The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
Thursday, February 4, 2016 6 PM-8 PM
Hodgin Hall Alumni Center, UNM Main Campus
Paul Bogard, UNM alumni and author will speak about his recent book, The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light.
A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, most of us no longer experience true darkness. In this talk based on his book THE END OF NIGHT, Paul Bogard seeks to restore our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art. Using a blend of personal narrative, natural history, science, and astronomy, Bogard shares the importance of darkness—what we've lost, what we still have, and what we might regain--and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our nights tonight. RSVP here.
The Potters of Mata Ortiz, 1995-2015
Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6 PM-8 PM
UNM Art Museum, Center for the Arts, UNM Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM
Presented by: Bill Gilbert
Join us at the UNM Art Museum as Professor Bill Gilbert speaks on the work of the potters of Mata Ortiz. A brief lecture will proceed the viewing of the exhibit. More details to follow.
Bill Gilbert completed his undergraduate work in studio art at Swarthmore College and Pitzer College. He received his MFA from the University of Montana in 1978 and has served on the faculty in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico since 1988 where he holds the Lannan Chair as director of the Land Arts of the American West program. Gilbert is co-founder of the new Art & Ecology emphasis in studio art. RSVP here.
Calling all class of 1965 alumni! Save the date!
Golden Graduate Reunion Breakfast, Friday, May 13
Centennial Engineering Center, Robert J. Stamm Commons, UNM Main Campus
The School of Engineering would like to welcome back our class of 1965 with a special reunion breakfast. Please join our students and department chairs as we take time to look back! We will also provide a tour of our newest building, the Centennial Engineering Center. To view photos of the previous Golden Graduate reunions, click on the links below.
Class of 1965 Golden Graduates Celebration
Class of 1964 Golden Graduates Celebration
Class of 1963 Golden Graduates Celebration
Class of 1962 Golden Graduates Celebration
Class of 1961 Golden Graduates Celebration
Class of 1960 Golden Graduates Celebration
Class of 1959 Golden Graduates Celebration
The UNM Alumni Association will also host special events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the class of 1966. To find out more on these activities you may visit their site here.
Head on over to the UNM Alumni Assocation for more events. You can find the event calendar here.