1. Examiner.com - "Spanglish version of healthcare website too hard to navigate by many Latinos"
Gabriel Sanchez, UNM political science professor, comments on the plight of Latinos trying to navigate the federal healthcare website.

            Similar story featured in numerous publications

2.  Free News Pos - "UNM plans entrepreneurship training"
The article addresses UNM’s Innovation Academy, a facet of Innovate ABQ, which will provide practical training for students to get direct experience in entrepreneurship and real-world problem solving.

3. Albuquerque Journal -  "NM Tech creates student center to drive technology to market"
Featured in the article is information on UNM's technology transfer program through the Science and Technology Corp, Anderson School of Managements Annual Technology Business Plan competition and "Innovation Academy" a facet of Innovate ABQ.

4. The Gazette - "Need a doctor? Take number"
Influx of new patients under Affordable Care Act is leading to doctor shortages
Gov. Susana Martinez unveils a $5 million package of initiatives for the current legislative session to ease the shortage of health care providers in New Mexico, with added slots for primary care physicians and nurse practitioners at UNM Health Sciences Center.

5. KRQE-13 (story and video) "LGBT Wedding Expo"
Steven Homer, a senior lecturer in the UNM School of Law, co-authored a recent report on the possible fiscal impact of legalizing same-sex marriage in New Mexico, which can be read at the Williams Institute website.

6. Free News Pos - "Albuquerque's total water use lowest in 30 years"
Janie Chermak, a UNM economist, suggests that decreased water use a sign of increased awareness of New Mexico water shortage.

7. Albuquerque Media Monitoring from Friday, Jan. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 12

4 KOB 5:00 PM

IT WAS AN EVENT ONE- HUNDRED YEARS IN THE MAKING. TODAY...THE ALBUQUERQUE COUNTRY CLUB CELEBRATED ITS CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY. MANY WERE ON HAND FOR THE CELEBRATION INCLUDING MAYOR BERRY. THE PARTY WAS HELD AT THE CLUBHOUSE...WHICH WAS BOUGHT IN 1916. THE COUNTRY CLUB ORIGINATED IN THE NEWMAN CENTER BUILDING ...WHICH IS NOW ON CAMPUS AT UNM. CURRENTLY, THERE ARE ABOUT 700 MEMBERS.

4 KOB 6:00 PM

TODAY THE ALBUQUERQUE COUNTRY CLUB IS CELEBRATING 100 YEARS. THERE WAS A CELEBRATION THIS AFTERNOON. THE CLUB IS THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY CLUB NEIGHBORHOOD--- BUT IT WASN'T ALWAYS THERE. THE CLUB WAS FIRST LOCATED IN THE NEWMAN CENTER BUILDING--- ON UNM'S CAMPUS. OUR PARTNERS AT ALBUQUERQUE BUSINESS FIRST REPORT IT MOVED TO ITS PRESENT LOCATION IN 1916. SO WHAT ABOUT THE NEXT 100 YEARS? "IT WILL BE RIGHT HERE. HOPEFULLY WE'VE GOT A NEW BUILDING. THE GOLF CLUB WILL CONTINUE TO IMPROVE AS IT IS TODAY AND IT WILL BE A GATHERING PLACE FOR FAMILIES AND MEMORIES. TODAY THE CLUB HAS 700 MEMBERS.

7 KOAT 6:00 PM, 10:00 PM

SOME SERIOUS RECOGNITION FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO LAW SCHOOL. ABOVE THE LAW-DOT-COM....JUST RANKED UNM AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN LAW SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY. UNM CAME IN 4TH ....JUST AFTER STANFORD AND TYING WITH VANDERBILT.

