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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:
CBS News profiled the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) carbon-capture technologies efforts and how some of those projects have yet to come to fruition. UW School of Energy Resources Executive Director Holly Krutka was interviewed, saying that part of the DOE's job is to develop new technology -- not to create functional commercial projects. She also defended carbon capture and storage technology.
UW will tap more to its endowment to fund initiatives -- such as boosting student success and increasing the university’s research enterprise, WyoFile noted. The latter goal could help the university achieve the coveted rank of an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Elizabeth Case, the director of UW’s new Biocontainment Facility, located in the Wyoming State Vet Lab. The lab will enable scientists to investigate deadly biological agents, including the bacteria that cause brucellosis.
Researchers at UW and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West are joining colleagues in Wales in a project to develop digital tools to analyze historical book illustrations. UW’s release, published by Big Horn Radio Network, noted that a $500,000 grant from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities and the United Kingdom’s Arts and Humanities Research Council will fund the project.
Wyoming Public Radio featured a segment on how medical experts want more Wyoming children to become vaccinated against COVID-19. UW Professor Christine Porter, a public health expert, was interviewed for the piece.
Broadway World noted that UW Department of Theatre and Dance Professor Marsha Knight’s original work “Six Songs from Ellis” will be performed later this spring in Salt Lake City. Knight’s 2018 original piece captures the voices of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island in one of the greatest human migrations of all time.
The Wyoming Migration Initiative at UW has produced “Barriers,” a new wildlife documentary that shows obstacles that elk, mule deer and other hooved mammals face during their migrations. Wyoming News Now, Laramie Live and County 10 all published UW’s release on the documentary.
SweetwaterNOW published UW’s release announcing that the College of Education is sponsoring a virtual reality competition that allows high school students interested in becoming teachers to put their teaching abilities to the test.
Two new exhibitions are now on display for the spring semester at UW’s Art Museum. Hits 106 published UW’s media release on the announcement.
The Laramie Boomerang noted that the Wyoming Conservation Corps, based at UW, is tweaking its model this year by creating an all-women crew for the first time.