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Current Issue: October 14, 2002
Volume 38, Number 7

In Brief

Town Hall on global response to terrorism

Richele 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 at
7 p.m. at the Catholic Center, 4000 St. Joseph Place, NW in Albuquerque.

As part 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.

Eric Sirotkin, lawyer for the international monitor of South Africa’s 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.

UNM hosts Hispano Day

El Centro 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.

Approximately 800 Hispanic high school juniors and seniors from throughout New Mexico will be on campus to learn about UNM’s 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 or two.”

Call 277-5020.

New Mexico economic growth slows

Growth in the New Mexico economy continued to slow during the second quarter of 2002 due to several factors according to the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER).

A weak 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.

Very modest 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.

Linguistics conference draws national speakers

Distinguished 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.

Presenters from across the United States and a dozen other countries will give talks.

Twenty-minute presentations kick off the conference Friday morning at 8 a.m. followed by 10-minute Q&A sessions.

Speakers are scheduled on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Keynote addresses begin at 1:30 p.m. each day.

Visit www.unm.edu/~hdls/conf2002 or call 277-6353 by Oct. 15 to register.

Loendorf to head telecommunications

Paula Loendorf, director of Tele/Video Communications Customer Support at Duke University since 1996, has been named UNM Telecommunications director effective Dec. 9.

Loendorf will oversee planning, development, coordination and management of telecommunications and alarm services for UNM.

Grants available for spring feminist events

The UNM Feminist Research Institute has established a new, small grants program to fund campus events focused on gender, sexuality or feminist theory/practice.

The institute 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.

Proposals (roughly two pages) are due Nov. 1. Awards will be announced Nov. 11. For information, contact the Feminist Research Institute at femresin@unm.edu.

Retiree survey yields HSC prizewinner

Associate 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.

Professor 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 retired@unm.edu.

Mediation course offered

A UNM Continuing Education “Mediator Certification” course will be presented weekdays from Oct. 28 through Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Employees may use tuition remission benefits.

Call 277-0077.