• NMSU talk to highlight the difference between science and science fiction

    Science fiction movies and television shows are often criticized for their scientific inaccuracy and portrayal of scientists. Stephen Cass, a New York-based science and technology journalist who co-authored the book “Hollyweird Science,” says filmmakers are actually doing a better job of getting it right.

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  • Archaeologist to give talk at NMSU about Manhattan Project National Historical Park

    The Manhattan Project conjures the pictures of nuclear bombs, mushroom clouds and the end of World War II. Now it is the focus of one of the nation’s newest national parks.

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  • Cassie Marrs, NM State AAUW Board College Liaison, from Carlsbad will be sharing her career and AAUW experience with the girls

    The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. AAUW is a national and global community that empowers women to take charge of their lives. When: Saturday, November 5th - 11:00 a.m. Where: Conroy Honor's College Building 1st floor reception area

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  • NMSU’s ‘Global Connections’ event shares French history and architecture

    From the rocky coast of southern Normandy to Notre-Dame de Chartres, Associate Professor Roger Mellen tells stories of his excursion in his upcoming “Global Connections” talk presented by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Special issue of the newsletter dedicated to Williams Hall

    D.W. Williams Hall was built in 1938, originally as a gymnasium. It was converted to house the Department of Art in 1972, but does not have the adequate space for learning, teaching, or storage. For example, the building still has the ORIGINAL concrete bleachers built into the then-gymnasium. The building has only about half the usable square footage necessary to accommodate its current programs, limiting enrollment.

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  • The College of Arts and Sciences is kissing away cancer

    Can kisses help cure cancer? New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, the NMSU Health Center, and the Tough Enough To Wear Pink NMSU Committee is letting the campus community’s lips speak for them as part of the university’s ninth annual NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign.

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  • NMSU’s Susan DeMar receives Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award

    Susan DeMar, administrative assistant for New Mexico State University’s Geography Department in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been recognized with the 2016 Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award for her exemplary service to the university.

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    The first expert panel on the Science of the Presidential Debate between Trump and Clinton took place on Tuesday, September 27th. The four experts offered a unique scientific perspective, discussing psychological data based on facial gestures, tone and the communicated emotions of the candidates.

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  • NMSU assistant professor explores the history of hops and beer

    From the first beer brewers in Mesopotamia to the craft beer revolution, a New Mexico State University history professor’s new book pulls together the science and history of beer’s most celebrated ingredient – hops.

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  • NMSU Regents Professor awarded a new National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute multi-PI R01 grant

    Dr. Jeffrey Arterburn at New Mexico State University and Dr. Eric Prossnitz at the University of New Mexico were recently awarded a new National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute multi-PI R01 grant (1R01CA194496-01A1) titled: "Molecular Mechanisms and Applications of Novel ER/GPER-selective Ligands." This drug discovery project focuses on the design and development of new synthetic compounds that target estrogen-related physiology, and disease, particularly breast cancer.

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  • Artists and Arts Contributors Named for 2016 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

    Dr. Ramakrishna and Ammu Devasthali of Las Cruces, Major Contributors to the Arts: Dr. Rama and Ammu Devasthali are passionate supporters of the arts in southern New Mexico. “Their very generous donations of both time and money have helped create a level of community engagement in the arts that is unique,” said nominator Donna Tate of Las Cruces

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From Our Dean

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University. We are the largest college at the state's land grant university in the southern part of the Land of Enchantment. It is a privilege to share the successes of faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences! Click here for more information.

Enrico Pontelli
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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