewed about the event at The Nature Conservancy’s Peterson Ranch outside of Casper.

Zhien Wang, atmospheric science faculty member, co-wrote a paper that confirms Earth’s tropical regions are likely to get more rain than scientists had predicted as the planet’s temperatures continue to rise, reported The CS-T.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle featured UW political science Associate Professors Thomas Seitz and Andrew Garner, who are researching the democratization process in Indonesia.

Outgoing UW Vice President for Research and Economic Development Bill Gern talked with Wyoming Public Media about working with outside groups to improve economic development in the state.

KGAB Radio reprinted, on its website, UW’s release on UW alumnus Brett Drake, who recently won a Nike sneaker design challenge.

Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, discussed with Sheridan Media the hiring of Emily Monago as UW’s first chief diversity officer.

Hortidaily noted that Bright Agrotech, a company developed by a UW graduate using UW-licensed technology, has been acquired by a Silicon Valley company that plans to maintain and enhance the Wyoming operation.

Three Sheridan County high school students participated in UW’s 30th annual Engineering Summer Program, reported The Sheridan Press.

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