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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 President Laurie Nichols, whose contract was not renewed earlier this spring, is set to become the interim president at Black Hills State University in South Dakota, reported The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T). The Laramie Boomerang, Black Hills Pioneer and Houston Chronicle published similar articles.
The Boomerang noted that Nichols has been working with Neil Theobald, the incoming interim president, to transfer the university’s administration.
A delegation of UW officials signed agreements with two Chinese universities during a recent trip to China, reported Wyoming Public Media.
WyoFile interviewed UW economist Rob Godby and former UW finance administrator Bill Mai for a piece on how declining coal production in the state is actually hurting Wyoming’s tax base.
Women in Academia reported that UW will create four new jobs as part of its “No More” campaign, an effort that provides more resources to prevent and respond to sexual assault on campus.
Vice President for Student Affairs Sean Blackburn told The Boomerang that large residence halls make the transition to college more difficult for freshmen coming from rural areas of the state. He is advocating for an approach with the new residence halls that will create a “sense of place.” The Star Herald, in Scottsbluff, Neb., carried the Associated Press article.
The Washington Post interviewed UW agronomist Andrew Kniss for a story on how the coming week’s weather could make or break this year’s crop in the Corn Belt.
UW soil scientist Jay Norton spoke with Wyoming Public Media for a piece on how building dams might affect climate change.
UW will partner with Clean Coal Technologies Inc. to develop a cleaner-burning coal in the Powder River Basin, The CS-T reported.
UW’s release noting that faculty members interested in using the National Center for Atmospheric Research-Wyoming Supercomputing Center for computational research have until June 21 to submit an application for use on the supercomputer Cheyenne was published by Primeur Weekly! Magazine.
UW botany Professor Steve Miller talked about the Wyoming Apple Project on a recent Inland Journal podcast, produced by Spokane Public Radio. The podcast featured the first-ever heritage orchard conference that was held in Sandpoint, Idaho, in May.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education noted that UW College of Education Professor Jacqueline Leonard has been named co-editor of the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education.
EurekAlert! noted that UW’s Drew Bennett, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources professor of practice, was among co-authors of a paper reporting that underrepresented faculty play an uneven role in advancing diversity and inclusion on college campuses.
GoHUNT reprinted part of a Wyoming Public Media article that quoted Katey Huggler, a UW Department of Zoology and Physiology graduate student, about a UW research project. The study pinpoints the impact of coyotes affecting mule deer near Rock Springs.
UW student Aisha Balogun Mohammed was part of a team that won first place in an international student competition focused on sustainable solutions for environmental issues, the Grand Rapids Business Journal reported.
Hits 106 Radio published UW’s College National Finals Rodeo preview, where both the Cowboys and Cowgirls squads qualified full teams. The finals are currently underway at the Casper Events Center.
The CS-T profiled UW senior Jerayah Davis, a standout track athlete from Casper. Davis is Wyoming’s first female track athlete to qualify for three events at the same NCAA championships. She competed last week in Austin, Texas.
Davis earned three honorable mention All-America honors at the NCAA track and field championships, The Rock Springs Rocket Miner reported. Teammates Ja’La Henderson, Shayla Howell and Jordan Edmonds each picked up one honorable mention All-America honor.
Deseret News interviewed UW soccer player Charlotte Hume for an article on how some female Latter-day Saint athletes compete on teams where their religious affiliation makes them minorities.