1. ABQ Journal - "UNM professor’s Web class draws 3,100 people"
UNM Professor Greg Heileman gets great response for online course, Web Application Architectures, offered as a MOOC, i.e. massive open online course.

2. ABQ Business First - "Cancer center wields new weapon against tumors "
UNM Cancer Center now has the ability to treat brain tumors with a single dose of radiation in an outpatient procedure. 

3. UNM Newsroom - "UCSD, UNM researchers image dynamics of four-atom reaction"
The results of a unique experimental approach to how atoms break down and reform chemical bonds, along with confirmation by a quantum mechanical model developed by UNM chemistry Professor Hua Guo, was recently published online by Science Magazine.

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4. Daily Herald - "Science and Society: Colo. River younger than Grand Canyon?"
The article features a section on the geological origins and ages of both the Colorado River and its best-known production, the Grand Canyon.

5. Asian Hospital & Healthcare - "Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation Honor the Spirit of Hope, the Power of Innovation with 19th Heinz Awards"
Sanjeev Arora, professor of medicine at UNM, one of five Heinz Family Foundation honorees for work on a system that treats chronic diseases in rural communities, while striving for better quality of care and cost reductions.

6. 24-7 Press Release - "Couplepreneur? Family Business? Working with Siblings or Parents? Circle Coaching Group Addresses Issues of Working with the Ones You Love"
Kelly Chicas, principal of a local coaching group and instructor at UNM, helps entrepreneurial couples succeed in business.

7. Media monitoring from Tuesday, Feb. 25

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

2 KASA 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM

BASEBALL BATHROOMS AND ZOO IMPROVEMENTS ARE JUST TWO ITEMS ON THE LONG LIST OF PERSONAL PROJECTS THAT LAWMAKERS APPROVED BEFORE GOING HOME LAST WEEK. ELIZABETH ALVAREZ IS IN THE NEWSROOM WITH DETAILS-- LIZ-- THE LIST OF PROJECTS RUNS SEVEN PAGES LONG...AND THAT'S JUST FOR BERNALILLO COUNTY. HOWEVER SOME OF THOSE MIGHT NOT SURVIVE THE GOVERNOR'S VETO PEN. LAST YEAR LEGISLATORS HELPED PAY FOR LIGHTS AT THE LOBO'S BALLPARK. THIS YEAR... THEY'RE GIVING 260-GRAND IN CAPITAL OUTLAY FUNDING TO REPLACE PORTA-POTTIES WITH REAL BATHROOMS THE FIELD. THEY'RE ALSO APPROVING MORE THAN 800-GRAND TO IMPROVE UNM'S WEIGHT ROOMS. WITH MONEY FROM THIS YEAR AND LAST YEAR, THE BIO PARK COULD HAVE NEARLY HALF A MILLION TO GIVE THE ZOO'S JAGUAR A BETTER HOME, WATERFALL CLIMBING STRUCTURES AND AREAS WHERE THE PUBLIC CAN SEE FROM UP HIGH, DOWN LOW, THROUGH WINDOWS. IN HER STATE OF THE STATE, GOVERNOR MARTINEZ ASKED LEGISLATORS TO SPEND 60 PERCENT OF THE CAPITAL OUTLAY ON WATER PROJECTS. THEIR PLANS CAME IN AT LESS THAN 40- PERCENT. THE GOVERNOR HAS 15 DAYS TO DECIDE WHAT PROJECTS SHE MIGHT AXE. SO HOW MUCH DID LEGISLATORS GET DONE IN THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION? WELL - THEY PASSED MORE BILLS THAN THEY DID IN THE SESSION TWO YEARS AGO. ACCORDING TO RECORDS FROM THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SERVICE---THE STATE HOUSE AND SENATE PASSED 91 BILLS IN THE SESSION THAT ENDED LAST WEEK. THEY ALSO APPROVED THREE RESOLUTIONS PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. IN THE 2012 SESSION, LEGISLATORS APPROVED 77 BILLS AND 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

KOB-4            6:00 PM

WORK IS BEING DONE TO INSTALL A AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO. TECHS AND ENGINEERS ARE CONNECTING WIRES AND CABLES. THE SUPERCOMPUTER WAS A GIFT FROM THE NEW MEXICO CONSORTIUM. IT WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN GENOME AND BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH.

