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January 17, 2023
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 Leader-Telegram, in Eau Claire, Wis., published an article on inflation that included comments from Anne Alexander, a UW economist and vice provost for strategic planning and initiatives. She said gas and energy prices have eased up, but “groceries and housing continue to be impacted significantly by inflationary pressures.” She noted that inflation in Europe, the war in Ukraine and severe weather events may continue to put pressure on U.S. prices.
Campus Rec Magazine interviewed Kevin Bretting, fitness coordinator at UW’s Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, for an article titled “The Future of Tech in Campus Rec.”
Wyoming News Now interviewed UW President Ed Seidel for a segment that focused on Gov. Mark Gordon’s recent State of the State address. Seidel said the university and the community colleges are working hard to educate the workforce, and they are thinking about not just the usual skills they provide, but also how to apply them and help drive the economy.
UW researchers and partners from the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Corridor Mapping Team recently released the third installment in a series of maps of big-game migration corridors. The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) interviewed Matt Kauffman, a research wildlife biologist with the USGS Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at UW, for an article on how the migration maps aim to inform on-the-ground conservation.
Trina Pfeiffer, director of the UW School of Energy Resources’ (SER) Center for Carbon Capture and Conversion, and Holly Krutka, SER executive director, provided comments for a CS-T article titled “The electricity market is souring on coal. Can innovation save Wyoming’s mines?”
Cowboy State Daily interviewed Karen Bartsch, a UW professor of psychology, for an article on a study that shows climate change fear-mongering impacts children’s mental health. Bartsch said “when it comes to problems adults are concerned with -- whether that’s climate change, war or family financial concern -- it’s best to be candid with kids.” She noted that problems should be presented in ways children can understand and cope with emotionally.
A Wyoming Tribune Eagle article on the launch of the Teacher Retention and Recruitment Task Force noted a 2022 study of Wyoming Education Association members by Mark Perkins, an assistant professor in the UW College of Education. The study indicated that more than 65 percent of teachers would leave the profession if they could. WyoFile published a similar article.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Erin Phillips, a senior research scientist in UW’s SER, for an article that focused on promising rare earth mineral finds at a site in Albany County.
DownBeat previewed last weekend’s Jack Rudin Jazz Championship, a two-day competition at New York City’s Lincoln Center. UW’s Wyoming Jazz Ensemble was one of nine ensembles from college and university jazz programs across the country to participate.
Max Gilbraith, the UW planetarium’s coordinator, spoke with Cowboy State Daily about a rare green comet that has begun its trek past Earth.
The Gillette News Record noted that UW student Gavin Geertson, of Gillette, placed second in the Martin Knauss Experiential Energy Education competition.
Buckrail published UW’s release announcing that the Wyoming Telehealth Network (WyTN) recently was awarded a grant to increase access to telehealth equipment and infrastructure to expand health care for Wyoming residents. WyTN is a project of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, an academic unit in UW’s College of Health Sciences.
The Billings Gazette published the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s release announcing that the department will begin aerial captures of mule deer in the north Big Horn Mountains this month as part of the new statewide Mule Deer Monitoring Project. UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory are project partners.
The Gillette News Record published UW’s release noting that the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database and the Rocky Mountain Herbarium recently teamed up to create a shared online Species Photo Gallery. The gallery features Wyoming’s wild plants and animals, represented by nearly 7,500 photos of more than 1,650 species and taken by over 240 photographers.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release noting that Soo Borson, an internationally acclaimed leader in the study of dementia detection and diagnosis, offers her insights on “Once Again,” the YouTube video channel of UW’s Center on Aging.
The Saratoga Sun published UW’s release announcing that UW Extension will host its 2023 Northwest Crop Symposium in Powell later this month.
The Cody Enterprise published UW’s release announcing that the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network will offer a webinar on planning for a company’s digital future this week.
The Cody Enterprise also published UW’s release noting that registration is open for the UW College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources’ Ranch Management and Agricultural Leadership Seminar Series. The first session will take place in Riverton later this month.