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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:
UW President Ed Seidel’s comments from a UW release were used by The Casper Star-Tribune for an article on the university’s change of plans to not require all students and employees to be tested for COVID-19 this week. The rapid spread of the Omicron variant was cited as the reason for the change. Inside Higher Ed, WyoToday Media, The Laramie Boomerang, K2 Radio and Sheridan Media posted related articles on UW’s new guidelines.
WyoFile interviewed Matt Henry, an assistant instructional professor in the UW Honors College, for his perspective for an article titled “Wyoming’s brain drain, youth exodus slowed during pandemic.”
A second well has been drilled in the Wyoming CarbonSAFE Project, led by the UW School of Energy Resources. The Gillette News Record covered a media event last week at the Dry Fork Station near Gillette. Carbon Capture Journal published UW’s release on the announcement.
The Orange County Register cited recent studies, in which UW scientists were involved, on the possibility of mountain lion extinction -- within 50 years -- in two California mountain ranges because of inbreeding caused by several habitat factors.
UW graduate student Carrie Kyle was interviewed by The Sheridan Press about a Wyoming Game and Fish Department-led two-year project of collaring more than 130 mule deer. Kyle, part of the project, said the study is to track the movement of mule deer in the Bighorn Mountains.
WyoSports profiled college basketball’s foremost analytics expert, Ken Pomeroy, a 1999 UW master’s degree graduate in atmospheric science. His KenPom rating system is used to help determine which teams will advance in postseason play -- most notably the NCAA Championships.
UW scientists are part of a multistate team that’s launching research into perennial forage systems. The university will serve as a research hub for Western states to collect, organize and analyze soil samples, according to a UW media release published by Agri-View.
KFBC Radio noted that semifinalists have been named in UW’s IMPACT 307-sponsored Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad competition. Pitch Day will take place Feb. 25 at Laramie County Community College.
UW Professor Tim Considine is conducting a study for the Garfield County (Colo.) commissioners that details the impacts of recent new state oil and gas regulations on the local economy. The Post Independent, in Glenwood Springs, Colo., reported on the details.
Wyoming News Now published a UW release announcing that two more students who have reported being vaccinated for COVID-19 will win up to $4,500 in tuition and fees for the spring semester in upcoming drawings.