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V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016

The Daily Word in Netflix, Food Rhythm and Doppelganger Competitions

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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

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Din-Din with Scheherazade

Friday, Nov 4: Arabian Nights Benefit Dinner

Enjoy a delicious Mediterranean buffet, live music and a silent auction to benefit the Salam Acadamy.
V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016

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Get Learnt

Friday, Oct 28: TEDxABQ Women

Influential women share their expertise on topics ranging from gender parody to finding long term solutions to climate change.

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Rock and Roll and Education

Thursday, Oct 27: Let's Roll This Train: My Life in New Mexico Education, Business, and Politics

Lenton Malry talks about and signs his memoir.
V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016

News

The Daily Word in the legislature, donut stealing, the Whirlaway and catching bass with half a nightcrawler

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Here's the latest news from the special legislative session happening at the NM Roundhouse this week, including budget cut approvals and the reinstatement of the death penalty.

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

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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

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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

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Hark! A Shark!

Saturday, Jul 23: Shark Discovery Day

Learn about sharks' amazing adaptations, keen senses, important roles in ocean ecosystems and meet the resident sharks.
V.25 No.26 | 06/30/2016

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Raise Your Voice

Tuesday, Jul 12: UNM Seal Forum

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
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Kids These Days

Friday, May 13: The First Annual ABQ STEM Fiesta

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

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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

Literature

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths

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
Strengths offers a comprehensive set of guidelines based on a sound theoretical foundation, and empirical research that will enable college teachers to narrow the gap in cross cultural teaching and student learning.

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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No Equality Found (Yet)

Friday, Mar 25: TEDxABQ: Equity in Education

Lectures on how education can progress in a positive way.

The Daily Word in War Crimes, Education and Walter White

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Women taking care of other women gives me hope (and also makes me continuously angry because we need to do this but WHATEVER).

It’s a witchy world for us ladies, amirite?

Invisibility cloaks (ya know, like from Harry Potter) may be available for war crimes soon! Wow!

Michelle Obama’s speech about girls’ education around the world is perfect.

We should have known Walter White left Gray Matter for a stupid reason (because he’s a dumb awful idiot).

Oliva Wilde was too old to play Leo D.’s wife in Wolf of Wall Street. He was 38 and she was 28.

Have you heard of these vigilante pedophile hunters?

We should have known that '90s boybands would save the world.

V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016

Literature

What Makes a Snowflake?

A local author visits Page One Books to read his new children's book on snowflakes.

Today's Events

Third Annual Nelson Mandela Commemoration at African American Performing Arts Center

Nelson Mandela and George W. Bush, 2005
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Learn more about the life and ideals of the South African patriot and president who changed the world.

Con-Jikan at MCM Elegante Hotel

Scandinavian Christmas Party: Julefest at Mountain View Club

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