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Published April 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:
Parag Chitnis, UW vice president for research and economic development, was interviewed on Wyoming Public Radio to discuss National Lab Day, which was held on campus last week. The event connected UW students and faculty with energy experts from 17 national laboratories to discuss the different types of energy sectors that could be part of Wyoming’s future. The National Energy Technology Laboratory published a related article.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that UW President Ed Seidel and other campus leaders hope to create an environment of “healthy discourse,” where freedom of expression is allowed on campus. As part of his goals, Seidel has appointed a committee to explore “freedom of expression and respectful discourse on campus.”
WyoFile noted that precipitation and water content in western Wyoming mountains were just above average, while at low elevations, snow depths shattered records, killing tens of thousands of ungulates. Tony Bergantino, director of UW’s Water Resources Data System, was interviewed for the article.
“Think UDL,” the Universal Design for Learning podcast, featured UW’s Zebadiah Hall in an episode titled “Systematic UDL Application in Disability and Diversity Programs.” The podcast features people who are designing and implementing strategies with learner variability in mind. Hall is the vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW’s Penelope Shihab, director of the Wyoming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, about the center’s collaboration with the Honors College to offer a three-week course beginning next month to give those with creativity a chance to turn their ideas into reality.
The Cody Enterprise and The Powell Tribune noted that three companies will share $50,000 in seed money in the inaugural Park County Start-Up Challenge. IMPACT 307, UW’s business development program, sponsors the challenge.
Big Horn Radio Network published UW’s release announcing that eight student-led teams will vie for seed prize money to get their business plans off the ground in the John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition April 21-22.
UW, all of Wyoming’s community colleges and others will share in $26 million in funding to advance the second phase of the Wyoming Innovation Partnership, according to K2 Radio. The program is a workforce enhancement initiative that aims to help Wyoming residents boost their incomes with training and education in high-growth fields.
The Cody Enterprise published UW’s release announcing that Seidel and other university representatives will be in Park County this week for a “UW in Your Community” event. Programs are scheduled at Cody and Powell high schools, and a public reception is planned.
A UW student team’s entry so far is scoring near the top in an international competition to design zero-energy buildings. The solar-powered home southwest of Lander is part of the 2023 U.S. Department of Energy’s 20th annual Solar Decathlon Build Challenge, according to a UW release published by WyoToday Media. The Gillette News Record published a similar article.
Sheridan Media posted UW’s release announcing that the university will offer two new financial aid commitments to transfer students beginning this fall. The Wyoming Transfer Commitment is for in-state students, and the Pokes Transfer Commitment is for out-of-state students.
Alok Vaid-Menon, an American writer, performance artist and media personality who performs under the moniker “ALOK,” is the keynote speaker for UW’S Shepard Symposium on Social Justice this week. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published UW’s release on the symposium.
UW Extension will celebrate spring with a honey-tasting event and educational program in Casper later this month. WyoToday Media posted UW’s release noting that participants will learn about container gardens, growing plants to attract pollinators, honey flavors and the health benefits of honey.
The Sheridan Press published UW’s release featuring the university’s WYDENT program that provides a pipeline for supplying dentists to the state and makes it affordable for individuals interested in a career in dentistry.