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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:
The Casper Star-Tribune noted that UW will have a significant role in diversifying the state’s economy, according to Gov. Matt Mead’s long-awaited 20-year plan intended to break the “boom-and-bust” cycle that has defined Wyoming’s economy.
Mead’s plan for UW is part of the ENDOW (Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming) report, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW is dealing with residence hall issues as more than 1,700 freshmen are expected for fall classes.
Bethann Garramon Merkle, a UW associate research scientist in the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, was interviewed for an article, titled “Scientists’ child-like drawings of the creatures they study are going viral.” Garramon Merkle offered advice in support of scientists drawing their study organisms for the article published in New Orleans’ Times-Picayune.
The Laramie Boomerang interviewed Debra Hintz, UW director of scholarships and financial aid, on why the average debt of UW graduating students dipped by 11 percent in 2017.
Among UW’s releases published on Sheridan Media’s website were: UW Department of Anthropology Professor Todd Surovell asking for the public’s help in finding possible mammoth fossils near Douglas; and UW Master of Business Administration Program students developing leadership skills through a wilderness camping experience.
Surovell also was interviewed by Wyoming Public Radio about the missing mammoth.
Wyoming Public Radio also interviewed UW economist Rob Godby about the proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule that would give states more power to regulate carbon emissions. Minnesota Public Radio also broadcast the interview.
UW doctoral student Lauren Stanton’s research was cited in a Mother Nature Network article, titled “The most mischievous animals are also the smartest.”
Wyo4News published UW’s release announcing next month’s Homecoming schedule, featuring Gov. Matt Mead and first lady Carol Mead as parade grand marshals. The Rock Springs radio station also published, on its website, UW Department of Theatre and Dance’s vertical dance at Vedauwoo.
A dialogue between notable Wyoming politicians focused on working together in today’s political climate, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported. The panel discussion was part of the UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and Ruckelshaus Institute’s 25th anniversary.
< (Scottsbluff, Neb.) published an article quoting Kevin Monteith, assistant professor at UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, about western Wyoming deer herd increases after harsh winters the last few years decimated the numbers.
The Wyoming State Geological Survey and UW’s Geological Museum are teaming up for events during Earth Science Week in October, K2 Radio reported.
Natural News quoted UW atmospheric science Professor Bart Geerts, who favored China’s efforts to generate artificial rain throughout the region of Tibet.
UW Assistant Professor Shane Murphy was interviewed for an Inside Climate News article detailing how wildfires this summer in North America, Europe and Siberia are affecting climate change.
K2 Radio reported that the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at UW is assisting with a moose study in the Bighorn Mountains.