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University Announcements

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New Mexico Tech in the news:

  • El Defensor Chieftain reported that New Mexico Tech has leased the Loma Theater and will re-open the site later this year. Click here for the article
  • UMass-Amherst reported that hydrogeologist professor Dr. David Boutt has been named the Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer for 2018 by the Geological Society of America's (GSA) hydrogeology division.
    Boutt is a a 2004 Ph.D. graduate of New Mexico Tech. He will formally receive the award at the 2017 Seattle GSA national meeting in October. In January 2018, he will begin a 12-month national and international speaking tour ending with a lecture at the 2018 GSA national meeting.
    Boutt says he already has lecture tour stops planned in China, Chile, Argentina and South Korea and he hopes to add many more.
    Boutt has prepared three different lectures for the 2018 tour on topics related to his research, such as groundwater and climate change, roles of groundwater flow in hydrologic processes, and the role of water and lithium in the global transition from fossil fuels to green energy. For the full article, click here. 

  • New Mexico Tech is hosting the Water Resource Research Institute's conference for the first time this week. The Institute, headquartered at NMSU, kicks off the annual event today (Tuesday, Aug. 15) at Macey Center. For a report on the event, click here

Items of interest: 

  • Did you know? New Mexico Tech sends surplus inventory to Bentley's Auction every month. The company auctions New Mexico Tech inventory on the second Friday of every month. Auctions start at 8:30 a.m. at 4900 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque. Buyers can bid on items in person, on-line or by phone. The website is www.bentleysauction.com or auctionsouthwest.com. Bentley's phone number is (505) 344-1812.
  • SoLLVE, the Socorro-Los Lunas Van Express, currently has a couple of openings, for either full or part (2-3 days/week) time. We leave Los Lunas at 7 AM, arriving slightly before 8 AM at the NMT Tech campus,and regularly stop and pick up at the upper campus as well. Departures from Tech are at 5:05 p.m. and return to Los Lunas just past 6 p.m.. Our van was purchased new last spring and is well maintained. Please see our website: nmt.edu\~sollve and address inquiries to David McCraw: David.Mccraw@nmt.edu, 835-5594.

  • 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 Albuquerque-to-Socorro commuter van has an available seat. If you are interested please contact Rob V Hepler at 575-835-8027 (text or voice) or robert.hepler@nmt.edu.Some key points about our van pool:
    • We operate every day that NM Tech is open.
    • We have two stops in Albuquerque and in Socorro
      • I-25 and Paseo Del Norte –leaves at 6:32 AM
      • I-25 and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. – leaves at 6:45
      • Cramer Hall parking lot
      • EMRTC parking lot
    • We leave NM Tech at 5:05 p.m. and stop at the other stop on campus before heading home.
    • We lease our van from New Mexico Vanpools (a non-profit organization) who set our monthly fees based on operational costs.
    • Our fees have averaged $130.46 per month for the last year. If one considers vehicle expenses and wear and tear (depreciation), for most folks, driving their own vehicle, this cost is less than would be spent on 6 round trips from Albuquerque to Socorro. This does not consider your personal time spent on driving your own vehicle.
    • As a passenger on the van you can sleep or work during the trip! Most folks sleep. 

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