1. The Republic - "Provost endorses proposal for new college with University of New Mexico"
UNM may create a new College for Social Transformation that would include numerous programs currently spread throughout a number of departments.

Story also featured in the ABQ Express; Daily Journal; Daily Reporter; Pendleton Times-Post News; Channel 10; KCBD News Channel 11; WFTV; News West 9; Artesia News

2. Net Doctor - Concussion 'can cause lasting damage'
Concussion victims could experience problems with brain activity long after obvious symptoms pass, according to a new study conducted by Andrew Mayer, UNM research scientist at the MIND Imaging Center.

Story also featured in Nature World News

3. Scientific American - "Creativity, Madness and Drugs"
Rex Jung and colleagues at UNM discover that the same structure that is underdeveloped in the brains of people with schizophrenia is less well-organized in people who score high on psychological tests of creativity.

4. Africa Review - Black Beauty rock 'is oldest chunk of Mars' 
Prof Carl Agee, UNM director of Earth and Planetary Sciences, describes latest study on oldest Martian meteorite ever found as exciting work.

Similar story featured in FreeNewsPos.com

5. ABQ business First - "Insurers unite to cover sickest Medicaid patients"
The plan is being launched in cooperation with UNM’s Project ECHO and the New Mexico Human Services Department.

6. MSN Real Estate - "Should home sale prices stay secret?"
Robert Berrens, UNM professor of economics, weighs in on the question.

7. American Scientist - "Why Is Human Childbirth So Painful?"
Having babies isn’t easy—and the standard explanation may be wrong.
UNM researcher, Leah Albers’s explains why.

8. UNM Media Watch from Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

KOB-4                 10:00 PM           News     

A UNION REPRESENTING UNM HOSPITAL WORKERS TOOK ACTION TODAY TO STOP MANDATORY FLU SHOTS FOR EMPLOYEES. THE HOSPITAL TOLD EMPLOYEES IF THEY FAILED TO GET SHOTS BY NEXT MONTH THEY COULD BE DISCIPLINED, OR EVEN FIRED, UNLESS THEY HAD A MEDICAL OR RELIGIOUS OBJECTION. TODAY, THE NATIONAL UNION OF NURSES AND HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES FILED FOR A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE MANDATE. THEY SAY THEY WANT A GUARANTEE THAT THE HOSPITAL WILL COVER TREATMENT FOR ANY EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE A BAD REACTION TO THE VACCINE.

KOAT-7                10:00 PM           News     

CHECKING TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TONIGHT, UNM IS CLOSER TO HAVING A NEW COLLEGE. OUR MEDIA PARTNERS AT THE JOURNAL REPORT THE SCHOOL'S PROVOST ENDORSES THE PLAN FOR A COLLEGE OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION. IT'S BEEN TALKED ABOUT FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS, AND WOULD INCLUDE A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS CURRENTLY SPREAD ACROSS DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS. THE PLANNING GROUP HOPES TO SUBMIT A FINAL PROPOSAL TO THE PROVOST NEXT FALL. THEY SAY THE COLLEGE COULD OFFICIALLY OPEN IN 2015.

KRQE-13              5:30 PM            News     

A NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR IS SETTLING IN AT CITY HALL. ALBUQUERQUE MAYOR R.J BERRY IS HOPING THE NEW DIRECTOR WILL HELP CREATE A NEW CROP OF HIGH-PAYING, HIGH-TECH JOBS. NEWS 13'S KAYLA AYRES IS LIVE IN DOWNTOWN ALBUQUERQUE WITH THE STORY. OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, THE FOCUS HERE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS BEEN RECOVERING FROM THE GREAT RECESSION. NOW THE FOCUS IS SHIFTING TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP. THERE'S A LOT OF RESEARCH GOING ON HERE IN ALBUQUERQUE... AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, SANDIA NATIONAL LABS, AND KIRTLAND AIRFORCE BASE. BUT A FEBRUARY REPORT FROM MOODY'S STATES THAT COMMERCIALIZA TION OF THIS RESEARCH IS MUCH LOWER, AND THAT HIGH WAGE JOB GROWTH IN ALBUQUERQUE CONSISTENTLY UNDERPERFORMS SIMILAR CITIES... " THE NEED IS JUST TO CONNECT THE DOTS AND GET EVERYONE WORKING TOGETHER IN OUR COMMUNITY .." GARY OPPEDAHL,THE CITY'S NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR -- IS HOPING TO TURN THINGS AROUND. HE WAS ON THE GROUND FLOOR AT TECH- COMPANY EMCORE. AND HE'S HELPED START-UP BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA'S SILICON VALLEY. OPPEDAHL SAYS HE CAN USE THAT EXPERIENCE TO ENCOURAGE ENTREPRENEUR SHIP IN ALBUQUERQUE. "...AS SMALL COMPANIES START IN OUR CITY, THEY HERE ARE THE SERVICES WE CAN PROVIDE, HERE'S SOME MENTORING ..." "...WE JUST WANT TO GIVE PEOPLE THAT EDGE TO BE ABLE TO SUCCEED IN ALBUQUERQUE.”  ALBUQUERQUE'S SEEN AN INFLUX OF CALL-CENTER JOBS -- AT LEAST NINE HAVE OPENED OR EXPANDED OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS. MAYOR R.J. BERRY SAYS AN ENTREPRENEU RIAL JOB ECOSYSTEM -- COULD CREATE MORE JOBS ACROSS A WIDER SPECTRUM. "...WE NEED JOBS FOR EVERYBODY. WE NEED JOBS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PHDS, WE NEED JOBS FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T FINISH HIGH SCHOOL AND WE WANT TO EMPLOYED IN OUR COMMUNITY. "THE MAYOR SAID HIS OFFICE WILL BE WORKING CLOSELY WITH OPPEDAHL OVER THE NEXT MONTH, COMING UP WITH ADDITIONAL PLANS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY. A RECENT STUDY SPONSORED BY THE NATION'S MAYORS-- FORECASTS ALBUQUERQUE'S ECONOMY WILL ACTUALLY GROW FASTER THAN THE NATION'S ECONOMY IN THE NEXT YEAR. JOHN GARCIA-- THE OUTGOING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR-- LEFT TO JOIN THE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION.