• 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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  • Global Connections talk takes us to Thailand

    Son Tran, a professor of computer science at New Mexico State University will discuss his time spent in Thailand this summer during the first talk of the College of Arts and Sciences’ “Global Connections” series at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14th at the College of Health and Social Services annex building.

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  • Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi: CrossPass, Art Exhibition

    CrossPass is a project featuring collaborative and solo works by artists Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi that examines place through expanded media and the intimate lens of jewelry and small objects. San Francisco’s Velvet da Vinci is proud to present CrossPass. The show will run from September 8 through October 9, 2016. An opening reception with the artist will take place on Friday, September 9 from 6-8pm.

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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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  • ‘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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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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