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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:
Voice of America interviewed Scott Quillinan, director of research for UW’s School of Energy Resources, who said if Wyoming is to continue with fossil fuel energy development, the state also needs to be a leader in carbon management.
Researchers with UW and the Salvador Zubiran National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition, in Mexico City, reported that maternal obesity speeds up offspring aging, increases likelihood of diabetes and heart disease. Peter Nathanielsz of UW’s Wyoming Pregnancy and Life Course Health Center was part of the study, which appeared in the Journal of Physiology. Science Magazine published a similar article.
The Laramie Boomerang noted that UW enrollment of graduate and professional students remained steady this fall after a significant drop a year ago. The Gillette News Record published a similar article.
UW graduate student Tayler LaSharr’s research found that hunting does not really change horn size of game animals over time. The article first appeared in The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) and was republished by The Billings Gazette.
Sheridan Media published two UW releases: UW and Central Wyoming College will collaborate to initiate an Entrepreneur Essentials program; and a film produced by UW researchers will premiere at the Banff Film Festival.
Oil City News reported that Jonathan Naughton, director of UW’s Wind Energy Research Center, said that wind energy is a source of controversy in Wyoming, but it also may become the world’s primary power source. UW’s release also was published by Energy Central.
UW Extension Rangeland Specialist Derek Scasta commented in a Popular Science article focusing on ranchers using sustainable practices to produce eco-friendly beef cattle.
The Boomerang reported that Laramie’s history and local authors, including those from UW, will be highlighted nationally next month on C-SPAN. Film crews from the national informational network will feature local sites and residents as part of its Cities Tour series.
About 60 Riverton Middle School students were on the UW campus to learn about phytoremediation, which is the ability of plants to clean up soil, air and water contaminated with hazardous pollutants, reported Wind River Radio Network. Workshops were hosted by UW’s Science Initiative’s Learning Actively Mentoring Program.
The Boomerang reported that Chris Boswell, UW interim vice president for community affairs, met with the Laramie City Council to discuss the partnership between the city and the university.
UW Law Professor Sam Kalen spoke with Wyoming Public Radio about a U.S. District Court judge’s ruling on how royalties are calculated from energy production on federal and native lands, with the goal of giving a fair price to taxpayers.
The Powell Tribune noted that Alyson Hagy, an award-winning author and a UW professor of creative writing, will discuss her latest book, “Scribe,” this week at the Park County Library in Cody.
Earth Science Week activities Oct. 19 on the UW campus were highlighted in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
The Powell Tribune reported that UW Extension specialists Jeremiah Vardiman and Jeff Edwards received awards of excellence from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.
Clean Coal Technologies Inc. has begun construction of its facilities near Gillette, reported Proactive Investors USA & Canada and Market Screener. UW’s School of Energy Resources is part of the research project, the article noted.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW economist Anne Alexander discussed the shortage of affordable housing in Laramie County. She spoke at a Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Business Week event.
The plight of the Black 14 football players at UW was the focus of a special CS-T section. The Denver Post also featured the 50th anniversary of the dismissal of the players from the team by Coach Lloyd Eaton.
The UW Cowgirls soccer team earned a College Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches for its 3.44 GPA for the 2018-19 academic year, reported The CS-T.