1. ABQ Journal - "Educators’ credit union donates $3 million to Innovate ABQ"
Innovate ABQ, an idea developed by UNM to foster a business incubator in Albuquerque, gets first private donor and a check for $3 million.

2. ABQ Journal - "Aperture Center targeted for tech incubation"
UNM leaders want to acquire the 78,000-square-foot building for Innovate ABQ project.

3. 89.3 KPCC - "Researcher to share latest findings on the neuroscience of creativity"
UNM Neuropsychologist Rex E. Jung featured in a free webinar put on by the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development. It's open to the public.

4. Indian Country - "When One Person Serves, the Whole Family Serves"
Kristin Gentry, a registered artist and tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, has artwork on display at UNM Cancer, Research and Treatment Center to enhance the healing process.

5. Cortez Journal.com - "Southwest Memorial a medical training "ground"
Southwest Memorial Hospital is partnering with regional medical schools, including UNM, to provide mentoring to medical students.

6. UNM Media Watch from Monday, November 11, 2013

2 KASA                9:00 PM            News     

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO’S PLAN TO DEVELOP A BUSINESS INCUBATOR HERE IN ALBUQUERQUE GOT ITS FIRST PRIVATE DONOR TODAY. UNM PRESIDENT ROBERT FRANK ANNOUNCED THAT NEW MEXICO EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION WILL FUND ONE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR -- OVER THE NEXT 3 YEARS -- TO "INNOVATE ABQ". THE PLAN IS TO USE THE MONEY TO BUY THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT BROADWAY AND CENTRAL AND TURN IT INTO AN 'INCUBATOR' TO HARBOR NEW IDEAS- AND SPUR THE GROWTH OF A RESEARCH DISTRICT TO GENERATE AND ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES AND NEW JOBS. "THIS IS ABOUT CREATING JOBS FOR NEW MEXICANS AND ATTRACTING NEW FIRMS AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW MEXICO." THE PRICE TAG ON THE DOWNTOWN CHURCH IS 7- AND-A-HALF MILLION DOLLARS -- WITHOUT RENOVATIONS. SO FAR 5 MILLION IN FUNDING HAS BEEN SECURED.

KOB-4                 5:00 AM            News

IT LOOKS LIKE ALMOST HALF OF NEW MEXICO HIGH SCHOOLERS NEED TO TAKE REFRESHER COURSES WHEN STARTING COLLEGE. ACCORDING TO OUR MEDIA PARTNERS AT THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN-- MORE THAN 46-PERCENT OF STUDENTS NEED SOME SORT OF REFRESHER COURSE. THAT NUMBER IS FROM THE STATE'S HIGHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. AT UNM, 25 TO 30 PERCENT OF INCOMING STUDENTS NEED A REMEDIAL COURSE. UNM HAS STARTED A SUMMER PROGRAM TO HELP REDUCE THAT NUMBER.

FOR THE LOVE OF THEIR COUNTRY. TO GET TRAINED IN SOMETHING. OR MAYBE EVEN TO SEE THE WORLD. BUT WE MET ONE YOUNG WOMAN WHO JOINED FOR ALL OF THOSE REASONS...AND TO GET HER LIFE ON TRACK. TOM JOLES HAS HER INSPIRING STORY. YOU CAN'T HELP PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO HELP THEMSELVES. SADLY, MARA MARTINEZ KNOWS THAT'S TRUE BY WATCHING HER PARENTS. BITE---6 04 45 MY MOTHER IS ADDICTED AND MY FATHER USES ALCOHOL. THAT WAS A LITTLE ROUGH GROWING UP. SO ROUGH ----I WAS ESSENTIALLY ON MY OWN WHEN I WAS 14. THAT'S WHEN SHE REACHED A DECISION. I DIDN'T WANT THE SAME KIND OF LIFE GROWING UP. OR IF I HAVE KIDS, I DON'T WANT THEM TO GROW UP LIKE THAT. BREAKING THE CYCLE AS WE CALL IT. SHE ENROLLED IN A CHARTER SCHOOL. GRADUATED A YEAR EARLY....AND MOVED IN WITH HER GRANDMOTHER SO SHE COULD GO TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE... THEN ANOTHER LIGHT WENT OFF. 6 05 35 THEN I REALIZED I WANTED TO GET BACHELOR'S DEGREE SO I JOINED THE MILITARY SHE TRANSFERRED TO UNM JOINED THE NATIONAL GUARD.... JOINED ROTC. BITE 6 08 50 "IT HAS HELPED BUILD MY CONFIDENCE" DOING THIS....OR THAT.....OR THIS.... WILL DO THAT. I WENT TO AIRBORNE SCHOOL. I'M ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED OF HEIGHTS SO I GOT TO JUMP OUT OF PLANES AND THAT WAS CRAZY. NOW A SENIOR AT UNM MARTINEZ IS MAJORING IN FAMILY STUDIES. " I WANT TO BE ABLE TO HELP PEOPLE OUT, HELP THEM REALIZE THEY CAN OVERCOME ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU'RE WILLING TO WORK FOR IT. LIKE MANY PEOPLE, MARTINEZ NEEDED AN OPPORTUNITY. AND WHILE THE MILITARY ISN'T RIGHT FOR EVERYONE, SHE SAYS IT GOT HER GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE STATE'S 22 PUEBLOS, TRIBES AND NATIONS.

KOAT-7                5:00 AM            News     

THERE ARE PLENTY OF EVENTS AROUND NEW MEXICO TO HONOR OUR VETERANS. GOVERNOR MARTINEZ WILL ATTEND A CEREMONY AT VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK IN ALBUQUERQUE. IT BEGINS WITH A 9 A.M. PARADE FROM BULLHEAD PARK TO THE MEMORIAL. UNM WILL HAVE A POSTING AND RAISING OF THE COLORS CEREMONY, AT 9 A-M. NAMES WILL BE READ, OF NEW MEXICANS WHO DIED DURING OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. A CEREMONY AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL ON WEST DEVARGAS IN SANTA FE STARTS AT 11. IN GALLUP -- CONGRESSMAN BEN RAY LUJN AND SENATOR MARTIN HEINRICH WILL HONOR NEW MEXICO'S VETERANS AT A 10:30 A-M MEMORIAL SERVICE AT HILLCREST CEMETERY. AND IN "T OR C" -- SENATOR TOM UDALL WILL ATTEND A CEREMONY AT THE STATE VETERANS' HOME, ON SOUTH BROADWAY AT 10 IN THE MORNING.

TODAY LOCAL UNIVERSITIES ARE HONORING VETERANS. UNM IS HOLDING A SPECIAL CEREMONY, INCLUDING RAISING THE COLORS... THEN WILL HOLD AN OPEN HOUSE IN THE STUDENT UNION BUILDING. THAT'S FROM 10:20 UNTIL 2. CNM VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATIONS ALSO INCLUDE A FLAG RAISING CEREMONY AND GUEST SPEAKERS -- INCLUDING A NAVAJO CODE TALKER AND MEDAL OF HONOR AWARDEE. THAT'S GOING ON AT 10, AT THE CAMPUS FLAGPOLE.

UNM'S PLANS TO BUILD A HIGH TECH RESEARCH HUB, GETS A 3 MILLION DOLLAR BOOST FROM THE NEW MEXICO EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION. ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE JOURNAL, THE DONATION IS THE FIRST PRIVATE FINANCIAL COMMITMENT TO "INNOVATE ABQ"... WHICH WOULD BE A PLACE WHERE TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS AND RESEARCHERS CAN COME TOGETHER, TO PROMOTE HIGH-TECH BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

