[an error occurred while processing this directive]
UNM UNM Public Affairs

UNM Today online
UNM Today print
News Releases
Regents' Agendas
Visiting UNM

University Communication & Marketing

UNM Lobo
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

UNM Accomplishments Chronological
(January 1 - December 21, 2006)

  • In a linguistics laboratory, Marsheena John of the Coyote-Pass Clan studied the science of language. Using books as microscopes and her culture as a lab coat, John delved into the language passed onto her by her grandfather. The language: Navajo. The laboratory: the University of New Mexico's Department of Linguistics. (12.21.06)
  • Barney Maccabe, professor of computer science and director of the High Performance Computing Center, was appointed interim Chief Information Officer of the University of New Mexico, effective Feb. 1, 2007. Maccabe took over the position for a period of one year upon the retirement of William Adkins who served as university CIO since December 2004. (12.21.06)
  • More than notes on a page, music cuts across culture and language. Pianist Pamela Viktoria Pyle, assistant professor of music, lived the language so well that she traveled to Taiwan to present a number of concerts and teach classes. (12.21.06)
  • Two UNM-Gallup students, Alvin Harvey and Joel Yazzie, were nominated to the All USA Academic Team for community colleges. Sixty team members will have been selected in May, from nominees across the nation, to be on the first, second and third teams. (12.21.06)

  • The UNM Board of Regents approved an addendum to the employment contract for David Harris, who now serves as acting president. When the current presidential search is completed, Harris will become the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the university. In a related announcement, Harris named Michael Kingan as UNM's Vice President for Advancement. Kingan had been serving in that position on an interim basis since August. (12.14.06)
  • Researchers from the Physics and Astronomy Department, in collaboration with researchers at the Collider Detector at Fermilab or CDF and the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, discovered rare types of particles that are exotic relatives of the much more common proton and neutron. (12.14.06)
  • Scientists in collaboration from the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University made a remarkable breakthrough in breast and women's cancers. Publishing in two top tier medical research journals, Science and Nature Cell Biology, this team discovered a novel receptor for the female hormone estrogen. (12.14.06)
  • Professor Denise Fort, School of Law, was appointed to serve on a committee of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. This program of the U.S. Department of Commerce integrates federal research on climate and global change from a number of federal agencies. The committee Fort serves on will review the response and adaptation to climate change with respect to water resources. (12.14.06)
  • University College announced the winning research projects showcased at the recent Research Quest Symposium. More than 140 students and their faculty mentors participated in the event, about 85 percent of whom were also participating in a University College initiative such as a Freshmen Interest Group, Learning Community, Living and Learning Community, Freshman Learning Community or Research Service Learning Program. (12.14.06)
  • Marianne Berwick was awarded the 2006 Established Researcher Award of the Society of Melanoma Research this fall at the third annual International Melanoma Research Congress held in Noordwijk, Holland. Berwick received the award in recognition of her 20-year career in melanoma prevention. (12.14.06)
  • Eleven Professors were promoted to the rank of University of New Mexico distinguished professor, the highest rank bestowed on faculty. Distinguished professors are individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and are nationally and internationally renowned as scholars. They include: Jonathan Abrams, Keith H. Basso, Steven Brueck, Carlton Caves, Judith Chazin-Bennahum, Steven Gangestad, Fred Hashimoto, Paul Andrew Hutton, Ruth Luckasson, Tey Diana Rebolledo and Howard Waitzkin. (12.7.06)
  • UNM sent six researchers abroad in 2006-07 as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program. They include: Kenneth D. Carpenter, Robert Glew, Chester Liebs, Lorraine Malcoe, Shannon Reierson and Gary Scharnhorst. Additionally, three visiting Fulbright scholars will come to UNM. They are: Sagrario Del Carmen Cruz Carretero, Roberto Javier Gernandez Alduncin and Yoshiko Kayano. (12.7.06)
  • Three staff members received the Gerald W. May Award, UNM's top honor for staff. They are: Kathy Gienger, supervisor, University Libraries Print Resources Department; Joshua Kavanagh, associate director, Parking and Transportation Services; and Summer Little, program services coordinator, UNM Women's Resource Center. (12.7.06)
  • Heather Canavan , assistant professor of chemical and nuclear engineering, was featured in a news story on KRQE-TV. Canavan and UNM graduate students traveled to APS schools to talk to fifth graders about careers in bioengineering. Students were given kits and were asked to build models of movable fingers. The response among school children was enthusiastic. (12.7.06)
  • UNM's Shelley Rael, a registered dietician and nutritionist, appeared live on KOB TV to talk about healthy holiday eating and weight management. Rael said it's important to eat regular meals before eating at holiday parties. (12.7.06)
  • The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy awarded Yubin Miao, College of Pharmacy, a research grant to support his studies in melanoma detection. He was one of 13 college of pharmacy faculty in the country selected for the award. The award, made through the AACP New Investigators Program for pharmacy faculty, supports the career of a new pharmacy faculty member by providing start-up funding research. (12.7.06) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=5542
  • Professor Deborah McFarlane completed a nationally-funded project to preserve the history of international population programs. The Population Pioneers Project is made up of oral histories and personal papers collected from reproductive health leaders throughout the world. McFarlane teaches in the political science and women studies departments. (11.30.06)
  • According to a survey released by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration or NASPAA and used by permission, the University of New Mexico's School of Public Administration was tied for third in the nation with the highest number of graduates entering state government with a Master's of Public Administration. (11.30.06)
  • Vice Provost of Graduate Studies Amy Wohlert was recognized as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Wohlert was recognized for her contributions to research in the neuromuscular control of speech production and for her service as an administrator and as chair of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. (11.20.06)

  • A new Web site featuring student research throughout the university was unveiled. The site, http://research.unm.edu/studentresearch/, is targeted to high school students and their parents who may be interested in the many different kinds of opportunities students have to get involved in research at UNM. (11.20.06)

  • The Health and Sciences Center’s Medical Simulation Program was named a Level I Accredited Education Institute by the American College of Surgeons. The program, run through the B.A.T.C.A.V.E. (Basic Advanced Trauma Computer Assisted Virtual Experience), is one of only seven inaugural institutions in North America awarded this certification. The ACS review described UNM's B.A.T.C.A.V.E. as an outstanding educational institution providing quality education and services. (11.20.06)

  • Carlos Ramirez , executive director of the UNM- Los Alamos branch campus, announced his retirement effective Aug. 1, 2007. Ramirez, who started at UNM-LA in January 1989, had been the executive director for 17 of the branch's 25 years. A search for his successor will begin immediately. (11.20.06)

  • UNM was one of nine research universities in four states who joined together to form the Southwest Border Security Consortium to promote scientific and policy solutions for issues affecting the U.S.-Mexico border region. The announcement was made at ComDef Tucson 2006, an international conference in Tucson on technologies for border security, defense and commerce. (11.16.06)
  • UNM-Gallup was awarded one of four $40,000 New Mexico Higher Education Department grants to run a film boot camp for high school juniors and seniors. Pamela Stovall, associate professor of communication and journalism at UNM-Gallup, applied for the Film and Media Grant Film Boot Camp. The grant was used to buy equipment including cameras and computers. (11.16.06)
  • Alex Gonzalez , associate director of the Scholarship Office, won the "Golden Shoe Award" for his outstanding work with vendors, while Trey Smith won the Rising Star New Professionals Award for his innovative student programs. They were recognized at the Region IV-West conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators held in Breckenridge, Colo. recently. (11.16.06)
  • Fourth-year medical student Alana Benjamin was one of five recipients selected as a 2006 Pisacano Scholar. Benjamin graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University in 2002. The award recognizes outstanding medical students who have made a commitment to enter the specialty of Family Medicine. (11.16.06)
  • School of Law Students successfully completed a long-term drive to amend the New Mexico Constitution to repeal the Alien Land Act, a discriminatory provision of New Mexico's constitution since 1921. The Alien Land Act prohibited land ownership by all immigrants ineligible for citizenship. Nikko Harada, Christopher Frey, John Sugg, Nicholas Marshall and Adrian Vega, students in Jose Martinez's Law Practice Clinic, advocated for and wrote op-ed pieces about the legislation. (11.16.06)

