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UNM Accomplishments Chronological (July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003)

  • Kimberly Leslie, professor and chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the Reproductive Molecular Biology Laboratory in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, has been named to the National Institutes of Health Reproductive Endocrinology Study Section. (6.25.03) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=1782
  • Psychology Professor Harold Delaney is one of 24 recipients of the first research grants awarded for scientific studies on the phenomena of spiritual transformation through the Metanexus Institute's ground-breaking Spiritual Transformation Scientific Research Program. Delaney received the grant for his studies on "Antecedents of Transformation: Spiritual Formation." (6.25.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-06-20delaney.htm
  • Cheryl L. Willman, director of the Cancer Research and Treatment Center (CRTC), and Robert Hromas, deputy director for clinical services and clinical investigations at the CRTC, have been named to the National Institutes of Health Hematopoiesis Study Section. (6.25.03) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=1777
  • The Design Planning Assistance Center in the School of Architecture and Planning will receive an award from the Congress for New Urbanism for work on the Dona Ana Plaza Plan. The plaza project is one of 15 award winners selected from 169 international submissions. (6.18.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-06-18dona.htm
  • Mechanical Engineering Professor Ken Christensen was one of 24 recipients nationwide of the 2003 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). The awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions and are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty resulting in new funding opportunities. (6.11.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-06-10christensen.htm
  • The Health Sciences Center (HSC) was selected as a research partner by Chemical Diversity Labs, Inc. (CDL) in an innovative collaboration to discover drugs that could be effective against a variety of diseases. CDL chose the HSC to help the University validate its technology called HyperCytTM. (6.11.03) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=1746
  • The City of Albuquerque selected Edl Schamiloglu as recipient of a 2003 Good Will "Ambassador Award." Schamiloglu is the director of the Pulsed Power, Beams and Microwaves Laboratory and a Gardner-Zemke Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Schamiloglu's contributions were recognized as having a substantial economic impact for the City of Albuquerque. (6.4.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-05-30schamiloglu.htm
  • Rita Martinez-Purson was appointed dean of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Services. (6.4.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-05-30cedean.htm
  • The New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Council named Ken Miller, associate dean for research and clinical scholarship and College of Nursing professor, as president of the council. Miller served the past two years as president-elect of the organization and will serve as president for two years. (6.4.03) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=1743
  • Tim Canova, professor, School of Law, is one of 20 U.S. professors named a 2003-04 academic Fellow by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a non-profit, non-partisan group based in Washington, D.C. seeking to educate Americans about the terrorist threat to democracy. (5.21.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-05-15canova.htm
  • Marilyn O'Leary, director of the Utton Transboundary Resources Center in the School of Law, was appointed to the New Mexico/Chihuahua Border Commission by Governor Bill Richardson. (5.21.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-05-15oleary.htm
  • The American Nuclear Society (ANS) elected Anil K. Prinja, professor in the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department, an ANS Fellow. Additionally, Prinja also received the 2002-03 School of Engineering Senior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. (5.14.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-05-13prinja.htm
  • The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education rates UNM 16th or higher for awarding degrees to Hispanic students from bachelor to doctoral levels in the magazine's May 5 issue, "Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics." (5.14.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-05-09rankings.htm
  • A Memo of Understanding between the UNM Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has been signed formalizing their joint initiative to promote science and technology in developing countries. (5.14.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-05-13istec.htm
  • The Health Sciences Center announced the recipients of its 2003 Community Partnership Awards. Recipients include: Cornerstone Award - Maralyn Budke; Philanthropy Award - Milton Rosenbaum, M.D., and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; Pathways Award - Rep. Henry "Kiki" Saavedra; Corporate Support Award - Pfizer; Building Bridges Awards - Jonathan Abrams, M.D., and Duke City Civitans. (5.14.03) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=1657
