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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 New York Times profiled the research of UW doctoral student Daniel Beverly. His research showed how the solar eclipse affected plants, specifically sagebrush, during 2017’s total eclipse. He was lead author of a paper that recently was published in Scientific Reports.
UW economist Rob Godby was quoted in an article published by Coal Zoom that focused on the potential loss of more than 600 jobs with the closure of Blackjewel LLC’s Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines near Gillette last week.
The Gillette News Record also interviewed Godby for another article on the closure of the two mines.
UW Associate Professor Jeff Clune was among the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), reported Mirage News. PECASE is the highest honor given to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent research careers, and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.
The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) interviewed UW political science Professor Jim King, who commented on an article detailing a leaked poll that shows Liz Cheney leading Cynthia Lummis in a hypothetical 2020 U.S. Senate matchup.
Bill Mai and Chris Boswell, two former UW administrators who retired in 2018, are returning on 12-month agreements as the UW Board of Trustees begins the search for a permanent president, reported The Laramie Boomerang.
UW molecular biology Professor Mark Gomelsky and his team have demonstrated that near-infrared light can be used to “control a cellular process in a mammal’s brain.” UW’s release detailing the research was printed on the Oil City News website.
The Powell Tribune noted the participation of four Northwest College personnel who took part in the UW-sponsored Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP). LAMP participants engage in mock active-learning sessions to experience team-based learning and other forms of active learning in an authentic way.
UW Professor Tex Taylor is retiring this month after 43 years as a College of Agriculture and Natural Resources agricultural economist, noted Tri-State Livestock News.
UW graduate Joe Riis was interviewed by The Deseret News about his “Invisible Boundaries,” a photography exhibition detailing elk migration in Yellowstone National Park. His exhibition is on display in Salt Lake City, Utah, through September.
Sheridan Media noted that UW anthropology Professors Marcel Kornfeld and Mary Lou Larson will host an Open House Site Tour and Artifact Road Show at the Hell Gap Paleoindian Site near Guernsey.
UW weed scientist Andrew Kniss said a heavy reliance on any single pesticide, such as glyphosate, is probably not a good thing, according to Genetic Literacy Project. The article focused on the nearly 13,000 lawsuits against the herbicide company Bayer, whose weedkiller, Roundup, is glyphosate-based and accused of causing cancer.
High Plains Journal published UW’s feature on the recent two-day 4-H Horse Camp at the Hot Springs County Fairgrounds. UW Extension equine specialist Jenny Ingwerson, along with volunteer instructors, led the camp.