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NMSU early childhood research institute welcomes new director Head and shoulders of a woman

Angela Owens has been named director of New Mexico State University’s Glass Family Research Institute for Early Childhood Studies, an innovative institute that seeks to influence policy and practices related to New Mexico’s young children, families and early childhood educators.

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NMSU to host virtual New Mexico Chile Conference Feb. 2

The world’s largest conference dedicated to chile peppers will take place in an all-virtual format this year. New Mexico State University, the Chile Pepper Institute and Extension Plant Sciences will host the 2021 New Mexico Chile Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2 on Zoom.

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Brown leaves strong legacy in education at NMSU, statewide

A woman who has had one of the strongest impacts on STEM education in New Mexico has retired from New Mexico State University, but shows no signs of slowing down her efforts to create better educational opportunities for New Mexico’s children.

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NMSU hosts virtual Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series Image of drawing

The New Mexico State University Department of Art will host a variety of artists from across the country as part of the virtual Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series. The series will kick off with an online presentation by renowned New York based artist Michael Waugh at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 via Zoom.

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NMSU’s Office of Experiential Learning to host virtual Career Connections Fair

New Mexico State University’s Office of Experiential Learning invites NMSU students and alumni along with community members to attend the 16th annual Career Connections Fair Feb. 2-3. The two-day event will be held virtually, via Handshake, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering.

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NMSU engineering student research presentations win top awards Four photos of men and women

Students from the Department of Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University received numerous awards at NMSU’s recent virtual Research and Creativity Week event. Eight civil engineering students presented their projects with four placing in the top 10 of all presentations.

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NMSU-based NM FAST program recognized with 2020 Tibbetts Award Two women and a man standing next to a display board

The U.S. Small Business Administration has recognized the New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, housed at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, with the 2020 Tibbetts Award in recognition of the program’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) achievements.

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NMSU to host 2021 Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 11 Headshot of a man.

National and state economists will present their economic forecasts for 2021 during New Mexico State University’s 10th annual Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 11.

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Orzoff to lead NMSU Office of National Scholarship and International Education Woman seated at a desk

Andrea Orzoff, an associate professor of history at New Mexico State University, has been appointed to lead the university’s Office of National Scholarship and International Education.

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NMSU researchers find masks, distance important collaborative tools for COVID-19 protection Pistol Pete statue with a mask on his face effectiveness of face masks.

A team of researchers from the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University have published a study that tests the effectiveness of face masks in close human interactions.

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Patent and Trademark Resource Center at NMSU helps inventors with patent process Two men working at a computer

In October 2017, the Patent and Trademark Resource Center at New Mexico State University’s Zuhl Library hosted a United States Patent and Trademark Office training event. Members of the campus and community attended to learn more about the patent process.

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NMSU kicks off spring 2021 semester with virtual convocation Composite of eight headshots

For the first time in its 132-year history, New Mexico State University hosted an all-virtual convocation to kick off the start of a new semester.

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NMSU Honors College names Hubbell associate dean Head and shoulders of a woman

Anne Hubbell, professor of communication studies at New Mexico State University, has been named associate dean of NMSU’s William Conroy Honors College.

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New Mexico 4-H members participate in problem-solving hackathon Two boys working on computer

Call it brainstorming. Call it problem solving. Today’s IT professionals call it hackathon.

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NMSU to co-host acequia research workshop Thursday Water flowing through a ditch

New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Acequia Association will host a workshop, “Acequias and Science: A Community Conversation,” on Zoom from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. The event is intended to help mayordomos, commissioners and parciantes understand scientific results and real-world implications.

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NMSU alum with long family history in NM promoted to Brigadier General Man in uniform

Phillip N. Frietze grew up in Mesilla, the son of a U.S. Marine with roots in southern New Mexico that date back to the 1840s. At an early age, Frietze told his father Neri he wanted to join the Corps.

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NMSU hosts COVID-19 vaccine distribution events on campus

New Mexico State University hosted its first full-scale New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 vaccination event on Jan. 8, providing space, volunteer personnel and logistical support for the distribution of more than 600 doses of the vaccine to eligible members of the community. Two additional events are scheduled for later this month.

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NMSU researcher examines COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Man sitting on bench.

As the United States rolls out an ambitious campaign to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, a new study co-authored by a New Mexico State University researcher examines American attitudes toward COVID-19 immunization.

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NMSU Carlsbad, southeastern New Mexico STEM programs to benefit from Chevron support Man standing in a classroom.

New Mexico State University academic programs, scholarships and STEM programs in southeastern New Mexico have received support from a generous donation from Chevron’s Mid Continent Business Unit.

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Arrowhead Center at NMSU extends its binational entrepreneurial reach into Sonora, Mexico Photos of people participating in a virtual meeting on a computer screen.

New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Sonora, Mexico, to share resources and collaborate on binational entrepreneurial initiatives.

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NMSU Extension director named to National 4-H Council board of trustees Head shot of man in brown suit

The National 4-H Council has announced the election of an New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences associate dean to its board of trustees. Jon Boren, director of the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, is among two new members to the board.

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NMSU collaborates with Israeli companies to study water-saving technology A research field

New Mexico State University is positioning itself as a leader in agricultural sustainability as a team of researchers embark on new projects to study groundbreaking water-saving technology.

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NMSU student research outlines problems in private immigration detention facilities Head and shoulders of man on left; head and shoulders of woman on right

Students involved in New Mexico State University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program in 2020 were unable to do the kind of face-to-face research possible in previous years.

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NMSU’s 2020 professional development cohorts continue in virtual setting Two computer monitors

When course instruction at New Mexico State University transitioned to an online format in March, the NMSU Center for Learning & Professional Development’s annual programming had to shift to a virtual environment as well. Two of the leadership programs, the Aggie Leadership Training Academy and Manager Certification Program, celebrated the graduation of their 2020 cohorts in early December.

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Mentors at NMSU sparked one man’s successful career, now he gives back group of people at lake

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Gary Seipel joined the U.S. Air Force shortly after high school. His parents could not afford to send him to college. While stationed for three years in Ohio, Seipel took night classes at Wittenberg University, but it wasn’t till he joined students at New Mexico State University’s Alamogordo campus, that his future began to take shape.

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Arrowhead Center at NMSU’s first El Paso AgSprint, BizSprint capture success for participants People participating in a Zoom meeting

New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center partnered with the El Paso County Economic Development Department to offer two free six-week business accelerators in October and November. Participants were guided through the program to grow and refine their business strategies, and reported back on the boost the sprints gave to their companies.

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NMSU to serve as COVID-19 vaccine distribution site Medical carts

The New Mexico State University system will play a key role in helping the New Mexico Department of Health distribute doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to the general public at its campuses throughout the state. The collaboration will leverage NMSU locations, resources and expertise to help aid in vaccine distribution.

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NMSU Arrowhead Center goes virtual for fourth SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit Screen image of online meeting

Small businesses from across the globe met virtually to learn about federal funding opportunities for their innovative ideas during the fourth annual New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit Dec. 9.

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NMSU regents to hold special meeting Jan. 6

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Due to the public health emergency order issued by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the meeting will take place online via Zoom at https://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor. In compliance with the Open Meetings Act, copies of the agenda will be made available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and accessible on the public university website at https://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda.

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NMSU researcher collaborates on phase two of massive bird genome study Man holding a bird

New Mexico State University biology Professor Peter Houde is among more than 200 researchers involved in phase two of a massive effort at mapping the genomes of each of the world’s 10,500 bird species. In the project known as B10K, researchers from University of Copenhagen and partner institutions have sequenced 363 genomes from 92.4 percent of all bird families on Earth.

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