1. ABQ Express - "County may pour $1 million into Innovate ABQ"
Bernalillo County Commission considers $1 million in county funds to promote Innovate ABQ project, a collaborative initiative among UNM, STC, government and the business community.
2. ABQ Business First - "Martinez budget proposal aims new spending at education"
Allocated for UNM is $1.6 million for 24 new nurse practitioner slots and $750,000 to expand the number of family practice residency positions.
3. About.com - "Deaf Culture in Albuquerque"
UNM offers sign language program for those interested in becoming certified interpreters for the deaf.
4. Sat Magazine - "University of New Mexico - Trailblazer"
Trailblazer will provide a proof of concept to an Air Force sponsored technology called Space Plug and Play Architecture
UNM Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and COSMIAC Director, Christos Christodoulou, looks forward to next phase of the program. COSMIAC (Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations and Applications Center) built the Trailblazer.
5. KOAT-7 (story and video) "New Mexico doctors urge public to get flu shot"
2014 dominate flu strain is H1N1 virus
Doctors say at least nine people admitted to UNM Hospital with the flu.
6. ABQ Media Monitoring from Monday, Jan. 6
KOAT-7 5:00 AM 5:00 PM News
A CONTROVERSIAL METHADONE PROGRAM AT MDC IS GETTING MIXED RESULTS. ACCORDING TO A UNM STUDY, COUNTY JAIL INMATES WHO RECEIVED THE OPIATE SUBSTITUTE, TOOK LONGER TO RETURN TO JAIL THAN OPIATE ADDICTS WHO WERE FORCED TO QUIT COLD TURKEY. BUT THE STUDY ALSO FOUND INMATES WHO ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM TENDED TO STAY IN JAIL LONGER. IN DECEMBER, THE BERNALILLO COUNTY COMMISSION VOTED TO EXTEND THE METHADONE PROGRAM FOR NINE MORE MONTHS, AFTER SEEING THE STUDY.
KOAT-7 10:00 PM News
TROUBLING NEW REPORTS OF WELL-WATER CONTAMINATION FROM OIL AND GAS DRILLING... SOME POSSIBLY IN CONNECTION TO FRACKING - THE CONTROVERSIAL METHOD OF EXTRACTING OIL AND GAS FROM THE EARTH. ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER LAUREN ZAKALIK EXPLAINS WHAT THAT COULD MEAN FOR NEW MEXICO, WHERE FRACKING HAPPENS REGULARLY. NEW MEXICO IS A LAND RICH IN OIL AND GAS... WE HAVE OVER 60,000 OIL AND GAS WELLS, AND 90 TO 95 PERCENT OF THOSE HAVE BEEN FRACKED. JANIE CHERMAK RUNS UNM'S ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT AND SAYS HYDRAULIC FRACTURING, OR FRACKING, IS THE MOST COMMON WAY TO EXTRACT THE RESOURCE IN OUR STATE. SOME CALL IT CONTROVERSIALBECAUSE IT INTRODUCES CHEMICALS AND PHYSICAL STRESS INTO THE LANDSCAPE. THAT CONTROVERSY COULD GROW AFTER AN ASSOCIATED PRESS INVESTIGATION SHOWED CONFIRMED CASES OF WELL-WATER CONTAMINATION IN SOME STATES DUE TO DRILLING. THAT COULD INCLUDE FRACKING. IF YOU END UP WITH A WATER SOURCE BEING CONTAMINATED, THAT CAN BE VERY VERY DETRIMENTAL EVEN THOUGH THESE CASES DIDN'T HAPPEN IN OUR STATE, WE CAME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO TO FIND OUT WHAT IF ANYTHING IT MEANS FOR NEW MEXICANS. I THINK NEW MEXICANS SHOULD ALWAYS BE PAYING ATTENTION. SHOULD WE BE CONCERNED? I THINK WE SHOULD LOOK AT WHAT OUR RULES ARE, WHAT OUR REGULATIONS ARE. CHERMAK SAYS IT'S A GIVE AND TAKE. OIL AND GAS DRILLING BRINGS MASSIVE MONEY TO OUR STATE... BUT ALSO HAS RISKS. A REPORT LIKE THIS... POINTING OUT, AT LEAST FOR SOME STATES, BETTER PROTECTION IS NEEDED. LAST YEAR, NEW MEXICO'S MORA COUNTY BECAME THE FIRST IN THE ENTIRE NATION TO BAN FRACKING.