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  • NMSU students get first-hand experience at archaeological dig Date: 07/21/2017 Writer: Billy Huntsman, 575-646-7953, wthv8420@nmsu.edu An associate professor of anthropology and University Museum director at New Mexico State University recently led a six-week field school for anthropology students and enthusiasts in the Gila National Forest. The 2017 NMSU Archaeological Field School saw 15 NMSU undergraduates

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  • NMSU physics professor receives prestigious fellowship Date: 07/20/2017 Writer: Billy Huntsman, 575-646-7953, wthv8420@nmsu.edu The head of New Mexico State University’s physics department was recently named a fellow of a prestigious interdisciplinary applied science society. NMSU physics professor Stefan Zollner speaks at a research rally event on campus. Zollner was recently named a fellow of a

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  • NMSU Dean receives outstanding alumnus award from alma mater Date: 07/20/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Enrico Pontelli, dean of New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, recently traveled to Italy in early July to receive an award for outstanding achievement from the University of Udine, the dean’s alma mater. Enrico Pontelli, dean

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  • NMSU experts dig up Las Cruces boy’s million-year-old fossil find Date: 07/18/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu A 10-year boy’s accidental discovery in the Las Cruces desert led a New Mexico State University professor to a rare, mostly intact 1.2 million year-old stegomastodon skull. New Mexico State University biology professor Peter Houde poses for a

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  • NMSU professor’s book on criminal gangs sparks new study in borderland Date: 07/14/2017 Writer: Billy Huntsman, 575-646-7953, wthv8420@nmsu.edu A New Mexico State University criminal justice professor recently published a book detailing criminal gang activities in San Antonio, Texas, for the past 100 years. Mike Tapia, NMSU assistant professor of criminal justice, recently published a book

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  • NMSU professor promotes preserving moon-landing sites Date: 07/11/2017 Writer: Billy Huntsman, 575-646-7953, wthv8420@nmsu.edu Beth O’Leary, professor emerita in New Mexico State University’s Department of Anthropology, will travel to Washington, D.C., to give a presentation on space archaeology and heritage preservation. NMSU anthropology professor Beth O'Leary (photo by Darren Phillips) O’Leary will give the presentation to

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  • NMSU astronomy professor studies unusual galaxy in distant universe Date: 07/10/2017 Writer: Billy Huntsman, 575-646-7953, wthv8420@nmsu.edu An assistant professor in New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Astronomy Department recently coauthored a paper detailing the shape and motions of stars within a distant galaxy. Moire Prescott is an assistant professor of astronomy at

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  • NMSU professors expand project to map Zika mosquitoes across southern New Mexico Date: 07/07/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Researchers at New Mexico State University have received a second contract from the New Mexico Department of Health to expand last summer’s project to map the geographic distribution of mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus

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  • NMSU students use social media to stir immigration discussion Date: 06/27/2017 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu We’ve all seen those Facebook posts from a friend or family member that make you feel uncomfortable because they seem so extreme. What do you do? Post an angry reply? Block their posts? Department head of communications studies Kenneth

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  • NMSU researchers survey homemade mosquito repellents, look for participants Date: 06/12/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu If you have a recipe for homemade mosquito repellent, two New Mexico State University professors want to hear about it. NMSU biology professor Immo Hansen, left, and lab manager Stacy Rodriguez, right, display Victoria's Secret Bombshell perfume, which research

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