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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:
An investigation into racist interruptions during a virtual UW Black History Month event has found that one of the perpetrators was using a Maryland internet provider. Police and the FBI are continuing the investigation, according to The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T). U.S. News & World Report, Campus Safety magazine, Oil City News and Wyoming Business Report published related articles.
A town-hall meeting to address the racist attack during the Black History Month Zoom program was held last week with approximately 150 people attending online to express concerns. Wyoming News Now and Wyoming Public Radio noted the event. The CS-T published a related article.
Sputnik International published an article on Amazon reportedly offering Alabama workers huge severance checks if they will quit before a union vote. UW law Professor Michael Duff, a former prosecutor for the National Labor Relations Board, was quoted in the article on the legality of the case.
The number of COVID-19 cases at UW during the spring semester so far is significantly lower than the fall semester, in concert with a trend of declining cases in the state and nation. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Buckrail and Laramie Live published UW’s release on the notification.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, KGAB Radio, Sheridan Media and SweetwaterNOW were among media outlets publishing UW’s release noting that the university is preparing for a virtual spring commencement ceremony scheduled May 15.
UW’s Native American Program is starting a chapter of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program that focuses on providing support to Native students. Wyoming Public Radio noted that UW’s students would be part of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
Wyoming Public Radio also interviewed UW Associate Professor Peter Parolin, who recently analyzed a 17th century book known as the Baumfylde manuscript, which gives insight into the lives and priorities of people of the past.
UW economist Rob Godby was among four panelists in Cheyenne last week to discuss the future of Wyoming’s finances, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported.
Claire Larson, a senior in UW’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, won third place in the Pacific West region in the Interior Design Educators Council competition. Wyoming News Now noted that Larson designed a veterans’ living facility that addresses the tenets of social sustainability and equity.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release noting that community college instructors and students are eligible for a two-month fellowship to conduct research in a UW chemistry lab.
UW atmospheric science Associate Professor Shane Murphy and his team’s study into wildfire smoke and how it affects climate change was the focus of a WyoFile article. High Country News published a similar article.