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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 Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW economist Rob Godby, in a revenue presentation to the Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee, highlighted the four most-likely scenarios for the next few years. All projections show a structural deficit, showing that the state can no longer rely on revenues from the energy industry.
The Navajo Nation will not financially back bonds a tribal energy company needs for a trio of newly acquired coal mines, including two in the Powder River Basin, according to The Gillette News Record. Godby discussed how the tribe will not guarantee bonds after the Navajo Transitional Energy Co. purchased three of Cloud Peak’s mines in Wyoming and Montana.
Breitbart interviewed Godby, who told the conservative news website that the decline of the U.S. coal market has hurt good-paying union jobs of many West Virginia miners. Nine U.S. coal mining companies have declared bankruptcy this year. Godby also commented on a Cowboy State Daily article, titled “Losing coal could cost Wyoming dearly, take decades to recalibrate labor force.”
IBM is applying new technology with some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to weather forecasting. The Weather Co. and IBM, together with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, UW’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and other entities, have applied the new technology, according to Yahoo! Finance.
NBC News, on its website, published an Associated Press article detailing the plight of UW’s Black 14 football players who were dismissed from the Cowboys team 50 years ago. The players received an apology from the university earlier this season. South Carolina Lawyers Weekly also published the article.
A partnership with UW and the Northern Arapaho Tribe will offer an immersion dual language school for K-16 students, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a newsmagazine that focuses on diversity issues in American higher education.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that a group of UW medical students appeared before the Joint Revenue Interim Committee in support of the Medicaid expansion bill. The committee voted 8-5 to advance the bill.
The UW Board of Trustees, last week, approved a new computer science education certificate program and gave the go-ahead for proposed bachelor’s degree programs in neuroscience and early childhood education to move forward, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported.
Saman Aryana, a UW assistant professor of chemical engineering, discussed his two-sided extraction technology research as part of the Geologists of Jackson Hole’s 2019 speaker series, reported The Jackson Hole News and Guide.
The Rawlins Times highlighted UW’s “The World Needs More Cowboys and So Does Wyoming” marketing campaign visits to Saratoga and Rawlins Nov. 7. UW Acting President Neil Theobald, UW faculty members and students spoke at both high schools and also at a community event.
Sweetwater County students were among nearly 50 UW undergraduates receiving guidance from 30 professionals in a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines during the recent UW STEM “speed mentoring” event. Wyo4News published UW’s release on its website.
Oil City News published UW’s release noting that the UW College of Business will launch a new online undergraduate degree program in accounting in spring 2020.
Some UW students, along with high school students, discussed their futures and job prospects in the state during last week’s Governor’s Business Forum in Cheyenne, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported.