1. KRWG TV/FM (NPR) "New Mexico Education Leaders Announce Statewide Survey"
In keeping with UNM’s objective to establish a world-class College of Education, UNM Provost, Chaouki Abdallah, establishes TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) a statewide survey of teachers and administrators, for the purpose of improving student achievement and teacher retention.
2. Latino Decisions - "Latino Decisions research critical to overturning Pennsylvania Voter-ID law"
Gabriel Sanchez, UNM associate professor of Political Science and interim executive director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, authors article regarding the striking down by a Pennsylvania judge last week of a controversial new law that would have required voters to show photo identification before casting their ballots.
3. El Paso, Inc. - "UTEP to lead research in 3D printing for aerospace"
The University of Texas at El Paso is the lead for a team of universities, including UNM, awarded a grant to further 3-D printing technologies for rapid manufacturing of aerospace systems.
4. PHYS.Org - "Improved low-temperature performance of catalytic converters"
Researchers from UNM and Argonne National Lab part of a group conducting experiments to lessen the amount of certain elements in converters, thus reducing cost.
5. PR Web - "Chai Pilgrimage: Creative Couple Steep Themselves in India’s Rich Tea Culture in New Travelogue with Recipes"
Patrick Shaw, who teaches Ayurveda at UNM-Taos, and his wife, Jenny Kostecki-Shaw, award-winning book author/illustrator, publish Chai Pilgrimage, a chronicle of their backpacking journey through India in search of the quintessential cup of spiced black tea.
6. BizWire Express - "Graduateprograms.com Announces Rankings for Psychology Graduate Programs"
UNM places 18 in student based rankings for top Psychology grad programs in the areas of career support, education quality, financial aid and quality of network.
7. BWW - 'Marsh Township Sanitary District' is Released
John Kevin Scariano, research assistant professor in UNM School of Medicine, authors a humorous, coming-of-age narrative about his teenage summer job working at a sewage treatment plant.
8. Shine News - "Rio Grande Honored for Ethical Practices"
UNM Anderson School of Business involved in the selection process for the Rust Award for Excellence in Ethical Business Practice hosted annually by The Samaritan Counseling Center.
9. ABQ Journal – “Vote of the people usually a vote for more equality, not less”
In light of the New Mexico Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage, Journal writer, Leslie Linthicum calls upon Professor Emeritus Michael Browde, who taught constitutional law at UNM School of Law for 30 years, to gain understanding into why the many would want to deny the few.
10. Before It's News - "Top Alzheimer’s Expert Reveals: We’ve Wasted Billions on Drugs When All We Needed Was Prevention"
Dr. John C. Adair and colleagues at UNM posit that antioxidant NAC could counteract damage caused by Alzheimer's and improve patient functionality.
11. Media monitoring from Thursday, Jan. 30
2 KASA 7:00 AM
ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR BALLET'S IS MAKING A STOP AT UNM'S POPEJOY HALL. THIS THURSDAY, YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A CHANCE TO CHECK OUT SWAN LAKE. POPEJOY'S TERRY DAVIS IS HERE WITH A PREVIEW. GOOD MORNING TERRY. FOR FOLKS WHO DON'T KNOW..WHAT'S THE STORY OF SWAN LAKE? THIS BALLET HAS BEEN AROUND FOR 100 YEARS AND WILL PROBABLY BE AROUND FOR ANOTHER 100. WHY? AGAIN THE SHOW IS THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 OVER AT POPEJOY HALL. VISIT KASA DOT COM AND CLICK ON KASA BLOG FOR TICKETS.
7 KOAT 5:00 AM, 5:40 AM, 6:40 AM, 6:00 PM
A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TURNED EMOTIONAL FOR MEMBERS OF A LOCAL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY LAST NIGHT. THEY PRAYED THEIR PRIESTS WOULD BE SPARED FROM HAVING TO LEAVE THE PARISH. KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER ANNA VELASQUEZ TAKES YOU TO THE VIGIL AT 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. 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.
7 KOAT 10:00 PM
NEWS REPORTER LAURA THOREN FINDS OUT HOW THIS HAPPENED AND, IF ANYTHING CAN BE DONE RIGHT NOW, TO PREVENT A FINANCIAL DISASTER. TIME IS TICKING - NATS OF "CLOCK TICKING" AND SOON ... BERNALILLO COUNTY'S MANAGER SAYS THE COUNTY BANK ACCOUNT, WILL BE EMPTY. "WE'LL BE OUT OF CASH IN AUGUST UNLESS WE DO SOMETHING," TOM ZDUNEK TOLD OUR PARTNERS AT THE JOURNAL. FINGERS ARE POINTING AT TREASURER MANNY ORTIZ. HE'S ACCUSED OF TYING UP COUNTY FUNDS IN LONG TERM INVESTMENTS. IN NOVEMBER, ORTIZ TOLD ACTION 7 NEWS HE DIDN'T THINK THERE WAS A PROBLEM. NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AT THIS POINT, UNLESS SOMETHING FALLS OUT OF THE SKY THAT I'M NOT AWARE OF RIGHT NOW, EVERYTHING LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GOING TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND FINANCIAL ADVISORS STRONGLY DISAGREE. WE ASKED THE DEAN OF UNM'S BUSINESS SCHOOL, AND FORMER STATE TREASURER, DOUG BROWN ABOUT THE COUNTY'S PREDICAMENT. HE SAYS THE PROBLEM IS BIGGER THAN WE THINK. THERE'S A PAPER LOSS I UNDERSTAND OF 18 MILLION DOLLARS TODAY. HE SAYS THE COUNTY HAS TWO OPTIONS IF IT WANTS TO HAVE ANY CASH IN AUGUST - 1) EITHER BORROW MONEY AND PAY INTEREST. OR 2) SELL THE LONG-TERM BONDS, AT A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR LOSS. HE TELLS US ORTIZ CONTINUING TO DENY ANY PROBLEMS- IS A LITTLE BIT LIKE SOMEBODY JUMPING OFF A 20 STORY BUILDING AND AS THEY PASS BY THE 12TH FLOOR SAYING 'SO FAR SO GOOD'. IN ALBUQUERQUE, LAURA THOREN KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS. THE NEXT TIME THE COUNTY'S CASH PROBLEM WILL BE DISCUSSED, IS ON FEBRUARY 11TH. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.