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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:
Oil City News and County 10 published UW’s release noting that services and support for entrepreneurs in Wyoming will expand through a $2.4 million CARES Act Recovery assistance grant to UW. The grant is from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.
President Joe Biden’s orders to halt federal oil and natural gas leases and permitting has energy-producing states and industries, such as Wyoming, scrambling to respond. That was the topic of a UW School of Energy Resources panel discussion last week, according to The Gillette News Record. The Casper Star-Tribune published a similar article.
A UW study, which forecast that a federal leasing moratorium could cost Wyoming governments $300 million a year, was cited in a National Public Radio piece focusing on Biden’s nationwide 60-day moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits. UW economist Rob Godby was quoted in Inside Sources on a related article.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Godby about a report that coal production will be gone by 2033. Godby said this is the first time he’s heard a prediction this soon, and he is skeptical coal’s use in the U.S. could completely dry up by then.
Godby, a member of Power Wyoming, an interdisciplinary group tasked with analyzing the state’s economic future, discussed with The Wyoming Tribune Eagle a recent poll by the group that indicates state residents are concerned about K-12 budget cuts and possible tax increases.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW Associate Professor Christine Porter on the need to upgrade face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Other health experts also suggest doubling face masks to guard against new strains of the highly contagious coronavirus variants.
UW political science Professor Jim King told Oil City News that a petition to recall U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney is “moot” because there is no provision in the U.S. Constitution to recall federally elected officials, and no state has done it.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW Professor Todd Surovell, who discussed new techniques, such as using infrared images, that might make things easier when searching for ancient artifacts in Wyoming.
UW Assistant Professor Fredrick Douglass Dixon was interviewed by The Wyoming Tribune Eagle to discuss Black History Month events that will be presented virtually this month. Wyo4News published UW’s release on Black History Month.
KGAB Radio, Laramie Live and Sheridan Media published UW’s release noting that CellDrop Biosciences Inc., a university spinout company, is part of a $354,000 grant to develop sensitive and extremely fast antigen tests for COVID-19.
Laura Vietti, museum and collections manager of the UW Geological Museum, discussed with Wyoming Public Radio a new digital learning platform called Museums for Digital Learning. The UW Geological Museum was among 10 institutions nationwide selected for the program.
Laramie Live published UW’s release announcing that the UW Alumni Association is sponsoring a raffle for a “Talk About Your Cowboy” bronze statue by D. Michael Thomas. The statue is valued at $3,500.
Eight entrepreneurs have been selected as finalists for the Wind River Startup Challenge. WyoToday.com published UW’s announcement.
Laramie Live noted that the UW Art Museum will feature the 46th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition during a virtual reception for the spring semester exhibitions Feb. 19.
UW’s release, published by County 10, noted that John Jorgensen, founder of the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation and Wyoming Reads Program, received the 2020 Carol Mead Leaders in Literacy Award by the university’s Literacy Research Center and Clinic’s Outreach Advisory Board.
County 10 published UW’s release announcing a pilot meal swipe sharing program that will be available this semester for university students experiencing food insecurity.