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TOTH Elders Provide Scholarship Funds To UNM-LA

on July 27, 2017 - 4:58pm
Trinity On The Hill Elder Phyllis Bailey presents a scholarship donation to UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney while SUN PATH Coordinator Cindy Leyba, left, and Elder Brad Wright look on. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
From left, top row: LAFD Operations Battalion Chief /UNM-LA EMS Program Coordinator Joe Candelaria, Cathy Walters, Judy Crocker, UNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney. Center row: Petr Jandacek, Mary Cunningham, Paul Cunningham, Brad Wright, Jenny Bishop, Phyllis Bailey. Front row: Bo West, Trisha Harlow, Jane Sherwood, Louise Jandacek and Barbara Stoddard. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

American Geophysical Union Announces 2017 Fellows

on July 27, 2017 - 9:08am

The American Geophysical Union headquarters in Washington, D.C. Courtesy/AGU

AGU News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Geophysical Union (AGU) today announced its 2017 Fellows, an honor given to individual AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and gained prominence in their respective fields of Earth and space sciences.

Since the AGU Fellows program was established in 1962, and according to the organization’s bylaws, no more than 0.01 percent of the total membership of AGU is recognized annually.

Sewing Camp Now For Adults Begins Aug. 14

on July 27, 2017 - 7:35am
Courtesy photo
This summer, kids from 7 to 14 came together for five weeks to learn the basics of sewing at Los Alamos Makers.
The camp was a success. Kids are not quite ready to become fashion designers, but they learned sewing basics like how to properly hem, make button holes and sew zippers with a machine. Most adults don’t actually know how to do that!
The camp was 100 percent hands-on.

Study: 2017’s Most & Least Educated Cities In America

on July 27, 2017 - 7:32am
With the fall semester drawing near and bachelor’s degree holders earning up to 33 percent more, on average, than non-college-educated workers in certain states, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Most & Least Educated Cities in America.

To determine where the most educated Americans are choosing to settle, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 largest U.S. metropolitan statistical areas, or MSAs, across nine key metrics.

PEEC: Photographing Solar Eclipse Tuesday Aug. 1

on July 26, 2017 - 11:28am
Learn how to safely photograph one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights. Photo by Fraser Goff
PEEC News:
Want to make this year’s solar eclipse an experience to remember?
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, come to the Los Alamos Nature Center for an overview of the upcoming eclipse, followed by a fascinating photography tutorial.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from Rick Wallace and Fraser Goff about eclipse geometry, safe solar viewing, and more.

AFT-NM Responds To New Mexico PARCC Results

on July 26, 2017 - 4:40am
Stephanie Ly
AFT News:
ALBUQUERQUE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
“With today’s release of the Partnership for Assessment and Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) scores, interim Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski continued the practice of his predecessor of blaming anyone and everyone throughout New Mexico for the results.
“In 2015, then-Secretary Skandera blamed dismal scores for the transition process to a new test, and infamously stated students would, ‘rise to the challenge.’ Then, in 2016, Ms.

Earn Credentials To Become An EMT, CNA Or PCA At UNM-Los Alamos

on July 25, 2017 - 2:13pm
Students in the UNM-LA CNA program perform a rescue simulation using CPR and an automated external defibrillator (AED). In this scenario-based simulation, the doctor on the television in the background has provided details about the patient, the symptoms and the setting which may influence the responders’ actions. Photos by Nancy Coombs, UNM-LA
UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) offers programs that train students to meet specific needs in our community, including the fields of emergency medicine and health care.
In 2013, UNM-LA developed an Emergency Medical Services (EMS)