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NMSU researcher one of five in nation to receive funding to study alfalfa weeds Grass weeds

New Mexico State University Extension Weed Specialist and Assistant Professor Leslie Beck has received funding for the second year in a row through the U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research Initiative. Beck was one of five researchers chosen by the National Alfalfa & Forge Alliance to receive funding.

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NMSU researchers strive to create transportation fuels from algae Woman stands in front of equipment.

Three years ago Catherine Brewer was asked to join a university collaboration on bioalgal energy. The assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at New Mexico State University, who specializes in biomass processing, accepted the new challenge.

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NMSU to host field day at Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde Aug. 10 People standing in an orchard

ALCALDE – Researchers at New Mexico State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde continue to investigate the viability of alternative crops for northern New Mexico producers.

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NMSU, WSARE to host farm walk at Tesuque Pueblo farm on Aug. 15 People standing in a field.

TESUQUE – Making the most of available water is key to the survival of farms during an extended drought. Through the centuries indigenous people of the Southwest have developed methods to raise their crops with a limited source of water.

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NMSU Board of Regents to meet July 31 in closed session

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a closed executive session meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, by telephone.

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NMSU Board of Regents to meet July 31 in special session

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a special session meeting at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, in the Regents Room of the Educational Services Building, Las Cruces Campus, 1780 East University Avenue, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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$1.46 million grant to help NMSU professor study mosquito reproduction Man looking at a netted box.

A professor in New Mexico State University’s Department of Biology received a $1.46 million grant to study amino acid transport in mosquitoes in the hopes of finding new ways for controlling their population.

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4-H Fun Camp in Otero County focuses on how food goes from farm to plate A pistachio tree

ALAMOGORDO – Children in Otero County will learn about food and kitchen safety, meal planning, gardening, nutrition, branding, beef cuts and bi-products and more during the Farm, Food & 4-H Fun Camp July 30-Aug. 3.

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NMSU Foundation reports second record-breaking year in fundraising

For the second year in a row, the New Mexico State University Foundation set a new fundraising record in university history, benefitting students, outreach and life-changing research across the NMSU system.

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New materials at NMSU’s University Library detail local history, Armijo family Old black and white photo of a two-story house

Before New Mexico became the 47th state in 1912, many families in the Las Cruces area seized new opportunities in the region. History from the time and region recorded by the Armijo family is available to the public in the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Department. Descendants of the Armijo family donated materials in December 2017.

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NMSU physicist among researchers that may have evidence of the elusive sterile neutrino Circles of round brown cylinders

A New Mexico State University professor is part of an international research team that recently released the results of an experiment that may support a theory for a fourth fundamental particle – the mysterious sterile neutrino that passes through matter without interacting with it.

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NMSU Chancellor issues challenge for universities to find investments for K-16 ecosystem Photo of NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu

New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu issued a challenge to the nation’s universities during the Great Minds in STEM summit in California earlier this month. That challenge: to find outside investment, including partnerships with corporations, philanthropy and government agencies, to improve education funding and methodology from kindergarten through college with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math.

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Arrowhead Center’s Camp Innoventure expands to more schools in NM, El Paso Students working on products

More students around New Mexico and the region got a taste of what it’s like to create their own business this summer as Camp Innoventure expanded its reach, introducing entrepreneurial thinking and business concepts to middle school students from 19 regional communities.

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NMSU College of ACES names new Extension Family Life and Child Development specialist Head and shoulders of a woman

Karim Martinez, formerly the county program director and Family and Consumer Sciences agent for the Doña Ana County Cooperative Extension Service, has assumed a new role at New Mexico State University, but she is certainly no stranger to the university.

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NMSU’s extended lavender study produces varieties resistant to root diseases Two men looking at a plant

ALCALDE – Lavender is a promising high-value alternative crop for small-scale growers in the arid West and Southwest, especially if agricultural researchers can find a way to lessen the number one problem for the growers – root disease.

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NMSU’s Ride for the 4-H Clover motorcycle tour returns for sixth year People on motorcycles ride across New Mexico in 2017.

Ride for the 4-H Clover, an annual, weekend motorcycle excursion hosted by New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences’ Cooperative Extension Service to benefit 4-H youth programs, will return Aug. 24-26 for the sixth year.

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NMSU’s School of Nursing presents heat map at mapping conference Six women standing together in front of a wall.

A year after five nursing students in the College of Health and Social Services at New Mexico State University developed an online story map examining the impacts of extreme heat in Las Cruces, the project was presented this month at a mapping software conference in San Diego, California.

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NMSU undergrads get firsthand experience researching immigration issues making headlines group of people standing

Using field notebooks and their eyes and ears, undergraduate students from New Mexico State University have partnered with the University of Texas at El Paso and five other universities under a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. The project, which began in May, allows students to get firsthand experience in qualitative research.

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Late NASA Voyager imaging guru was NMSU’s first astronomy Ph.D. Group of people standing

Bradford Smith led the imaging team for NASA’s Voyager missions and stoked the imaginations of people worldwide with pictures of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. He was also the first student to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University in 1973.

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NMSU agricultural specialist to present at annual Acoma Resource Day Aug. 2 Man in black hat holding black calf

ACOMA – Quality beef production will be the focus of the ninth-annual Acoma Resource Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.

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