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UNM Accomplishments Chronological
(July 1, 2004 - Devember 31, 2004)

  • New Mexico Congresswoman Heather Wilson gave the commencement address at UNM's 2004 Fall Commencement Ceremony Friday, Dec. 17. More than 1,700 students were projected to receive degrees as follows: 1,276 bachelor's degrees, 320 master's degrees, one post-master's, 77 doctorates, nine juris doctorates, one graduate certificate, eight medical doctorates, nine pharmacy doctorates and three education specialists. (12.15.2004) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000438.html#more

  • Jennifer Moore, professor, School of Law, was appointed director of the UNM Peace Studies Program recently. Moore, associate dean for student affairs at the law school, plans to boost student enrollment in the program's minor and involve additional faculty. (12.15.2004) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000436.html#more

  • Researchers at identified a 2.9 billion year-old lunar meteorite. The meteorite, found in Africa in 2000, was examined by a group of scientists, headed by Senior Research Scientist Lars Borg, in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department. (12.15.2004)

  • The Board of Regents approved curriculum for a bachelor's degree in Native American Studies. UNM joins approximately 35 institutions offering the native studies major, according to the Guide to Native American Studies Programs in the United States and Canada. The major has long been a goal - dating back to 1964 when it was a discussion item at UNM Kiva club meetings. (12.15.2004) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000439.html#more

  • Barbara Bergman, professor, School of Law, was awarded the Father Charlie Driscoll Award by Dismas House, a support center for former convicts and parolees striving to reenter society. The award is given to someone in the legal community who shows a commitment to Dismas House as well as advocacy, compassion and faith in action. Bergman was honored at an event celebrating Dismas House' 10th anniversary. (12.15.2004)

  • President Louis Caldera called for the development of a strategic Facilities Master Plan to address the needs of UNM's rapidly growing infrastructure. To facilitate the plan's development and to improve integration of all facilities-related functions across the University, Steven R. Beffort was appointed to the new position of associate vice president for Facilities Management. (12.8.2004) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000428.html#more

  • William “Bill” Adkins was appointed Chief Information Officer. Adkins last served as interim associate vice president of Information Technology. Moira Gerety will replace Adkins as interim director of Information Technology Services. Gerety will be responsible for CIRT's day-to-day operations. (12.8.2004)

  • UNM and the Center for Research and Development in Electrochemistry, A.C. (CIDETEQ), signed an agreement to enter into a partnership for collaborative activities. One of the agreement's goals is to promote exchanges resulting in economic development on both sides of the border. (12.8.2004)

  • R. Philip Eaton, executive vice president, Health Sciences Center, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the Association of Academic Health Centers. (12.8.2004)

  • Health Sciences Center researchers Arup Das and Paul McGuire have made significant progress developing an effective pharmacological approach to the most common cause of blindness in diabetic patients. Das and McGuire are in their sixth year of a National Institutes of Health study on the use of protease inhibitors to slow the growth of new blood vessels in the eyes. Proteases are enzymes that help break down existing blood vessels enabling new vessels to grow. (12.8.2004)

  • Carrie Tingley Hospital announced a three-year accreditation award in orthotics and prosthetics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. (12.8.2004)

  • Phillip Kroth and Deborah LaPointe, two new faculty members in the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center, will help to advance medical training and clinical care at UNM's School of Medicine and beyond. (12.8.2004)

  • Sandrea Gonzales, director, Women's Resource Center; Lorraine Gutierrez, University House assistant; and Laurie Mellas Ramirez, senior public affairs representative, Public Affairs, were named as recipients of the 2004 Gerald W. May Staff Recognition Award. (12.1.2004)

  • UNM graduate students James Murrell and Ken Nystrom traveled to exotic destinations for "Mummy Autopsy," a new Discovery Channel television series. The show's creators say their aim was to "put flesh on the bones" and to recreate the lives of the long dead. The 13-part, one-hour series tracked the mummy experts as they investigated ancient findings. (12.1.2044)

