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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:
The Casper Star-Tribune was among media outlets citing UW’s survey of Wyoming voters that shows Republican candidates are expected to dominate statewide races in Tuesday’s general election. UW’s School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies collaborated with the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) to conduct the survey. UW political science Professor Jim King commented on the survey. Wyoming Public Radio quoted King about the general election, and Wyoming News Now also interviewed King for a segment on how misinformation is spread among the public during the election process.
Another survey conducted by WYSAC at UW found high public confidence in state election integrity. Sheridan Media published UW’s release on the survey results.
Corporate Knights quoted Jonathan Naughton, co-director of UW’s Wind Energy Research Center, for an article that focused on how the clean energy transition is quietly happening in conservative communities, such as in Wyoming, that have historically been dependent on fossil fuels.
Peabody Energy executives of the St. Louis-based coal giant -- the biggest private-sector coal company in the world -- discussed a potential merger with Coronado Global Resources, an Australian competitor focused on coal used for steelmaking. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch interviewed UW economist Rob Godby for the article.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published a Wyoming Business Report article titled “Telehealth benefits from Wyoming broadband expansion.” Canyon Hardesty, Wyoming Telehealth Network director and associate director of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), provided comments for the article. WIND is part of the UW College of Health Sciences.
Futurity published a University of California-Irvine (UCI) news release noting that UW researchers worked with UCI scientists to examine the chemical processes involved in converting carbon dioxide gas into a solid that could be buried beneath Earth’s surface. Nature Reviews Chemistry published the research paper.
Aspen Public Radio carried a segment on how a subspecies of the cutthroat trout is thriving in the Snake River in Jackson Hole. UW researchers are assisting Wyoming Game and Fish Department personnel by using genetics to see where exactly the fish originated.
Oil City News reported that Sweetwater County is launching a therapy dog program for juvenile offenders. The article noted that a UW Family to Family Health Information Center grant will provide funding for the purchase and training of a dog and its handler.
UW has joined seven other universities in the newly awarded National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Great Plains Hub -- a $14 million, five-year effort to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs in rural, economically underserved regions. Sheridan Media published UW’s release.
Sheridan Media also published UW’s release announcing that a new master’s degree program in energy and petroleum engineering will be the first to offer graduate courses in blockchain starting in fall 2023 at the university.
UW recently created an online database to connect local suppliers with each other to strengthen the local manufacturing supply chain, according to an Entrepreneur article.
Laramie Live published UW’s release noting that Megan McGuffey Skinner is the new Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) assistant director. CNP is a hands-on cooking, nutrition and physical activity program that serves income-qualifying families across the state.
UW held a Spanish Science Cafe recently at the Powell Library, where three UW graduate students presented their biodiversity research in 15-minute talks in Spanish, according to The Powell Tribune. UW’s Biodiversity Institute is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by bringing student research to communities around the state.
Five finalists have been selected for the Goshen County Start-Up Challenge. Wyoming News Now noted that the challenge is a joint effort between UW’s IMPACT 307 program and Eastern Wyoming College.