Community Education County
By Bonnie Gordon
UNM-Los Alamos announces a new series of courses as a member of the Microsoft IT Academy Program. UNM-LA is the only organization in northern New Mexico that offers Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses.
“UNM-LA offers these courses at extremely competitive pricing along with many extras,” Program Coordinator Gary Garrett said. “See the website for details about our courses.”
Visit the program website at http://mitaunmla.unm.edu/
Course 6292A: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client will be offered beginning Wednesday, March 7. This four-day instructor-led
Experience a stimulating day of presentations between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 29, at the Hive, 134 State Road 4 in White Rock.
TEDx PajaritoLive is a live simulcast of sessions being presented at TED2012 in Long Beach, Calif.
The overall theme of TED2012 is “Full Spectrum.” From the TED2012 conference program: “From dazzling technology and leading-edge science to the richest veins of human creativity and interconnection, we are assembling our most diverse group of speakers ever for TED2012, with just this in common: they have something remarkable
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A team of 14 Los Alamos High School students are spending their spare time creating a robot that can shoot a basketball.
The three girls and 11 boys are working with 10 adult mentors in facilities at UNM-Los Alamos.
The team intends to enter their robot in the “Rebound Rumble” at the “FIRST Robotics Competition” in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Check back for the full story on this exciting project.
Car modeling class. Courtesy/Espanola YMCA Teen Center
Car Modeling Class
Volunteer instructors Lorenzo Martinez and Fabian Valdez of Espanola are volunteering their time and expertise to teach students at the Espanola YMCA Teen Center (EYTC) how to build “show-worthy” model cars.
Every Wednesday through March, students are meeting to bring their creative spirits to life by building, designing and painting their unique car models.
“We are excited to be working with this creative duo this year and are looking forward to what our students will create,” Co-Director
Los Alamos High School student photographer Hannah Purtymun captures the excitement generated by the high school’s recent ribbon cutting event.
UNM-Los Alamos is hosting the free film series, “Fairy Tale Thursdays” at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday through May in the UNM-LA Student Center Lecture Hall.
The series will explore the rich tradition of fairy tales in film.
On Feb. 23, host, Dr. Mickey Marsee, will show the 1946 Jean Cocteau cult classic, “La Belle et la Bete” (Beauty and the Beast, NR/ 97 min) in the Building 5 Lecture Hall. Marsee hosted the popular Monster Film Series in 2010.
Deemed one of the best dramatic presentations of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, Cocteau’s direction mixes fantasy with
By Terry Foxx
New Mexico became a state 100 years ago, Jan. 6, 1912, after 60 years as a Territory. In those 100 years and before, the land that encompasses the Jemez Mountains and Pajarito Plateau has undergone many changes from open and lightly inhabited lands, to grazing land for thousands of livestock, to population development and urbanization. But even without these changes, the ecosystem is constantly changing in response to both natural and human impacts.
Over the past 100 years, many people have been dedicated to helping us understand our land and our influence. Aldo Leopold
Area residents interested in pursuing a paralegal career will have the opportunity to earn a Paralegal Certificate through an online course being offered beginning March 5, by UNM-Los Alamos in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, a Colorado company that provides students with affordable and effective legal education through colleges across the nation.
The 14-week Paralegal Certificate Course© prepares students for careers in the growing field of paralegalism. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projections, the number of paralegal positions
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