1. Quartz - "Why the future of Facebook and Google depend on academia"
Terran Lane, associate professor in UNM’s Department of Computer Science and recent Google member, shares his views on social media outlets and academics.

2. ABQ Journal - "Doctor: Patient ended suffering, ‘not her life’"
UNMH oncologist, Katherine Morris is one of three plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit asking the court to find for physicians in legally assisting terminally ill, mentally competent patients with the dying process to end their suffering.

            Story featured in numerous publications

3. Cadillac News - "Trial on assisted suicide law begins in New Mexico"
UNM law professor Rob Schwartz comments on the distinction between assisted suicide and aid while dying.

            Story featured in numerous publications

4. Wired - "Did Brain Scans Just Save a Convicted Murderer From the Death Penalty?"
Kent Kiehl, a neuroscientist at the Mind Research Network and UNM, who was not directly involved in the case, shares his observations with Wired.

5. Psychology Today - "The Psychic Perils of Forensic Practice"
Exposure to horror can cause vicarious traumatization, professional burnout
An unpublished survey by graduate student Julie Brovko and forensic psychologist William Foote of the University of New Mexico discover low levels of vicarious trauma among a sample of 65 forensic psychologists.

6. XOJane UK - "Seems Legit: Did You Hear That? That’s the Sound of the Apocalypse!”
Article mentions the famous Taos, NM hum and the scientists from UNM and the Los Alamos National Laboratory who studied it.

7. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists - "ASHP Honors Sections and New Practitioners Forum Members with Distinguished Service Award"
Six pharmacists honored, among them Ernest J. Dole, Clinical Pharmacist, UNMH and Clinical Associate Professor, UNMH Sciences Center, College of Pharmacy.

8. Tech/Gadgets - "China’s hot messaging app WeChat may be good news for censors"
Line Corp, a Japanese subsidiary of South Korea's Naver Corp, works with UNM and finds that the use of censored words in the old Chinese version of Skype could trigger remote surveillance.

9. Media Monitoring from Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

2 KASA 9:00 PM

SHOULD THE TERMINALLY ILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO DIE? AND SHOULD A DOCTOR BE ALLOWED TO HELP THEM? THE CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE THAT HAS BEEN DEBATED ACROSS THE U-S ... IS NOW TAKING CENTER STAGE RIGHT HERE IN NEW MEXICO. NEWS 13'S COLE MILLER WAS IN THE COURTROOM. ASSISTING IN A SUICIDE IS ILLEGAL HERE. BUT THOSE WHO FILED THIS LAWSUIT SAY THIS ISN'T ENDING SOMEONE'S LIFE - IT'S ENDING THEIR SUFFERING. THEY SAY IT'S TIME NEW MEXICANS HAD THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE - THE RIGHT TO DIE. ...NATS ALL RISE! AFTER NEARLY A YEAR AND HALF. THE RIGHT TO DIE CASE GOT UNDERWAY IN AN ALBUQUERQUE COURTROOM TWO DOCTORS - INCLUDING KATHERINE MORRIS FROM UNM'S CANCER CENTER - AND AJA RIGGS OF SANTA FE ARE ASKING TO ALLOW TERMINALLY ILL, MENTALLY COMPETENT PATIENTS IN BERNALILLO COUNTY TO BE ABLE TO END THEIR LIVES - WITH THE HELP OF FAMILY, FRIENDS AND THEIR PHYSICIAN. RIGGS - WHO'S JUST 49-YEARS-OLD - WAS DIAGNOSED WITH UTERINE CANCER IN 2011. THE CANCER IS CURRENTLY IN REMISSION. BUT KNOWING IT COULD RETURN - SHE SAYS SHE WANTS THE OPTION OF ENDING HER LIFE RATHER THAN SUFFER FROM THE PAIN. "... HAVING THE PRESENCE OF HOME NOT BEING IN A HOSPITAL..." ASSISTED SUICIDE IS ILLEGAL IN NEW MEXICO. SUICIDE - SHE SAYS - IS MUCH DIFFERENT. BUT DOCTOR MORRIS SAYS HAVING THE RIGHT TO DIE GIVES PATIENTS COMFORT, CONTROL AND PEACE OF MIND. TODAY THE ACLU PLAYED A DOCUMENTARY ON THE SUBJECT... TELLING THE STORY OF A LIVER CANCER PATIENT IN OREGON WHO ENDED HER LIFE WITH THE HELP OF A LETHAL PRESCRIPTION FROM DOCTOR MORRISREGON PASSED A LAW IN 1994 CALLED 'DEATH WITH DIGNITY' ... DO YOU BELIEVE THAT MRS. CURTIS COMMITTED HER CHILDREN, WITH HER HUSBAND AND SHE WASN'T GIVEN THAT OPTION. I THINK SHE CHOSE TO END HER SUFFERING, NOT HER LIFE. THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAYS IT'S A COMPELLING CASE - BUT CHANGING THE LAW NEEDS TO COME FROM THE LEGISLATURE. ... NONE OF THOSE DISTINCTIONS MAKES THE SUICIDE FROM A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE. ANOTHER NEW MEXICO WOMAN ALSO TOOK THE STAND TODAY. HER MOTHER LIVED IN OREGON AND ALSO USED THEIR 'DEATH WITH DIGNITY' ACT. SHE HOPES WE'LL SOON SEE A SIMILAR LAW HERE. COLE MILLER KRQE NEWS 13. WASHINGTON AND MONTANA ALSO ALLOW DOCTORS TO PRESCRIBE DRUGS TO END A PATIENT'S LIFE. NEWS 13 WILL KEEP FOLLOWING THIS TRIAL ... WHICH RESUMES AGAIN TOMORROW MORNING.

