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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:
With the U.S. Senate now controlled by Democrats, UW economist Chuck Mason said any overhauls to the nation’s energy policies would take time to trickle down to oil and gas. He made his comments in a Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) article focusing on what this means for Wyoming’s energy sector.
The Laramie Boomerang included quotes from UW President Ed Seidel and UW political science Professor Jim King in an article that focused on last week’s break-in at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.
King also was quoted in an Associated Press (AP) article that focused on Wyoming’s congressional delegation’s split over contesting Joe Biden’s presidential victory. The Minneapolis Star Tribune published the AP story.
Futures Magazine noted that blockchain companies are waiting to see if the Biden administration will deliver blockchain reform. The article reported that Wyoming is a friendly blockchain state and noted that UW has recently unveiled the Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation.
UW researchers tested turning pulverized coal powder into nano-graphite using relatively simple materials: copper foil, a glass container and a microwave oven, according to The C-ST. WyoToday.com and The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published UW’s release, which noted that the researchers’ work was published in the journal Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects. Chem Europe, IFL Science, World-Energy, Design Products & Applications, and Technology Times published related articles on the UW research.
Wyoming Public Radio featured an in-depth piece on how UW’s COVID-19 testing program works.
UW economist Rob Godby told The CS-T that about 1,600 coal jobs could disappear in Wyoming over the next decade due to coal’s structural decline.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW College of Law Professor Darrell Jackson and UW Art Museum Director Nicole Crawford about a book chapter they co-wrote. They, along with a former UW law student, contributed to the book, titled “Critical Race Theory in the Academy,” which explores the effects of race and culture on American society.
Pepper Jo Six, who recently was hired as program coordinator to launch the Ranch Management and Agriculture Leadership Program in UW’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, was among five women appointed to new administrative positions in higher education in the latest Women in Academia Report.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release noting that the university and Central Wyoming College are offering a six-week course to provide Wyoming residents with knowledge and tools to be successful entrepreneurs.
Mike Borowczak, the founding director of UW’s Cybersecurity Education and Research Center, presented a virtual “Codebreaker” seminar last week. KGAB Radio published UW’s release on the seminar.
Despite delays, the Wyoming Department of Health says COVID-19 vaccine distribution is moving forward, according to Wyoming Public Radio. UW has laid out its plan on how the vaccine will be distributed.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle featured UW’s Food Security Task Force, which is focused on dismantling the pervasive idea that college students cannot have access to nutritious food.