The Biology Undergraduate Society created an opportunity for students to meet real lobos, Angel and Bindi, during the University of New Mexico’s annual Wolf Fest on Friday near Popejoy Hall.

Angel, a high-content Arctic wolf-dog, and Bindi, a gray wolf/coyote/husky mix, greeted passerbys.

Conservation groups, such as Defenders of Wildlife, tabled alongside the Wanagi Wolf Fund and Rescue, answering questions about conservation.


The University of New Mexico is celebrating the life and achievements of UNM professor Veronka John-Steiner.

John-Steiner was a professor of Linguistics and Educational Psychology at UNM for over 40 years and passed away on Dec. 6, 2017.

Born in Budapest, Hungary, she was a Holocaust survivor, and was sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II — she came to the United States after the war as a refugee, according to her obituary in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on April 9 in the New Mexico News Port, under the headline, "Working Together to Preserve a Community," written by Nichole Harwood. This is part of our project to help connect the Daily Lobo audience to more members of our community.

Historic Nob Hill has been a staple of Albuquerque since Central Avenue became part of Route 66 in 1937 and prides itself on its historical buildings and its many locally owned businesses.

The community has worked together for years to balance its goals for historical preservation while still enriching its economy through the income of new businesses.

UNM alum Jennifer Riordan was killed in a tragic emergency situation on a Southwest Airlines flight on April 17. The University of New Mexico held a Celebration of Life service for Riordan on Sunday.

Riordan was involved in the Albuquerque community — not only was she vice president of communications for New Mexico’s Wells Fargo branch, she served on the University’s Alumni Board, served as a board member for the New Mexico Broadcasters Association for two years and was a senior public affairs representative at UNM Hospital, according to the UNM Health Sciences Center Newsbeat.


Talk highlights search engine algorithms' connection to racial and gender biases

Safiya Umoja Noble, Ph.D. spoke to students at the University of New Mexico Tuesday about the causes and impact of racial and gender biases found in algorithms that search engines use.

Noble is an assistant professor in the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California and the author of the book, “Algorithms of Oppression.”

Noble’s lecture covered many topics including racial stereotypes and biases found in search engine algorithms, corporate and political interests being pushed through the manipulation of search results, amplification of hate on different digital platforms and the rise of far-right-wing radicalization due to the anonymity of the internet as well as inaccurate information found on numerous websites.

Undergrads elect 10 new ASUNM senators

The undergraduate study body elected 10 new students to serve as senators for the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico Wednesday evening.

The elected senators, in order of descending vote count, are as follows: Selina Montoya, Téa Salazar, Jacob Silva, Sara AlMidany, Mohammed Jaber, Emerald Goranson, Holly Gallegos, Gabriel Ruja, Nick Morgan and Isez Roybal.

In total, 1,402 votes were cast in the Spring 2018 election, which is a decrease from past elections including last Fall when a record breaking 2,149 votes were received.

Regents approve athletics proposal

The Board of Regents voted 6-to-1 Tuesday to approve the Department of Athletics’ proposal to balance the budget and start a repayment plan for the millions of dollars in accumulated deficit to the University.

Student regent Garrett Adcock, a former Lobo football player, was the lone dissenting vote.

Regent President Robert Doughty said the plan was a step in the right direction, but the BOR is still awaiting the creation of a line-by-line itemized budget from athletics.

Green Issue — UNM works to make itself more green

The University of New Mexico is working toward becoming a greener campus.

The University has been increasing its renewable energy resource every year by adding solar panels. UNM has also been reducing the amount of water used in campus upkeep, according to Mary Clark, the sustainability manager for the Sustainability Studies Program at UNM.

Green Issue — UNM to plant trees for National Arbor Day

In celebration of National Arbor Day, the grounds and landscaping department will be planting different kinds of trees around campus the week of April 23 through 27.

Alan Billau, the arboriculture supervisor for the department, said these plantings, which are open to everyone, are a good way to connect with the community.

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