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Campus News
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
September 20, 2004
Volume 40, Number 2


Architecture and Planning faculty receives Fulbright

ChildsMark Childs, assistant professor, School of Architecture and Planning, received a Fulbright to Cyprus for spring semester 2005.

He is the first faculty member from the school’s architecture program to receive a Fulbright.

Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is one of the new European Union member countries as of May.

“Half my time will be consulting with the University of Cyprus on the development of their new architecture department, and with the other half I will conduct research on Cypriot public spaces,” Childs said.

Childs is director of UNM’s Design Planning Assistance Center.


Music Prof honored, featured on new CD

EllingboeProfessor of Music Bradley Ellingboe is a recent recipient of a 2004-2005 ASCAP Award. Ellingboe has received an ASCAP Award each year since 2000.

“I am very pleased and honored to again have my work recognized by ASCAP. I do not take this honor or award for granted,” Ellingboe said.

An independent panel for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers selects recipients.

Ellingboe has been on faculty in UNM’s College of Fine Arts since 1985.

The Santa Fe Desert Chorale has a CD due out in December featuring his work.


Law director appointed to Supreme Court project

Children’s Law Center Director Judy Flynn-O’Brien has been appointed by Chief Justice Petra Maes to the New Mexico Supreme Court’s Court Improvement Project Task Force. For a decade, the task force has been responsible for conducting assessments of state foster care and adoption laws and judicial processes, as well as developing a plan for and implementing system improvements.


Garcia elected NETA chair

GaricaTed A. Garcia, general manager and CEO of public television station KNME-TV, Channel 5, was elected chair of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Board of Directors at their recent meeting in St. Louis, Mo. Garcia will serve a one-year term.

“As a preeminent professional association serving public television licensees and educational organizations, NETA is highly respected as an indispensable asset to our industry. I am honored to serve as chair of NETA and to have the opportunity to work with such an extraordinary group of people serving in our interest,” Garcia said.

The executive committee is comprised of seven elected


Hutton receives award for History Channel special

History Professor Paul Hutton received the Western Writers of America Spur Award for “best documentary” for “Carson and Cody: The Hunter Heroes,” a 2003 History Channel two-hour special, which he wrote and co-produced. He is presently writing two more programs for the second season of Investigating History—“The Mountain Meadows Massacre” and “The Killing of Crazy Horse.” They will air later this year or early in 2005.


KNME-TV earns Emmys

KNME-TV, Channel 5, won three Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy Awards, announced at the 2003-04 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards ceremony held recently in Phoenix.

The winners are: “Songs of the Spirit,” KNME-TV / Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT)/ Brandenberg Productions; Ted A. Garcia, executive producer, in the category Program Achievement - Entertainment Program; “Route 66: The Neon Road,” Manuel Machuca, producer, in the category Documentary Cultural Issues; “Albuquerque’s Historic Railroad Shops,” Michael Kamins, producer, in the category Craft Achievement - Photography - Programs, Documentaries or Magazines.

Additionally, the Chris Schueler / Christopher Productions-produced program “See Mommy Cry,” simulcast by KNME-TV and KOB-TV, won in the category of Documentary Topical Issues.


White House honors College of Education prof

MorenoRoxana A. Moreno received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the nation’s highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. Moreno and others were honored recently at a White House ceremony.

A College of Education assistant professor with the Educational Psychology Program, Moreno was one of 20 recipients - the only in education - nominated by the National Science Foundation.

An NSF press release cited Moreno as an innovative researcher who provides insight as to how teachers learn to apply educational psychology to classroom experiences through technology. She addresses complex problems in Native American and Hispanic student classrooms.


Governor honors Roth

Paul Roth, M.D., dean of the UNM School of Medicine and associate vice president of the UNM Health Sciences Center, has received the prestigious New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award from Governor Bill Richardson. Roth accepted the honor at the governor’s 35th annual awards banquet.

Roth was selected for his contributions to improving health and access to health care for all New Mexicans and for public health advocacy on the national scene. He serves on the Advisory Council to Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson for Public Health Preparedness, which provides input to the secretary on the nation’s readiness to respond to significant public health emergencies, such as bioterrorist activities and natural disasters.

Roth also has been very active in the Association of American Medical Colleges and is the chair-elect of its council of deans. He serves as a member of the association’s executive council.


Sachs’ Web site on healing landscapes earns award

Naomi Sachs, part time faculty in landscape architecture in the School of Architecture and Planning, has won the 2004 Award of Merit from the American Society of Landscape Architects. 
The award is for the website Sachs developed and manages on healing gardens, http://www.healinglandscapes.org

The Web site provides information about restorative landscapes, therapeutic gardens, healing gardens, wellness gardens and other topics related to research-based healthcare design.
Available free of charge to anyone with access to the Internet, the Web site is a resource for people from many different backgrounds and disciplines, including landscape architects and designers, architects, healthcare professionals, students and home gardeners.

Sachs practices in Santa Fe. She is teaching the required architecture site-planning course, architecture 335, this fall.