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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:
Coin Desk reported that UW received a gift of $500,000 in Ada cryptocurrency from IOHK (Input Output, iohk.io), a leading international technology company. The gift, which will develop blockchain technology, will support the UWYO-IOHK Advanced Blockchain Research and Development Laboratory, located in UW’s Secure Systems Collaborative along with CEDAR, UW’s Cybersecurity Education and Research center. KGAB Radio published UW’s release.
Among media outlets picking up on IOHK’s donation were these industry outlets: Coin Block Asia, Business Computing World, Bitcoin Insider, Crypto Economy, Coin Spice, Coin Telegraph, AMB Crypto, Crypto News Flash and Bitcoin Guide.
The Wall Street Journal noted that Gov. Mark Gordon recognizes climate change but thinks research can make coal cleaner and keep it in demand. Gordon wants the state and UW to develop new ways to use carbon capture technology to preserve the coal industry.
UW doctoral student Abdullah Bashar Sami placed first in the 2019 Green Fluorescent Protein Image and Video Contest sponsored by the American Society for Cell Biology, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Blog. The intricate video was shot in the NIH-supported lab of UW Associate Professor Jay Gatlin, showing the “full-blown cytoskeletal ‘storm,’ which provides a spectacular dynamic view of the choreography of life.”
Bloomberg Tax interviewed Steven Carpenter, UW’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute director, for an article focusing on carbon capture projects that are on hold due to a lack of IRS guidance that would give investors much-needed clarity.
UW history Professor Renee Laegreid discussed with Reader’s Digest how women were allowed to vote in Wyoming 50 years before the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Oil City News published UW’s release noting that the UW Board of Trustees interviewed candidates in Denver last week for the presidential position.
In February each day, Sports Illustrated is celebrating Black History Month by spotlighting a different iconic athlete or group of athletes. Last week, Sports Illustrated looked back on the legacy of the Black 14, the UW football players dismissed from the team in 1969.
Laramie Live noted that 10 Wyoming WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) Medical Education Program students were invited to present posters at the Western Student and Resident Medical Research Forum, the largest faculty-mentored student and resident research meeting in the country.
Saudi Arabia’s cabinet recently approved a cloud-seeding program to increase rainfall in the kingdom by almost 20 percent. Arab News reported that the country contracted with UW researchers to conduct the first cloud-seeding experiments in 1990.
106.3 Cowboy Country radio in Cheyenne published UW’s release noting that UW’s Zach Wallace, a research scientist with the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, helped to create a plan for conservation of golden eagles in Wyoming and surrounding states. Cheyenne’s KGAB Radio also published UW’s release.
“Jump Shot,” which follows the career of UW basketball legend Kenny Sailors, will be shown in theaters nationwide for a one-night special event April 2, according to Awful Announcing, a sports blog. Sailors is considered the creator of the jump shot.
SweetwaterNOW published UW’s release announcing that the Wyoming Center on Aging recently received a $3.75 million grant that will strengthen and enhance partnerships to help address the needs of Wyoming’s aging population and practicing health professionals.
The Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network, a UW Trustees Education Initiative innovation, and others are working to improve the opportunities for Wyoming’s youngest learners. Ed Prep Matters published UW’s release on the work of the Wyoming Early Childhood Professional Learning Collaborative. The Cody Enterprise also published UW’s release.
Jonathan Naughton, director of UW’s Wind Energy Research Center, discussed with The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) how the relatively young wind industry has set its sights on sustainability. The interview was part of an article focusing on how the industry grapples with turbine blades that become outdated and cannot be recycled.
The CS-T recently featured former UW football players Mark Willis, now an actor, and Keenan Montgomery, a musician, who returned to campus. Willis was the Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue keynote speaker, and Montgomery gave a free performance.
Three winning companies from the 2019 Casper Start-Up Challenge have applied for their share of the $50,000 Casper Start-Up Challenge seed fund, reported Oil City News. UW, the Wyoming Technology Business Center and others sponsor the competition in central Wyoming.
NFL.com reported that Cheyenne elementary school students produced a video requesting that former UW standout quarterback Josh Allen return to the Cowboy State as part of the Read Across America Week program. Prairie Wind Elementary School students are hoping that the Buffalo Bills quarterback takes up their offer next month.