  • Dennis Herrick, Communication and Journalism lecturer, took first place in the Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story Contest. Herrick was honored as part of the inaugural Tony Hillerman Conference held in Albuquerque. The prize includes publication of Herrick's story in the March issue of Cowboys and Indians Magazine. (12.1.2004)

  • The School of Architecture and Planning initiated a graduate certificate program in historic preservation and regionalism under the direction of Professor Chris Wilson, J.B. Jackson Chair of Cultural Landscape Studies. The program received funds from the George Pearl estate and Senate Bill 14 to create and support two endowed fellowships. (12.1.2004)

  • Judith Espinosa, director for UNM's Alliance for Transportation Research Institute, has been appointed chair of the Washington D.C. based Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP), a national transportation reform organization. Espinosa will lead the effort to reauthorize the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century. (12.1.2004)

  • President Louis Caldera was named as a governing board member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) for 2004-05. HACU is the nation's leading voice for the higher education needs of the country's largest ethnic population. (11.24.2004) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000412.html#more

  • The College of Arts and Sciences received $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program. The grant provides funding to recruit science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors into teacher education programs. (11.24.2004)

  • Rosalie Otero, director, Honors Program, announced that Gov. Bill Richardson will teach an intensive course in state government during the spring 2005 semester. During the 16-week semester, Richardson will lecture on key issues facing New Mexico including education, economic development and healthcare. (11.24.2004)

  • Research Assistant Professor Barbara Cohen was part of an expedition to search for meteorites as part of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program, funded by the National Science Foundation and NASA. Samples found included Martian and lunar meteorites, both of which are extremely rare. (11.24.2004)

  • Community Experience, an executive agency of the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico, was created to provide an opportunity to students to get involved in service projects benefiting the city of Albuquerque. The group hosted a food drive to benefit Roadrunner Food Bank. (11.24.2004) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000415.html#more

  • The Health Sciences Center and Lovelace Clinic Foundation are studying groundwater in the North Valley. Researchers are looking at the efficiency of septic tank systems as lot sizes in the north valley shrink and more people move in. (11.24.2004)

  • UNM announced its 2005 Legislative Priorities at a Board of Regents meeting. Some of the priorities include: improved funding for the Health Sciences Center; long-term revenue stream for existing infrastructure; Phase I of the Centennial Engineering Complex construction; creation of a combined bachelor's and medical doctorate degree; and creation of state support for research. (11.17.2004) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/Priorities.pdf

  • The Board of Regents voted unanimously to name the new UNM Children's Hospital and Critical Care Pavilion in honor of Gov. and Mrs. Richardson during a special regents meeting. (11.17.2004) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000407.html#more

  • The Regional Development Corporation, a non-profit economic development organization, announced that UNM has agreed to become a SATOP Alliance Partner. Under the agreement, faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Anderson Schools of Management can volunteer to assist small businesses in solving technical problems. (11.17.2004) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000395.html#more

  • A three-year, $880,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Service Administration will build the dental residency program at the UNM Health Sciences Center. (11.17.2004)

  • Students from the School of Architecture and Planning are working in classrooms around Albuquerque and Rio Rancho to bring design techniques to K-12 students as part of the Institute for Environmental Education. (11.17.2004)

  • More than 450 students signed up to present research papers, posters and performances based on research they are conducting as part of the first Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium. (11.17.2004)

  • The Board of Regents announced performance goals for President Louis Caldera for fiscal year 2004-05. Among the goals are: finalize his management team and create a high-performance managerial structure that delegates work efficiently; increase retention and graduation rates; improve salaries for faculty, including medical faculty, with incentives for improved personnel performances; and develop external relations with the legislature, with local constituents, the media and community service organizations. (11.10.04) http://www.unm.edu/%7Emarket/cgibin/archives/000389.html#mor

  • Secretary of Health & Human Services Tommy G. Thompson announced a $720,000 research grant to the UNM Prevention Research Center as part of the Center for Disease Control's growing efforts to promote prevention research across a variety of areas. (11.10.04)

