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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 NCAA announced last week that UW’s Black 14 players -- who were dismissed from the Cowboys football team in 1969 -- have been selected to receive the organization’s 2023 Inspiration Award. The award will be presented to the surviving members next month at the national convention in San Antonio, Texas. The Casper Star-Tribune, KGAB Radio, Big Horn Radio Network and WyoSports also published similar articles.
UW announced last week the launch of the Neltje Center for Excellence in Creativity and the Arts that will distinguish the university as a leader in the education and development of visual, literary and performing artists and as a catalyst for Wyoming’s creative economy. The Sheridan Press published a similar article.
Cowboy State Daily noted that Gov. Mark Gordon’s proposed $354 million supplemental budget includes an increase of $14.7 million to UW’s School of Energy Resources budget. In a related Laramie Boomerang budget article, UW President Ed Seidel told legislators UW will focus on gaining funding to build its programs and support the employees running them.
Aspen Public Radio carried a broadcast detailing how climate change has affected the Cassia Crossbill, a bird only found in Idaho. UW zoology and physiology Professor Craig Benkman, who has been studying the rare species since 1996, was interviewed for the piece.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW Associate Professor Guanglong He about his research that indicates vaping can cause cardiac failure.
UW Professor Tom Minckley was interviewed by Cowboy State Daily about how Wyoming may not be able to avoid a potential “doomsday” Colorado River crisis caused by prolonged drought along the river through Western states.
Big Horn Radio Network, Sheridan Media and County 10 published UW’s release featuring a solar-powered home that is being built 10 miles southwest of Lander. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home represents the entry by a team of university students in an international competition to design zero-energy buildings.
Individual and team winners were presented awards during the Wyoming High School Student Press Association conference that was held for the first time at UW last month. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published UW’s media release.
In Profile Daily, an independent newspaper, featured UW’s Wellness Center -- located in the Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center -- that offers many free wellness programs for students and faculty.
Whit Stewart, UW Extension sheep specialist, spoke with Wyoming Public Radio about the university’s Lamb-a-Year program that is designed to give students hands-on experience with raising lambs and to provide Wyoming producers with valuable knowledge about lamb production in the state.
The Rocket Miner published an article noting that self-measured blood pressure monitoring kits are now available for checkout at the Sweetwater County Library System. UW’s Wyoming Center on Aging is among the collaborators of the pilot project.