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Published May 08, 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:
India Education Diary reported that UW and Cardiff University recently signed a five-year partnership. Collaborative research projects; an annual series of seminars, conferences and workshops; staff and Ph.D. student visits; and collaborative education programs are all planned as part of the partnership.
Yahoo! News published a Frederick News-Post article announcing that Jeff Lockwood, a UW natural sciences and humanities professor, will be the Catoctin Forest Alliance Artist in Residence at Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland May 8-27.
Steve Lupien, director of UW’s Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation, was featured on the Zoomcast “Fintech & Philosophy.” He spoke with Cindy Taylor, publisher and co-founder of Digital Wealth News.
E&E News reported that UW is one of 10 universities that are working with businesses on proposals to build direct air capture (DAC) hubs in the U.S. The article noted that some institutions such as UW and Cornell University hope to lead regional or statewide feasibility studies of certain DAC technologies.
Membrane Technology and Research broke ground last week on a carbon capture test site at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center near Gillette. The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) reported that the company plans to partner with UW’s School of Energy Resources to study injecting captured carbon dioxide into the CarbonSAFE storage project, with the ultimate goal of sequestering carbon captured from Dry Fork Station at a commercial scale.
The CS-T interviewed Jeff Means, UW Department of History chair and an Oglala Sioux tribal member, for an article titled “Racial disparities in Riverton’s arrest rate aren’t being addressed, advocates say.”
UW College of Law Professor Sam Kalen was interviewed for a Mountain West News Bureau-produced article titled “Colorado communities notch a win at the Supreme Court in fight against big oil.” Wyoming Public Radio published the piece.
The Laramie Boomerang featured Paul Street, a Laramie High School math teacher, who will receive an honorary doctoral degree from UW during commencement ceremonies Saturday. Street is one of three individuals who will receive UW’s highest award.
The Sheridan Press interviewed Scott Turpen, interim dean of the UW College of Arts and Sciences, about the university’s Neltje Center for Excellence in Creativity and the Arts. The center will host a public event May 20 in Banner.
Wyoming Public Radio spoke with Thomas Boothby, a UW assistant professor of molecular biology, about how research on tardigrades could lead to more stable vaccines.
Oil City News reported that Finley Klinger and Leah Rose, two UW students from Casper, are Congressional Award gold medalists. The two are among this year’s 26 Congressional Award recipients from Wyoming.
The Cheyenne Post reported that five UW students from Cheyenne recently were inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle noted UW students from Cheyenne and Laramie who recently received awards from the UW College of Business.
In a preview story, KGAB Radio noted some of the activities that were planned for UW’s Fossil Fish Festival. The festival took place last Saturday at the UW Geological Museum.
A new paper led by researchers at UW and Oklahoma State University contends that the federal government’s management of wild horses is doomed to fail without fundamental changes in policy and the law. EurekAlert!, Earth.com and Big Horn Basin Media published UW’s release on the article that appears in the journal BioScience.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release announcing a new state-funded scholarship program that targets those age 24 and older. Kickstart Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship will offer up to $1,800 per semester toward tuition at UW and the state’s eight community colleges. Wyoming News Now, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, The Sheridan Press and The Powell Tribune published similar articles.
WyoToday Media published UW’s release noting that a UW student team placed fourth in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 20th annual Solar Decathlon Build Challenge. The team designed a solar-powered house near Lander.
The Sheridan Press published UW’s release announcing that UW student Chelsea-Victoria Turner, from Cheyenne, recently was named a Udall Scholar, one of just 55 people nationwide to receive the award this year.
The Sheridan Press published UW’s release noting that the UW College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the Wyoming Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi recently presented awards to honor the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff members, and alumni.
The Sheridan Press published UW’s release announcing that a “UW in Your Community” gathering will take place May 15 in Sheridan.
The Laramie Boomerang published UW’s release announcing that the UW Police Department recently moved its headquarters to the university’s new Ivinson Parking Garage.