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UNM Accomplishments Chronological
(January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005)

  • A consortium of New Mexico universities led by the University of New Mexico, and including New Mexico State University and New Mexico Tech, is part of the team that has been awarded the contract to run Los Alamos National Laboratory. UNM will play a leadership role in the research and educational activities of the laboratory, but not in the day-to-day operation of the facility. (12.21.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000985.html#more

  • The Anderson Schools of Management have achieved reaffirmation of accreditation for all of their degree programs by recent action of the Board of Directors of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Anderson is accredited by the AACSB in both their bachelor's and master's degree programs in business administration and accounting. (12.21.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000982.html#more

  • Public television station KNME-TV was selected as one of only 11 public broadcasting stations nationwide to receive a $10,000 grant from the Independent Television Service Community Engagement Campaign and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. (12.14.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000974.html#more

  • The Albuquerque Epilepsy Support Group recently recognized Alya Reeve, a neuropsychiatrist and associate professor at the School of Medicine, for her outstanding efforts in facilitating the acceptance of epilepsy. (12.14.2005) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4549

  • Thoracic and vascular surgeons at UNM recently became the first in the state to offer a new FDA approved life saving surgical technique for patients with aortic aneurysms. The minimally invasive technique cuts hospital stays from 7-10 days to overnight while making it possible to treat patients who are too ill to withstand traditional open-heart surgery repair. (12.14.2005) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4559

  • Michael Campana, director of UNM's Water Resources Program, has been awarded the Keith E. Anderson Award by the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers, the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to the study of ground water. The award is given annually to the member who has made outstanding contributions to the Association. (12.14.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000975.html#more

  • Don Chalmers has been appointed to the UNM Board of Regents by Governor Bill Richardson to fill Doug Brown's term. Richardson appointed Brown state treasurer last month. (12.7.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000967.html#more

  • Associate Vice President and Director of Human Resources Susan Carkeek encourages managers and supervisors to consider flextime options for staff who make the commitment to become students. "Our goal is to support managers in their effort to facilitate staff who are pursuing higher education," she said. Carkeek encourages UNM employees interested in taking classes to consider the option of UNM's new intersession courses, most of which begin Dec. 19. (12.7.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000971.html#more

  • The staff of the UNM Prevention Research Center, part of the UNM Health Sciences Center, recently received an award from the National Indian Health Board. Each year, the NIHB awards individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions for health promotion and disease prevention in Native American communities. (12.7.2005) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4501

  • "Vietnam Voices and Visions Unfiltered," a multi-faceted, three-month-long symposium held at UNM, has been named the best public humanities project in the country for 2005 by the national Federation of Humanities Councils. Directed by Brian McKinsey, the project won the prestigious Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize for Public Humanities for the New Mexico Humanities Council, the first such award won by a New Mexico project. (12.7.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000969.html#more

  • Mayor Martin Chavez has appointed Bruce J. Perlman, director and professor of the School of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico, to serve as his new chief administrative officer. (11.30.2005) http://www.unm.edu/news/Nov05News/30perlman.htm

  • The National Institute of Mental Health/Career Opportunities in Research (NIMH/COR) training program at UNM's Center on Alcohol, Substance Abuse (CASAA) has received a five-year, $1.39 million grant to continue support of its undergraduate honors training program, which got underway more than 15 years ago. (11.23.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000945.html#more

  • Ten universities in the United States, including UNM, received $1 million grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to initiate fundamental changes in the way Ph.D. scientists are trained at their respective institutions. (11.23.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000950.html#more

  • Manuel de Hermenegildo, the Prince of Asturias Endowed Chair in Information Science and Technology at UNM, has been honored with Spain's 2005 National Research Award for Mathematics and Information Technologies, known as the Julio Pastor Award. The award, granted by Spain's Education and Science Ministry, recognizes outstanding merit in scientific and technological research by Spanish scientists. (11.23.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000943.html#more

  • NM is listed among the top 100 colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico that are doing "a commendable job of recruiting, retaining, educating and graduating Hispanics," according to Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine. The list is in the Nov. 21 issue dedicated to its 10th annual publishers picks. (11.23.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000951.html#more

  • David Sklar, chair, department of emergency medicine, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). He will join 11 additional directors from across the country who make up the organizations policymaking body responsible for ACEP's management and control. (11.23.2005) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4488

  • American Studies Professor Gerald Vizenor recently received the Distinguished Achievement Award by the Western Literature Association. The award was presented at their annual conference in Los Angeles recently. (11.23.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000947.html#more

  • UNM was recently named as one of the best places to work in New Mexico. Among the reasons for this selection is the university's great benefits package, including practices that promote work + life balance. To further promote the university's commitment to employees, the UNM Department of Human Resources has established a Work + Life Advisory Committee. (11.16.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000936.html#more

