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NMSU student group to host domestic violence conference

Date: 03/10/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Why do domestic abuse victims stay with their abusers? The answers are not easy to hear, but criminal justice students at New Mexico State University have put together a day-long conference to help the community better understand the issues. NMSU’s criminal justice honor society Alpha Phi Sigma members…
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American Southwest Children’s Theatre Company launches spring classes

Date: 03/05/2015 Writer: Larissa Lury, 575-646-5812, llury@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University creative dramatics associate professor Larissa Lury and her student teachers will lead first through third graders in weekly after-school drama classes at the American Southwest Children’s Theatre Company. Lury has taught drama in schools and theater programs throughout the country, including New York City,…
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NMSU women’s studies program changes name to gender and sexuality studies

Date: 02/28/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu In an effort to reflect national and international trends and the changes within the academic discipline, New Mexico State University’s women’s studies program, part of the department of interdisciplinary studies in the College of Arts and Sciences is now known as gender and sexuality studies. Manal Hamzeh, associate…
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NMSU’s “Global Connections” series explores French cuisine and culture

Date: 02/28/2017 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu While most people think of the the Eiffel tower and the Louvre when it comes to France, a New Mexico State University professor is bringing a taste of the French countryside and culture to Las Cruces in the next “Global Connections” talk. Glenn Fetzer and his students who…
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NMSU professor named director of telescope at Apache Point Observatory

Date: 02/24/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Nancy Chanover is the first New Mexico State University astronomy professor to be named director of the 3.5-meter telescope at the Apache Point Observatory. Nancy Chanover is the first New Mexico State University astronomy professor to be named director of the 3.5-meter telescope at the Apache Point Observatory….
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Beating the odds: NMSU’s geology researchers receive scarce NSF earth sciences funding

Date: 02/07/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu NMSU Department of Geological Sciences faculty members Nancy McMillan, center right, Jeff Amato, right, Emily Johnson, center left, and Frank Ramos are photographed at Gardiner Hall. They are working on research funded through three awards from the Earth Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation. Their topics include:…
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NMSU’s SkitoSnack project wins Gates Foundation grant

A New Mexico State University biology professor is among 52 researchers in 19 countries to receive a share of $5.2 million in Grand Challenges Exploration grants funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Immo Hansen, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected from among 1,800 applicants to receive $100,000…
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NMSU government professors host series to discuss challenges facing democracy

Date: 01/31/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s Department of Government is hosting a colloquium series titled “Democracy in Question?” to reflect on the local, national and global implications of recent major political events such as the Brexit vote and the 2016 U.S. elections that are impacting democracy. Neil Harvey, NMSU government…
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NMSU professor’s China school exchange in “Global Connections” lecture

Date: 01/26/2017 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu It’s a centuries-old game that originated in China but is played around the world. Last summer, a New Mexico State University sociology professor watched as the game known as “rock, paper, scissors” helped her 7-year-old son to navigate culture and language barriers when he visited a school in…
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NMSU Museum exhibit reveals Native American artists’ reflections in photography and video

Date: 01/25/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Ninety-five works by eight contemporary Native American photographers and filmmakers will be on display starting this week at the New Mexico State University Museum. Photographer Will Wilson is among the artists who will display their work at the New Mexico State University Museum as part of the exhibit…
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