4 KOB 5:00 AM, 5:36 AM, 6:35 AM

THERE'S A PUSH TO GET THE CITY, UNM AND INTEL TO SUPPORT SOLAR FACILITIES IN ALBUQUERQUE. THE SIERRA CLUB'S RIO GRANDE CHAPTER TELLS US CITY COUNCILOR ISAAC BENTON, VARIOUS SOLAR COMPANIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS ARE BEHIND THE PUSH. RIGHT NOW THEY WANT THE CITY, UNM AND INTEL TO STOP THEIR MEMBERSHIP IN AN ANTI-RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP. THERE WILL BE A NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY AT ONE AT THE AFFORDABLE SOLAR OFFICE ON PAN AMERICAN FREEWAY.

4 KOB 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM

RESEARCHERS AT UNM CANCER CENTER MAY HAVE DISCOVERED A NEW WAY TO FIGHT CANCER.. A HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM HAS DISCOVERED A NEW TYPE OF IMMUNE CELL. THIS PARTICULAR CELL GATHERS AROUND TUMORS -- HELPING THEM GROW. THE RESEARCHERS HOPE THEY CAN TARGET THE IMMUNE CELLS -- AND SHRINK CANCEROUS TUMORS.

7 KOAT 5:00 AM, 6:01 AM, 17:15 PM

NEW MEXICO'S HEALTH STATUS. WHERE DOES OUR STATE STAND, COMPARED TO OTHER STATES ACROSS THE NATION? ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER ANGELA BRAUER WAS THE FIRST TO GET HER HANDS A DETAILED, STATE BY STATE HEALTH REPORT... SHE'S LIVE THIS MORNING WITH THE DETAILS. THIS 152 PAGE REPORT WAS JUST RELEASED THIS MORNING AT MIDNIGHT! NOW - WE'RE BREAKING DOWN THE GOOD AND THE BAD... AND CHECKING IN WITH KOAT'S HEALTH EXPERT DOCTOR BARRY RAMO TO SEE WHAT HE THINKS! "SIFTING THROUGH PAPERWORK" THIS NEW HEALTH REPORT IS FROM THE UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION. IT LISTS NEW MEXICO 32ND IN THE NATION FOR OVERALL HEALTH... BETTER THAN WHERE WE WERE RANKED IN 2012. ":06 ITS ENCOURAGING" THE REPORT ALSO HAS STATE BY STATE SNAPSHOTS. NAT POP DROP PAPERS DOWN ACCORDING TO THIS STUDY, NEW MEXICO'S STRENGTHS INCLUDE SHOW GRAPHIC LOW LEVELS OF AIR POLLUTION... A HIGH PER CAPITA OF PUBLIC HEALTH FUNDING AND A LOW RATE OF CANCER DEATHS ... OUR CHALLENGES? SHOW GRAPHIC NOTHING YOU HAVEN'T HEARD BEFORE ... LOW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES, A LOT OF CHILDREN IN POVERTY AND THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF PEOPLE UNINSURED! "2:11 THERE IS DEFINITELY ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT!" WHAT'S STARTLING IN THIS STACK OF NUMBERS... IS HOW POORLY RANKED NEW MEXICO IS FOR DRUG-RELATED DEATHS... WE'RE APPARENTLY THE WORST NATIONWIDE... NAT POP HILIGHTING THESE ITEMS WE HAVE A LOT OF VIOLENT CRIMES, OCCUPATIONAL FATALITIES AND A HIGH NUMBER OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE CASES, THINGS ... LIKE CHLAMYDIA AND SALMONELLA. DOCTOR RAMO SAYS BOTTOM LINE, PEOPLE IN THE US COULD BE HEALTHIER. THAT PEOPLE NEED TO EXERCISE MORE, EAT BETTER...AND AIM FOR BETTER EDUCATION. THOSE WHO HAVE A HIGHER EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, TEND TO HAVE A BETTER HEALTH RECORD...AND IMMUNIZE THEMSELVES AND THEIR KIDS MORE. HAWAII RANKED THE BEST IN THE NATION FOR HEALTH. MISSISSIPPI WAS LAST.

