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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:
Christelle Khalaf, associate director for UW’s Center for Business and Economic Analysis, was interviewed by National Public Radio about President Joe Biden’s massive bipartisan infrastructure bill. Khalaf said the most immediate impacts of the bill would show up in the construction industry.
Drew Bennett, a UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources professor of practice, was interviewed for an article titled “How to Save the Prairie, Acre by Acre” that The Washington Post carried. The article focused on the tallgrass prairie in the U.S. -- most of it in Kansas -- that is now rapidly shrinking.
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney has introduced a bill intended to safeguard states’ revenue from future leasing disruptions. In the same article, The Casper Star-Tribune reported that an estimate from UW economist Timothy Considine notes that Wyoming would have received more than $100 million in additional revenue in 2020 even though development and production declined dramatically last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sheridan Media and Oil City News published UW’s release announcing that the university will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon former Wyoming first lady Carol Mead during UW’s winter commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 11.
About 850 students will be accorded degrees during a combined winter commencement ceremony this Saturday in the Arena-Auditorium. Wyo4News and Hits 106 published UW’s release.
Bitcoin Magazine noted that UW’s School of Energy Resources (SER) would host a virtual bitcoin mining town-hall discussion Nov. 30. The topics expected to be covered included the state of U.S. mining, benefits of mining in Wyoming, deregulation of energy zones and more competitive pricing for on-grid energy.
Researchers from SER’s Center for Economic Geology Research at UW recently deployed a series of microseismic sensors as part of the ongoing baseline monitoring operations for the Wyoming CarbonSAFE Project. Approximately 150 sensors were added at the Dry Fork Station, according to Basin Electric Power Cooperative.
Hits 106 and Sheridan Media published UW’s release noting that the UW Foundation and the American Heritage Center have teamed up to present three new exhibitions of photographs and images at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.
Thirty-two women were recently recognized at UW’s sixth annual Own It! Awards ceremony. Wyoming News Now published UW’s announcement on the program that recognizes women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the university.
WalletHub named Laramie, home of UW, as the 23rd best college town in America. The company compared more than 400 U.S. cities of varying sizes based on 30 key indicators of academic, social and economic opportunities for students. The data set ranges from the cost of living to the quality of higher education to the crime rate.
Luiza Bosch, of Pinedale, was among students in the Wyoming-WWAMI Medical Education Program who presented their research projects during the UW College of Health Sciences’ third annual research symposium. The Pinedale Roundup published UW’s announcement.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW geography Professor J.J. Shinker about recent unseasonably high temperatures in Mountain West states. The heat wave has spurred several record temperatures for this time of year.
A UW graduate student is studying minerals at a proposed gold mine near Curt Gowdy State Park, while the university’s Center for Business and Economic Analysis is conducting an individual economic impact analysis for the project, according to Wyoming Public Radio.