The Role of the Media in our Interconnected World

The Role of the Media in our Interconnected World

Kent Walz, Albuquerque Journal
July 27, 2018 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 pm
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center
1634 University Blvd. NE

We are subject to more news, and fake news, from more sources than ever before. It’s in the newspaper, on TV, on our computers and on our phones. Traditional news media are more challenged than ever by a flock of well financed information and commentary purveyors on the left and right. And that doesn’t even contemplate the increasingly important role of powerful companies like Apple, Google and Facebook in deciding what you can read or view. All this against the backdrop of open warfare between the president of the United States and much of the news media. We will try to sort out the playing field and make some sense of it. +More Info

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Katya Crawford

Landscape Architecture: Our 21st Century Superhero

Katya Crawford, Associate Professor, UNM
August 12, 2018 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

In a world facing rapid urbanization, environmental destruction and social unrest, how can design, large and small, create healthy, beautiful, generative spaces for all? This talk reveals the power of landscape architecture to delight and heal, inspire and transform. Examples of local and international projects will transport the attendees into the magical realm of landscape architecture, giving clarity and depth to a largely underrepresented and misunderstood profession. +More Info

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New Mexico’s Booming Trade with Mexico:  A View from the Border

New Mexico’s Booming Trade with Mexico: A View from the Border

Jerry Pacheco, International Business Accelerator
August 24, 2018 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center
1634 University Blvd NE

In this lecture, Mr. Pacheco will review New Mexico’s trade with Mexico and how Mexican trade is supplanting Intel’s role in the state’s exports and how Santa Teresa is poised to become the largest exporting base in New Mexico, surpassing exports from the Albuquerque metro area. Mr. Pacheco will also examine the developments in the Santa Teresa project and how the Trump administration is affecting New Mexico’s trade with Mexico. +More Info

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Immigrants in the U.S:  New Trends and Issues

Immigrants in the U.S: New Trends and Issues

D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center
September 21, 2018 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 pm
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center
1634 University Blvd. NE

News headlines are filled with stories about young unauthorized, immigrant Dreamers, war-zone refugees, and temporary digital workers from India – but how do they fit into the bigger picture of immigration to the U.S.? D’Vera Cohn will describe immigration’s role in reshaping the U.S. population, paint a portrait of the nation’s immigrants today, and look ahead to their possible future. +More Info

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