05:41:24, 6:42 AM

NEW MEXICO COLLEGE GRADUATES FACE STAGGERING BILLS...ON AVERAGE, ALMOST TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH. BUT AS HIGH AS THAT IS...IT'S STILL THE LOWEST AVERAGE STUDENT LOAN DEBT IN THE COUNTRY.

7 KOAT 5:00 PM, 10:00 PM

COLLEGE STUDENT LOANS ARE HARDLY SOMETHING TO BRAG ABOUT -- BUT NEW MEXICO GRADS DO HAVE THE UPPER HAND ON COUNTERPARTS. KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS ANCHOR TODD KURTZ EXPLAINS WHY THEY HAVE THE LOWEST DEBT IN THE COUNTRY. TAKE A WALK ON ANY COLLEGE CAMPUS IN THE U-S, AND STUDENT LOANS ARE A HOT TOPIC. RYAN EBERSOLE--SOPH-- I DON'T REALLY QUALIFY FOR ANY SCHOLARSHIPS SO STUDENTS LOANS IS ALL I REALLY HAVE. THAT'S COMMON, OUR COUNTRY NOW HAS MORE STUDENT LOAN DEBT THAN CREDIT CARD DEBT. EVEN NEW MEXICANS RECEIVING THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP ARE FEELING THE PINCH. PAISLEY PALMER-- SENIOR -- AS FAR AS HOUSING GOES BECAUSE I LIVE ON CAMPUS I HAVE TO TAKE OUT STUDENT LOANS FOR THAT WHICH IS ENOUGH TO HURT A LITTLE. THAT LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP AND MORE AFFORDABLE TUITION COSTS HAVE NEW MEXICO BOASTING THE LOWEST STUDENT DEBT FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES. STILL THE AVERAGE NEW MEXICO STUDENT GRADUATES NEARLY 18-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DEBT. THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS $29,400. TODD KURTZ -- STAND UP -- THE REPORT SAYS UNMANAGEABLE PAYMENTS ARE KEEPING GRADUATES FROM THINGS LIKE BUYING A HOUSE, SAVING FOR RETIREMENT OR EVEN STARTING A FAMILY. JULIO MARTINEZ- GRAD STUDENT -- SOMEONE MENTIONED TO ME THAT IT IS PROBABLY LIKE HAVING ANOTHER MORTGAGE. THE MAIN INDICATOR FOR WHERE A STATE FALLS ON THE STUDENT DEBT LIST MAY BE COST OF TUITION. TAKE A LOOK. IN-STATE TUITION AT UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO COST ABOUT 65-HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR -- AGAIN WE HAVE STUDENTS GRADUATING WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF DEBT. MOVE FARTHER EAST AND THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE COMES IN AT MORE THAN 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

