1. ABQ Journal - "Where education meets health care and industry"
UNM West recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the future of education, focusing primarily on the high-tech industries and health care.

2. DVIDS - "Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Chemical and Biological Technologies Department"
A multi-institution team, managed by Brian Pate and other inventors from UNM, University of Florida, Duke University, and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC), were issued a patent on materials incorporating antimicrobial polymers which could soon protect warfighters and civilian first responders from infections.

3. Santa Fe New Mexican - "Telemedicine program helps those with chronic pain in New Mexico"
Los Alamos healthcare provider one of the first to connect with specialists at UNM’s Pain Consultation and Treatment Center through UNM’s Project ECHO Chronic Pain and Headache Program. 

4. ABQ Journal - "Bridge survives flood simulation"
Adrienne Martinez, a UNM engineering student, also interning at ABQ Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority, is part of a team trying to save the Rail runner bridge.

5. RWJF - "Generation Y’s Role in Making the Marketplaces Work and Advancing a Culture of Health"
UNM doctoral student, Sue No, a fellow in the Robert Wood Jonson Foundation Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative, continues the dialogue on a Health Care in 2014 “blog” series.

6. Indian Country - "Justice, Liberation and Freedom: Where Are Our Women Leaders?
Article authored by Jennifer Denetdale, associate professor of American Studies at UNM, appointed to the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission to serve a four-year term and head the commission’s study on gender violence in the Navajo Nation.

7.  Media monitoring from Friday-Sunday, Feb. 21-22

The following is provided by a media monitoring service, verbatim and unedited

Friday, Feb. 21

KOB-4            5:00 AM, 6:04 AM

SOME UNM STUDENTS ARE SHOWING OFF A SOLAR HOUSE THAT USES LED LIGHTS TODAY. THE OPEN HOUSE STARTS AT 1. THE LED LIGHTS RUN OFF THE HOUSE'S ENERGY. THE HOME IS LOCATED AT MESA DEL SOL.

KOAT-7          5:00 AM

THE STATE'S LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP FUND WAS IN GRAVE DANGER--UNTIL A LAST MINUTE VOTE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE. KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER ALANA GRIMSTAD EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED. NEW MEXICO COLLEGE STUDENTS HIT THE JACKPOT. THERE'S SOME LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR THEM. IN THE FINAL FEW MINUTES OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION, LAWMAKERS PASSED A BILL TO PUMP MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP FUND. HAD WE NOT DONE THIS TODAY, THEN POTENTIALLY KIDS WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT OF MONEY. ANYONE WHO GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL HERE IN NEW MEXICO CAN GO TO COLLEGE BASICALLY FOR FREE ANYWHERE IN THE STATE. I KNOW NUMEROUS STUDENTS WHO WOULD HAVE LEFT THE STATE OR NOT GONE TO COLLEGE AT ALL AND BECAUSE OF THIS SCHOLARSHIP, THEY'VE REMAINED HERE. BUT, HERE'S THE PROBLEM-- COLLEGE COSTS ARE GOING UP MUCH FASTER THAN LOTTERY SALES. AND THE WHOLE PROGRAM WAS AT GREAT RISK. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE TO KEEP OUR PROMISES TO THE KIDS WHO ARE IN SCHOOL. RIGHT NOW, THE SCHOLARSHIP PAYS 100-PERCENT OF TUITION. LAWMAKERS EXPECT THAT WILL GO DOWN SLIGHTLY. THEY AREN'T SURE WHEN OR HOW MUCH. BUT THEY SAY IT WILL BE THE SAME ACROSS THE BOARD FOR ALL STUDENTS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT FULLY SUPPORTED, AS A TAXPAYER. I WOULD PERSONALLY PUT MORE MONEY INTO THAT TO SEE THAT SUPPORT MORE STUDENTS. RIGHT NOW, 14,000 STUDENTS IN NM RELY ON THIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND. OVER THE YEARS, ALMOST 90,000 STUDENTS, INCLUDING THE FAMILY OF THE LAWMAKER WHO PUSHED THIS BILL THROUGH. MY WIFE HAD THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP. IT'S SUCH A BLESSING TO THESE STUDENTS TO HAVE THIS SCHOLARSHIP. LAWMAKERS SAY THIS BILL IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS THEY DID... GIVING KIDS AN EDUCATION... AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THAT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. G-P-A REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT CHANGE FOR STUDENTS. BUT THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE 15 CREDITS A SEMESTER INSTEAD OF 12. THE GOVERNOR IS EXPECTED TO SIGN THE BILL INTO LAW.

