of Law Professor Tim Canova has been named a 2003-04
academic fellow by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
(FDD), a non-profit, non-partisan think-tank based in Washington,
D.C. seeking to educate Americans about the terrorist threat
U.S. professors received the prestigious fellowship. They arrived
in Israel in late May for an intensive 10-day course, Defending
Democracy, Defeating Terrorism, taught in conjunction
with the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University.
of study features lectures by academics, diplomats, military
and intelligence officials and politicians from Israel, Jordan,
India, Turkey and the United States. It also includes hands
on experience through visits to military bases, police,
customs and immigration facilities and border zones to learn
the practical side of deterring and defeating terrorists.
look forward to taking part in this unique program, and I appreciate
the efforts of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
to study the Israeli experience of dealing with terrorism,
said Canova, who served as a legislative assistant to former
U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas and later practiced law in New York
City prior to teaching.
Canova has also worked as a volunteer on a kibbutz a
collective farming and industrial community in northern
Governor Bill Richardson has appointed Marilyn OLeary,
director of the Utton Transboundary Resources Center in the
UNM School of Law, to the New Mexico/Chihuahua Border Commission.
a commissioner, I will be looking for ways to support increased
trade between the United States and Mexico, to support regional
planning of border water issues and reduce tensions over transboundary
waters, OLeary said.
A UNM research
professor of law, she is also interested in fostering positive
relations between the U.S. and Mexico in the border region.
hope to promote sustainable economic development in the region
and to increase the quality of life of people on the border,
a UNM graduate, joined the Utton Center in 2001 with 20 years
of experience in the public and private sectors in the area
of water and public utility law.
of the Utton Center is to promote equitable and sustainable
management and utilization of transboundary resources through
impartial expertise, multi-disciplinary scholarship, and preventive
appointment was effective in late April.
K. Prinja, professor in the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering
Department at UNM, has been elected Fellow of the American Nuclear
elected to the Fellow grade of the American Nuclear Society
is a huge personal honor, Prinja said. It is a mark
of peer recognition at the highest level and provides a validation
of ones professional work, although it is also humbling
when I look at some of the names that preceded me.
said being elected as an ANS Fellow also honors UNM. What
is really satisfying about this award is that I am being honored
for work done in large measure at UNM in conjunction with, and
this is very significant, UNM students. In that sense, the award
also honors UNM as an institution and directly speaks to the
quality of scholarship at UNM. I take particular delight in
this, Prinja said.
also received the 2002-03 School of Engineering Senior Faculty
Teaching Excellence Award.
joined chemical and nuclear engineering at UNM in 1987 as an
assistant professor of nuclear engineering, becoming associate
professor in 1989, full professor in 1995, and associate chair
in 2002. He also holds extended visiting professorships at UCLA
and Chalmers University, Sweden.
Schamiloglu, Pulsed Power, Beams and Microwaves Laboratory
director and Gardner-Zemke Professor in the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering (ECE), was selected by the City of
Albuquerque as a recipient of a 2003 Good Will Ambassador
was honored at a luncheon in May organized by the City of Albuquerque
Convention and Visitors Bureau.
was recognized for being instrumental in bringing the 2007 combined
IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and the IEEE International
Conference on Plasma Science to Albuquerque (he will be the
General Chair of this conference).
He is also
local coordinator for the 2003 American Physical Society Division
of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting in Albuquerque in October.
contributions were recognized as having a substantial economic
impact for the City of Albuquerque.