  • Sports Illustrated honored Athletics Director Rudy Davalos among 101 most influential minorities in sports. Ranked 94th on the list, Davalos was one of six athletics directors on the list. The article cited Davalos' oversight of 21 sports programs and fundraising capabilities that bring in more than $6 million annually. (5.7.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-05-02davalos.htm
  • More than 275 employees with 15 years of service or more were honored at the Human Resources 22nd Annual Service Recognition Program held recently at the Continuing Education Center Auditorium. (5.7.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/03-04-28/recognition.htm
  • The National Science Foundation has awarded $10,000 dissertation fellowships to Political Science Department Ph.D. candidates Nancy Carrillo and Douglas Hecock. The awards are the most prestigious available to graduate students in the political science discipline. Fellowships are awarded based on the research proposal's technical creativity and the project's educational impact and potential benefit to society. (5.7.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-05-07nsf.htm
  • Twelve educators will be honored by the Center for Scholarship, Teaching and Learning (CASTL) with Teacher of the Year awards in three categories including Outstanding Teachers of the Year, Adjunct Teachers or Lecturers of the Year and Outstanding Teaching Assistants of the Year. (4.30.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-04-29castl.htm
  • UNM Retiree Association members at their first meeting yesterday named a board of directors. They are: Scott Alley, Fred Chreist, Jean Civikly-Powell, Bill Fishburn, Karen Glaser, Joe Gonzales, Judy Griego, Clarice Jenkins, Velma Morgan, Sam Roll, Beulah Woodfin and Lee Zink. The UNM Regents recently formalized the association. For more information, call 277-1532. (4.30.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/03-03-17/retirees.htm
  • Sam Giammo. Director of Public Affairs at the Health Sciences Center, was recently appointed to an At-Large position on the Group on Institutional Advancement for the Association of American Medical Colleges. (4.30.03)
  • The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has named J. Russell Dilts, chief administrative officer of the Cancer Research and Treatment Center, as a Fellow. Fellowship status represents a continued demonstration of high standards of professional development, excellence and leadership as a healthcare executive. (4.23.03)
  • The North American Benthological Society (NABS), the largest organization of stream and river ecologists in the world, has elected Biology Professor Clifford Dahm as its president. NABS is an international scientific organization whose purpose is to promote better understanding of the ecology and biotic communities of streams, rivers and lakes. (4.23.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-04-23dahm.htm
  • Jeffrey Norenberg, assistant professor of radiopharmacy and chair of the radiopharmacy graduate concentration in the College of Pharmacy, has been named a fellow of the American Pharmacists Association. The appointment recognizes Norenberg's exemplary service and achievements in the area of radiopharmacy. (4.16.03)
  • Chemistry Professor Chris Enke has received the 2003 J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education presented by the Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society. The top honor emphasizes higher education for analytical chemists and recognizes Enke as one of the best analytical chemistry educators of all time in the United States. (4.16.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-04-15enke.htm
  • Michael Zeilik, professor of physics and astronomy, has been selected as the 2003 recipient of the Excellence in Introductory College Physics Teaching Award by the American Association of Physics Teachers. The award recognizes significant contributions to undergraduate physics teaching. (4.16.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-04-15zeilik.htm
  • The U.S. News & World Report rankings placed the UNM School of Medicine in the top 15 primary care-oriented medical schools. It's the 13th consecutive year the SOM has been ranked. Four additional programs in the School of Medicine also cracked the top 10. The School of Law remains in the top 100 (76th), and was identified as having one of the most racially diverse student bodies in the country. The UNM Master of Fine Arts program ranks 51st, while the photography program tied for second place. Also, the School of Engineering was ranked 67th. (4.9.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-04-04rankings.htm
  • Gary Scharnhorst, professor of English, is the recipient of his fifth Fulbright to study and teach in Germany next spring. Scharnhorst will teach at the University of Heidelberg, marking the third time he will teach at that institution. (4.9.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-04-08Fulbright.htm
  • The UNM Health Sciences Center and Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute received a $4 million grant from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences to study asthma, cancer and other environmental health issues that impact the Southwest. (4.9.03)
