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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Four things to know from the Aug. 26 ASUNM meeting

Four things to know from the Aug. 26 ASUNM meeting

The Associated Students of UNM, the University’s undergraduate governing body, held its first full senate meeting of the semester with 2015-2016 Vice President Alex Cervantes presiding. Here are the big things you need to know.

Does UNMPD do enough to prevent sexual harassment?

Does UNMPD do enough to prevent sexual harassment?

In recent weeks there has been a noticeable increase in the number of reported sexual harassment incidents on campus, which has some begging the question: is UNMPD doing enough to protect its female students? “I think they need to have more ... Read More

LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center projected to open mid-September

As part of the relatively new LoboRESPECT initiative that works to end sexual harassment on campus, UNM will soon open a physical LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center where students can find support in situations of harassment on campus.

Dean of Students Tomás Aguirre, chair of LoboRESPECT, said that the center is expected to open sometime in mid-September.

Rehab program cooks up confidence in consumers

The UNM Health Sciences Center is providing a cooking class to help participants recover from mental illnesses and substance abuse.

The class is offered at the UNM Psychiatric Center and is a part of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program.

Vehicle damages steps near Zimmerman

At some point between the evening hours on Monday and 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a portion of the cement steps on the north side of the SUB were vandalized, with a small area of the steps being destroyed and rubble strewn nearby.

​HSC funding increases by $4.7 million

UNM’s Health Sciences Center received $4.7 million in funding increases in 2015, according to a UNM HSC press release.

This year, the HSC has received $160,753,570 for different research projects, according to the statement.

“Since 1998, HSC has more than tripled its research grants and contracts, from $45 million to more than $160 million,” according to the statement.

New CELR head named

Monica Kowal has been named associate dean of the newly designated Office of Community Engaged Learning & Research in the University of New Mexico’s University College, according to a UNM press release.

According to the press release CELR, formerly the research service-learning program, will serve as an interdisciplinary “University-wide office committed to supporting community engaged scholarship and teaching.”

Kowal was a lecturer in the Professional Writing Program in the UNM Department of English, Language, and Literature, according to the statement.

Art professor's multimedia piece to be displayed in D.C.

A UNM arts professor is being honored by having her work displayed at an exhibit in the nation’s capitol this month.

Fine arts professor Mary Tsiongas’ video artwork, “The Mercurial Dog Anticipates Her,”is being featured in the 2015 Women To Watch exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. 

“It was a wonderful surprise, and I was just thrilled to have it go to Washington, D.C.,” Tsiongas said.

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