13 KRQE 5:00 AM, 5:05 AM, 6:05 AM, 12:06 PM

UNM HAS A NEW REWARDS SYSTEM TO DETERMINE WHO GETS THE BEST PARKING, BEST SEATS AND TICKETS TO THE BIGGEST LOBO GAMES. AND THE SCHOOL SAYS IT'S ABOUT REWARDING LOYAL FANS.. SO --- IS IT ABOUT LOYALTY? .... OR JUST A STRAIGHT-UP GRAB FOR CASH? NEWS 13'S ALEX GOLDSMITH EXPLAINS - IT REALLY REWARDS THE BIGGEST SPENDERS. IT'S THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN... A SEAT AT THE PIT FOR LOBO MEN'S HOOPS. AND WITH THE PROGRAM SUCCEEDING ON THE COURT... THE DEMAND FOR THINGS LIKE CONFERENCE AND NCAA TOURNAMENT TICKETS IS GOING UP, BUT THE SUPPLY ISN'T .... PUTTING UNM IN A TRICKY POSITION. 2:48 WE NEEDED A FAIR AND EQUITABLE WAY TO DETERMINE WHO MAKES THE CUT AND WHO DOESN'T 2:53 PREVIOUSLY, THAT DECISION WAS BASED SOLELY ON HOW MUCH A FAN GAVE THE UNIVERSITY THAT YEAR. THIS YEAR, THAT'S CHANGING... UNM IS ROLLING OUT A NEW LOYALTY PROGRAM THAT GIVES DONORS AND SEASON TICKET HOLDERS "POINTS" BASED ON A RANGE OF FACTORS. DONATIONS ARE STILL A HUGE FACTOR, BUT WHETHER YOU'RE A UNM ALUM AND HOW LONG YOU'VE HAD SEASON TICKETS ALSO COUNT. WHOEVER HAS THE MOST POINTS GETS ACCESS TO THE BEST PARKING SPOTS ... AND FIRST CRACK AT POSTSEASON TICKETS. LOBO CLUB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LEE DE LEON SAYS IT'S A MORE TRANSPARENT SYSTEM. 3:24 THERE'S A POINTS CALCULATOR THAT SAYS IF YOU GAVE ANOTHER $1000 IF YOU GAVE ANOTHER $100, HOW MUCH WOULD THAT IMPROVE YOUR RANKING 3:30 13:44 HAVING MORE POINTS DOESN'T JUST GET YOU ACCESS TO POSTSEASON TICKETS, IT ALSO CAN GET YOU ACCESS TO SOME OF DIVERSITY OF SUPPORT THAT PEOPLE GIVE 1:22 NOT JUST WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY 1:24 BUBUT BLEEDING CHERRY AND SILVER STILL PALES TO GIVING GREEN TO UNM. UNDER THE REWARDS SYSTEM, DONATING A GRAND TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND IS WORTH AS MUCH AS HAVING A BASKETBALL SEASON TICKET FOR TWENTY YEARS... AND FOUR TIMES WHAT BEING A LOBO ALUM GETS YOU. DE LEON SAYS IT'S MORE THAN THEY HAD. 5:13 THOSE PEOPLE THAT MAY NOT GIVE THE HIGH DOLLAR AMOUNTS... THEY'RE BEING MORE REWARDED NOW THAN THEY EVER HAVE BEEN BEFORE. THERE'S ALSO AN INCENTIVE BUILT IN TO BOOST FOOTBALL SEASON TICKET SALES. FANS GET TWICE THE CREDIT FOR BUYING THOSE THAN THEY DO FOR BUYING BASKETBALL TICKETS. LOBO FANS ARE ALSO REWARDED FOR STICKING IT OUT THROUGH THE LEAN YEARS.

05:56:05, 6:54 AM

AT TEN THIS MORNING --- SOLAR COMPANIES -- AND ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESSES AND GROUPS ARE CALLING ON THE CITY OF ALBUQUERUE -- THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO AND INTEL --- TO STOP THEIR MEMBERSHIP IN AN ANTI-RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY GROUP -- WHICH IS PUSHING TO HALT PNM'S SOLAR FACILITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE ALBUQUERQUE AREA AND POSSIBLY AFFECT HUNDREDS OF JOBS ---- THEY'RE JOINED BY CITY COUNCILOR ISAAC BENTON.

13 KRQE 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM

OR HER LIFE? THAT'S AN ISSUE BEING DEBATED RIGHT NOW IN AN ALBUQUERQUE COURTROOM. AS IT STANDS IN NEW MEXICO, "RIGHT TO DIE" IS A FELONY-- SOMETHING A GROUP OF DOCTORS WANT TO CHANGE. NEWS 13'S COLE MILLER IS LIVE OUTSIDE OF DISTRICT COURT WITH WHAT'S HAPPENED SO FAR THE DOCUMENTARY FOLLOWED CODY CURTIS AS SHE BATTLED LIVER CANCER AND ITS EFFECTS. THROUGH HER UPS AND DOWNS, CURTIS EVENTUALLY ASKED DR MORRIS TO WRITE HER A PRESCRIPTION THAT SHE WOULD TAKE ON HER OWN TO END HER LIFE. IN OREGON - DEATH WITH DIGNITY - WAS PASSED IN 1994, ALLOWING PATIENTS TO ULTIMATELY MAKE THE DECISION ON WHEN TO TAKE THEIR LIVES. ON THE STAND TODAY, DR MORRIS SAYS THIS GIVES PATIENTS COMFORT AND CONTROL. SHE NOW WORKS AT UNM'S CANCER CENTER AND SAYS PATIENTS THERE HAVE ASKED FOR SIMILAR TREATMENT. HOWEVER UNDER CURRENT STATE LAW - IT WOULD FALL UNDER ASSISTING IN A SUICIDE - WHICH IS ILLEGAL. MORRIS SAYS THAT SHOULDN'T APPLY TO DOCTORS AND PATIENTS MAKING THESE TOUGH DECISIONS. DO YOU BELIEVE MRS. CURTIS COMMITTED SUICIDE? NO. SHE WANTED TO LIVE BUT DIDN'T HAVE THAT OPTION. SHE CHOSE TO END HER SUFFERING, NOT HER LIFE." THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF OK COLE. A SANTA FE WOMAN WITH UTERINE CANCER HAS ALSO JOINED THIS CASE.

