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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:
Yahoo! Finance, Market Screener, The Associated Press and Canadian Money reported that the UW School of Energy Resources has agreed to provide a matching grant of up to $1 million to Clean Coal Technologies Inc., a company that uses patented and proven technology to convert run-of-mine coal into a cleaner-burning and more efficient stabilized solid fuel. The award is part of the critical next stage of technology development.
UW students are among the highest paid petroleum engineers following graduation, according to a Yahoo! Finance survey. UW was ranked among 10 schools listed in the survey.
Buzz Feed News interviewed, among others, Jane Zelikova, a UW ecologist, for an article, titled “These Scientists Are Radically Changing How They Live To Cope With Climate Change.”
UW economist Rob Godby discussed with S&P Global how large Powder River Basin coal companies are cutting production, while smaller companies are struggling to maintain a steady cash flow.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in a podcast, featured UW economist Chuck Mason, who discussed why oil markets are undergoing fundamental change. Indian Strategic Studies also published the article. Mason also discussed with Wyoming Public Radio a new bidder that hopes to purchase Anadarko Petroleum, a major oil and gas player in Wyoming.
Ben Cook, UW’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute visiting professor, discussed with Wyoming Public Radio how Cloud Peak Energy’s struggles began.
A number of present and past UW personnel were interviewed by The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) to discuss the future of the university as the Board of Trustees begins the process of seeking a new president.
Wyo4News published UW’s release announcing UW students Jess Fahlsing and Dylan Rust, both from Sweetwater County, as winners of the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri and Tobin Memorial Award, which recognizes the most outstanding graduates.
Dana Robertson, UW’s executive director of the Literacy Research Center and Clinic, was interviewed by Healthline for an article on why parents should be reading to their young children instead of giving them electronics to play with. Robertson says parents should use actual books in reading to their children.
Attitude Magazine and the United Kingdom’s Pink News both noted that Judy Shepard, the mother of murdered UW student Matthew Shepard, is one of the university’s recipients of the Doctor of Humane Letters degree -- the highest UW award given.
UW student Christie Wildcat discussed with Wyoming Public Radio the organization of Wyoming’s first march in support of missing and murdered indigenous women. The event, held last week, was sponsored by the UW Native student group, Keepers of the Fire.
The Laramie Boomerang reported that, while speaking on campus last week, Gov. Mark Gordon says he’ll convene a task force to address ways to combat the high rates of murdered and missing American Indian women in Wyoming.
Birds of prey and energy development were topics of the third Raptor Summit last week at UW, reported KGWN TV.
Wyoming Business Council published UW’s release announcing the relaunching of its cross-campus entrepreneurship minor, open to all non-College of Business majors, and its entrepreneurship major, for College of Business students, starting this fall.
UW Title IX Coordinator Jim Osborn discussed with Wyoming Public Radio the uncertain future of Title IX guidelines relating to campus sexual assault.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide interviewed UW graduate student Jesse Alston about his research that questions the effects of reintroducing top predators into the ecosystem.
UW’s American Heritage Center and Laramie County Community College hosted a panel discussion on the topic of Wyoming’s boom-and-bust cycle, reported The CS-T.
Oil City News published UW’s release noting that Rachel Tenney, a UW junior from Casper majoring in chemistry, was selected to participate in Posters on the Hill April 29-30 in Washington, D.C.
Washakie County high school students will take part in UW’s Signing Day, according to The Northern Wyoming Daily News. Signing Day is a statewide program for students who have or will commit to attending UW in the fall.
Wind River Native Radio Network published UW’s release announcing local students named to UW’s Mortar Board honor society.
Vice President for Student Affairs Sean Blackburn cautioned students to check only with reputable firms when seeking summer jobs, reported Wyoming Public Radio.
WyoSports.net was among media outlets noting the retirement of 16-year UW head women’s basketball Coach Joe Legerski, who is the winningest coach in Cowgirls history.
Former UW defensive back Marcus Epps was drafted in the sixth round by the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, while six of his teammates signed free-agent contracts, reported The CS-T.
Eric Krszjzaniek, an assistant lecturer in the UW Department of Management and Marketing, discussed with Wyoming Public Radio why microbrew sales are slowing down nationwide, while craft spirits are picking up.
University Business Magazine praised UW Athletics’ Excellence at 7220 leadership development program for student-athletes for providing guest speakers who helped with teaching life skills and for providing career-building workshops.