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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) interviewed UW economist Rob Godby in an article about Wyoming legislators preparing to tackle massive budget cuts in the coming legislative session. Godby discussed taxes, noting that economic development is not just about low taxes, but the ability to keep funding services.
Beginning this week, UW, Albany County Public Health and Ivinson Memorial Hospital will administer the COVID-19 vaccine to county residents who are in categories 1-3 of the Phase 1b priority schedule in the Wyoming Department of Health’s distribution guidelines. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Live published UW’s release on the notice.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle noted how UW and Wyoming’s community colleges have virtual opportunities to help high school students navigate the application process. Kyle Moore, UW’s associate vice provost for enrollment management, was interviewed for the article that originally appeared in The Sheridan Press.
Matt Kauffman, director of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit at UW, discussed year three of a six-year study of the effects of wind turbines on migrating pronghorn. Kauffman told The CS-T that pronghorn generally stay away from turbines, but more work is still needed to know the full effects.
Buckrail published UW’s release noting that university researchers and their colleagues recently published a paper that explores how visitors to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks can help conservation efforts in lands close to the national parks.
A new study recently found that hunting season does not trigger untimely mule deer migration in Wyoming. Wyoming Public Media spoke with UW’s Patrick Rodgers, an associate research scientist at the Wyoming Migration Initiative, who was among the authors of the study.
Mining Magazine reported that UW received a $500,000 U.S. Department of Energy grant for the generation of rare earth metals from rare earth oxides by using microwave plasma.
UW researchers are developing techniques to study the rare Wyoming pocket gopher, according to a report from Wyoming Public Radio.
KGAB Radio was among media outlets publishing UW’s release noting that an additional gift of $300,000 from the John P. Ellbogen Foundation will help support civics education for Wyoming students. The additional gift enhances the John P. Ellbogen Civics Education Fund to more than $1.5 million.
UW Assistant Professor Shawn McClean and his colleagues published a study that showed abusive bosses may retain their positions by taking steps to repair their social images without acting meaningfully to change their behavior. Sheridan Media and Laramie Live published UW’s media release.
County 10 and The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published UW’s release noting that Thomas Boothby, a UW molecular biologist, will discuss his research on tardigrades when he participates in a worldwide broadcast from the International Space Station Tuesday.
Western bumblebee populations are so dire that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is researching whether the bee should be placed on the endangered species list. UW researcher Christy Bell was interviewed for the article that appeared in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW Associate Professor Christine Porter about her food insecurity project on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
UW Art Museum Director Nicole Crawford discussed with Wyoming Public Radio her perspectives regarding the aftermath and effects of the recent U.S. Capitol insurrection on art, history and museums.
The Good Men Project quoted UW Professor Bryan Shuman about climate change’s warming trend the last several years for an article, titled “Heart Attacks Can Rise During Extremes of Heat.”