National Elections 2016: What Happened and What Does it Mean?
Faculty from the Department of Government, NMSU
A discussion of the 2016 National Election Results and its Place in the Evolution of Political Parties and National Election Trends; What this Portends for the Future.
Jan. 23 (Monday) Foreign Policy by Dr. Neal Rosendorf
Jan. 26 (Thursday☨) An Analysis of National Election Trends and the 2016 Election by William Corbett, J.D.
Jan. 30 (Monday) The media and public policy by Dr. Christina A. Medina
Feb 1 (Wednesday☨) Women and politics by Dr. Sabine Hirschaeur
☨ Note the mix of days of the week
Precious Knowledge and the Struggle for Ethnic Studies
Presented by Dulcinea M. Lara, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice, NMSU
- The first half of the film, Precious Knowledge, will be introduced and screened. The film is about the ideological and political struggle for Ethnic Studies in Arizona, K-12.
- A concise summary of first half of the film, Precious Knowledge, will be offered and the second half of PK will be screened.
- In conjunction with the film, PK, an introduction of what Ethnic Studies is, how it became established, and how it is a powerful and effective educational model for all communities will be offered.
- Lecture and discussion about contemporary political times regarding racial identity will be offered. Examples of how Ethnic Studies is necessary to respond to the rise of white supremacy and overt racism in the US will be offered and discussed.
Tuesdays and Thursdays February 21, 23, 28, and March 2
Southern New Mexico’s Connection with Space and More
Southern New Mexico has a rich history with nuclear and space science. Our speakers in March cover topics including Trinity Site, White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), NASA and Spaceport America.
March 7 (Tuesday) Los Alamos, Trinity Site and activities leading up to WSMR By Jim Eckles, White Sands Public Affairs Office (Retired)
March 8 (Wednesday☨) The history of WSMR. By Jim Eckles
March 14 (Tuesday) NASA’s presence and projects, past, present and future, in southern New Mexico By Robert Kowalski, Chief of the Propulsion Test Office at White Sands Test Facility
March 16 (Thursday☨) Spaceport America: from Dream to Concept to Reality By Dr. Bill Gutman, Director of Aerospace Operations at Spaceport America.
☨ Note the mix of days of the week
Building Strong Families
Presented by The Las Cruces Coalition for Reproductive Justice
Each speaker will discuss their agencies policies and grassroots work to enhance Building Strong Families in New Mexico and specifically in Dona Ana County
- Equality New Mexico by Myra Llerenas, Southern New Mexico Field Director for Equality New Mexico and Strong Families New Mexico by Adriann Barboa, Field Director for Strong Families New Mexico
- The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Work Group, Doña Ana County by Earl Nissen, Ed.D, Founder and President
- Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
- ACLU in New Mexico, by Linda Seigle, President for Resources for Change and Steven Robert Allen, Director of Public Policy, ACLU New Mexico
Mondays and Wednesdays April 3, 5, 10, and 12
Exploring the Cosmos
Presentations by faculty in the Department of Astronomy, NMSU
- Spacecraft Exploration of the Outer Solar System by Dr. Nancy Chanover, Associate Professor
- Mapping the Chemistry of the Galaxy With the Sloan Digital Sky Survey APOGEE Project by Dr. Jon Holtzman, Professor
- Space is the Place… and We are Going by Dr. Chris Churchill, Professor
- The Wrath of Ra: The Angry Sun, and Mankind’s Attempts to Understand the Causes of Space Weather by Dr. James McAteer, Associate Professor
Mondays and Thursdays May 15, 18, 22, and 25