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Published September 11, 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:
UW College of Law Professor Sam Kalen was interviewed by Bloomberg Law on the White House’s plan to cancel Alaska’s oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and block oil and gas development across a vast swath of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
Utah Business reported on UW research for an article titled “The case for reinventing the coal industry.” The article noted that UW researchers recently began testing a coal-derived soil amendment that could allow the soil to retain more water and increase plant growth.
A recent wave of carbon dioxide injection well permits will bring either a boon of low-carbon energy or a diversion from renewable energy efforts, according to WyoFile. The in-depth article noted that one such project -- the Sweetwater Carbon Storage Hub -- is led by UW’s School of Energy Resources.
Atlas Obscura reported that a female archaeologist is challenging the idea of men as hunters and women as gatherers in a new study. UW anthropology Assistant Professor Randy Haas, who was not part of the study, offered comments. He conducted his own research on the subject in Peru.
A publication titled “2023 Supplement for Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights, and Policy” was recently published. Reason reported that UW College of Law Professor George Mocsary was among authors of the publication that provides an update on the legal developments on the right to arms in the past two years.
Newswise published a CFES Brilliant Pathways release about a recent retreat the organization hosted to discuss new strategies that are needed to keep up with post-pandemic changes and prepare students for education and the workplace. UW College of Education Professor Alan Buss attended the meeting and was quoted in the release.
Matt Kauffman, from the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at UW, was a featured speaker and spoke about mule deer migration in the state. Sheridan Media reported that Kauffman’s talk was part of the third annual SCLT In Bloom fundraiser held at Sheridan College.
The Laramie Boomerang reported that UW President Ed Seidel spoke on issues pertaining to the university and its goals during a State of the University address last week in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.
UW will take part in National Public Lands Day Sept. 23, according to a Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails release published by The Cheyenne Post. In partnership with UW, participants will help build and decorate items for Wyoming State Parks’ Laramie District’s interpretive programming such as bird boxes, bat houses and bee bungalows.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release announcing that firearms historian Ashley Hlebinsky is the first executive director of the Firearms Research Center, housed at UW’s College of Law.
UW’s College of Business and Center for Professional Selling are collaborating with Tyson Group for a two-day Selling Skills Boot Camp next week, according to a release posted by Small Business News Watch. The camp is an opportunity to enhance participants’ selling skills while paving the way for future career success.
Wyoming Public Radio reported that UW student Kira Dawn, an English literature major and music minor, won the state’s singer-songwriter competition in Ten Sleep over Labor Day weekend.