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Yearly Archives: 2013

  1. Students Win Top Awards for Robotic Research

    Miguel Maestas  Las Vegas, NM — Two New Mexico Highlands University computer science students received top awards from the Santa Fe Institute for their cutting-edge three-dimensional robotic vision system research. Graduate student Miguel Maestas won first place for graduate research and senior Jared Leyba won first place for undergraduate research at the Santa Fe Institute’s…

  2. Prof Speaks About Benefits of Women’s Friendships

    Ruthy Watson  Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands health education professor Ruthy Watson spoke at the TEDxABQ Women 2013 event Dec. 5 about the important wellness benefits of women’s friendships. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is a nonprofit that formed in 1984 as a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s…

  3. Anthropology Prof Publishes Groundbreaking Research

    Warren Lail Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University anthropology professor Warren Lail published groundbreaking research that is the first to find evidence of human occupation of the Cimarron Archaeological District of northeastern New Mexico between A.D. 1415 and 1495. Lail used cutting-edge luminescent dating technology to analyze soil compacted in an ancient human…

  4. Students Receive Bloomberg Businessweek Scholarships

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands UniversityBusiness students Sam Roybal, left, and Gregory Siqueiros and Joseph Mascarena were awardedBloomberg Businessweek Scholarships Dec. 5 for writing outstanding business case studies. Roybal was tapped for the first-place gold scholarship.   Las Vegas, N.M. — Three New Mexico Highlands University business students received scholarships from Bloomberg Businessweek for writing outstanding business case…

  5. Alumni Association Scholarship Fundraiser Dec.12

  6. World War II Navajo Code Talker to Present Dec. 7

  7. Deadline Dec. 15 for Literary Magazine Submissions

    Daniel Martí­nez  Las Vegas, NM — The deadline for submitting entries for the New Mexico Highlands University Picayune Literary Magazine is Dec. 15. Each spring, graduate students in the Department of English graduate produce Picayune, which features national and international submissions of short fiction, poetry, flash fiction of no more than 250 words, and black-line…

  8. HU Singers Present ‘And All That Jazz’ Dec. 6, 7

  9. Students Prepare Thanksgiving Baskets for Families

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands Social work students from left, Dora Molina, Iris Mancera, and Alejandra Roja, prepare turkey dinner baskets Nov. 22 for the first annual Cezar Libiran Thanksgiving Food Drive, named in memory of a social work student who died earlier this semester. The Highlands University Undergraduate Social Work Association organized the food drive, which will…

  10. Highlands Celebrates Native American Week

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands UniversityZalin Kiro, left, and Reyes Crespin of the Laguna Corn Dancers perform the traditional buffalo dance Nov. 22 in the Student Union Building during Native American Week at Highlands. Phillip Marmolejo leads the Laguna Corn Dancers of the Laguna Pueblo. Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University celebrated Native American Week Nov….

  11. HU Students Have Strong Showing at Science Symposium

    Nearly 30 Highlands science faculty and students participated in the NMAS and New Mexico EPSCoR annual symposium, including front row from left, natural resource management graduate students Sebastian Medina and Robert Ortega (with daughter Robyn), and biology graduate student Molly Wright, natural resource management professor Edward Martinez, and biology professors Mary Shaw and Sarah Corey-Rivas….

  12. Department of Music Original Music Concert Nov. 22

  13. BFA Student Dawnique Savala Exhibit in Burris Hall

    Dawnique Savala Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University BFA student Dawnique Savala’s exhibit in the university’s Burris Hall Gallery features acrylic paintings of shoes and hand painted shoes that symbolize Different Walks of Life. The exhibit continues through Dec. 6 and fills the front of the gallery at 903 National Ave. A concurrent…

  14. Professor Publishes New Research on Forgiveness

    Ian Williamson  Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University psychology professor Ian Williamson published a study that sheds new light on barriers to forgiveness. Williamson was the lead author of the scholarly article, “Forgiveness Aversion: Developing a Motivational State Measure of Perceived Forgiveness Risks,” published in the journal Motivation and Emotion. “Forgiveness is a…

  15. Students Present at International Geology Meeting

    Las Vegas, N.M. — Six Highlands University geology students presented original research at the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting in Denver Oct. 27 — 30. The six students represented the largest group in Highlands’ history who have presented at the meeting. They joined more than 6,000 scientists from around the globe that attended GSA’s…

  16. Music Department Concerts November 15 and 17

    Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University Jazz Ensemble presents a concert Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and the Madrigal Choir presents a concert Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. Both Department of Music concerts will be in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. The Jazz Ensemble will perform pieces like…

  17. Book Chronicles Art Renaissance at Highlands in 1960s

    Las Vegas, N.M. — Elizabeth Orem’s book, A Fine Frenzy — New Mexico Highlands University Artists and Teachers in the 1960s, chronicles the visual arts renaissance in this era and is available through the university’s Foundation. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be used for scholarships for Highlands art students awarded through…

  18. Record Number of Students Participate in Career Fair

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands University social work student and Mora, N.M. native Angelica Arellano, right, talks with FBI trainer Leonard Casaus about victim therapist positions at the fall Career and Internship Fair Nov. 7 at the Student Union Building ballroom. Casaus is a Highlands University alumnus who has served 26 years with the federal government,…

  19. Donnelly Library Screens Documentary ‘Koran by Heart’

  20. Professor Mary Shaw Named Biology Scholar

    Mary Shaw Las Vegas, N.M. –The American Society for Microbiology selected New Mexico Highlands biology professor Mary Shaw to participate in the Biology Scholars Program Assessment Residency. The National Science Foundation helps fund the Biology Scholars Program, a national leadership initiative to improve undergraduate biology education based on evidence of student learning. Shaw, one of…