Science Department doctoral candidates Nancy Carrillo and
Douglas Hecock have been awarded National Science Foundation
are awarded based on the research proposals technical
creativity and the projects educational impact and potential
awards provide $10,000 each to cover direct research costs
related to dissertation projects. They are the most prestigious
awards available to graduate students in the political science
discipline, said Ken Roberts, department chair.
research, directed by UNM Political Science Professor Lonna
Atkeson, is focused on community organization and political
is directing Hecocks research on sub-national education
policy reform in Mexico. Hecock is also the recipient of
an International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship from
the Social Science Research Council.
Athletic Director Rudy Davalos is among the 101 most
influential minorities in sports reported in the May 5 issue
of Sports Illustrated (SI).
cites Davalos oversight of 21 sports programs, $20 million
budget and fundraising capabilities that bring in more than
$6 million annually.
ranked 94, is a San Antonio native and son of Mexican-born parents
and one of six athletic directors on the list.
said the recognition comes to UNM because of its diversity.
The Sports Illustrated story indicates that even a few years
ago there would not have been 101 influential minorities in
sports. The article states that the people on the list are reshaping
the sports industry and opening doors through which others will
one on the SI list is Robert Johnson, owner of the new Charlotte,
N.C. professional expansion basketball team. Second is golfer
hope that the list will be an inspiration to young people of
all backgrounds to pursue their goals, said Davalos.
of Architecture and Planning Professors Chris Wilson and
Christopher Mead were lead off speakers for the three-day
annual statewide conference of the New Mexico Heritage Preservation
Alliance, held recently in Albuquerque.
their talks were Reconceiving the Past in the Present
and Preserving the Present, within the broader topic
theme History in the Present Tense...Challenges for the