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NMSU Hotline — February 2, 2018

New horticulturalist joins NMSU’s Bernalillo County office


Sara Moran-Duran understands the importance of teaching youth that they can grow fresh vegetables to eat. She knows that their enthusiasm will be shared with their parents, and the entire family will discover they can raise a garden in their backyard to supplement their diet.

Moran-Duran is New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences’ newest horticulturalist at the Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service office in Albuquerque.

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Campus Announcements

Chemical & Materials Engineering Graduate Seminar Series to be held today

The Chemical & Materials Engineering Graduate Seminar Series has invited Srinivasa Rao Singamaneni, assistant professor, Department of Physics, from the University of Texas, to give a talk about "Paramagnetic Defect Identification in Graphene-derived Semiconductors: Electron Spin Resonance Probing" The event will be held from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. today in Jett Hall, Room 259. Anyone interested in this subject is welcome to attend.

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar today

Eric Stoffregen, assistant professor in the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at Lewis-Clark State College, will present a talk titled “Y chromosome variation and male lethality in Drosophila embryos lacking Blm DNA helicase” at 3:30 p.m. today, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research and are open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://www.nminbre.org/.

Stoffregen will discuss how he is investigating the essential role that Blm DNA helicase plays during early Drosophila development and the impact that Y chromosome sequence variation has on Blm function during this developmental period. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://www.nminbre.org/files/Eric.Stoffregen.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Ryan Ashley at ryashley@nmsu.edu.

Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held today

Plant & Environmental Sciences speaker Sabine Green, floriculture program coordinator, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at NMSU, will present “Coaching Creatively: moving from concrete to abstract thinking in learning floral design.” The seminar will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the broadcast link for this seminar, contact Colby Brungard at cbrung@nmsu.edu.

Sustainability Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday

The next Sustainability Council meeting will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Milton Hall Room 85. joni is bringing coffee so bring your coffee cups. Sustainability Council meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Anyone may join the council at anytime; no previous knowledge or experience is necessary. This meeting will present David Shearer with a Bicycle Friendly University certificate.

The meeting will be available online at https://zoom.us/j/973677801 for those who cannot be there in person, but would like to participate.

If you would like to be added to the Sustainability Council email list, contact sumolina@nmsu.edu.

Energy efficiency workshop offered Wednesday

A free energy efficiency workshop and Farm Service Agency operating loan presentation will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Leyendecker Plant Sciences Research Center, 7200 Plant Sciences Circle, La Mesa, New Mexico. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Learn how to reduce energy use and save money on your farm and hear how FSA operating loans can serve you. Christopher Campbell and FSA staff will present. For more information visit http://case.nmsu.edu/case/pasodelnorteagriculturalworkshops/.

Cooperative Education positions open at Jacobs Technology

Jacobs Technology at the NASA White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces has two opportunities for full-time students (junior, senior, graduate student) regarding two paid, part-time, Cooperative Education positions. Please visit your NMSU AggieCAREER Manager account (careerservices.nmsu.edu) for the complete job descriptions, qualifications and application instructions:

JOB #55699. (https://www.myinterfase.com/nmsu/job_view.aspx?token=hA0kNwotZ7mN57rCO5ItYQ%3d%3d, Deadline: The position may be open until filled which may be prior to Feb. 9)

JOB #55803 (https://www.myinterfase.com/nmsu/job_view.aspx?token=V1iczroE74JNAjB%2f6QFevQ%3d%3d, Deadline: The position may be open until filled which may be prior to Feb. 10)

Please do not wait until the posting close dates to apply.

NMSU to host annual fruit growers workshop at Los Luceros Ranch March 1

ALCALDE – Trees in northern New Mexico orchards may be dormant during the winter months, but the fruit growers are looking ahead to next spring when the blooms will be forming on the plants.

Part of the preparation is learning tips for managing the trees, pollinators and pests, as well as what research New Mexico State University is conducting at the Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.

NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension Service is hosting the annual Fruit Growers Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the historic Los Luceros Ranch north of Alcalde on County Road 41.