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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:
Brent Pickett, UW professor in the School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies, was quoted in a New Republic article about the U.S. State Department’s focus on “natural law.”
Drilling Contractor, the official magazine of the International Association of Drilling Contractors, published an article on Drilling Systems’ work with UW’s College of Engineering and Applied Science to build the Drilling and Completions Simulation Laboratory at UW. The new laboratory will be used to train future petroleum engineers. The San Francisco Chronicle, Oilfield Technology and Offshore Technology published similar articles.
Anthony Ogden, UW’s associate vice provost for global engagement, told Xinhua, a Chinese news agency, that if Chinese enrollment declines as expected, then institutions
across the country will feel “big pain.” He said that declining enrollment would have
huge implications for schools that turn to international students for revenue.
The Gillette News Record interviewed UW economist Rob Godby about the implications of a bankruptcy court’s ruling that clears the way for Cloud Peak Energy Inc. to potentially pay millions of dollars in back taxes and fees. Cloud Peak owns two mines in Campbell County.
UW researchers Jerod Merkle and Matt Kauffman are co-authors of a study that shows Yellowstone’s migrating elk use environmental cues, including melting snow and greening grasses, to decide when to make their yearly journeys, reported Berkeley News, The Montana Standard and Bioengineer.
National Public Radio posted, on its website, a Wyoming Public Radio story that quoted Katey Huggler, a UW Department of Zoology and Physiology graduate student, and Kevin Monteith, a UW assistant professor in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. The two are part of a research team that is studying coyotes’ behavior.
UW faculty members Ellen Currano, Laura Vietti and Mark Clementz will look at leaf fossils, microbial decay on turtle shells and sediment samples to build upon what is known about the climate that existed 50 million years ago and get an idea of what might be ahead, reported Wyoming Public Media.
Sheridan Media reported that members of a legislative committee are considering ways to increase oversight of programming and funding for UW’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Matt Kauffman, lead scientist of the UW-based Wyoming Migration Initiative, is the recipient of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Conservationist of the Year Award for 2018, reported AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.
Utah Public Radio noted that UW and the U.S. Geological Survey are marking the 150th anniversary of explorer John Wesley Powell’s expedition down the Green and Colorado rivers with a river trip of their own.
UW’s Apple Project was mentioned in a Spokesman-Review article on a recent heritage orchard conference that was held in Sandpoint, Idaho.
SweetwaterNOW reported that three area high school students will attend this week’s Engineering Summer Program at UW.
The Guernsey Gazette reported that UW’s Doctor of Nursing Program selected the Banner Health Clinic in Wheatland as the 2019 Community Partner Award recipient.
China Jude, UW senior associate athletics director and senior woman administrator, will serve as president of the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association through the 2021 membership year, SweetwaterNOW noted.
Forbes featured former UW basketball standout Larry Nance Jr. and his charitable work with Athletes vs. Crohn’s and Colitis. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward suffers from Crohn’s disease.
UW senior Ja’La Henderson tied UW’s track and field school record with her fifth-career All-America honor, The Rock Springs Rocket Miner reported. She earned the honor after placing 10th in the triple jump at the recent NCAA outdoor track and field championships.
WyoSports wrapped up UW’s rodeo season at the College National Finals Rodeo last weekend in Casper. The Cowgirls placed fifth in the nation, and the UW men took eighth.