  • Three University of New Mexico faculty have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants during the 2005-06 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Additionally, UNM hosts four Fulbright Scholars. (11.16.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000942.html#more
  • The Coordinated Systems of Care Community Access Program of New Mexico has received $500,000 in start up funds from the N.M. Department of Health to establish a 24-hour confidential and professional healthcare triage and advice line, the first of its kind in the nation. This public-private collaboration includes the UNM Family and Community Medicine Department within the UNM School of Medicine, New Mexico Department of Health, and New Mexico HSD/Medicaid program. (11.16.2005) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4485
  • Jan Fawcett, professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine, has been named recipient of the 2005 Falcone Prize for his work in mood disorders. The prestigious award adds a mark of distinction to a career long committed to the understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder and suicide prevention. (11.16.2005) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4479
  • Thomas Sizgorich, newly appointed assistant professor of history at UNM, is the recipient of a Council of Graduate Schools/University Microfilms International Prestigious Dissertation Award for 2004-05 for his dissertation, "Monks, Martyrs and Mujahidun: Militant Piety in Late Antiquity and Early Islam." (11.16.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000940.html#more
  • Dr. Paul Roth, interim executive vice president for Health Sciences, and dean of the School of Medicine, accepted the gavel Monday in Washington, D.C., at the national meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges as chair of the AAMC's Council of Deans. Roth was selected chair-elect in 2004. The AAMC represents the 125 accredited U.S. M.D.-granting medical schools and the 17 accredited Canadian medical schools. (11.9.2005)
  • The University of New Mexico Foundation surpassed its overall fund-raising goal of $43.4 million by raising more than $43.5 million, an all-time high, for fiscal year 2004-05. The amount represents an increase of approximately $1.8 million over the $41.8 million raised in fiscal year 2003-04 and exceeds the previous benchmark of more than $42 million established in 2002-03. (11.9.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000928.html#more
  • UNM professors Nitant Kenkre and Maggie Werner-Washburne were recently elected to the rank of AAAS Fellow. The American Association for the Advancment of Science is the world's largest general scientific society. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. (11.2.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000912.html#more
  • UNM's Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) has won the grand prize award for the 2004-2005 University Drinking and Driving Prevention Program. The Grand Prize is given to the best college or university drinking and driving prevention program among several states with AAA affiliations. UNM competed against programs in California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. (11.2.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000906.html#more
  • The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $1 million multi-year cooperative agreement to the Alliance for Transportation Research Institute (ATR) at the University of New Mexico to allow continuation of the Transportation Resource Exchange Center (T-REX). T-REX is one-stop shop designed to provide current information and issues on the transport of radioactive materials worldwide. (11.2.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000904.html#more
  • The New Mexico DMAT was singled out last week in regard to the superb job it performed under adverse conditions. In testimony before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in Washington, FEMA Public Information Officer Marty J. Bahamonde reported on the conditions that existed inside the New Orleans Superdome after the passage of Hurricane Katrina and singled out the New Mexico DMAT for a job well done. (10.26.2005) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4410
  • Dale C. Alverson, medical director of the UNM Center for Telehealth, was recently elected to the Center for Telehealth and E-Health Law (CTeL) Board of Directors, a national organization that works to overcome barriers to the utilization of telehealth and related e-health services. (10.26.2005) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4407
  • The American Folklore Society recently presented Enrique Lamadrid, professor of Spanish and director of Chicano / Hispano / Mexicano Studies, with the Americo Paredes Prize, a national award given in recognition of his work as a cultural activist in research, community service and teaching. (10.26.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000898.html#more
  • Julio Dominguez, a fourth year architecture design student in the UNM School of Architecture and Planning, has been selected as a finalist in the international self-sufficient housing competition by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, in Spain. Additionally, Assistant Professor Tim Castillo, entering under his firm Hybrid Environments, was also selected as a finalist. (10.26.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000894.html#more
  • NASA has chosen Dr. Barbara Cohen, research assistant professor in the Institute of Meteoritics, to participate on the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission over the next two years. Cohen's research focuses on geology of extraterrestrial samples, including lunar rocks and meteorites, and how these rocks record large impact events. (10.19.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000880.html#more
  • In a ranking announced today of the Top 30 global MBA programs - from nearly 100 surveyed - UNM's Robert O. Anderson Graduate Schools of Management has received a No. 18 ranking in the Beyond Grey Pinstripes report. The Beyond Grey Pinstripes report is the only global ranking that evaluates MBA programs for their efforts to prepare graduates for the new business realities demanding social and environmental stewardship. (10.19.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000875.html#more
  • UNM Regent Sandra Begay-Campbell received the UNM School of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Alumnae Award recently. While at UNM, Begay-Campbell became involved in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, eventually rising to the position of executive director of the national non-profit organization with the mission to increase the number of American Indian scientists and engineers. She was the first woman to serve in that position. (10.12.05) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000849.html#more
  • President Louis Caldera was a featured speaker at the 10th meeting of the American Council on Education Conference in Tucson, Arizona recently. The conference theme, "Educating All of One Nation," was designed to help universities better plan for, respond to and meet higher education needs of our increasingly diverse society. (10.12.05) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000860.html#more
  • Howard Waitzkin, professor of sociology and member of the UNM Institute for Social Research, has received a $1.25 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. The five-year grant will support the UNM-based New Mexico Mentorship and Education Program, focused on minority mental health issues in primary care settings. (10.12.05) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000862.html#more
  • UNM has received a National Institutes of Health grant to help support post-baccalaureate research and education (PREP). The three-year, $856,000 PREP grant will support six minority scholars the first year, eight the second and 10 in the third year. The program is aimed at recruiting students who recently graduated in biomedical or engineering programs but have not yet committed to continuing their education. (10.12.05) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000859.html#more
  • Staff Council President Sabra Basler is the first staff representative appointed to the newly formed Higher Education Advisory Board. The board was created last year by HB 745 and is comprised of 14 members from all higher education institutions in the state. The advisory board will be the catalyst for the creation of a statewide strategic plan for higher education. (10.12.05) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000858.html#more
  • Randall Stewart, an assistant professor in the Health Sciences Library Informatics Center, was recently awarded a three-year Individual Biomedical Informatics Fellowship from the National Library of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health, to pursue research and training in the field of medical informatics. Stewart is currently researching the effects of electronic documentation on the psychiatric patient population. (10.12.05) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4318
  • Chemical and Engineering Professor C. Jeffrey Brinker led all researchers in the world of chemistry in the increase in the number of times his papers were cited over a 10-year period. The Institute for Scientific Information, based in Philadelphia, says Brinker is also in the top one percent of increase in materials paper citations. (10.12.05) http://www.in-cites.com/scientists/C-JeffBrinker.htm
  • President Louis Caldera leads a group of UNM administrators who have been selected as "power brokers" by the New Mexico Business Weekly. The publication honors people in the state who are active leaders in business. Caldera is featured for his leadership in undergraduate education, public service and commitment to research for the university. (10.5.05) http://www.unm.edu/%7Emarket/cgi-bin/archives/000838.html#more

  • UNM staff Paul Akmajian and Dan Derksen were selected to present a mini-workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, during 'The Network: Towards Unity for Health' international conference in November. Akmajian and Derksen will present "Creative Communication: Using Web Logs and Other Tools to Build Effective Collaborations." Their workshop was one of only nine accepted from worldwide applicants. (10.5.05) http://www.the-networktufh.org/conference/programme.asp?id=360&type=2