KRQE-13              5:30 PM            News     

ALBUQUERQUE JUST GAINED A LOT OF GROUND. INNOVATE ABQ - A BRAIN CHILD OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO TO DEVELOP A BUSINESS INCUBATOR HERE IN ALBUQUERQUE - GOT IT'S FIRST PRIVATE DONOR TODAY. AND WITH IT - A GIANT CHECK. NEWS 13'S COLE MILLER IS LIVE IN THE NEWSPLEX WITH THE STORY. THIS COMMITMENT COMES FROM THE NEW MEXICO EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION. UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS HOPE THE CREDIT UNION'S 3- MILLION-DOLLAR DONATION WILL OPEN THE DOOR TO MORE FUNDING - AND HELP BRING THE IDEA TO LIFE. THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTION. THERE'S A GOOD VIBE GOING AROUND THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO CAMPUS. WITH THEIR LEADERSHIP WE THINK SOME OTHERS MAY STEP FORWARD. PRESIDENT ROBERT FRANK IS TALKING ABOUT A MAJOR COMMITMENT. ONE HE SAYS WILL GET THINGS ROLLING ON THE INNOVATE ABQ IDEA. THIS IS ABOUT CREATING JOBS FOR NEW MEXICANS AND ATTRACTING NEW FIRMS AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW MEXICO. OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS - NEW MEXICO EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION WILL FUND ONE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO INNOVATE ABQ. TERRY LAUDICK IS THE CREDIT UNION'S PRESIDENT. THATS WHAT WE WERE CREATED FOR. RINGING PEOPLE AND RESOURCES TOGETHER CREATED FOR. BRINGING PEOPLE AND RESOURCES TOGETHER TO BUILD STRONGER COMMUNITIES AND PROVIDE MORE OPPORTUNITIES. THIS MARKS THE FIRST PRIVATE SOURCE OF FUNDING. A BOND ISSUE SSELT NTH WILL GIVE NOVATE ABQ 2 LLION DOLLA. FEDERAL ANT  ALSO PENDING - IT WOULD CONTRIBUTE ANOTHER ONE AND A HALF MILLION. THE PLAN IS TO BUY THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT BROADWAY AND CENTRAL AND TURN IT INTO AN 'INCUBATOR' TO HARBOR NEW IDEAS - THUS SPURRING THE GROWTH OF A RESEARCH DISTRICT TO GENERATE NEW BUSINESSES AND NEW JOBS. WE'VE GOT A MAYOR THATS INTERESTED IN IT, WE HAVE A BUSINESS COMMUNITY THATS INTERESTED IN IT, WE'VE GOT A RESEARCH UNIVERSITY. WHEN YOU HAVE THOSE 3 INGREDIENTS, YOU CHANGE DOWNTOWNS. FROM THERE, THE GOAL IS TO MAKE THE CITY A LEADER IN INNOVATION AND ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES. WERE GOING BUILD A STRONGER ALBUQUERQUE, WERE GOING TO BUILD A STRONGER NEW MEXICO. WITH THIS FIRST PRIVATE DONATION NOW SECURED - FRANK HOPES THE NEXT ONE ISN'T TOO FAR BEHIND. THE PRICE TAG ON THE DOWNTOWN CHURCH IS 7- AND-A-HALF- MILLION BUCKS - AND THAT'S WITHOUT ANY RENOVATION. SO FAR - 5 MILLION IN FUNDING HAS BEEN SECURED. OFFICIALS SAY IT'S TOO EARLY TO PUT A PRICE TAG ON THE WHOLE BUILD. EVEN WITH THE DONATION - THERE ARE STILL A FEW HOOPS TO JUMP THROUGH. THE BOARD OF REGENTS IS MEETING TOMORROW. FRANK WILL PRESENT TO BOARD HOW HE'D LIKE THE CREDIT UNION'S DONATION TO BE SPENT.

KRQE-13                                 10:00 PM                        News    

TOMORROW UNM PRESIDENT BOB FRANK IS EXPECTED TO TALK TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS ABOUT A BIG DONATION FOR "INNOVATE ABQ". THE UNIVERSITY WANTS TO BUY THE $SEVEN- MILLION-DOLLAR FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT BROADWAY AND CENTRAL-- AND MAKE IT A HUB TO CREATE SMALL BUSINESSES. NEW MEXICO EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IS GIVING THE UNIVERSITY $THREE-MILLION- DOLLARS FOR THE PROJECT-- THE FIRST PRIVATE SOURCE OF FUNDING. A BOND PASSED LAST MONTH WILL GIVE "INNOVATE ABQ" $TWO- MILLION-- AND A PENDING FEDERAL GRANT WILL CONTRIBUTE ANOTHER ONE AND A HALF MILLION .

41 KLUZ               10:00 PM           News     

LA UNIVERSIDAD DE NUEVO MEXICO HA RECIBIDO UN APOYO DE TRES MILLONES DE DOLARES A FAVOR DE SUS ESFUERZOS PARA CONSTRUIR UN CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES DE ALTA TECNOLOGIA Y DESARROLLO DE NEGOCIOS. EL CENTRO TITULADO "INNOVATE ABQ" QUEDARIA EN EL CENT DE LA CIUDAD DE ALBUQUERQUE Y LOS FONDOS HAN SIDO DONADOS POR EL "NEW MEXICO EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION".... EL ESFUERZO ES EL RESULTADO DE UNA COLABORACION POR PARTE DE UNM Y LA CIUDAD DE ALBUQUERQUE PARA INTENTAR CONVERTIR EL CENTRO DE LA CIUDAD EN UN LUGAR CENTRICO PARA UN CRECIMIENTO ECONOMICO BASADO EN LA TECNOLOGIA....OTRAS DONACIONES INCLUYEN DOS MILLONES DE DOLARES POR PARTE DE UN BONO DE LA CIUDAD DE ALBUQUERQUE APROVADO POR SUS VOTANTES, Y PROXIMAMENTE UNM ESPERA UNA APROBACION AADICIONAL DE UNO PUNTO CINCO MILLONES DE DOLARES POR PARTE DE LA ADMINISTRACION DE DESARROLLO ECONOMICO DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS.