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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:
Coal Zoom.com was among news outlets that cited a UW study on the loss of coal jobs in Wyoming. The article focused on the Trump administration’s proposed repeal of the so-called “Clean Power Plan.”
UW College of Law Professor Sam Kalen said, in a Climate Liability News article, that conservation groups have been pushing government agencies and coal companies to limit methane emissions for years. He added that efforts could intensify, given the current administration’s goal to roll back regulations of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) featured Wyoming Symphony Orchestra members, including UW Department of Music faculty members Scott Meredith and Alan Harvey, who presented a hands-on program to Casper-area youth last week.
A recent study, led by UW Professor David “Tex” Taylor, found that hunters, anglers and wildlife viewers spent almost $800 million in Wyoming in 2016, The Laramie Boomerang reported. Their activity accounted for more than 9,600 jobs and $262 million in labor income, adding up to more than $1 billion in economic activity across the state. The Seattle Times also carried the story.
Wyoming Public Media interviewed Sam Dwinnell, a UW assistant research scientist, about her research as part of the Wyoming Mule Deer Project.
The Boomerang featured UW’s Fish N’ Chicks, a student group that brings together women who want to learn about fly fishing.
Jose Rivas, a UW graduate student, was among activists who marched in support of immigration reform in Cheyenne last Friday, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle noted.
Aimee Lewis, a UW School of Pharmacy researcher and a co-chair of the Wyoming Rx Abuse Stakeholders (RAS), told The Wyoming Tribune Eagle that the decline in opioid abuse could be attributed to work the RAS has done throughout the state.
UW’s release announcing that the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning has launched new initiatives and funding opportunities focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning was published on KGWN TV’s website.
Sheridan Media posted, on its website, UW’s release announcing that Japanese professor and writer Toshihiro Nakayama discussed “How Japan is Adapting to Trump’s America on the World Stage” on campus last week. Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Nakayama about his talk.
Sheridan Media reported that Jenna Shim, a UW College of Education associate professor, is an organizer of the Wyoming English as a Second Language Conference, which will take place in Jackson later this month.
Wyo4News posted, on its website, UW’s release about two UW College of Law students who earned recognition at the National Black Law Students Association Nelson Mandela International Negotiations Competition.
The Boomerang announced that “Scared Scriptless,” starring improv comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, is scheduled this Friday at UW.
Award-winning author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs will give a public talk at UW next week, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle announced.
NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. still lists former UW quarterback Josh Allen as his No. 1 pick heading into the draft later this month, reported WyoSports.