  • In September, five UNM students - Deborah Baker, Angelina Gonzalez-Aller, Christopher Miller, Marcus Romero and Moanna Wright - set out for Washington D.C. to become congressional interns for a semester. While in Washington they worked in the congressional offices 32 hours a week and carried a full class load at UNM via special arrangements with professors. UNM instituted the program in association with the President's Club at the UNM Foundation. (11.09.06)
  • For the third straight year, two College of Pharmacy students have been elected to top regional offices for the American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). Elected officers Kimberly Neff and Angela Sobien are both second-year students at the COP. With the appointments, UNM has become the first school in the 40-year history of the APhA-ASP to have its students hold top regional offices for three straight years. (11.09.06)

  • The School of Medicine class of 2010 organized and conducted a Body Donor Memorial Service to recognize the generous individuals from Albuquerque and New Mexico communities who donated their bodies for medical education. The event, held at UNM's Newman Center, offered a short, non-denominational service for more than 75 donor families and friends, as well as members of the community, UNM faculty, and medical, physical therapy and physician assistant students. (11.09.06)

  • Seven UNM Hospital nurses, including Gloria Doherty, Heidi Radke, Heather Alter, Andrea Montoya, Cathy Chavez, Valerie Boatwright and Ruth Kauffman, were honored by the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence at the second annual Nursing Excellence Awards. The New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding nurses in 22 professional categories. This year, more than 255 nominations from around the state were submitted. (11.09.06)

  • The family of F.L. Denton, a professor who helped establish the Electrical Engineering Department at UNM in 1927, donated a first edition copy of "Relativity and Common Sense," a book written by Denton just before he came to UNM. The book is especially valuable because Albert Einstein signed it. (11.09.06)

  • K. Maria D. Lane , an adjunct assistant professor of Geography, was named the recipient of the Derek Price/Rod Webster Award for her article titled, "Geographers of Mars: Cartographic Inscription and Exploration Narrative in Late Victorian Representations of the Red Planet." The award, given annually by the History of Science Society since 1979, recognizes the best work published in the Society's journal Isis. (11.09.06)

  • A major, multi-million dollar investment to help children with disabilities at the UNM Health Sciences Center for Development and Disability (CDD), including a $1 million investment in professional and parental training for autism and a $750,000 investment in evaluation and diagnosis at the CDD, was announced by Gov. Bill Richardson.(11.1.06)

  • Aric Grauke, an undergraduate student in the School of Architecture and Planning, received an international award in the annual Form Z Joint Study Awards, an international design competition. Grauke's project, "Love Letter," received an honorable mention in the visualization and illustration category. Grauke was a student in Rana Abu-Dayyeh and Tim Castillo's Introduction to Digital Design class in the fall 2005. (11.1.06)

  • A paper authored by Nina Wallerstein, director of the Masters in Public Health Program and Institute of Public Health and a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Bonnie Duran, associate professor in the MPH and Department of Family and Community Medicine, was selected to receive the Sarah Mazelis Best Paper of the Year award presented by the Society for Public Health Education Journal of Health Promotion Practice. The paper, "Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Address Disparities," was published last July. (11.1.06)

  • The UNM School of Architecture and Planning inducted 10 members into Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society. Acting Dean Ric Richardson announced induction of five undergraduate and five graduate students into UNM's Gamma Lambda chapter of the national organization. (11.1.06)

  • UNM was well-represented in the New Mexico Business Weekly's 2007 issue of '40 Under 40.' Ten individuals with connections to UNM, either as faculty, staff or students, were named to the popular special supplement. Faculty members recognized include: Shelly Arthur; John Benavidez; Dante DiGregorio; Doug Thomas; Harry Van Buren; and Craig White, all from the Anderson Schools of Management; staff members Carlos Rey Romero and Marla Wood; doctoral student Alice Hopkins-Loy and law student DeAnza Valencia . (10.25.06)

  • The pediatric specialty care unit at UNM Hospitals recently performed its first ever pediatric autologous stem cell transplant, making it the first time a pediatric patient has received this type of transplant in the state of New Mexico . An autologous stem cell transplant is a procedure that uses stem cells from the actual patient. (10.25.06)

  • UNM's Kappa Sigme Fraternity made a donation to the UNM Children's Hospital after raising money through an event called a "cow drop" held in October. The creative and humorous fundraiser involved a cow, a field in Belen and supporters who purchased $5 raffle tickets. (10.25.06)

  • Volume 12 of Red Mesa Review, UNM-Gallup's literary magazine, won the Small College Award in the Southwestern Region of the Community College Humanities Association Literary Magazine Competition. The college had previously won an award in the same competition in 1999. RMR is published annually and contains the original artwork and literary compositions of students, faculty and staff. (10.25.06)

  • Vice President for Research and Economic Development Terry Yates was named to the Board of Life Sciences for the National Academies of Sciences. The Board of Life Sciences serves as a focal point for a wide range of technical and policy topics in the area of life sciences, including bioterrorism, genomics, biodiversity conservation and key topics in basic biomedical research, such as stem cells. (10.18.06)

  • The National Institutes of Health awarded the UNM Health Sciences Center one of 52 academic health center planning grants to participate in a new national research consortium. The planning grant will pave the way for the HSC to become part of the new NIH system designed to streamline the "bench to bedside" process of medical research. (10.18.06)

  • Dr. John Russell was appointed chair in the UNM School of Medicine Department of Surgery. Russell had been serving as interim chair since last July. He came to UNM in January 2004 from the New Britain General Hospital in Connecticut, where he served as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Surgery, to accept the position of Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and professor of Surgery. (10.18.06)

  • UNM Architect Roger Lujan, AIA, received the Maureen Walter Alumni of the Year award by the School of Architecture and Planning Alumni Chapter. Lujan earned his architecture degree from UNM in 1969 and has served as university architect since 1989. Lujan received the award in recognition of his contributions to the community and the profession. (10.18.06)

  • The 2006 New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association Awards Banquet presented awards to two UNM professors and an alumnus. The Attorney of the Year Award was presented to alumnus Benedicto Naranjo, and the Liberty and Justice Award was presented to School of Law professors emeriti Frederick Hart and Robert Desiderio. (10.18.06)

  • Vice President for Human Resources Susan Carkeek was named the chief human resources officer at the University of Virginia. Carkeek led UNM's human resources department for the past 10 years. Acting President David Harris has appointed Carolyn Thompson as interim vice president for human resources. (10.11.06)

  • UNM's College Assistance Migrant Program, or CAMP, was funded by the Department of Education's Office of Migrant Education for an additional five years. CAMP received $1,892,859 over a five-year funding cycle, which began Oct. 1. CAMP is an arm of the College Enrichment and Outreach Programs in the Division of Students Affairs. (10.11.06)
  • The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM was recently notified that it has been reaccredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM). Museums must apply for AAM reaccredidation every 10 years. The AAM Accreditation Commission report stated that the Maxwell Museum "has a strong staff, collections, research, exhibits and new collaborative initiatives." (10.11.06)
  • The UNM College of Pharmacy (COP) debuted its William M. Hadley COP Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award by recognizing professors Mary Walker, PhD and Ke Jian "Jim" Liu, PhD with the accolade. Named in honor of former COP Dean Dr. William M. Hadley (dean, 1986-2002), the two-year award was created to recognize faculty for their outstanding work in research. (10.11.06)
  • The Executive MBA program at the UNM's Anderson Schools of Management was ranked No. 19 out of 25 institutions for Hispanics by Hispanic Trends magazine.
  • Carol Eve Luciani Moye and Sally N. Pete were honored by the University of New Mexico College of Nursing with the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award. Moye, a 1973 graduate, has practiced primarily in the field of orthopedic nursing. Pete graduated from the CoN in 1981. For more than 20 years, she has worked for the Indian Health Service. (10.11.06)
  • The Provost Committee for Staff announced the recipients for the Fall 2006 Provost's Scholarship awards. Crystal Pino, Elsie Baldwin and Brenda Yazzie, were each awarded a scholarship designed to support UNM employees by defraying costs of academic books, course fees and supplies. (10.11.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001496.html#more
  • A unique School of Medicine model of health care that seamlessly integrates public and private providers while treating both the symptoms and root causes of illness was heralded in a special segment of 'Annals of Family Medicine' as a role model of what health care could become in the future. (10.4.06)
  • The UNM Alumni Association honored six alumni with its Zia Award at the All-University Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Albuquerque Petroleum Club. The recipients included Dick Knipfing, Jane Shuler Gray, Judith Nakamura, Tommy Roberts, Janice Lucero, and Marty Wilson. Additionally, Jane Blumenfeld was honored with the Lobo Award. (10.4.06)

