Campus News - January 14, 2002

In Brief

UNM hosts public forum on space nuclear power

A public forum concerning the “Benefits of Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion” will be held Monday, Feb. 4 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Grand Pavilion.

The forum is part of the annual Space Technology & Applications International Forum (STAIF-2002) set for Feb. 3-6 sponsored by the AIAA Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion Technical Committee.

The session will begin with a brief overview of rocket propulsion fundamentals followed by presentations on nuclear thermal propulsion, nuclear electric power and propulsion and nuclear safety.

Following the presentations, the panel will address questions and comments from the audience. Admission is free.

For more information call 277-0446.

Gallup Branch director accepts California job

Robert E. Carlson, executive director of the UNM Gallup Branch since September 1995, has announced that he will leave the position no later than Feb. 1, 2002 to begin work as President of Chabot College in Hayward, CA.

"During Bob's tenure a great deal of progress was made at the Gallup campus," said UNM Provost Brian L. Foster. "This includes significant growth in the branch's physical plant as well as gains in enrollment."

Foster said he will name an interim director for the UNM Gallup Branch in the near future and initiate a search for a permanent director this spring.

Workshop: Get accepted to grad school

A personalized, hands-on workshop "How to Get Accepted to Grad School: A Take Charge Approach" will be offered Thursday, Jan. 24 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at UNM Continuing Education, 1634 Univ. Blvd NE.

Craft your personal statement into a focused tool of persuasion, learn what the admissions committee is really looking for and how to give it to them. Test experts will teach you what to expect on the GRE, GMAT, MCAT and LSAT. Call 277-6216.

MLK commemoration at Alumni Chapel Jan. 15

A Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration Service will be held at the UNM Alumni Chapel Tuesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 1 p.m. A reception follows at African American Studies, 4th floor Mesa Vista Hall.

The annual event is sponsored by AAS, African American Student Services and the Charlie Morrisey Research Hall.

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