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NMSU Hotline — February 23, 2018

NMSU chemical, materials engineering professor receives Fulbright Faculty award

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Jessica Houston, a New Mexico State University Chemical and Materials Engineering associate professor, has received a 2018-2019 Fulbright Faculty Fellowship award. The U.S. Department of State-sponsored award will fund a trip to Japan. The award is for about $43,000.

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Campus Announcements

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar set for today

Plant and Environmental Sciences speaker Randall Montgomery, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, will present a Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, “Evaluating Southwestern Maize Across Multiple Environments to Identify Stress Tolerant Candidates for Use as a Forage and Future Development,” at 3:30 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.

The Big Read Kickoff is Saturday

Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Las Cruces, the Associated Students of New Mexico State University and the NMSU Office of the Provost, The Big Read Project seeks to promote community-wide activities surrounding the chosen book.

The Big Read kicks off at the Las Cruces Plaza Saturday, Feb. 23. Academia Dolores Huerta Charter School and Centennial High School ballet folklorico and mariachi bands hit the stage at 11 a.m. Copies of Luis Alberto Urrea’s “Into the Beautiful North” will be distributed at this kickoff event. Later that day there will be a 7 p.m. screening of the American western classic “Magnificent Seven” at the Rio Grande Theatre in downtown Las Cruces.

All events are free to the public. For more information on any of the events contact Miriam Chaiken at 575-646-2005 or visit
https://honors.nmsu.edu/the-big-read-comes-to-las-cruces/. Follow The Big Read events at the Honor’s College Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/2024487717821767/.

'The Odyssey' runs through Sunday

ASTC/NMSU Theatre Arts presents "THE ODYSSEY" adapted from the poem by Homer and the translation of "THE ODYSSEY" by Robert Fitzgerald, adapted and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman, and directed at NMSU by Larissa Lury. The timeless adventure story with cyclopses, sea-monsters, shipwrecks, gods and goddesses makes one of the most memorable epics of all time thrilling, playful and new. Journey through foreign lands with characters constantly relying on the kindness of strangers, as they search for a way home. The show runs through Sunday, Feb. 25, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. For tickets call 575-646-1420.

Computer Science Colloquium to be held Monday

Khalad Hasan, a Computer Science faculty candidate, will talk about overcoming the limitations on the information interaction of mobile devices imposed by their small screens and limited operations. The colloquium will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in Science Hall, Room 107.

Call for abstracts for SWIHDR 2018 Student Forum

“Innovative Ideas to Address Border Health Disparities in Changing Times” is open to all disciplines. Seeking innovative student abstracts. Explore the role of your discipline in achieving health equity in the border region. This is an opportunity for students to open avenues for collaboration, mentorship and employment by networking and sharing ideas with faculty, students and community members in the field.

For more information, please contact swihdr@nmsu.edu or visit https://swihdr.nmsu.edu/2017-2018-EVENTS/STUDENT-FORUM-2018/. Deadline for submission is March 16.

New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute launches new website

New Mexico State University’s Water Resources Research Institute launched a new website, Center for the Development and Use of Alternative Water Supplies, in January 2018. It includes information about the collaborative partnership between NMSU and the Bureau of Reclamation that is administered by NM WRRI.