  • Laurie Schatzberg was appointed senior associate dean at the Anderson Schools of Management. Schatzberg had previously held the position of assistant academic vice president for Management Information Systems from 2003-06. During that time, she also served as the faculty representative to UNM's Project LINK, representing faculty and academic interests. (10.4.06)

  • The board of regents approved an interdisciplinary graduate degree program in Nanoscience and Microsystems. The degree program is a cooperative effort between the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and involves faculty from both areas of the university. (10.4.06)

  • El Centro de la Raza, UNM's Hispanic/Latina/o student service center, initiated a service learning internship program. In fall of 2006, the program accepted 15 undergraduate and three graduate students after a rigorous screening process. Program advisors work with students to create goals in four areas: academic, personal, professional, and social. Each student in turn becomes an intern/mentor to assist five to eight others, mainly freshmen, though some are transfer and probationary students. (10.4.06)

  • The inaugural class for a west side UNM Anderson Schools of Management graduate program began with 38 students enrolled in the first-ever professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) program. The PMBA program closely mirrors Anderson 's popular executive MBA program. (10.4.06)

  • UNM Regent Raymond Sanchez and presidential search committee chair announced a 22-member advisory committee for the University of New Mexico presidential search.

    "After hearing from our many constituency groups - which involved talking to over one hundred and fifty individuals including faculty, staff, students and community members - we identified dozens of people passionately interested in dedicating their time and effort to serve on this committee," said Sanchez. (9.27.06)
  • UNM-Taos is joining with Northern New Mexico College and New Mexico Highlands University to persuade more high school students in northern New Mexico to go to college. The three schools are sharing a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education Title V funding program. (9.27.06)
  • Four Individuals with ties to UNM, including Regents President Jamie Koch and Regent Don Chalmers; Suellyn Scarnecchia, dean, School of Law; and Jackie Hood, professor, Anderson Schools of Management, were named to the New Mexico Business Weekly's annual Power Brokers 2007 list.
  • Terry Babbit, director, Recruitment Services and Admissions, was appointed associate vice president for Enrollment Management, while Tim Gutierrez, director, College Enrichment: Special Programs, was appointed associate vice president for College Enrichment and Outreach Programs. The new positions will unite and oversee critical areas requiring coordinated direction in the Division of Student Affairs. (9.27.06)
  • UNM is piloting a program to serve parents of prospective and current students. The UNM Parent Relations Office, opened Oct. 2and is a component of Enrollment Management in the Division of Students Affairs. UNM Senior Communication Representative Laurie Mellas is charged with day-to-day operations. She will facilitate communication between UNM and parents to promote an appropriate role for parents in the campus community. The pilot is made possible with the support of University Communication and Marketing. (9.27.06)
  • Physical Plant Director Mary Vosevich was recently named 2006 Energy Management Executive of the Year by the New Mexico Association of Energy Engineers. The award is presented for outstanding leadership in promoting the ideals of and providing the resources for energy management and energy projects development. (9.27.06)
  • The Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention received a grant from the New Mexico Department of Health to form a higher education prevention consortium aimed at reducing high-risk drinking among New Mexico college students. Charter members are UNM, New Mexico State University , New Mexico Highlands University, San Juan College , Eastern New Mexico University and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. (9.27.06)
  • A groundbreaking for the $42 million Centennial Engineering Center was held at the School of Engineering . Construction is scheduled for completion by fall semester 2008. UNM regents, acting President David Harris, Provost Reed Dasenbrock, SOE dean Joseph Cecchi, architect Van Gilbert and business and community leaders attended the event. (9.20.06)
  • From Acting President David Harris: Preliminary figures indicate student enrollment at UNM remains strong with this year's freshmen class projected to be over 3,000 for the fourth year in a row. This reflects well on the faculty and staff of the University as well as on the many support programs we make available to our students - the lottery scholarship, freshmen learning communities and outreach to at-risk students, to name a few. Our commitment to these students continues to be our greatest responsibility. (9.20.06)

  • The UNM annual crime statistics report shows some fluctuation over the three-year reporting period, but statistically, violent crime on campus remains low while the campus population continues to increase. UNM Police compile the statistics annually in compliance with the federal Cleary Law, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Education and requires colleges and universities to release three years of crime statistics for a variety of offenses. (9.20.06)

  • The Educational Opportunity Centers in the UNM Office of Special Programs/College Enrichment Program have received federal funding for an additional four years. The EOCs were funded for the past four years under TRiO, a program administered by the United States Department of Education. The centers will receive approximately $876,000 to provide guidance and counseling for adult students who want to complete a GED and/or enter or continue a program of post-secondary education. (9.20.06)

  • Karin Retskin, Staff Council administrative coordinator, was featured in an issue of University Business magazine. In a story about employee recognition activities on a small budget, Retskin discusses events that take place during staff appreciation week at UNM. Other universities mentioned include Denver 's Johnson and Wales , Wake Forest and the University of Michigan . (9.20.06)

  • In a historic gathering in Las Cruces on Sept. 9, the Board of Regents at New Mexico State University hosted the Board of Regents from the University of New Mexico to talk business and pledge cooperation. Emblematic of the collaborative spirit referred to often in the meeting, both boards unanimously approved the Cooperative Pharmacy program, which seeks to remove the shortage of pharmacists in southern New Mexico - currently at half the national average. (9.13.06)

  • Researchers within the UNM School of Medicine received a $1.68 million grant from the National Eye Institute to investigate the role played by proteinase enzymes and of a little studied growth factor called hepatocyte growth factor, in the degradation of the eye as a result of diabetic retinopathy. (9.13.06)

  • Professor Jean-Claude Diels was named as the recipient of the Optical Society of America's Engineering Excellence Award, given in recognition of technical achievements in optical engineering. (9.13.06)

  • Popejoy Hall, UNM's premier venue and one of the state's most popular entertainment sites, celebrates its 40th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 1. Festivities to mark the occasion include a noontime lunch on stage with select guests. At 1 p.m., a public celebration starts outside on Cornell Mall with a short ceremony to honor the occasion commencing at 1:45, also outside Popejoy Hall. (9.13.06)

  • UNM Staff Council President David Groth has been elected president of the New Mexico Higher Education Staff Association. Formed this past summer during the first higher education staff summit held at UNM, the group held its first official meeting last week at Western New Mexico University in Silver City . (9.13.06)

  • The UNM School of Law was ranked the No. 1 law school for Hispanics, according to the September issue of the Hispanic Business Magazine. The school was recognized for its small classes, easy student-faculty interaction, and special programs in clinical, Native American, natural resources and international law. Other schools ranked at UNM are the School of Medicine (No. 4), noted for its sustained history of recruitment and retention of underrepresented students; and the School of Engineering (No. 10), which was noted for its student body and the demographics reflecting diversity. (9.6.06)

  • Barbara Carver, program operations director for the executive vice president's office at the Health Sciences Center , was appointed Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies. In this new position, Carver will work with Graduate Studies Dean Amy Wohlert to develop and implement Office of Graduate Studies' initiatives and will oversee day-to-day operations. She began her new duties in OGS on Sept. 25. (9.6.06)

