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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:
ARCHAEOLOGY, a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, published information from a UW release noting that a team of UW researchers and Wyoming’s state archaeologist has confirmed that an ancient mine in eastern Wyoming was used by humans to produce red ocher starting nearly 13,000 years ago. Wyoming Public Radio (WPR) interviewed Wyoming State Archaeologist Spencer Pelton about the team’s findings.
Ben Urann, a National Science Foundation Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UW, was part of a research team that discovered magma in volcanic rocks that never erupted -- but rather solidified deep in the earth -- recorded far wetter levels than previously thought. He was lead author of a paper that was originally published in Nature Geoscience. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Urann received his graduate degree, also published a related article as did India Education Diary. To read UW’s release, click here.
WPR reported that UW researchers have been awarded a five-year, $20 million federal grant from the National Science Foundation to study climate change and its effects on the state’s water supply. UW botany Professor David Williams spoke with WPR about the grant’s details. The Sheridan Press also published a related article from The Laramie Boomerang.
UW anthropology Professor Robert Kelly commented in an article that focused on a new scientific theory that challenges the prevailing debate theory about the distribution of work in early human societies -- that males were the hunters and women raised the children. CEOWORLD magazine published the article.
HuffPost quoted Christelle Khalaf, associate director of UW’s Center for Business and Economic Analysis, in an article about a possible recession in the U.S. Khalaf said it was worth considering that policies implemented during the pandemic to support families may not have been anticipated to cause inflation.
In an article picked up by The Leader-Telegram, in Eau Claire, Wis., several economists, including UW’s Anne Alexander, discussed inflation, rising gas prices and baby formula shortages that are causing consumer stress across the country.
Best Startup included UW graduate Caitlin Long among its list of “New York’s 101 Top Founders in the Finance Space.” Long, who has championed cryptocurrency laws in Wyoming, is chairman and president of Symbiont, the market-leading smart contracts platform for institutional uses of distributed ledger technology. Best Startup promotes American companies, businesses and innovations on the global stage.
UW economist Rob Godby commented on a WyoFile piece about how developers are poised to double Wyoming’s wind energy capacity, replacing coal as the state’s top source of electrical generation.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide noted that UW graduate student Kelsey Ruehling, of Three Rivers, Calif., recently presented findings from a study to determine the sources of elevated levels of E. coli in Fish and Flat creeks in Teton County.
UW’s release announcing the first initiates into the Gamma Epsilon chapter of Alpha Alpha Alpha, a national honor society for high-achieving, first-generation college students, was published in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
The Archery Wire noted that Emily Reed, an associate research scientist and communication specialist for the Wyoming Migration Initiative at UW, will present in June at the Professional Outdoor Media Association’s summer conference in Kalispell, Mont. She will discuss “From the Field to the Media: Community Big-game Migration Science.”
Chad Baldwin, UW’s associate vice president for communications and marketing, spoke with Sheridan Media about the recent $500,000 gift from the Joe and Arlene Watt Foundation that will support a UW program that provides collaborative applied and fundamental research, along with hands-on educational opportunities, to combat invasive grass species and restore healthy landscapes.