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      • Better Together: UNM campus to celebrate Grand Challenges Day and Team Research Symposium
        UNM's Grand Challenges and the Interdisciplinary Science Cooperative have teamed up to bring Grand Challenges Day and the Team Research Symposium together in one special event for the campus community. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to join in on the action, Thursday, Sept. 14 for this one-day event highlighting best practices in team research across campus.
        Posted: August 24, 2023

      • Students from across the globe attend internationally-renowned short course, IsoCamp
        This summer, graduate students from throughout the globe had the opportunity to come together to learn from some of the leading experts within the field of stable isotopes at IsoCamp. This internationally renowned two-week short course is dedicated to providing hands-on training in the application of stable isotopes to the biological, anthropological, and geological sciences.
        Posted: July 12, 2023

      • Nine UNM faculty members chosen for the 2023 Women in STEM awards
        Award recipients will explore how to reduce the number of Native American students with dyslexia, why some amphibians are more susceptible to diseases than others, and how to position UNM to be a leader in seismic imaging and environmental monitoring, along with other topics.
        Posted: June 29, 2023

      • UNM Department of Biology Ph.D. candidate discovers new bird family
        For nearly two centuries, researchers have speculated on the classification of two species of shrikes found in central and southern Africa. Now, because of the simple curiosity of one Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biology, the longstanding mystery surrounding these birds has finally been solved thanks to modern technology and the valuable information that museums provide.
        Posted: June 14, 2023

      • Volunteers ensure preservation of archaeological collections at Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
        For the past 20 years, Wednesday mornings have been a bustle of activity in a very unlikely spot: the basement of the Hibben Center for Archaeology. Thanks to a special group of volunteers who dutifully gather here every week, archaeological collections held by the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology are being preserved for future generations – and making a tremendous difference in ongoing research on the Southwest.
        Posted: May 25, 2023

      • Museum of Southwestern Biology hosts evolution-themed events
        As school lets out and faculty and students prepare to wind down for the summer, this is a great time to explore new opportunities and make connections. For the Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB), these opportunities will come when they open the doors open to their biodiversity collections to the public and to the scientific community.
        Posted: May 23, 2023

      • U.S. News & World Report ranks UNM among 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools
        U.S. News & World Report today released its 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings for numerous programs and The University of New Mexico is well-represented across a number of areas. The UNM School of Public Administration earned its highest ranking in program history with this year's marks and is excited about the ranking and its future. Science.
        Posted: April 25, 2023

      • Research looks at origins of presence of horses in North America
        Associate Professor of Anthropology Emily Lena Jones at The University of New Mexico, is beginning to refine the history of the American horse. This work, which embeds cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research between western and traditional Indigenous science, was published recently in the journal Science.
        Posted: March 30, 2023

      • NSF grant allows international collaboration of scientists to create a predictive model for emerging pandemics
        New Mexico scientists lead effort on $1 million planning grant. A collaborative partnership of researchers at the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico State University, University of Kansas, Gorgas Memorial Institute in Panama, and the Center for Research on Health in Latin America in Quito, Ecuador, are developing a new model for predicting pandemics thanks to a $1 million planning grant from the National Science Foundation's Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention Phase I program. Currently in the planning phase, the goal of the Pathogen Informatics Center for Analysis, Networking, Translation Education, or PICANTE! is to move from a purely reactive approach to pandemics to an approach that is both predictive and proactive. Using tissues from the UNM Museum of Southwestern Biology's mammal collection and from other collaborating biorepositories, scientists in PICANTE will develop screening and genetic sequencing methods to isolate pathogens.
        Posted: February 13, 2023

      • Department of Anthropology highlights Black History Month
        The Department of Anthropology at The University of New Mexico is celebrating Black History Month in February with a website page full of resources that include the history of Black History Month, Black scholar biographies, the African-American community at UNM, events, videos, research, and more.
        Posted: February 01, 2023

      • UNM archaeologist Patricia Crown named 2022 AAAS Fellow
        The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced that Patricia Crown, the Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emerita at The University of New Mexico, has been elected as a 2022 AAAS Fellow. Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues.
        Posted: January 31, 2023