  • The School of Engineering is included in an academic alliance that will contract to manage the Idaho National Laboratory for 10 years for the U.S. Department of Energy. (11.10.04) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000394.html#more

  • UNM was recognized by Energy User News as Project of the Year for a series of campus-wide physical plant utility projects addressing the university's need for significant repair, improvement and upgrade of its utility systems. EUN presented its 2004 Energy Efficient Building Awards in a special session held at the World Energy Engineering Congress. (11.10.04)

  • Ted A. Garcia, KNME general manager and chief executive officer, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Elected by the general managers of the 170 PBS licensees across the country, the PBS Board of Directors is responsible for governing and setting policy for the Public Broadcasting Service. (11.10.04)

  • The Nuclear Education online program Online program at the College of Pharmacy is working to expand its computer-based training to new fields of study and serve as a model for developing other medical training programs with the assistance of a $440,861 grant awarded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education through the U.S. Department of Education. (11.10.04)

  • Time Warner Telecom, a leading provider of managed voice and data networking solutions for businesses in Albuquerque and 43 other U.S. metropolitan areas, recently announced the successful installation of Gigabit-speed Ethernet Internet and data transport services for UNM. Under terms of the three-year, $1.1 million service contract, Time Warner Telecom will deliver a custom solution, with diverse SONET dual entry and scalability to the University. (11.3.04)

  • The School of Law ranks 23 on a list of top 50 law schools in the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education's Nov. 1 issue. The school is also profiled in the article "Courting Hispanics at Leading Law Schools." Program strengths include natural resources, environmental, Indian and clinical law, and international exchanges, the article states. According to the list, 26 Hispanics in a class of 111 were awarded J.D. degrees from UNM in 2002. (11.3.04)

  • The Public Service Company of New Mexico awarded UNM with a $32,000 grant to help fund a new program called the Freshman Introductory Studies Community Program. The FISC program supports students both academically and socially through the construction of new learning communities and the addition of more traditional supplemental instruction, tutoring and mentoring support. (11.3.04)

  • Bruce Perlman has been appointed director of the School of Public Administration. Perlman has been an associate professor in the SPA for 15 years. Holder also said the school has been reassigned to the Office of the Provost. It was previously under the guidance of the Anderson Schools of Management. (11.3.04) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000376.html#more

  • Five staff were selected for the 10th Annual Dean's Staff Award for the School of Medicine. The winners include: Joe Sparkman, program manager, Graduate Medical Education; Randy Wright, senior database administrator, Systems and Programming; Mandara (Joan) Devine, grants coordinator, Neurosciences; Kyle Vick, analyst/programmer, Systems & Programming; and Margaret Romero, senior residency coordinator, Radiology. (11.3.04)

  • Professor Richard Santos, acting associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences and former Economics Department chair, received the first Work+Life Manager/Supervisor Award Tuesday during a ceremony at the SUB attended by more than 200 employees. He was selected from 71 staff and faculty nominees. (10.27.04)

  • Gov. Bill Richardson addressed an audience of UNM faculty, staff and students and said that higher education needs a representative at the table when decisions are made at the state's highest levels. Richardson proposes creating a Secretary of Higher Education who would ensure accountability at the top but retain local control with boards of regents as governing bodies. Richardson would also form a Department of Higher Education to coordinate resources across the state's 26 colleges and universities. (10.27.04) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000355.html#more

  • UNM was named as one of the 25 most entrepreneurial campuses in the United States by the Princeton Review. UNM ranks 13th on the list of the top 25 most entrepreneurial undergraduate campuses in the country. (10.27.04)

  • The research involving Outpatient Settings Network and the UNM Health Sciences Center has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to receive a $3.26 million contract. This three-year contract is part of the Roadmap Initiative, a plan for reengineering clinical research to increase its relevance to the care of the nation's patients. (10.27.04)

  • The UNM Prevention Research Center has been awarded a five-year, $720,000 grant from the Center for Disease Control and U.S. Health and Services department to promote prevention research across a variety of areas. (10.27.04)