  • The New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education honored Rebecca Blum Martinez, associate professor in the College of Education's Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies, with the Matias L. Chacon Hall of Fame Award. The award recognizes a New Mexican who made significant contributions to bilingual education at the state level. (4.9.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-04-09blummartinez.htm
  • The New Mexico Public Health Association will honor Nina Wallerstein and Howard Waitzkin of the UNM School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine, Masters in Public Health Program. Wallerstein will receive the Larrazolo Achievement Award and Waitzkin will receive the Jonathan Mann award. (4.9.03)
  • Louis Metzger, a UNM Regent's Scholar and junior majoring in biochemistry, is a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Metzger was one of 300 students selected nationwide on the basis of academic merit from a field of nearly 1,100 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities. (4.2.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-03-27goldwater.htm
  • Assistant Professor Scott Tyo has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award. (4.2.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-03-24tyo.htm
  • Jesse Summers, professor of molecular genetics & microbiology in the UNM School of Medicine and UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center, has received the Prince Hitachi Prize for Comparative Oncology. (4.2.03)
  • Deborah Ulinski Potter, a research assistant professor in the Biology and Earth and Planetary Sciences Departments, is one of 20 selected to receive the 2003 Governor's Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women as announced by the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women. (4.2.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-04-01potter.htm
  • Elizabeth Peck, a student of music and Russian, has been named a 2003 Truman Scholar. She is one of 76 U.S. students to be selected based on leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of "making a difference." (3.26.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-03-25peck.htm
  • The Anderson Schools of Management (ASM) was part of the Terradigm, Inc. Mentor-Protege team. Albuquerque-based Terradigm received the Department of Defense's prestigious Nunn-Perry Award for 2003, which represents a big window of opportunity for UNM, said John Young, ASM professor and principal investigator of the project. (3.26.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-03-24terradigm.htm
  • The March issue of New Mexico Woman magazine features UNM's five women deans: Teresita Aguilar, Graduate Studies; Camila Alire, General Library; Sandra Ferketich, College of Nursing; Viola Florez, College of Education; Suellyn Scarnecchia, School of Law. (3.19.03)
  • UNM Law Professor Denise Fort has been appointed a member of the State of New Mexico Water Trust Board by Governor Bill Richardson. The board authorizes funding of water related projects such as storage and delivery of water to end users, implementation of the Endangered Species Act, restoration of watersheds and flood protection. (3.19.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-03-19fort.htm
  • Elaine Borrelli, director of the School of Engineering's Student Programs, has been elected to the board of directors for the National Academic Advising Association. Borrelli will be responsible for providing leadership to the association to establish the vision, strategic plan and special association initiatives. (3.19.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-17-03borrelli.htm
  • Two UNM faculty were among 10 selected recently by the YWCA as "Women on the Move." Teresa Cordova, associate professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, and Loretto Cordova de Ortega, associate professor of Pediatrics, were both honored. Cordova is a leader in traditional community planning, while Cordova de Ortega advances medicine and science as career options for Hispanics and other minorities. (3.19.03)
  • The Office of Indian Education Programs/Center for School Improvements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has awarded a four-year, $2.88 million grant to the UNM Center for Development and Disability, Department of Pediatrics, Health Sciences Center, to develop a comprehensive system of personnel development with 83 BIA funded schools in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. (3.12.03)
  • Raquel Montoya-Lewis, lecturer at the UNM School of Law, has been appointed a member of the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education. (3.12.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-03-12montoyalewis.htm
  • The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management Foundation Board has selected Craig White as the 2003 honoree for the Community Leadership Award. White, an assistant professor in the Accounting Department at the UNM's Anderson Schools of Management, was named based on his service to the community, teaching and research excellence. (3.12.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-03-11asm.htm
  • The Frontier Restaurant has been named Restaurant Neighbor of the Year by the New Mexico Restaurant Association. Several letters of support were sent from individuals and groups at UNM including the School of Architecture, College of Fine Arts, the UNM Foundation, Friends of the UNM Presidential Scholarship Program and the New Mexico Lobo Club. Larry and Dorothy Rainosek, owners of the Frontier Restaurant, received the award recently at the Hospitality Industry Awards. (3.12.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-03-12frontier.htm
