Senior family studies major Khiara Sumone Loera didn’t come to class with a just notebook and a pen, but also with her 2-year-old daughter Illiana. Loera will be graduating this spring after taking her daughter to most of her classes as an undergrad.
With graduation quickly approaching, some seniors are realizing they have not only met their mark for credit hours, but vastly exceeded it as well. Many students transfer from CNM, a two-year community college located nearby, to UNM in hopes of finishing their degree program.
A concrete building stands behind a sign that reads “CEIRA”, trees and glass windows adorning it. Through its entrance and down a flight of stairs are secured doors, access through which can only be obtained via key card. Dozens of shelves holding jarred snakes, rodents, fish and insects lay beyond the door. Looking to the second floor, one can see the northern hemisphere’s third largest collection of mammals. Acorns larger then footballs and mushrooms larger than human fists can be found on this level. Underneath its foundation are teams of researchers behind microscopes inspecting parasites from the arctic. A location that is comparable to the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Smithsonian has a home in the heart of UNM’s main campus.
A collaboration between UNM’s Latin American and Iberian Institute with the Tamarind Gallery brought museum curator Omar Diaz Liria to Albuquerque from Cuba for a talk on the evolution and current state of Cuban art on Tuesday night.
James Stone, an associate professor of cinematic arts, teaches international horror film, the cinema of Alfred Hitchcock and silent films. His expertise on these subjects grants him a way of looking at film that many viewers may not be familiar with. Here are the top five movies that appeal to Stone’s unique perspective