  • The Alumni Association honored six alumni with its Zia Award at the All-University Breakfast held as part of its annual Homecoming festivities. Recipients included: UNM ski coach George Brooks; New Mexico Education Secretary Veronica Garcia; Los Alamos Laboratory computer scientist Thomas Kelley; community volunteer Karen Pharris; educator Jacki Pieracci Riggs; and retired USWEST executive and UNM philanthropist Duffy Swan. (10.27.04)

  • Facility Planning Director Director Roger Lujan announced plans to seek "green" building certification for the new School of Architecture and Planning. Certification as a "LEED" building, or "Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design," is established in several categories, including water efficiency, use of renewable energy sources, use of recyclables in construction and indoor air quality. (10.27.04)

  • UNM'S Center on Alcohol, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) was awarded a $2.05 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health to develop and evaluate an interactive website targeted at reducing binge drinking on college campuses. (10.20.04)

  • The formal opening of UNM's Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory project or "ARTS Lab" was held. The ARTS Lab is UNM's response to Gov. Richardson and the State Legislature's N.M. Media Industries Strategic Plan to make the most of the state's wealth of talent in the arts and sciences and our many businesses and organizations associated with digital and advanced media. (10.20.04)

  • "Hermanitos Comanchitos: Indo-Hispano Rituals of Captivity and Redemption," a book by Enrique Lamadrid, professor of Spanish and director of Chicano Studies, has been chosen as a co-winner of the 2004 Chicago Folklore Prize. UNM Communication and Journalism Professor Miguel Gandert was Lamadrid's collaborating photographer.

  • Dr. Barry and Roberta Cooper Ramo of Albuquerque established the Ramo Lecture on International Justice at the School of Law. (10.20.04) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgibin/archives/000326.html#more

  • The UNM Health Sciences Center received a $200,000 Palliative Care Grant from Arthur Vining Davis Foundation to work with Native American and Hispanic patients and families. The grant, "A Time to Live - a Time To Die, Integration of a Sustainable Palliative Care Curriculum with Emphasis on American Indian and Hispanic Populations," is designed to integrate palliative care into medical school education. (10.20.04)

  • Gov. Bill Richardson, C. Rick Lyons, director of HSC Infectious Disease and Inflammation Center and UNM President Louis Caldera announced that UNM will partner with deCODE Genetics, Inc., to study the genetics of infectious diseases and vaccine response. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded deCODE a five-year, $23.9 million grant to conduct the study. The National Center for Genome Research will also be a partner in the study. (10.13.04)

  • A host of dignitaries, including Congresswoman Heather Wilson, UNM President Louis Caldera, Vice Provost for Research Terry Yates and Rick Homans, state secretary of economic development, participated in a ceremony to award a $1.3 million federal grant to UNM's Manufacturing Training and Technology Center.  The grant will help allow expansion of cleanroom capabilities for increased collaboration between UNM and small technology firms. (10.13.04)

  • Patricia Burtner, associate professor, Occupational Therapy Graduate Program in the Pediatrics Department at School of Medicine, was awarded a four-year, $800,000 grant to prepare occupational therapy graduate students for rural New Mexico school system practice. Funded by the U.S Department of Education, the grant provides support to educate all UNM occupational therapy graduate students in cultural competency, specific to rural New Mexico. (10.13.04)

  • The Health Sciences Center Library and Informatics Center received a collection of historical medical books and a $10,000 endowment from George and Mary Voelz. George Voelz, who passed away last year, was an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Radiology, but is perhaps better known for his work as Health Division leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory. (10.13.04)

  • The Prince and Princess of Asturias visited UNM to discuss ongoing development and the future direction of the endowed chair in information science and technology bearing the Prince's name. The $1.5 million chair is funded by a contribution from Iberdrola, a privately held electrical utility headquartered in Spain, in honor of the heir to the Spanish throne. (10.6.04)

  • Twenty students from UNM's Anderson Schools of Management spent part of last summer at one of the top business schools in Latin America – the Aguascalientes campus of ITESM (Instituto Tecnolgico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey). Under the guidance of Professors Dante Di Gregorio and Douglas Thomas, the students participated in a bi-national classroom consisting of students from UNM and ITESM. (10.6.04)

