V.26 No.5 | 02/02/2017
The Daily Word in Fighting, Free Speech and the Islamic State
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Feb 8 2017 2:12 PM ]
American women prepare for four years of fighting.
Republicans are going to take literally everything, starting with free speech.
College cost, debt and student homelessness continues to rise.
Let's look at this “genocide” Donald Trump is talking about.
Betsy DeVos is the Secretary of Education now. What's next for the American education system?
V.26 No.4 | 01/26/2017
Educate the Educators
Saturday, Jan 28: APS Board of Education Candidate Forum
By Joshua Lee [ Fri Jan 27 2017 2:00 PM ]
Get to know APS Board of Education Candidates in Districts 6 and 7, and voice your concerns for the districts.
V.26 No.4 | 1/26/2017
By Joshua Lee
Kids Count Report Shows Better Health, Worse Poverty
This week in Newscity, the N.M. Kids Count report shows improvement, the state’s graduation rate rose last year and ExxonMobil comes to New Mexico.
V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016
The Daily Word in Netflix, Food Rhythm and Doppelganger Competitions
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Nov 30 2016 11:09 AM ]
Netflix knows what we want this holiday season.
Non-binary photographer Jennifer Jackson felt alone so they began a project to represent people like themself.
These kids won't give up on being educated—even under the threat of terrorism.
Has the phrase “rhythm of food” ever entered your consciousness?
Have you heard of the most interesting doppelganger competition in the world?
Copper Square Downtown is in new hands.
V.25 No.44 | 11/03/2016
Din-Din with Scheherazade
Friday, Nov 4: Arabian Nights Benefit Dinner
By Renee Chavez [ Thu Nov 3 2016 12:00 PM ]
Enjoy a delicious Mediterranean buffet, live music and a silent auction to benefit the Salam Acadamy.
V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016
Friday, Oct 28: TEDxABQ Women
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Oct 27 2016 11:00 AM ]
Influential women share their expertise on topics ranging from gender parody to finding long term solutions to climate change.
Rock and Roll and Education
Thursday, Oct 27: Let's Roll This Train: My Life in New Mexico Education, Business, and Politics
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Oct 26 2016 2:00 PM ]
Lenton Malry talks about and signs his memoir.
V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016
The Daily Word in the legislature, donut stealing, the Whirlaway and catching bass with half a nightcrawler
By August March [ Thu Oct 6 2016 12:25 PM ]
Here is a preview of the coming gridiron battle between our glorious Lobo Football team and the Boise State Broncos.
Meanwhile, a New Mexican man was arrested in Nueva York for allegedly stealing a donut.
Also in today's news, a couple from Florida is visiting our Balloon Fiesta for the 27th time along with their lofty ride, the Whirlaway.
Excel Energy has completed work on a high-voltage electrical transmission line that will serve customers in the Eastern part of this state.
Proactively addressing climate change is a thing at UNM-Taos.
And speaking of our flagship university, NM's congressional delegation announced that UNM will receive a grant "to provide training, licensing and induction services to Native Americans interested in pursuing a career in education."
Kirtland Air Force Base is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Los Alamos National Laboratories will soon stop disposing of low-level nuclear waste onsite, say recent reports.
Just last week, Nancy Armijo caught and released a 14-inch largemouth bass while fishing the south end of the Central Pond at Tingley Beach. She was using half a nightcrawler as bait.
V.25 No.39 | 09/29/2016
The Daily Word in Syria, Stereotypes and Living Fully
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Oct 4 2016 11:01 AM ]
Just because it's not happening to your kids doesn't mean it's not happening.
Which Vice Presidential candidate has been described as a “human sweater vest?” Test your knowledge.
Hurricane Matthew swept through Cuba and has been ranked as the strongest hurricane in 52 years, hitting Haiti with powerful 145 mph winds. Floridians are on high alert, as Matthew is expected to make its way up the Southeastern coast toward the Mid-Atlantic.
Spunky 91-year-old Norma Bauerschmidt of Michigan died a full and happy woman, after deciding against cancer treatment and living a very full life instead, complete with her first hot air balloon ride, visits to National Parks and her first pedicure.
Women in Poland crowded the city's streets for “Black Monday” in protest of a proposed absolute ban on abortion that would put women and their doctors in jail for up to five years no matter the circumstance of the abortion. Miscarriages would also result in three years jail time if the woman could not prove it was not induced.