  • Once every three, the International Astronomical Union recognizes scientists from the Meteoritical Society for their achievements in the field with a unique award that's simply out of this world - they bestow names of scientists on asteroids. UNM Research Assistant Professor Barbara Cohen was one of 35 scientists recognized with an asteroid in her name, 'Asteroid 6816 Barbcohen.' (9.6.06)

  • Barbara Form, a fourth/fifth grade teacher at Manzano Mesa Elementary School , was one of 21 teachers nationally to take part in the Library of Congress Teacher's Summer Institute. Form is a mentor teacher for the career development program, a partnership program between the UNM College of Education and Albuquerque Public Schools . (9.6.06)

  • Three UNM Press authors were chosen as finalists for the Women Writing the West's Willa Award. Sharon Niederman, author of the novel, 'Generations set in New Mexico, Return to Abo,' and Paula Paul, author of 'Crazy Quilt,' a story of a woman's reawakening after breast cancer, were selected in the fiction category. Mary Beath was chosen in the poetry category for her book, 'Refuge of Whirling Light.'(9.6.06)

  • Long-time UNM employee Theo Crevenna, ISTEC, Inc., received the Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca, the highest award given by the Mexican government to a foreigner. The decree, issued by Mexican President Vicente Fox, recognized Crevenna's lifetime of service looking out for the interests of the Hispanic community, especially for Mexican nationals. (9.6.06)

  • The Manufacturing Training and Technology Center , under the UNM School of Engineering, received $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to help build phase three of a semiconductor and micro systems processing clean room. (8.30.06)

  • UNM Hospital is one of 50 employers around the country named by AARP as one of the Best Employers for Workers over 50. The award, now in its sixth year, was established by AARP to honor employers showing a commitment to an aging workforce. AARP invites employers to apply for the designation by submitting an application describing their exemplary practices toward 50 and over workers. (8.30.06)

  • Miranda Eastham, database administrator for Advancement Services, was named UNM's Biggest Loser after completing an eight-week weight loss program. The university's Biggest Loser Challenge was based on the popular NBC series and organized by the Employee Health Promotion Program. Participant success was based on total weight and inches lost. Of the 159 people who registered, 92 people were post-measured, losing a combined total of 276.2 pounds. (8.30.06)

  • The Utton Transboundary Resources Center at the School of Law developed a model water compact to help parties avoid costly litigation. The project was funded in 2000 with congressional funding obtained by United States Sen. Pete Domenici. (8.30.06)

  • Ferrel Heady, the 11th president of the University of New Mexico who served from 1968 to 1975, died Aug. 17 at the age of 90. A memorial service was scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. in the UNM Student Union ballroom. Heady served during turbulent times marked by student demonstrations against the Vietnam War. (8.23.06)

  • The UNM Board of Regents unanimously ratified the letter of agreement detailing a land exchange that will pave the way for a future UNM campus in Rio Rancho. The letter of agreement in principle was signed Aug. 17 by State Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons and acting UNM President David Harris. (8.23.06)

  • Students and faculty from the Department of Art and Art History exhibited some of their best artwork at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court . (8.23.06)

  • Fear of needles can seriously impact the care a patient receives - some children can become hysterical while some adults will avoid the doctor's office altogether. However, researchers at the UNM Health Sciences Center discovered that patient fear, aversion and anxiety levels decreased significantly when syringes were decorated with butterflies, flowers, fish and smiley faces. (8.23.06)

  • The Doctor of Pharmacy program at the College of Pharmacy (COP) had its accreditation continued until June 2009 by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Board of Directors. The COP was recognized for several achievements including academic progression rates, implementation of a new curriculum, development and expansion of pharmacy practice facilities for new curriculum and faculty recruitment. (8.23.06)

  • Joseph L. Cecchi, dean of the UNM School of Engineering, was elected as a director on the Executive Board of the Engineering Deans Council, the leadership organization of the American Society for Engineering Education. Cecchi's term will extend through June 2008. (8.23.06)

  • KNME-TV General Manager and Chief Executive Ted A. Garcia was re-elected chair of the board of directors of Pacific Mountain Network. 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. (8.23.06)

  • The UNM-Gallup Campus was ranked third in Community College Week for graduating American Indian students with Associate's degrees for 2003-2004. UNM-Gallup was up nine percent from the 2002-2003 total of 112 Native American graduates with Associate's degrees. (8.23.06)

  • An article by School of Law graduate Carlos Ruiz de la Torre was published in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. 'Towards the Digital Music Distribution Age: Business Model Adjustments and Legislative Proposals to Improve Legal Downloading Services and Counter Piracy' was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2006 Legal Writing Contest of the Grammy Foundation's Entertainment Law Initiative, a competition open to law students nationwide. (8.23.06)

  • A five-year, $2.8 million Title V grant was awarded to UNM to enhance support services for Hispanic students. In addition, the UNM Valencia campus received nearly $2.5 million. The United States Department of Education awarded the grants under the Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions program. (8.16.06)

  • At UNM-Gallup's South Campus in Zuni, Jean Martinez-Welles, a professor in Health Careers at UNM-Gallup, and John Welles invented and developed a solar oven. Their project was funded by a Center for Disease Control grant awarded to UNM-Gallup to develop a program to combat diabetes in the region. (8.16.06)

  • More than two years passed since the Lumina Foundation approved a $400,000 grant to implement institutional change at UNM-Gallup through its Achieving the Dream initiative. Since then, the college had launched several initiatives designed to increase the success of underserved students. Targeting students in high school was one of the college's primary goals with the Lumina funds. (8.16.06)

  • Pam Hurd-Knief was appointed interim associate vice president for Development. Hurd-Knief led the day-to-day operations of UNM's Development programs, including university and health sciences fundraising units, and served as a senior advisor in planning and establishing UNM's upcoming comprehensive campaign. She began her new role Sept. 1. (8.16.06)

  • Psychology Ph.D. candidate Jennifer Knapp Manuel cunducted a study of ways to make CRAFT, or community reinforcement approach and family training, a method more widely available to concerned family members of drug users. The self-study and group methods she evaluated promised to make CRAFT more accessible to those who want and need help. (8.16.06)

  • The UNM Foundation established an all-time high for fundraising, topping $48 million for the first time in the university's history. UNM easily exceeded its overall fiscal year 2005-06 fundraising goal of $47.1 million by raising nearly $48.6 million. These gifts help support student scholarships, initiatives to help students volunteer in the community, funds for new construction and renovation, and support for faculty and course development. (8.9.06)

  • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, the news magazine, ranks UNM fourth in the nation in awarding baccalaureate degrees to American Indians. Published in its June issue, the list of the Top 100 Degree Producers takes into account degrees awarded across all disciplines on main campuses in 2004-05. (8.9.06)

  • UNM was awarded $100,000 by the McCune Charitable Foundation to support the Research Service Learning Program at University College . McCune funds will support community groups with whom the university will partner through July 2008. (8.9.06)

  • For the third consecutive year, UNM Hospital was named one of the most-wired hospitals and health systems in the United States . UNMH was one of 100 selected out of more than 1,200 to be surveyed, and is one of only 13 organizations in the seven-year history of the program that has made the Most Wired list four times. (8.9.06)

  • The Health Sciences Center was designated by the World Health Organization as a WHO-Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Collaborating Center . WHO/PAHO cited a number of factors in designating the center, including the HSC's history of innovations in education, its track record of implementing innovative community health programs throughout New Mexico , and its role in fostering reform in other academic health centers in developing countries. (8.9.06)

  • Art Kaufman, chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, was selected by the National Center for Primary Care to receive its 2006 Academic Leadership in Primary Care Award for his work in improving medical care throughout New Mexico. The award is one of three the Morehouse School of Medicine presents annually for excellence in primary care. (8.9.06)

  • The Master of Architecture and the master of public administration programs were reaccredited by their respective accrediting organizations, the National Architectural Accrediting Board and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. (8.9.06)

  • The UNM Board of Regents approved the appointment of three individuals to the Harwood Museum Governing Board. They were Victor Goler, a sculptor from Taos ; Deborah McLean, planning consultant and artist from Taos ; and Wendy Stagg, retail manager and teacher, Taos Ski Valley . (8.9.06)

