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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:
Coverage of UW’s Black 14 football players continued in various publications, including CNN, BET, Black Voice News, Johannesburg, South Africa’s Times Live, Atlanta Black Star, The Sports Column, Black News Zone, Certified Pop and Diverse.
The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) interviewed UW economist Chuck Mason about the recent drone attacks on Saudi Arabia oil fields. Mason said the immediate impact on Wyoming producers and consumers likely will be minor.
UW Assistant Professor Linda Thunstrom’s research into “thoughts and prayers” was cited in IFL Science article, titled “Atheists Will Pay To Stop Religious People Praying For Them.” Her research also was featured on ABC News, CNN, Washington Post, The CS-T and COSMOS Magazine. Thunstrom’s official research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Washington Times published an Associated Press article that quoted UW economist Rob Godby about a possible buyer for the bankrupt Blackjewel mines in the Powder River Basin. The CS-T published a similar article. Godby also was quoted in a Voice of America piece about carbon-capture technology; a UPI News Service article about the discouraging future for Wyoming coal; and a Gillette News Record story about the potential mine sale.
Parker Executive Search, based in Georgia, was selected by the UW Board of Trustees’ search firm selection committee to be part of the process of selecting a new president, Oil City News reported. The CS-T published a similar article.
Bloomberg News quoted UW law Professor Michael Duff in an article that focused on the International Association of Machinists lawsuit appealing a recent National Labor Relations Board decision that nixed the union’s election win to represent a group of technicians at a Boeing Co. facility in South Carolina.
UW Acting President Neil Theobald, several UW students and Professor Danny Dale spoke with high school students and community members in Gillette last week, The Gillette News Record reported.
While in Gillette, Theobald was interviewed by The News Record and said he hopes to become the permanent president of the university.
The Laramie Boomerang reported that the second “Blockchain Stampede,” held last weekend on the UW campus, offered a series of events, competitions and educational opportunities, and also focused on legislative planning. Crypto Commentary published a similar article.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release detailing a $15.8 million National Science Foundation grant for instrumentation for the university’s new King Air research aircraft. Other UW releases published by the website included Associate Professor Brian Leonard’s grant for materials science research; Family Weekend activities this weekend; a new American Sign Language Studies certificate; UW’s security and fire safety report is available; and Kimberly Chestnut was named acting vice president for student affairs.
UW researchers’ work challenging the conventional view of how a vital and life-sustaining feature of weathered rock is created was published by Science Codex. Science and Technology Research News also published UW’s release.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW Board of Trustees member Michelle Sullivan was among panelists during a discussion on civil leadership at the Wyoming Women’s Expo last week in Casper.
UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean Barbara Rasco said innovation in agricultural tech is an area that could benefit Wyoming’s business community, The CS-T reported. Her comments came during a recent United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement panel discussion in Casper.
Mile High CRE, a Denver commercial real estate publication, reported that GE Johnson completed UW’s new Engineering Education and Research Building. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week. University Business Magazine also published a similar article.
Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson was among panelist discussing the current state of politics in Washington, D.C., reported The Boomerang. The discussion focused on the balance of power between Congress and the presidency.
Wind River Radio, in Riverton, noted the 15th anniversary of the deaths of eight UW cross-country runners who were killed south of Laramie by a drunk driver. The Gillette News Record published a similar article.
The number of UW students studying abroad has exceeded school officials’ expectations, reported Oil City News.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW Board of Trustees members voted recently to have administrators proceed “with urgency” in issuing bonds to fund the residence halls and parking garage projects.
Two informal “coffee sessions” were held on campus last week as the public had the opportunity to weigh in on the search for a new UW president, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported.
Wyoming Public Radio featured the UW Western Thunder Marching Band’s halftime performance at a recent Riverton High School football game. It was part of an outreach program to get high school students interested in college.
The U.S. Forest Service’s Laramie Ranger District is collaborating with multiple groups, including UW, to hold local volunteer events on National and Wyoming Public Lands Day this Saturday, reported The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
Sweetwater NOW noted that area UW College of Health Science students participated in the WWAMI Medical Education Program’s interprofessional training, which included students from WWAMI Medical Education, the School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy. The Gillette News Record also published UW’s release.
The UW Board of Trustees approved up to $300,000 to the city of Laramie to install a traffic light at the corner of 22nd Street and Willett Drive, noted The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
The Boomerang reported that UW Board of Trustees approved plans to pay $720,000 to buy the UW Alumni Association’s building at 14th Street and Grand Avenue.
UW’s Education Initiative, which focuses on producing top educators, was featured in Wyoming Business Report.
The CS-T detailed UW’s work on the Wind River Indian Reservation and with tribal members.
Assistant Professor Jerod Merkle’s research was cited in a True Viral News article about Yellowstone National Park’s elk migration patterns.