  • The UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center (CRTC) has been named a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer research and treatment center joining the ranks of 40 pre-eminent cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. (9.28.05)

  • UNM is one of four national universities chosen to share $12.8 million in grants to establish integrative training environments for doctoral students to study nanoscience and technology with applications for cancer research. The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation, announced the awards. (9.28.05)

  • Political Science Associate Professor Lonna Atkeson is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to study public perception of the government's handling of Hurricane Katrina. Atkeson, and Cherie Maestas, a Florida State University colleague, will assess public opinion data gathered during a national telephone survey of 1,000 individuals. (9.28.05)

  • President Louis Caldera and Anderson Schools of Management Dean Chuck Crespy announced a University-wide technology business plan competition, with a top prize of $25,000.  Student teams from across the campus will compete in a business plan contest that ends with high-stakes presentations in front of real venture capital pros. (9.28.05)

  • The Board of Regents approved a complex land swap and development agreement involving the Mesa del Sol property in southeast Albuquerque recently. One element of the deal allows a land swap between the State Land Office and UNM. The State Land Office will receive land the university owns near Cochiti Pueblo and other areas in return for land the state owns in the Mesa del Sol development. (9.28.05)

  • For the 10th consecutive year, UNM has been named in the annual report on America's 100 Best College Buys designating the institution as one of America's best college educations for the cost. More than 1,000 surveyed institutions responded. (9.28.05)

  • Herbert Tanner, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was awarded a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) award in the field of robotics, one of three awards given in the field in fiscal 2005. CAREER is NSF's most prestigious awards program for junior faculty members. Tanner's proposed research aims at developing swarms of heterogeneous robots that could automatically plan their cooperative actions towards a common objective.

  • Local architect Van Gilbert was honored by the UNM School of Architecture and Planning with the school's Distinguished Alumni Award. Gilbert was honored for his work as chair of the capital campaign cabinet and for his work as president of the school's Dean's Council, a position he held this past year. (9.28.05)

  • The American Studies Department has unveiled a new service learning program with the New Mexico Office of the State Historian. The department received a grant from the national American Studies Association and the UNM College of Arts and Sciences to fund two paid interns to work in the Office of the State Historian. (9.28.05)

  • President Louis Caldera and American Indian Student Services Director Pamela Agoyo went to Washington, D.C., to help enshrine a statue of Pope in the National Statuary Hall. Pope is the San Juan Pueblo leader who organized the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Agoyo is the president of the New Mexico Statuary Hall Foundation and was recently named special assistant to the UNM president for tribal issues. (9.21.05)

  • A team of researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder and UNM, including Earth and Planetary Sciences Assistant Professor Mousimi Roy, have been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's EarthScope program to precisely measure the ground movement in the Rio Grande Rift in Colorado and New Mexico. (9.21.05)

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry John R. Engen has been named as the recipient of the 2005 Young Investigator Award from the UNM Chapter of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. (9.21.05)

  • Professor Manuel Hermenegildo, who holds the Prince of Asturias Endowed Chair in the departments of computer science and electrical engineering, received the Aritmel Prize in Granada, Spain, at the National Computer Science and Engineering Research Conference last week. (9.21.05)

  • Director of Photography / Senior Editor John Golden Britt won the Best Cinematographer award for the HDV film "I Am" at the 2005 Duke City Shootout annual digital film festival held this summer. "I Am" was also runner up for the overall best film of the festival. (9.21.05) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000807.html#more

  • Two UNM programs are ranked among the top 10 best schools for Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine, as reported in the Sept. 2005 issue. UNM's medical school is ranked number three and Anderson Schools of Management is ranked 10. (9.14.05) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000792.html#more

  • Richard Holder, deputy provost, Academic Affairs, announced that Thomas E. Bogenschild has been selected director of International Programs and Studies at UNM. He will assume the position Jan. 3, 2006. (9.7.05)

  • A new program at UNM is designed to meet the demand of non-engineering construction professionals who would like to earn a master's degree. The Master of Construction Management program in the UNM Civil Engineering Department was created specifically for construction professionals with a non-engineering degree in a related field. (9.7.05)

  • University of New Mexico Hospitals plans to award $160,000 to nursing, radiologic technologists, physical/occupational and speech therapists students to use while in school. (10.7.05)

  • School of Law Professor Ted Occhialino was selected to receive the State Bar of New Mexico's Pinnacle Award in the category of general-continuing legal education. The bar's Center for Legal Education and Professional Development will present the award at the State Bar Annual Meeting Sept. 23. (8.31.05)

  • Professor Emeritus Peter Pabisch has won the Outstanding German Educator Award and Checkpoint Charlie Foundation Scholarship from the National American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). (8.31.05)

  • Ed Angel, professor of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and media arts, and director of the Arts Technology Center in the College of Fine Arts, has been appointed to the Governor's Council on Film and Media Industries. His duties commence immediately and expire Jan. 1, 2007. (8.31.05)

  • Barbara Bergman, professor of law, has been appointed president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. A professional bar association founded in 1958 with more than 10,000 members, the NACDL is the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process. (8.24.05)

  • Three UNM students have been awarded grants for international exchange programs as part of the U.S. student Fulbright program, announced the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Fulbright Commission. (8.24.05)

  • Dr. Paul Roth, dean of the UNM School of Medicine, has been appointed by UNM President Louis Caldera to serve as the interim executive vice president for the Health Sciences Center, effective immediately. Roth, who has been dean of the medical school since 1994, will serve in this position until the search for a new executive vice president is completed, while continuing to serve as dean. (8.17.05)

  • The Department of Energy Office of Science recently awarded the University of New Mexico $375,000 for suspension flow research. UNM will team up with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of California, Santa Barbara for a total award of $2.4 million over three years. This award is one of 13 selected from approximately 170 proposals. (8.17.05)

  • Deborah Fisher, associate professor of civil engineering, has been selected to receive the 2005 Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator Award. The award will be presented to Fisher at the SWE Awards Banquet at the Anaheim Convention Center in November. (8.17.05)