  • UNM President F. Chris Garcia is among 10 New Mexicans appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson and confirmed by the New Mexico Senate to the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Board of Directors. (3.05.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-02-28garcia.htm
  • The UNM School of Engineering of Engineering, along with the Engineering Chapter of the UNM Alumni Association, has selected four engineers to honor at the 5th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards banquet. Alumni to be honored are Jack E. Bresenham, Victor J. Chavez, Lorenzo A. (Larry) Larranaga, and Raymond J. Leopold. (3.05.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-03-04engineering.htm
  • Spring semester enrollment at UNM is up 3.78 percent compared to last year, according to the Official 2003 Spring Enrollment Report. As of the Feb. 7 census date, 23,813 students were attending UNM's main campus, compared with 22,946 last spring, making it the largest spring enrollment total since 1999. Another notable increase came in the area of evening and weekend enrollment with a spring credit hour increase of 11.7 percent or 5,548 additional credit hours, mostly upper-division and graduate, reported over last spring, according to the Office of Academic Affairs. (3.05.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-03-05enrollment.htm
  • Scott Collins, former program director in ecological studies at the National Science Foundation, was named director of UNM's Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research Program. (3.5.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-02-27collins.htm
  • UNM'S Center for Family and Community Partnerships in the College of Education has been awarded a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen literacy efforts in early childhood education. The project is one of 30 funded across the nation. (2.26.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-02-20coegrant.htm
  • The UNM Alumni Association Board of Directors honored four individuals with awards including Diane L. Marshall, biology professor; John Palms, Jim Hulsman and John Morrison. (2.26.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-02-25alumni.htm
  • David A. Bader, assistant professor in the UNM Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been selected as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society Distinguished Speaker. Bader is named to a group of about three dozen speakers from throughout the country and will serve a three-year term. (2.26.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-02-24bader.htm
  • UNM President F. Chris Garcia and officials from Sandia National Laboratories will sign a charter agreement to collaborate in the establishment of an Office for Policy, Security and Technology at UNM. With funding from the Lockheed Martin Corp. of $250,000 per year for a five-year period, the office will identify and explore opportunities for UNM and Sandia National Laboratories to collaborate on national issues that may require multidisciplinary approaches. (2.19.03)
  • Joel Nossoff, director of UNM's New Student Programs, is among 10 individuals in the nation who will be honored as "Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates" during the 22nd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience in Atlanta, Ga. The award honors college faculty, administrators and staff for positive contributions to students and the culture of their institutions. (2.19.03)
  • Intel Corp. presented $17.5 million to the Next Generation Economy Inc. at UNM's Manufacturing Training and Technology Center. Intel's donation includes 74 pieces of equipment, including 6-inch-semiconductor manufacturing tools that are no longer used at its Rio Rancho facility. The process tool donation is designed to accelerate microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) development in New Mexico. (2.19.03)
  • The UNM Health Sciences Center's Clinical & Magnetic Resonance Research Center has partnered resources with the MIND Institute to develop a centralized imaging research center to better understand the human brain and mind in health and disease. (2.19.03)
  • UNM Health Sciences Center Behavior Health Administrator Pamela Galbraith recently accepted a position with the American Hospital Association Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services. (2.12.03)
  • Research Professor Arthur H. Guenther of the UNM Center for High Technology Materials has been asked by the president of the International Commission for Optics to focus his activities on growing an optics enterprise in Africa. (2.12.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-02-03guenther.htm
  • Michael E. Campana, director of the UNM Water Resources Program, has been selected to serve an additional one-year term as vice president of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Board of Directors. Campana will be responsible for the duties of chair for NGWA's Association of Ground Water Scientists & Engineers Division. (2.12.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-02-07campana.htm
