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Published April 24, 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 Casper Star-Tribune reported that UW is among Wyoming’s top education leaders who have agreed to collaborate on pilot projects to kickstart the remaking of the state’s K-12 education system. UW is collaborating with the Wyoming State Board of Education, the Wyoming Department of Education and Gov. Mark Gordon’s office to transition education in Wyoming toward a system that is centered on individual student progress rather than seat time.
Thirty-two participants from U.S. universities and colleges, including UW, will travel to Israel for the 2023 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, according to a release published by Jewish News Syndicate. The program aims to link scholars from diverse disciplines with their Israeli counterparts at major institutions to help to initiate exchanges and collaborations.
A recently released report found that the direct value added annually to the state’s economy by hospitals and nursing homes is nearly $2.6 billion. The analysis was commissioned by the Wyoming Hospital Association and was conducted independently by UW’s Center for Business and Economic Analysis in 2022, according to The Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
KUNC carried a Mountain West News Bureau-produced story that featured several Mountain West schools, including UW, that competed in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. The competition gives teams two years to design and build zero-energy homes powered by renewables.
UW’s Kevin Monteith, a Wyoming Excellence Chair, was interviewed for a WyoFile piece that focused on elk and deer herds in the Little Mountain area in southwestern Wyoming. Preliminary data from an intensive research project show that the closer deer live to elk, the skinnier they get on average.
UW College of Law Professor George Mocsary discussed the Second Amendment on the “Cowboy State Politics” podcast. Mocsary, the co-founder of UW’s Firearms Research Center, is one of the foremost Second Amendment experts in the nation.
Cowboy State Daily reported that Nicholas Johnson, Fordham University Second Amendment scholar, spoke recently at UW’s Firearms Research Center. He said gun control laws exacerbate racial bias in the criminal justice system.
WyoFile featured Wyoming Rail Yard, a UW student-led business that provides terrain parks to the underserved skiers and snowboarders of Wyoming. Dayton Hammel, a UW junior from Parker, Colo., was among eight finalists in UW’s John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition last week.
UW’s Dan McCoy spoke with Wyoming Public Radio about last week’s Intertribal Tourism Summit on the Wind River Indian Reservation. McCoy is the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality Initiative interim director.
WBEN 930 AM, in Buffalo, N.Y., reported that college students from Buffalo State University and UW shared their thoughts on the importance of deep learning and education of Black history and Africana studies during a recent Zoom conference. The discussion was held nearly one year after 10 Black residents were killed in a Buffalo grocery store.
County 10 published UW’s release noting that several Lander Middle School students visited the Wyoming Infrared Observatory, the 42-foot dome that houses UW’s 25-ton telescope and its 92-inch-diameter mirror.
The Cheyenne Post published UW Extension’s release detailing a free online guide that outlines best practices for chicken care and management for raising backyard chickens.