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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:
K2 Radio and Jackson Hole Radio noted that the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is conducting a five-year study on the decline of mule deer in the state. The study’s data will be processed and obtainable through a partnership with UW. Researchers from the university will take the information, analyze it and then return the results to the department.
American School & University reported that UW will construct two student housing facilities on its Laramie campus. The first facility will accommodate about 434 students and have dining facilities for 850 students. The second residence hall will accommodate about 466 students.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release noting that the College of Law will soon undergo an expansion.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education published UW’s release announcing that Zebadiah Hall will become UW’s first full-time vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. Hall, who will begin his duties Dec. 22, is currently the director of Cornell University’s Student Disability Services. The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) published a similar article.
The Jackson Hole Afghan Friendship Circle is fundraising to cover the costs of travel from Iran to Wyoming for an Afghan family of 11 that fled when the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported that the plan is to get the family to Laramie so that family members can attend UW. They will undergo intensive English training with the assistance of the university’s resources.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW’s Shelby Rosasco, an animal science assistant professor and extension beef specialist, on how university researchers have developed a program to test cattle in the region for brisket disease. Cattle in the Rocky Mountain West are more susceptible to the high-altitude disease.
Western Wyoming Community College and Northwest College are working with Sheridan College to offer a software development degree program. According to Sheridan Media, UW is working to create the last two years of a bachelor’s degree program.
The Laramie Boomerang reported that UW administrators are already considering how they can improve the Saddle Up orientation program for next year. The program serves as a comprehensive introduction to university life for incoming first-time college students.
UW officials discussed a draft of the university’s strategic plan at a recent UW Board of Trustees meeting, according to The Boomerang. The trustees provided their feedback on the plan.
The CS-T interviewed UW economist Rob Godby on Jackson’s housing crisis. Godby says the shortage will have a trickle-down effect with housing becoming so scarce that it begins to “choke off” other parts of the economy.
John Koprowski, dean of UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, recently was awarded the Aldo Leopold Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by The Wildlife Society each year, The Boomerang also reported.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release announcing submissions are now being accepted for the second annual Wild and Working Lands Film Festival, sponsored by UW’s Haub School. Sheridan Media also published UW’s release on how the UW School of Energy Resources will launch an undergraduate certificate program in carbon capture, utilization and storage and a land administration undergraduate certificate program.
The Gillette News Record noted that UW President Ed Seidel and Janell Oberlander, president of Gillette College, will talk about collaborative work between the two entities, and three UW students from Gillette also will speak about their experiences during a “UW in Your Community” event Nov. 29 in Gillette.
Jason Robison, a UW College of Law professor, edited a new book that examines the Colorado River system and the Colorado River Compact, a century-old water-use agreement among seven basin states. SweetwaterNOW published UW’s release about the book, which is titled “Cornerstone at the Confluence: Navigating the Colorado River Compact’s Next Century.”