New UNM regent named
Governor Bill Richardson has announced the appointment of
John M. (Mel) Eaves to the UNM Board of Regents, replacing the
late Donald Salazar of Santa Fe (see In Memoriam, P.4).
In announcing Eaves appointment, the governor said, Mel
is a prominent business and civic leader and an ardent supporter
of UNM and of higher education. He will be an outstanding regent.
Eaves has served as president and shareholder of the Eaves,
Bardacke, Baugh, Kierst & Kiernan law firm of Albuquerque
EMBA program offers staff scholarships
UNM staff may apply for a fully funded scholarship to participate
in UNM's two-year Executive MBA (EMBA) Program offered through
the Anderson Schools of Management.
The application deadline is Wednesday, April 30.
To request a brochure, contact the Management Development Center
Communication meeting explores culture
Scholars interested in culture, diversity and difference
will gather at the 2nd annual Communication and Culture Conference
hosted by the UNM Department of Communication and Journalism
More than 75 scholars from 10 states will give presentations.
Topics include trends in communication research, technologys
influence on communication, and more.
For information on registration and a complete schedule, visit
www.unm.edu/~commcult/ or call 277-5999.
UNM takes part in Celebra event
UNM will showcase science programs during a Celebra La Ciencia
event at Tiguex Park, 1800 Mountain Rd. NW on April 26-27 from
noon to 6 p.m.
The event is part of “Fiestas de Alburquerque (sic),” celebrating
Activities include a chemistry show, demonstrations, solar
telescopes, exploring chimpanzees and more.
For more information call 277-1813.
Taos Writers’ conference set
Registration for the UNM Taos Summer Writers Conference
is now being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scheduled
for Saturday, July 12 through Saturday, July 19, the conference
has been held annually at the Sagebrush Inn since 1999.
Weekend, weeklong, or a combination of workshops are available.
Tuition varies according to enrollment.
The conference is both for working writers and for people
getting started on their writing. Our workshops offer intensive
instruction balanced with ample free time, said Sharon
Oard Warner, UNM English professor and conference director.
Scholarships are offered to help support conference participants.
For information, call 277-6248, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art and war explored April 18
The UNM Arts of Americas Institute (AAI), College of Fine
Arts, will present an afternoon of free performance and discussion
concerning the role of arts in current world affairs.
Arts and the War: What is our Role? will be held
April 18, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Keller Hall, Center for
The event will feature University of California at Los Angeles
Professor A. J. Racy, eminent ethnomusicologist and performer
of Arabic music, as well as other talks and performances.
A discourse for UNM faculty, students and staff will be moderated
by UNM Professor Steve Loza, AAI director.