1. Before It's News - "Analysis: How the State of the Union speech devolved"
Michael Rocca, associate professor and director of the Political Science Honors Program at UNM comments on the value of the State of the Union address.

2. National Science Foundation - "NSF symposium addresses the long view of environmental change: Ecological scenarios"
UNM will participate in a NSF forum in February to discuss results of efforts to understand and anticipate global environmental changes through the process of scenario thinking and ecological forecasting.

3. Media Monitoring from Tuesday, Jan. 28

4 KOB 10:00 PM

PARISHONERS AT AN ALBUQUERQUE CHURCH HELD A VIGIL TONIGHT ... THEY'RE PRAYING THAT THE ARCHBISHOP HAS A CHANGE OF HEART. WE WERE THERE AS THEY GATHERED IN FRONT OF THE AQUINAS NEWMAN CENTER ON THE UNM CAMPUS. THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SANTA FE IS TAKING OVER LEADERSHIP AT THE CHURCH. THAT MEANS THE DOMINICAN PRIESTS WILL NO LONGER BE AT THE CHURCH. THAT HAS SOME PARISHONERS UPSET. WE ARE SO CHOKED WE CAN HARDLY TALK, YOU KNOW THIS IS JUST SO DEEPLY ROOTED IN WHO WE ARE YOU KNOW OUR DOMINICAN GUIDANCE AND LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN THE ROOT OF US FOR MANY YEARS. I'VE BEEN A PART OF THIS PARISH MUCH FOR THE PART OF 30 YEARS. ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL SHEEHAN SAYS HE HOPES THE CHANGES WILL LEAD TO MORE PRIESTS COMING FROM THE UNIVERSITY.

7 KOAT 5:00 AM, 5:32 AM

THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME JACOB WILLIAMS HAS FACED SUCH CHARGES. KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER MIKE SPRINGER HAS THE PRIOR CASE AGAINST WILLIAMS. KOAT CAUGHT UP WITH MARY ANN MADRID IN 2007. JUST SIX MONTHS AFTER SHE WAS PARALYZED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH. ONE SECOND TO ANOTHER YOUR LIFE CAN CHANGE. POLICE SAY JACOB WILLIAMS WAS DRIVING DRUNK AT THE TIME WHEN HE CRASH INTO THE MOTORCYCLE CARRYING MADRID AND HER FRIEND QUIN SANCHEZ WHO WAS KILLED. MY SPINAL BONE BROKE THROUGH MY BACK SO I HAVE TWO RODS IN MY BACK...BUT THEY SAID I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO WALK AGAIN. WILLIAMS WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON IN JULY OF 2012 . FLASH FORWARD TO THIS PAST SATURDAY WHEN STATE POLICE SAY HE WAS DRIVING DRUNK AND HIT A MOTORCYCLE HEAD-ON IN BELEN NEAR STATE ROAD 1-09. YOU CAN STILL SEE THE SKID MARKS IN THE ROAD WHERE THE CRASH APPARENTLY HAPPENED. 51-YEAR OLD DANIEL SANCHEZ WHO WAS DRIVING THE MOTORCYCLE DIED INSTANTLY. HIS 11-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WAS RIDING WITH HIM WAS BADLY HURT. COURT RECORDS SHOW WILLIAM SANCHEZ, DANIEL'S BROTHER, WAS THE JUDGE IN THE ORIGINAL CASE IN 2008 SANCHEZ HAD BEEN WORKING AS AN ELECTRICIAN AT UNM'S PHYSICAL PLANT. FRIENDS DID NOT WANT TO GO ON CAMERA. BUT THEY SAY SANCHEZ ENJOYED RIDING HIS MOTORCYCLE ON THE WEEKENDS. UNM RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT'S DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE LOSS, AND DANIEL WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. NEIGHBORS TELL US HE LEAVES BEHIND THREE CHILDREN.

06:27:00

A NEW REPORT OUT THIS WEEK SHOWS COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, GREW LAST YEAR. THAT'S GOOD NEWS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TRYING TO KEEP ADMISSION COSTS DOWN. OVERALL, ENDOWMENTS RETURNED AN AVERAGE OF NEARLY 12 PERCENT, THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY BUSINESS OFFICERS AND COMMON FUND REPORT.

7 KOAT 10:00 PM, 22:57 PM

A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TURNED EMOTIONAL FOR MEMBERS OF A LOCAL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY TONIGHT. THEY PRAYED THEIR PRIESTS WOULD BE SPARED FROM HAVING TO LEAVE THE PARISH. KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER ANNA VELASQUEZ HAS MORE FROM THE ST. THOMAS AQUINAS NEWMAN CENTER. IN YOUR HOLY NAME I PRAY TO YOU FATHER, AND HEAR OUR PRAYERS. AMEN A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL HELD BY MEMBERS OF THE AQUINAS NEWMAN CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO. A GATHERING OF HOPE THAT SOMEHOW... THEIR CONCERNS WILL BE HEARD BY ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL SHEEHAN. MY HUSBAND BECAME CATHOLIC THROUGH THIS PARISH, MY ADOPTED SON BECAME CATHOLIC THROUGH THIS PARISH, AND THERE'S JUST SO MANY ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES AND THAT'S JUST MY STORY :57 THE CHURCH HAS BEEN STAFFED BY DOMINICAN FATHERS FOR DECADES. BUT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SANTA FE SAYS THAT COME JULY FIRST, IT WILL APPOINT NEW PRIESTS, WITH AN EYE ON RECRUITING MORE ASPIRING PRIESTS FROM UNM. NOW, MORE AND MORE CHURCH MEMBERS ARE TELLING THE ARCHDIOCESE THEY DON'T WANT THIS CHANGE. THE ONLY WORD THAT COMES TO MIND IS TRAGIC. PARISHIONERS TELL ME A LOT OF MEMBERS COME A LONG WAY TO BE HERE, AND THEY'RE WILLING TO DEAL WITH THE UNM PARKING ISSUES AND TRAFFIC JUST TO HEAR THE DOMINICAN MESSAGE. THE WAY WE PREACH THE THINGS WE PREACH ABOUT THE THINGS WE TALK ABOUT SOMEHOW RESONATES WITH THEM. FATHER DAN DAVIS UNDERSTANDS THE SHOCK AND SADNESS, BUT SAYS HE'S BEEN FOCUSED ON TRYING TO COMFORT THE CONGREGATION. TO HAVE IT CHANGE LIKE THIS IS A BIT DIFFICULT TO HANDLE BUT WE'RE ALSO VERY AWARE OF THIS CHURCH THAT WE BELONG TO AND IN OBEDIENCE WE WILL DO WHAT WE'RE TOLD TO DO. THE DOMINICAN PRIESTS ARE CHICAGO-BASED. THEY'RE REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE PARISH BY JULY FIRST. HOW MANY FAMILIES ARE MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH, AND WILL THEY CONTINUE TO ATTEND AFTER THE CHANGE? ACCORDING TO THE ARCHDIOCESE, THE PARISH SERVES ABOUT 750 FAMILIES, IN ADDITION TO CATHOLIC STUDENTS HERE AT UNM. SOME TOLD US THEY AREN'T SURE IF THEY'LL KEEP ATTENDING CHURCH HERE ONCE THE DOMINICANS ARE GONE.

13 KRQE 5:00 AM, 6:06 AM

ONCE AGAIN... LEGISLATORS ARE TRYING TO CLOSE A LOOPHOLE THAT LET UNM'S OLD PRESIDENT OFF THE HOOK ON CRIMINAL CHARGES. DEMOCRATIC SENATOR JACOB CANDELARIA AND REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE TIM LEWIS ARE CO-SPONSORING A BILL THAT WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO PROMOTE PROSTITUTION ONLINE. INVESTIGATORS SAY FORMER U- N-M PRESIDENT CHRIS GARCIA HELPED RUN--- SOUTHWEST COMPANIONS --- A WEBSITE THAT CONNECTED PROSTITUTES AND JOHNS. GARCIA'S CHARGES WERE DROPPED BECAUSE THE STATE LAW SAYS AN ONLINE FORUM CAN'T BE CONSIDERED A HOUSE OF PROSTITUTION. I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE FIXED RIGHT AWAY... WITH IT, IT'S OPEN AND WE NEED TO CLOSE IT I THINK IT'S A COMMON SENSE ISSUE AND I THINK IT'S AN ISSUE NEW MEXICANS WANT TO SEE FIXED SO I HOPE WE CAN GET IT OUT OF COMMITTEE AND UP TO THE GOVERNOR'S DESK THIS SESSION THE SAME BILL PASSED THE HOUSE WITHOUT A SINGLE NO VOTE LAST YEAR... BUT DIED IN THE SENATE.

41 KLUZ 5:00 PM, 10:00 PM

AQUELLOS ACUSADOS DE PROMOVER LA PROSTITUCION, PODRIAN RECIBIR UN CASTIGO MAS SEVERO, SI UN NUEVO PROYECTO DE LEY RECIBE LOS VOTOS REQUERIDOS DURANTE ESTA SESION LEGISLATIVA. LOS SENADORES JACOB CANDELARIA Y TIM LEWIS, SON LOS ENCARGADOS DE DICHA PROPUESTA, Y SEGUN ELLOS, ESTA ESTA DISE}ADA PARA PROHIBIR LA PROMOCION DE LA PROSTITUCION POR INTERNET...ESTO TRAS EL CASO DEL EX-PRESIDENTE DE UNM, CHRIS GARCIA, QUE FUERA ACUSADO DE PONER EN CONTACTO A PROSTITUTAS Y A SUS PRO-XE- NETAS, PERO LOS CARGOS CRIMINALES EN SU CONTRA FUERON DESECHADOS, YA QUE BAJO LA LEY ESTATAL, UN FORO CIBERNETICO NO ES CONSIDERADO UN PROSTIBULO.