  • The first-ever Higher Education Staff Summit was held at the University of New Mexico and resulted in the formation of the New Mexico Higher Education Staff Association. Employees from 13 institutions - representing New Mexico 's two- and four-year colleges and universities - gathered at UNM to discuss issues facing staff in the upcoming legislative session. (8.2.06)

  • Intercollegiate Athletics at UNM won NCAA certification for the next 10 years, UNM and the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification announced. The Committee issued certification with no conditions. (8.2.06)

  • The UNM Police Department recognized two of its employees, Officer Gaspar Garcia and Dispatcher Ann Landis, as officer and civilian of the year, respectively. Garcia and Landis were each selected for their contributions to the department as well as to the UNM community. (8.2.06)

  • Armed with laptops and divided into six two-person crews, UNM School of Engineering students examined more than 7,500 miles of pavement in the northern part of New Mexico . The Department of Transportation hired them, along with New Mexico State University students who are examining the southern part of the state, to inspect the state's roads and evaluate conditions. (8.2.06)

  • More than 60 national leaders, including health care providers, researchers and librarians, shared experiences on the challenges in accessing and delivering healthcare information and data to Native Americans at a two-day conference hosted by UNM's Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center. Attendees, some from as far away as Alaska , also planned the development of a comprehensive Native American health information network to continue building and sharing progressive practices. (8.2.06)

  • Psychiatrist Joel Yager was honored by the American Association of Technology in Psychiatry with its Marvin J. Miller Lifetime Achievement Award for his overall contributions to the field of psychiatry, including his innovative work using e-mail as an effective outreach for treating New Mexico patients with eating disorders. (8.2.06)

  • The UNM Center for Biomedical Engineering receive a $2,537,500 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a research and educational partnership with Harvard University , Albuquerque Public Schools and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. (7.26.06)

  • Professor James Brown can add yet another impressive honor to an already lengthy list of noteworthy accomplishments. Brown, a Distinguished Professor of Biology, was elected an Honoraria Member of the American Society of Mammalogists, the highest honor conferred by the Society in recognition of distinguished contributions to the science of mammalogy. (7.26.06)

  • For the 10th consecutive year, at-risk students from high schools in Los Angeles ( Calif. ) County traveled to UNM in July to take part in a preparatory program designed to channel students into higher education. (7.26.06)

  • "Communication of Innovations, A Journey with Ev Rogers," (Sage Publications, 2006) was published featuring a collection of 10 original essays that honors the intellectual legacy of UNM Professor Everett M. Rogers, a pioneering and distinguished teacher-scholar of diffusion of innovations, communication networks and social change. (7.26.06)

  • Catherine M. “Kate” O'Neill, the interim executive director at UNM-Taos, was also the first Taos branch campus faculty member to be tenured and granted the rank of associate professor. (7.26.06)

  • The July 17, 2006 issue of U.S. News & World Report ranks University Hospital and The UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center as one of the nation's 50 best cancer hospitals. (7.19.06)

  • UNM Acting President David Harris announced that Michael Kingan, associate vice president for development, will serve as interim vice president of Institutional Advancement. Kingan assumes the role from Michael Carroll, who is resigning effective July 31. (7.19.06)

  • Gary Scharnhorst, professor of English, was notified that he was the recipient of his sixth Fulbright to study and teach in Germany next spring. He will teach at Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena , located in the former East Germany near Weimar . He also recently published a new book. (7.19.06)

  • The Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) awarded Harvey D. Chace, UNM Physical Plant associate director for maintenance and planning, its highest individual service honor - the Meritorious Service Award - for his long-time contributions to the association. (7.19.06)

  • UNM received six Cumbres Awards from the New Mexico chapter of the Public Relations Society of America recently. (7.19.06)

  • High Tech High, the unique charter school that launched in 2005, underwent many improvements as it prepared for the fall 2006 semester. The first was a name change from High Tech High to the Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics & Science at UNM or AIMS@UNM. Additionally, UNM received a $1.3 million appropriation from Gov. Bill Richardson toward permanent facility space for the school on the UNM campus. (7.12.06)

  • Connie Beimer, special assistant for community affairs and strategic initiatives at UNM, was among 41 leaders statewide who graduated from the 2006 Leadership New Mexico Core Program. The Core Program includes topics such as health and human services, economic development, education, environment and natural resources, government and crime and justice issues. (7.12.06)

  • Research Professor Art Guenther, Center for High Technology Materials, was appointed as a member-at-large of the U.S. Advisory Committee for the International Commission for Optics, which represents the interests of the U.S. optics community internationally. (7.12.06)

  • The Envision New Mexico Pediatric Overweight Prevention Collaborative was one of three programs nationwide that was selected by the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality to receive a 2006 National Recognition Award for health care programs addressing childhood obesity. (7.12.06)

  • UNM'S Cancer Research & Treatment Center (CRTC) played a prominent role in the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil, approved by the FDA. Cosette Wheeler, professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at the Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and principal research at the CRTC, had been working with colleagues from around the world since 1996 to develop and test vaccines to prevent the disease. (7.5.06)

  • Robert Glew was selected as a Fulbright scholar to the African Regional Research Program. Glew, a professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, will be headquartered in Nigeria this fall. He will teach a scientific manuscript writing course to physicians at the Joss University Teaching Hospital. (7.5.06) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4990

  • Mary K. Bowannie, a lecturer in Native American Studies, received the 2006 Educator in the Newsroom Fellowship, awarded by the Radio-Television News Directors Association and Foundation in Washington , D.C. The award allowed her to work throughout June with a national radio program, National Native News, enhancing her applied journalistic background while fostering her college-level instructional skills. (7.5.06)

  • The Center for Southwest Research at University Libraries was presented with a rare art book by collector Bartolome Gil Santacruz of Badajoz , Spain in a recent ceremony. The book, "Peota En Neuva York," by Federico Garcia Lorca, was donated by Santacruz as part of the Sister City Project. It is a special edition with original artwork by several of Spain 's noted artists. (7.5.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001307.html#more

  • Art St. George, manager of Advanced Communications Technologies for UNM's Computer Information Resource Technology (CIRT), was named chair of EDUCAUSE's Evolving Technologies Committee. The Evolving Technologies Committee is charged with the identification of developing technologies and the evaluation of their impact on higher education for the EDUCAUSE community. (7.5.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001311.html#more

  • Another semester means another record for student-athletes at UNM. The combined grade point average for the Lobos' 21 athletics programs during the 2006 spring semester was a school-record 3.08, according to the UNM registrar's office. That's the highest semester GPA since the school began tracking grades in the fall of 1988 and the eighth straight semester the GPA has been 3.02 or higher. (6.28.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001295.html#more

  • Amy Wohlert and Peter White were appointed vice provosts at UNM. Wohlert was selected vice provost for graduate education, while White was named vice provost for undergraduate education. Wohlert was also appointed dean of Graduate Studies. (6.28.06) http://www.unm.edu/news/06JunNewsRelease/06-06-23_vice-provost.htm
  • In the last year, UNM entered into 10 agreements and exchanges with universities in Spain and Latin America . Dr. Eliseo "Cheo" Torres, vice president of Student Affairs, actively pursued several after hosting a group of university administrators from Mexico this spring. (6.28.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001303.html#more

  • Steven Adelsheim, professor of Psychiatry, was recently honored with separate awards from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for his progressive and effective work in child and adolescent psychiatry. (6.28.06) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=5042

  • The final agreement that put 3,002 acres of state land at Mesa del Sol into the hands of the developer was signed recently among the three entities involved. Michael Daly, chief operating officer of Forest City Covington, Regent Sandra Begay-Campbell, representing the UNM Board of Regents, and New Mexico State Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons were on hand for the more than $9 million deal. (6.28.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001290.html#more
  • Provost Reed Dasenbrock has created a Graduation Task Force charged with identifying the most critical factors affecting graduation rates at the university and proposing strategies to improve them. The group will be co-chaired by Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of University College Peter White and Associate Provost Wynn Goering.(6.28.06)
  • The Main Campus Institutional Review Board (IRB) has issued a revised "IRB Policies and Procedures Manual." The revised manual, effective June 12, 2006, includes new and updated information regarding the submission of biomedical research, the departmental review of protocols for scientific merit, definition of minimal risk studies, federal rules regarding prisoner related research, research on students and the use of research credits. (6.28.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001300.html#more