13 KRQE 5:30 PM

SAY GOOD-BYE TO MORE HIGH- PAYING JOBS IN THE METRO. EMCORE CONFIRMED TODAY THAT IT WILL LAY OFF 24 PEOPLE AND FORCE ANOTHER 25 TO TAKE A TWO MONTH FURLOUGH. IS THIS A SIGN OF MORE TROUBLE FOR THE STRUGGLING ALBUQUERQUE JOB MARKET? EMCORE INSIST THIS IS NOT A TREND, BUT JUST PART OF A NORMAL BUSINESS CYCLE IN THE SOLAR PANEL INDUSTRY. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF WORKERS AFFECTED IS A SMALL FRACTION OF THEIR 860 EMPLOYEES. BUT THESE ARE HIGH PAYING JOBS. MONICA VAN BERKEL-- CHIEF ADMINISTRATION OFFICER, EMCORE: PRETTY MUCH ALL JOBS ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION, WE HAVE SHARED SERVICES FUNCTIONS WHICH INCLUDE ADMINISTRATION, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATION ROLES, IT , FINANCE AND PRODUCTION AND OPERATION ROLES. BUT THE CITY SAYS THE LARGER JOBS PICTURE IN ALBUQUERQUE IS ACTUALLY LOOKING UP. IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS THE CITY HAS ADDED 32-HUNDRED JOBS. THEY ARE MOSTLY IN THE SERVICE SECTOR, CONSTRUCTION , AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRIES. BUT THE CITY'S HEAD OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SAYS THE CITY IS WORKING ON BOTH LURING ESTABLISHED COMPANIES TO TOWN, AND GROWING NEW BUSINESSES LOCALLY. GARY OPPEDAHL: WE CANNOT TO ALSO GROW OUR OWN, WE'VE GOT SUCH GREAT RESOURCES HERE. WE TALK ABOUT FEDERAL JOBS VERSUS PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS, AGAIN ITS NOT -OR-, ITS AND, WE SHOULD BE UTILIZING THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT COME IN HERE FOR R & D AND GET SOME OF THOSE IDEAS AND COMMERCIALIZE THEM." OPPEDAHL POINTS TO PROJECTS LIKE INNOVATE ALBUQUERQUE, A BUSINESS INCUBATOR THAT PROMISES TO BRING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED AND UNM AND THE LABS TOGETHER WITH ENTREPENEURS TO GROW NEW COMPANIES. A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, EMCORE LAID OFF 33 WORKERS FROM ITS OPERATIONS IN NEW JERSEY AND ALBUQUERQUE.

13 KRQE 10:00 PM

WITH LAST MONTH'S UNAMIMOUS SUPREME COURT DECISION MAKING GAY MARRIAGE LEGAL IN NEW MEXICO ... IT WOULD SEEM LIKE THE ISSUE IS SETTLED ... RIGHT? SO WHY ARE WE NOW SEEING NEW ADS ON TV BACKING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE? NEWS 13'S LYSEE MITRI EXPLAINS. GROUPS SUPPORTING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAUNCHED A STATEWIDE T-V CAMPAIGN THIS WEEK ... AND THEY TELL ME, IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING. THE STATE SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY RECOGNIZED SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ON DECEMBER 19. "PEOPLE CHEERING' BUT GROUPS LIKE THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF NEW MEXICO AND EQUALITY NEW MEXICO ARE STILL POURING MONEY INTO ADS CALLING FOR THE SUPPORT OF GAY MARRIAGE. AD: "GAY AND LESBIAN PEOPLE WANT THE SAME FREEDOM THAT THE REST OF US HAVE HERE IN NEW MEXICO. AND I'M ALL FOR THAT.".THE AD FEATURES DANIEL AND THERESA SANDOVAL OF ALBUQUERQUE, WITH THEIR OPENLY GAY SON, DIEGO. "ONE OF THE PURPOSES OF THE AD IS TO TRY TO GET SUPPORT THAT ALREADY EXISTS... BUT OPPONENTS ARE ASKING, IF MOST PEOPLE VIEW GAY MARRIAGE AS NORMAL, WHY ARE THEY WORKING SO HARD TO SELL IT? THE EXPERTS SUSPECT IT'S IN LIGHT OF A BLOCK OF REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS PUSHING FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IN THE UPCOMING SESSION TO CALL FOR A STATEWIDE VOTE ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. I PERCEIVE THAT THE ACLU SAID LOOK LET'S GET OUT EVEN WORTH THEIR EFFORT TO DO THAT.  UNM POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR GABE SANCHEZ SAYS THE AD IS CLEARLY TARGETING A KEY GROUP....RELIGIOUS HISPANIC DEMOCRATS ... AND THE LAWMAKERS WHO REPRESENT THEM. ... "IT'S PERCEIVED NATIONALLY THAT THE HISPANIC POPULATION IS CONSERVATIVE ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND I SUSPECT THAT THE ACLU SAYS WELL WAIT A MINUTE, THIS MAY BE DIFFERENT IN THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO... LEGACY CHURCH PASTOR STEVE SMOTHERMON DOESN'T THINK SO. IN A STATEMENT TODAY, HE SAYS HE BELIEVES MOST PEOPLE, IF THEY WEREN'T CONCERNED ABOUT POLITICAL OR SOCIETAL BACKLASH, STILL KNOW IN THEIR HEARTS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS IMMORAL AND WRONG BEHAVIOR. EVEN THOUGH LEGISLATION FOR A PROPOSED CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT HAS ALREADY BEEN FILED FOR THIS UPCOMING SESSION... SANCHEZ SAYS HE DOESN'T THINK THE ISSUE WILL REALLY BE HEARD UNTIL THE NEXT, FULL 60-DAY SESSION. BACK TO YOU. OKAY LYSEE. THE A-C-L-U SAYS ADS LIKE THE ONE ON T-V WILL CONTINUE ONLINE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

