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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:
The Intercept, an in-depth investigative journalism website, published comments from UW law Professor Michael Duff for an article titled “The Evolution of Union-Busting. Breaking Unions With the Language of Diversity and Social Justice.”
UW student Taryn Bradley, from Highlands Ranch, Colo., researched how people in the West are reacting to climate change and what can be done to spur conversations about it as part of her master’s thesis. WyoFile reported that Bradley’s interviews with residents were published on the website A Changing Frontier: Voices Across the West.
Wyoming Public Media talked with Richard Horner, director of UW’s Center for Carbon Capture and Conversion, about the construction of two demonstration houses on campus. One was made using bricks that were derived from Wyoming coal. UW researchers hope to show that building materials made from coal are just as good, if not better, than traditional bricks and mortar.
UW engineering Professor Michael Barker led a study that evaluated the life cycle sustainability of two functionally equivalent steel and concrete rural bridges, according to Informed Infrastructure, the magazine for civil and structural engineers. The results show that steel outperforms concrete in four major categories. The American Institute of Steel Construction published a similar article.
The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) interviewed UW economist Rob Godby for an article on how Wyoming would like to export its natural gas, but West Coast states don’t want to be home to export terminals.
County 17 reported that the Wyoming Innovation Center, which will explore options for using the region’s natural resources to grow and sustain jobs, will have a grand opening this week. UW School of Energy Resources (SER) Executive Director Holly Krutka is among the speakers for the event.
Gov. Mark Gordon mentioned UW’s SER in a column that focused on Wyoming’s energy efforts. Cowboy State Daily published the column that noted SER is studying the potential of rare earth elements found in coal ash from the Powder River Basin.
UW researchers are in the early stages of studying the impacts of climate change on water resources in the state. UW faculty members Ginger Paige and Corrie Knapp, who are part of the research team, spoke with Wyoming Public Radio about the team’s plans to prepare communities for water shortages and changes in water access.
The CS-T interviewed Jim King, a UW political science professor, for an article titled “Two polls put Hageman well ahead of Cheney, but experts caution that it’s early.” Emily Grant, a senior research scientist at UW’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, also provided comments.
UW’s study noting chronic wasting disease can kill up to 19 percent of ungulate populations annually was cited in a Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) article titled “Washington redoubling detection efforts for zombie deer disease.”
Oil City News noted that UW’s Biodiversity Institute is seeking volunteers to help with the Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project, specifically in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
UW Assistant Professor Bradley Rettler’s comments were included in a Bitcoin Magazine article titled “The Academic Suppression and Ignoring of Bitcoin.” Rettler said UW administrators have encouraged his Bitcoin research.
County 10 published UW’s release noting that UW Extension’s new GrowinG Internship Program is intended to help beginning farmers and ranchers gain meaningful experience in agriculture by providing hands-on internships at working farms and ranches.
Ali Nejadmalayeri, UW’s John A. Guthrie Endowed Chair of Banking and Financial Services, provided tips for MoneyGeek on finding the right life insurance policy and researching cheaper rates on life insurance policies.
County 10 reported that UW American Heritage Center Archivist John Waggener will discuss his book, “Snow Chi Minh Trail: The History of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Walcott Junction,” this week at Lander’s Pioneer Museum.
UW is among universities pledging to prepare future teachers and administrators to be good consumers of technology. EdWeek Market Brief noted that the U.S. Department of Education and the International Society for Technology in Education sponsor the pledge drive.