This category will combine all universities that are not in Silver City, i.e. not WNMU, into one category under Non-Local News Releases

When this category is created, we have NMSU and ENMU that send us notices. 

NMSU researcher co-authors book on NM wild carnivores

A New Mexico State University researcher has co-authored a new book that examines wild carnivores of New Mexico.

Jennifer K. Frey, a professor of mammalian ecology in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology in NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, teamed up with Jean-Luc E. Cartron to write “Wild Carnivores of New Mexico,” a 1,148-page book published earlier this year by the University of New Mexico Press.

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NMSU Aggie Fashion Club to host 2024 Sustainable Fashion Show

Students with New Mexico State University’s Aggie Fashion Club are ready to book it to the runway and show off their unique fashion skills once again at their annual Sustainable Fashion Show.  

The event is set to take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Aggie Lounge in Corbett Center Student Union.  

This year, the upcycled and recycled designs are inspired by literature, with the theme being “Book it to the Runway!” One of the main purposes of the fashion show is to continue making a positive impact on the environment and create more sustainability.  

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NMSU history professor awarded NEH Summer Stipend for research

Thanks to the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend program, Jamie Bronstein, a New Mexico State University history professor, will be researching what was once known as New Mexico’s “Territorial Insane Asylum.”

A transatlantic historian, usually focused on Britain and the United States, Bronstein in recent years has grown interested in less researched areas of New Mexico history. Her current project is titled: “The "Insanity" of Colonialism: Mental Health in New Mexico, 1889-1930.” A $6,000 NEH stipend this summer will allow her to spend two months of uninterrupted research in various archives and databases to draw some conclusions about the state’s mental institution and the patients it served.

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NMSU Art Museum exhibition showcases recent donations to Permanent Art Collection

Recent donations of Mata Ortiz pottery and prints to the New Mexico State University Art Museum are the focus of the new exhibition “Mata Ortiz: Highlights from the Lysbeth Warren Anderson Collection.” The collection marks the first works of Mata Ortiz pottery added into NMSU’s Permanent Art Collection.

The Mata Ortiz exhibition is on display in the UAM’s Bunny Conlon Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery in Devasthali Hall through July 20. The exhibition showcases the artistry of more than 20 potters in the distinct Mata Ortiz style that blends tradition with modern and contemporary innovation. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

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NMSU Chile Pepper Institute to host annual spring plant sale April 18-19

New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute will host its annual spring plant sale April 18-19 at the Fabián García Science Center, 113 W. University Ave., starting at 9 a.m. each day.

This year’s sale will feature a variety of chiles, tomatoes, eggplant, squash, herbs and marigold flowers – all grown by Chile Pepper Institute staff and NMSU students. 

Tomato varieties will include “Gardener’s Delight,” “Celebrity,” “Heatmaster” and the traditional “Beefsteak.” Chile varieties will include “NuMex Heritage Big Jim,” “NuMex Joe E. Parker,” jalapeños, bell peppers and several super-hot peppers including “Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.”

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Arrowhead Center at NMSU awarded DOE prize to establish clean energy accelerator

New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center has been named among the winners of a U.S. Department of Energy prize awarded to clean energy innovators across the country.

The Department of Energy also chose Arrowhead Center as the site to announce the winners of the Energy Program for Innovation Clusters, or EPIC, Round 3, Phase 1 program, April 2. Hosting the live announcement at Arrowhead Center was a landmark selection underscoring the vital role Arrowhead Center plays in propelling clean energy innovations and fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem that benefits communities — particularly those that are underserved — nationwide, Arrowhead Center officials said.

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ENMU Awarded a $60,855 Grant from NASA

Eastern New Mexico University has Been Awarded a $60,855 Grant from NASA in Collaboration with the Wex Foundation.

Portales, NM – April 10, 2024 – Eastern New Mexico University has been awarded a $60,855 Grant from NASA in collaboration with the Wex Foundation.

The Wex Foundation was awarded some of the 3.2 million dollars sent out to four institutions to enhance the capability of informal education institutions to host NASA-based learning activities while increasing the institutions’ capacity to bring NASA resources to students. ENMU partnered with the WEX Foundation in San Antonio as the higher education partner for their project titled “New Worlds Await You-Next Generation.”

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NMSU provides third round of seed funding for arts and humanities research

New Mexico State University art professor Brita d’Agostino is in Italy this month in an artist residency program, thanks to a seed grant from the NMSU Office of Research, Creativity and Economic Development.  

“The seed grant funding played a pivotal role in securing my artist residency in Italy,” d’Agostino said. “It provided dedicated time for professional growth and mentorship in proposal development and research, enabling me to explore fresh opportunities and new possibilities in my work.”

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