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NMSU Hotline — July 20, 2016

NMSU researchers say milk works best to extinguish the heat from chile peppers


The next time you bite off more than you can handle in regard to a hot chile pepper, your best bet is to drink some milk. That?s according to research conducted by New Mexico State University?s Chile Pepper Institute.

?Capsaicin is the chemical compound found in chile peppers that makes them taste hot,? said Paul Bosland, an NMSU Regents Professor and director of the Chile Pepper Institute. ?It turns out that milk has a protein in it that replaces the capsaicin on the receptors on your tongue. It?s really the quickest way to alleviate the burning feeling.?

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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held today

Red to Green Money Management Workshop, Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen!, will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today, in Garcia Annex, Room 207. What is the fastest growing crime in America? Identity Theft. Join the Red to Green Money Management program to gain the knowledge to plan, prevent and protect your identity. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

Schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach by contacting us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, sign-up for their social media to receive weekly updates. They are on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

Physical Science Laboratory Blood Drive to be held July 21

PSL Anderson Hall will host a United Blood Services blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 21, in Lot 60, parking lot located east of PSL. The event is open to the public. If you're already a United Blood Services Donor, you can register online for this drive. Online information may indicate that the blood drive is within building but that is incorrect, it will be hosted outside in lot 60.

For more information contact 575-646-9415.

Former College of Arts and Sciences dean?s memorial service on Saturday

Services for former Arts and Sciences Dean E. Rene Casillas will be held on Saturday, July 23, at St. Albert the Great Newman Center at 2615 S. Solano, with the Rosary at 9 a.m., mass at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial celebration at 1 p.m. in the grassy area between the NMSU Music Building and the Chemistry Building. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you make a donation to the charity of your choice in Casillas' memory.

Retirement celebration to be held for Ford Ballard

A retirement celebration for Ford Ballard, who will retire after 15 years of dedicated service to KRWG, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 25, at KRWG in Studio B (Room 106D).

For more information, contact Polly Perez 575-646-2222.

Retirement celebration for Josie Jimenez set for July 26

The Office of Grants and Contracts and the Vice President for Research would like to extend a special thank you to Associate Director Josie Jimenez for 25 years of dedicated service to NMSU, and wish her the best of luck in future endeavors. A retirement celebration is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in the large conference room of Anderson Hall. If you plan to attend this special gathering, please be sure to bring your photo ID as Anderson Hall is a secured facility.

DACC Printmaking Class to be offered

Art 280-D01, Introduction To Printmaking, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. This is a class with no lecture, no note taking and no tests. All assignments are in the field of printmaking and the students end the semester with a good portfolio of their own hand prints in diverse techniques. Lots of fun and building on the sensibility of good design and execution of artwork.

Millot named director of NMSU?s new Office of Institutional Equity

Lauri Millot been named as New Mexico State University?s new director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX coordinator. Millot is an experienced attorney and civil rights investigator. She began her duties July 15.

?She has exactly the credentials and experience to make a valuable contribution to our Office of Institutional Equity,? said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. ?I am delighted she has accepted this very important position at NMSU.?

NMSU?s Office of Institutional Equity is responsible for monitoring and coordinating compliance with nondiscrimination laws and overseeing the investigations of all complaints alleging discrimination. OIE works proactively to educate employees and students about the laws governing the workplace and to keep the campus community informed on ways to stay safe. The office also investigates discrimination complaints as well as potential Title IX and Americans With Disabilities Act violations for the university.


NMSU listed on 2016 Center for World University Rankings

On a list ranking the top universities across the globe, New Mexico State University has been recognized as 577th on the 2016 Center for World University Rankings list. With more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide, this ranking would place NMSU in the top 2.3 percent.

?NMSU is one of the finest universities in the world,? said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. ?This recognition is a reflection of the quality education we provide for our students as well as the important research and outreach we provide for the state of New Mexico.?

The Center for World University Rankings distributes the only global university performance tables that gauge both the quality of education and training of students along with prestige of faculty members and the quality of their research without the use of surveys and university data submissions.