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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 will receive $120 million to complete long-planned construction projects, and many UW employees will receive pay raises because of action by the Wyoming State Legislature. The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) detailed how UW will use the money. The Wyoming Truth published a similar article.
The CS-T featured Thomas Boothby, a UW assistant professor of molecular biology, and his latest tardigrade research that has led to a breakthrough that could eventually make life-saving treatments available to people where refrigeration is not possible.
UW was ranked 14th nationally on Best Accredited Colleges’ top 50 list of “Best Bachelor’s of Finance Degrees.” Among criteria used were tuition costs, acceptance and graduation rates, financial aid, and placement and career services.
The CS-T reported that Gov. Mark Gordon last week convened a public meeting in Pinedale to discuss heavy wildlife loss due to harsh winter conditions the last few months. UW’s Kevin Monteith, a Wyoming Excellence Chair, was among the speakers offering information.
Kristi Hansen, a UW associate professor of agricultural and applied economics, was interviewed by the Public Policy Institute of California about an innovative pilot program that is finding new ways to save water in a parched Colorado River Basin.
Sheridan Media reported that UW’s School of Computing is one of three entities that will host the second annual Wyoming Computer Science Education Conference for the state’s computer science educators this summer in Sheridan. Sheridan Media also published UW’s release noting that the university’s Data Science Center is relocating to the new School of Computing.
Rhiannon Jakopak, a UW assistant research scientist, offered comments for a High Country News article titled “A deadly disease stalks deer and elk. Do predators help or hurt?” Jakopak studies chronic wasting disease in mule deer.
KUNC carried a Wyoming Public Radio story, produced by the Mountain West News Bureau, in which UW alumna Caitlin Long discussed how Wyoming still wants the cryptocurrency industry’s business even though it has been a tough year for crypto. Long helped to champion many cryptocurrency laws in the Cowboy State.
UW student Jacob Schneider, of Cincinnati, Ohio, created a modeling story map to help Williams, an energy infrastructure company, identify the best site for the possible location of a hydrogen electrolysis plant in Wyoming. FuelCellsWorks published UW’s release.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published UW’s release announcing that a 15-member UW contingent attended the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence in Washington, D.C., to learn the latest technology developments.