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As a native community faces relocation, UNM designs an off-the-grid solution

Church Rock, N.M. has been home to the Diné, Navajo people, long before uranium mines appeared during the Cold War and is the site of one of the worst nuclear accidents in recorded U.S. history. On-going and slow-paced uranium mine waste cleanup efforts are forcing nearby families of the Diné Red Water Pond Road Community to seek permanent relocation—which could mean leaving their ancestral lands.

Nine UNM students selected for National Science Foundation graduate student awards

Nine students from The University of New Mexico have been selected to receive

Winners of inaugural undergraduate research award announced

As the leading research institute in New Mexico, UNM strives to recognize its student and faculty research initiatives. Now, thanks to a generous donation, University Libraries is awarding six undergraduate students with the inaugural Jim and Mary Lois Hulsman Undergraduate Research Award.

Focusing on advanced solar could bring jobs for New Mexico

A new report shows solar technologies in New Mexico could lead to economic growth and about 6,800 more jobs per year. The New Mexico Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Advanced Solar Technology was created by the American Jobs Project in partnership with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER). It looks at which targeted investments and policies are necessary to drive economic growth in our state.

UNM faculty inventor Sang M. Han to receive the 2018 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award

Dr. Sang M. Han, Regents’ Professor in the Departments of Chemical & Biological Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering has been chosen to receive the 2018 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award in recognition of his achievements as a leading innovator at The University of New Mexico. The STC.UNM (STC) Board of Directors presents this special award each year to a university faculty inventor(s) whose body of technologies have made a significant social and economic impact on society and the marketplace. The award will be presented to Han at STC’s 2018 Innovation Awards Dinner on April 12.

UNM’s McCrady makes social impact through research

The 1960s were a time of social activism, with the idea of “changing the world” a prevalent way of thinking. It was a decade of revolution that shaped many – including Dr. Barbara McCrady, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and the director of The University of New Mexico’s Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions. Now, more than 45 years later, McCrady is being recognized as UNM’s 63rd Annual Research Lecture recipient, one of the highest honors the University bestows on its faculty. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on April 4.

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