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UNM course takes a neuroscientific approach to understanding dreams

UNM course takes a neuroscientific approach to understanding dreams

Psychology majors at The University of New Mexico are responding enthusiastically to a recent addition to the curriculum, “The Dreaming Brain,” an online special topics course developed by alumnus and Senior Lecturer Allen Butt.

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Did teenage ‘tyrants’ outcompete other dinosaurs

Did teenage ‘tyrants’ outcompete other dinosaurs?

Paleo-ecologists from The University of New Mexico and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have demonstrated that the offspring of enormous carnivorous dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex may have fundamentally re-shaped their communities by out-competing smaller rival species.

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New research shows climate change could lead to Mojave bird extinction

New research shows climate change could lead to Mojave bird extinction

Professor Blair Wolf and Ph.D. student Ric Ramirez from the Department of Biology at The University of New Mexico and colleagues published a paper in Science this week about their research that shows bird populations and species richness in the Mojave Desert are suffering from climate change, while small mammal populations are showing no appreciable change.

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UNM's Rivera publishes book about Filipino irrigation system

UNM's Rivera publishes book about Filipino irrigation system

The Ateneo de Manila University Press has recently published the book, Zanjeras of Ilocos: Cooperative Irrigation Societies of the Philippines written by The University of New Mexico Research Associate for the Center for Regional Studies, José A. Rivera.

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Skepticism and mistrust challenge COVID vaccine uptake for Latinos

Skepticism and mistrust challenge COVID vaccine uptake for Latinos

In this brief we draw from national survey data of Latino adults to identify challenges ahead for vaccine uptake among Latinos, and some suggestions that the newly formed COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force within the Department of Health and Human Services may consider for Latino specific outreach.

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UNM team look at ethnic studies to reduce classroom inequalities

UNM team look at ethnic studies to reduce classroom inequalities

The study, led by UNM Sociology professor Nancy López and associate professor Shiv Desai, is funded through a two-year grant of $570,000 from the William T. Grant Foundation, which invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States. Lopez and Desai, along with colleagues at the University of California, Irvine, and University of California, Los Angeles, will work together on the project.

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