KOAT-7          6:00 PM

IT'S BEEN 2 MONTHS SINCE THE MOST DEVASTATING, DOWNTOWN FIRE IN ALBUQUERQUE'S RECENT HISTORY. TONIGHT WE GO BACK -- TO FIND OUT WHAT INVESTIGATORS HAVE LEARNED, AND SEE WHAT'S BEING DONE TO CLEAN UP THE MESS. IT'S NEW AT SIX. JENNIFER GUTIERREZ, NEIGHBORING BUSINESS OWNER: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT CLEANED UP, 'CUZ IT HAS SLOWED DOWN OUR TRAFFIC DOWN HERE. BUSINESS IS DOWN 30% FOR JENNIFER GUTIERREZ-- SHE BLAMES A DESTROYED BUILDING. DECEMBER 18TH, HUGE FLAMES AND THICK SMOKE PANICKED NEARBY BUSINESS OWNERS-- FEARING THE FIRE INSIDE THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FLAMENCO WOULD CONSUME THEM AS WELL. MELISSA ROMERO, AFD SPOKESWOMAN: OUR FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE WAITING FOR SOME KEY EVIDENCE TO COME BACK FROM THE LAB. THE INSTITUTE OF FLAMENCO IS IN ACTION AGAIN, TEMPORARILY OPERATING AT UNM. MARISA MAGALLANEZ, RUNS FLAMENCO INSTITUTE: WITH THE HELP OF SO MUCH COMMUNITY SUPPORT, WHICH WAS TREMENDOUS, WE WERE ABLE TO GET BACK ON OUR FEET PRETTY QUICKLY. WHICH PLEASES ANOTHER NEIGHBOR, WHO'S TAILORING BUSINESS SURVIVES ON THE ARTS. JAIME PARDO, NEIGHBORING BUSINESS OWNER: WE JUST CAN'T WAIT FOR THE CLEAN-UP TO HAPPEN AS WELL. YOU KNOW, WE WANT THIS PLACE TO LOOK THE WAY IT DID BEFORE, OR AS CLOSE TO WITHOUT- THEIR LOVELY MURAL AND EVERYTHING THAT WE USED TO HAVE. WHILE THE MURAL- WHO'S YOUNG ARTIST DIED OF CANCER IN 2008- WILL NEVER BE REPLACED, THE PROPERTY'S OWNER HAS A POSSIBLE PLAN FOR A GROCERY STORE ON THE SITE. A COMPETING PLAN TO THE ONE ON CITY-OWNED LAND, JUST TO THE SOUTH. BUT FOR NOW... MELISSA ROMERO, AFD SPOKESWOMAN: THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN TURNED BACK OVER TO THE PROPERTY OWNER. SO IT IS UP TO THEM TO START THE CLEAN-UP PROCESS. A SPOKESMAN FOR BUILDING OWNER, RICARDO CHAVEZ, SAYS CLEAN-UP SHOULD BEGIN MONDAY.

KRQE-13       5:00 AM, 6:31 AM, NOON

BASEBALL BATHROOMS AND ZOO IMPROVEMENTS ARE JUST TWO ITEMS ON THE LONG LIST OF PERSONAL PROJECTS THAT LAWMAKERS APPROVED BEFORE GOING HOME LAST WEEK. THE LIST OF PROJECTS RUNS SEVEN PAGES LONG ...AND THAT'S JUST FOR BERNALILLO COUNTY. HOWEVER SOME OF THOSE MIGHT NOT SURVIVE THE GOVERNOR'S VETO PEN. LAST YEAR LEGISLATORS HELPED PAY FOR LIGHTS AT THE LOBO'S BALLPARK. THIS YEAR... THEY'RE GIVING 260-GRAND IN CAPITAL OUTLAY FUNDING TO REPLACE PORTA-POTTIES WITH REAL BATHROOMS THE FIELD. THEY'RE ALSO APPROVING MORE THAN 800-GRAND TO IMPROVE UNM'S WEIGHT ROOMS. WITH MONEY FROM THIS YEAR AND LAST YEAR... THE BIO PARK COULD HAVE NEARLY HALF A MILLION TO GIVE THE ZOO'S JAGUAR A BETTER HOME, WATERFALL CLIMBING STRUCTURES AND AREAS WHERE THE PUBLIC CAN SEE FROM UP HIGH, DOWN LOW, THROUGH WINDOWS. IN HER STATE OF THE STATE, GOVERNOR MARTINEZ ASKED LEGISLATORS TO SPEND 60 PERCENT OF THE CAPITAL OUTLAY ON WATER PROJECTS. THEIR PLANS CAME IN AT LESS THAN 40- PERCENT. THE GOVERNOR HAS 15 DAYS TO DECIDE WHAT PROJECTS SHE MIGHT AXE.

