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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 Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) interviewed UW economist Jason Shogren about Wyoming’s massive investment income that helps provide key funds that help pay the state’s bills. Shogren discussed the risks involved in investing in the stock market, especially if a recession hits the U.S.
UW economist Rob Godby urged lawmakers to come up with good objective analysis as the Wyoming Legislature’s revenue committee again considers taxing electricity generation, reported The CS-T.
The Good Men Project, an online website detailing a range of topics, interviewed UW geology and geophysics Professor Bryan Shuman for a story focusing on the increase of heat waves and how extreme heat is leading to more heart attacks. Shuman’s research, which was cited in the article, was first published in Nature.
UW is offering a certificate in American Sign Language studies this semester, Inside Higher Ed published in a nationwide roundup of new online academic programs.
USA Today noted that UW received a $15.8 million National Science Foundation grant that will provide weather instrumentation for a new research aircraft the university plans to purchase. UW is the only academic institution in the United States that provides a research aircraft facility to the atmospheric science community. The article was in the publication’s roundup of news from all 50 states.
The mystery of a long-forgotten mammoth dig site in Converse County was recently solved, according to The Douglas Budget. UW anthropology Professor Todd Surovell, who headed the project to find the site, was put in touch with a former resident, who helped dig for the mammoth as a teenager. Click here to read UW’s release on the updated story.
The National Science Foundation published, on its website, UW’s release about UW researchers discovering that weathering of subsurface rock in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California is due more to rocks expanding than to chemical decomposition, as previously thought.
UW Master of Fine Arts graduate Kali Fajardo-Anstine is among 10 authors nominated for the National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction, according to 4CBS Denver. Fajardo-Anstine’s short story collection, “Sabina & Corina: Stories,” is her debut publication.
Wyo4News published UW’s release announcing that the American Heritage Center’s Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership is partnering with Western Wyoming Community College to host a discussion about the state’s boom and bust cycle.
UW’s initiatives to honor the Black 14 football players on the 50th anniversary of their dismissal was noted in Louisiana Weekly, a publication devoted to multicultural issues.
The Wyoming Business Council published UW’s release announcing its first-ever Wyoming Supplier Fair, part of UW’s BUY-WY initiative, on campus in October. The event is for Wyoming suppliers to share information about their businesses; strengthen existing relationships; reconnect with past customers; network with others; and learn more about UW’s procurement processes.
UW’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing was recently gifted $1 million by the McMurry Foundation to support mental health education and outreach, noted Wyoming Public Radio.
Cowboy State Daily interviewed UW Professor Emeritus Phil Roberts about the history of agriculture in Wyoming.
The Laramie Boomerang previewed “Locust: The Opera,” a one-hour original production created by UW humanities Professor Jeff Lockwood and music Professor Anne Guzzo.
The Downtown Mash-Up, an event to expose UW students to Laramie’s historic downtown area, was featured in The Boomerang.
The Fence Post mentioned that a Taiwanese delegation met with Wyoming and Colorado officials to discuss the purchase of more than $900 million of U.S. beef. The delegation also toured UW’s meat science lab.
UW’s continuing research on carbon capture sequestration and the utilization of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery was mentioned in a Cowboy State Daily article focusing on what state leaders are doing to help offset declining coal production.
The CS-T is publishing an ongoing series of 40 individual profiles to note the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Wyoming. UW history Professor Renee Laegreid discussed the life of Esther Hobart Morris, who was the leader of women’s rights not just in Wyoming, but across the country.
Legislators have directed the Legislative Service Office to draft a bill that would limit the amount of Hathaway funds that can be used for graduate school at UW, reported The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.