7 KOAT 6:00 PM

SOME SERIOUS BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO LAW SCHOOL. ABOVE THE LAW-DOT-COM....JUST RANKED UNM AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN LAW SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY. UNM CAME IN 4TH ....JUST BEHIND STANFORD.

13 KRQE 7:00 AM

WITH LAST MONTH'S UNAMIMOUS SUPREME COURT DECISION MAKING GAY MARRIAGE LEGAL IN NEW MEMEXICO, IT MAY SEEM LIKE THE ISSUE IS SETTLED. BUT GROUPS SUPPORTING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAUNCHED A STATEWIDE T-V CAMPAIGN THIS WEEK. THEY SAY THE ADS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING. NEWS 13'S LYSEE MITRI EXPLAINS. THE STATE SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY RECOGNIZED SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ON DECEMBER 19. ... 'people cheering' BUT GROUPS LIKE THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF NEW MEXICO AND EQUALITY NEW MEXICO ARE STILL POURING MONEY INTO ADS CALLING FOR THE SUPPORT OF GAY MARRIAGE. ...AD: "GAY AND LESBIAN PEOPLE WANT THE SAME FEATURES DANIEL AND THERESA SANDOVAL OF ALBUQUERQUE, WITH THEIR THERESA SANDOVAL OF ALBUQUERQUE, WITH THEIR OPENLY GAY SON, DIEGO. "ONE OF THE PURPOSES OF THE AD IS TO TRY TO GET PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT THIS ISSUE"... ACLU'S PETER SIMONSON SAYS THEY'RE BUILDING ON SUPPORT THAT ALREADY EXISTS... BUT OPPONENTS ARE ASKING, IF MOST PEOPLE VIEW GAY MARRIAGE AS NORMAL, WHY ARE THEY WORKING SO HARD TO SELL IT? THE EXPERTS SUSPECT IT'S IN LIGHT OF A BLOCK OF REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS PUSHING FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IN THE UPCOMING SESSION TO CALL FOR A STATEWIDE VOTE ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. I PERCEIVE THAT THE OPPONENTS KNOW IT'S NOT EVEN WORTH THEIR EFFORT TO DO THAT. UNM POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR GABE SANCHEZ SAYS THE AD IS CLEARLY TARGETING A KEY GROUP....RELIGIOUS HISPANIC DEMOCRATS ... AND THE LAWMAKERS WHO REPRESENT THEM. "IT'S PERCEIVED NATIONALLY THAT THE HISPANIC POPULATION IS CONSERVATIVE ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND I SUSPECT THAT THE ACLU SAYS WELL WAIT A MINUTE, THIS MAY BE DIFFERENT IN THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO... LEGACY CHURCH PASTOR STEVE SMOTHERMON DOESN'T THINK SO. IN A STATEMENT TODAY , HE SAYS HE BELIEVES MOST PEOPLE, IF THEY WEREN'T CONCERNED ABOUT POLITICAL OR SOCIETAL BACKLASH, STILL KNOW IN THEIR HEARTS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS IMMORAL AND WRONG BEHAVIOR. LYSEE MITREE KRQE NEWS 13. EVEN THOUGH LEGISLATION FOR A PROPOSED CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT HAS ALREADY BEEN FILED FOR THIS UPCOMING SESSION... SANCHEZ SAYS HE DOESN'T THINK THE ISSUE WILL REALLY BE HEARD UNTIL THE NEXT, FULL 60-DAY SESSION. THE ACLU SAYS ADS LIKE THE ONE ON T-V WILL CONTINUE ONLINE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.