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Current Issue: August 25, 2003
Volume 39, Number 3


Lamadrid named Chicana/o Studies interim director

Literary folklorist and UNM Professor of Spanish Enrique Lamadrid has been named interim director of UNM’s Chicana/o Studies Program after being recommended by a consensus of faculty, staff, students and community members last spring.

He succeeds Dr. Eduardo Hernandez Chavez, who recently retired. At UNM since 1985, Lamadrid is a scholar and cultural activist known for his research on mestizo culture, his international field programs, and his community and student advocacy.

Nagel selected Graduate Studies interim associate dean

Elizabeth “Liza” Nagel, Ph.D, has been named interim associate dean for Graduate Studies, said UNM Dean of Graduate Studies Teresita Aguilar.

“Her expertise in grant-writing, project development and evaluation, workplace management, and graduate student mentorship will add a valuable dimension to the operations and initiatives in Graduate Studies at UNM,” Aguilar said.

Peralta to direct engineering diversity programs

Steven Peralta has been named director of Diversity Programs in the UNM School of Engineering.

As director, Peralta will oversee the program’s efforts to recruit and increase the retention and graduation rates of underrepresented and financially challenged students pursuing careers in engineering, computer science, mathematics and the physical sciences.

Peralta comes to UNM from Santa Fe Community College where he directed the computer and information technologies department.