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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:
Science interviewed UW President Ed Seidel for an article titled “Western nations cut ties with Russian science, even as some projects try to remain neutral.” Seidel previously worked for the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow, Russia, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Seidel has shelved an idea for a partnership he was exploring with a Skoltech colleague.
Anastasiia Pereverten, a Ukrainian exchange student at UW, and others organized a rally last week to show support for the people of Ukraine. The Laramie Boomerang reported on the event that took place on the UW campus. K2 Radio and Wyoming Public Radio carried related articles.
The Sheridan Press published a Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) article that focused on how sanctions on Russia could impact Wyoming energy. UW economist Rob Godby was interviewed for the article.
Godby was quoted in a related CS-T article titled “Gasoline prices topple records as sanctions mount.” He also was interviewed for another CS-T article titled “Gas prices are rising. Whose fault is it?”
WyoFile interviewed Godby for a piece on how the response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine could drive Wyoming’s fossil fuel-reliant economy toward even more volatile territory.
Cowboy State Daily spoke with Jerry Fowler, a UW College of Law assistant professor, for an article that focused on the fact that Wyoming is still the only state without a refugee resettlement program.
WyoFile reported that the Legislature signed off on $362 million in spending on construction, renovation and maintenance of state-owned buildings. Senate File 67 includes $50 million for UW to move forward with the renovation and expansion of War Memorial Stadium’s west stands, the College of Law and Corbett Pool.
The Laramie Boomerang reported that, for the first time since summer 2020, UW registered a day last week with no positive COVID-19 test results. Chad Baldwin, UW’s associate vice president for communications and marketing, was quoted in the article.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide interviewed Dan McCoy, interim director of the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality Initiative at UW, for an article on tourism in Teton County.
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News featured UW Professor Don Jarvis’ research that has focused on developing an insect virus/insect cell system for recombinant protein production. His work led to the spinout of GlycoBac, a biotechnology company.
Wyoming News Now reported that Dr. Joseph McGinley, of Casper’s McGinley Clinic, was the first in Wyoming and the third in the world to perform a minimally invasive trigger finger release procedure. McGinley worked with UW researchers to develop a virtual reality headset that he can wear while performing procedures.
Jason McConnell, an assistant professor in the UW School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies, provided comments for a Laramie Boomerang article that focused on how the pandemic has impacted public access to government meetings.
WorkCompCentral republished a blog entry by UW College of Law Professor Michael Duff. “Employee Status: Not a New Problem” first appeared on the Workers’ Compensation Law Prof blog.
The CS-T interviewed UW psychology Professor Narina Nunez for an article on how lawmakers restored funding for juvenile diversion programs. Nunez is a member of the State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice.
Six finalists have been selected for the sixth annual Casper Start-Up Challenge and will work with IMPACT 307 staff on their final pitches, Oil City News reported. IMPACT 307 is a business development program of UW.
KGAB Radio published UW’s release noting that community scientists helped track moose populations in the Snowy Range and Pole Mountain areas for Winter Moose Day. The Feb. 12 event was coordinated by UW’s Biodiversity Institute.
The Pinedale Roundup and SweetwaterNOW published UW’s release noting that Kate Welsh, an associate professor in UW’s School of Teacher Education, was awarded a grant to explore the establishment of a rural teacher corps in Wyoming.
Laramie Live published UW’s release announcing that UW Extension and Wyoming 4-H will host a virtual career night for young people to learn about a variety of career opportunities March 22.