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Your faculty and staff news since 1965
May 9, 2005
Volume 40, Number 10

In Brief

Participants sought for HACU conference in May

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities will present its sixth international conference, “Technology and Culture: International Convergence,” in Santa Fe at the El Dorado Hotel May 22 -24.

“Our goal is to develop new international education partnerships, which do not recognize geographical barriers in order to promote cultural understanding through our common commitment to educational advancement as the surest path to progress and prosperity for our global economy,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores.

UNM President Louis Caldera will be a featured speaker, along with members of government and technology and educational experts from throughout the world.

To participate in the conference, please visit www.hacu.net or call Eleanor Sanchez at 277-1813.


Popejoy revamps season, offers employee discount

Popejoy Hall’s annual slate of shows will be in mailboxes soon. The state’s largest multi-purpose theater will offer 20 touring Broadway, theater, dance and music programs for its 2005-06 season.

For the past several seasons, many events have been presented under the name Ovation Series. Next season, those performances will fall under the name Popejoy Presents. A subset of Broadway shows will be referred to as Broadway in New Mexico. All others will be Ovation Series.

Faculty and staff who work at least half-time are eligible for half price Popejoy Presents tickets. Employees must purchase tickets for at least two different events. The deadline for this offer is August 26. The half-price deal is a taxable benefit.


UNM ranked in top 25 for Hispanic students

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education in April rated top graduate schools and programs for Hispanics. The source for the data is NCES, Digest of Educational Statistics, 2002-03.

“As the nation’s only state flagship research university that is also a Hispanic Serving Institution, UNM is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of Hispanic students and the nation’s need for increasing the numbers of Hispanic doctors, lawyers, MBAs and Ph.Ds,” said UNM President Louis Caldera.

UNM is ranked among the top 25 for conferring master’s degrees to Hispanics with 60 of the institution’s 424 male master’s students being Hispanic; 109 of the 622 female master’s students being Hispanic. The combined number of Hispanic master’s students, 169, represents 16 percent of UNM’s total master’s student population.

UNM is ranked among the top 25 institutions for conferring doctoral degrees to Hispanics with six of the institution’s 81 male doctoral students being Hispanic; eight of the 81 female doctoral students being Hispanic. The combined number of Hispanic PhD students, 14, represents nine percent of UNM’s total doctoral student population.


Law institute addresses inequality in healthcare

How can racial and ethnic inequality in healthcare be addressed? Find out at the Undoing Racism training presented by the People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond June 4-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Newheart Center.

Topics include the impact of institutionalized inequality on community health, the dynamics of internalized racism and the history of the political and social construction of race in the United States and New Mexico.

The training is sponsored by the Anti-Racism Training Institute of the UNM School of Law. Scholarships are available. For more information, call 277-8771.


Internal Audit has hotline for reporting misconduct

UNM’s Internal Audit Department is distributing information about services provided by its staff.

Look for brochures at distribution locations across campus, or visit the office in Scholes Hall, rm. 305.

A toll free line, 1-888-899-6092, was established by the department to allow employees to report anonymously employee misconduct, potential fraudulent activities and other compliance issues. A third party provider answers the hotline.
Internal Audit also maintains a Web site, http://www.unm.edu/~iaudit/, with information to help employees perform their jobs.


Libraries host 'Tables of Content' fundraiser

Enjoy a thought-provoking evening of conversation and great food and raise funds for University Libraries at “Tables of Content,” scheduled for the evening of Saturday, May 21, in the historic west wing of Zimmerman Library.

The tables will be hosted by local experts such as Rudolfo Anaya, who will discuss why writers are driven to tell stories, or Mayor Martin Chávez who will talk about where we are headed as a community, or Athletic Director Rudy Davalos who will discuss the politics of college sports.

Funds benefit the Center for Southwest Research. Tickets are $125 per person, $200 per couple.

Call 277-7197.