Campus News - December 10, 2001
NASA grant supports research assistants
The Center for Intelligent Systems Engineering (ISE) at the UNM School of Engineering has received a $200,000 supplemental grant from NASA to fund four, minority research assistants and to purchase a master robot for cooperative robotics research.
NASAs original 2001-02 grant award to the center for $1 million came in May.
Peter Dorato, director of the ISE center, said the supplemental grant will be used to strengthen the center, which encourages minority students to attend graduate school and design and develop NASA projects.
KNME flips digital switch
Public television station KNME-TV Channel 5 became the first television broadcaster in New Mexico to turn on a digital signal in mid-November.
The flipping of the switch on a digital signal, at KNME-DT (Ch. 35), places KNME ahead of the May 1, 2003 deadline mandated by the Federal Communications Commission. KNME-TV will continue to broadcast an analog signal until 85 percent of its viewers have digital capability, estimated to be between the years 2006 2010.
For more information visit pbs.org/opb/crashcourse.
UNM Foundation ranks along top nonprofits
The UNM Foundation/Development office is noted in the Chronicle of Philanthropys annual ranking of top 400 nonprofit organizations. UNM is listed No. 393, the first time it has earned such recognition.
This is a strong benchmark in the history of gifts and giving to UNM and a great boost to the institutions fund raising operation, said Leslie Elgood, UNM Foundation president.
Non-traditional student information session set
An Evening and Weekend Degree Program information session for non-traditional students will take place Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at Continuing Education.
Advisors from Arts and Sciences and other UNM colleges and schools will be available for consultations. Students can fill out and turn in registration materials. Refreshments provided.
Call the EWDP Office to reserve a space, 277-0896.
MLK holiday Jan. 21
The UNM Registrar's Office reminds faculty and staff that the Martin Luther King holiday is Monday, Jan. 21 a week after the first day of spring semester classes.
Several academic calendars were published listing the holiday Monday, Jan. 14.
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