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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:
Newsweek interviewed UW President Ed Seidel for an article focusing on Russia’s troubled relationship with science. Seidel previously worked for the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
UW economist Rob Godby spoke with The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) about how nearly a year after the spot price of Powder River Basin coal suddenly tripled, it remains higher than before the spike and recently ticked upward again. Godby provided comments for another CS-T article that focused on the potential impacts that the international oil production cut may have on Wyoming.
The Sheridan Press interviewed Godby for an article titled “Where’s the workforce? Experts estimate thousands missing from WY workforce.”
CNN interviewed UW sociology Associate Professor Jenni Tabler about Americans’ obsession with Home Depot’s massive Halloween decoration -- a 12-foot skeleton named “Skelly.” Tabler’s viral tweet “Happy enormous skeleton season to all who celebrate” caught the attention of CNN’s producers for the interview.
Earth.com published UW’s release on a collaborative study by UW and the U.S. Geological Survey that quantified how mule deer miss out on forage when energy development disrupts their migration corridors.
WyoFile featured UW Professor Merav Ben-David in an article that focused on the quandaries of handling captive animals.
A team of scientists and students from UW and Casper College is studying a crater field near Douglas to find out how it was formed, The CS-T reported.
The CS-T reported that prison sentence reductions have become much less common in Wyoming since the mid-1990s. An analysis by Daniel Fetsco, an assistant lecturer in the UW Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology, was cited in the article.
According to an Idaho National Laboratory (INL) media release, UW is among five colleges that are part of the multidisciplinary Emerging Energy Market Analysis, a new initiative led by INL to accelerate the clean energy transition. Two of the states involved -- Wyoming and Alaska -- have begun to look at clean energy through the lens of critical social values, especially jobs, according to the release.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Christelle Khalaf, a faculty fellow in UW’s Center for Business and Economic Analysis, about a paper she wrote titled “Measuring the Economic Impacts of Wind Projects in Wyoming.” The analysis finds that wind power in the state could create more than 3,500 construction jobs (500 permanent) and $30 million in annual tax revenue over the decades-long lifetimes of the development projects.
Scott Quillinan, senior director of research for UW’s School of Energy Resources, was quoted in a Cowboy State Daily article titled “Wyoming Coal Could Benefit From Texas Permitting Expansion.” Coal Zoom also published the article.
A federal judge recently issued a temporary restraining order on key elements of New York’s new gun laws, including restrictions related to concealed carry. UW law Professor George Mocsary, a Second Amendment expert, told Hamodia that “concealed carry license holders are among the most law-abiding people in the country.”
Land managers released microscopic mites from Europe on a 3.5-acre piece of state-owned property in Fremont County in May to help stunt the growth of the noxious invasive weed whitetop. WyoFile interviewed UW Associate Professor Tim Collier, who specializes in biological control of rangeland weeds, for the article.
Jim King, a UW political science professor, was quoted in a CS-T article about how the Uinta County Republican Party will endorse a write-in candidate over the party’s own nominee. King said write-in candidates rarely win elections.
The Laramie Boomerang interviewed Fredrick Douglass Dixon, UW Black Studies Center director, about this month’s “lunch and learn” sessions focused on Martin Luther King Jr.’s messaging and legacy. During the sessions, presenters will guide participants through an examination of King’s final book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” Wyoming News Now published a similar article.
The Wyoming Livestock Roundup reported that the UW College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources honored notable alumni and supporters during its recent Ag Appreciation weekend.
UW’s Western Thunder Marching Band performed during last Friday’s pregame of the Cheyenne East-Cheyenne Central high school football game at Okie Blanchard Stadium. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published UW’s announcement.
The Cody Enterprise reported that California-based playwright Gregory Hinton, who was raised in Cody, recently presented a reading of his latest project, “A Sissy in Wyoming.” The play focuses on the remarkable life of Wyoming educator, Vietnam veteran, activist and cross-dresser Larry “Sissy” Goodwin, who died in 2020. UW’s American Heritage Center is among sponsors of the nine-city tour of Hinton’s project.
UW will soon offer a formal training and credentialing program for community health workers in Wyoming, thanks to a $3 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration. Sheridan Media published UW’s announcement.
Sheridan Media also published UW’s release announcing the six finalists for the Sheridan Start-Up Challenge entrepreneur competition. The finalists will present their business plans at Pitch Night, which is scheduled Nov. 1 at the WYO Theater.
Nearly 11,000 pounds of potatoes were harvested from UW’s James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center this season to help feed families facing food insecurity. Oil City News, The Pine Bluffs Post and The Saratoga Sun published UW’s release detailing the program.