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NMSU professors join global network researching emerging infectious diseases Head and shoulders of a woman

Last week the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced that it has awarded 11 five-year grants valued at approximately $82 million to establish the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID).

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NMSU to award posthumous degree to beloved Las Cruces educator

Jed Hendee was close to completing his dissertation on his path to earning his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration from New Mexico State University’s College of Education when he passed away in May, following a six-year battle with brain cancer. On Friday, NMSU will honor his lifelong commitment to education and the impact he had on students throughout New Mexico by approving conferral of a posthumous doctoral degree on Hendee during a meeting of the Board of Regents.

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New state 4-H leadership team planning virtual workshops for club members Green poster with 10 photos

A team of 10 new officers and ambassadors are entering their term as New Mexico’s 4-H state leadership and feeling enthusiastic about serving the organization and their fellow members.

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Startup launches child safety app with mentorship from NMSU Arrowhead Center Photo of child looking at a handheld device

Securing the best interests of your children is much harder when their interests take them online. For parents who want to keep an eye on their child, it may be hard to continuously monitor what happens virtually. With mentoring from Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University, New Mexico-based startup Parental Values is aiming to give parents better tools to manage online dangers their children may face.

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NMSU selects counties for pilot program designed to strengthen rural economies

New Mexico State University has selected a multi-county region in the state to participate in the “CREATE BRIDGES” program to build up rural economies.

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NMSU researcher part of study on New Guinea’s rich plant diversity Man sitting at table

A New Mexico State University scientist was part of an international effort to document the vast array of plant life on New Guinea. – a study that found it to be the most species-rich island in the world for plants.

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NMSU Museum receives NAGPRA grant to consult Native American tribal groups Building

The University Museum at New Mexico State University recently received a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Consultation/Documentation Grant from National Park Service to assist in consultation with Native American tribal groups pertaining to NAGPRA-related human remains and funerary objects.

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NMSU’s national top tier university ranking improves Campus buildings and trees.

For the eighth time in the last nine years, New Mexico State University has been recognized as a top tier university on the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2021 National Universities rankings.

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New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge goes virtual, registration extended to Sept. 24 Logo image

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the 2020 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge has transitioned to an all virtual event including the statewide STEM Showcase to be hosted by New Mexico State University Dec. 5, and the registration deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

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NMSU to offer BEST Robotics Outbreak Online, virtual robotics competition open call for teams

New Mexico BEST Robotics in partnership with the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University announces open recruitment for teams to participate in the 2020 BEST Robotics Program and Competition: Outbreak Online.

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NMSU Arrowhead Center, City of Las Cruces Economic Development start free Las Cruces social media program Social media app icons on a phone screen

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department, in partnership with New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, will be helping local businesses build their social media accounts to increase business with free support. With support from local marketing industry experts and working with students from NMSU and Doña Ana Community College, local businesses will be able to start or grow their social media presence.

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NMSU regents to hold closed meeting Sept. 18

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a closed meeting at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Due to public health emergency mandates issued by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the meeting will take place online.

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NMSU anthropology students receive prestigious scholarship Woman smiling

Two students in New Mexico State University’s Department of Anthropology recently received scholarships from the Society for American Archaeology.

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NMSU students develop COVID-19 contact tracing app for campus community Separate Headshots of three men

What started in June as an idea about tracking COVID-19 cases on the New Mexico State University campus is becoming a reality as the fall semester gets underway.

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NMSU Honors College dean named director of undergraduate research initiatives Man standing outside of a building

Phame Camarena, dean of the William Conroy Honors College at New Mexico State University, will also serve as director of undergraduate research initiatives, NMSU Provost Carol Parker and Vice President for Research Luis Cifuentes have announced.

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NMSU Alamogordo receives $3 million grant to fund project to help low-income students Building photo

New Mexico State University Alamogordo was awarded a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program to fund a project that will help Hispanic and low-income students complete degrees or certificates and prepare them to enter the workforce or a four-year institution.

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NMSU Art Museum set to re-open to the public Sept. 19 Painting of beaded women and child

The New Mexico State University Art Museum will re-open its doors for the first time in more than five months in compliance with all state guidance and policies. Starting Saturday, Sept. 19, visitors will be able to return to view all displays in the museum including all of its galleries and its current exhibition, “Labor: Motherhood & Art in 2020,” which has been extended until Dec. 6.

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National journal publishes NMSU doctoral student’s article on symbols of African womanhood Woman smiling

Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, Mavis Boatemaa Beckson is the first in her family to pursue a Ph.D. and the fourth to pursue higher education.

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NMSU English professor receives NSF grant to study bear ceremonialism, creates website Man and women smiling

Ceremonial traditions are at the center of many cultures to continue to keep their values and customs alive. In Native Siberian and Native American culture, bear ceremonialism plays an important role. However, in the past century, the physical and socio-cultural environment of the Indigenous peoples have changed dramatically in ways that threaten the preservation of these traditions.

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NMSU participates in money-saving energy program offered by El Paso Electric Head and shoulders of a man

New Mexico State University stands to save thousands of dollars by participating in the electrical load management program offered by El Paso Electric.

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KRWG wins awards, regional Emmy nomination for broadcast content Group of people wearing masks in front of building

New Mexico State University operated television station KRWG-TV has earned a number of accolades this awards season. KRWG includes a National Public Radio (NPR) affiliated radio station and Public Broadcasting (PBS) television station in Las Cruces on the campus of NMSU.

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NMSU regents to hold regular meeting Sept. 18

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a regular meeting at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Due to public health emergency mandates issued by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the meeting will be available via webcast. 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’s Arrowhead Center seeks students for Innoventure Challenge Boy working on a project

New Mexico State University Arrowhead Center’s Innoventure Challenge is seeking middle and high school students who are entrepreneurs, inventors and future business leaders.

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NMSU to host webinar series on sheep management beginning Sept. 21 A sheared sheep

Historically, sheep have been a part of the agricultural economy of New Mexico since the arrival of European settlers.

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NMSU Extension webinar to discuss strategies for improving sleep Head and shoulders of a woman

Has sleep eluded you over the past few months? You’re not alone.

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NMSU signs agreement to work with Sodexo for campus enhancement initiatives

New Mexico State University and Sodexo have signed a master collaboration agreement – an overarching, umbrella agreement where NMSU and Sodexo agree to work together to find innovative solutions to benefit both entities. Areas that could potentially fall under the agreement include NMSU’s Auxiliary Services unit, Facilities and Services unit and NMSU administration, in general. Terms of any potential individual agreements would be negotiated by both parties at a future time.

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Arrowhead Center, City of Las Cruces Economic Development second BizSprint seeking participants Image of event flyer

New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center and the City of Las Cruces (CLC) Economic Development department is seeking participants for its second business accelerator designed to help Las Cruces businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NMSU to host two-day soil health workshop online Sept. 22-23 Two hands holding soil

Increasing drought conditions and climate change are making enhanced soil resilience an important tool to withstand extreme environmental conditions and to sustain agricultural production.

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Area teachers participate in first NMSU STEM Outreach Center professional development

The STEM Outreach Center, housed in the New Mexico State University College of Education, hosted its first virtual kick-off professional development Aug. 22 for K-6 teachers who will be teaching virtual out-of-school time (OST) programs this fall.

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NMSU researchers to test wastewater samples for early detection of COVID-19 A person pours wastewater into a container.

A team of researchers at New Mexico State University is developing protocols to test wastewater samples as a possible method for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The team is an interdisciplinary effort from the colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

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