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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:
Results of a four-year UW research project involving hundreds of raccoons in Laramie provided insights into how wildlife adapts to change in urban settings. UW Ph.D. student Lauren Stanton, now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California-Berkeley, led the study, which was published by the Journal of Experimental Biology. The Jerusalem Post published an article on the study. The New York Times and Earth.com published similar articles.
The British Ecological Society published UW’s release noting that scientists have developed promising models to predict where mule deer are likely to migrate without the need for collaring new animals. Tristan Nuñez, who led the work as a postdoctoral researcher at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at UW, was quoted in the article. The British Ecological Society first published the study in its Methods in Ecology and Evolution journal.
Brigham Young University (BYU) journalism students spent this past spring and summer working on a documentary to tell the story of UW’s Black 14 football players who were kicked off the team in October 1969. BYU’s The Daily Universe noted that the documentary premiered last week on campus. Black 14 teammates Mel Hamilton and John Griffin were part of a panel after “The Black 14: Healing Hearts and Feeding Souls” documentary screening, according to another Daily Universe article. Deseret News noted, in a preview article, that the Black 14 would be honored at halftime of the BYU-UW game. ESPN and KSL.com published related articles.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published an article quoting UW economist David Finnoff, who, along with other researchers at UW and seven other universities, has been selected by the National Science Foundation to lay the groundwork for models that more accurately predict the spread of infectious diseases.
UW economist Rob Godby provided comments in a Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) article that focused on how much methane gas oil and gas companies should release. Environmental groups are advocating for stricter standards to be set at the federal level.
Buckrail published UW’s release noting that both first-time student enrollment and tuition have increased this fall. The number of first-time students attending UW has grown by 10.2 percent, marking the second year in a row that UW’s incoming class has topped the previous year’s enrollment.
PreLaw magazine included UW’s College of Law in its list of “The Most Politically Moderate Law Schools.” Above the Law published an article on the list.
WXYZ TV, an ABC affiliate in Detroit, Mich., carried a piece on carbon capture, utilization and storage, a technique to store CO2 underground. Fred McLaughlin, director of UW’s Center for Economic Geology Research, discussed how the process works.
An article on UW’s new block tuition policy, which university officials hope will improve overall graduation rates, was published in WyoFile.
Wyoming Business Report published UW’s release announcing that the Wyoming Manufacturing Extension Partnership, known as Manufacturing Works, is starting a new program -- Connex Wyoming -- that will help connect Wyoming manufacturers and suppliers. Wyoming Business Report also republished an article on how Laramie downtown businesses are thriving with the return of UW students for the fall semester.
Laramie Live published UW’s release announcing that Professor Bryan Shader recently co-wrote “Inverse Problems and Zero Forcing for Graphs,” a research monograph that describes and develops new mathematical techniques in this area.
The Cowboy State tour of “A Sissy in Wyoming,” a playwright’s reading based on the remarkable life of Wyoming educator, Vietnam veteran, activist and cross-dresser Larry “Sissy” Goodwin, who died in 2020, will make a stop next week in Rock Springs. Wyo4News published UW’s release on the American Heritage Center’s sponsorship of the event.
The CS-T interviewed Mindy Meuli, UW Extension Cent$ible Nutrition Program director, for an article that focused on Wyoming’s low obesity rate compared to other states nationwide. The UW nutrition program primarily focuses on making healthy foods more accessible and helping people make behavior changes.