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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 coverage:
The Laramie Boomerang noted that the more than $300 million UW residence hall project has advanced to the Senate floor. The bill doesn’t appropriate funding for construction, but offers a loan that will increase the availability of capital UW can use to guarantee a bond issue for the project.
UW Associate Professor Lilia Soto was interviewed by The Washington Post about how U.S. Latinas rallied to support first-time actress Yalitza Aparicio, in the Oscar-nominated film “Roma.” Aparicio was nominated for Best Actress. The Atlanta Constitution and Yucatan Expat Life also published the article.
Science International named the annual Wyoming State Science Fair at UW March 3-5 as among the “5 university science fairs to watch out for in 2019,” which “provides a forum for Wyoming student scientists to conduct and share their original science, technology, engineering or math research.”
The final supplemental budget bill approved by the state Legislature last week includes $17.4 million in new funding for UW, noted The Boomerang. The final version has $2 million more than the original drafted budget.
The Boomerang noted that the introduced $300 million bill to construct new residence halls at UW will have a final reading this week. The Wyoming Senate voted not to appropriate any funds for renovations to War Memorial Stadium and a new swimming pool for UW’s swim teams, reported The Boomerang.
The Black 14 UW football players were featured in The Denver Post. AAron Ontiveroz, a UW graduate, photographed the returned six players who took part in Black History Month events recently on campus.
The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) interviewed UW labor law expert Professor Michael Duff about Westmoreland Coal Company’s impending bankruptcy. He says, despite a new buyer, the Kemmerer mine’s bankruptcy will be hard on the union which, he says, is in a “weakened position.”
Duff also was interviewed by Wyoming Public Radio about workers’ compensation rules that sometimes leave injured workers unaided. The report was picked up by The Associated Press.
UW College of Law students are taking their annual mock jury trial on the road to Western Wyoming Community College March 1 to shine a light on the “Rock Springs Massacre” of 1885, according to The Rocket-Miner.
The Douglas Budget quoted Scott Quillinan, UW School of Energy Resources director of research and communications, about carbon capture technology and how it works as Dave Johnston power plant officials are mulling adding the technology to their system.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release announcing the results from the National Survey of Student Engagement; also published were: a new innovative makerspace is a collaborative workspace for making, learning and exploring; new data science center; and Wyoming leaders received updates on the expansion of UW’s WWAMI Medical Education Program last week.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Brett Williams, UW IT interim director of applications and database services, on how UW employees should use caution when opening attachments, especially from external addresses.
County 17 covered UW’s Thursday University presentation featuring university experts who discussed the future of Wyoming’s energy production, especially in Campbell County.
UW’s 44th annual juried student exhibition, which is on display through the end of the semester, was featured in The CS-T.
KGAB Radio noted the 37th anniversary of the Arena-Auditorium, which opened in February 1982.
UW doctoral student Elizabeth Traver, in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is among 18 students nationwide being recognized for science advocacy, according to a UW release published on KGWN TV’s website. Traver will receive the Future Leaders in Science Award next week in Washington, D.C.
The CS-T reported that UW College of Engineering and Applied Science personnel recently began moving into the new $105 million Engineering Education and Research Building.
The Boomerang reported that the UW Board of Trustees approved to double the size of a contract with consulting firm GLHN, which is designing the West Campus Satellite Energy Plant. The plant will be built on the corner of 13th and Bradley streets.
Three UW wrestlers earned Academic All-Big 12 honors, reported The CS-T.