University Communication and Marketing (UCAM) annually compiles a Year-in-Review highlighting its general news and feature stories during the course of the calendar year. Below is a select list of 2019 general news and feature stories highlighting student, faculty, staff and alumni accomplishments, community and statewide engagement, student-led philanthropy and an astronaut chat that was out of this world!
UNM alumna named nation’s 23rd poet laureate
Critically-acclaimed poet and former UNM student and faculty member Joy Harjo is the new United States Poet Laureate – the first Native American to hold the position. Harjo, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the 23rd Poet Laureate. She graduated from The University of New Mexico in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing.
Class teaches the traditional art of making violins
The University of New Mexico prides itself on its cutting-edge technology and researchers making innovative strides in science and healthcare. But in a quiet corner of Masley Hall, students eschew laptops and use mostly hand tools to craft violins, musical instruments originating in Renaissance Italy.
UNM partners with City of Albuquerque to combat homelessness
A 2017 report from the National Alliance to End Homelessness notes that more than 500,000 people in the United States are experiencing homelessness. Of those, about 2,500 live in New Mexico. It’s a statistic The University of New Mexico is looking to change.
LoboTHON sets record; raises more than $103,000 for UNM Children’s Hospital
LoboTHON, UNM’s largest student-run philanthropy organization, broke yet another record by raising $103,408.42 for UNM’s Children Hospital.
‘R.A.W.Tuba’ provides platform for passion involving motivational speaking
There’s a reason, many of them in fact, New Mexico is called The Land of Enchantment – from sun-drenched vistas to clear blue skies, from brilliant desert landscapes to picturesque…
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