13 KRQE 5:30 PM, 10:00 PM

SHOULD A DOCTOR BE ABLE TO HELP A PATIENT END HIS OR HER LIFE? IT'S A CONTROVERSIAL QUESTION THAT HAS BEEN DEBATED ACROSS THE U-S-- AND TODAY IT WAS NEW MEXICO'S TURN. NEWS 13'S COLE MILLER IS LIVE OUTSIDE OF DISTRICT COURT IN DOWNTOWN ALBUQUERQUE-- WHERE A "RIGHT TO DIE" CASE HAS PLAYED OUT INSIDE, COLE? JESSICA...NATS ALL RISE! AFTER NEARLY A YEAR AND HALF. THE RIGHT TO DIE CASE GOT UNDERWAY IN AN ALBUQUERQUE COURTROOM TWO DOCTORS - INCLUDING KATHERINE MORRIS FROM UNM'S CANCER CENTER - AND AJA RIGGS OF SANTA FE ARE ASKING TO ALLOW TERMINALLY ILL, MENTALLY COMPETENT PATIENTS IN BERNALILLO COUNTY TO BE ABLE TO END THEIR LIVES - WITH THE HELP OF FAMILY, FRIENDS AND THEIR PHYSICIAN. RIGGS - WHO'S JUST 49-YEARS-OLD - WAS DIAGNOSED WITH UTERINE CANCER IN 2011. THE CANCER IS CURRENTLY IN REMISSION. BUT KNOWING IT COULD RETURN - SHE SAYS SHE WANTS THE OPTION OF ENDING HER LIFE RATHER THAN SUFFER FROM THE PAIN. "... HAVING THE PRESENCE OF THE PEOPLE THAT I CARE ABOUT THE MOST, THE PEOPLE THAT CARE ABOUT ME THE MOST. BEING AT HOME NOT BEING IN A HOSPITAL..." ASSISTED SUICIDE IS ILLEGAL IN NEW MEXICO. SUICIDE - SHE SAYS - IS MUCH DIFFERENT. BUT DOCTOR MORRIS SAYS HAVING THE RIGHT TO DIE GIVES PATIENTS COMFORT, CONTROL AND PEACE OF MIND. TODAY THE ACLU PLAYED A DOCUMENTARY ON THE SUBJECT... TELLING THE STORY OF A LIVER CANCER PATIENT IN OREGON WHO ENDED HER LIFE WITH THE HELP OF A LETHAL PRESCRIPTION FROM DOCTOR MORRIS. OREGON PASSED A LAW IN 1994 CALLED 'DEATH WITH DIGNITY' ... DO YOU BELIEVE THAT MRS. CURTIS COMMITTED SUICIDE? NO I DON'T. AND WHY NOT? I THINK SHE WANTED TO LIVE. SHE WANTED MORE TIME WITH HER CHILDREN, WITH HER SUFFERING, NOT HER LIFE. THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAYS IT'S A COMPELLING CASE - BUT CHANGING THE LAW NEEDS TO COME FROM THE LEGISLATURE. NONE OF THOSE DISTINCTIONS MAKES THE SUICIDE FROM A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE. ANOTHER NEW MMIMILAR LAW HERE. FOR TODAY - THINGS HAVE WRAPPED UP. STATES LIKE WASHINGTON AND MONTANA ALSO ALLOW DOCTORS TO PRESCRIBE THE DRUGS TO END A PATIENT'S LIFE. THE TRIAL WILL START BACK UP AGAIN TOMORROW MORNING AT 8:30.