KRQE-13       5:30 PM

FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT A SOLAR-POWERED HOUSE MADE BY UNM STUDENTS. THE HOUSE IS BEING SHOWCASED AT MESA DEL SOL. THE GOAL WAS TO CREATE A MODEL HOME FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING IN THE DESERT. AFTER A YEAR AND A HALF OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPING, UNM ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS AND FACULTY HELPED BUILD THE HOME WITH STUDENTS FROM ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY. THIS IS THE END RESULT: AN 850 SQUARE FOOT HOME WITH LED LIGHTING AND ROOMS WITH MULTIPLE PURPOSES AND A LARGE PATIO. "THERE HAVE BEEN STUDENT DESIGNERS INVOLVED, STUDENT ARTISTS INVOLVED, ENGINEERING INVOLVED AND THEY'RE ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE NOT ONLY A FUNCTIONAL HOUSE THAT CREATES ENERGY, BUT A HOUSE THAT IS BEAUTIFUL AND EXPRESSES THAT ENERGY IN A BEAUTIFUL WAY." THIS IS ALL PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S "SOLAR DECATHLON" COMPETITION. THE STUDENTS PLACED 3RD IN ENERGY BALANCE, 5TH IN ARCHITECTURE AND 6TH IN ENGINEERING. LATER THIS WEEK, THE HOUSE WILL BE MOVED TO ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY.