  • An unprecedented five UNM students - Christine Chin, Marcus Bellamy, Jay Gutierrez, Mathew Ingram and Julia Gilroy - received Fulbright grants this year. They demonstrate a strong interest in international understanding and harmony by traveling abroad to explore a range of topics from alternate energy techniques to public policy. (6.21.06)

  • Astronomers at UNM are developing an exciting new telescope with capabilities that are unrivaled in astronomy circles. The CCD/Transit Instrument with Innovative Instrumentation, or CTI-II, is a special-purpose telescope where accuracy and precision are the key components allowing for unprecedented research opportunities. (6.21.06)

  • Master's students in the School of Architecture and Planning tackled design problems in the commercial/residential neighborhoods south of the campus in the "student ghetto" this spring in architect Anthony Anella's community studio. Anella recently presented the students' work to university and city officials. (6.21.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001288.html#more

  • Alumni Relations Director Karen Abraham was recently appointed associate vice president for Alumni Relations. Abraham is also the executive director of the Alumni Association, which represents and fosters long-term relationships, programs and services for more than 120,000 alumni in every state and in 92 countries. (6.21.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001286.html#more

  • The UNM Board of Regents has appointed Teri Willey to the board of the Science & Technology Corporation @ UNM. Willey brings a distinguished and impressive set of credentials in the technology transfer area. She is director of Cambridge Enterprise, the technology transfer group at Cambridge University . (6.21.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001278.html#more

  • To ensure accessible parking to people with disabilities, UNM's Department of Parking and Transportation Services made some modifications to the way handicapped parking on campus is handled. Some recent initiatives to enhance the accessibility of the UNM campus for persons with disabilities have been implemented including state-mandated higher fines for those parking illegally in handicapped spaces. (6.14.06)

  • Crystal Frantz was appointed executive director of Carrie Tingley Hospital (CTH) after serving as interim since September 2005. Frantz had worked at CTH for three years and had been with the UNM Hospitals for 10years. (6.14.06) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=5006

  • UNM's Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center developed a new course, "Cancer Information: From Questions to Answers," to help guide cancer patients through the gauntlet of online health information while introducing them to the National Library of Medicine as a powerful source of cancer knowledge and data. The course extended the library's reach throughout New Mexico by linking resources to health professionals and organizations serving the general public's health needs. (6.14.06) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4998

  • Acting President David Harris announced the appointment of C. Christine Chavez as Director of Internal Audit and Marc H. Saavedra as Government Relations Director. Chavez is responsible for the overall operation of the internal audit department, while Saavedra advocates for UNM during the legislative session and coordinate relations with external constituencies. (6.14.06)

  • UNM was one of five institutions in the country to host an Aerospace and Technology Honors Camp designed to introduce high-achieving high school cadets to scientific, technical and Air Force-related career opportunities. Special Programs Office in the Division of Student Affairs, in conjunction with Kirtland Air Force Base, hosted 100 cadets from across the nation. (6.14.06)

  • Chief Information Officer William Adkins announced the reorganization of Computer and Information Resources and Technology (CIRT) and Telecommunications into one department. The reorganization included services and staff that together will become Information Technology Services (ITS), effective July 1. (6.7.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001265.html#more

  • UNM medicine, pharmacy and nursing schools are among the top 25 for graduating Hispanics, as reported in the June 5 issue of "Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education." The UNM Health Sciences Center puts New Mexico in the top five states for granting the most nursing degrees to Hispanics and among the top 10 states in granting medical degrees to Hispanics. (6.7.06)

  • The UNM Alumni Association honored three legislators and elected six new board members to its Board of Directors. Representative Henry "Kiki" Saavedra was honored with the 2006 Higher Education Distinguished Legislator Award, while Senator Cisco McSorley and Representative Joe Stell were recognized with the 2006 Legislator Service Awards. New board members include: Charles Barth, Steve Chreist, Mark Ortega, Matthew Martinez, Randy Royster and Jimmy Trujillo. (6.7.06)

  • Ted A. Garcia, general manager and chief executive officer of public television station KNME-TV, Channel 5, was elected to the University Licensee Association executive board. The University Licensee Association includes public broadcasting stations licensed to colleges and universities. (6.7.06)

  • UNM-GALLUP received a $150,000 endowment, the first of its kind at the branch campus. Established by the Rollies' children, the Allen and Leone Rollie Scholarship Fund will benefit the UNM-Gallup nursing program by awarding scholarships to the school's nursing students as selected by the program chair. (6.7.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001260.html#more

  • For the second year in a row, a team of MBA students from UNM's Anderson Schools of Management won the national Cadillac Case Study Competition held in Detroit , Mich. The UNM team successfully defended its title with a marketing research and communication plan that focused on women ages 35 and above. No other team has ever won the Cadillac competition two years in a row. (5.31.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001252.html#more

  • Information Technology Services has devised a comprehensive strategic plan to help improve customer service, campus infrastructure and policies and procedures. As a result, Bill Adkins, UNM's Chief Information Officer, announced a six-point strategic plan designed to enhance the core missions of UNM. (5.31.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001253.html#more

  • The College of Pharmacy honored students and faculty for their academic, research and leadership excellence during an awards ceremony held recently. (5.31.06) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4966

  • UNM's Cancer Research and Treatment Center recently concluded its participation in one of the largest breast cancer prevention trials ever conducted. (5.31.06) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4969

  • The New Mexico Community Health Worker Association has received several mini-grants to provide training for community health workers through the University of New Mexico 's Health Sciences Center . (5.31.06) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4975

  • A New Hybrid has emerged at UNM - one being explored by biology, English, Religious Studies and other College of Arts and Sciences departments. It's the hybrid class. "Hybrid" is the name for courses that combine face-to-face classroom instruction with computer-based learning. (5.17.06)

  • Students and faculty at the School of Medicine were honored for their professional, academic, research and community service achievements at the Second Annual School of Medicine Student and Faculty Awards Ceremony held on the Health Sciences Center Plaza . (5.17.06) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4957

  • The College of Nursing (CON) conferred an all-time high of nursing degrees this semester with 66 basic students receiving their degree. That number is more than double the number the CON is used to seeing during graduation time. (5.17.06) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4958

  • Regents' Professor Bruce M. Thomson was appointed to a four-year term as director of the Water Resources Program at UNM. (5.17.06)

  • UNM named Belen High School 's Candace Lea Sapier the 2005-06 Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year. A member of the Penobscot Indian Tribe of Maine, Sapier has been a teacher in New Mexico for 26 years. For the past 16 years she has taught art at Belen High School . Sapier earned a master's in art education from UNM in 1984. (5.17.06) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001238.html#more

  • More programs at the UNM School of Engineering are ranked nationally than ever before. Five UNM engineering programs are listed in recent annual rankings. U.S. News & World Report's 2007 edition of "America 's Best Graduate Schools" ranks the University of New Mexico computer engineering program No. 54 and its electrical engineering program No. 61 among all universities ranked. (5.10.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001226.html#more

  • In its May 8 issue, Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education presents its annual lists of top 100 colleges for Hispanics. UNM is featured prominently across degrees and disciplines. The magazine reports that UNM ranks No. 9 for awarding doctoral degrees to Hispanics, No. 19 for master's degrees and No. 13 for awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics. (5.10.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001236.html#more

  • Breda Bova, professor and senior advisor to acting UNM President David Harris, will receive the Spirit of Achievement Award from the National Jewish Medical and Research Center on May 8. The award is presented to individuals who have built a legacy of contributing their time, talents and resources in all areas of life. (5.10.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001224.html#more

