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  1. photo of Ali and Chris Romero

    Ali and Chris Romero Design Reopening Seal for New Mexico

    May 20, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Ali and Chris Romero, New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology alumni, designed a seal that will be used to help reopen businesses in New Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic. The siblings, who live in Las Vegas, New Mexico, submitted their idea for a seal to the…

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    Two Criminal Justice Alumnae Accepted to UNM Law School

    May 18, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Two New Mexico Highlands University criminal justice alumnae who studied together as undergraduates are both headed to law school at the University of New Mexico in August. Brittany Dutton-Leyda and Joanna Velasquez both graduated summa cum laude in 2019 from the Highlands Santa Fe Center with their bachelor’s…

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    Veena Parboteeah New Dean of School of Business, Media and Technology

    May 15, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Veena Parboteeah is the new dean of the School of Business, Media and Technology at New Mexico Highlands University after a national search. Parboteeah comes to Highlands July 1 from Eastern New Mexico University, where she has served as assistant dean of the College of Business since May…

  4. Geology Students Receive Scholarships

    May 13, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Geological Society awarded scholarships to four top geology students at New Mexico Highlands University. “I’m very proud of the geology students who received these monetary awards,” said Jennifer Lindline, geology professor and chair of the Natural Resources Management Department at Highlands. “It was a very…

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    Highlands Asks For Public Input on Strategic Objectives for Strategic Plan

    May 13, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is asking for the public’s input on proposed strategic objectives for its strategic plan update. The survey may be found online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PRGYDSZ “Please help us with our next university-wide strategic plan by completing our second survey on strategic objectives,” said Ian Williamson, associate…

  6. João Lages Pursues Postdoctoral Geology Studies on Active Volcanoes

    May 12, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – João Lages earned his master’s degree in geology from New Mexico Highlands University and is now pursuing postdoctoral studies in geology with a focus on monitoring the hazards of active volcanoes. Lages completed his Ph.D. in volcanology and geochemistry in the Department of Earth and Marine Sciences at…

  7. Carmen Lopez

    HU Recycling Center Open 7 to 11 a.m. Monday Through Friday

    May 8, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Recycling Center is open 7 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Highlands Recycling Center is at 9th and Raynolds adjacent to the Gallinas River Walk. It is west of the university’s John A. Wilson Complex and behind the tennis court parking lot….

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    HU Computer Science Grant to Help Navajo Nation With COVID-19 Data

    May 7, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will use the latest machine learning and artificial intelligence data analysis aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus on the Navajo Nation, thanks to a National Science Foundation grant. The NSF awarded Highlands a “rapid-response” $187,094 grant May 4. Highlands wrote the grant…

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    BFA Media Arts Student Projects Online

    May 5, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates will showcase their final projects online. With the COVID-19 pandemic preventing the customary spring BFA exhibits, media arts and technology will instead share the graduates’ exhibits via their personal websites so the public can still…

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    Jesús Rivas Publishes Book on Giant Anaconda Snakes

    May 5, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University biology professor Jesús Rivas’ book is the first to help nonscience readers explore the life of giant green anaconda snakes in the wild. In June 2020, Oxford University Press will publish Rivas’ book, Anaconda – The Secret Life of the World’s Largest Snake. His…

  11. Virtual Lecture Series Inspires Media Arts and Technology Students

    May 1, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Media arts and technology students at New Mexico Highlands University received inspiration from top media artists during the COVID-19 pandemic through a virtual lecture series. The students had the opportunity to learn from prominent design educators such as Ellen Lupton and Clio advertising award winning digital art director…

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    HU Receives NSF Grant Aimed at Retaining and Graduating STEM Students

    May 1, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Life sciences students at New Mexico Highlands University will receive new services early in their education, like culturally relevant teaching and more research opportunities, aimed at helping them persist and graduate thanks to a $1.8 million National Science Foundation grant. The five-year NSF grant begins August 2020…

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    Jenna Bustos Has Pick of Seven Chemistry Doctoral Programs

    April 29, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Jenna Bustos, a chemistry and biology senior at New Mexico Highlands University, has her pick of seven top doctoral chemistry programs across the country. In January, Bustos’ letters of acceptance started rolling in from Ph.D. programs at Purdue University, Penn State University, Ohio State University, Georgia Institute of…

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    Henrietta Romero New Registrar at Highlands

    April 27, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Henrietta Romero is the new registrar at New Mexico Highlands University, bringing more than 16 years of higher education work experience to her new position. Most recently, Romero was the registrar at Luna Community College from 2016 to 2020. Previously, she worked at Highlands University in a number of…

  15. Highlands Alumna’s Art Receives Acclaim in Publications

    April 24, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Artist Dawnique Savala, an alumna of New Mexico Highlands University, has received international recognition for her work. Savala, who suffers chronic pain due to several rare illnesses, has had her artwork featured in publications such as Pain-Free Living in January 2019 and Art Quench Magazine’s Best International Creatives…

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    Highlands Presents Facebook Live SPiVEY Music Concert April 30

    April 21, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University presents a Facebook Live concert of the electronic folk artist SPiVEY April 30 at 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The link for the concert is https://www.facebook.com/HighlandsUniversity/ Watch for the live feed for the concert that begins at 7 p.m. “We decided to have this…

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    Highlands Chemistry Students Make Hand Sanitizer for COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 20, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Students in the Chemistry Department at New Mexico Highlands University used an FDA-approved formula to produce hand sanitizer for the COVID-19 pandemic. The students’ first batch of hand sanitizer went to the Highlands University Police Department April 16 and then the local jail. “The San Miguel County Detention…

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    Mary Basler Sews Up a Storm Making Cloth Face Masks

    April 16, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Mary Basler of New Mexico Highlands University is sewing up a storm making cotton face masks for the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ll keep making the masks as long as they’re needed,” said Basler, who is the administrator for the Media Arts and Technology Department at Highlands. “I’m thankful for…

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    Navajo RN-BSN Student Works on Front Lines of COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 15, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Tanya Tohtsoni, a Navajo woman and RN-BSN student at New Mexico Highlands University, is on the front lines as a nurse serving the hard-hit Navajo Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tohtsoni also won a $1,000 Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarship in April 2020, the second year in a row…

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    Highlands Employee Uses 3-D Printer to Make Protective Face Masks 

    April 14, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Mariano Ulibarri of New Mexico Highlands University is producing reusable plastic protective face masks on a 3-D printer for the campus and broader community to use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ulibarri is making the masks at home on his kitchen counter using the 3-D printer he uses for…