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AI, Public Discourse, & Elections

4/24/2024, 3:00 PM

A panel of UNM experts will share how AI may help shape public discourse around elections.

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Featured Panelists: 

Sonia Gipson-Rankin


School of Law

Melanie Moses


Department of Computer Science and Department of Biology

Gabriel Sanchez

Professor and Executive Director

Center for Social Policy

Sarah Dreier 

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science

Kathy Powers

Associate Chair

Department of Africana Studies


David Weiss

Associate Professor

Department of Communication & Journalism

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4/25/2024, 5:30 PM

An exploration into how extended reality (XR) tools can help improve training and create a testbed for research scientists to study human performance under more realistic conditions.

Presenter: Aaron Jones, Ph.D.

Aaron Jones is a Senior Member of Technical Staff in Applied Cognitive Science at Sandia National Laboratories. He studied under Dr. Vince Clark in the UNM department of Psychology, earning his Ph.D. in 2021. His interests include visual search/target detection, sleep, neuromodulation, physiological sensing, and using extended reality to study human cognition and training.

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Traditional Native Medicine: An Introduction to Ceremonial Teachings & Knowledge

4/26/2024, 3:00 PM

The Religious Studies Program, in cooperation with American Studies and the Native American Studies Program, presents this lecture by Wilson J. De Vore.

BioBlitz: Bike & Brews

4/28/2024, 1:00 PM

Join the Geography & Environmental Studies Alumni Chapter for a fun afternoon of citizen

science, biking, and socializing as we participate in the 2024 ABQ City Nature Challenge. We

will take photo observations to document and identify as much wildlife as we can using the

iNaturalist app. Get outside, explore nature, and make a difference while connecting with GES alumni, students, and faculty! Family and friends welcome!

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“Dreamstorming & Institutional Courage: Centering Black Women in Addressing Cultural Betrayal & Sexual Violence at the University"

5/2/2024, 11:00 AM

In this talk, Dr. Gómez draws on her book, The Cultural Betrayal of Black Women & Girls: A Black Feminist Approach to Healing from Sexual Abuse, to detail her research with cultural betrayal trauma theory, in which she applied this Black feminist scientific framework for examining the unique cultural betrayal harm of within-group violence in marginalized communities. Dr. Gómez will then discuss opportunities for making institutional change, using examples based on her lived experience at the University of Oregon and a hypothetical case of institutional betrayal at the university included in her book. Dr. Gómez will end the talk with a dreamstorming example: If the world, including this university, were fully and completely equitable and peaceful, what would that look like? And how do we get there?

Reception with lunch fare will follow the lecture

Free signed copies of Dr. Gómez’s book will be available for the first registered attendees.

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