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Honors Diplo Lab FeaturetteHonors College Diplomacy Lab a game changer for world hunger

The Honors College Diplomacy Lab is using gamification strategies, as teaching tools, to leverage critical thinking to solve complex issues related to the epidemic of world hunger.  For more info on the Diplomacy Lab recently featured by KRQE check out the video clip at right. 

Long-running Honors Forum lectures a 'well-kept secret'

A class that was started over 30 years ago by New Mexico author Tony Hillerman continues to bring local writers to UNM campus.

The Honors College class "Meet the Authors" invites 10 New Mexico authors over the course of the semester so students who are studying their work have the opportunity to ask them questions on everything from the publishing process to their childhood experiences.  Read More...

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Gathering a first of its kind for University athletes

Student athletes understand what it means to prepare for the future. Dedication and hard work to compete at the top lends itself to success throughout a collegiate athlete’s career, but it is life after their fours years are up, that these students must be training for concurrently.  The correlation between athletic and academic success was the focus of a recent, first of its kind, joint symposium sponsored by UNM’s Honors College and Athletics Department in partnership with the Lobo Scholars Program and the Shared Knowledge Conference.
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UNM students receive prestigious Goldwater Scholarship and Honorable Mention

Founded in recognition of U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater, a scholarship fund that recognizes distinguished students in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering, has been bestowed on two University of New Mexico students, Julian Vigil and Randy Ko.

Vigil, a Chemical Engineering student, received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.

Ko, a Biochemistry student with plans to pursue a M.D./Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, received an Honorable Mention.

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Honors College offers 'Creative Impulse in New Mexico'

The UNM Honors College is offering “Creative Impulse in New Mexico,” a new course that includes talks from well-known New Mexico artists and writers.  Daniel Abraham presents on Monday, February 22.   Abraham writes both science fiction and fantasy, and has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. He was awarded the International Horror Guild Award. His science fiction series, “The Expanse,” has recently been adapted into a television series for the Syfy channel. Read more... 

Dr-ShepherdDr. Ursula Shepherd receives UNM Alumni Association Winter 2016 Faculty Teaching Award

The University of New Mexico Alumni Association announced the recipients of its 2016 Winter Awards and Honors College Associate Dean, Dr. Ursula Shepherd, was presented with the Faculty Teaching Award.

The Winter Awards recognize outstanding teaching, exceptional accomplishments, commitment and distinguished service to the University of New Mexico. Read more...


katarinaUNM Honors student to interview for Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

University of New Mexico student, Katarina Pacheco will travel to the University of Utah in November to participate in the Finalist interview for the Rhodes Scholarship, a prestigious honor given to few students in the county. Read more... 


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NM Honors student wins ethics essay contest


University of New Mexico Graduate Alexandra Stewart Took Top Honors in the 2015 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics essay contest. She is the first recipient from UNM to win this contest and earned $5,000 in the process. Read more...


Professor Edward DeSantisDeSantis inspired many through his teaching and academic scholarship

Former University of New Mexico Professor Edward DeSantis had a special way of connecting with students with an impeccable, down-to-earth scholastic approach with an Ivy League demeanor. DeSantis, 78, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Read more...


MMUF winnersMellon Foundation awards UNM $420,000 to establish MMUF program

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of New Mexico $420,000 to support the establishment of a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program (MMUF) on campus. The initial term of the Mellon award is four and half years starting this spring thru the academic year. “Mellon reached out to us when they’d learned that we have a new Honors College and a large number of high achieving Hispanic and Native American students,” said Kate Krause, dean of UNM Honors College, where the program will be housed. Read more...


Anna AdamsUNM Honors students awarded Fulbright scholarships

Three university of New Mexico Students have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to study or teach abroad in the 2015-2016 academic year. Anna Adams (Germany) and Caroline Muraida (Malaysia) will be an English teaching assistant. Read more...