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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:
The fiscal outlook for the state, according to the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group (CREG), shows an increase of $248.2 million for the current fiscal year and a promising outlook the next five years. The big surprise in the CREG report is how quickly revenues have rebounded, UW economist Rob Godby said in The Casper-Star Tribune article.
The New York Times interviewed UW architectural engineering Professor Anthony Denzer about a famed Los Angeles house designed by the midcentury-modern architect Gregory Ain. Denzer, who has written a book profiling Ain, commented about the Los Angeles house that has been completely remodeled after almost being destroyed by fire.
Construction on the new Wyoming Innovation Center in Campbell County is underway, according to a Wyoming Business Report article published by Coal Zoom. Holly Krutka, UW School of Energy Resources executive director, said the school will use the facility, which will develop advanced carbon products using coal and coal byproducts as the primary raw material. The center is intended to accelerate research from lab level to pre-commercialization.
Business Insider interviewed UW law Professor Michael Duff for an article on how Starbucks may soon have its first unionized store in the U.S. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided that each of the three Buffalo, N.Y.-area stores that filed for a union vote will be allowed to vote in separate elections. Duff is a former NLRB attorney.
In a Wyoming Public Radio segment focusing on the Wyoming Department of Health recommendations for booster shots for specific populations, UW Professor Christine Porter said vaccines are effective at avoiding the worst outcomes of a COVID-19 diagnosis.
The Western Farmer-Stockman cited a UW study that focused on a program under consideration to voluntarily reduce agricultural water use in the Upper Colorado River Basin that could cause a relatively small loss of income while saving growers money in irrigation and labor costs.
Chad Baldwin, UW associate vice president for communications and marketing, discussed with Sheridan Media a project that donated 3 tons of potatoes to Food Bank of Wyoming, which has made the potatoes available to food pantries around the state. The potatoes were grown at UW’s James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle.
ScienceDaily reported that UW postdoctoral research associate Dulcinea Groff was among scientists who recently discovered evidence of prehistoric human activity in the Falkland Islands.
Steven Lupien, director of UW’s Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation, was mentioned in an AiThority online article that focused on Miami-Dade County’s adoption of a resolution that will create a task force to study the feasibility of the county accepting cryptocurrency as a method of payment for county taxes, fees and services. Lupien was among Wyoming leaders who provided digital currency educational discussions for the Florida county.
SweetwaterNOW and The Pinedale Roundup published UW’s release noting that a $250,000 gift from the Muley Fanatic Foundation to the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources will support science that advances the conservation of mule deer. The gift also will support the growth and development of future leaders in wildlife science.
UW Associate Professor Derek Scasta was interviewed by Nature for an article focusing on wild horse herds that have to be culled in Australia’s largest alpine national park.
Former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, who died earlier this year, will be inducted into the Wyoming Business Hall of Fame later this month. Sheridan Media noted that UW’s College of Business is among the sponsors of the award.
KPVI Television cited a UW Department of Geology and Geophysics report that noted Wyoming may be in for a long wildfire season because the Rocky Mountain region has been experiencing hotter summers and drier winters. Prescribed burns are planned this month in Grand Teton National Park to alleviate the threat of wildfires.
UW law Professor Melissa Ballengee Alexander’s study on the use of air ambulances -- as related to the inequity of rural health care that leads to massive costs for rural residents -- was cited in a Daily Yonder article. The online news website provides news, commentary and analysis about and for rural America.