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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) and Laramie Boomerang reported that UW extended its pause of in-person classes until at least Monday so it could gather additional data about the prevalence of COVID-19 infection among the campus community. KGAB Radio also noted the pause.
UW officials are planning to reopen in-person classes and release on-campus students from shelter-in-place orders this week, as the coronavirus’s presence on campus appears to have tempered, reported The CS-T. The Jackson Hole News and Guide published a similar article.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow Wyoming regulators to take the lead in regulating underground injection wells used to store carbon dioxide. UW’s School of Energy Resources is already forging ahead with a related program in an upcoming phase at a Gillette facility, The CS-T reported.
Science Daily and Buckrail published UW’s release noting that researchers found that the dynamics of springtime plant growth, specifically whether green-up progresses like a wave or not, explain where deer migration occurs in many ecosystems. Earth.com published a similar article.
Noted Wyoming archaeologist George Frison, founder of UW’s Department of Anthropology, died last week in Laramie, Cowboy State Daily reported. Frison is the only UW faculty member ever elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Northern Wyoming News, Oil City News and Wyoming Public Media also published UW’s release.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW geology and geophysics Professor Cliff Riebe about his team’s $5 million grant to research the Earth’s critical zone, the upper layer of Earth.
Popular Wyoming destinations, including UW’s Geological Museum, Vedauwoo and the Snowy Range, were mentioned in “The 55 Best Road Trips in America” by Reader’s Digest.
Buckrail, Wyo4News and Oil City News published UW’s release noting that, due to the latest pause to in-person classes, students will have the opportunity to withdraw and receive a full refund of tuition and fees through Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Bonnie Heidel, the lead botanist of UW’s Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, and colleagues published a paper that identifies 65 plant species that have gone extinct in North America since European settlement. Oil City News and SweetwaterNOW published UW’s release on the research.
SweetwaterNOW noted that UW’s American Heritage Center (AHC) is continuing to collect experiences and thoughts of the state’s residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. County 10, The Rocket-Miner and Sheridan Media also published UW’s release about the ongoing AHC project.
The Cheyenne certified public accountant firm of McGee, Hearne and Paiz LLP is the UW College of Business’ first Business Partners Recognition Program Gold Level partner. Wyoming News Now published UW’s release on the announcement.
Oil City News published UW’s release announcing that IMPACT 307 launched its new website. IMPACT 307 recently rebranded from the Wyoming Technology Business Center to IMPACT 307 earlier this summer.
UW master’s student Courtney Buchanan is examining the gut microbiome in free-roaming horses and how it adapts to different environments and diets, and if certain microbiome communities create a better body condition score. KGAB Radio published UW’s release on Buchanan’s work.