New Mexico is one of the most ethnically diverse states in the U.S. which is reflected at the University of New Mexico. UNM consistently strives for and receives high rankings for diversity making it what a university should be in the 21st century. ...
Today, teachers are expected to be multifaceted in their ability to teach across the disciplines to a diverse group of students. To help meet that need, the University of New Mexico’s College of Education (COE) has developed a new project, titled Supporting Transformation Action in Reciprocity Together (START), that’s designed to increase the number of effective teachers in early childhood, elementary and secondary schools by providing rural, and tribal cultural field experiences and integrating coursework to support development of cultural competency for students studying to become professional educators.
After numerous studies, it appears that scientists are beginning to unravel some of the secrets of aging. Genes certainly play a role in longevity, but it’s been determined that only 35 percent of those living well into their 90’s and 100’s possess ...
Suicide is a serious national epidemic. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. However, for America's veterans, it is an even more serious epidemic. Veteran's make up 10 percent of the U.S. population, but account for 20 percent of all suicides (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008). The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 18 veterans die by suicide each day.
The University of New Mexico Alumni Association and Lobo Living Room present, “The Secrets of Longevity” on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Hodgin Hall Alumni center. Len Kravitz, UNM College of Education associate professor of Health, Exercise and Sports Science (HESS), delivers an interactive presentation regarding the science behind longevity.
The holidays are robust with huge dinners, parties and festivities that make it easy to overindulge without realizing it. But there are several ways to strike a balance between maintaining holiday merriment and weight management. What’s important, according to Len Kravitz, associate professor of Exercise Science at the University of New Mexico, is to stick with an exercise program, if you’re on one, or to move more when you eat more.
The University of New Mexico community has people who come from the far reaches of the world. UNM is also home to people whose roots run deep into the New Mexico soil. At this time of year, they leave the lights of Albuquerque and head home to Acoma, Ohkay Owingeh and Isleta; while others are drawn to Taos Pueblo, Santo Domingo or a site on the Navajo reservation.
Tis the season to attend food-filled festivities that generally tax the old waistline. If you’re tired of stressing over calories and weight gain, here’s a bit of advice from Peter Pribis, assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics in the University of New Mexico College of Education, Department of Individual, Family and Community Education.