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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:
According to a new UW study, insects are causing unprecedented levels of damage to plants, even as insect numbers decline. Earth.com, Tech Explorist and Devdiscourse were among online science-related media outlets publishing UW’s release. ANI, South Asia’s leading multimedia news agency, Sheridan Media and MSN India also published UW’s announcement.
Texas Fish & Game published UW’s release noting that a collaborative study by the U.S. Geological Survey and UW quantified how mule deer miss out on forage when energy development disrupts their migration corridors.
Washington deer hunting managers added a 24-hour self-service kiosk to their chronic wasting disease (CWD) monitoring efforts before the state’s major hunting season opened last weekend. Northwest Sportsman’s article cited a UW study estimating that CWD shrank the size of one deer herd by 19 percent.
Hamodia quoted UW law Professor George Mocsary, a Second Amendment expert, on an ongoing New York case. Last week, a federal appeals court allowed the state to continue enforcing its new gun law as it considers a lower court ruling that would block key provisions.
UW political science Professor Jim King spoke with WyoFile on the legalities of Wyoming political parties operating their business meetings behind closed doors. The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) also interviewed King on crossover voting in Wyoming during primary elections.
Fred McLaughlin, UW’s Center for Economic Geology Research director, was among speakers at a recent town-hall meeting in Rocks Springs that focused on how Project Bison, a 5-megaton direct air capture carbon removal project in Wyoming, will affect the state. The Gillette News Record published the Rocket Miner article.
The Sheridan Press reported that the state’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Group (CREG) indicates Wyoming’s reserve account may reach a record $2 billion this year due to high oil prices. UW economist Rob Godby, a CREG member, discussed the state’s volatile energy markets.
A project led by Nga Nguyen, an assistant professor in the UW Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will explore using machine learning to optimize the energy storage systems being built alongside renewables, according to The CS-T.
The CS-T interviewed California-based playwright Gregory Hinton about his one-man show telling the story of Larry “Sissy” Goodwin, a military veteran, former power plant technician and retired educator who was a cross-dresser. UW’s American Heritage Center is among sponsors of the nine-city tour of “A Sissy in Wyoming.”
Tyler O’Daniel, assistant director of Manufacturing Works, located at UW, discussed the importance of National Manufacturing Day in Wyoming in a Wyoming Public Radio interview. County 10 reported that local residents participated in Manufacturing Day by touring several Fremont County operations. Manufacturing Works Project Manager Kevin Kershisnik provided a quote for the article.
Cowboy State Daily interviewed UW botany Professor Steve Miller about the dangers of eating poisonous death cap mushrooms, which will soon show up in the state.
UW researchers are collaborating on a Grand Teton National Park project that will restore native sagebrush to help support wildlife migrations, according to a report that aired on Aspen Public Radio.
Hits106 published UW’s release announcing that self-measured blood pressure monitoring kits are available for checkout at the Albany County Public Library, thanks to a collaborative pilot project among UW’s Wyoming Center on Aging and other entities.
UW professors and others will present their latest agriculture-related technology during a Wyoming Farm Bureau Foundation seminar next month in Casper, according to Big Horn Radio Network.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release announcing that the university’s Wyrkshop Mobile Makerspace program will soon be available to rural and remote communities and schools in Wyoming. Residents will have access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) educational electronic tools and equipment.