  • Michael W. Carroll was appointed vice president for Advancement and president of the UNM Foundation. Carroll will be responsible for all aspects of advancement functions of the University including development, alumni relations, communications, marketing, public affairs and KNME-TV. (9.29.04) http://www.unm.edu/%7Emarket/cgibin/archives/000311.html#more

  • UNM received the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's 2004 Employer Recognition Award at the division's statewide meeting at the Albuquerque Convention Center yesterday. DVR, a division of the State of New Mexico Public Education Department, helps people with disabilities obtain suitable employment. (9.29.04)

  • Mathematics and statistics Professor Vladimir Koltchinskii, has been inducted as Fellow to the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Koltchinskii was presented the IMS Medallion Award for outstanding research on empirical processes, statistical theory of learning and multivariate statistics. (9.29.04)

  • KUNM, 89.9 FM was honored by the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice at their Annual Peace Awards at Immanuel Presbyterian Church. (9.29.04)

  • Princeton Review released its guidebook of the Best 117 Law Schools and ranks the UNM School of Law second in a list of schools with the "Most Diverse Faculty," fifth in those providing the "Best Environment for Minority Students" and "Most Welcoming of Older Students," and sixth in "Candidates for American Program Fellowships," implying that the student body "leans to the left."  UNM is noted among top 10 schools in four of the 11 categories ranked. (9.22.04)

  • UNM is partnering with three state school districts to improve mathematics education for children of working class Hispanics. Albuquerque Public Schools, Bernalillo Public Schools and Socorro Consolidated Schools, along with the UNM Colleges of Education and Arts and Sciences, are collaborators in the National Science Foundation funded Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos. (9.22.04)

  • The National Science Foundation has awarded a $350,000 Major Research Instrumentation grant to UNM for the purchase and maintenance of a state-of-the-art shared memory high-performance computer. (9.22.04)

  • For the ninth consecutive year, UNM has been named in the annual report on America's 100 Best College Buys designating it as one of America's best college educations for the cost. (9.22.04)

  • UNM experts prepared to work with print and television media are listed in a new, online UNM Experts Guide, compiled by the Public Affairs Department. The media guide is designed for journalists seeking expert comment on topical news issues. The database lists nearly 300 experts in a variety of subject areas. Faculty interested in listing their expertise can do so electronically. (9.15.04) http://expertsearch.unm.edu .

  • New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson awarded UNM $3 million to create the "Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory" (ARTS Lab) to support the state's efforts in the burgeoning digital media industry. (9.15.04)

  • Connie Beimer was named as President Louis Caldera's Chief of Staff. She will assist President Caldera as the president's day-to-day point of contact for individuals within as well as outside the university community, dealing with a range of student, faculty, staff and public issues. Her responsibilities include overseeing the president's office and ensuring effective communication and coordination of effort among the university's senior staff. (9.15.04)

  • Roxana A. Moreno, assistant professor, College of Education, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the nation's highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. (9.15.04)

  • Paul Roth, School of Medicine dean and associate vice president of the Health Sciences Center, received the prestigious New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award from Gov. Bill Richardson at the Governor's 35 th annual awards banquet. Roth was selected for his contributions to improving health and access to health care for all New Mexicans and for public health advocacy on the national scene. (9.15.04)

  • The Robert O. Anderson Graduate Schools of Management have been ranked No. 6 in the country for Hispanic students by Hispanic Business in rankings released in the September issue of the magazine. It's the fifth consecutive year that the Anderson Schools have been ranked in the top 10 by Hispanic Business. (9.15.04)

  • KNME-TV, Channel 5 won three Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy awards announced at the 2003-2004 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards ceremony, held in Phoenix, Ariz. (9.15.04) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000296.html#more

  • Sang Han and researchers at the School of Engineering have received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team Program to study how protein molecules behave in extremely small fluidic channels. (9.8.04) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000280.html#more

