Annual Research Lecture set for Wednesday, March 27
The University of New Mexico's 68th Annual Research Lecture is set for Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. UNM faculty, staff, students, postdocs, and alumni are encouraged to attend. Reserve a seat here. ARL awardee Felisa Smith is a distinguished professor in the UNM Department of Biology, and her research successes reach far beyond our university community. She is a mammologist, focusing her research interests on paleoecological and evolutionary research—specifically the effects of current global and past climatic change and biodiversity loss on mammals.

UNM celebrates Lobo Day 2024
The University of New Mexico sure looks great for 135 years, said Garnett Stokes, University president at Lobo Day 2024 on Wed., Feb. 28, at UNM’s 135th birthday celebration. With the University's Main Campus teeming with students in flashy red UNM T-shirts and hooting and howling along to a “Happy Birthday” anthem at the Cornell Mall, it is unlikely that anyone could argue with President Stokes on that one.

Undergrad pursues passion for political science in shared-credit program
When David Lopez Amaya took his first class with Associate Professor of Political Science Loren Collingwood at The University of New Mexico, it fired his enthusiasm for political science, particularly the topic of voting rights for minorities. Lopez Amaya started with Collingwood’s voting rights class two years ago. Currently, a fourth-year senior enrolled in the shared-credit B.A./M.A. program in Political Science, he’s moved on to follow his passion for the subject of voting rights. 

Flamenco professor and director named national fellow
An icon at The University of New Mexico and the greater Albuquerque dance community is receiving well-earned national recognition. National Institute of Flamenco (NIF) Executive Director and UNM Dance Professor Marisol Encinias has just been named a National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) 2024 Advocacy Leadership Fellow

School of Engineering selects senior director of development
Experienced fundraising professional Mary Wolford has been chosen by The University of New Mexico Foundation to lead the School of Engineering fundraising efforts as senior director of development. Her appointment is effective March 4.

On The Brinck Book Awards now accepting nominations
The University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning (SA+P) is currently accepting nominations for the 2024 On the Brinck Book Awards. Created by UNM SA+P Dean Robert Alexander González in 2020, this annual competition honors contemporary and emerging values in design by celebrating books that offer new perspectives and resonate with the formative writings of J.B. Jackson.

UNM Department of History celebrates Women’s History Month
The Department of History, with sponsorships and support from the Center for the Southwest, the Feminist Research Institute, the Institute of American Indian Research, the Institute of Medieval Studies, the Latin American and Iberian Institute, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Frank D. and Marie K. Gorham Endowment in Ancient History, presents three lectures for Women’s History Month.

Sustainable Solutions: Anderson Professor navigates overconsumption challenges in modern marketing
Professor of Marketing at the Anderson School of Management, Catherine Roster, provides insight into the marketing world of overconsumption and a shift in mindset to sustainability long-term. Roster along with her colleague Joseph Ferrari, a psychologist at DePaul University, co-authored a research article published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology where they discovered that clutter has a strong negative relationship with people’s feelings of well-being and their psychological sense of home, which reflects a person’s feelings about home being a safe refuge.

UNM general counsel accepts position at Loyola Marymount University
University of New Mexico General Counsel Loretta Martinez has accepted a position at Loyola Marymount University in California as the institution’s first Senior Vice President & General Counsel. Martinez has served as general counsel for UNM since October 2018, and will be ending her tenure on March 29.

UNM seeks faculty and staff input on workplace engagement
The University of New Mexico encourages faculty and staff to participate in the 2024 UNM Employee Engagement Survey, offered Feb. 26 through March 8. The short survey will provide employees with confidential feedback to University leadership on their workplace experience. In the second year of data collection, the goal of the survey is to listen and take the pulse of UNM employees and to help focus efforts toward achieving UNM 2040 goals, specifically the objective of sustaining a high-quality workforce. For more information about the 2023 survey and results visit the UNM Engagement website

UNM scientists on interdisciplinary team receiving the 2024 Newcomb Cleveland Prize
An interdisciplinary team of Indigenous and western scientists from around the globe recently received the 2024 Newcomb Cleveland Prize from the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their research on the evolution of domestic horses and their dispersal in North America and eventually to Eurasia. The award is given annually by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to an outstanding publication in Science.

Successful Aging Grand Challenges Team works to bring international conference to Albuquerque
The University of New Mexico’s Successful Aging Grand Challenges Team is involved with the design and delivery of the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR) next month in Albuquerque. The conference will be held March 20-22 at Hotel Albuquerque Old Town. To view the full agenda and to register, visit ICFSR Conference.

First-ever Anderson Hall of Fame golf tournament set to tee off
Tee off for a purpose at the Anderson Hall of Fame Golf Tournament. The first-ever tournament is set for Friday, April 26, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at the UNM Championship Golf Course. Join the Anderson community for an exciting day of golf and a chance to contribute to something meaningful. Individual players can register for $175 each or $700 per foursome. To register, visit Anderson Hall of Fame Golf Tournament.

Additional world talent expands 37th Festival Flamenco ABQ
Presented by the National Institute of Flamenco, the University of New Mexico, PNC Bank and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Festival Flamenco Alburquerque, the oldest and largest flamenco festival outside of Spain, will take place from June 21-29. The Festival will include 20 performances, over 60 free and paid workshops, 13 internationally based performance companies, one New Mexican company, two world premiere shows and over 90 performers.

UNM Bookstores closed for inventory March 11-12
The UNM Bookstores – including the North Campus and the Central Campus locations – will be closed for physical inventory on Monday and Tuesday, March 11-12. Any web orders placed online through the website between Saturday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 12, will not be processed until Wednesday, March 13. On March 13-15, the North Campus and the Central Campus bookstores will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NMiF talks with U.S. attorney on APD DWI corruption case
This week on New Mexico in Focus, Executive Producer Jeff Proctor interviews U.S. Attorney Alexander Uballez about the federal investigation into alleged corruption at the Albuquerque Police Department's DWI unit. In the first of a two-part discussion, Uballez sheds some light on the investigation's process. NMiF airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and streaming on the PBS video app.