University Announcements

Flags On Display at Fidel Center:

  • Honduras, Croatia, China, Nepal, Morocco and Mexico.

New Mexico Tech in the News:

  • National Public Radio published a video article online called "What Does Sound Look Like?" The story includes footage and research from Dr. Michael Hargather of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Tech. Click here for the story.
  • KRQE-TV Channel 13 aired a story about the Magdalena Ridge Observatory's new spectroscopic instrument that is designed to characterize exoplanets. The 5-minute piece features several New Mexico Tech people. Click here for the correct link. (Last week's e-newsletter had a link to different news article.

  • KOAT-TV Channel 7 aired a year-after follow-up story about the Boston Marathon bombing and the research done at New Mexico Tech related to the bombing. The story includes research footage and interviews. Click here for the correct link.

Items of interest:

  • The ongoing construction of the new Bureau of Geology building will necessitate the closure of the sidewalk along Bullock Avenue during working hours. This will remain for at least eight months (through the summer). The construction crew will block the areas when they arrive to work and remove them when they finish for the day. The construction crew will also post signs to direct pedestrians to go around to the north side of Bullock keeping them away from the construction area.  This project is scheduled to be completed by spring 2015.
  • Attention campus community: Please be aware that the renovation project of Presidents Hall is now under way.
    • The building renovation area will be fenced off by the general contractor. We will maintain a safe pedestrian and circulation around the construction site, and do everything possible to avoid any disruption to everyone on campus. The renovation project is scheduled for six months. Your cooperation and understanding is greatly appreciated.
  • What can you do with your empty printer and copier ink cartridges, and the cell phones you're no longer using? Put them in a collection box for the Rotary Club of Socorro. This project is partly community service, to keep the cartridges and phones out of the landfill, and partly an effort to raise funds for Rotary's local, national, and international projects. You will find collection boxes on campus in the Fidel Center, Human Resources, NRAO, MRO, and the Bureau of Geology. You will also see them at various locations around Socorro. Rotary thanks you for your help!
  • The SoLLVE Vanpool Express has one immediate openings for new part or full-time riders. The Socorro-Los Lunas Vanpool Express is a not-for-profit group solely formed to provide transportation between the greater Los Lunas area (including Bosque Farms, Belen and the South Valley of Abq) and Socorro for employees and students of New Mexico Tech, the NRAO, and other local Socorro businesses. We also have a wait-list for people who plan to join at a future date. For more information, visit the SoLLVE website at or contact David McCraw at

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