  • Professor Manuel Hermenegildo of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid has been selected to fill the Prince of Asturias Endowed Chair in Information Science and Technology at UNM. (2.5.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-02-05prince.htm
  • Biology Professor Maggie Werner-Washburne has been selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as one of nine scientists to participate in a project to showcase achievements of distinguished U.S. Hispanic women scientists to wide audiences of scientists, educators, students and policymakers in Latin America. (2.5.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-02-04biology.htm
  • UNM was presented with an award recognizing its pollution prevention activities. The Industrial Pre-treatment Program and the Pollution Prevention Program of the Albuquerque Public Works Department's Wastewater Utility Division presented UNM with the Pollution Prevention Award of Excellence at a recent City Council meeting. (2.5.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-02-12pollution.htm
  • Paul Nathanson, director of the UNM School of Law's Institute of Public Law, has been elected chair of the board of directors for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. (1.29.03)
  • Assistant Architecture Professor Geoffrey Adams is the recipient of the 2003 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/American Institute of Architecture Students New Faculty Teaching Award. (1.29.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-01-29Adams.htm
  • Anderson Schools of Management Professor John Young has been appointed special advisor to the president on economic development, announced UNM President F. Chris Garcia. Young, professor of entrepreneurship and strategy, will represent the President's Office in economic development matters involving government and business organizations and help guide the University's participation in statewide economic development. (1.29.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-01-27young.htm
  • Professor Enrique Lamadrid has been chosen for the UNM Libraries Faculty Acknowledgment award program for 2003. The award recognizes UNM faculty who excel in academic productivity through research and publication. (1.22.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-01-22lamadrid.htm
  • Luis A. Vargas, clinical psychologist and associate professor of Psychiatry, has been elected by his peers as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for 2003. APA Fellows are selected for their exceptional and outstanding contributions to the research, teaching or practice of psychology. (1.15.03)
  • UNM College of Education Professor Ginger Blalock and Associate Professor Deborah Rifenbary-Murphy are recipients of the Educator in the Workplace Award for 2002 given by the Middle Rio Grande Business and Education Collaborative (MRGBEC), a non-profit regional school-to-careers partnership for Central New Mexico. The award is given annually to a business, organization or individuals who best contribute toward systemic reform in education. (1.15.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-01-14coe.htm
  • Pamela Galbraith, behavioral health administrator with the UNM Health Sciences Center, has recently been named by Attorney General John Ashcroft and Deputy Secretary Claude Allen to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. (1.15.03)
  • Professor Norman R. Roderick, Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, has been named American Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Grade of Fellow. He is among 260 IEEE Senior Members to be named Fellow Grade. (1.8.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-01-02roderick.htm
  • UNM Law Professor James W. Ellis has been named "Lawyer of the Year" by the National Law Journal (NLJ). The NLJ selects recipients for the award based on an attorney's "impact on the law and society." (1.8.03) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/03-02-07ellis.htm
  • Professor Jim Brown of the UNM Biology Department was awarded the Marsh Award for Ecology at the British Ecological Society's winter meeting at the University of York. The Marsh Award is presented annually and recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to the science of ecology. (12.18.02)
  • Frank L. Glifeather, who has served as executive director of the UNM High Performance Computing Education and Research Center (HPCERC) for the past 10 years, has been named interim associate vice provost for research at UNM. Marc Ingber, professor and chair of the UNM Mechanical Engineering Department, has been named to succeed Gilfeather as executive director of the HPCERC effective Jan.1, 2003. (12.18.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-12-18gilfeather.htm
  • UNM and Mt. San Antonio College in California have signed an agreement that will allow students at the school to transfer credits to UNM. The arrangement was reached because some of those students have taken part in special summer programs at UNM. (12.18.02)
  • Leah L. Albers, a professor in the UNM College of Nursing, has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, joining an elite group of nursing leaders nationwide. (12.11.02)
  • Robert Meyers, associate director of the UNM Clinical Research Branch of the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addiction, has earned the 2002 Dan Anderson Research Award from the Hazelden Foundation in Center City, Minn. Meyers achieved the honor for documenting the effectiveness of his Community Reinforcement and Family Training method for engaging unmotivated substance abusers into treatment. (12.11.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-12-06meyers.htm