04:55:46, 5:35 AM, 6:00 PM

UNM CAMPUS IS NOW HOME TO A FOOD BANK. KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER LAURA THOREN SPOKE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT. WHEN YOU'RE A COLLEGE STUDENT WITH BILLS TO PAY... I THINK EVERYONE KNOWS THE MYTH 'THE STARVING STUDENT', BUT IT'S ACTUALLY THE REALITY OF OUR STUDENTS. SPENDING MONEY ON GOOD, FRESH FOOD ISN'T ALWAYS AN OPTION. TYPICALLY I LIKE EATING BEANS. IT'S HEALTHY, IT'S CHEAP BUT NOW - FOR THE FIRST TIME - THIS STUDENT AND OTHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO... WILL GET TO TAKE HOME SOMETHING OTHER THAN BEANS OR RAMEN. RUNNER FOOD BANK IS PARTNERING WITH THE SCHOOL TO DISH OUT LETTUCE, AVOCADOS AND MORE--EVERY 3 WEEKS. WE HAD 75 TURKEYS FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE HOME TODAY. FROZEN BLUEBERRIES. LOTS OF GREAT FOOD. ANY UNM STUDENT CAN COME TO THE MOBILE FOOD PANTRY. AS LONG AS THEY HAVE THEIR STUDENT ID AND FILL OUT THIS FORM, THEY CAN LEAVE WITH ABOUT 50 POUNDS OF FOOD. HAVING A RESOURCE WHERE THEY CAN GET FRESH, HEALTHY FOOD IS A REALLY GREAT RESOURCE. STUDENTS TELL US POVERTY ISN'T SOMETHING YOU CAN ALWAYS SEE ON CAMPUS ... IT'S DEFINITELY HIDDEN. YOU DON'T KNOW WHO HAS MONEY AND WHO DOESN'T. BUT JUDGING BY THE FOOD BANK'S FIRST DAY, THERE'S UNDOUBTEDLY A NEED. MORE THAN 100 STUDENTS SHOWED UP TO GET FOOD. THE FOOD BANK IS OPEN FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS EVERY THIRD THURSDAY IN THE FOOTBALL STADIUM PARKING LOT.

Saturday, Feb. 22

KOB-4            6:00 PM

THOSE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE VENEZUELA POLITICAL DIVIDE ARE TAKING TO THE STREETS AFTER NEARLY TWO WEEKS OF MASS PROTESTS.. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF GOVERNMENT OPPONENTS FILLED SEVERAL CITY BLOCKS IN CARACAS. THIS IS THE BIGGEST RALLY SO FAR AGAINST PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO'S LEADERSHIP. THE PROTESTS FOLLOW A WEEKLONG CRACK DOWN ON THE OPPOSITION THAT SAW THE JAILING OF HARD-LINE LEADER LEOPOLDO LOPEZ AND THE ARREST OF DOZENS OF ACTIVISTS. NEARLY 50 PEOPLE SPENT THE DAY ON THE UNM CAMPUS RALLYING IN SUPPORT OF THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE. TODAY'S EVENT WAS PART OF A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT. WE SPOKE WITH ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS WHO SAYS THERE'S BEEN A LACK OF INFORMATION GIVEN TO PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, AND SHE EXPLAINED HER POINT OF VIEW. "WE ARE NOT WITH THIS GOVERNMENT WE DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL THE CRAZY IDEAS THAT THEY ARE HAVING. WE DO SUPPORT THE OPPOSITION AND WE ALSO SUPPORT LEOPOLDO LOPEZ." RALLIES WERE ALSO HELD IN MIAMI AND WASHINGTON.

Sunday, Feb. 23

KOB-4            5:00 PM

THE BEST WHEELCHAIR ATHLETES IN THE COUNTRY WERE IN ALBUQUERQUE THIS WEEKEND FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL DUKE CITY CLASSIC WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, A LARGE CROWD OF SUPPORTERS PACKED UNM'S JOHNSON GYM. THE BIG TOURNAMENT WAS HOSTED BY THE ALBUQUERQUE KINGS...THE ONLY WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAM IN THE STATE.