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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:
Cowboy State Daily interviewed Steve Lupien, director of UW’s Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation, and U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis about the recent major collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
UW Assistant Research Scientist Austin Smith spoke with Wyoming Public Radio about his team being the first group to use NASA’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation technology to get a bigger picture of wildlife in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
In a Cowboy State Daily article about lab-grown meat, Warrie Means, associate dean of UW’s College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources, said those products are not cheap to produce. He said they need a controlled, indoor environment, which requires energy costs.
UW student Hazel Homer-Wambeam, from Laramie, was profiled in Moment Magazine for being the Cowboy State’s first Jewish individual to represent Wyoming at the Miss America pageant next month in Uncasville, Conn.
SciTechDaily published an article on the biological processes that enable tiny creatures known as tardigrades to endure harsh circumstances, including being completely dried out in suspended animation for years. Thomas Boothby, a UW assistant professor of molecular biology, and his colleagues’ findings were recently published in the journal Communications Biology.
Dilnoza Khasilova, a fellow in the UW Global Engagement Office, was interviewed on the “Brite Ideas” podcast to discuss lifelong learning during International Education Week, which was celebrated last week on the UW campus.
Wyoming Livestock Roundup noted that Ramesh Sivanpillai, a UW senior research scientist, is helping agriculture producers understand how remote sensing can benefit their operations through crop and rangeland monitoring.
UW agriculture Professor Emeritus David “Tex” Taylor was quoted in a Sheridan Press article titled “Elimination of federal grazing would have far economic reach.”
Newswires published a joint media release announcing that UW’s School of Energy Resources, the Wyoming Business Council and the Wyoming Energy Authority released a request for expression of interest to solicit input from key stakeholders on direct air capture activities and initiatives in Wyoming.
UW’s Black 14 again collaborated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to distribute 40,000 pounds of food last week to UW’s Food Share Pantry and Laramie’s Cathedral Home. The Laramie Boomerang published UW’s release that noted UW and Cathedral Home each received 20,000 pounds of nonperishable food items for their respective pantries.
The Casper Star-Tribune published results of a Prevention Needs Assessment survey conducted by UW’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center noting that the percentage of Wyoming high school students who smoke cigarettes has declined over the last few years, but vaping among teens has steadily increased.
Lawmakers, business owners and others gathered last week at UW’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center to learn about a range of topics during the Governor’s Business Forum. The Laramie Boomerang reported that nearly 600 attendees participated in panel discussions, presentations and networking events.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that Zebadiah Hall has been appointed as UW’s first full-time vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. He will begin his new duties Dec. 22.
WyoToday Media published UW’s release noting that UW and the Wyoming Wool Initiative launched the state’s first Lamb-a-Year program. More than 140 lambs, 10,000 pounds of feed and cash donations will help UW students learn firsthand about the feeding, finishing and harvesting stages of lamb production.
UW President Ed Seidel and his partner, Gabrielle Allen, will host a Community Holiday Open House early next month at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center for all UW employees and students, their families and members of the Laramie community. Laramie Live posted UW’s release on its website.
County 17 published UW’s release noting that university representatives will be at Gillette College next week for a “UW in Your Community” gathering. Seidel will speak on UW’s collaborative efforts with Gillette College to prepare students for the modern economy and boost entrepreneurism and the state’s economy.