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Campus News
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
January 22, 2004
Volume 39, Number 11

Departments showcase at roundhouse Jan. 26

Faculty, staff, students
and alumni will speak
with their elected officials

By Eleanor Sanchez

The University will showcase many of its programs and services at the New Mexico State Capitol Monday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UNM faculty, staff and students will share innovative, informative exhibits with legislators, government officials and the community.

Approximately 20 departments will participate in “UNM Day at the State Capitol” including KNME-TV, the Manufacturing, Training and Technology Center (MTTC), College of Education’s Family Development Program and departments from UNM’s Health Sciences Center.

Highlights of the day include the College of Nursing’s SAM (Student Auscultation Manikin), a mannequin that allows students learning physical assessment to listen for heart, breath and other internal sounds and pulses.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) exhibit will show a variety of wireless, networked robots.  The setup includes a fairly large mobile robot built by ECE/UNM students and a set of very small robots built at Sandia National Laboratories. 

Faculty, staff, students and alumni will also speak with their hometown officials about the university.

The Associated Students of UNM (ASUNM) and Graduate Professional Student Association (GPSA) will represent students. ASUNM is teaming up with Accessibility Services in support of a UNM special project that shows how software and hardware is used to help with accessibility and independence for students with disabilities.

The UNM Marimba Band and Mariachi Lobo will provide entertainment at the Rotunda during the noon hour. Capping off UNM Day, the Alumni Association will honor the legislators at a reception.

Other departments featured are pharmacy, medicine, law, El Centro de la Raza, Extended University, Maxwell Museum, New Mexico Poison Center, Recreational Services.