  • Five UNM employees, including Lucille Cordova, Carolyn Gonzales, Ray Mora, Susan Quintana and Carol Vollbrecht, are the 2002 recipients of the Gerald W. May Staff Recognition Awards. The awards, which are named after the former UNM President, are the highest honor bestowed upon staff. (12.4.02)
  • UNM English Professor Helen Damico is this year's recipient of the Medieval Academy of America's annual award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies. The award is the most prestigious given by the Medieval Academy, the premier professional organization for medievalists in the United States and Canada. (12.4.02)
  • The UNM School of Engineering is ranked seventh on Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine's top 21 schools for Hispanics in the November/December issue. (11.20.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-11-19hispanic.htm
  • UNM Professor of Management Avi Shama as Special Advisor to the President on Economic Development. Shama will represent the President's Office in economic development matters before city, state, federal, economic, business and social agencies and will evaluate the University's role in the economic development of the state, among other responsibilities. (11.13.02)
  • UNM recognized five individuals for outstanding contributions to its international programs as part of International Education Week, Nov. 18-22. The recipients of the 2002 International Excellence Awards include Deborah Boehm, Guillermina Engelbrecht, Arthur Kaufman, Carolyn Gonzales and Ruth Hashimoto. (11.13.02)
  • Doralia Martinez Freudiger has been named director of UNM's Office of Equal Opportunity. Martinez Freudiger has served as the deputy director of the Equal Employment Opportunity staff for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., since 1994. (11.13.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-11-08freudiger.htm
  • The U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition has awarded the UNM Multicultural Bilingual Education Center and Division of Language Literacy and Sociocultural Studies in the College of Education a five-year, $1.2 million grant to boost the number of educators skilled in teaching English as a Second Language. (11.6.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-11-06ortiz.htm
  • Government Information Director Dan Barkley of the UNM General Library has been appointed chair of the Depository Library Council. The appointment marks the first time an individual from New Mexico has held the post in the council's 30-year history. (11.6.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-11-05barkley.htm
  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse named UNM as one of 17 nationwide sites in a Clinical Trials Network to improve community-based treatment of drug abuse and dependence. With start-up funding of $1.7 million, and an estimated $10 million over a five-year period, this is one of the largest addiction research grants in the state's history. (10.30.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-10-30Nida.htm
  • The Rozier E. Sanchez Judicial Education Center of New Mexico at the Institute of Public Law, UNM School of Law, has been recognized for its innovative Web-based educational programming with a national award presented at the Great Hall of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (10.30.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-10-25jec.htm
  • The UNM Alumni Association has named the recipients of the 2002 Zia Awards as part of UNM's 2002 Homecoming festivities. Recipients include Alex Beach, Fred Begay, Breda Bova, Tom Chavez, Ramon Huerta and William Federici. The Zia Awards are given to alumni living in New Mexico who have distinguished themselves through public service. (10.23.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-20-22zia.htm
  • Professor Arthur H. Guenther of UNM's Center for High Technology Materials was one of four speakers at a White House Conference on Optics and Photonics convened by the President's Science Advisor, Dr. Jack Marburger. Guenther also received the Optical Society of America's David Richardson Medal for his pioneering contributions and continued leadership in the study of laser-induced damage of optical materials at the conference. (10.23.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-10-21guenther.htm
  • Greg Cajete was named director of Native American Studies (NAS) at UNM. He is an associate professor with NAS and the College of Education. A native of Santa Clara Pueblo, Cajete will sculpt curriculum in an effort to create a bachelor's degree at UNM in Native American Studies. (10.9.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-10-08cajete.htm
  • A UNM grounds and landscaping crew in the Physical Plant Department received a Pollution Prevention Award from the City of Albuquerque's Wastewater Utility Division for following "Best Management Practices" according to city, state and federal guidelines. (10.9.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-10-04ppd.htm