41 KLUZ       10:00 PM

ESTEMOS O NO A FAVOR DEL CONSUMO DE LA MARIHUANA, ALGO QUE NO SE PUEDE NEGAR, ES SU VALOR MONETARIO. EL CANNABIS GENERA MILLONES DE DOLARES YA QUE ES UNA DE LAS DROGAS MAS SOLICITADAS , Y EN LA ULTIMA PARTE DE NUESTRA SERIE ESPECIAL "LA PLANTA CODICIADA" EL  SENADOR ORTIZ Y PINO EXPLICA PORQUE ES IMPORTANTE MANTENER ESE DINERO EN NUESTRO ESTADO PARA MEJORAR LA ECONOMIA DE NUEVO MEXICO "LA PLANTA CODICIADA" ES CONOCIDA POR DIFERENTES NOMBRES, YA SEA LAS MAS POPULAR; MARIHUANA, O CANNABIS, MOTA, HIERBA, YESCA, PORRO, CANUTO, CHURRO, TOQUE, EN FIN EL NOMBRE NO IMPORTA, LO QUE INTERESA ES SU VALOR MONETARIO. ES UNA DROGA TAN SOLICITADA, QUE SUS INGRESOS SON IMPRESIONANTES, SIN EMBARGO, LOS UNICOS QUE SE BENEFICIAN DE LAS GANANCIAS SON QUIENES CONTROLAN EL MERCADO NEGRO. "ESTA GUERRA CONTRA LAS DROGAS NO PODEMOS GANARLO, LA DROGAS VAN A GANAR, Y SOLAMENTE ESTAMOS HANCIENDO RICOS A LOS NARCOTRAFICANTES, PARA QUE?"Y ES QUE TAN SOLO UNA ONZA DE MARIHUANA EN NUEVO MEXICO TIENE UN VALOR DE APROXIMADAMENTE 300 DOLARES, Y DE ACUERDO AL SENADOR ORTIZ Y PINO, EN TAN SOLO UN A~O MAS DE 100 MILLONES DE DOLARES VALORADOS EN MARIHUANA SON DECOMISADOS EN NNUESTRO ESTADO , PERO LA CANTIDAD ES AUN MAYOR, YA QUE SE ESTIMA QUE SOLO EL 30 PORCIENTO DE LOS NARCOTRAFICANTES SON DETENIDOS. Y TODOS ESTOS MILLONES DE DOLARES , PODRIAN SER UTILIZADOS PARA MEJORAR LA ECONOMIA DE NUESTRO ESTADO. "PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA MUCHOS USOS, LA EDUCACION DE LOS JOVENES, LA EDUCACION EN LOS COLEGIOS Y LAS UNIVERSIDADES, PARA LA SALUD, PARA EL TRATAMIENTO DE LA GENTE CON PROBLEMAS DE DROGAS DE ALCOHOL, HAY MUCHOS USOS QUE PODEMOS USAR, AGARRADO DE LOS IMPUESTOS."PERO TODOS ESOS BENEFICIOS NO SERAN POSIBLES PARA ESTE A~O, YA QUE LA LEGISLATURA NO APROVO LA PROPUESTA DE LEY PARA EL USO RECREACIONAL DE LA MARIHUANA, APESAR DE QUE UN GRAN PORCENTAJE DE RESIDNETES DE NM ESTA A FAVOR DE ESTO."MAS DEL 60 POR CIENTO, AHORA, ESTAN DICIENDO QUE SI LA ELECCION SERA MA~ANA VOTARAN PARA HACER LEGAL LA MARIHUANA. NUEVO MEXICO QUE NECESITA AYUDA, AQUI ESTAMOS PROHIBIENDO EL USO DE ESTA PLANTA QUE PUEDE SER EL MODO PARA EMPEZAR MEJORAR NUESTRA ECONOMIA."Y DE ACUERDO AL SENADOR ORTIZ Y PINO, NO SOLO AYUDARIA A LA ECONOMIA, SI NO TAMBIEN BAJARIA EL CRIMEN EN NUESTRO ESTADO, ESPECIALMENTE ENTRE NUESTRA JUVENTUD. "MAS IMPORTANTE DE TODO, ES QUE MARIHUANA AHORA ESTA ARRUINANDO MUCHAS VIDAS DE JOVENES EN NUEVO MEXICO, NO POR LA PLANTA O EL USO DE LA PLANTA, SI NO POR LAS LEYES QUE ESTAN PROHIBIENDOLO"YA QUE UNA OFENSA YA QUE UNA OFENSA MENOR, PERMANECE EN EL HISTORIAL CRIMINAL DE UN INIDIVIDUO APESAR, DE QUE SOLO TENGA CONSIGO UNA PEQUE~A CANTIDAD DE DROGA, SIN INTENCIONES DE VENDER EL PRODUCTO. SIN EMBARGO, PARA ALGUNOS, EL MIEDO DE SER ATRAPADOS NI LOS SUPUESTOS EFECTOS NEGATIVOS SON SUFICIENTES PARA DEJAR DE UTILIZARLA."SI ME MIRAS AMI, YO LA EH FUMADO POR LOS ULTIMOS CINCO A~OS ME HE GRADUADO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE NUEVO MEXICO, CON LICENCIATURA Y AHORITA ESTOY HACIENDO MI MAESTRIA, ASI QUE NO PUEDES DECIR QUE ESTA DROGA ES MALA O QUE TE DEVILITA LA MENTE O ALGO ASI." APESAR DE QUE LA LEGA-LIZACION CON FINES RECREATIVOS DE LA MARIHUANA, NO FUE APROVADA. ESTUDIOS SOBRE LOS EFECTOS DEL CANNABIS EN LOS ESTADOS DE COLORADO Y WASHINGTON SI FUERON APROVADOS, PARA VER QUE TAN BENEFICIOSO ES LEGALIZAR LA MARIHUANA, Y POSIBLIMENTE DARLE EL SI, PARA EL SIGUIENT A~O EN.