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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:
Environmental News Network published UW’s release noting that a rare species of sagebrush found only in southeast Wyoming survives primarily through pollination by bees. Madison Crawford, a recent UW master’s degree recipient from Newcastle, led the new research on the Laramie chickensage.
Ramesh Sivanpillai, a senior research scientist in the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center at UW, was tapped by the International Charter Space and Major Disasters to be the project manager for its Hurricane Fiona response efforts in the Dominican Republic, according to The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T). The U.S. Geological Survey initiated the response and nominated Sivanpillai as the project manager, according to UW’s media release.
Front Line Genomics and ScienceDaily featured tardigrades -- also known as water bears -- and the advanced research on the microscopic creatures being conducted by UW molecular biology Assistant Professor Thomas Boothby.
In a CS-T article, republished in The Laramie Boomerang, UW’s Matt Kauffman, unit leader of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, talked about his area’s migration research for an article that focused on the state being a migration research leader.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle carried a Billings Gazette article that cited UW’s Wyoming Migration Initiative’s studies into wildlife migration patterns. The article noted that the studies informed a recently published report highlighting the importance of wildlife corridors in the western U.S.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide published a story about the purported sighting of 12 wolverines at one location in the Tetons this year. The article includes comments from Joe Holbrook, an assistant professor in UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. Holbrook expressed skepticism at the report.
In another Jackson Hole News & Guide article, Lusha Tronstad, lead invertebrate zoologist with the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database at UW, was quoted about the decline of the Teepe Glacier in Grand Teton National Park. Tronstad studies insects that live in alpine streams fed by glaciers.
Cowboy State Daily included comments from UW economist Rob Godby for an article that focused on Gov. Mark Gordon’s working group that came up with proposals for actions the state could take to ease the pain at the pump for Wyoming consumers.
Luke Wilde, a doctoral student in the Kauffman Lab of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at UW, talked with Cowboy State Daily about Deer 255, a mule deer doe that continues to break migration records. Greg Nickerson, an associate research scientist in the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, also was interviewed.
K2 Radio reported on the Wyoming Department of Education’s Wyoming Teacher Apprenticeship Initiative. Mentors for the teachers will be trained through the 18-month-long Wyoming Teacher-Mentor Corps program, an initiative led by the UW College of Education.
UW student Hazel Homer-Wambeam, from Laramie, who is Jewish, will discuss her journey to being selected as Miss Wyoming. She will be interviewed online for a segment titled “Jewish Miss Wyoming’s Fight Against Antisemitism” in a program next month hosted by American Jewish University.
The American Law Institute (ALI) recently announced that it has elected 32 new members -- including UW College of Law Professor Jacquelyn Bridgeman. She also is the director of UW’s School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice. ALI is a private, independent, nonprofit organization that publishes guidelines to “further its mission to clarify, modernize and improve the law to promote the better administration of justice.”
UW’s Mark Clementz, a paleobiology professor, commented in a widely published article about a giant, hairy blob of a sea creature that washed up recently on a beach in Oregon. Based on the photos, Clementz surmised that the blob was a decomposing baleen whale carcass, according to Outdoors and Nature World News.
The Powell Tribune noted the UW American Heritage Center’s archive explaining how the Great Western Sugar Co. in Lovell used the newspaper in the 1920s to address Mexican field workers in their native tongue. At that time, The Powell Tribune published a special section printed entirely in Spanish, the article noted.
Laramie Live published UW’s release noting that the annual community Safe Treat will return to campus Thursday, Oct. 27.
UW’s student-led Ethics Club is accepting nominations for SparkTank, a College of Business initiative that awards funds to local nonprofit organizations. The Laramie Boomerang published UW’s release about the program, noting that the nomination deadline is Nov. 16.
The Sheridan Press interviewed UW’s Eric Webster, the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station director, for an article on precision technology, which experts say is the future of agriculture, especially as producers face a challenging economic future due to drought and water shortages.
UW plant sciences Professor Andrew Kniss was quoted in a Genetic Literacy Project piece focusing on herbicide-resistant weeds often referred to as “superweeds.”
KIDK-TV, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, noted that UW is among collaborators in a Utah State University-led project that is introducing a new niche agricultural industry to the Intermountain West -- locally sourced maple and boxelder syrup.