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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 Laramie Boomerang reported on UW President Ed Seidel’s appearance before the Laramie City Council last week. Seidel discussed the move to offer classes online for College of Law students because of a coronavirus outbreak and the next phase of bringing students back to campus for classes. The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) had a similar article, and The Boomerang detailed UW’s Phase 3 plan.
UW’s enrollment is down for the first time in three years in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, The CS-T reported, but more students are taking classes than administrators had expected in July. K2 Radio, Oil City News and Wind River Radio Network published UW’s release on the updated enrollment news.
Newsday reported that UW’s King Air research plane will be used in Stony Brook University’s federally funded scientific research expeditions that will measure air pollution in the Stony Brook, N.Y., metropolitan area and in the Arctic.
Mengqiang Zhu, a UW ecosystem science and management associate professor, is collaborating with University of Texas-El Paso researchers to advance critical zone research in drylands. A $5.27 million grant by the National Science Foundation funded the project, The El Paso Herald Post noted.
The Rocket Miner and Jackson Hole News and Guide published UW’s release noting that researchers have advanced artificial intelligence technology to identify images of wild animals from camera-trap photographs in North America.
Mathew Waugh is the first UW Army ROTC cadet to receive the prestigious Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement Award. The Olean (N.Y.) Times Herald published UW’s release on the local student who received the award for military, academic, leadership and extracurricular excellence. Oil City News and The Rocket Miner also published UW’s release.
County 17 republished an article in which UW economist Rob Godby was interviewed on the fate of a coal merger between the two largest coal companies in the Powder River Basin. The story originally appeared in E&E News.
Nicole Crawford has been appointed director of the UW Art Museum, reported The Rocket Miner. Crawford, the longtime curator of collections, had been interim director since February.
The CS-T noted that UW’s next “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration will be held at David Street Station this week.
UW’s American Heritage Center is continuing to collect personal stories from the COVID-19 pandemic to store in its archives, according to The Boomerang.
KGAB Radio noted that the third annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, hosted by UW, kicked off in a virtual format last week. Laramie Live, Oil City News and Sheridan Media published UW’s release on the event, which runs through Oct. 24. The Qubit Report published a similar UW release.
UW Libraries is collaborating with the Albany County Public Library to offer a series of events to celebrate African American poetry in October. The Rocket Miner published UW’s release on the announcement.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published a release announcing UW Extension’s FitEx program designed to help start and maintain healthier lifestyles.
Both UW’s art museum and planetarium are scheduled to reopen this fall, according to The Boomerang.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Michael Griffith, UW Symphony Orchestra conductor, on how the orchestra practices virtually as it prepares for its first concert of the fall season.
Registration for teams to enter the UW College of Business’ 21st annual John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition runs through Oct. 23, according to a university release published by Oil City News.
The CS-T, WyoSports and KGAB Radio were among media outlets reporting that UW will open the fall football season Oct. 24. Mountain West Conference members voted last week to allow teams to play an eight-game, conference-only schedule.