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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:
Lead Stories interviewed energy experts, including UW Professor Charles Mason, about skyrocketing gas prices. Oil market experts and economists say the ban on Russian oil imports is not the only driver of gas prices, and bringing the XL branch of the Keystone pipeline online would not guarantee a price drop.
UW economist Rob Godby was among energy experts quoted in a WyoFile article about the world’s energy disruptions caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The article, republished by Energy Central, discussed how Russia’s attack has pushed Wyoming’s markets toward more volatile territory.
UW student Anastasiia Pereverten, from Ukraine, was profiled in a Casper Star-Tribune article last week. Pereverten, who is on an exchange program this semester, is the only Ukrainian student at UW. She spoke about the atrocities her home country has endured the last month from Russia’s invasion.
The Trace, a nonprofit journalism outlet devoted to gun-related news in the U.S., interviewed UW law Professor George Mocsary for a pair of articles: “Will Requiring Gun Owners to Buy Insurance Improve Firearm Safety?” and “The Biden Administration’s Inconsistency on Gun Liability.” Mocsary also was interviewed by The Mercury News for an article focusing on a controversial gun insurance law that is facing another legal challenge in San Jose, Calif.
NASA’s Earth Observatory quoted UW Professor Bart Geerts for an article focusing on the warming trend in Antarctica that could have caused the Brunt Ice Shelf to release an iceberg about twice the size of New York City. Geerts discussed recent cloud formations and the relation to the changing weather patterns in Antarctica.
UW College of Law Professor Tara Righetti was quoted during a meeting of interested residents in North Dakota that focused on issues surrounding how the energy industry uses rock cavities -- known as “pore space” -- to store substances. Pore space is a growing issue for North Dakota’s energy industry and landowners, according to The Bismarck Tribune.
UW’s “I Am a Cowboy” marketing video was recently recognized among the best single-spot television ads among all national higher education advertising in the past year. The Cody Enterprise published UW’s release noting that the latest video anchors the second phase of UW’s “The World Needs More Cowboys” marketing campaign.
A collaborative, statewide effort involving the state’s early childhood professionals has produced an update to Wyoming’s early learning standards. Citing UW’s release, Sheridan Media noted that UW College of Education educators indicate that the standards will create high-quality educational experiences for Wyoming’s children.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Mason Lee, senior project coordinator of the UW Biodiversity Institute, about the institute’s Laramie Salamander Migration Initiative. Volunteers are needed to help collect data for the project.
UW’s American Heritage Center is collaborating with state agencies to hire a project archivist to build an information network among records stewards from Wyoming’s libraries, museums and archives. Sheridan Media published UW’s release noting that the funding is from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
KGAB Radio reported that Laramie Main Street Alliance is collaborating with UW’s International Students and Scholars office for the inaugural International Flavor Festival at participating restaurants throughout downtown Laramie later this month.