  • For the second consecutive year, a team of MBA students from the Anderson Schools' of Management has advanced to the final round in the 2006 Cadillac Case Study Competition. The team is one of two finalists who will present their case studies to a panel of Cadillac executives on May 25 in the annual competition held each year in Detroit , Mich. Last year, an MBA team from UNM took top honors in the competition. (5.10.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001227.html#more

  • UNM was one of 11 sites nationwide to participate in the COMBINE study, supported by the National Institutes of Health, that found the medication naltrexone and up to 20 sessions of alcohol counseling by a behavioral specialist are equally effective treatments for alcohol dependence when delivered with structured medical management. (5.3.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001220.html#more

  • Astronomers at UNM and other researchers using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array radio telescope have found the closest pair of supermassive black holes ever discovered in the Universe -- a duo of monsters that together are more than 150 million times more massive than the Sun and closer together than the Earth and the bright star Vega. (5.3.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001219.html#more

  • UNM Professor Bruce Milne was selected as the recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the U.S. Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. (5.3.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001214.html#more

  • With energy costs soaring, two faculty members see a golden opportunity to once again explore the potential of solar power. Andrea Mammoli and Peter Vorobieff, associate professors of Mechanical Engineering, have received a nearly $200,000 grant from the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department to breathe new life into a 25-year old solar system at the Mechanical Engineering Building. (5.3.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001215.html#more

  • Director of Athletics Rudy Davalos was honored as the recipient of an award that personifies his career in collegiate athletics. Davalos was named recently as the 2006 Dr. Albert C. Yates Distinguished Service Award recipient, an award bestowed upon an individual who has successfully supported, promoted and exemplified the ideals of the Mountain West Conference or a member institution. (4.26.2006) http://golobos.cstv.com/genrel/042406aaa.html

  • Long-time UNM employee Theo Crevenna, ISTEC, Inc., is the recipient of the Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca, the highest award given by the Mexican government to a foreigner. Mexican President Vicente Fox issued the decree. (4.26.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001211.html#more

  • The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has awarded the Design Planning Assistance Center in the UNM School of Architecture and Planning a $7,500 prize for their submission "Small Town Urbanism: The Main Street Studios." Winners were announced at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture national convention in Salt Lake City , Utah , late last week. (4.19.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001192.html#more

  • UNM landscape architecture master's student Shafee Jones-Wilson is one of only 15 students selected from a nationwide field of 250 applicants to participate in a summer internship and planning charrette to tackle downtown visioning for Salt Lake City . (4.19.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001199.html#more

  • UNM Professor of Law Marsha Baum's book, "Internet Surf and Turf - Revealed: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media" (Thomson Course Technology, 2005), has been selected for the 2006 "Texty" Textbook Excellence Award by the Text and Academic Authors Association. The award will be presented at the Texty and McGuffey Awards Banquet during the association's annual convention in Florida in July. (4.19.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001194.html#more

  • Satyrne Biotechnologies, a company focused on cranio maxillofacial surgery products and simulation software, took home the Michael Gallegos Prize for Entrepreneurship, totaling $25,000, in UNM's first-ever campus-wide Technology Business Plan competition. Team members Ryan Smith and Scott Lovald are graduate students in management at the Anderson Schools and manufacturing engineering respectively. (4.12.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001170.html#more

  • College of Pharmacy (COP) students Katie Gruchalla and Jennifer Short turned heads on a national level at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and Exposition held in San Francisco recently. Gruchalla achieved an incredible fourth place finish in the National Patient Counseling Competition, while Short became the first ever UNM COP student to be elected to a national office by serving as the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists National Speaker of the House. (4.12.2006) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4864

  • Two UNM students, Aaron Brooks and Katie Liberatore, were selected for the coveted Goldwater Scholarships from a nationwide field of more than 1,000 applicants. The two University Honors Program students were chosen based on their academic excellence, research experience and potential to contribute to their fields. (4.5.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001161.html#more

  • UNM is represented by 149 students in the 2006 edition of "Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges." Chosen by a campus committee based on their academic achievement, service to the community and leadership in extracurricular activities, the students are recognized as national outstanding campus leaders. (4.5.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001148.html#more

  • The UNM School Of Medicine ranks second in the nation for its Rural Medicine program for the 12th consecutive year in the latest issue of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools." The magazine also ranks the School of Medicine seventh in Family Medicine, up from ninth place last year. This is the 16th consecutive year that the Family Medicine Program has placed in the top 10. Additionally, UNM's Primary Care curriculum is ranked No. 25. (4.5.2006) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4843

  • Three students in UNM's Dramatic Writing Program will receive Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards during the 2006 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Playwrights Lou Clark, Terry Davis and Rebecca Orchant will attend the festival where selections from their winning plays will be read. (4.5.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001147.html#more

  • Researchers at the UNM Prevention Research Center have received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Research Initiative to test if a positive, hands-on experience with fresh and affordable foods - including fruits and vegetables - will increase children's preferences for consumption of these healthful foods. Researchers will partner with school food and nutrition programs in Santa Fe , Las Cruces and Gallup to explore the ways children learn about and choose foods. (3.22.2006) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4812

  • The UNM Cancer and Research Treatment Center received 11 of 54 award nominations from The People's Caring Awards this year. Presented by and benefiting People Living Through Cancer Inc., the awards pay tribute to individuals and health care professionals for their compassion and support for cancer survivors within the community. (3.22.2006) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4803

  • UNM was one of 20 universities to receive basic research grants through the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative recently. The $3.5 million grant was awarded to UNM and its collaborators to conduct research on enzymatic fuel cells. Plamen Atanassov, assistant professor of chemical and nuclear engineering, will serve as principal investigator on a research project titled "Fundamentals and Bioengineering of Enzymatic Fuel Cells." (3.15.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001095.html#more

  • A research collaboration between the departments of Cell Biology and Physiology and Surgery within the School of Medicine may lead physicians across the nation to change diabetic treatment from the outset of diagnosis. Arup Das, division chief for Ophthalmology, and Paul McGuire, chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, recently received a three-year, $495,000 grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to study how proteinases can affect the vascular leakage that occurs in diabetic retinas. (3.15.2006) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4804

  • UNM's Department of Internal Medicine Program in Occupational and Environmental Health, in collaboration with the New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Occupational Health Registry, recently secured more than $300,000 in grant funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to analyze trends related to on-the-job illness and injury among New Mexico's workers over the next three years. (3.15.2006) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4811

  • The UNM School of Law outperformed 29 moot court teams from across the United States to earn the 2006 Hispanic National Bar Association's Moot Court Competition in Seattle , Washington recently. The team, including members Denise Chanez, Elaine Lujan and Damian Lara, is the first at UNM to win the national title, which includes a championship prize of $4,000 in scholarship funding. (3.15.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001109.html#more

  • UNM Continuing Education received a first place in the 2006 University Continuing Education Association publications awards. The Marketing Department at UNM Continuing Education took the gold medal in the category of "E-Communication." The award is given in recognition of outstanding creative marketing communication projects. (3.15.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001107.html#more

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences Professor John W. Geissman was one of 45 new Fellows elected recently to the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Fellows of AGU are members who have attained acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Geissman, along with the other elected Fellows, will be recognized in Baltimore , Md. in May as part of the 2006 Joint Assembly. (3.15.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001110.html#more

  • The New Mexico Law Review will honor New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Patricio Serna and University of New Mexico Professor of Law Jim Ellis at the annual Excellence in Jurisprudence awards dinner Thursday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The awards recognize legal professionals who have made outstanding contributions to legal scholarship and the practice of law in New Mexico . (3.8.3006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001089.html#more

  • UNM School of Public Administration and Regents' Professor Roli Varma was a member of taskforce in a study released by the Association for Computing Machinery recently. The team of internationally recognized computer scientists, industry leaders, labor economists and social scientists cited educational policy and investment in research and development as critical elements for countries to stay competitive in today's global environment for Information Technology. (3.8.3006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001087.html#more

  • Three UNM Health Sciences Center physiology researchers will receive the Caroline tum Suden/Frances A. Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award next month from the American Physiological Society (APS). Brad Broughton and graduate students Kyan J. Allahdadi and Tom Cherng, from the Vascular Physiology Group in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, were recognized by APS for their outstanding research efforts in systemic and pulmonary vascular physiology. (3.8.3006) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4788

