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Your faculty and staff news since 1965
Current Issue: August 25, 2003
Volume 39, Number 3

Notables

UNM Board of Regents member Sandra Begay-Campbell, engineer and a senior member of the Sandia National Laboratories’ technical staff, has been selected to receive the Women of Color Emerald Honor for Community Service by Career Communications Group (CCG), Inc., publisher of U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine, Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology magazine and Women of Color Conference magazine.

Begay-Campbell will receive the award at the Third Annual Women of Color Research Sciences and Technology Awards Conference scheduled for Sept. 12-13 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Christine P. Sims, faculty lecturer in the UNM College of Education and Department of Linguistics, recently testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. about the need for a training program focused on Native American language revitalization in the Southwest.

The bill, introduced in July, would create a training center in UNM’s Native American Studies Department.

“For indigenous people across this nation, the significance of issues related to language survival are inextricably entwined with cultural survival,” Sims testified.

“In the coming months, Senate Bill 575 will be scheduled for mark-up and at that time hopefully the New Mexico proposal contained in S.1377 will be added on and presented for support among members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs,” she said. “From there the entire bill will need to be approved by the full U.S. Senate.” Asimilar process will then take place in the House

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Peter A. Winograd, associate dean and professor at the UNM School of Law, has been re-elected to a three-year term as member of the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The council is the body recognized by the United States Department of Education to accredit law schools.

At UNM since 1976 and serving the council since 2000, Winograd chairs the section’s government relations committee and is a member of its questionnaire committee. In 1999, he received the section’s Robert J. Kutak Award.

Winograd noted that his activities with the ABA give him a broad view of the issues facing legal education. Helping to develop and apply standards for the approval of law schools has been one of the most interesting and challenging assignments of his career, he said.