UNM anthropologist Dr. Melissa Emery Thompson is leading a project funded by the National Institute on Aging examining the human aging process by studying one of our closest relatives — chimpanzees. The project focuses on how chimpanzees age and what sort of factors affect their health as they get older. Ultimately, the goal is […] Read More
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UNM professor awarded NSF funding to study human lung response to COVID-19 Dr. Melanie Moses, a professor of computer science and biology, has been awarded National Science Foundation funding to understand how human lungs respond to viral pathogens like COVID-19. With the help of Research Assistant Vanessa Surjadidjaja, Moses hopes to answer how […] Read More
Maxwell Museum curator creates virtual COVID-19 exhibit In response to the global pandemic, UNM’s Maxwell Museum curator Dr. Devorah Romanek has created Covid 19: Concepts of Sickness and Wellness, a virtual exhibition dedicated to expanding visitor’s perspectives on the virus through a historical context. The exhibit, which can be found here, has had 2,000 […] Read More
UNM professor spearheads COVID-19 relief and education efforts for community Dr. Heather Canavan, a professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is addressing the concerning trend of people attempting to make hand sanitizer out of denatured alcohol, which is a highly toxic substance. Canavan was first made aware of this issue through a colleague who […] Read More
UNM women in STEM across campus are taking action against the current COVID-19 pandemic and asking how they can best serve their community in the fight against this virus. From the creation of virtual exhibitions to 3D printing face masks for health care workers, they are on a mission to keep New Mexicans not […] Read More
As part of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a shortage of many items including hand sanitizer. Because of this, some are attempting to make their own hand sanitizer out of denatured alcohol. Learn from UNM Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Heather Canavan why you should never do this in any circumstance.
Explore with Dr. Laura Crossey and her team of students the stunning filed area of the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico. Follow along as they collect water quality data from streams and examine the long term sustainability of New Mexico’s water supply.
The University of New Mexico has welcomed approximately 60 new faculty for the 2019 school year, including 32 hires in the College of Arts and Sciences, which boasts its most diverse group of new faculty hires in the last five years. The new hires include Dr. Carlos Nye of the Department of Speech and […] Read More
UNM historical geographer set to publish book on water management Associate professor and chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies Dr. Maria Lane is set to publish a new book on New Mexico water management. “I’m interested in how people, communities, governments have produced environmental knowledge and made decisions about environmental management […] Read More
UNM linguists collaborate on project to evaluate multilingual/multicultural children’s performance on standardized tests Two linguists at UNM have recently won a McCune Award for their collaborative project to promote multilingual/multicultural competencies in children being raised by families in New Mexico. Dr. Naomi Shin is an associate professor of linguistics and Spanish and Portuguese and Dr. […] Read More