  • Registrar Kathleen Sena received the Distinguished Service Award for 2005 at the 28th annual Rocky Mountain Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (RMACRAO) in Boulder, Colo. recently. Sena, who has represented UNM in the organization for 17 years, has served on the Board of Directors in various capacities including president, president-elect, past president and treasurer. (8.17.05)

  • UNM is offering 10 additional courses, from undergraduate mathematical foundations of computer science, all the way through graduate level courses on statistical data structures and algorithms at the Los Alamos branch campus this fall in response to a request by Los Alamos National Laboratories to offer more computer science courses in the region. The courses have been made available by the UNM School of Engineering's computer science department and are facilitated by UNM's Extended University. (8.17.05) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000748.html#more

  • David Dunaway, professor, Department of English, received a bronze world medal at the 2005 International Radio Festival for his National Public Radio documentary, "Christiania, Denmark?" Christiania is located on the outskirts of Copenhagen. (8.17.05)

  • UNM Dance and Music programs are ranked among the top for graduating Hispanics, according to a report in the August 1 issue of Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. (8.10.05)

  • Dr. Alice Letteney, executive director of UNM-Valencia, was recently elected president of the New Mexico Association of Community Colleges for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. (8.10.05) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000744.html#more

  • The Iberoamerican Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC) at UNM received a $250,000 donation from Xilinx, a supplier of programmable chips and technology. The equipment will be donated to qualifying ISTEC member institutions to enable development of Digital Signal Processing research projects. It will also be used to set up a laboratory at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Cali-Colombia. (8.10.05)

  • The College of Nursing has received $250,000 from the State of New Mexico to address New Mexico's nursing shortage. This is the third consecutive year the state has provided additional funding to statewide nursing programs. Allocations have come from the Legislature, and a competitive application process through the Department of Higher Education is followed for awarding the funds. (8.10.2005)

  • UNM Hospital has been named one of the most-wired hospitals and health systems in the U.S. for the second consecutive year and three years total. The accolade is based on a national hospital survey that measures the use of information technology (IT) to accomplish key goals, including safety and quality, customer service, business processes, workforce and public health and safety, according to the American Hospital Association. (8.3.2005)

  • KUNM-FM 89.9, has met its $700,000 fundraising goal to cover the cost of a recent remodel and expansion of its space within Onate Hall on the UNM campus. (8.3.2005)

  • County jail populations nationally and in New Mexico continue to grow while crime rates continue to fall. UNM researchers who recently conducted a length of stay study presented findings to county commissioners, county managers and detention administrators at the New Mexico Association of Counties annual meeting recently. The association funded the research project. (8.3.2005)

  • Ted A. Garcia, general manager and chief executive officer of public television station KNME-TV, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Mountain Network (PMN). Formerly a regional program distributor, PMN now invests in public television programs and services. PMN is governed by a nine-person executive council, elected for three-year terms by the 33 member public television stations. (8.3.2005)

  • UNM, with the grant assistance from the Eurasia Foundation, is helping faculty at Kazakhstan's Eurasian National University establish a two-year Master of Science degree in Environmental Management and Engineering. The grant is funded primarily by a five-year commitment from the U.S. energy company AES. (7.27.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000727.html#more

  • Bringing color to caring is what Teresa Smith de Cherif is doing as a resident at the UNM School of Medicine. Smith de Cherif's idea to manufacture and sell scrubs made from cloth dyed in the traditional West African method has brightened up units at both UNM Hospital and the New Mexico Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, and is providing much needed employment for people in Africa. (7.27.2005)

  • Walter B. Forman, professor in the School of Medicine's Division of Geriatrics, was recently selected as one of six people from throughout the U.S. and Canada to be awarded for a three-year fellowship established by The Mayday Fund to provide new leaders in the pain management field with tools that will enable them to reach the broader public. (7.27.2005)

  • Richard S. Lawson was appointed senior associate dean for Research at the UNM School of Medicine (SOM). The Office of Research supports research efforts of the faculty and staff of the SOM by managing and sustaining research relationships within UNM, and between UNM and external biomedical research organizations. (7.20.2005)

  • The UNM Law Library web site is one of four law library sites out of 180 tested in the nation that passed coding standards. The recognition was reported in a presentation at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) conference in June. Although the presentation focused on law libraries, the entire UNM School of Law website met W3C standards. (7.13.2005)

  • Chief Information Officer Bill Adkins has convened a group of key information technology users and service providers to advise him on institutional technology issues. This Information Technology Cabinet will address IT issues such as infrastructure, applications and services perspectives. (7.6.2005)

  • The UNM Hospital cardiology clinics recently became the first in the state to participate in the American Heart Association "Get with the Guidelines-Coronary Artery Disease" program. (7.6.2005)

  • UNM received five Cumbre Awards from the New Mexico Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. UNM earned a silver award in five tactic categories in the annual statewide competition. (6.29.2005)

  • Researchers at UNM's MIND Imaging Center are discovering new, very distinctive expressions of gender-specific neurological function as they probe deeper into the body's most mysterious organ - the brain. Earlier this year, UNM and the UC-Irvine concluded in a study, which was detailed in the scientific journal NeuroImage, that men and women achieve similar IQs through fundamentally different regions and pathways in the brain. (6.29.2005)

  • Elizabeth Miller, executive director of the UNM-Gallup branch, recently signed an agreement between the UNM Board of Regents, UNM-Gallup and the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial concerning storage of ceremonial archives and artifacts. (6.29.2005)

  • Founded on July 1, 1945, the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) at the University of New Mexico will celebrate its 60th birthday this year. BBER (then called the Bureau of Business Research) was created at UNM as a way to focus university resources in an effort to assist in the economic development of New Mexico and has since provided 60 years of research and information about the state's economy and population to the citizens of New Mexico. (6.22.2005)

  • Biology graduate student Maceo Martinet is conducting research on pharmaceutically-active compounds in Rio Grande and riparian groundwater. Martinet's interest was first piqued by a published report in the journal Environmental Science and Technology in 2002. The article reported results from the first nationwide reconnaissance of the occurrence of pharmaceuticals, hormones and other organic wastewater contaminants in 139 streams across 30 states. (6.22.2005)

