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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:
UW law Professor Jason Robison’s comments were included in a Bloomberg Law article that focused on how tribal water rights will have a significant role in the Colorado River’s future. The article noted that tribes could be entitled to about 25 percent of Colorado River water.
Newsweek solicited comments from Jeff French, a UW associate professor of atmospheric science, for an article about an eerie pink-purple sky that recently appeared above Dallas. French noted that storms tend to travel west to east. He said that, in the morning, the sun is in the east, and reddish-illuminated clouds are in the west. In the evening, the sun is in the west, and reddish-illuminated clouds are in the east.
UW officials recently made multiple capital construction funding requests to the Joint Appropriations Committee. The Laramie Boomerang reported that the Legislature will make final decisions on UW’s requests during its budget session next month.
KUER Radio, in Salt Lake City, Utah, interviewed UW economist Rob Godby on what it will take for Utah to move away from its reliance on coal in the next three years and to move on to renewable energy sources.
An article detailing that Wyoming is the state with the most wind energy in development was published by Internet Explorer Channel Network-NewsExplorer. Godby was quoted in the article. He said the Cowboy State needs to accept that coal is declining and look toward renewable energy sources.
WyoFile published an in-depth feature on how a Wyoming policy touted as the national gold standard for protecting big-game migration corridors has been dormant the last three years. The article noted that UW’s Wyoming Migration Initiative has mapped numerous big-game migration paths in the state.
UW Professor Cathy Connolly, also a Wyoming state legislator, recently was featured in a Wyoming Public Radio segment that noted she was a “trailblazer for Wyoming’s LGBTQ+ community.”
WalletHub interviewed Virginia Vincenti, a UW professor emeritus of family and consumer sciences, on the extent that inflation will affect New Year’s resolutions this year. She also offered advice on the do’s and don’ts of New Year’s resolution-making.
Jerry Fowler, an assistant professor in the UW College of Law, was interviewed by Wyoming News Now for a two-part segment on Wyoming and the cost of immigration.
UW recently received a six-year grant as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence 3 initiative that will support ongoing collaborative relationship-building projects between Wyoming community colleges and the university. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Big Horn Radio Network published UW’s release.
Wyoming Livestock Roundup noted that Wyoming first lady Jennie Gordon touted Food from the Farm and Ranch during the recent Wyoming Natural Resource Rendezvous Convention and Trade Show. UW is among the partners of the statewide program that addresses food insecurity.
UW has joined a dozen colleges and universities across the Northern Plains and the Rocky Mountain West to form a regional technology and innovation alliance that aims to provide lasting opportunities for innovation-led economic growth. Oil City News published UW’s release.
SweetwaterNOW published UW’s release announcing that Green River native John Waggener has been appointed as the new university archivist and historian at UW’s American Heritage Center.
UW Extension recently published a new report that details how cattle ranchers can mitigate multibillion-dollar losses resulting from parasitic horn fly infestations. County 17 and Farms.com published UW’s announcement on the report.
The Sheridan Press published UW’s release announcing that UW Extension recently recognized educators across the state for outstanding service in 2022.