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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 Nation interviewed UW Black Student Alliance President Timberly Vogel for an article focusing on Black Lives Matter protests popping up nationwide, even in such places as a predominantly white town of Laramie. The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States covering progressive political and cultural news, opinion and analysis.
UW College of Law Professor Sam Kalen was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article, titled “When Public Comments Aren’t Public: Land Agency Holding Records.”
Moyers on Democracy quoted UW law Professor Michael Duff in an article that focused on how the U.S. Supreme Court basically gave corporations a “license to steal,” adding that the “courthouse door was just slammed shut on workers and retirees whose pension plans get bilked.”
Duff also responded to a Bloomberg article, titled “COVID Wrongful Death Suits Test Employer Liability to Families.”
K2 Radio, KGAB Radio and Wyoming News Now published UW’s release noting that researchers say that the social distancing measures to slow the coronavirus have dramatically reduced the number of deaths that could have occurred. Assistant Professor Stephen Newbold and his economics colleagues led the study.
Newbold also is part of a cross-disciplinary team that is developing a model to describe how lake visitors in California adjust their recreation choices when outbreaks of harmful algal blooms are announced, noted a University of California-Merced release.
Oil City News published UW’s release announcing that the Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program at Casper recently received a $2.1 million grant that will expand primary care residency training in the state.
The Wyoming IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program at UW received a five-year, $17.2 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. Wyo4News published UW’s release noting that the grant is for biomedical research and education in Wyoming.
The Laramie Boomerang, Wyo4News and Oil City News were among media outlets noting that the UW Board of Trustees last week approved a plan that will allow limited double-occupancy rooms in residence halls.
UW’s release, published by Oil City News, announced that the School of Nursing and the Albany Community Health Clinic will be focusing on the delivery of behavioral and mental health services as part of their primary health care models.
In a Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) article published by The Rocket Miner, UW economist Rob Godby discussed Wyoming’s rapidly declining coal production. Coal production will continue to drop in coming years, according to the article.
Energy News Network also interviewed Godby for an article, titled “What’s next for coal country?”
A cloud-seeding project in Idaho involving researchers, including UW Professor Bart Geerts, was cited in an MSN News article about how scientists are able to make it rain under certain conditions around the world.
Dual Dove and Oil City News were among media outlets that published UW’s release noting how myxobacteria have the ability to discriminate between self and non-self. Dan Wall, a professor in the UW Department of Molecular Biology, led the research.
A UW study revealed the impacts of climate change on migrating mule deer, according to Inside Climate News. Ellen Aikens, a 2019 graduate of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at UW, led the research.
The Powell Tribune interviewed Jeremiah Vardiman, a UW Extension educator based in Powell, on the area’s planting season. He said dry weather has allowed most farmers to stay on a good planting schedule.
UW and the Wyoming Department of Education are collaborating on a virtual literacy conference this summer, reported Wyoming Public Radio.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release announcing that the College of Business will offer a three-week course, titled “Wyoming’s Future,” which will address the question: “What would characterize a transformed Wyoming economy in the future?”
Jessica Western, facilitator from UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, will facilitate the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s chronic wasting disease meeting next month in Rawlins. The commission’s plan is expected to be approved at that meeting, according to Oil City News and The Billings Gazette.
KGAB Radio and SweetwaterNOW published UW’s release noting that the School of Pharmacy is offering this fall an elective course, titled “Pandemic Preparedness Policy.” The course will look at the role of federal agencies in the development and implementation of pandemic preparedness policy.
A rare earth elements project that will be located in Campbell County has received more than $800,000 in federal money. UW’s release, published by The Buffalo Bulletin, noted that the university’s School of Energy Resources also contributed funds to the project. The Washington Times published a similar article.
The CS-T reported that UW junior Chris Henry, from Laramie, was named a first-team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America for cross country and track and field. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA with a double major in molecular biology and physiology. The academic award is the third in a row for Henry, who was a first-team selection last year and earned third-team honors in 2018.