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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:
Mother Jones magazine published a HuffPost article in which UW economics Professor Tim Considine’s study that claimed a drilling ban would result in massive job losses in states such as Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico was mentioned. The article, titled “Biden’s Climate Plans Are Colliding With Trump’s Judiciary,” focused on a federal judge’s ruling against President Joe Biden’s administration’s pause on new oil and gas leases.
UW law Professor Sam Kalen commented in a Bloomberg Law article that focused on a federal order overturning a temporary pause on oil and gas leases.
KX News, in Bismarck, N.D., noted that UW’s School of Energy Resources is assisting to commercialize and deploy a carbon capture and storage project in Campbell County. The television station produced a segment, titled “How Wyoming’s success in carbon capture matters to North Dakota.”
UW Assistant Professor Jeff French was quoted in an article published by MSN Ireland on the popularity of cloud seeding. The article focused on how some U.S. states are turning to cloud seeding to combat severely drought-stricken areas.
The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) interviewed Fredrick Douglass Dixon, director of UW’s Black Studies Center, about the center’s upcoming virtual symposium and book study focused on anti-racist education. The events are part of the Cultural Competent Summer Forum Series.
Wyoming News Now interviewed Chad Baldwin, UW’s associate vice president for marketing and communications, about last week’s Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees discussed budget reductions and issuing $260 million in bonds for proposed campus construction projects.
UW economics Professor Chuck Mason is joining colleagues from the University of Texas-Austin for a major study of economic and political barriers related to carbon capture, use and storage. Carbon Capture Journal, Oil City News and The Rocket Miner published UW’s announcement.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Eurasia Review and ScienceDaily published UW’s release noting that UW Associate Professor Michael Dillon was part of a research group that examined how animals’ ability to respond to climate change likely depends on how well they modify their habitats, such as nests and burrows.
UW biologists recently discovered evidence of white-nose syndrome in bats at Devils Tower National Monument. The Billings Gazette reported that UW biologists captured and sampled bats to test for the fungus.
Cowboy State Daily, WyoToday.com and EurekAlert! published UW’s release noting that UW Professor Bryan Shuman was the main co-author of a paper that reported climate change has led to unprecedented Rocky Mountain wildfires. Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Shuman about the study. Earth.com published a similar story.
UW President Ed Seidel and Board of Trustees Chairman Jeff Marsh’s comments on supporting Juneteenth as a national holiday were published by Cowboy State Daily.
Fior Reports published a SciTechDaily article that noted that UW Associate Professor Mengqiang Zhu was part of a research team, led by University of California-Riverside engineers, that developed a catalyst to remove a dangerous chemical from the water on Earth that also could make the Martian soil safer for agriculture and help produce oxygen for human Martian explorers.
Crawford White Eagle Sr., a ceremonial elder of the Northern Arapaho, was posthumously awarded an honorary doctoral degree. County 10 noted the award was presented at UW’s graduation ceremony last month.
The CS-T reported that the Wyoming State Forestry Division and UW Extension recently held a field day to educate Casper Mountain landowners on how best to protect the mountain from disaster, such as wildfires.
A UW graduate student will conduct a study funded by the Wyoming Water Research Program to determine the sources of E. coli found in Fish and Flat creeks. Buckrail noted the creeks are located near Jackson.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle noted that UW Extension’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program recently hosted a stenciling program for St. Stephens Indian School families on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The UW Department of Theatre and Dance’s 2021 Snowy Range Summer Theatre season is open with its first public theater performances beginning this week. KGAB Radio published UW’s announcement.
Laramie Live and KGAB Radio published UW’s release that profiled UW women’s rodeo team member Brandy Schaack, who overcame cancer and two surgeries for a serious leg infection to win the regional breakaway roping title. Schaack won the second go round at last week’s College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.