At the UNM College of Arts & Sciences, WeR1

As the largest College on UNM’s campus, the College of Arts & Sciences is a major driver of the research efforts at the state of New Mexico’s only Carnegie-Designated Research 1 (R1) institution. From our research centers to our community-engaged research to our interdisciplinary museums, students at the College of Arts & Sciences excel by working with some of the leading experts within their fields. By putting their education into practice, students are gaining a broad depth of experience that puts them well ahead of their peers at similar institutions.

Across our 24 departments and Schools, A&S faculty, students, and alumni are the trailblazers of tomorrow. Whether your concentration is in the social sciences, the humanities, or the natural sciences, the research opportunities are endless thanks to the rich cultural, environmental, and scientific landscape of New Mexico.


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We Are Making Headlines

National News


DOE awards $3.3 million to UNM professor, research on climate prediction
October 25, 2022

An unpredictable picture of a future fueled by climate change is getting clearer with the help of The University of New Mexico and Department of Energy (DOE).

Local News

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Romanian Ambassador visits the Center for Stable Isotopes as part of “50 States, One Community” tour
October 6, 2022

During his three-hour visit in PAÍS, Ambassador Muraru learned about CSI’s collaborations with Romania and planted the seeds for new scientific connections between the two countries. 

Student News

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Native American student looks at research through traditional lens
October 11, 2022

Raven Longwolf Alcott is a senior who has negotiated the obstacles and found success at The University of New Mexico as a researcher and environmental activist.

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We Are Originators

The College of Arts & Sciences’ longstanding history of being at the forefront of research and education is reflected in the various academic journals several of our departments have been publishing for generations. Each is as unique as the College itself and all serve as a vital resource for researchers throughout the country.

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Human Nature: A Biosocial, Interdisciplinary Perspective

Established in 1990 by the Department of Anthropology, Human Nature is dedicated to advancing the interdisciplinary investigation of the biological, social, and environmental factors that underlie human behavior.

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Journal of Anthropological Research

Established in 1945 by the Department of Anthropology, the Journal of Anthropological Research publishes diverse, high-quality, peer-reviewed articles on anthropological research, as well as about 100–120 timely book reviews annually.

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New Mexico Historical Review

Established in 1926 by the Department of History, the New Mexico Historical Review is one of the oldest and most distinguished historical journals in the country. 

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New Mexico News Port

Launched in 2014 by the Department of Communication & Journalism, this award-winning, student-lead news source is well known within the journalism community for its timely news publications.

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Wicazo Sa Review

Established in 1985, the Wicazo Sa Review is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the mission of assisting Indigenous peoples of the Americas in taking possession of their own intellectual and creative pursuits.

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Launched in 2021 by the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute (SHRI), Chamisa is an online, peer-reviewed open access journal highlighting literary, performance, and visual arts of the Southwest. 

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