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UW in the News

December 21, 2020

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:

Wired interviewed economists on gift giving during the holiday season and what constitutes the perfect gift. UW economist Jason Shogren contributed a quote for the article, titled “Economists want you to have the most boring Christmas possible.”

Gov. Mark Gordon cited a study that found a ban on new oil and gas drilling leases on federal lands would cost eight Western states, including Wyoming, $8.1 billion in tax revenue and $34.1 billion in investment in the next five years. UW Professor Tim Considine conducted the study. Energy Now published the article that originally appeared in The Wyoming Tribune Eagle and The Gillette News Record. Sputnik International, Deseret News, Natural Gas Intelligence, The Salt Lake Tribune and Oil and Gas 360 published similar articles.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that the UW Board of Trustees approved a spring 2021 semester plan that includes a mix of in-person and online classes, and a spring break. Wyo4News and Wyoming News Now published UW’s release on the schedule.

A large majority of Wyoming residents believe UW provides strong undergraduate education, prepares students to participate in the state’s workforce, and is an appealing place for Wyoming students to attend college. Sheridan Media and KGAB Radio were among media outlets publishing UW’s survey results. and Wyoming News Now were among media outlets that published UW’s release announcing that students will receive a $141.17 refund of some of their student fees for the just-completed fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UW-National Park Service Research Center, located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park, will not open this summer because of ongoing renovations to the site, The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported.

Inside Higher Ed noted that UW and the John P. Ellbogen Foundation have established the John P. “Jack” Ellbogen Deanship for the College of Education.

A plan to protect Wyoming bats from a potentially deadly fungal disease has been updated, in part, through the efforts of the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, located at UW. The Gillette News Record published UW’s release on the study.

Wyoming News Now and Buckrail published UW’s release announcing that the UW Geological Museum is among a select number of museums in the nation chosen by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to help develop a new digital learning platform called Museums for Digital Learning.

A collaboration with UW and Laramie Main Street Alliance to create “Cowboy Cash” that put CARES Act money in the hands of students to spend specifically on downtown businesses was cited in a Wyoming Public Media story.

The Sheridan Press reported that four local students in UW’s medical education program recently participated in three workshops/clinics that provided training in ultrasound, suturing and casting.

UW’s meats judging team placed high in several competitions throughout the region during the just- completed semester. Hits 106 published UW’s release.

Wyoming Public Radio interviewed Seth Ward, a UW religious studies senior lecturer, about the annual celebration of Hanukkah, especially during the ongoing pandemic.

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