1. Kentucky.com - "More than 5,000 sign up for University of Kentucky's free online chemistry course"
Story highlights massive online open courses (MOOC), offered through Coursera, which UNM will now provide.

2. America Blog News - "OMG Obamacare`s Spanish-language site is all wrong! Or not"
The article features comments by Veronica Plaza, a professor who teaches medical Spanish at UNM.

3. Examiner. Com - “Do you have undiagnosed hepatitis C?"
Sanjeev Arora, a liver disease specialist at UNM, initially created Project ECHO, a telemedicine model that builds provider capacity to treat and manage hepatitis C, as a way to offer broad access to hepatitis C treatment. The newly launched ECHO Institute, supported by a two-year, $5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is working to spread ECHO both nationally and globally.

4. ABQ Journal - "New study says there’s more breathing room on jet fuel spill"
UNM professor emeritus, Bruce Thomson, says the EPA report on contamination from a Kirtland Air Force Base fuel spill, "suggests there is time to develop a cleanup plan that could effectively slow the contamination’s spread, protecting Albuquerque’s drinking water supply.”

5. Media monitoring from Monday, Jan. 13

2 KASA 9:00 PM

UNM USING "SUGAR DADDIES" TO HELP PAY FOR COLLEGE, AND AN ONLINE SERVICE SAYS THE BUSINESS IS BOOMING. OLDER, WEALTHY MEN ARE APPARENTLY USING THE WEBSITE AND PAYING LOTS OF MONEY FOR RELATIONSHIPS. THE WEBSITE - WHERE SO- CALLED "SUGAR BABIES" AND "SUGAR DADDIES" CONNECT -- IS CLAIMING TO SEE A BIG SPIKE IN UNM STUDENTS USING THE SERVICE. DO COLLEGE BILLS HAVE YOU IN MORE DEBT THAN YOU CAN HANDLE. AN ONLINE AD FOR A WEBSITE WITH AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PAYING TUITION-- HAVE SOMEONE ELSE PAY FOR IT. IT CLAIMS IT'S CATCHING ON AT UNM... WITH 148 UNM STUDENTS REGISTERING ON THE SITE LAST YEAR BRINGING THE TOTAL TO ALMOST 250. A COLLEGE STUDENT WHO'S NOT JUST LOOKING FOR A BOYFRIEND BUT ALSO FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP MENTOR HER OR HELP PAY HER BILLS. THE WEBSITE'S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS... CALLS THE YOUNG COLLEGE WOMEN "SUGAR BABIES." IT'S FREE FOR THEM TO JOIN THE WEBSITE... WHERE THEY CAN LOOK FOR OLDER, WEALTHY MEN WILLING TO PAY FOR RELATIONSHIPS, THE SUGAR DADDY. THE TWO THEN MAKE AN ARRANGEMENT. ACCORDING TO THE WEBSITE - SUGAR DADDIES PAY THE WOMEN AN AVERAGE OF THREE-THOUSAND- DOLLARS A MONTH BUT SHE INSISTS IT IS NOT AN ESCORT SERVICE OR PROSTITION. A LOT OF THESE RELATIONSHIPS RESEMBLE A NORMAL BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND RELATIONSHIP. SOME OF THEM DO HAVE SEX BUT ITS NOT A REQUIREMENT. THE WEBSITE SAYS IT TRACKS WHO'S SIGNING UP THROUGH THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS... BUT UNM QUESTIONS THAT METHOD: DIANNE ANDERSON: WE HAVE 88,000 UNM.EDU ADDRESSES. IT COULD BE STUDENT, STAFF, FACULTY, OFF CAMPUS PERSON. THERE'S NO WAY TO VERIFY THEM AS A STUDENT. UNM ALSO SAYS YOUNG WOMEN DON'T HAVE TO TURN TO THIS... FOR ONE THING - UNM IS ONE OF THE MOST NATION'S MOST AFFORDABLE UNIVERSITIES: DIANNE ANDERSON: ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS RECEIVE SOME KIND OF FINANCIAL AID 1.51SO THERE IS A LOT OF WAYS AVAILABLE IN THE FINANCIAL AID 1.55 WE ALSO HAVE WEBSITE THAT LISTS STUDENT JOBS. UNM SAYS THERE IS AN ABUNDANT AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS ... ABOUT 230- MILLION-DOLLARS A YEAR. AS FAR AS THE WEBSITE GOES - THE SPOKESPERSON SAYS THEY DO OFFER BACKGROUND CHECKS BUT IT IS NOT MANDATORY.

7 KOAT 10:00 PM

THE FRUSTRATION OVER SIGNING UP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE IS HITTING THE SPANISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITY ESPECIALLY HARD. THE SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT'S WEBSITE LAUNCHED MORE THAN TWO MONTHS LATE. AND IT CONTAINS SEVERAL GRAMMATICAL MISTAKES. WE TALKED ABOUT THE PROBLEMS TODAY WITH THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO. CAROLINA NKOUAJA, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, OFFICE FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO: "WITH REGARD TO THE SPANISH ISSUES, I THINK IT'S A MATTER OF HAVING SOME PATIENCE, AND ALSO BEING SURE THAT WE HAVE THE APPROPRIATE ACCESS FOR ALL OF NEW MEXICO." FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE AWARE OF THE PROBLEMS AND ARE WORKING TO UPDATE THE WEBSITE.

