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Luján pushes for $1 billion to combat opioid epidemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members from communities that have been hardest hit by the growing opioid crisis joined together today to introduce legislation calling for more than $1 billion in funding to combat the epidemic.

Led by Representatives Ben Ray Luján (NM-3), Elijah E. Cummings (MD-7), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Joe...

Udall, Heinrich Announce $884,000 for green construction certificate program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced May 12 that the University of New Mexico (UNM) will receive $884,573 from the National Science Foundation to collaborate with Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) to develop a certificate program in green construction technologies.

The program will prepare students to work on clean energy projects, sustainable buildings, or water efficient technologies, and it will support a pathway for high school and college students to participate in an internship program and dual credit courses.

The funding will also support outreach and mentoring efforts to encourage underrepresented students to...

Dept. of Health warns: There’s no such thing as a safe tan

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As I type this, it’s cloudy. Yesterday it was sunny and hot. That’s New Mexico weather for you.

But if there’s one thing I’ve learned hiking and cycling across the state, it’s you can get a sunburn no matter the temperature.

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is gearing up to get the word out about National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month this May, but for us living in the desert southwest, there’s no doubt this is a message that needs to be taken to heart year-round. As much as we love the sun, the truth is overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays causes not only sunburns and premature aging, but greatly increases our chances of developing skin...

Gallup Professor Takes Sculpting Talents to China

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University of New Mexico Associate Professor John Zimmerman will be taking his expertise in ceramic sculpture and his interest in landscapes and geological history to the Fuping Pottery Art Village in the Shaanxi Province of China as part of an international engagement project funded by the UNM Research Allocation Committee (RAC).  John is the first branch campus faculty member to have been awarded a RAC grant and he will utilize the funding to conceptualize, build, dry, glaze and fire original works of art which will be exhibited and may join three of his previous sculptures that are currently on display at the on-site museum in the Art Village.

Currently on a sabbatical, John is...

Snapshots of ‘Comcast Cares’ annual cleanup day

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Photos by NativeStars

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