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Monthly Archives: May, 2014

  1. Martí­nez Tapped for USDA Fellowship and NSF Program

    Edward Martí­nez Las Vegas, NM –Highlands University professor Edward Martí­nez was tapped for a summer fellowship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture aimed at advancing excellence at Hispanic serving institutions and developing a well-prepared Hispanic workforce. Martí­nez was also selected to participate in the new Undergraduate Visualization and Modeling Network (UVMN) program funded by the…

  2. Blythe Publishes Book on Victorian-Era British Lit

    Helen Blythe Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University English professor Helen Blythe published a book that explores Victorian-era British writers’ work inspired by their adventures in colonial New Zealand. Palgrave Macmillan published Blythe’s 256-page book The Victorian Colonial Romance with the Antipodes, which was released May 21. “I write about Victorian era emigration…

  3. HU Signs Degree Agreement with Russian University

    Tatiana Timofeeva Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University signed an agreement with a Russian university for a dual master’s degree in the rapidly growing chemistry field of photonics. The memorandum of agreement is with the National Research University of Information Technologies,  Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is aimed at…

  4. Professor Emerita Loretta Salazar Wins Bilingual Award

  5. Education Grad Paul Howard Receives Tech Champ Award

  6. Professor’s Book Examines Shakespeare in Cuba

    Las Vegas, N.M. — Highlands University English professor Donna Woodford-Gormley was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend to complete her book that explores Cuban cultural adaptations of Shakespeare. Woodford-Gormley is the only Shakespeare scholar conducting research in Cuba. The National Endowment for the Humanities award will allow Woodford-Gormley to complete her book…

  7. Students, Faculty Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands UniversityStacie Waters, left, and Barbara Salazar hug after being inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society May 9. Waters and Salazar both earned their master’s of social work at the Highlands main campus, graduating May 10. Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University chapter of the Phi Kappa…

  8. Geology Student Conducts Fieldwork in Scotland

    Sarah Trevino Las Vegas, NM — Highlands University geology senior Sarah Trevino participated in a two-week fieldwork experience in the Isle of Mull, Scotland, to study and map where tectonic plates collided on the island. The Isle of Mull is in the Inner Hebrides archipelago — a 45-minute ferry ride from the western coast of…

  9. Media Arts Students Showcase Seabury Fellowship Work

    Media Arts Students Analicia Casaus, left, Craig Cassidy and Gabriela Herní¡ndez received $2,500 fellowships from the Seabury Foundation. Las Vegas, N.M. — Three New Mexico Highlands University media arts students received $2,500 fellowships this academic year thanks to the Seabury Foundation and a full match from the university’s foundation. Gabriela Herní¡ndez, Craig Cassidy, and Analicia…

  10. Students Earn Bloomberg Businessweek Scholarships

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands UniversityBusiness junior Denise Lujan, center, was awarded the top Bloomberg Business week scholarship May 1. At left is business professor Melanie Zollner, with Margaret Young, dean of the School of Business, Media, and Technology, at right.   Las Vegas, N.M. — Three New Mexico Highlands University business students earned scholarships from Bloomberg Businessweek…

  11. Students Present at International Archaeology Conference

    Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University anthropology graduate students Will Marquardt and T’Shawna Span presented their novel bioarchaeology studies at the international conference for the Society of American Archeology in Austin, Texas April 22 — 25. The annual conference is the largest, most prestigious gathering of archaeologists in the world, with more than…