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NMSU Hotline — September 23, 2015

NMSU researchers design fish ?backpack? to advance underwater research

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A new underwater stimulation system created by collaborators at New Mexico State University will assist in the study of electrical activity in aquatic vertebrates. This new technology may also help NMSU researchers reveal the connection between electricity and tissue regeneration in certain species of fish.


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Fall al Fresco at Taos Restaurant

Experience the scents and flavors of fall with the Fall al Fresco event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. This special menu will feature curried fall vegetable soup, sweet maple mustard chicken, apple walnut wild rice, caramelized root vegetables and pumpkin cream cheese bread pudding. The event cost is one meal swipe or $7.89 plus tax.

For more information follow them on Facebook or Twitter @NMSUdining or call 575-646-1749.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium to be held Thursday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by William A. Maio will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, Room 153. This is a pre-tenure talk titled "Synthetic Adventures in the Maio Laboratory 2010-2015.? Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk. Coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

100 West Café to server Creole/Cajun style cuisine this week

100 West Café has begun lunch service Tuesday through Friday each week throughout the semester and welcomes you to their student-run lunches. Join them for four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for this week will feature Creole/Cajun style cuisine. Enjoy your choice of either chicken and sausage gumbo or spinach salad with apple vinaigrette, apricot and bourbon grilled chicken or pecan breaded catfish served with sides of cheese grits and sugar snap peas, or crawfish pasta. For dessert you have a choice of mouth-watering bread pudding with bourbon or sweet potato pie. All lunches are $10.

The food lab is unable to provide to-go lunches. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. They look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support towards our program.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

NMSU Astronomy Department Open House to be held Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an Observatory Open House at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the NMSU campus observatory. Astronomy personnel on hand will be Anatoly Klypin and graduate assistants Sean Markert, Laurel Farris and Lauren Kahre. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend. Objects you may observe include the planet Satrurn, the Moon, Albireo, M13, Ring Nebula and many other celestial ojbects.

For more information contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-1868.

Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar to be held Friday

A Plant and Environmental Sciences seminar by Jeff Herrick with the USDA ARS?Jornada Research Unit titled ?The Global Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): an opportunity for College-wide collaboration through the development of mobile apps and cloud-computing,? will take place from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. This seminar is open to everyone.

For more information, contact esramire@nmsu.edu or Jeff Herrick at jherrick@nmsu.edu.

NMSU alumnus, artist to visit Barnes & Noble at NMSU

New Mexico State University alumnus George Mendoza will visit the Barnes & Noble at NMSU at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, to read and sign copies of ?Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza,? a book illustrated by him and based on his experiences.

Mendoza, who graduated from the individualized studies department in 1978, began going blind at the age of 15. He lost his central vision and began seeing things that weren?t there. He describes his condition as having ?kaleidoscope eyes.?

The book chronicles his triumph over blindness by setting the world record in the mile for blind runners. Mendoza also competed in the 1980 and 1984 Olympics for the Disabled.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11397/nmsu-alumnus-artist-to-visit-barnes-noble-at-nmsu

Clarion Duo recital to be held Sunday

The Clarion Duo featuring Assistant Professor Lisa Van Winkle, flute, and Esequiel Meza, piano, will present a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus. Works by J.S. Bach, Albert Roussel, Pierre Sancan, Ian Clarke and Sergei Prokofiev will be presented. Admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information call 575-646-2523.

Statistics seminar series to be held Sept. 29 and 30

The NMSU Student Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics and International Business will host a seminar series featuring Ron Wasserstein, the Executive Director of the ASA.

Recently, a journal edited by faculty at New Mexico State University banned the use of p-values in articles in the journal. During the first seminar that will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 29, in Domenici Hall Room 106, Wasserstein will share his insights regarding the ?p-value debate.? A social will follow.

Wasserstein will present on ?What probability and Forrest Gump teach us about the New Mexico lottery? at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30, in in Guthrie Hall Room 101. During this seminar, Wasserstein will give attendees the opportunity to participate in a simulated lottery and will answer ?what are your chances of winning the big jackpot??

For more information, contact Charlotte Gard at cgard@nmsu.edu.

Diner de Vin: six-course wine dinner with spectacular view

Treat yourself to an elegant six-course wine dinner at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. This gourmet menu has been specially planned by the executive chef, and each course has been expertly paired to a complimentary wine. The restaurant overlooks Aggie Memorial Stadium and the Organ Mountains, featuring a unique and stunning view for your dining experience.

Seats are limited, so reserve your table today by calling 575-646-4802. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For more information about this event, including the full menu and wine pairings, visit http://on.fb.me/1iKT5sz.

City and state officials earn leadership certifications through NMSU program

New Mexico EDGE, which stands for Education Designed to Generate Excellence, presented its New Mexico Certified Public Managers designation to two municipal officials and a state agency employee during the New Mexico Municipal League annual conference in Albuquerque recently.

New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service administers NM EDGE.

The New Mexico Certified Public Manager designation is the final level of the nationally accredited certified public manager program. Receiving the designation were Dan Zolnier, city of Albuquerque senior labor relations officer; Lawrence Esquibel, New Mexico Education Retirement Board chief information officer; and Conrad Cordova, town of Taos information technology director.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11392/city-and-state-officials-earn-leadership-certifications-through-nmsu-program