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Anthropology professor to receive award for Outstanding Women in New Mexico

Christine Eber, assistant professor of anthropology at New Mexico State University, will be one of 20 women in New Mexico to receive the 17th Annual Governor's Award for Outstanding Women in New Mexico.



Christine Eber, assistant professor of anthropology at New Mexico State University, will be one of 20 women in New Mexico to receive the 17th Annual Governor's Award for Outstanding Women in New Mexico.

Eber and the other recipients will be honored at a ceremony banquet Saturday, May 4, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Albuquerque.

The award is given annually by the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women to the state's outstanding champions of women.

Eber joined the department of sociology and anthropology at New Mexico State in 1995. She has worked as an educator, researcher and adviser for women's cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico. Her book "Women and Alcohol in a Highland Maya Town: Water of Hope, Water of Sorrow," was the first book to explore substance abuse in a non-Western culture from women's points of view.

For more information, contact the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women at (505) 841-8920.

Photo is available at http://ucommphoto.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/eber_christine.jpg.
CUTLINE: Christine Eber, assistant professor of anthropology at New Mexico State University, will be one of 20 women in New Mexico to receive the 17th Annual Governor's Award for Outstanding Women in New Mexico.

Erin Waldron
May 1, 2002