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Published August 14, 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:
Western Confluence, a natural resource science and management magazine published by UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute, collaborated with WyoFile on a piece titled “Happy trails? Lessons from Curt Gowdy on outdoor recreation design” that focused on the state park’s fast-growing popularity.
County 10 reported that an Eastern Shoshone Business Council member has asked the state to think about waiving tuition and fees for Indigenous students at UW and community colleges in the state.
An International Construction article titled “How climate change is taking its toll on bridges” cited U.S. Geological Survey research that was carried out with UW and Montana State University. The research predicts that flash flooding in the region will become a more common occurrence. As climate change increases the likelihood of extreme weather events, scientists predict that more bridges stand at risk of failure, according to the article.
Wyoming News Now reported that UW is seeking public comment on recommendations regarding student tuition for the 2024-25 academic year. Sheridan Media published UW’s release noting that the UW Board of Trustees is expected to act on the recommendations from the university administration at the board’s Sept. 20-22 meeting.
WyoFile reported that the Wyoming Energy Authority has recommended two energy projects for $19 million in support from the Energy Matching Funds program. Some $9.1 million would go to the Sweetwater Carbon Storage Hub -- of which UW’s School of Energy Resources is a partner -- and $10 million would support a “nuclear microreactor” effort to assess the manufacture and deployment of small-scale nuclear reactors in the state and beyond.
Tech Inside Out noted that UW’s Ali Nejadmalayeri, a professor of finance, and a colleague are the recipients of an Options Institute MSCI Inflation Research Grant, which is focused on advancing understanding of inflation and its measurable impact on the markets.
UW College of Law Professor George Mocsary, director of the university’s Firearms Research Center, spoke with Cowboy State Daily about “ghost guns,” a term for firearms that people build themselves -- either from materials they already have or kits ordered online -- that do not have registered serial numbers. International Center for Law & Economics published the article. In another Cowboy State Daily piece, Mocsary discussed the legality of a new Colorado law raising the legal age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21.
KUER, a public radio station based at the University of Utah, carried an Aspen Public Radio piece that noted that Roaring Fork Conservancy, a nonprofit that engages in water conservation and quality issues, recently screened “A River Out of Time,” a documentary about the 2019 SCREE (Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition) trip. The SCREE trip traced explorer John Wesley Powell’s journey along the Green and Colorado rivers. Tom Minckley, a UW geology and geophysics professor, led the trip.
Dilnoza Khasilova, a UW Global Engagement Fellow, was among those interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education for an article on global alumni trends. Khasilova started a LinkedIn group for fellow international alumni, building a network of more than 1,000 UW graduates.
Steve Lupien, director of UW’s Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation, was interviewed by Bitcoin News for an article titled “Wyoming is Becoming a Growing Crypto Haven.”
Sam George, farm manager at UW’s Powell Research and Extension Center, told WyoToday Media that it has been a “pretty good” summer for crops.
Oil City News published UW’s release on Chris Bastian, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, who recently was appointed a Fellow in the Western Agricultural Economics Association.
UW is conducting a PATH (parents and toddler health) study that assesses eating and nutrition in 3-5-year-olds. Laramie Live reported that Grace Shearrer, an assistant professor in the UW Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and her team want to understand what strategies and behaviors parents use to encourage their children to eat.
KNEB Radio, in Scottsbluff, Neb., published UW’s release announcing that the second annual Goshen County Start-Up Challenge is underway. The challenge is supported through UW’s IMPACT 307, a statewide network of innovation-driven business incubators committed to growing and strengthening Wyoming’s entrepreneurial community by providing resources and support for founders to thrive. The challenge’s application period runs through Sept. 6.