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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:
Jonathan Naughton, a UW mechanical engineering professor and wind researcher, was among experts interviewed for a Casper Star-Tribune article focusing on what the biggest climate bill in U.S. history means for Wyoming.
The Laramie Boomerang featured UW’s weeklong Saddle Up program. The program is UW’s orientation program for incoming students, which began last Monday.
Bloomberg Law quoted UW law Professor Jason Robinson for an article focusing on the seven states using Colorado River water. The states likely will avoid a legal showdown over the most severe water cuts amid the region’s megadrought, according to the article, and immediate conservation issues are still a factor.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW is among local entities in the Coalition of the Prevention of Suicide and Substance Abuse in Albany County. The coalition strives to address issues surrounding suicide in the county.
UW will receive nearly $343,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to help fund the university’s McNair Scholars Program. The program provides grants to universities and colleges for projects designed to provide disadvantaged college students effective preparation for doctoral studies. K2 Radio published a similar article.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that the UW Board of Trustees, at its September meeting, will discuss a possible change in how student fees are charged, moving from per-credit billing to a flat rate.
UW President Ed Seidel advocated for in-state and regional partnerships in developing new careers, businesses and industries, according to a Wyoming Business Report article republished in The Tribune Eagle. Seidel made his remarks during the recent Mountain West Innovation Summit.
Wyoming Public Radio noted that the national Latino Outdoors chapter is collaborating with UW’s Wyoming Latina Youth Conference organization to establish a local outdoors chapter in Wyoming.
UW, collaborating with the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will safeguard UW’s Archaeological Repository collection of zooarchaeological artifacts that shed light on prehistoric bison hunting practices.
Annual Field Day updates at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center were provided by College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources Dean Barbara Rasco and UW Agricultural Experiment Station Director Eric Webster. Wyoming Livestock Roundup reported on the event.
Sheridan Media reported that the annual Governor’s Business Forum will be in UW’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center in November.
UW and the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance and others are collaborating this fall to offer a free online steel bridge lecture series. Scrap Monster reported that the six-lecture series is for faculty, students and others interested in all aspects of constructing and fabricating steel bridges.
The three-part “My Wild Land” documentary highlights Wyoming ranching families that have preserved Western ranching and steward big game populations that depend on working lands. County 10 published UW’s release about the documentary.
Buckrail reported that Jackson Hole One Fly, an annual fly fishing competition, added $50,000 to the scholarship fund for UW graduate students in aquatic ecology.