Emeritus Rudolfo Anaya received a National Medal of Arts
from President George Bush recently. He was one of eight Americans
receiving the award at Constitution Hall.
of "Bless Me, Ultima," Anaya received the award for
"exceptional contribution to contemporary American literature
that has brought national recognition to the traditions of the
Chicano people, and for his efforts to promote Hispanic writers."
Damico, professor of English and director of the Institute
for Medieval Studies, was honored at the 37th International
Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University
for her contributions in the discipline, three sessions - Gender,
Place and Poetry were held in her honor at the event, the world's
largest medieval congress.
Arthur H. Guenther, research professor at the Center
for High Technology Materials, was recently awarded Life Member
status as an affiliate of the School of Optics/CREOL (Center
for Research and Education in Optics/Lasers).
chaired an external review committee, which led to the establishment
of the School of Optics as a formal academic unit at the University
of Central Florida.
McKinney, university planner in the Department of Facility
Planning, is a recipient of the 2002 Heritage Preservation Award
selected by the New Mexico State Office of Cultural Affairs
Historic Preservation Division. McKinney has worked at UNM for
nearly 34 years.
Preservation Award presentation ceremony is scheduled for Friday,
May 10, at the Scottish Rite Temple, located at 463 Paseo de
Peralta in Santa Fe at 9 a.m.
presented annually and selected by the Cultural Properties Review
Committee, are given to individuals, organizations and projects
the committee wishes to recognize for their contribution to
the preservation, interpretation, appreciation and understanding
of New Mexicos cultural heritage.
is really an honor. I am shocked by it, said McKinney.
I have been involved in historic preservation in New Mexico
for a number of years, but to be recognized by the Cultural
Properties Review Committee in the Office of Cultural Affairs
as a recipient of the Heritage Preservation Award is truly an
honor. It really means a lot to me for this lifetime achievement
award as a professional and a volunteer in historic preservation.
Noll, associate professor of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural
Studies in the College of Education, has received the first
Harvey Foundation Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award.
interim dean of graduate studies, presented Noll with the award
during a recent ceremony at University House. He noted the important
role of mentoring for graduate faculty and shared that Noll
was one of 27 faculty nominees.
submitted by graduate students credited Noll with the willingness
to give time, advice and encouragement and the ability to demystify
the Ph.D. process and offer insights into joining the academy
as a professor someday.
includes a $3,000 honorarium and release from instruction for
one course the semester following the award so the recipient
can devote more time to mentoring graduate students.
Rael, clinical nutritionist for the UNM Employee Health
Promotion Program, was recently selected Recognized Young Dietitian
of the Year (RYDY) for 2002 by the New Mexico Dietetic Association.