Honors College News

UNM Honors College Associate Professor Awarded 2023 Southwest Book Award!
February 13, 2024

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We are thrilled to announce that Myrriah Gómez, an associate professor of the UNM Honors College, has been honored with the 2023 Southwest Book Award for her remarkable work, Nuclear Nuevo México!  The University of Arizona Press published Gómez's groundbreaking book. Nuclear Nuevo México...


Eco-art making an impact: bench pays tribute to climate crisis
September 18, 2023

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Juliana Byrd, now a senior studying biochemistry, participated in this Honors course in spring 2023. During the final project students were given the opportunity to make a piece of art related to the themes of climate change and environmental justice. Byrd decided to craft a bench made of...


UNM grad featured in New York Times photo essay about affirmative action
July 17, 2023

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  A recent University of New Mexico graduate was featured in a photo essay about affirmative action published by The New York Times. Andrew Michael Joseph, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Honors Art Studio and a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts, was one of...


Honors College shapes UNM student's future in creative nonfiction
May 27, 2023

Honors College shapes UNM student's future

Spenser Willden, an honors interdisciplinary liberal arts and English creative writing major at the University of New Mexico, has shared his positive experience with the UNM Honors College. Willden, originally from Roswell, N.M., praised the Honors College's supportive faculty, creative course...


Undergrads tell their stories, present research at UROC 2023
May 23, 2023

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University of New Mexico undergraduate students work closely with faculty mentors to conduct innovative and exciting research.  Each spring, this research is celebrated at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Conference (UROC). UROC is a professional research conference reserved solely...


2023 Inspiring Graduate | Cassandra Huneau
May 12, 2023

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ust a week before the excitement of commencement at The University of New Mexico, graduating senior Cassandra Huneau stood in front of an audience at the College Basic Needs in New Mexico Data Sharing Symposium and related her encounters with hunger and housing insecurity. The audience included...


2023 Inspiring Graduate | Nic Estrada
May 10, 2023

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You’ll find plenty of public servants in Washington D.C., defending various cases for their prospective state. You won't, however, find one as young, passionate and innovative as UNM senior Nic Estrada. The New Mexico native is graduating this spring with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political...


Survey finds New Mexico college students facing food, housing insecurity
May 8, 2023

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University of New Mexico senior Blake Hautzinger had heard the jokes about eating a lot of ramen in college. But they didn’t seem the type who would need to worry: The child of college educated parents who paid for tuition and fees to subsidize a scholarship, whose GPA never dipped below 3.5,...


UNM Honors College Professor publishes life experience as comic-diary
April 21, 2023

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Combining art, storytelling and something personal: that’s the final product coming from UNM Honors College Professor.  Amaris Feland Ketcham has just published Unfiltered: A Cancer Year Diary, through Casa Urraca Press. Ketcham wrote and illustrated a moving collection of comic-styled diary...


Two UNM students named Fulbright English Teaching Assistants
April 21, 2023

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It’s getting to be a full list of UNM Fulbright recipients. The latest honors from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program go to UNM senior Charlotte Gates and UNM master’s student Lauren-Martin Alasandagutti. Both incredible Lobos will be traveling worldwide through the largest U.S. exchange program...


UNM’s Andrew Schumann earns prestigious Truman Scholarship
April 12, 2023

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It’s three years in a row now that the University of New Mexico can proudly say it has a Truman Scholar. For 2023, that incredibly prestigious honor goes to senior and Honors College student Andrew Schumann. Schumann was selected as just one out of 62 total Truman Scholars nationwide, out of 705...


Honors College showcases student art, research
April 11, 2023

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Creativity and outside-the-box inspiration is filling the Honors College this semester.  On April 6, The Honors College said goodbye to its latest Spectra Gallery Exhibition, while also launching the next part of its Discovery Series.  Discovery Series: Creativity The Discovery Series was...