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Campus News
     
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
June 21, 2004
Volume 39, Number 16

Notables

Anderson Schools donate computers across campus

The Anderson Schools of Management donated more than 55 computers and monitors to various entities across campus to help bring them into line with the university’s new Project LINK finance system.

“The Anderson Schools are providing a big service to the campus through these donations,” said Fred Youberg, coordinator, Project LINK.

Usually computers are gutted of valuable components – hard drives, disk drives and memory – and sent to surplus, said ASM Associate Dean Ken Baker. “We chose to keep these intact and make them available because the goodwill is more valuable than the money we could get out of them.”

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Science article coauthored by Forrest, Balthrop

Computer Science Professor Stephanie Forrest and graduate student Justin Balthrop were the co-authors of Technological Networks and the Spread of Computer Viruses published in the
April 23 issue of “Science.”

The article states the structure of networks affects the rate and extent of spreading of computer infections, just as it does for human diseases.

The authors believe conventional virus suppression techniques are unlikely to be effective for many networks.

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Jamshidi named Academy of Sciences fellow

Mohammad Jamshidi has been selected as a 2003 Fellow to the New York Academy of Sciences. Jamshidi is regents professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Center for Autonomous Control Engineering. The honor is the fifth fellowship in the professional and scientific academies for Jamshidi. The honor will be formally announced during the academy’s annual meeting Sept. 13. Jamshidi is recognized for his work in autonomous control, modeling and simulation.

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Navarro to be honored in Washington, D.C. June 21

Carlos Navarro, writer/editor of SourceMex news bulletin and journalist at the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute’s LADB Latin America News Service, will be honored as one of 30 “Hunger Heroes” by Bread for the World in conjunction with its 30th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C. June 21.

Navarro has been active in advocacy and legislative work for Bread for the World at national, state and local levels for 20 years. For 15 of those he served in leadership roles. Other honorees include Sen. George McGovern, Sen. Bob Dole and musician Bono.

Bread for the World works to end hunger by addressing root causes like the world’s unequal distribution of resources, widespread poverty and disease.

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Fulbright specialists grant awarded to Steinberg

SteinbergStanly Steinberg, professor of mathematics, has received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant in Information Technology. Along with his graduate students he will visit Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in June. While in Honduras he will consult with faculty on creating modern programs in industrial applied mathematics and computing.

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Werner-Washburne honored at White House

UNM Biology Professor Maggie Werner-Washburne was among nine individuals and eight institutions receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring at a recent White House Ceremony.

The Presidential Award recognizes a commitment to mentoring students and increasing the participation of minorities, women and disabled students in science, mathematics and engineering.

For 15 years, Werner-Washburne has mentored large numbers of ethnic minority students, university and government professionals across disciplines.

The annual award, administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF), includes a $10,000 grant and a Presidential commemorative certificate.

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Zuni Cruz, Alcantara earn outstanding women award

School of Law Professor Christine Zuni Cruz and Adelamar (Dely) Alcantara, senior demographer for the UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research, have received the 2004 Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women.

Started in 1986, the prestigious award honors 20 women, selected from statewide nominations, for their exceptional contributions and achievements.

Zuni Cruz, the first Pueblo woman to earn tenure, is a member of Isleta Pueblo. She explores law and culture. In 2001, she traveled to Greenland to help teach an intensive course on international indigenous human rights. She currently serves as an associate justice on the Isleta Appellate Court. She is editor of the Tribal Law Journal.

Alcantara is Filipino and the first person of color to occupy the demographer’s position since it was established in 1975. She advocates on behalf of human rights, cultural diversity, education reform, veteran’s and immigrant affairs. She is the state representative to the Bureau of the Census Federal State Cooperative on Population Estimates and Projections. In 2004, she successfully lobbied for $200,000 to expand her research on population estimates.