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

Professor Explores Origins Of Black Lives Matter Movement

University Showcase 7/17 8a: On this episode we talk with Associate Professor Finnie Coleman about the origins and the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement and how Afrofuturism can inform the creation of a more just society.

When Jack Johnson Fought In New Mexico

Two years after he defeated the so-called "Great White Hope," legendary boxer Jack Johnson fought another white challenger determined to topple him as heavyweight champion of the world. It took place on July 4, 1912 in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and is the subject of the book "Crazy Fourth: How Jack Johnson Kept His Title and Put Las Vegas New Mexico on the Map," just published by University of New Mexico Press.

What COVID-19 Means For State's Economy, Students Collect And Distribute PPE

University Showcase 5/15 8a: The coronavirus pandemic has not only created a public health crisis, but also an economic one. New Mexico has been particularly hard hit because of the plunge in global oil prices and the complete shutdown in travel and tourism. Small businesses, who make up much of the state's economy, are also being hit hard. We'll explore what to expect in coming months. On this episode Jeffrey Mitchell, director of the Bureau for Business and Economic Research at the University

What COVID-19 Means For State's Economy, Students Collect And Distribute PPE

UNM Faculty Pull Together To Tackle Coronavirus

University Showcase 4/17, 8a: During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, people from all over our community are stepping up to help. That's true as well at the University of New Mexico. On this episode we hear about efforts to create personal protective equipment for medical workers and others.

How The West Was First In Women's Suffrage

University Showcase 3/20, 8a: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the United States. But for women in the Wyoming Territory that right came in 1869. On this episode, we explore the history of women's suffrage in the West and in New Mexico.

Tackling Alzheimer's and dementia in New Mexico

University Showcase 2/21 8a: Alzheimer's and dementia represent a growing crisis around the world and New Mexico faces many challenges in addressing these illnesses.

Project ECHO Helps First Responders Connect To Experts And Colleagues

University Showcase, Friday 01/17 8a: First responders undergo enormous stress on their jobs. They run into burning buildings, pull people from mangled cars, respond to mass shootings, help people overdosing on drugs and treat patients in emergency rooms. Many struggle at times with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and thoughts of suicide.

Professor Uses Electronic Art To Draw People Into Environmental Data

We are awash in data and it's easy to feel overwhelmed by it or even ignore it, but Andrea Polli's work strives to make that data visually compelling and even beautiful.

Lebanon Offers Teachable Moment For UNM Professor

University Showcase 11/22 Friday 8a: Professor Harry Van Buren was looking for a new adventure when he took a two-year leave from the Anderson School of Management to teach at American University of Beirut . He got more than he bargained for when massive protests broke out six weeks into his arrival.

Researchers Use Mindfulness And Precision Medicine To Tackle Alcohol Abuse

University Showcase 10/18 Fri 8a: New Mexico leads the nation in alcohol-related mortality and around the world alcohol use disorder is a leading cause of preventable death. On this episode, Regents' Professor Katie Witkiewitz talks about new trends in research and treatment of alcohol use disorder.

Researchers Use Mindfulness And Precision Medicine To Tackle Alcohol Abuse

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