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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:
Forbes interviewed Charles Mason, a UW energy economist, about Samsung and two other Korean conglomerates that have signed an agreement with a U.S.-based company to build small-scale modular nuclear reactors in Asia as demand for clean energy grows globally.
A five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to UW will allow researchers to work with Wyoming’s communities to deal with expected significant and lasting changes in water availability. NSF published the latest award winners, which included UW’s proposal. Sheridan Media published UW’s release, and The Laramie Boomerang published a similar article.
MSN UK published a Live Science article titled “The world’s fastest animals.” The article cited UW’s Barnyards & Backyards magazine in noting that the pronghorn can hit top speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.
KUNC, a public radio station in northern Colorado, posted a Mountain West News Bureau story titled “Unreliable COVID data makes it hard to gauge risk for vulnerable groups.” Because more people have at-home COVID-19 tests and vaccines reduce the risk of hospitalization, fewer people are seeing a doctor when they get sick. However, it is difficult for health experts to collect data on where and how quickly the virus is spreading. UW’s Christine Porter, a Wyoming Excellence Chair and public health expert, was interviewed for the piece.
KUNC carried a Mountain West News Bureau story that focused on how Wyoming businesses are learning to cope with current higher fuel prices and inflation. UW economist Rob Godby was interviewed for the piece. Cowboy State Daily also interviewed Godby for a similar article.
Ancient Origins, The Casper Star-Tribune and Cowboy State Daily reported that UW researchers and the Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist have confirmed that humans used an ancient red ocher mine in eastern Wyoming starting nearly 13,000 years ago. The Powars II site at Sunrise in Platte County is the oldest documented red ocher mine -- and likely the oldest known mine of any sort -- in North and South America. To read UW’s original release, click here. Wyoming News Now, ScienceDaily and Sheridan Media published UW’s release.
Manufacturing Works, a partnership of UW, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Wyoming Business Council, recently was approved for $3.5 million in federal funding after a review of the program’s successes in job creation, investments in equipment and increases in sales reported by clients of the program. UW’s release was published by 101.9 KING FM and Sheridan Media.
A Wyoming Tribune Eagle article included comments from UW College of Law Professor George Mocsary about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board, which now has been disbanded. The article focused on Wyoming’s U.S. congressional delegation’s opposition to the board, saying it would stifle people’s constitutional rights to freedom of expression and privacy.
UW Professor Andrew Kniss was among top weed researchers nationwide who were honored for their outstanding contributions to the field by the Weed Science Society of America, according to Farm Progress. Kniss, head of the UW Department of Plant Sciences, was named a Western Society of Weed Science Fellow.
Yahoo! Finance published an article that mentioned a UW Center for Business and Economic Analysis report estimating that the CK Gold Project near Curt Gowdy State Park would create an estimated 2,600 direct and indirect jobs throughout the lifespan of the project. Mining Weekly published a similar article.
UW graduate student Taryn Bradley, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., created a mini-docuseries that focuses on the effects of environmental and climate change in the Rocky Mountain West and Midwest. Wyoming Public Radio noted that four episodes were produced.
The Gillette News Record published UW’s release noting that UW-led research found that the western glacier stonefly -- Wyoming’s only insect protected under the Endangered Species Act -- has a range wider than previously known. The latest research discovered the western glacier stonefly in eight separate cold streams located below glaciers in the Beartooth, Absaroka and Wind River ranges.
Sherrill Shaffer, UW’s Guthrie Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Banking and Financial Services, provided advice in a pair of MoneyGeek columns titled “How can balance transfers impact your credit score in the short and long term?” and “What are some options a person could take to avoid using a cash advance on a credit card?”
Cointelegraph published a guest column from three U.S. professors, including UW’s Brad Rettler, a philosophy and religious studies assistant professor, titled “Bitcoin stands apart from other crypto, and what that means for US public policy.”
Bekalyn Swett, of Green River’s Lincoln Middle School, came in fourth during the Wyoming State Mathcounts competition hosted by UW. SweetwaterNOW published UW’s release.
Laramie Live and County 10 published UW’s release noting that UW’s College of Business and Wyoming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in collaboration with Central Wyoming College, will offer the Entrepreneur Essentials (e2) course. The e2 program seeks to help Wyoming business owners launch their businesses from the idea stage into fruition, with the end goal of businesses selling their products or services successfully.