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UNM-LA Awards Tenure To Irina Alvestad, Ph.D.

on September 4, 2015 - 2:21pm

UNM-LA News:

Being awarded tenure from a higher education institution means many things to the professors who achieve it, such as increased job security, a pay raise, and more flexibility to focus on different projects.

For recent tenure recipient Irina Alvestad, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of New Mexico Los Alamos, it represents her commitment to the University and her students.

“It’s about recognition and to prove I’m committed to this institution and to the students,” she said.

Labor Day Citizen Science Project: Yard Day Bird Count

on September 2, 2015 - 11:55am

Spotted Towhee. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

On Labor Day, Dave Yeamans, a long-time enthusiast of the natural world, is opening his home for a citizen science project, Big Yard Day Bird Count.

To participate, register at for the Big Yard Day and stop by Dave Yeaman’s house anytime between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. “Everybody learns something and has fun or my job is not complete,” says Yeamans, who also is a caring host.

Participants are encouraged to wear natural-colored clothing, move gently, and whisper to improve the chances of seeing a wide variety of birds.

Poet Laureate Joan Logghe Returns To Teach Creative Writing At UNM-LA

on September 2, 2015 - 9:51am

Author, Poet Laureate, Joan Logghe

UNM-LA News:

Joan Logghe, Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate 2010-2012, will be returning to teach a Creative Writing class at UNM-LA. The class will meet 9-11:45 a.m., Fridays from Sept. 11–Dec. 4.

Logghe encourages writers of all levels to take her class. “There will be a healthy and fun mix of poetry, memoir, creative non-fiction, and sudden fiction. This class is an introduction to creative writing and will be great and gentle for beginners; published writers may also refresh their writing style.

Community Invited To Hear Panel Of Los Alamos Residents Who Witnessed WWII At Lecture Sept. 8

on September 2, 2015 - 8:20am


The Los Alamos Historical Society announces its 2015-2016 lecture series, “70 Years Since World War II.”

We are honored to have a panel of Los Alamos residents who witnessed World War II in quite different ways. Young Mary Zemach was hiking with her botanist father in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Mia McLeod was not yet a teenager in Holland when the Nazis occupied her country.

As an 18-year-old, Joe Bergstein survived the Bataan Death March and spent the next four years as a prisoner-of-war in the Philippines and Japan.

Internationally Acclaimed Alpha Program Begins At IHM

on September 2, 2015 - 6:57am

IHM News:

If you have ever wondered if there is more to life than this, how you can make the most of your life, about the existence of God, the afterlife, who is Jesus, or how we can have faith, the Alpha Course may be just what you are looking for.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 16 through Dec. 16, the course is 6-9 p.m. each Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. There is no charge for the course and no commitment.

“The Alpha Course is a practical introduction to the Christian faith, a place where guests have an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly

Pajarito Environmental Education Center Leads Efforts To Certify Los Alamos As A Community Wildlife Habitat

on September 1, 2015 - 6:38pm

PEEC Board members celebrating the certification of the nature center as a Wildlife Habitat, from left, Jeremy Campbell, Bob Walker, Jennifer Macke, Selvi Viswanathan, Esta Lee Albright, Michele Altherr, Nancy Arendt, Felicia Orth, Ann Shafer, Sue Watts, Mary Carol Williams, Becky Shankland, Talia Dreicer, Karla Sartor and Rebecca Oertel. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

A team of Pajarito Environmental Education Center volunteers is working to make Los Alamos the first certified Community Wildlife Habitat in New Mexico.

To date, our community consists of 126 backyards, four common areas, and