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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:
Attorneys say they are not expecting the U.S. Department of the Interior to announce an immediate oil and gas lease sale after the agency said that it will proceed with leasing following a federal court injunction. UW law Professor Sam Kalen was among attorneys interviewed by Bloomberg Law.
Newsweek teamed up with Make:, publisher of Make: magazine and books, to name UW as one of the “Best Maker Schools in Higher Education.” Make: is considered the global leader of the maker movement.
A new analysis suggests researchers often test mice, nocturnal creatures, during the day, which could alter results and create variability across studies, according to Scientific American. UW zoology and physiology Assistant Professor William Todd was interviewed for the article.
Wyoming News Now and The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published UW’s release noting that recent UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources graduate Megan Andersen, of Sturgis, S.D., was the lead author of a new study that explores the ecological role of American badgers.
A proposed nuclear reactor in Wyoming was the focus of a recent WyoFile article. The story noted that UW does not have a nuclear energy program, but the university’s School of Energy Resources could facilitate the training necessary to develop workforces for constructing and operating the facility.
With the energy market changing, the Wyoming Energy Authority team is tasked with finding solutions to the state’s future, according to a Casper Star-Tribune article. UW economist Rob Godby was interviewed for the article. He said the state is long overdue for an energy strategy that looks at the future as it’s going to be.
UW Professor Christine Porter, a Wyoming Excellence Chair, was interviewed for a Mountain West News Bureau story, titled “As Delta Variant Spreads, Conservative Leaders In The Rural West Continue To Sow Distrust.” Wyoming Public Media published the story.
WyoToday Media and Wyoming News Now published UW’s media release announcing that masks are now required inside most UW buildings where 6-foot social distancing isn’t possible. Cowboy State Daily published a related article. Sheridan Media noted that mandatory COVID-19 testing for the UW community continued through the weekend.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed several UW students on their opinions on mandatory vaccinations.
WalletHub interviewed UW finance Assistant Professor Tim Zhang for an article on balance transfer credit cards.
The Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network, based at UW, received a $125,000 grant to provide specialized training, mentoring and technical assistance for research and development-focused small businesses. Sheridan Media and Laramie Live published UW’s release on the announcement.
Wyoming News Now published UW’s release noting that three College of Health Sciences faculty members were awarded funding to develop a partnership with the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander. They are Erin Bush, an associate professor in the Division of Communication Disorders; Michelle Jarman, an associate professor in the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities; and Sandy Leotti, an assistant professor in the Division of Social Work.
Karen Vaughan and Linda van Diepen are the first two tenured female soil scientists at UW. Wyoming Public Radio interviewed them on their achievements.
The first phase of a bighorn sheep habitat improvement project near Dubois will begin today (Monday), WyoToday Media reported. UW was among several entities that contributed to a collaborative public process that resulted in a new management plan for the Whiskey Mountain bighorn sheep herd.
The Laramie Boomerang interviewed several incoming students last weekend at UW.
IMPACT Sheridan announced the kickoff of the 2021 Sheridan Start-Up Challenge with the opening of the application period Aug. 16. The Sheridan Press reported on the entrepreneur competition, which is sponsored by IMPACT 307, located at UW.
KGAB Radio published UW’s release noting that UW’s Nordic ski team will host the annual “Trash 2 Treasures” fundraiser this Saturday.