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Current Issue: April 14, 2003
Volume 38, Number 18

In Brief

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 since 1991.

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 at 277-2525.

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 April 25-26.

More than 75 scholars from 10 states will give presentations.

Topics include trends in communication research, technology’s 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 founders day.

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 taosconf@unm.edu.

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 Friday,
April 18, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Keller Hall, Center for the Arts.

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.