Even at eight-years-old, kids are already socially conditioned to sexism and racism. One teacher tackles stereotypes in her classroom and takes a step towards shaping socially aware adults in her third-grade classroom.
Read an interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about his perspective on science and how pop-culture references are sometimes the most helpful analogies when talking about cosmic phenomena.
V.25 No.35 | 09/01/2016
The Daily Word in Slave Labor, NASA and Honeybees
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Sep 6 2016 11:12 AM ]
A new study gives insight into treating anxiety disorders. Scientists determine that the key isn't simply lowering cortisol levels in the brain, it's lowering them in particular areas of the brain.
NASA always seems to be working on something mind-blowing and certainly larger than life. These days, it's a mission for a spacecraft called Osiris-Rex. Ever wondered what ingredients were involved in the making of the solar system? This spacecraft aims to follow a 500 meter, carbon-rich asteroid holding the answers.
Coffee is an essential component in many Americans' lives, but how much do you think about the origin of your precious roast? Not to put a damper on your beautiful, caffeinated morning but you can most likely thank slave labor for that latte.
Wake me up when the election ends.
I can almost smell musty pages and feel the buzzing yearning for knowledge from here.
In an attempt to kill mosquitoes carrying Zika virus, an aerial pesticide sprayed in South Carolina killed millions of honeybees. The sweet creatures crawled from their hives to escape the poison but died just outside the entrance.
It's bat season! Carlsbad Caverns National Park is home to hundreds of bats that head to Mexico when the weather gets chilly (so, right about now). Before you take a road trip to watch them pour out of the caves at dusk, here's some info about these little winged creatures.
Would you run 8.8 miles to school every day while barefoot? This guy would (and did). Read about the importance of education to Uganda native James Arinaitwe, who gladly took the lengthy journey to learn in his youth.
V.25 No.28 | 07/14/2016
Hark! A Shark!
Saturday, Jul 23: Shark Discovery Day
By Renée Chavez [ Fri Jul 22 2016 10:00 AM ]
Learn about sharks' amazing adaptations, keen senses, important roles in ocean ecosystems and meet the resident sharks.
V.25 No.26 | 06/30/2016
Raise Your Voice
Tuesday, Jul 12: UNM Seal Forum
By Monica Schmitt [ Sun Jul 10 2016 10:00 AM ]
The first of a series of discussions with the public about the meaning and future of the seal of UNM.
V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
Gisela Merkuur / Public Domain
Kids These Days
Friday, May 13: The First Annual ABQ STEM Fiesta
By Megan Reneau [ Wed May 11 2016 12:00 PM ]
Science, technology, engineering and math activities for all ages.
V.25 No.14 | 04/07/2016
The Daily Word in Health Services, Education and Dollar Stores
By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Apr 9 2016 2:15 PM ]
There was a progressive victory in Las Cruces even in the face of 50 to 1 spending from the opposition.
The Lt. Gov. takes to facebook to share in the incendiary rhetoric revolving around UNM Health Sciences Center's relationship with Soutwestern Women's Options.
A popular Taos teacher is leaving education citing Martinez and Skandera's teacher evaluation polices.
And here are some of the repercussions for the governor's wise choices around state health services providers.
There's lots of toxic crap on the shelves at dollar stores. That may at least partially explain the weird smell made by my wine glass shaped sippy-cup.
V.25 No.11 | 03/17/2016
Teaching Across Cultural Strengths
Press Release [ Tue Apr 5 2016 1:00 PM ]
UNM Associate Professor Alicia Chávez will be at the UNM Bookstore on Thursday, April 7, at 12pm to sign copies of Teaching Across Cultural Strengths (Stylus, 2016).
In Teaching Across Cultural Strengths, Chávez suggests that an imbalance in the teaching and learning situation exists when the teacher teaches from one cultural perspective and the student's primary learning experiences come from another cultural perspective. To enhance the possibility that the student will master the learning situation and achieve its deep objectives, it is important that college teachers expand their cultural reach and include multicultural perspectives in the teaching and learning situations. Teaching Across Cultural
Alicia Chávez is an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy at UNM. She has served as collegiate leader, student affairs professional, and faculty member in universities around the country. Chávez has also co-authored several books on culture and college teaching, including Web Based Teaching Across Culture and Age (Springer, 2013).
The UNM Bookstore is located at 2301 Central Ave. NE at the intersection of Cornell and Central.
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