University Showcase Interviews with students, teachers and researchers doing interesting work at the University of New Mexico.
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Interviews with students, teachers and researchers doing interesting work at the University of New Mexico.

Most Recent Episodes

Empowering Communities For Better Health Outcomes

University Showcase, Friday 6/21 8a: How can health care professionals work with communities as partners to improve health care outcomes? On this episode we talk with Dr. Laura Chanchien Parajon about community based participatory research.

Former Dean Recounts His Struggle After Spinal Injury

University Showcase 5/17 8a: Jim Linnell was six months away from retirement from the University of New Mexico when he became a quadriplegic. His new book, "Take It Lying Down," chronicles his life since the accident.

Fostering Better Learning Through Studying Design

University Showcase 4/19 8a: How can studying design help children with math and geometry? How does the design of a classroom help or hinder academic achievement? On this episode, we talk with Anne Taylor. She has spent much of her career creating learning environments that foster innovation and intrigue at schools, in the United States and internationally.

Venezuela: How Did We Get Here And What's Next?

University Showcase, 3/15, 8a: As the turmoil continues in Venezuela, we talk with several professors at the University of New Mexico to gain some context and understanding of the crisis.

Pediatrician Hopes To Expand Child Abuse Response At UNM

University Showcase: For years New Mexico has languished at or near the bottom nationally for child well-being and one factor behind that ranking is our high rates of child abuse. Many of those cases come through the Child Abuse Response Team — or CART — at the University of New Mexico Hospital.

Using Historical Photos To Explore Albuquerque's Future

University Showcase 1/18 8a: On this episode we speak with Anthony Anella and Mark Childs about their book "Imagine a City That Remembers: The Albuquerque Rephotography Project," published by University of New Mexico Press.

Grappling With Climate Change In New Mexico

University Showcase, 12/21 8a: Climate change is not theoretical in New Mexico. It's here and already having serious impacts on our communities. Professor David Gutzler says we have no choice but to adapt and incorporate this reality into our policies statewide.

Remembering World War I In New Mexico

University Showcase 11/16 8a: More than 14,000 New Mexicans served in World War I, less than a decade after the state finally gained statehood. Thousands of others contributed to the effort on the homefront. Many citizens were eager to prove their patriotism after years of skepticism about making New Mexico part of the U.S. Author David Holtby explores the war through the stories of New Mexico's people and institutions in "Lest We Forget: World War I and New Mexico." Holtby used numerous

Exhibit Explores Roots Of Gun Violence

In one year on average more than 116,000 people in America are shot by guns. These include murders, assaults, suicides and suicide attempts, unintentional shootings and police interventions. That grim statistic provides the backdrop for a new exhibit at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, "Gun Violence: A Brief Cultural History." It's at the Maxwell Museum through November 10th.

Neuropathologist Combines Music Composition With Brain Research

Friday 9/21: This episode is all about the brain. Dr. Elaine Bearer is a neuropathologist at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her work has includes studying biomarkers of trauma and abuse in children and whether the cause of Alzheimer's disease may come from infections. Dr. Bearer is also a composer and it was music that spurred her interest in studying the brain.

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