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Current Issue:  March 25, 2002
Volume 37, Number 17


Two UNM faculty and two staff were honored at the recent YWCA’s Women on the Move Awards banquet.

The YWCA of Middle Rio Grande established the awards program in 1985 to recognize women who make significant contributions to their community, businesses and organizations.

Nancy Uscher, Ph.D., associate provost for Academic Affairs and music professor, Mary Lipscomb, M.D., chair of the Department of Pathology, are among 10 women receiving the award.

Among the 74 nominees, also recognized at the event, is Susan Harrison-Salt, director of Emergency Services for the UNM Hospital, and Denise Wheeler, program manager for the Center on Alcohol and Substance Abuse and Addiction.

Uscher, nominated by Terry Crowe, Ph.D., director of Occupational Therapy in the School of Medicine, joined UNM as professor of music in 1992. She has served as chair of the Dept. of Music and associate dean and acting dean of University College.

Lipscomb, nominated by the UNM Health Sciences Center, has led the Pathology Department since 1994. She increased national funding for research in cancer, asthma, emerging infections and bioterrorism defense.


Department of Philosophy Chair Russell Goodman recently published an entry on Ralph Waldo Emerson in the on-line Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The encyclopedia is a reference work of entries maintained by experts in the field. “It’s been an honor to be selected to write this entry,” said Goodman. “I did one last year on the American philosopher William James. It provides me a chance to reach a wider audience than I do with my books and articles.

“In the last five months alone, my James entry was accessed almost 6,000 times; and in the six weeks since my Emerson entry appeared on line, more than 1,200 people have read it,” he said.

Contributions to the encyclopedia are solicited by invitation from a member of the board of editors. Goodman’s Emerson entry can be accessed at: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/.


Jose Rivera, special assistant to the vice provost for Research and associate professor in the School of Public Administration, is quoted in the February 2002 issue of Smithsonian magazine. The article, “Digging Ditches,” is about acequias in New Mexico. In the article, Rivera says acequias were usually the first things built in any new Spanish settlement, even before churches.


The ATR Institute (ATRI), a transportation research organization at the UNM, has been recognized for its best practices in communicating science and technology to the public by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The ATRI was chosen for its project, the Transportation Resource Exchange Center (T-REX) website and virtual library, www.trex-center.org. T-REX is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Natl. Transportation Program.