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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:
According to a WyoFile article, UW officials are hoping that state leaders approve a request for American Recovery Plan Act funds to help offset planned budget cuts. Many of the funding request items are to help jump-start new programs that UW administrators announced as part of a proposed restructuring of the university.
Sheridan Media, Laramie Live and K2 Radio published UW’s release noting that President Ed Seidel testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources last week in the nation’s capital. The hearing was to examine the role of and programs with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The Casper Star-Tribune noted that Seidel lobbied for better funding for rural states. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., the committee’s ranking member, issued a media release on the hearing, as did the committee’s chairman, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch will present a free public talk at UW Sept. 16. Wyoming News Now, Oil City News, KGAB Radio and Cap City News published UW’s release. Wyoming Public Radio published a similar story.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW doctoral student Madison Ashworth about research into COVID-19 vaccination messaging that she and UW College of Business economists conducted.
UW economist Rob Godby spoke with The Sheridan Press about fuel shortages across America. He cited supply-chain issues, driver shortages and more people traveling this summer as factors of the shortages.
A UW economics study on President Joe Biden’s moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal lands was cited in a Salt Lake Tribune article, titled “Utah’s oil and gas industry is as busy now as it was during Trump’s ‘energy dominance’ era.”
ScienceDaily published UW’s release noting that UW Assistant Professor Jay Chapman has used computer modeling to propose that giant blobs of subducted sediment from off the coast of California around 75 million years ago returned to the Earth’s crust by rising up through the mantle, like blobs in a lava lamp.
UW’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute has published a StoryMap that highlights the state’s leadership in carbon capture, utilization and storage in order to meet midcentury net-negative carbon dioxide emissions goals. The Rocket Miner published UW’s announcement.
The Thermopolis Independent Record published UW’s release announcing a “The World Needs More Cowboys” community event in Hot Springs County this week.
KGAB Radio noted that UW track and field distance runner Chris Henry, from Laramie, was named the Mountain West Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year -- the conference’s highest student-athlete honor. Henry recently graduated with degrees in molecular biology, physiology and psychology, with a 4.0 grade-point average.