C. Jeffrey Brinker, a Distinguished Professor and Regents’ Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of New Mexico, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Aidan Grummer and Neil McFadden, two graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of New Mexico, were among 60 students selected nationally to receive the prestigious Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program award.
Researchers have demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, a major conservation concern today, is part of a long-term trend lasting at least 125,000 years. As archaic humans, Neanderthals and other hominin species migrated out of Africa, what followed was a wave of size-biased extinction in mammals on all continents that intensified over time.
Victor Polyak, senior research scientist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science (E&PS) at The University of New Mexico, was recently awarded the Karst Water Institute Outstanding Scientist Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding member of the cave and karst field.
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 students from The University of New Mexico have been selected to receive