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Current Issue: March 17, 2003
Volume 38, Number 16


David A. Bader, assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been selected as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society Distinguished Speaker. Bader is named to a group of about three dozen speakers from throughout the country and will serve a three-year term.

“I am honored that I have been nominated and selected for this prestigious program,” Bader said. “As a distinguished speaker, I will have the support to visit with IEEE Computer Society student and professional chapters and give presentations related to my high-performance computing research.”

Bader said this is an exciting way to disseminate his students’ and his latest results from research sponsored by the National Science Foundation and collaborations with industrial partners such as IBM, Sun and Myricom.

IEEE chapters can request Bader as a speaker at any given time. Bader said he will limit his travel to once a month and will arrange travel only during days when he is not teaching.


Teresa CordovaTwo UNM women were among the ten honored recently by the YWCA as Women on the Move. Teresa Cordova, associate professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, was nominated by Roger Schluntz, dean of the school. Cordova is a leader in Raza, or traditional community planning. She also promotes student involvement in the university’s relationship with Albuquerque’s South Valley neighborhood.

Cordova is the author of more than 40 published works and the recipient of the school’s third largest federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Loretta Cordova de OrtegaAs associate professor of pediatrics, Loretta Cordova de Ortega advances medicine and science as career options for Hispanics and other minorities. Her nomination came from UNM Hospitals

Cordova de Ortega has served as the medical director for General and Specialty Outpatient Pediatric Services at UNM Hospital, and she has been involved in award-winning research efforts. She has also received the Khatali Award for Excellence in Volunteer Activities.

The Women on the Move award was created 19 years ago to recognize outstanding women. Each recipient received a bronze sculpture created by New Mexico artist Betty Sabo.


UNM President F. Chris Garcia has been appointed by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and confirmed by the New Mexico Senate to serve on the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Board of Directors.

A 15-member board of directors oversees the center.


Deborah Kastman
Sharon Steely

Deborah Kastman and Sharon Steely, graphic designers with the UNM Division of Continuing Education marketing department, have earned national recognition from the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA).

The UCEA, located in Washington, D.C., in the National Center for Higher Education, is the principal U.S. organization for promoting standards of good practice and high quality in continuing education programs.

The two will receive an honorable mention for design of the Spring 2003 Continuing Education catalog at the UCEA annual Awards for Excellence for Marketing and Publications held this month in Chicago, Ill.

Steely and Kastman wrote promotional copy, designed supporting graphics and completed the layout and prepress production for the publication.

The catalog, published three times per year, is a 148 to 172 page, two-color publication printed on a web fed press with a full-color cover. Between 55,000 to 65,000 catalogs are published each semester.

The Spring 2003 catalog marked the first of the division’s 75th year and celebrated the theme “A Lifetime of Learning.” The publication highlighted instructors featuring their career biographies and art.
Steely said they designed the catalog to be accessible.


Raquel Montoya-LewisRaquel Montoya-Lewis, lecturer at the UNM School of Law, has been appointed a member of the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education (NMCHE).

Montoya-Lewis, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta, practiced law specializing in federal Indian law prior to joining the law school in 2000 to teach legal writing. She was a law clerk for New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Pamela B. Minzner, 1996-98.

“As a commissioner, I look forward to making higher education in New Mexico accessible to more of our state’s Native American populations,” Montoya-Lewis said. “Once students get to college, I’d like to see the institutions become more responsive to this population’s needs.”