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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:
National Geographic interviewed UW Professor Jeff Lockwood about the trillions of cicadas that are estimated to be coming to the United States during the warmer months and the benefits they will provide. The article says the invasion is “a once-in-a-17-year chance to enjoy a wondrous natural phenomenon.”
Jim Magagna, the longtime executive vice president of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, and recently deceased Northern Arapaho elder Crawford White Eagle Sr. -- who will be honored posthumously -- will receive UW honorary doctoral degrees. The Rocket Miner, Oil City News, County 10 and SweetwaterNOW published UW’s release noting that the honorary doctoral degree is UW’s highest award.
WyoFile included UW’s School of Energy Resources as receiving federal grants that will aid Wyoming with carbon capture research.
UW economist Rob Godby was interviewed in a Laramie Boomerang article that focused on construction that is continuing on the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in Carbon County.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release announcing that School of Energy Resources Professor Tara Righetti received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research related to changes caused by shifts away from fossil fuels. She will conduct the research in France. The Boomerang published a similar article.
UW researchers are part of an international team of 92 scientists and conservationists that will create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, working in partnership with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. Buckrail, Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Live published UW’s release.
Wyoming Public Radio noted that UW researchers are studying the effects of nonmotorized recreation on wildlife at the Pilot Hill property east of Laramie.
The University Store is celebrating its 100th year serving the UW campus. Wyoming News Now and Daily Wyoming Cowboy published UW’s release noting that a number of celebratory events are planned this year.
Wyo4News reported that several Green River High School students signed letters pledging to attend UW this fall. The UW Office of Admissions has collaborated with Wyoming 4-H to host UW Signing Days in high schools across the state.
MSN featured Wyoming’s Hathaway Scholarship program for an article, titled “In these states, you can attend community college for free.” The article noted that the Hathaway Scholarship, for Wyoming high school graduates, could be used at UW or any of the seven Wyoming community colleges.
A flag flying outside UW’s Visual Arts Building is part of a nationwide art project commemorating the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Laramie Live posted UW’s release noting that the flag is a temporary installation featuring the work of artist Elena del Rivero.
Laramie Live published UW’s release announcing that 24 Wyoming students will have an opportunity to explore the interdisciplinary sciences during the Teton STEM Academy in July on the UW campus.
UW’s Student Center for the Public Trust chapter (Ethics Club) recently presented awards to four Laramie nonprofit organizations. WyoToday.com published UW’s release noting that the nonprofits received nearly $60,000 through the SparkTank project.
A UW student-created project, titled “Cowboy Coaching Podcast,” will cover a wide variety of college topics, according to a university media release published by Sheridan Media.
WalletHub interviewed Ali Nejadmalayeri, UW’s John A. Guthrie Endowed Chair in Banking and Financial Services, who offered college students advice on the best credit cards to use, how to pay off credit card debt, and mistakes college students make when possessing credit cards.
Thunder Basin High School senior Jennifer Michaels finished third in the first UW WYTeach contest. The Gillette News Record published UW’s release detailing Michaels’ entry, “Graphing a Function by Applying Derivative Test.”
The Boomerang noted that UW’s Biodiversity Institute is seeking citizen scientists for the annual Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project. The deadline to apply is May 25.