  • School of Engineering Dean Joseph Cecchi was named the new chairman of the Science and Technology Corporation Board. Vice chair will be Dr. William Schuler, and secretary treasurer will be Chuck Wellborn. The UNM Board of Regents also appointed four new members to the board - Dr. Albert Westwood, Suellyn Scarneccia, Terri Cole and Carolyn Monroe. (9.1.04)

  • In an effort to attract and retain a high quality, diverse workforce, the Health Sciences Center is introducing Pathways to Success, a mentorship program designed specifically for HSC staff. A nine-month pilot program will be launched in November. (9.1.04)

  • Christopher Mead, professor of architecture and of art history, has been appointed to a three-year term as dean at the College of Fine Arts. Mead, who has a joint teaching appointment with the School of Architecture and Planning, has been a full professor since 1996 and a member of the faculty since 1980. (9.1.04)

  • Arturo Madrid was named the Garrey Carruthers Distinguished Chair in Honors for the fall semester. Madrid, a 1960 alumnus at UNM, teaches an honors seminar, "U.S. Latino/a Artistic and Cultural Expression," that looks at the artistic contributions of the Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban communities in this country and examines the cultural context in which that art is produced. (9.1.04)

  • Music Professor Bradley Ellingboe was named as a recipient of the 2004-2005 ASCAP Award, the fifth straight year he has won the award. An independent panel for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers selects recipients based upon the "unique prestige value of each writer's catalog of original compositions, as well as recent performances." (9.1.04)

  • KUNM is undergoing a fundraising campaign for an extensive remodeling project to double its news production space, enhance community collaborations, establish a functional music library and create a fourth studio. To help cover the costs, KUNM has received a $100,000 challenge grant from the Lannan Foundation. (9.1.04) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000279.html#more

  • The UNM School of Law received the American Bar Association's Henry J. Ramsey Award for Diversity. The nation's largest attorney's group recognized a concerted effort by faculty and students to address diversity through its programs and activities during the 2003-04 academic year. The competition attracted nominations from 20 top law schools. (8.24.04)

  • Ted A. Garcia, general manager and CEO of public television station KNME-TV, was elected chair of the National Educational Telecommunications Association Board of Directors. (8.24.04) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000259.html#more
  • Fourteen students from the Design Planning Assistance Center in the School of Architecture and Planning have received the New Mexico - American Planning Association's 2004 Student Project Award for their work on the Santa Rosa Visioning Plan. (8.24.04) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/04-08-25dpac.htm
  • Enrique Lamadrid, professor of Spanish and literary folklorist, was named director of UNM Chicano Studies program. Lamadrid, who has been on faculty at UNM since 1985, succeeds Dr. Eduardo Hernandez Chavez. (8.24.04)
  • The Daily Lobo, UNM's student newspaper, is No. 2 in the nation as a "great college newspaper, according to the Princeton Review. It was ranked above Harvard, Yale and Northwestern University for its student newspaper. (8.24.04)
  • University Libraries has moved to a new text finder for on-line searches that is expected to make it easier to find information and articles. The new Gold Rush software has full text electronic access to the thousands of journals available through University Libraries. (8.24.04) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/04-08-25libraries.htm
  • Math and Science learning for elementary, middle and high school students in Albuquerque's West Mesa cluster schools will be enhanced by UNM graduate teaching fellows. The initiative is funded with a $1.8 million, three-year award from the National Science Foundation, announced today. Charles Fleddermann, School of Engineering professor and associate dean, is the grant's principal investigator. (8.11.04)

  • Christopher Mead, art and art history professor, has been named College of Fine Arts interim dean. The appointment is for a three-year term to provide continuity for the college. He has served as a full professor since 1996 and worked at UNM in various positions since 1980. (8.11.04)

  • Charles Paine, associate professor of English, has been named University College associate dean. Paine directed the UNM Freshman English program from 1998-2000 and has been associate director since 2002, where he played a key role in the university's retention and student success efforts. (8.11.04)