  • A group of MBA students at the Anderson Schools of Management won top honors in the Cadillac National Case Study competition recently. More than 50 teams, including 23 MBA and 28 undergraduate teams from colleges and universities nationwide, competed. (6.15.2005)

  • UNM's Physical Plant purchased eight alternative fuel light duty vehicles from Zangara Dodge in Albuquerque to further improve upon the state government fleet percentage of LDVs required to meet the Energy Policy Act of 1992. The "EPAct" was passed to reduce the nation's reliance on foreign petroleum and to improve air quality with provisions that address all aspects of energy supply and demand. (6.15.2005)

  • Mike Kingan and Anne Monson have been appointed new associate vice presidents for Development, and Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs, respectively. Kingan will direct fundraising activities of the university and its affiliated programs, while Monson will be responsible for directing and coordinating strategic communications, marketing and public affairs functions. (6.15.2005)

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $1.8 million grant to a consortium led by UNM to research contagious and deadly bio-agents as part of a five year grant. Others in the consortium include Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute and Duke University. (6.15.2005)

  • The UNM Board of Regents approved a $1.572 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005. The budget, which includes operating funds for main campus, Health Sciences Center and University of New Mexico Hospital, is an $88 million or 5.9 percent increase from the current year. (6.15.2005)

  • A UNM student-built placed 14th, its best finish ever, in the 2005 Formula Society of Automotive Engineers competition in Pontiac, Mich. UNM placed 14th in design, 14th in endurance and 15th in skid pad during the four-day event. Approximately 140 teams from around the world compete in seven categories, judged by hundreds of industry
    professionals. (6.8.2005)

  • The UNM Alumni Association and its Lobos for Legislation committee selected New Mexico State Senators Cynthia Nava and Cisco McSorley as the first recipients of their new Higher Education Distinguished Legislator Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize New Mexico legislators who make an extraordinary and exemplary contribution to higher education at UNM. (6.8.2005)

  • To help track and identify drugs causing adverse side-effects in patients, Dennis Raisch, associate professor at the College of Pharmacy, is working with the National Institutes of Health to investigate and disseminate information on describing serious and previously unrecognized adverse drug and device reactions. (6.8.2005)

  • The New Mexico Poison Control & Drug Information Center has been granted full accreditation for the next five years by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. The New Mexico Poison Center is a public service program of the UNM Health Sciences Center. It serves as a major teaching site for the College of Pharmacy and Department of Emergency Medicine and is certified as a Regional Poison Center by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. (6.8.2005)

  • Warren Miller has been appointed to serve as the associate vice president of Laboratory Affairs for UNM. Miller, who is currently a private management and technical consultant, retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2001. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Visitors at the UNM School of Engineering. (6.8.2005)

  • As a medical resident in the 1980s, Dr. Wilmer Sibbitt, a rheumatologist at University of New Mexico Hospital, remembers being frustrated with the way syringes worked, and wondered why someone didn't develop a safer, more practical device. Over the next 20 years, Sibbitt's frustration persisted until about six years ago when he decided to take matters into his own hands. (6.1.2005) http://hsc.unm.edu/about/features/greatminds.shtml

  • Melvina McCabe, faculty member within the School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine and director of the New Mexico Geriatric Education Center, has been selected to serve on President Bush's Advisory Committee to the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA). The White House Conference on Aging occurs once a decade to make aging policy recommendations to the President and Congress. (6.1.2005)

  • The New Mexico Institute for Natural Resources and Analysis (INRAM) Biodiversity Program, a consortium of the four New Mexico universities housing major natural history museum collections of New Mexico flora and fauna, has created the New Mexico Biodiversity Electronic Database. (6.1.2005)

  • The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) named UNM Biology student Susan Christy Sanchez Monzon is one of 10 recipients for its 5th annual ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. UNM Biology Professor David Hanson, an ASPB member, sponsored her. (6.1.2005)

  • Walter Miller, director of the Student Union Building and associate vice president of Student Affairs, recently received recognition for his hard work and dedication to the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau. Miller was on the ACVB Board of Directors for seven years (1998-2005), served as chair of the Board of Directors and presided over two CEO Search Committees. (6.1.2005)

  • Irene Teting Ma was one of 60 students nationwide awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship for 2005-06. She will receive $5,000 to attend the UNM School of Medicine. Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most distinguished national honor society dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all fields of higher education. (6.1.2005)

  • Valerie Romero-Leggott, director of Cultural and Ethnic Programs at the Health Sciences Center, has been appointed to a three-year term as a member of the U.S. Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH). The ACMH is responsible for providing advice and counsel to HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt on public health program activities that impact racial and ethnic minority populations. (5.25.2005)

  • Howard Yonas joined the faculty at the UNM School of Medicine as division chief for Neurosurgery. Before coming to UNM, Yonas was vice chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and a Peter J. Jannetta professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. (5.25.2005)

  • Pam Hurd-Knief, chief development officer in the School of Architecture and Planning, has been named the 2005 recipient of the Staff as Students Manager/Supervisor Award. (5.25.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000659.html#more

  • The Board of Directors for the Science & Technology Corporation @ UNM will be returning for new four-year terms as approved by the UNM Board of Regents. Returning directors include: Terri L. Cole; Gregg L. Mayer; and William E. Schuler. Academic members returning include: Dr. Pope L. Moseley; Steven R. Brueck; and Joseph L. Cecchi. (5.18.2005)

  • UNM selected London-based Galathea STS's ENTA software as its total solution for its ticketing needs. The project will take advantage of integration between ENTA and ContribTrak; UNM's chosen fundraising application as supplied by Envisage Software. (5.18.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000650.html#more

  • Local contributions by Wal-Mart and Sam's Club's to the UNM Children's Hospital totaled more than $270,000 in the 2004 calendar year. In the last five years, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club have given more than $1 million to UNMCH via the Children's Miracle Network. The funds were used to purchase life-saving, state-of-the-art equipment, as well as comforting necessities such as rocking chairs, toy, books and much more. (5.18.2005)

