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Monthly Archives: December, 2016

  1. Partnership With Diné College Expands Media Arts Opportunities for Navajo Students

    (Originally posted on December 14, 2015) Las Vegas, N.M – Navajo students at Diné College can earn media arts degrees from Highlands University thanks to a USDA grant to install state-of-the-art distance learning classrooms at the college. The $438,715 grant from the USDA’s Rural Development program is funding the educational initiative through its Distance Learning…

  2. Highlands Students to Create Manhattan Project Exhibits for New National Park

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University media arts students will create multimedia exhibits for the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park, with a focus on Los Alamos National Laboratory properties where scientists worked at the top-secret site atop remote Pajarito Plateau, New Mexico, to develop an atomic bomb during World War II. The Manhattan Project…

  3. Students in Media Arts Create Historical Chinese Immigrant Exhibit for Las Vegas Museum

    Las Vegas, N.M – The untold story of the Chinese immigrant experience in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in the 1880s comes to life in a multimedia museum exhibit Highlands University media arts students created. The exhibit, Phantoms of a Rail Town: The Chinese Immigrant Experience c. 1882, opened at the City of Las Vegas Museum…

  4. LANL and Highlands Partnership Aims to Increase Computer Science Grads

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A new partnership between Highlands University and Los Alamos National Laboratory aims to increase computer science graduates at the university that will fill professional positions at the laboratory. “Los Alamos National Laboratory will hire approximately 2,000 new employees by 2020, with a significant number in the computer science profession,” said Carole…

  5. Education Alumna Receives Milken Educator of the Year Award

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University education alumna received the New Mexico Milken Educator of the Year Award for her innovative teaching practices and excellence in the classroom. Second-grade teacher Melissa Kovac, who sometimes dresses up as a bumble bee to engage her students in the importance of working hard together, earned a $25,000…

  6. Students Showcase Media Arts Work at Winter Show December 7

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University media arts students will showcase their work at a winter show Dec. 7 with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. The show is the premiere exhibit in the Media Arts and Technology Department’s new state-of-art facility in the Trolley Building at 1183 San Francisco Ave. Tours will be given…

  7. Highlands School of Education Dean Awarded $2.9-Million Grant for STEM

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University students will have more support to complete bachelor’s degrees in science and technology disciplines and math education, thanks to a $2.9-million U.S. Department of Education grant. The five-year grant is designed to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students who enter the workforce in science, technology, engineering and…