  • University of New Mexico Hospital recently marked the 30th anniversary of its kidney transplant program by completing its 1000th kidney transplantation operation. Michael Davis, assistant professor of Surgery, led the UNM kidney transplant team that did the 1,000th surgery shortly before the end of 2005. (3.1.2006) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4779

  • Regent Sandra Begay-Campbell is recognized in a new book profiling women engineers. "Changing Our World: True Stories of Women Engineers," was launched at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Feb. 21 and is published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. (3.1.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001077.html#more

  • C. Jeffrey Brinker, professor of chemical and nuclear engineering, will be honored during a special symposium at Rutgers University , Friday, March 3. The Rutgers Graduate School-New Brunswick and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering will present Brinker with the Alumnus Award for Distinguished Accomplishment and Service. (3.1.2006)

  • The Science & Technology Corporation @ UNM (STC) is ready to unveil its very own invention, foliodirect - an online distribution service for licensable intellectual property and works from university creative communities. foliodirect is an easy-to-use, web-based "shopping center" comprised of virtual storefronts operated and maintained by university technology transfer offices. (3.1.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001082.html#more

  • The University Chorus and four people affiliated with the University of New Mexico are among the winners of the 2006 Arts Alliance Bravos Awards. The winners will be honored at the Arts Alliance awards banquet at 6 p.m. on April 29 at the Albuquerque Marriott. (3.1.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001081.html#more

  • In anticipation of a planned west side campus for UNM, Anderson Schools of Management Dean Chuck Crespy announced that ASM will launch the first UNM west side degree program in September of this year. The Professional Master of Business Administration will closely mirror Anderson 's popular Executive MBA program. The inaugural (2006-2008) classes will be hosted by Intel Corporation on their Rio Rancho campus. (2.22.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001068.html#more

  • Computer-assisted hunting, or cyber hunting, is on its way to being outlawed in New Mexico thanks to students participating in the Wild Friends Program, a component of the Center for Wildlife Law at the University of New Mexico Institute for Public Law. Students in the program, aimed at school-age youth, adopt compelling wildlife issues, initiate legislative bills or memorials, and work to advance them through the legislative process. (2.15.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001049.html#more

  • William Kane, a professor of health education at the College of Education , is the recipient of two recent honors. The American Association for Health Education recognized Kane with The William Kane Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in health education. The American College of Preventive Medicine also honored Kane for outstanding leadership. (2.15.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001043.html#more

  • Regents' Professor of Public Administration Mario Rivera was recently appointed to the Executive Council of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration or NASPAA. Rivera, who was elected by the membership to a three-year term through 2008, joins 16 others on the executive committee. (2.15.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001052.html#more

  • A $30,000 grant from the National Writing Project has been awarded to UNM to help improve student writing and learning. Funding will establish the High Desert Writing Project, an opportunity for Albuquerque-area teachers to participate in summer and school year programs focused on improving writing skills. (2.15.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001045.html#more

  • Two UNM faculty members have been awarded guest professorships at Humboldt University in Berlin . David Craven, Art and Art History professor in the College of Fine Arts; and Susanne Baackmann, associate professor of German Studies in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department, College of Arts and Sciences, both received the Spring 2007 Rudolf Arnheim professorship in art history and cultural studies. (2.15.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001047.html#more

  • Gabriel P. Lopez, professor of chemical and nuclear engineering and chemistry, has been named by the editors of "Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology" magazine as one of the 100 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business list for 2006. Honorees are chosen for this annual list because of their leadership and outstanding work in technology. (2.8.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001030.html#more

  • Each year, the National Institute of Nursing Research ranks the top 100 nursing schools in the country based on their success at securing federal funding for research grants. Eight years ago, the UNM College of Nursing didn't even qualify to rank, but this year, the College of Nursing ranks No. 40. (2.8.2006) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4694

  • UNM will receive $3.5 million to begin the design and construction of the Long Wavelength Array, announced Congresswoman Heather Wilson at UNM's High Performance Computing Center recently. The array is a group of receivers that will be used to examine objects in the ionosphere in much greater detail than is currently available. (2.1.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001020.html#more

  • Regents' Professor Tey Diana Rebolledo, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, recently received a lifetime achievement award for scholarship in the field of American Ethnic Literatures. The award was presented by MELUS, the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association. (2.1.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001023.html#more

  • Roger Schluntz, dean, School of Architecture and Planning, will serve on the task force "Our Communities, Our Future" at the request of Gov. Bill Richardson. Originally conceived as a "Smart Growth" policy task force for New Mexico, the group will be looking at infrastructure financing, economic development, land use planning, real estate location and other development oriented issues. (2.1.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001018.html#more

  • Students and faculty from the School of Architecture and Planning took up the challenge to design a "simple, decent, affordable" five bedroom, two bathroom house for a Habitat for Humanity competition. They won the competition; now the challenge is to get volunteers to build it. (2.1.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001026.html#more

  • Peter White, dean, University College, has been named as an "Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate" by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and the Houghton Mifflin Company. The award will be presented at the Center's Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience in Atlanta, Ga. on Feb. 27. (1.25.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001009.html#more

  • The Pete and Nancy Domenici Hall, nationally recognized as a premiere neuroscience and mental illness research facility located on UNM's North Campus, was recently recognized as the best education project in the University/College category by Southwest Contractor's Best of 2005 Awards. (1.25.2006) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4635

  • University of New Mexico Hospital was recently honored with a Platinum eHealthcare Leadership Award, the program's highest honor, for Best Intranet Site. The eHealthcare Leadership Awards highlight a health organization's use of the Internet in achieving business objectives through outstanding health web sites. (1.18.2006) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4608

  • Physics and Astronomy Professors Ivan Deutsch and Rob Duncan were recently elected Fellows of the American Physical Society. With their election, Deutsch and Duncan become the sixth and seventh current APS Fellows in the Physics and Astronomy Department. (1.18.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/001001.html#more

  • Researchers at the UNM Health Sciences Center received a $1 million Keck Foundation grant to fund a unique, interdisciplinary team study of a class of steroid receptors and the role they may play in a number of hormone-sensitive cancers in men and women. (1.11.2006) http://hscapp.unm.edu/calendar/output/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release&EntryID=4599

  • As part of his 'Year of the Child' investments to keep New Mexico's children safe, healthy and well educated, Gov. Bill Richardson recently announced that for the first time, the state is funding a toll-free, 24-hour help line, staffed and operated by UNM's Agora Crisis Center. (1.11.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000993.html#more

  • The Tinker Foundation has awarded the Latin American and Iberian Institute a grant for $15,000 for the 2006 calendar year. The purpose of the grant is to fund field research travel and related expenses for graduate students in Latin America and Iberia. The LAII will match this award for a total fund of $30,000 devoted to field research grants. (1.11.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000991.html#more

  • Reid Hester, director of the research division of Behavior Therapy Associates, and research associate professor in the Psychology Department at UNM, has earned the 2005 Dan Anderson Research Award. Sponsored by the Butler Center for Research at Hazelden, the award honors a single published article by a researcher who has advanced the scientific knowledge of addiction recovery. (1.11.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000990.html#more

  • Director Gary Cseko, School of Medicine Office of Research, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Council on Accreditation of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). AAHRPP offers accreditation to institutions that conduct or review research with human participants. (1.11.2006)

  • Having commemorated its 75th year last year, UNM Press has even more reason to celebrate 2005. For 10 consecutive months, UNM Press shattered sales goals and will finish with a substantial profit for 2005, its fifth profitable year in a row. Sales of press titles were about 10 percent above goals for October and an impressive 64 percent ahead of 2004's pace. (1.11.2006) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000995.html#more


Last updated Nov. 20, 2006

Contact us:
University Communication and Marketing
Hodgin Hall, 2nd floor
Albuquerque NM 87131-0011
Telephone: (505) 277-5813
Fax: (505) 277-1981