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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:
A report from UW research scientists at the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) was cited by The New York Times on the case of a missing white woman in Grand Teton National Park that gained national attention. According to the report, 710 Indigenous people in Wyoming went missing between 2011 and 2020. Newsweek carried a similar article that noted the study found that only 18 percent of Indigenous women who were reported missing received newspaper media coverage.
The New York Times published another related article that cited WYSAC’s data for an article titled “News Media Can’t Shake ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome,’ Critics Say.” VICE News, USA Today, Yahoo! News, The Independent, NBC News and Oil City News had similar articles, also using WYSAC’s research, which is appearing in media outlets worldwide. Emily Grant, a senior research scientist at WYSAC, was interviewed for the NBC News piece.
Part of the fourth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon was covered last week by Wyoming News Now. The Cheyenne television station reported on the computing education panel discussion that featured UW President Ed Seidel. Nasdaq published a related article noting that UW is “mining bitcoin.”
Sheridan Media and Wyoming News Now published UW’s media release noting that the university has seen an increase in enrollment of first-time students. According to census data collected on the 15th day of classes, UW has enrolled 11,479 students this semester, down 3 percent from the overall enrollment of 11,829 last fall. Oil City News and Wyoming Public Radio published similar articles.
Todd Surovell, head of the UW Department of Anthropology, was interviewed for a National Public Radio (NPR) piece titled “Humans May Not Have Hunted Woolly Mammoths to Extinction Those Thousands of Years Ago.” Surovell told NPR his studies indicate that hunters routinely brought down the giant beasts, which helped lead to their extinction.
Sydney Online News published UW’s release noting that UW Professors Michael Cheadle and Barbara John are part of the first-ever mapping of magnetic stripes -- one of the foundations of plate tectonics -- within the lower gabbroic section of fast-spreading oceanic crust. The Florida News Times also published UW’s release.
James “Lefty” Cole, of Laramie, is the grand marshal for UW’s Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 23. WyoToday Media published UW’s announcement on the parade and other Homecoming events.
Wyoming News Now published UW’s release noting that UW’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center received a five-year U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant to provide mental health awareness training on campus.
Tim Zhang, a UW assistant professor of finance, provided expert commentary on a MoneyGeek piece titled “Becoming an Investor in Real Estate Rental Properties.”
The Australian Online News Network, ScienceDaily and News Medical published UW’s release on research from Professor Qian-Quan Sun and doctoral student Yihan Wang. They are researching recurrent neural network structure in the brain.
A UW student from Lander is among Tomé Scholars to Fellows Program recipients, according to County 10. UW’s release noted that the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources recently received a gift of $600,000 from the Tomé Foundation to create the program.
Laramie Live published UW’s release announcing that Albany County 4-H is collaborating with the Coe Student Innovation Center makerspace to offer an after-school program for 8- to 14-year-olds.
UW psychology Professor Carolyn Pepper’s research team at UW’s Stress and Mood Lab is using nationally collected health data to understand what factors are specific to the Mountain West’s high suicide rate. The Gillette News Record published UW’s release on the study.
County 10 published UW’s release announcing that nominations are now being accepted for UW honorary degrees.