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NMSU Hotline — April 15, 2016

Two NMSU scientists patent valuable research thanks to Arrowhead Center


Two scientists at New Mexico State University have secured patents for their revolutionary research thanks to the guidance offered at NMSU?s Arrowhead Center.

NMSU chemical engineering doctoral candidate Nasser Khazeni and interim Plant and Environmental Sciences Department head Rolston St. Hilaire spoke about their research and collaboration with Arrowhead at a recent Scholarly Excellence Rally at the Stan Fulton Center Third Floor Bistro.

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NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar to resume Friday with NMSU alumna

Antonia Dominguez, postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Lei Stanley Qi from the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University School of Medicine, will present a talk titled ?Beyond editing: CRISPR-Cas9 for precision gene regulation and interrogation of disease? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a new series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research that is open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Dominguez earned her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from NMSU in 2006. Her lecture will focus on efforts to develop tools for human genome editing to affect neurodegenerative disorders. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_41516.pdf

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe offers American Cuisine this week

Join 100 West Café today for some delicious American Cuisine prepared by students.

Enjoy a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature New England clam chowder, iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing, or a three-bean salad, beef pot roast, Maryland chicken, herb-crusted pork loin or sautéed mushroom pasta with arugula. Your dessert choices are apple pie, New York cheesecake or key lime pie. All lunches are $10, payable by cash, check or credit card, and Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards are accepted.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138, in $10 increments.

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

Best-selling author Janet Mock to appear at NMSU as part of Pride Season

As part of Pride Season at New Mexico State University, a public discussion will be held with The New York Times best-selling author and MSNBC web series host Janet Mock at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium.

In her 2014 book ?Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More,? Mock serves as a voice for the transgender community and all people attempting to define themselves. She is also the host of MSNBC?s So POPular! weekly web series about culture.

Zooey Sophia Pook, coordinator of LGBT+ Programs at NMSU, will moderate the discussion. Mock will speak about her book, her experiences and the issues of identity and inclusion.


Social Security representative presentation at NMSU postponed

A representative from the El Paso Social Security office was scheduled to make a presentation on social security retirement to the NMSU campus on April 19. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will be postponed to a later date.

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Intro to Amira Software workshops to be held April 21

RISE STARTUP will host representatives from FEI Software who will introduce participants to Amira, a powerful, multifaceted 3-D software platform for visualizing, manipulating, and understanding data from computed tomography, microscopy, MRI, and many other imaging modalities. Amira enables advanced 3-D image processing workflows for specialists in research areas ranging from molecular and cellular biology to neuroscience and bioengineering. Two sessions of the workshop will be offered from 10 to 11a.m. and from 2:30 to 3:30p.m. April 21, in the William Conroy Honors Building commons room. For more information, contact phcooke@nmsu.edu.

Aggies Activities Council to host concert April 22

Following Aggie Pallooza, Aggies Activities Council will host hip hop artist IAMSU in a concert at 8 p.m. April 22 at Corbett Center Outdoor Stage. This concert is free to all NMSU students who present an ID. Non-Aggie friends are welcomed to join, tickets are only $10 before April 18. Buy them at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iamsu-concert-tickets-24491182787?aff=eac2.

NMSU UAS Flight Test Center helps Vanilla Aircraft complete milestone flight

The New Mexico State University Physical Science Laboratory?s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center assisted in the successful 25-hour flight of the Vanilla Aircraft VA001 Medium Altitude and Long Endurance Unmanned Aircraft at the Las Cruces International Airport, April 4.

NMSU?s UAS FTC provided the Vanilla team with flight testing, operations expertise and crew support to successfully conduct the 25-hour long test. This flight was a major milestone in expanding the envelope toward achieving their goal of 10 days of flight.