Campus News - September 17, 2001
KNME-TV's “UNM Connections” features PPD's Smith
First episode of new season airs tonight
The series UNM Connections returns to UNM's public television station KNME-TV
Channel 5 Monday, September 17 at 8 p.m. with a look behind the scenes at the
nationally-recognized UNM Arboretum.
The series explores lesser known aspects of the states largest University
that are of interest to people in New Mexico. UNM Connections will air once
a month and is hosted by former broadcast journalist and UNMs Director
of Strategic Communications Susan Moczygemba-McKinsey.
KNME-TV kicks off the series with Dr. Gary Smith, the manager of grounds and
landscaping, who will explain his passion and strategy for keeping the UNM campus
green, safe and beautiful. Along the way viewers can pick up valuable tips for
xeriscaping, tree management, lawn maintenance and integrated pest management
in their own yards and gardens.
On Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m., the show will feature the UNM Health Sciences
Center B.A.T. C.A.V.E. (Basic Advanced Trauma Computer Assisted
Virtual Experience). UNM is now training medical practitioners using a sophisticated
human robot simulator that breathes, blinks and has a heart beat. UNM Connections
visits with Sheena Ferguson and Dr. Clark Hansbarger, coordinators of the unusual
learning center, and follow an emergency medical intern to see how hes
applying his training with the simulator on the job.
On Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. find out how UNM launched an innovative program to help freshmen succeed in college. Dr. Peter White, dean of University College and Joel Nossoff, director of New Student Programs share why UNMs Freshman Learning Communities are working so well. Viewers can also follow a UNM freshman as she begins college and explores Anthropology and English with help from the new program.
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