  • UNM and Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) entered into an agreement for UNM to provide a bachelor of University Studies and a master's degree in Teaching and Learning in Espanola, in the fall 2005. (5.18.2005)

  • The UNM Foundation elected Bob Bovinette as the new chair of the Foundation Board, Don Chalmers as vice chair and Dorothy Rainosek, secretary. They join Michael Carroll, president of the UNM Foundation and vice president of Institutional Advancement and David Harris, treasurer and executive vice president for Administration, as officers on the Board of Directors. (5.18.2005)

  • Student participation in commencement exercises was a record high with more than 1,100 graduates, including 40 golden grads marking one-half century as alumni, taking part in the festivities. President Louis Caldera conferred degrees upon main campus graduates including 1,749 bachelor's degrees, 552 master's degrees, five post-master's, 99 doctorates, 92 juris doctorates, 57 medical doctorates, 70 pharmacy doctorates and one education specialist - a projected total of 2,265 degrees. (5.18.2005)

  • Senior Qiao Liang has won the highly competitive Merage Foundation for the American Dream Fellowship. She is one of only 14 recipients nationwide and will be presented the $20,000 award at a ceremony in California in June. Liang, who majored in Mathematics, received her bachelor's degree summa cum laude. (5.11.2005)

  • The Science & Technology Corporation @ UNM celebrated 10 years of working to commercialize research at the university by honoring the newest patent holders at the institution. In 2004, 15 faculty members, some working in teams, were awarded patents. The patent holders came from the Center for High Technology Materials, from the Health Sciences Center and from several departments on campus. (5.11.2005)

  • Melissa Bokovoy, associate professor of history and Regents' Lecturer, has been chosen as one of two dozen scholars who will be in residence for the 2005-2006 academic year at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The center supports research in the social sciences and humanities. (5.11.2005)

  • Researchers at have discovered the first physical evidence of a river otter not seen in New Mexico in more than 50 years, according to a paper released recently by International Union for the Conservation of Nature Otter Special Group Bulletin. The Southwestern river otter, once a thriving subspecies across the state of New Mexico and the Southwestern U.S., is considered one of the most endangered mammals in North America and arguably the world says UNM Research Associate Professor Paul Polechla. (5.11.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000640.html#more

  • James L. Thorson, emeritus professor of English, and Connie Capers Thorson, professor emerita of University Libraries, have both received Fulbright teaching awards for the 2005-06 academic year. Jim will teach American literature and culture at the Belarusian State University for Linguistics, while Connie will teach library science courses at the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts. (5.11.2005)

  • Martin Brennan, ambassador to Zambia, has been named a Diplomat in Residence at UNM for the 2005-06 academic year. Brennan has been a member of the Foreign Service since 1976, serving in Washington, Uganda, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Taiwan and Portugal. (5.4.2005)

  • A group of leading river scientists, including UNM's Cliff Dahm and Jennifer Follstad Shah, published a paper in the journal Science recently presenting first-of-its-kind research on the state of river restoration in the United States. (5.4.2005)

  • Paul Biderman, associate director for the Institute of Public Law in the UNM School of Law, received the State Bar Public Law Sections' Public Lawyer of the Year award. A ceremony was held at the State Capitol Rotunda in Santa Fe. (4.27.2005)

  • Ron Wheeler, the School of Law Library's head of faculty and public services, is the American Association of Law Libraries 2005 recipient of the Minority Leadership Development Award. Annually, the honor goes to a minority law librarian with a strong academic record, no more than five years experience in the profession of law librarianship and demonstrated leadership potential. (4.27.2005)

  • CASTL, UNM's Center for the Advancement of Scholarship in Teaching and Learning named its annual teaching award winners. Nick Flor, assistant professor, marketing information/decision sciences, Anderson Schools of Management, and Anita Obermeier, associate professor, English, will receive the Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2004-05. (4.27.2005)

  • Joseph P. Sanchez, director of the Spanish Colonial Research Center, a joint project of UNM and the National Park Service, was inducted into the Orden de Isabel la Catolica in a ceremony held in Albuquerque's Old Town Plaza. (4.27.2005)

  • Terry Yates, vice president for Research and Economic Development, participated in an international discussion of climate, health and nutrition at Bio Vision 2005 in Lyons, France last week. Yates' invitation to the conference is a first for a UNM researcher. (4.27.2005)

  • UNM won three first place awards and 11 awards overall in the New Mexico Press Women 2005 Communication Contest. This year's contest included categories such as writing, editing, photography, advertising, public relations and books. Staff from Alumni Relations, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications and Marketing entered several categories. (4.20.2005)

  • The Anderson Schools of Management recently completed its fifth year in collaboration with the Samaritan Counseling Center with the announcement of the 2005 New Mexico Ethics in Business Award recipients. The awards recognize three for-profit businesses, one not-for-profit organization and one individual who promote ethical conduct in the workplace and in their interaction with customers, suppliers and within the community. (4.20.2005)

  • The Aril 11 issue of Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education rates UNM among the top graduate schools and programs for Hispanics. The source for the data is NCES, Digest of Educational Statistics, 2002-03. (4.20.2005)

  • UNM celebrated the grand opening of a new $1.2 million mass spectrometry facility housed in the Department of Chemistry. (4.20.2005)

  • Three staff were recognized for outstanding contributions to student life. They are School of Law Placement Director John Feldman; Mary Alice Tsosie, outreach and liaison librarian with the Indigenous Nations' Library Program at University Libraries; and Maria Williams, assistant professor of Native American Students and Department of Music. (4.13.2005)

  • Two UNM students are among a select group receiving the nation's most prestigious scholarships. Jesse E. French was one of 75 recipients from 65 U.S. colleges and universities named a 2005 Truman Scholar, while Frank Hemingway was one of 320 selected a Goldwater Scholar. (4.6.2005)

