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Campus News
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
March 15, 2004
Volume 39, Number 13

In Brief

Parking study begins, forums set for input

UNM Parking and Transportation Services is embarking on a new campus wide parking plan.

During the next several months, Walker Parking Consultants will conduct a study on how to meet increased demand for parking as new construction begins to displace current spaces. The consultants will design new strategies for main/north campuses, Continuing Education, athletics and the Science/Technology Park.

Results of the study are expected by summer’s end. Parking and Transportation services will try to implement some suggestions immediately. To gather input, forums will be held Wednesday, April 21, as follows: • 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 5-6:30 p.m., UNMH Ambulatory Care Center, 2nd floor, 2211 Lomas NE.

• 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.;
1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m., SUB, Scholars Room.

• 7-8:30 p.m., Continuing Education, rm. G, located at 1634 University Blvd. NE.

Awards honor milestones

UNM will host its Annual Service Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 12, in the SUB ballroom. Employees who reached the milestones of 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years in 2003 will be honored. For a list of recipients, visit http://www.unm.edu/~hr/whatsnew/.

ISTEC offers felowships

ISTEC, the Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium at UNM, is offering 60 fellowships to attend two high profile, state-of-the-art conferences in Digital Libraries and Electrical Engineering, taking place in Campinas, Brazil in May, and Cochabamba, Bolivia in June.

Application procedures are detailed on respective Web sites-www.sibd.bc.unicamp.br and http://pasi.eng.usf.edu/index.html, or call 277-2985.

Engineering, AFIT sign education agreement

Leaders from UNM and the U.S. Air Force signed an agreement in March that will allow Air Force officers and civilians to earn advanced degrees in science, technology and management by combining credits from UNM and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). The collaboration is part of an Air Force Research Laboratory initiative to establish the Phillips Technology Institute locally.

The agreement will provide a framework for UNM and AFIT to jointly offer part-time graduate programs - primarily to the Air Force; share distance education offerings and encourage research applications between the two institutions. UNM will further benefit by allowing its students access to advanced courses and research opportunities, previously available only to Air Force personnel.

CIRT announces Web alerts, new email service

CIRT has created a new Web page, http://cirtalerts.unm.edu, for the UNM computing community, which contains urgent and timely information about system issues, network problems, virus threats and outages.

As well, by the start of the 2004-05 academic year, a new e-mail application, Stalker Software’s CommuniGate Pro, will be offered at UNM. 

It replaces the CIRT-developed e-mail infrastructure and Silkymail, the current Web-based e-mail program.

Look for more details in the next issue of CIRT News in early May or at CIRT’s e-mail Web site, www.unm.edu/cirt/email. ¨

College of Education to host 75th anniversary gala

The College of Education “75th Anniversary Gala: Recognizing Excellence” will be held Saturday, May 8, at the SUB. A hosted cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing to the music of Franc Chewiwie and his band at 9 p.m. Monica Armenta, KOB-TV news anchor, will emcee the formal, black tie optional event.

A series of awards will be given to distinguished alumni who have made outstanding contributions to education, along with first ever award of the Chester C. Travelstead Endowed Faculty Fellowship for Teacher Education.

Tickets are $75 for couples and $50 individual. For information, contact Margaret Duran, 277-0835 or mfduran@unm.edu.

Curator gives JAR lecture

UNM alumnus Peter M. Whiteley, curator of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, will lecture on Hopi and Native American culture at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in the UNM Anthropology lecture hall, Rm. 163.

Whiteley is the Journal of Anthropological Research (JAR) distinguished lecturer.

Tingley teams with Hyatt

Carrie Tingley Hospital teamed up with the Hyatt Regency Tamaya resort for the Inaugural Charity Egg-cellent Easter event. The resort and spa donated $10 from weekend room rates to help fund the Carrie Tingley Rehab Garden. The Tamaya pledged a minimum of $3,500 and up to $7,000 if all rooms sold out for both nights.

The Carrie Tingley Rehab Garden, a place of respite for hospitalized children and their families, will be formally dedicated on May 5. Funds raised from the benefit will be used to purchase additional equipment for the garden.