of New Mexico was honored in an acknowledgement ceremony
recently by former Okinawan student, Yutaka Miyagi, who studied
at the school in 1950-51.
of the ceremony, which is deeply rooted in Okinawan custom,
two Shi Shi dogs (mythical statues) were presented as a token
appreciation, to express his thankfulness, and in acknowledgement
of his association with the University. Vice President for Advancement
Judy Jones accepted the gift on behalf of UNM.
Perlman, associate professor of Public Administration, recently
addressed the Second National Congress of Political Science
and Public Administration (Segundo Congreso Internacional en
Ciencias Politicas y Administración Pública) at
the National Museum in Mexico City.
Public Management and Institutional Redesign in Public
Administration (Gerencia Pública y Rediseno Institucional
en las Administraciones Públicas), was initiated by Juan
de Dios Piñeda, president of the National College of
Political Science and Public Administration (Colegio Nacional
de Ciencias Politicas y Administración Pública)
of Mexico, who invited him to speak.
is going through a time of deep government transition and things
are more developed and change oriented than they have been in
the last 10 years, Perlman said.
travel was sponsored by the Speakers Office of the United States
Embassy to Mexico. While in Mexico City, Perlman was invited
to the Mexican White House (Los Pinos) to consult
with members of President Vicente Foxs team on government
reform and to work with a task force of the Mexican Senate.
In addition, he gave several other public talks to universities
and government entities in Mexico City and Monterrey.
English Professor Helen Damico was recently notified
that she is this years recipient of the Medieval Academy
of Americas annual award for Outstanding Service to Medieval
Medieval Academy is the premier professional organization for
medievalists in the United States and Canada; its Outstanding
Service award is the most prestigious that it gives.
award befits Helens many achievements during the years
in which she was director of UNMs Institute for Medieval
Studies. Through the award, UNM and its medieval program will
attain a heightened profile at the national level, said
Timothy Graham, director of UNMs Institute for Medieval
will receive the award at the Medieval Academys annual
meeting March 10-12, 2003, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Dante Di Gregorio, assistant professor in the Finance,
International and Technology Department at the Anderson Schools
of Management, recently had an article accepted for publication
by Management Science, a leading journal in the field of management-related
topics including operations research, industrial engineering,
strategy and organization theory.
article is titled The Halo Effect and Technology Licensing:
The Influence of Institutional Prestige on the Licensing of
the author found that even after accounting for differences
in the quality of past licenses and technologies originating
in universities, companies still preferred to license technologies
from more prestigious universities.
finding implies that companies are motivated to commercialize
technologies from prestigious universities not only because
they are likely to generate superior technology, but also as
a result of the halo effect and other benefits accrued
by association with these prominent institutions, Di Gregorio
paper was co-authored by Wesley Sine and Scott Shane, University
of Maryland professors.