The University of New Mexico’s African American Student Services, Africana Studies and College of Education hosted a “Reaffirming Black Studies” talk Wednesday as part of their lecture series.

The series is part of Black History Month events hosted by AASS in collaboration with other departments.

David Stovall, Ph.D., a professor of African American Studies and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago, was Wednesday’s keynote speaker.

Looking for a low-cost weekend that involves launching trash cans, making “elephant toothpaste” and melting gummy bears?

Then spend the morning at the first annual Air Force Research Lab Super STEM Science Demonstrations, hosted by Innovate ABQ at the Lobo Rainforest Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Matthew Fetrow, who leads technology outreach at AFRL told the Daily Lobo that this family-friendly event will have enough science to go around.

As part of its “Lunch and Learn Careers Lecture Series,” the University of New Mexico School of Law invited former professor Alex Ritchie to speak Monday, in a talk geared toward students interested in pursuing a career in oil and gas law, environmental law or water resources law.

Ritchie, the Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, said oil and gas production involves so many steps that countless areas of expertise are needed during this process. He recently taught at UNM’s School of Law for five years, focusing on oil and gas law, property law and business law.

“I am here to speak to students about the career opportunities in oil and gas law and environmental law. I am also here to encourage students to keep learning after they leave law school,” Ritchie said.

A scholarship tailored to giving Lobos the chance to experience La Posada Dining Hall was awarded to four students for the Spring 2018 semester.

The Associated Students of the University of New Mexico, UNM Food Services and Chartwells — UNM’s food service provider — combined forces to award four Teal Club Memberships to deserving Lobos through the Food 4 Lobos Scholarship.

The scholarships will last throughout the semester and have a total value of $7,800, said Mason Martinez, chief of staff for ASUNM President Noah Brooks.

Nonprofit supports homeless on National Random Acts of Kindness Day

University of New Mexico alum Ryan Evans spent his Saturday participating in National Random Acts of Kindness Day and giving back to Albuquerque.

Evans and 10 other volunteers involved in Heart of Albuquerque — a nonprofit organization — distributed over 100 sacked lunches to homeless and struggling community members in Downtown Albuquerque.

National Random Acts of Kindness Day is not his first time volunteering. He has also volunteered in food drives and in classrooms, discussing college prep-plans.

Black History Month read-in celebrates diversity

Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color at the University of New Mexico organized a “read-in” in honor of Black History Month.

Held Thursday, the event invited readers from all walks of life to read and share with the audience any kind of publication of their choice created by African Americans. The pieces ranged from political speeches to scholarly works.

PNMGC Project Assistant Glenda Lewis said she decided to host a reading event in observance of Black History Month, because it is “something that is currently not being done. It’s something that allows students to use their voice.”

Symposium focuses on harmful effects of oil

“The Last Oil” symposium is a multidisciplinary event put on by eight on-campus departments that calls for an end to the oil industry.

The event begins Wednesday at Keller Hall at 5 p.m. and continues Thursday at 8 a.m. in the Student Union Building Ballroom C and returns to Keller Hall at 5:30 p.m. The symposium ends Friday with talks in SUB Ballroom C from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and later with a lecture from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Woodward Hall.

UNMH receives new life-saving medical device

The University of New Mexico Hospital is the first hospital in the state to use a new machine that increases the survival rate of patients suffering from life-threatening lung and/or heart problems.

Last fall UNMH received a portable Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation machine.

An ECMO machine works by pulling blood out of a patient and running it through a device that oxygenates the blood and removes carbon dioxide. The machine then returns the blood to the patient’s body in a manner that bypasses the heart and lungs.

KUNM Generation Listen welcomes community to listening party

KUNM Generation Listen will host a listening party Friday, where members of the community are encouraged to learn about radio.

This month, Generation Listen plans to cover student-generated podcasts on a wide variety of topics, from politics to sports.

Jalila Arthur, the 2016-2017 president of Generation Listen, and current president Seth Brewer encourage everyone to attend.

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