13 KRQE 5:30 PM

UNM USING "SUGAR DADDIES" TO HELP PAY FOR COLLEGE---THAT'S THE CLAIM FROM AN ONLINE SERVICE ... BRAGGING ABOUT A HUGE JUMP IN THE PRACTICE. OLDER, WEALTHY MEN ARE APPARENTLY USING THE WEBSITE AND PAYING LOTS OF MONEY FOR RELATIONSHIPS. THE WEBSITE - WHERE SO- CALLED "SUGAR BABIES" AND "SUGAR DADDIES" CONNECT -- IS CLAIMING TO SEE A BIG SPIKE IN UNM STUDENTS USING THE SERVICE. DO COLLEGE BILLS HAVE YOU IN MORE DEBT THAN YOU CAN HANDLE. AN ONLINE AD FOR A WEBSITE WITH AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PAYING TUITION-- HAVE SOMEONE ELSE PAY FOR IT. IT CLAIMS IT'S CATCHING ON AT UNM... WITH 148 UNM STUDENTS REGISTERING ON THE SITE LAST YEAR BRINGING THE TOTAL TO ALMOST 250. A COLLEGE STUDENT WHO'S NOT JUST LOOKING FOR A BOYFRIEND BUT ALSO FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP MENTOR HER OR HELP PAY HER BILLS. THE WEBSITE'S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS CALLS THE YOUNG COLLEGE WOMEN "SUGAR BABIES." IT'S FREE FOR THEM TO JOIN THE WEBSITE, WHERE THEY CAN LOOK FOR OLDER, WEALTHY MEN WILLING TO PAY FOR RELATIONSHIPS, THE SUGAR DADDY. THE TWO THEN MAKE AN ARRANGEMENT. ACCORDING TO THE WEBSITE - SUGAR DADDIES PAY THE WOMEN AN AVERAGE OF THREE-THOUSAND- DOLLARS A MONTH BUT SHE INSISTS IT IS NOT AN ESCORT SERVICE OR PROSTITION. A LOT OF THESE RELATIONSHIPS RESEMBLE A NORMAL BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND RELATIONSHIP. SOME OF THEM DO HAVE SEX BUT IT’S NOT A REQUIREMENT. THE WEBSITE SAYS IT TRACKS WHO'S SIGNING UP THROUGH THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS... BUT UNM QUESTIONS THAT METHOD: DIANNE ANDERSON: WE HAVE 88,000 UNM.EDU ADDRESSES.. IT COULD BE STUDENT, STAFF, FACULTY, OFF CAMPUS PERSON. THERE'S NO WAY TO VERIFY THEM AS A STUDENT. UNM ALSO SAYS YOUNG WOMEN DON'T HAVE TO TURN TO THIS... FOR ONE THING - UNM IS ONE OF THE MOST NATION'S MOST AFFORDABLE UNIVERSITIES: DIANNE ANDERSON: ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS RECEIVE SOME KIND OF FINANCIAL AID 1.51SO THERE IS A LOT OF WAYS AVAILABLE IN THE FINANCIAL AID 1.55 WE ALSO HAVE WEBSITE THAT LISTS STUDENT JOBS. UNM SAYS THERE IS AN ABUNDANT AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS ... ABOUT 215-MILLION-DOLLARS A YEAR. AS FAR AS THE WEBSITE GOES - THE SPOKESPERSON SAYS THEY DO OFFER BACKGROUND CHECKS BUT IT'S NOT MANDATORY.

13 KRQE 10:00 PM

AN ONLINE SERVICE CATERING TO OLDER, RICH MEN AND YOUNGER WOMEN IN COLLEGE, CLAIMS THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO HAS A LOT OF STUDENTS SIGNING UP TO FIND SO-CALLED "SUGAR DADDIES." DO COLLEGE BILLS HAVE YOU IN MORE DEBT THAN YOU CAN HANDLE. AN ONLINE AD CLAIMS TO HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PAYING THOSE TUITION BILLS -- THROUGH OLDER, WEALTHY MEN CALLED "SUGAR DADDIES" WILLING TO PAY FOR "RELATIONSHIPS." ACCORDING TO THE WEBSITE THAT CONNECTS THE MEN WITH COLLEGE GIRLS.... IT’S SEEN A BIG BOOST HERE WITH 148 UNM STUDENTS REGISTERING ON THE WEBSITE LAST YEAR, BRINGING THE TOTAL TO ALMOST 250. THE COMPANY SAYS THE WOMEN ARE PAID AN AVERAGE OF THREE-THOUSAND- DOLLARS A MONTH. BUT THE WEBSITE'S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS INSISTS IT IS NOT AN ESCORT SERVICE OR PROSTITUTION. A LOT OF THESE RELATIONSHIPS RESEMBLE A NORMAL BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND RELATIONSHIP. SOME OF THEM DO HAVE SEX BUT IT’S NOT A REQUIREMENT. THE GIRLS REGISTER ONLINE BY USING A COLLEGE EMAIL ADDRESS... BUT UNM SAYS THERE'S NO WAY TO VERIFY IF THEY REALLY ARE UNM STUDENTS. UNM SAYS IT'S ONE OF THE MOST AFFORDABLE UNIVERSITIES IN THE NATION, WITH 230-MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS EACH YEAR.