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Published September 25, 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:
Rocky Mountain Outlook featured the latest elk research from Marie-Pier Poulin, an associate research scientist in the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at UW. Poulin’s study focused on the habitat, migration and Trans-Canada Highway crossings of an elk herd in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park.
UW College of Law Professor Tara Righetti will discuss carbon capture at Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Liskow Visiting Professor in Energy Law Lecture in November, according to LSU Law. Righetti is the Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Policies in UW’s School of Energy Resources (SER).
Windfair published UW’s release noting that a group of UW researchers conducted a study that tested the hypothesis that wind turbine color attracts insects. Insect abundance was highest next to the white, violet and blue turbine mimics and lowest adjacent to the turbine mimics that were green, orange, yellow, light gray and dark gray, according to the study.
The Laramie Boomerang reported that UW President Ed Seidel discussed the final report from the Freedom of Expression, Intellectual Freedom and Constructive Dialogue Working Group at last week’s Board of Trustees meeting.
Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Kevin Monteith, a UW professor and Wyoming Excellence Chair, for a piece titled “Some hunters are choosing to forgo hunting the Wyoming Range mule deer herd after a tough winter.”
The Powell Tribune interviewed Jeremiah Vardiman, a UW Extension educator in Park County, for an article on how local bean and corn crops are on track for an average yield this fall.
UW’s Biodiversity Institute is among partners of the third annual “Creepy Crawly Critters,” a family day dedicated to the strange and wonderful wildlife associated with Halloween. Cap City News previewed the event, which the Wyoming State Museum will host Oct. 7.
The Sheridan Press reported that Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is considering the implementation of private telehealth booths at the library. Abe Lentner, business manager at UW’s Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, provided information for the library board to consider at the board’s recent meeting. Lentner said Talk Box telehealth booths could bridge a number of gaps in access to health care.
WDC News 6, in Washington, D.C., published an article noting that Trisha Martinez, an assistant professor of Latino studies at UW, has been documenting oral histories of families who came to the Cowboy State along the Manito Trail, a corridor now occupied by Interstate 25. She said most came to work and support their families.
The Wyoming Livestock Roundup reported that the UW College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources will host its 40th annual Agriculture Appreciation Weekend Oct. 5-7.
The Sheridan Press interviewed UW entomologist Scott Schell for an article on Western yellowjackets.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle and The Cheyenne Post published UW’s release announcing that UW Libraries received a third round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the ongoing Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project.
Sheridan Media published UW’s release noting that significant increases in transfer and graduate students helped make up for an unexpected drop in first-time students at UW this fall.
UW will host the Wyoming Articulation Summit next month. The event is for individual UW and community college academic programs, as well as advisers and others, to build partnerships to serve students through credit transfer agreements. Wyoming News Now published UW’s release.
Grace Shearrer, an assistant professor in the UW Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, has developed an app that promotes better eating habits, according to Wyoming News Now. Shearrer is currently soliciting feedback from girls ages 13-17 and their parents. WyoToday Media and The Wyoming Tribune Eagle published UW’s release.
Wyoming News Now published UW’s release on SER’s 10th annual Energy Day, which took place Sept. 23 at UW.