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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 UW report from research scientists at the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center continues to be used in stories of missing and murdered Indigenous people. The articles, related to the death of Gabby Petito, were published by The Sun Daily in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia; The Guardian; Yahoo! Entertainment; The Times Union in Albany, N.Y.; and The Sheridan Press.
The fourth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon received national attention from Forbes in an article titled “Crypto Policy Should Encourage Innovation -- Lessons From Wyoming.” UW alumna Caitlin Long, a champion of blockchain efforts in Wyoming, also was mentioned in the piece.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW Professors Bart Geerts, Tom Minckley and Jason Shogren for a piece about drought in the West.
The Sheridan Press published UW’s announcement on “Trademark Basics for Startups,” a new “Lunch and Learn” series webinar event, which UW’s IMPACT 307 hosted last week.
The Ivinson parking lot, located at 10th Street and Ivinson Avenue, is now closed as construction for UW’s new Ivinson Parking Garage began last week. Hits 106 published UW’s announcement.
Wyoming News Now published UW’s release noting that Associate Professor Haibo Zhai and doctoral student Zitao Wu are researching potential water impacts of bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration. Bioenergy Insight and Industry & Energy published related articles.
UW’s Lena Newlin, Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center assistant director, was interviewed by Wyoming News Now about a national grant the Wellness Center received to provide mental health awareness training on campus.
The Pope & Young Club, one of North America’s leading bowhunting and conservation organizations, awarded UW Associate Professor Kevin Monteith with the Lee Gladfelter Memorial Award. The award recognizes a wildlife professional who has made a significant contribution to bowhunting and wildlife conservation.
A free certification program at UW now provides evidence-based science communication (SciComm) training and credentials. Wyoming News Now published UW’s release noting that participants will join the UW/Wyoming community of trainers, practitioners and researchers working in SciComm.
Oil City News reported that the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking trappers to report sightings of the most elusive wildlife species in the state. The reported wildlife information can help determine survey locations, develop a predictive distribution map for the species in the state, and collect much-needed genetic samples. UW is among entities using the information for ongoing research, WyoToday Media noted.
A tour of solar installations across Laramie was held last week, with organizers hoping to inspire more residents and business owners to consider the alternative energy source. The Laramie Boomerang noted that stops included UW’s Indoor Practice Facility, the Visual Arts Building and the Bim Kendall House.
Laramie Live published UW’s release reporting that the annual Wyoming Latina Youth Conference, which is geared toward Latina students in grades 5-12, is this weekend.
UW Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) Conductor Michael Griffith outlined the orchestra’s upcoming season during an interview with Wyoming Public Media. The UWSO’s first performance is Oct. 7.