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UW in the News

December 13, 2021

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 coverage:

Jason Shogren, the Stroock Chair of Natural Resource Conservation and Management in the UW Department of Economics, was quoted in an article on the recent COP26 conference that Forbes published on its website. The article mentioned that progress toward net-zero carbon emissions was the center of the meeting of world leaders at the Glasgow summit.

Markets Insider interviewed UW law Professor Michael Duff, a labor expert, about three Buffalo, N.Y., Starbucks stores whose employees voted to unionize. The three stores could become the first of the national chain’s outlets to be unionized in the U.S.

UW is among an international coalition that received $19 million for a research project aimed at understanding how a farmer’s or a rancher’s grazing management decisions affect soil health on pasture and rangeland. EurekAlert!, The Fence Post and South Dakota Ag Connection published related articles. To read UW’s official release, click here.

Sheridan Media and High Plains Journal published UW’s release noting that scientists are part of a multistate team that is launching research into perennial forage systems and helping promote their adoption. The study is part of a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Former UW football player Cody Ritchie and his wife, Patsy, recently donated $1 million for upgrades to the west side of War Memorial Stadium. The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T), The Laramie Boomerang, 7220 Sports, County 10 and Wyoming News Now published UW’s release on the announcement.

Wyoming News Now interviewed former UW football player John Griffin about his and his Black 14 teammates’ ongoing philanthropic projects to help feed those in need.

UW professors in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics have been researching money laundering. Sheridan Media published UW’s release noting that the economists’ efforts may assist policymakers directing money laundering enforcement through research into the best ways to reduce illegal trade.

Jackson Hole Radio reported that the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is continuing its multiyear research project on bighorn sheep in the Jackson region this fall. UW researchers are assisting in the project by performing ultrasounds on the animals to measure body fat.

The CS-T reported that UW researchers developed a study for Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials who want to restore bighorn sheep to the Sweetwater Rocks area in Fremont County.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department noted that UW researchers are assisting with a mule deer study in the Bighorn Mountains.

The Wyoming Renewable Energy Siting Collaborative has produced recommendations for emerging wind and solar energy production in Wyoming while protecting the state’s scenery and wildlife. Wyoming News Now published UW’s release on the recommendations, noting that UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute led the collaborative study for state leaders.

Wyoming Business Report published a Buffalo Bulletin article that quoted Christelle Khalaf, associate director for UW’s Center for Business and Economic Analysis, about how local businesses are struggling with labor shortages.

The UW Alumni Association is accepting nominations for fall 2022 awards, with a deadline of Feb. 28, 2022. Hits 106 and Wyoming News Now published UW’s release on the announcement.

Hits 106 published UW’s release noting that the livestock judging team’s sixth-place finish at the North American International Livestock Exposition is the highest in school history. Two team members were among 12 across the nation selected as All-Americans.

UW research shows that sunn hemp, a tropical legume from India that can be used for livestock feed, is well adapted to the state’s climate. Wyoming Public Media interviewed lead researcher Carrie Eberle, a UW assistant professor of plant sciences, for the news segment.

County 10 published UW’s release noting that seven members of the university’s Nordic ski team qualified to compete in the World University Games that were originally scheduled in Andermatt, Switzerland, this month. The games were canceled because of COVID-19 concerns.

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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