  • C. Jeff Brinker, professor of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering and Chemistry at UNM, was one of seven recipients of the E.O. Lawrence Award announced U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham. The award is given for outstanding contributions in the field of atomic energy, which has influenced many fields of science including environmental research, materials science and nuclear medicine. (10.2.02)
  • Assistant Professor Tim Castillo, UNM School of Architecture and Planning, received an honorable mention by the Paris based organization groupe e2 in the "e2-contest," an international competition open to young architects and students in architecture, landscape and urban design. Castillo's submission, PARK(ING), was also selected for an international exhibition. (10.2.02)
  • For the seventh consecutive year, UNM has been named in the annual report on America's 100 Best College Buys designating the University as one of America's best college educations for the cost. The report, compiled by the Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc., included 1,026 accredited U.S. colleges and universities offering four-year undergraduate degree programs that responded to the survey. (10.2.02)
  • Jennifer Riordan, senior public affairs representative in the Public Affairs Department at the UNM Health Sciences Center, has been named "Member of the Year" by the New Mexico chapter of the American Marketing Association. (10.2.02)
  • U.S. News and World Report ranks UNM's engineering program among the best programs at schools where the highest degree offered is a doctorate. The U.S. News ranking relies on quantitative measures education experts propose as reliable indicators of academic quality. (9.25.02)
  • Renee-Claude Mercier, assistant professor of Infectious Diseases in the UNM College of Pharmacy and the UNM School of Medicine, has been elected secretary/treasurer for the Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Mercier conducts clinical pharmacy research pertaining to infectious diseases. (9.25.02)
  • Lawrence Roybal, associate director for communications in the Office of Recruitment Services at UNM, will receive the 2002 De Colores Hispanic Heritage Humanitarian Leadership Award. The award, a component of the annual De Colores, Inc., Hispanic Culture Festival, will honor eight Hispanic leaders from New Mexico. (9.25.02)
  • UNM Fall Semester enrollment is up 3.55 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Official 2002 Fall Enrollment Report. As of the Sept. 6 census date, 24,705 students were attending UNM's main campus, compared with 23,859 last year, making it the largest fall enrollment total since fall 1999. According to Office of Academic Affairs, another notable increase came in the area of evening and weekend enrollment with a credit hour increase of 14.4 percent or 52,947 credit hours reported. (9.18.02)
  • Assistant Professor Mark Childs, UNM School of Architecture and Planning, will receive the Faculty Acknowledgement Award from the UNM General Library. Childs, director of the Design Planning Assistance Center, will present, "Square Design," a look at public space design for urbanists during the presentation. (9.18.02)
  • Virginia Scharff, director of the Center for the Southwest at UNM, will be the Frederick W. Beinecke Senior Research Fellow at the Howard R. Lamar Center at Yale University in 2003-04. Her research will focus on the study of frontiers and borders. (9.18.02)
  • Dr. Joy Griffin, associate professor of Physical Performance and Development in the College of Education, has been elected to the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sports Psychology College of Fellows. She is one of only 58 individuals to receive the honor worldwide. Advancing to fellow status is the highest honor the association bestows. (9.18.02)
  • Dr. Paul Roth, UNM School of Medicine dean and associate vice president for Clinical Affairs for the UNM Health Sciences Center, was named to the Council on Public Health Preparedness. The 21-member panel, assembled by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, will advise the department on appropriate actions to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies, including acts of bioterrorism. (9.11.02)
  • Tina C. McNulty, a lecturer in the UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program, received the Cordelia Meyers Writers Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association. The award recognizes the best article by a first time author in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. The association confers only one award nationally each year. (9.4.02)
  • The American Bar Association, the nation's largest attorney's group, recently honored the UNM School of Law with two awards at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. UNM received the Henry J. Ramsey, Jr., Diversity Award and Best Law School Web Site Award. (8.28.02)
  • Julia E. Fulghum has been named chair of the UNM Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department. Fulghum is the School of Engineering's first female department chair. (8.28.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-08-28fulghum.htm
  • Dr. Patricia A. Burtner, assistant professor in the UNM
    Occupational Therapy Graduate Program, has been recognized as a Fellow in the American Occupational Therapy Association. (8.28.02) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/02-08-28fulghum.htm
  • 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)
  • 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)

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