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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:
Bloomberg News interviewed UW law Professor Michael Duff, who said an airline employer has a constitutional right to free speech during union organizing campaigns. But, the agency charged with supervising those campaigns may set aside an election if it deems laboratory conditions to have been tainted. The Los Angeles Times also published a similar article.
UW’s release noting UW researchers studying how best to bolster the southern sea otter population, which suffers from low genetic diversity, shark attacks and illegal shootings by fishermen, was published by Science Daily, and Bright Surf, online science websites.
The Laramie Boomerang reported that a legislative committee appointed a group of stakeholders to re-examine UW’s housing situation and put forward plans that cannot be implemented before 2019.
UW’s release announcing spring commencement ceremonies this weekend was published on Sheridan Media’s website.
The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) reported that UW might develop a new bachelor’s degree program in tribal leadership. Central Wyoming College officials recently presented a proposal to the Wind River Intertribal Council to develop the program at UW. Also publishing the article were U.S. News and World Report and The Seattle Times.
Wyoming Pathways from Prison, a UW program, is a partnership that provides free classes for Wyoming inmates. The program was featured in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
The Laramie Boomerang reported how budget cuts the past year have affected services provided by UW Student Health Service.
UW Washakie Dining Center Chef Mathew Branson was profiled in The Boomerang for winning a silver medal during a regional culinary competition in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, spoke with Sheridan Media about local artist Neltje, who will receive an honorary doctoral degree from UW May 12.
Jeffrey Means, an associate professor of Native American history at UW and an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, discussed the broken promises of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. The article, reprinted in the Idaho Falls Post Register, was originally published in The CS-T.
Wyo4News published UW’s release announcing Rock Springs student Katherine Jones as one of the Spitaleri Award finalists as the top UW woman graduate.
UW economics Professor Jay Shogren told The Cody Enterprise that politicians at every level of government are attempting to diversify local economies. He said that could be a factor in Park County’s rising assessed valuation for the fiscal year.
SweetwaterNOW noted that UW researchers are among scientists who fitted GPS collars on 80 pronghorn to study the effects of wind energy development on the movement of pronghorn that winter in Shirley Basin.
UW Board of Trustees will consider the 2018-19 budget during meetings this week, reported Wyo4News.