Pokémon Go encourages players to visit local landmarks to complete in-game activities like stocking up on pokeballs or battling to claim a gym, and some businesses are using discounts or in-app features to bring the visitors in their parking lot and the building.

“It kind of shocked me to see how this blew up overnight. I think it kind of shocked everybody, but we knew we had to capitalize on it right away,” said Colten Hudson, general manager of Gravity Park.


The Hodgin Hall Patio is undergoing its second phase of renovation which, once completed, will honor Karen Abraham, who retired last year after 45 years of service to UNM.

The Alumni Association has chosen to commemorate Abraham, who was associate vice president of the Alumni Relations Office as well as executive director of the Alumni Association.

Several University departments and positions are under review as a result of the Board of Regents' decision in March to restructure the Health Sciences Center so that it falls under the control of the University's main campus administration.

Applying to graduate school as a low-income student can be a daunting task, and even once they are there, those from low-income backgrounds often face social-cultural isolation and economic barriers.

To educate and assist low-income students, Karra Shimabukuro, a doctoral candidate in the English Department, created a Wiki page where students can learn tips for applying to and enduring graduate school: "How to Prep for Grad School While Poor."


Anderson introduces entrepreneurship to the classroom

UNM has unveiled a new class for students interested in entrepreneurship at Anderson.

MGT 190 Intro to Entrepreneurship is being offered in response to the growing entrepreneurial movement and the small business boom across New Mexico.

The course will present students with the tools to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship through the use of text as well as the voice of experience from other active entrepreneurs, predominantly students who have graduated from UNM.

UNM and Innovate ABQ foster growth in entrepreneurs, creators

Albuquerque is undergoing the unheard-of by growing a rainforest in the heart of a city. However, instead of seeds, the Lobo Rainforest building will be a place for innovators, entrepreneurs and researchers to grow.

The Lobo Rainforest is the first sequence of Innovate ABQ, the inspiration being the creation of a one-stop shop approach for companies, entrepreneurs and investors seeking to evaluate new technology and create new business opportunities.

New Mexico works on sexual assault evidence backlog

The Office of the State Auditor held a community meeting last week to discuss an initiative which aims for a way to test the more than 3,000 Sexual Assault Evidence Kits (SAK) in Albuquerque.

With the oldest of the untested evidence kits dating back to 1988, the process of clearing the backlog began in December 2015, when the Office of the State Auditor helped state police to determine the inventory count of untested kits.

UNM seal discussion continues with staff member input

Last week, the third in a series of public forums discussing the topic of UNM’s official seal was held on the second floor of the SUB.

The forums are being held in an effort to gather input that would allow the Board of Regents to make an informed decision about the future of the controversial seal.

UNM not making the cut for its student employees

With the growing movement for a national $15 per hour minimum wage, now included in the National Democratic Party’s draft platform, the Daily Lobo investigates the current student employee pay, pay-scale, raises and minimum wage at UNM’s main campus.

Biology HR Representative Emily Arzate said understanding how student employees are paid is complex.

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