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UNM Accomplishments Chronological (July 1, 2002 - August 23, 2002)

  • Researchers from UNM and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography gained a novel glimpse into fundamental Earth processes after studying a chain of Central America's most active volcanoes. Their research, published in the Aug. 16 issue of the journal Science, gives new insight into the past and possibly the future of elements cycling between Earth's underlying mantle and surface reservoirs such as the crust, oceans and atmosphere. (8.21.02)
  • Ric Richardson, associate professor in the UNM School of Architecture and Planning, has been awarded a visiting fellowship at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. While in Perth, Richardson will also work with the City and Regional Planning Department at Curtin University. He will look at the parallels between Perth's and Albuquerque's citizen involvement and neighborhood redevelopment. (8.21.02)
  • The UNM School of Medicine and Cancer Center received a three-year, $1.12 million planning grant to become one of five major National Centers of Excellence in Complex Biomedical Systems Research. Janet M. Oliver, Regents' Professor of Pathology and associate director for research in the UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center, leads the new center. The goal of the centers is to encourage computational approaches that will deepen understanding of biological processes. (8.21.02)
  • Judy Cartmell, associate controller of the UNM Health Sciences Center, will chair a newly-formed Project Management Team that will implement the financials component of the Electronic Management Information Systems (EMIS) project. EMIS is a University-wide effort to reengineer and automate various University business and administrative processes to make them more efficient and customer focused. (8.21.02)
  • The UNM Foundation received more than $40 million in private funds during the 2001-02 fiscal year to establish a new standard for private giving to the University. The amount was 6.7 percent more than its goal of $37.3 million and constitutes a 13.5 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, which brought in a then-record $35.3 million. (8.14.02)
  • Three new officers have been elected to the UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC) Clinical Operations Board for three-year terms. The officers are: Paul Donisthorpe, chairman; Alberto Gutierrez, vice-chairman and Christina Campos, secretary. The nine-member board oversees the non-research and non-educational clinical operations of clinical facilities at the HSC. (8.14.02)
  • UNM Physics and Astronomy Professor Michael Zeilik received an astronomical prize - the American Astronomical Society 2002 Education award recently. (8.14.02)
  • The Water Resources Program at UNM will soon begin a two-year collaborative program with the Escuela Agricola Panamericana (Zamorano) in Honduras to establish a Central American Water Resources Development Center. The center will create a regional, national and local entity for the integrated management of water resources. (8.7.02)
  • Dr. Paul Roth, dean of the School of Medicine, was recently presented with the 2002 Governor's Award for the New Mexico Emergency Medicine System. Roth was one of the nation's first full professors of emergency medicine. (8.7.02)
  • New Mexico native Andres C. Salazar was selected to fill the PNM Chair in Microsystems, Commercialization and Technology at UNM. The PNM Chair is a joint appointment between the School of Engineering and the Anderson Schools of Management funded by the PNM Foundation to help provide world-class instruction in the commercialization of and advanced training in microsystems technology. (7.24.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/July19pnm.htm
  • Sanjay Krishna, an assistant professor in the UNM Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, received a Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) for the 2002-2003 academic year. ORAU is a private, non-profit corporation and a consortium of 86 doctoral-granting colleges and universities. UNM is one of two universities in the state to participate in the consortium. (7.24.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/July22krishna.htm
  • Jill Morford has been awarded a grant by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Morford, an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics, will lecture and carry out cross-linguistic research on American Sign Language and German Sign Language. (7.24.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/July22morford.htm
  • Political Science Ph.D. candidates Jeff Drope and Christina Schatzman have been awarded highly-competitive dissertation fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Both are advised by Professor Wendy Hansen. Eric Jepsen, also a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, has been awarded Fulbright and Social Science Research Council dissertation fellowships, in addition to an NSF fellowship awarded last year. (7.24.02)
  • Robert A. Ibarra, former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named special assistant to the president for diversity initiatives. He will direct and coordinate the University's strategic diversity initiatives, to include recruitment and retention efforts for women and minorities in underutilized faculty and staff job categories. (7.10.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/July8Iberra.htm
  • UNM is involved in a joint transboundary water quality and quantity monitoring project in the Kura-Araks river basin of the South Caucasus with the former Soviet Republics of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. UNM and the three countries are seeking funding under the NATO Science for Peace Program, which supports scientific research that will foster cooperation among nations. (7.10.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/July3water.htm
  • Gil Berry, associate director of Facility Planning and campus landscape architect, has been honored with the designation, "Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects," an honor accorded very few people for distinguished service to the landscape architecture profession. (7.10.02)
  • Fourteen incoming students, 12 from local high schools and one each from Farmington and Las Cruces, are recipients of the UNM Regents' Scholars, a full-ride academic scholarship. The most prestigious of all UNM scholarships, it is designed to attract the brightest and most talented. (7.10.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/July10Scholars.htm
  • John A. Pieper has been named dean for the College of Pharmacy. He is chair of the Division of Pharmacotherapy in the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Pieper, who will assume deanship on Oct. 1, replaces Dean William Hadley, who retired from the College of Pharmacy after 30 years of service. (7.10.02)
  • The UNM College of Education (COE) raised more than $1 million in private donations for fiscal year 2001 - nearly doubling its goal. The largest donations came from corporate and foundation sources, including the Hewlett-Packard Company, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Intel Corporation, Kellogg Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, Spencer Foundation and McCune Foundation. (7.10.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/July1coe.htm
    Health Sciences Center Director of Public Affairs Sam Giammo has been awarded the Vista Award from the New Mexico Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The award honors visionaries in the public relations field in the state. (7.10.02)

Past Accomplishments:

(July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002)

(July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2001)

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