Hall on global response to terrorism
Keller, diplomat in residence for the United States Department
of State at UNM, and Mark Peceny, UNM associate professor of
political science, will present at a town hall, A Global
Response to Terrorism, Thursday, Oct. 24. The event begins
7 p.m. at the Catholic Center, 4000 St. Joseph Place, NW in
of Worldwide United Nation Day, Keller will discuss the United
States position as it relates to the topic. Peceny will discuss
the role of the United Nations.
lawyer for the international monitor of South Africas
Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Emad Fraitekh, executive
web producer for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs,
will present alternative views to the topic.
hosts Hispano Day
de la Raza and Recruitment Services at UNM will host Hispano
Student Day Friday, Oct. 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at
Johnson Center in the main gym on campus.
800 Hispanic high school juniors and seniors from throughout
New Mexico will be on campus to learn about UNMs application
process and college life. Hispano Student Day at UNM is
a special day for students who often do not have the encouragement
to go to college, said John J. Lopez, committee member
and teacher at Albuquerque High School. It is a day when
our students can get on a college campus and realize that it
is not an insurmountable task for them to be there in a year
Mexico economic growth slows
in the New Mexico economy continued to slow during the second
quarter of 2002 due to several factors according to the University
of New Mexicos Bureau of Business and Economic Research
national economy, numerous layoffs and firm closings and a tourism
sector still impacted by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, are among
the causes of anemic growth. A statewide drought has also contributed.
growth is in store for the New Mexico economy during the next
four quarters, with an acceleration in growth expected to begin
in the second half of 2003.
conference draws national speakers
linguist Dr. Ronald Langacker, University of California at San
Diego, a specialist in cognitive grammar, will be a keynote
speaker at the Fifth Annual High Desert Linguistics Society
Conference Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, at Dane Smith Hall
and the Anderson Schools of Management.
from across the United States and a dozen other countries will
presentations kick off the conference Friday morning at 8 a.m.
followed by 10-minute Q&A sessions.
are scheduled on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Keynote addresses
begin at 1:30 p.m. each day.
or call 277-6353 by Oct. 15 to register.
to head telecommunications
director of Tele/Video Communications Customer Support at Duke
University since 1996, has been named UNM Telecommunications
director effective Dec. 9.
will oversee planning, development, coordination and management
of telecommunications and alarm services for UNM.
available for spring feminist events
Feminist Research Institute has established a new, small grants
program to fund campus events focused on gender, sexuality or
is offering several grants of up to $1,000 for spring semester.
UNM faculty or graduate students may submit proposals. Proposed
events may include, but are not limited to, mini-conferences,
exhibits, speaker or film series, performances, panel discussions
or workshops. Events focused on scholarship, artistic/creative
work or investigations of policy and practice are eligible.
(roughly two pages) are due Nov. 1. Awards will be announced
Nov. 11. For information, contact the Feminist Research Institute
survey yields HSC prizewinner
Dean Emeritus for Clinical Affairs Albert Vogel recently was
selected as the winner of a UNM Bookstore certificate for the
Summer 2002 Retiree Survey drawing. The drawing was held in
conjunction with the recently completed survey of retired UNM
faculty and staff sponsored by the UNM Staff Council and the
Retiree Ad-hoc Committee.
Vogel retired in July of 2000 from the School of Medicine, where
he continues to work quarter time. The Ad-hoc Committee will
have an executive summary of the survey available shortly. For
information, call 277-1532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A UNM Continuing
Education Mediator Certification course will be
presented weekdays from Oct. 28 through Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to
may use tuition remission benefits.