  • UNM graduate programs in education, engineering, law and medicine are ranked among the best in the nation in the April 4 issue of U.S. News & World Report. The listing of America's best graduate schools for 2006 includes 12 UNM programs. Programs ranked in the top 10 include UNM's Rural Medicine program (2nd), Clinical Law Training (8th) and Family Medicine (9th). (4.6.2005)

  • The New Mexico Law Review honored Albuquerque attorneys Philip Davis and Alice Lorenz at the review's 5th annual Excellence in Jurisprudence awards. The awards recognize legal professionals who have contributed to shaping New Mexico and/or federal jurisprudence through excellence in research, reasoning and writing. (4.6.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000577.html#more

  • Researchers at UNM's MIND Imaging Center Imaging Center have developed a new technique for probing the brain's response to pain by studying neural activity in specific brain regions. Glutamate, a major neurotransmitter that can be toxic a high levels, has now been implicated as one of the primary neurotransmitters in communicating pain in the brain. This breakthrough could lead to new treatments and medications for the sufferer of acute and/or chronic pain. (3.30.2005)

  • Five members of the UNM community, including Hillard Kaplan, Nitant Kenkre, Dale Alverson, Marjorie Devon and Cally Ingebritson, have been named as recipients of the 2005 International Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to international programs and education at UNM. (3.30.2005)

  • The Environmental Leadership Program selected UNM Biologist Mimi Lam for a prestigious two-year fellowship. Lam, an emerging leader in the environmental field, was chosen for her design of meta-institutional, ecosystem-themed research curricula and her research into the epistemological convergence of evolutionary human cognition and traditional ecological knowledge. Lam was one of 24 talented leaders in a new class of 2005-2006 fellows from across the country. (3.30.2005)

  • A consortium of universities, led by UNM, recently announced its intent to join the University of California (UC) in forming an Institute for Advanced Studies to be affiliated with Los Alamos National Laboratory. The institute would be established contingent on the UC Board of Regents deciding to compete and the university winning the contract for continued management of the national laboratory. (3.30.2005)

  • Ken Carpenter, associate director of International Programs and Studies, has been selected to travel to Japan this summer as part of the U.S.-Japan International Education Administrators Program. Carpenter is one of six U.S. administrators selected by the Fulbright Scholarship Board and the U.S. Department of State to study the Japanese education system. (3.30.2005)

  • A Getty Campus Heritage grant of $120,000 is allowing UNM to prepare a university conservation plan. The campus preservation committee is conducting a systematic evaluation of campus architecture for historical significance, with each building constructed before 1970 being surveyed. The history of each will be researched, checking its current features against original plans. (3.30.2005)

  • At least 30 percent of 68 fourth-year medical students, who applied for residency positions through the National Residency Matching Program, will stay in New Mexico, undertaking residency at UNM or other medical centers in the state. (3.23.2005)

  • The Board of Regents approved a resolution Monday supporting a new charter high school to be located near UNM, emphasizing math, science and technology. The school with the proposed name, "High Tech High Albuquerque," will offer an accelerated curriculum and prepare students for successful college careers. UNM and the school will work together to develop a curriculum consistent with national and international standards. (3.16.2005)

  • Associate Professor Michelle Arthur, Anderson Schools of Management, recently had an article recognized as one of the top 20 research papers for the annual Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Arthur's paper, "Share Price Reactions to Work-Family Initiatives: An Institutional Perspective," was selected for the top 20 by a committee of more than 40 scholars from eight countries and more than 2,000 articles published in 52 leading English-language journals in North America and Europe. (3.16.2005)

  • Five UNM students attended the 2005 International Union of Physiological Sciences Congress thanks to the American Physiological Society. Jessica Bryant, Nate Roybal, Jason Griego, Samantha Torres and Carment Troncoso, will be heading to San Diego, Calif., to the gathering that will attract more than 16,000 scientists from dozens of scientific disciplines. (3.16.2005)

  • Mary Helen Lagasse was the winning recipient of the Premio Atzlan prize for her novel, "The Fifth Sun," from Curbstone Press. The literary prize competition is held in honor of Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya. (3.16.2005)

  • Gov. Bill Richardson co-signed an agreement to establish the first medical isotopes center in the country recently. The New Mexico Center for Isotopes in Medicine is a partnership between Los Alamos National Laboratory and the UNM Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy whose objective is the discovery and development of new isotope-based drugs and technologies for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. (3.9.2005)

  • Biology Professor Richard Cripps recently received a $1.375 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the connection between the heart of fruit flies, or Drosophila, and how certain genetic heart ailments form in humans. (3.9.2005)

  • The Provost's Committee for Staff recently announced the spring 2005 recipients of its first-ever Academic Support Scholarship for Staff. Recipients were: Margaret Gonzales, group administrator, Graduate Studies; Dina Ma'yan, development coordinator, University Libraries; Bridgette Wagner, web designer, College of Pharmacy; and Lucille Cordova, administrative assistant, Chicano Studies. (3.2.2005)

  • The School of Law initiated a new Economic Development Program to expand its business law curriculum and increase economic activity in the state. As a result, more courses will be offered on a range of topics including secured lending, sales, business associations/small businesses, employment law, securities regulations, antitrust and international business transactions, and business ethics. (3.2.2005)

  • Jonathan Leo Brown, a graduate student in Art Education, College of Education, recently received the NICHE Student Award in Mixed and Miscellaneous Media. Brown's "Tower of Light" received one of only 19 awards out of nearly 1,000 entries from the United States and Canada. (3.2.2005)

  • Congresswoman Heather Wilson announced $3 million in federal funding for the new UNM Sevilleta Research and Education Center, a major ecological research project in the New Mexico desert near Socorro, N.M. The center will complement the current Sevilleta Field Research Station, which is in need of a facility for training and to house research equipment and high-speed computer connections. (3.2.2005)

  • A three-year, $900,000 grant is allowing the College of Education to provide scholarships to American Indian students interested in teaching in Native American communities. The Indian Education Division at the New Mexico State Department of Education provided the funding. (3.2.2005)

  • Physics Professor Nitant Kenkre has been selected the 50th Annual Research Lecturer at the University of New Mexico, the highest honor the institution bestows on a faculty member. Kenkre, selected through a peer review process, presented a lecture titled, "Movers and Shakers in Physics and Biology. (2.23.2005)

