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UNM anthropologists honored internationally for research

The University of New Mexico’s research at Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon was recently honored with a Field Discovery Award at the Shanghai Archaeological Forum. The project is one of 10 chosen from more than 100 projects around the world.
“Their selection process seems to be very complicated, so it is truly an honor to be recognized by this group,” said Professor Patricia Crown, who was invited to Shanghai to receive the award.

UNM CEPR receives funding to support evaluations of nontraditional schools

The University of New Mexico’s Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) has begun a project to research and evaluate the suitability of current performance measures for New America Schools, public charter schools dedicated to serving recent immigrants and their families. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has funded an award of $299,540 to CEPR for completing this two-year project, Nov. 2017 through Oct. 2019, to support this important mission-based evaluation research study.

UNM's 2017 top-10 research news stories

The University of New Mexico's Office of the Vice President for Research and the University Communication and Marketing (UCAM) Department annually compile a list of its top-10 research news stories during the course of the year. Below is the list of UNM's top-10 research news stories for 2017. The stories are in random order.

UNM researchers design patient repository for more effective EEG diagnoses

Researchers at The University of New Mexico hope a new open-source data sharing website will help bring scientists closer to effective diagnoses for psychiatric and neurological disorders. The Patient Repository for EEG Data + Computational Tools (PRED+CT: www.predictsite.com) aims to use novel analyses of electroencephalographic (EEG) signals, or “brainwaves” in order to discover new patient biomarkers.

University of New Mexico Inventors Elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Two Distinguished Professors from The University of New Mexico, Plamen Atanassov and Dr. Cheryl Willman, were among a cohort of 155 inventors from around the world elected as 2017 National Academy of Inventors Fellows.

Atanassov and Willman, who were nominated by the STC.UNM Board of Directors, now join a select group of more than 900 inventors representing over 250 countries worldwide who have been elected as NAI Fellows.

Role of carbon dioxide in climate evolution more significant than previously thought

New research has identified that the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the deep solid earth and its release into our atmosphere has a much greater role in shaping past climate variations than previously thought.

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