UNM Anderson School celebrates the Hall of Fame’s 35th Class
The UNM Anderson School of Management's newest Hall of Fame honorees were recognized for their professional successes at a dinner recently. From caring for our family pets to our country's exploration of space, this year’s class comprises four remarkable individuals who have pushed boundaries and ceilings in their quest for excellence and commitment to their communities and families.

Walking her talk: UNM-Taos HIVE’s Rose Reza honored with Women of Influence Award
When UNM-Taos HIVE Executive Director Rose Reza learned that she had been selected as a recipient of the 2024 Business First Albuquerque Women of Influence Award, her first thoughts weren’t of her goals and accomplishments, or a hearty pat on the back. Her emotions focused on the mentors who were instrumental in the development and progress of her career path.

How to be happy: Tips from a Positive Psychology professor
This week’s episode of It’s (Probably) Not Rocket Science features Bruce Smith, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and positive psychology researcher, discussing proven positive psychology exercises, strategies, and interventions for living a happier life. Smith has taught the Positive Psychology course since 2005. 

Music students tout their talent at Kansas City band conference
Three undergraduate and seven graduate students from The University of New Mexico Department of Music were recently chosen to perform in the Southwestern Regional Intercollegiate Band in Kansas City. The 10 musicians who went to Kansas City are students of UNM band director Emily Moss.

UNM deepens sustainability commitment with campuswide AASHE membership
The University of New Mexico recently joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to further its campus efforts toward building a thriving, equitable, and ecologically just world. AASHE empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. Through membership in AASHE, UNM will receive support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and community.

Entrance exam requirement removed for UNM’s executive MBA program
The UNM Anderson School of Management has announced the permanent removal of the GMAT or GRE entrance exam requirements for application to its Executive MBA program. This change, effective immediately, addresses the value in the applicant's career experience and the lessons each applicant has learned along the way. Removing the exam as a requirement rewards that experience.

UNM Anderson School hosts spring Graduate Business Programs Open House
The UNM Anderson School of Management hosts a Graduate Programs Open House on Tuesday, March 19, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Jackson Student Center located on UNM's Main Campus in Albuquerque. This networking event is for interested professionals and students interested in exploring their options for a graduate business degree. Attendees will be able to meet Anderson faculty and staff and learn about on-campus resources and benefits. Application fee waivers will be given by drawing to selected attendees. Refreshments will be served. To register: https://bit.ly/437pRuU

Topic and speaker for Joel M. Jones lecture announced
UNM’s American Studies Department announces an exciting lecture featuring Professor Phil Deloria titled “The Year the Stars Fell: Toward a Continental History of a Very Few Hours” on Thursday, March 21, from 6-7:30 p.m. as this year’s Joel M. Jones lecture. The lecture will take place in the Bobo Room located in Hodgin Hall. A reception will immediately follow the lecture. The lecture is open to the public.

Annual Research Lecture set for Wednesday, March 27
The University of New Mexico's 68th Annual Research Lecture is set for Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. UNM faculty, staff, students, postdocs, and alumni are encouraged to attend. Reserve a seat here. ARL awardee Felisa Smith is a distinguished professor in the UNM Department of Biology, and her research successes reach far beyond our university community. She is a mammologist, focusing her research interests on paleoecological and evolutionary research—specifically the effects of current global and past climatic change and biodiversity loss on mammals.

Robb concert to feature music, poetry, artist meet and greet
The 52nd annual John Donald Robb Concert will feature world-class performances on Friday, March 29, 7:30-9 p.m. at Keller Hall at The University of New Mexico. Admission is free for this all-ages, family-friendly community event.

Undergrad pursues passion for political science in shared-credit program
When David Lopez Amaya took his first class with Associate Professor of Political Science Loren Collingwood at The University of New Mexico, it fired his enthusiasm for political science, particularly the topic of voting rights for minorities. Lopez Amaya started with Collingwood’s voting rights class two years ago. Currently, a fourth-year senior enrolled in the shared-credit B.A./M.A. program in Political Science, he’s moved on to follow his passion for the subject of voting rights. 

On The Brinck Book Awards now accepting nominations
The University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning (SA+P) is currently accepting nominations for the 2024 On the Brinck Book Awards. Created by UNM SA+P Dean Robert Alexander González in 2020, this annual competition honors contemporary and emerging values in design by celebrating books that offer new perspectives and resonate with the formative writings of J.B. Jackson.

Department of English Emeritus Professor James Barbour dies
University of New Mexico Emeritus Professor James F. Barbour died on Feb. 27, 2024. Barbour joined the UNM Department of English in 1970 and soon was the core of UNM’s nationally recognized American Literature program from the 1970s through the early 1990s.

Hammersley visiting artist to present talk, open studio
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, the 2024 Frederick Hammersley Visiting Artist at the UNM Department of Art, will host an artist talk to discuss her unique painting techniques and an open studio event in Albuquerque. Zuckerman-Hartung, the 2024 Frederick Hammersley Visiting Artist, will present the artist talk at the Albuquerque Museum on Thursday, March 21, at 5 p.m., and host an open studio on Thursday, April 18, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the UNM Annex Graduate Studios next to Hodgin Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

Successful Aging Grand Challenges Team works to bring international conference to Albuquerque
The University of New Mexico’s Successful Aging Grand Challenges Team is involved with the design and delivery of the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR) next month in Albuquerque. The conference will be held March 20-22 at Hotel Albuquerque Old Town. To view the full agenda and to register, visit ICFSR Conference.

First-ever Anderson Hall of Fame golf tournament set to tee off
Tee off for a purpose at the Anderson Hall of Fame Golf Tournament. The first-ever tournament is set for Friday, April 26, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at the UNM Championship Golf Course. Join the Anderson community for an exciting day of golf and a chance to contribute to something meaningful. Individual players can register for $175 each or $700 per foursome. To register, visit Anderson Hall of Fame Golf Tournament.

Additional world talent expands 37th Festival Flamenco ABQ
Presented by the National Institute of Flamenco, the University of New Mexico, PNC Bank and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Festival Flamenco Alburquerque, the oldest and largest flamenco festival outside of Spain, will take place from June 21-29. The Festival will include 20 performances, over 60 free and paid workshops, 13 internationally based performance companies, one New Mexican company, two world premiere shows and over 90 performers.

NMiF talks fire season, U.S. Attorney Pt. 2 and rising food prices
This week, New Mexico in Focus breaks down a report that ranks New Mexico as one of the 10 most expensive states to purchase groceries. Senior Producer Lou DiVizio speaks with James Peach, a retired economics professor with New Mexico State University, about why marketplace prices in New Mexico continue to rise. Then, Sonya Warwick of Roadrunner Food Bank tells describes the increased need her organization is seeing as food gets more expensive. NMiF airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 17 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app.