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Published May 22, 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:
Engineering News-Record reported that UW will receive a $40.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop the Sweetwater Carbon Storage Hub in collaboration with Frontier Carbon Solutions. Scott Quillinan, UW’s School of Energy Resources (SER) senior director of research, provided comments for the article. The Casper Star-Tribune and WyoFile published similar articles.
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) researchers reported that developers seeking to deploy advanced nuclear reactors can find high market potential in states with energy-intensive industries, nuclear-friendly laws and widespread social acceptance. Selena Gerace, Eugene Holubynak and Tara Righetti, all from UW’s SER, contributed to the report. EurekAlert! published INL’s release.
Digital Wealth News interviewed Steve Lupien, director of UW’s Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation, on a wide range of topics, including Wyoming’s leadership position in blockchain, the paradigm-shifting nature of the technology and his new mission to educate America’s youth on the future of finance.
Tony Bergantino, director of UW’s Water Resources Data System, spoke with the National Rifle Association Hunters’ Leadership Forum about the past winter’s storms that dropped high levels of snow at low elevations. The harsh winter conditions led to a significant number of deaths among mule deer and pronghorn herds in Wyoming.
A Food & Wine article, titled “High-Altitude Baking and Cooking, Explained: Here’s What Can Go Wrong and How to Fix It,” noted that UW Extension publishes many resources on high-altitude cooking and baking.
The latest campus climate survey shows that sexual assault and misconduct are lower than they were five years ago. The survey demonstrates that the university’s efforts to address sexual violence both on and off campus are working. Wyoming Public Radio interviewed UW psychology Professor Matt Gray, the survey’s co-author, about the findings.
Wyoming Public Radio reported that UW’s Native American Education, Research and Cultural Center recently received the 2023 Outstanding Indigenous Student Support Program Award from the Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community.
Sheridan Media covered the “UW in Your Community” event last week in Sheridan. UW President Ed Seidel praised what the university, Sheridan College and the other community colleges in the state are accomplishing by working together.
Kimberly Gustafson, interim executive director of UW’s Literacy Research Center and Clinic, presented Melanie Hornbeck, an outreach librarian with the Laramie County Library System, with a Carol Mead Leaders in Literacy Award, according to Cap City News.
The Gillette News Record reported that Holly Hink, a pediatric nurse practitioner in Gillette, recently received UW’s Excellence in Nurse Practitioner Practice Award.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Temple Stoellinger, a UW College of Law associate professor and a Wyoming Excellence Chair, on the past, present and future of the Endangered Species Act. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the act.
UW researchers are using light geolocators to track when and where small songbirds are migrating, Wyoming Public Radio reported.
UW entomologist Scott Schell provided comments for a Cowboy State Daily article on brown recluse spiders in Wyoming.
Wyoming Public Radio spoke with UW history Professor Renee Laegreid for a piece on a new exhibition at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody titled “Italy’s Legendary Cowboys of the Maremma.” Laegreid, UW’s Andrew Allen Excellence Fellow in Western History, said that Buffalo Bill Cody traveled to Rome with his Wild West Show in the 1890s and set up a competition between the American cowboy and the Italian cowboy.
The Cody Enterprise reported that Hunter Kindt, a 2020 Cody High School graduate, is one of eight UW students who will participate in the Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project this fall and next spring.
The Pinedale Roundup featured six Pinedale students who placed first or second in their respective categories at the Wyoming History Day competition that took place at UW’s American Heritage Center.
The Thermopolis Independent Record published part of a UW release on education students who participated in student teaching this spring. The newspaper noted that UW student Kee Elder, of Thermopolis, taught in an eighth grade English-language arts classroom in Hot Springs County School District 1. The Sheridan Press noted UW students from Sheridan who taught in their hometown and in Laramie. Wyoming News Now published the full release.
UW’s student-led Ethics Club recently awarded $158,000 to four area nonprofit organizations at a SparkTank event. SparkTank “sparks” the mission of local nonprofits and enriches the college experience for UW students by showing them the power and personal growth brought on by leading philanthropic efforts. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published UW’s release.
The Cheyenne Post and The Wyoming Livestock Roundup published UW’s release announcing faculty and staff members in the UW College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources who recently received awards at the college’s annual banquet.
The Sheridan Press published UW’s release announcing that members of UW’s Model Arab League Club recently participated in activities and won awards at the regional and national levels.
The Pinedale Roundup published UW’s release on a Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network workshop titled “HUBZone Opportunity Workshop: Sublette County” that will take place this week.