  • Provost Brian Foster led a series of discussions to reexamine the focus of the university's areas of distinction. Over the next two months, the campus community will talk about possible areas of intense focus. More than 200 faculty members have been involved in the process since early 2004 will be involved in the first round of discussions. In late March a series of forums will be scheduled for broad campus participation. (2.23.2005)

  • Students at the Anderson Schools of Management are taking part in a Junior Achievement of New Mexico coordinated program titled, "JA Titan," at Albuquerque area high schools this spring.  The JA Titan partnership, which has been in the works for approximately a year, is an interactive high-tech, web-based business simulation model that introduces critical economics and management decisions to high school students created by the Anderson schools in support of Junior Achievement. (2.23.2005)

  • Paul Nathanson, associate provost for Academic Affairs, convened several small working groups in 2004 to assess UNM's international initiatives and to develop a plan to further the institution's work globally. His work on the report is gaining support and picking up momentum. (2.16.2005) http://www.unm.edu/news/05-02-14/international.htm

  • The Alumni Association bestowed four major awards upon alumni and faculty at its annual awards dinner. The recipients include: Jerry Jackson, James F. Zimmerman Award; Art Melendres, Rodey Award; Jerry Atkinson, Erna S. Fergusson Award; and Tey Diana Rebolledo, Alumni Association Faculty Award. (2.16.2005)

  • The Advanced Planning Studio in Community and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture and Planning recently conducted a social, economic and planning analysis for Albuquerque's Barelas neighborhood. The study found that Barelas, at the heart of the city's history, culture, economy, politics and life, is also a community affected by poverty, drugs and outside influences from development and growth. (2.16.2005)

  • With the advances in technology, the College of Nursing has created an option for registered nurses (RN) who want to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN). The RN to BSN option enables RNs from anywhere in the state to earn a BSN online. (2.16.2005)

  • President Louis Caldera led a group of university researchers to Taiwan to visit Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu where a Memorandum of Agreement was signed with the institution. UNM may host Taiwanese graduate students this fall as part of an exchange program, while the Study Abroad Program at UNM is looking for students interested in studying in Taiwan. The MOA may also be used for faculty exchanges. (2.16.2005)

  • A national election report, featuring the research of UNM Professor Lonna Rae Atkeson, was released recently at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Atkeson monitored the New Mexico 1st Congressional District race between Heather Wilson and Richard Romero, a spirited contest in which new federal election laws were put to the test. (2.9.2005)

  • R. Philip Eaton, executive vice president for the Health Sciences Center, recently received the prestigious inaugural Many Hands, One Vision Diversity Leadership Award from the HSC Star Council. The Star Council is comprised of a group of Native American, Hispanic, African American and Asian American community leaders and current HSC employees who provide advice and referral support to the HSC in its ongoing efforts to promote diversity in the workplace. (2.9.2005)

  • More than 100 students at UNM will appear in the 2005 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." (2.9.2005)

  • Kenneth P. Miller, professor and associate dean for research and clinical scholarship at the College of Nursing, has been elected vice president/president elect of the American College of Nurse Practitioners. Miller has been a nurse educator/researcher for 20 years. (2.2.2005)

  • J. Michael Norwood, professor, School of Law, has received the 2005 William Pincus Award from the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Clinical Legal Education. Norwood was honored for leadership in the advancement of clinical legal education, tireless promotion of multidisciplinary collaborations, pioneering work on technology in clinics and dedication to students and social justice. (2.2.2005)

  • School of Law Professor Denise Fort has been appointed to the National Research Council committee charged with conducting the study, "Potential and Pitfalls for Sustainable Underground Storage of Recoverable Water." The committee will publish an overview of research needs and priorities concerning sustainable underground storage technology. (2.2.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000477.html#more

  • UNM'S MIND (Mental Illness and Neuroscience Discovery) Imaging Center recently discovered critically important neurological differences in the way men and women "think." Technological advances in neuro-imaging allow researchers to explore exactly where brain activity resides in males and females, and how it affects thinking and intelligence - which ultimately could lead to vastly different treatment protocols for brain-injured men and women. (1.26.2005)

  • UNM will begin a yearlong, campus-wide effort to study its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program. Specific areas the study will cover include academic integrity, governance and commitment to rules compliance, and a commitment to equity and student-athlete welfare. This program focuses solely on certification of athletics programs. (1.26.2005)

  • Planetizen has named "Squares: A Public Places Design Guide for Urbanists," by UNM Assistant Professor Mark C. Childs, School of Architecture and Planning, among the top 10 books published in 2004. (1.26.2005)

  • The New Mexico Council on Photography awarded the first recipient of the Beaumont Newhall Publication Assistance Grant to the UNM Jonson Gallery for the catalogue publication of "Reservation Stories: The Photographs of Zig Jackson." The gallery will have an exhibition of these photographs through March 4. (1.26.2005) http://www.unm.edu/news/05-01-18/jonson.htm

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory and UNM have created a program in UNM's Center on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) that will give graduate students the opportunity to assist in the transfer of technologies from the laboratory to the private sector. (1.19.2005)

  • The Organization of American States recently announced that it is donating 1,500 scholarships to UNM to help train teachers in the State of New Mexico. The scholarships will be used for online courses offered through the Educational Portal of the Americas of the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Americas. (1.19.2005)

  • The UNM Board of Regents approved a road map for developing land in Mesa del Sol in Albuquerque's southeast quadrant.  UNM will participate in a land exchange with the state land office allowing Forest City Covington to move ahead with the development in return for an opportunity to participate in some projects. (1.12.2005)

  • UNM Regents President Jamie Koch recently appeared before the Cochiti Pueblo Tribal Council to formally commemorate UNM's return of a 220-acre part of Horn Mesa to the pueblo. (1.5.2005) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000448.html#more

  • Pam Hurd-Knief, chief development officer for the School of Architecture and Planning since 1999, recently assumed presidency of the New Mexico Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. (1.5.2005)

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