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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:
UW’s WyoCloud system was praised by legislators on the Wyoming Government Efficiency Commission, who said other state agencies could learn from the efficiency measures enacted at UW, reported The Laramie Boomerang.
The Gillette News Record reported on the Wyoming CarbonSAFE project, which is studying the underground geology near the Dry Fork Station power plant north of Gillette to see whether it would be feasible to store carbon dioxide. UW’s School of Energy Resources is leading the project.
UW Professor Mark Clementz was among researchers who discovered that grass-eating mammals became more diverse in South America about 6 million years ago because shifts in atmospheric circulation drove changes in climate and vegetation, according to the scientific website Futurity.
The Gillette News Record interviewed UW economist Rob Godby, who said Cloud Peak Energy’s reprieve may or may not mean the company has a deal in the works that could spare it having to file for Chapter 11 reorganization. Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a similar article.
Wyonics, an emerging company based at UW, has developed a method of processing coal products that can be accomplished with no burning, no corrosive chemicals and low to no waste, according to Laramie Live.
Environmental Research Network featured new research from UW doctoral student Caroline Ng’weno, whose work showed that endangered African antelope and the lions that prey on them may benefit from certain cattle ranching practices in Kenya. Health Medicine Network also published UW’s release.
UW law Professor Sam Kalen spoke with Wyoming Public Radio about a federal judge’s decision declaring that there should have been an environmental analysis before reopening new leasing of coal on federal lands.
SweetwaterNOW and The Rock Springs Rocket Miner both published UW’s release announcing Jess Fahlsing, of Rock Springs, and Dylan Rust, from Green River, as winners of the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri and Tobin Memorial Award, which recognizes the top graduates.
UW economics Professor Emeritus Sherrill Shaffer was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about foreign transaction fees and how consumers should be cautious about how fees are applied. Forbes also interviewed Shaffer about hidden credit card fees.
Sheridan Media interviewed Chad Baldwin, associate vice president for UW Institutional Communications and Marketing, about National Signing Day, for students committed to enrolling at UW. Worland students took part in Signing Day last week, reported Big Horn Basin Radio. The Jackson Hole News and Guide also covered Signing Day at Jackson Hole High School.
Five UW graduate students are the recipients of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship grants to continue research projects. UW’s release was published by Business Fast.
Oil City News reported that UW College of Education Dean Ray Reutzel attended the fourth annual Wyoming English as a Second Language Conference in Casper last week to discuss the university’s Education Initiative.
UW’s commencement programs and scheduled speakers were highlighted last week by The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
Kaylee Bass, from Gillette, was named to UW’s Mortar Board, which recognizes college seniors for outstanding achievement in the areas of scholarship, leadership and service. UW’s release was published by County 17.
Fox KTVU, in Oakland, Calif., reported that the body of UW football recruit Naphtali Fainau was identified by the San Mateo County coroner. Fainau was swept to sea three weeks ago during a senior class outing.
UW students will present research projects noting the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Wyoming and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the nation this week, according to Wyo4News.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle interviewed UW MEChA student Alejandro Jimenez, who took part in a demonstration denouncing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actions nationwide.
UW and Gillette College are working on a partnership that would provide the first two years of an engineering degree at Gillette College. Students would wrap up the degree at UW, reported Wyoming Public Radio.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported that UW School of Energy Resources board member Rob Wallace, of Jackson, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks at the Department of the Interior.
Local students were recognized for excellence in research related to the liberal arts during UW’s recent Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Across the Disciplines symposium, reported Wind River Radio Network.
Architectural Digest named UW’s American Heritage Center the top-designed building in Wyoming according to its “The Best-Designed Building in Every U.S. State” survey.
Thomas Foulke, UW senior research scientist, is leading an effort called the Wyoming First-Grains Project that is developing a niche industry around growing “first-grains,” reported The Boomerang.
The Rock Springs Rocket Miner published UW’s release announcing that UW scientists Jason Carlisle, Anna Chalfoun, Jeff Beck and Kurt Smith received the Painton Award for their research paper from the American Ornithological Society.
UW marketing student Addison Treesh, from Gillette, was among the 51 participants in the Miss USA Pageant last week in Reno, Nev., reported Business Insider. At 19, Treesh was the youngest contestant in this year’s pageant.