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UNM-LA Instructor Presents Paper On Women In Apocalyptic Fiction

on February 21, 2018 - 7:31am

Dr. Renae Mitchell at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) instructor Dr. Renae Mitchell was honored as a Fellow at the 39th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference Feb. 7-10 in Albuquerque.

Mitchell, an instructor in the English & Humanities Division at UNM-LA, was invited to present her paper, “Reinvented Mothership: The Revolution of Maternity in Apocalyptic Fiction.” 

The SWPACA, or SouthWest Popular and American Culture Association, is an annual academic conference held in Albuquerque, focused on various aspects of literary, film,

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Cookie Plate Challenge Underway In Los Alamos

on February 21, 2018 - 6:41am

Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) has revived its annual Cookie Plate Challenge. They encourage community members to bake a plate of cookies for someone, snap a photo and send it to C’YA. Tell them about your recipient and then challenge a friend or co-worker to do the same. If you don't like to bake, they ask that you consider donating $5 to their program. The C’YA Board of Directors has been challenged in the first round including Claire Swinhoe, Pauline Powell Schneider, Megan Pfeffer, Karen Greenfield and Valerie Harris. Send photos to cya.org@att.net. C’YA provides free elementary

Venue Change For Olions Spring Musical: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!’

on February 21, 2018 - 6:03am

OLIONS News:

Can you spell M-U-S-I-C-A-L? The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Society proudly presents, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!”

The community is invited to watch (and perhaps join the spellers with an audience participation opportunity) as the contestants try to spell their way to victory and learn a little bit about their wacky lives with some E-X-T-R-A-O-R-D-I-N-A-R-Y songs.

Note Venue change: Performances will be in the LAHS Blackbox at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays March 14-18, 22-23 and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

LAMTA/UNM-LA Spring Piano Recital Sunday

on February 20, 2018 - 3:35pm

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cynthia Rooney, right, with LAMTA pianists and their teachers in October 2017. Courtesy photo

LAMTA News:

In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.

The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). LAMTA’s Sunday Musicales are regular public presentations for the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the city’s musically talented youth.

Fifteen students from the age of 8 through 14 will be

Leadership Los Alamos Inaugural Focus Session ‘Reflective Leadership’ Delivers Success

on February 20, 2018 - 7:17am

From left, Speaker Phil Bryson, Leadership Los Alamos Board Chair Brian D'Andrea and Speaker Dr. John Bedker gather Jan. 17 for the organization's first Focus Group at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LLA Board members, program class participants and alumni gather at UNM-LA for the first Focus Group hosted by the organization. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) held its first Focus Session Jan. 17 at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

The highly successful inaugural Focus Session on “Reflective Leadership” was made possible

SFI Public Lecture: Randomness Everywhere Feb. 27

on February 19, 2018 - 2:05pm

‘Cardsharps’ by Michelangelo Caravaggio. Courtesy/SFI

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) presents a Community Event: Randomness Everywhere with Sid Redner at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

Randomness underlies events that we encounter every day. From the ups and downs of stock prices to the likelihood of winning at gambling, understanding randomness can help us make sense of our experiences and resolve apparent paradoxes.

In the first community lecture of SFI's 2018 series, Sid Redner  presents an introduction to

PEEC: Analemma Dilemma And Phantoms Of The Universe At Los Alamos Nature Center This Weekend

on February 19, 2018 - 8:55am

Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Akkana Peck and David North will share why noon isn't really noon, why the solstice and the earliest sunset are on different days, and other anomalies of Earth's orbit at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.

Peck and North will investigate how anomalies of the Earth’s orbit affects life on Earth (and on other planets). They are enthusiastic lunar observers.

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