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Published August 28, 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:
NCAR & UCAR News reported that UW President Ed Seidel was among political, science, academic and business leaders who formally inaugurated the supercomputer Derecho at the National Center for Atmospheric Research-Wyoming Supercomputing Center near Cheyenne. HPCwire also published the news.
Kevin Monteith, a UW professor and Wyoming Excellence Chair, was among 10 wildlife professionals awarded fellowships with The Wildlife Society (TWS). The TWS Fellows awards are given each year to individuals who have “distinguished themselves through exceptional service” to the profession and have been members of the society for at least 10 years.
ScienceDaily published UW’s release about a commentary in the journal Science calling for more scientific experimentation to inform natural resource policy. The piece was produced by The Teton Group, an initiative led by Professor Todd Cherry, the John S. Bugas Chair in UW’s Department of Economics, which includes economists from UW and other institutions around the world. Wyoming News Now also published UW’s release.
Beth Venn, executive director of UW’s Neltje Center for Excellence in Creativity and the Arts, penned an op-ed that was published by The Sheridan Press. She wrote that the future of strong creative economies is in smaller communities that can offer artists the level of support that is critical to their success -- and an infrastructure that makes opportunities for creative individuals more abundant and sustained.
UW College of Law Professor Jason Robison’s comments were included in a post of The Eddy, a blog published by OARS. The blog post focused on the future of the Colorado River. Robison discussed the 100-year-old Colorado River Compact and what he sees as critical in writing the next chapter of the “Law of the River.”
WyoToday Media published UW’s release announcing that the university was recognized as one of four winners from across the nation for student recruitment communication -- alongside East Tennessee State University, Mississippi State University and the University of Chicago. Encoura, a national company that analyzes higher education, conducted the survey.
Gov. Mark Gordon will join Megan Degenfelder, Wyoming superintendent of public instruction, and partners from the State Board of Education and the UW College of Education for a statewide kickoff of the Reimagining and Innovating the Delivery of Education (RIDE) pilot program Sept. 18 in Casper. Wyoming News Now noted that nine school districts will take part in the first year of the RIDE pilot program. Jenna Shim, UW College of Education interim dean, discussed Wyoming’s Future of Learning collaborative initiative with Gordon, Degenfelder and Bill Lambert, State Board of Education chair, on the governor’s “The Morning Gather” podcast.
Wyoming Business Report published UW’s release noting that UW’s second annual Black 14 Social Justice Summer Institute grew from six participants in its first year to 24 this year. Three former Black 14 members were on hand during the recent institute as students explored various diversity issues. The article originally appeared in The Laramie Boomerang.
Sheridan Media interviewed Chad Baldwin, UW’s associate vice president for communications and marketing, about the university’s Saddle Up program. In its second year, the program improves on the student experience and helps set a clear path to graduation for all incoming freshmen. Also reporting on Saddle Up were The Wyoming Truth and Wyoming News Now.
County 17 published UW’s release announcing that the School of Energy Resources released a resource guide for Wyoming landowners regarding carbon capture and storage. The publication addresses issues associated with the development of carbon capture and storage technology and explains options for leasing pore space.
UW psychology Professor Ben Wilkowski and colleagues recently published research indicating that both conservativism and liberalism each represent generally desirable “values” and generally undesirable “vices” in the nation’s political landscape. Phys.org published UW’s release.