  • The Getty awarded a $120,000 Campus Heritage Grant to the University of New Mexico Foundation for a conservation plan. The initiative will expand previous master planning efforts beyond buildings and campus boundaries to resources such as cultural landscapes, interiors, public art and historic furniture. The UNM Historic Preservation Committee will oversee the project. (8.4.04) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000243.html#more

  • UNM has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to investigate the transport of complex fluids at nanoscale dimensions. The project will seek to develop a new generation of methods and devices that address the need for efficient separation of biomolecular components. The grant will be used to purchase a scanning laser microscope and to create the Keck Nanofluidics Laboratory at UNM. (8.4.04)

  • Law Professor Norman Bay is one of 25 educators worldwide invited to participate in a seminar on International Humanitarian Law in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept.13-18, sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross.  Designed especially for university professors of international law, the seminar will provide training on rules that apply in situations of global armed conflict. (8.4.04) http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/04-08-03bay.htm

  • The J.B. Jackson Chair has been established in the School of Architecture and Planning. Made possible from Jackson's estate and Senate Bill14, the position will augment programs already established in the school. (8.4.04)

    The UNM Board of Regents voted to award the construction contract for the UNM Children's Hospital and Critical Care Pavilion project to a joint venture between Jaynes Corporation of Albuquerque and JE Dunn Construction of Kansas City, Mo.  The companies submitted a low net bid of $129,355,500. The Children's Hospital and Critical Care Pavilion is a 486,000, six-floor clinical space facility including the UNM Children's Hospital, maternity center, adult critical care center and more. (7.28.04)

  • NASA selected a proposal involving researchers at UNM as a candidate for the next mission in the agency's New Frontiers Program. The mission, "Moonrise: Lunar South Pole-Aitken Basin Sample Return Mission," involves UNM Professors James Papike and Barbara Cohen from the Institute of Meteoritics. (7.28.04)

  • The New Mexico Recycling Coalition awarded UNM the "Best Post Secondary School Recycling School of the Year" title for 2004. The university was recognized for improving the quality of recycling in the state. (7.28.04) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000229.html#more

  • Hospitals and Health Networks, the Journal of the American Hospital Association and the Healthcare and Information and Management Systems Society named UNM Hospital one of the Most Wired Hospitals in the nation. UNMH received the award for its abilities and knowledge in technological products. (7.21.04)

  • The Management of Technology Center at the Anderson Schools of Management was ranked No. 6 of United States-based, and one of the top 50 global centers of research on the Management of Technology, announced by the International Association for Management of Technology. (7.21.04)

  • Carlos Rey Romero was appointed director of Government Relations and Debra Yoshimura director of Internal Audit. Romero will direct and coordinate legislative matters for UNM on state and federal levels, while Yoshimura will be responsible for examining the records and operations of the university and its contractors. (7.21.04)

  • UNMH Intensive Care Unit nurses Dahlia Lopez and Denise DeRosa were awarded with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Circle of Excellence Award in Caring Practice at the National Teaching Conference in Orlando, Fla. (7.21.04)

  • Black Issues in Higher Education magazine recently named its top 100 minority degree producers. UNM ranks second in producing American Indian baccalaureates in the biological sciences. The magazine is the only national analysis to use the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education (2002-03 academic year). The top 100 appeared in the June 2, 2004 edition. (7.14.04)

  • Researchers at UNM and Duke University have discovered that the immune system of an invertebrate animal, in particular a snail, has the ability to generate a diverse repertoire of defense molecules, despite lacking the lymphocytes that produce diverse antibodies and T-cell receptors found in vertebrates. (7.14.04) http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/archives/000223.html#more

  • Professors Vakhtang Putkaradze and Peter Vorobieff and graduate student Keith Mertens were published in the July issue of Nature, describing braiding patterns on an inclined plane. Their research dispels misconceptions about the relationship between braiding and meandering that have persisted for more than 20 years. (7.14.04)

  • John D. Gates, acting associate director and visiting lecturer in the Native American Studies department, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant to lecture and research in the North American Studies Program at the University of Bonn, Germany during the 2004-2005 academic year. The United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced the award. (7.14.04)

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