• 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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  • ‘NMSU Celebrates the National Parks’ series begins Sept. 1

    New Mexico State University is celebrating the National Park Service centennial with a speaker series called “NMSU Celebrates the National Parks.” NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting classes, public lectures and a blog series to bring the beauty and wonder of America’s national parks to the NMSU campus and Las Cruces community.

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  • Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

    Congratulations to Elizabeth Horodowich from Department of History who was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Fellowship in July 2016. The Award is for $300,000, has a national acceptance rate of under 10%, and is shared equally between her and her collaborator Alexander Nagel at New York University. The award will be used towards research and writing for a book on European perceptions of the "New World" as Asian during the 16th and 17th centuries. The project title is: Amerasia: A Renaissance Discovery.

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    Congratulations to Susan DeMar, NMSU liaison for our branch, who has announced that a longtime branch goal of starting a student affiliate organization at New Mexico State University has been achieved. The first important activity for the new affiliate organization is the AAUW Start Smart Program, which provides essential financial planning skills for college graduates prior to beginning their working careers.

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  • Distinguished Alumni Dr. Stephen Hanzely

    This is the year of recognition for Dr. Stephen Hanzély. In April 2016, just months before being selected as an NMSU Distinguished Alumni, he was selected to receive the Youngstown State University (YSU) Heritage Award, the most prestigious honor YSU bestows on its former faculty and staff. Stephen’s dedication to his alma mater and his students is apparent in everything he does

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  • NMSU students excavate ancient New Mexico pueblo

    While most college students start their summer trying to catch up on lost sleep from the tiring semester, one group of New Mexico State University students set their alarms even earlier than normal.

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  • Diversity Benefits Scientific Progress and Society, AAAS CEO Says

    Paola E. Mera spoke no English, at 14, when her family relocated from Ecuador to the United States. She worked hard in school, reached out to mentors, and received her Ph.D. degree in microbiology in 2009. Only 6.8% of all U.S. science and engineering doctorates were awarded to underrepresented minorities that year, according to the National Science Foundation.

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  • NMSU student advertising club wins district competition

    A team of journalism and mass communications students at New Mexico State University under the American Advertising Federation brought home a first place win in the organization’s district competition this spring in Salt Lake City -- a first for the team and for the university.

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  • Unmediated Inquiry: Animated Short “The Four Hijabs” Offers Insightful Perspectives

    We live in a world where we are constantly being told what to think. In an age of readily accessible information, passive consumption of media-perpetuated stereotypes trump active quests for knowledge. For instance, the hijab, commonly associated with the headscarf worn by Muslim women, has become a source of irrational fear for many.

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  • Borderlands Writing Project- Summer Camps Provide Fun Learning Opportunities

    In a computer classroom in Milton Hall on the campus of New Mexico State University, Jen England is teaching young girls that there’s a place for them in the world of technology.

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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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