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University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico is a public research university located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the United States.



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The University of New Mexico was founded on February 28, 1889, with the passage of House Bill No. 186 by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico; stipulating that "Said institution is hereby located at or near the town of Albuquerque, in the county of Bernalillo within two miles north of railroad avenue in said town, upon a tract of good high and dry land, of not less than twenty acres suitable for the purposes of such institution," and that it would be the state university when New Mexico became a state. Bernard Shandon Rodey, a judge of the territory of New Mexico, pushed for Albuquerque as the location of the University and was one of the authors of the statute that created UNM, earning him the title of "Father of the University." Two years later, Elias S. Stover became the first president of the University and the following year the University's first building, Hodgin Hall, opened. William Tight, third president Presidents to follow The university's third president, William G. Tight, who served a term from 1901�1909, introduced many programs for students and faculty, including the first fraternity and sorority, for the University. Tight introduced the Pueblo Revival architecture for which the campus has become known. During Tight's term, the first Pueblo Revival style building on campus, the Estufa, was constructed and the Victorian-style Hodgin Hall was plastered over to create a monument to Pueblo Indian culture. However, Tight was vilified for his primitivism and was removed from office for political reasons, though history would vindicate him as the Pueblo Revival style became the dominant architectural style on campus.

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The University will engage students, faculty, and staff in its comprehensive educational, research, and service programs. UNM will provide students the values, habits of mind, knowledge, and skills that they need to be enlightened citizens, to contribute to the state and national economies, and to lead satisfying lives. Faculty, staff, and students create, apply, and disseminate new knowledge and creative works; they provide services that enhance New Mexican's quality of life and promote economic development; and they advance our understanding of the world, its peoples, and cultures. Building on its educational, research, and creative resources, the University provides services directly to the City and State, including health care, social services, policy studies, commercialization of inventions, and cultural events.



Edward Abbey Writer Paige Ackerson-Kiely Poet John Adair Pioneer of Navajo and Zuni cultural studies. In 1948, the university's first doctoral candidate in anthropology.[1][2] James Anaya United Nations Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Human Rights.[3] Christopher Andronicos Geologist.[4] Jerry Apodaca Former Governor of New Mexico.[5] John Baker (runner) WAC Cross-Country and Mile Championship[6] Hank Baskett NFL player, currently a free agent.[7] Charlie Beljan PGA Tour winner Gary Berntsen Former CIA Senior Operations Officer.[8] Robert W. Bigelow Attorney/Television Commentator.[9][10] Sarah Bird Novelist, screenwriter, and journalist.[11] David Bishop Middle-distance runner.[12] Ken Brown Former NFL player.[13] Charles W. Blackwell 1972 First Ambassador of the Chickasaw Nation to the United States (1995�2013)[14] Paul Bloom Former lawyer working as a special counsel for the United States Department of Energy.[15] Timothy Braun Author.[16] Kirk Bryan Geologist.[17] Gregory R. Bryant Rear Admiral U.S. Navy.[18] Terry Calvani Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.[19] Gregory Cajete One of the founders of integrating Native American Studies with science disciplines.[20] Edward L. Chavez Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court.[21] Martin Ch�vez Former Mayor of Albuquerque.[22] Brian Colon Former Chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.[23] Michael Cooper Former NBA player.[24] Justin Davis Soccer player.[25] Barbara Degenevieve Photographer.[26] Diane Denish Former Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico.[27] Diane Dimond Journalist, author, TV anchor Sam Dixon Basketball coach.[28] Jack Dongarra Mathematician and Computer Scientist, Distinguished Professor, University of Teneessee[29] James G. Ellis Dean of USC Marshall School of Business[30] Lee Fitzgerald Professor of Zoology and Faculty Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles at Texas A&M University.[31] Julio Gea-Banacloche Quantum physics expert.[32] J.R. Giddens NBA Player.[33] Janice Gould Koyangk'auwi Maidu writer and scholar.[34] Danny Granger NBA player.[35] Kelly Graves Current head women's basketball coach at Gonzaga University.[36] Eddie Guerrero WWE wrestler. James Haskins Award-winning children's author.[37] Bashirul Haq Prominent architect and educator Daniel Ray Herrera Major League Baseball player.[38] Judith C. Herrera United States federal judge.[39] Tim Herron Professional golfer on the PGA Tour[40] Euan Holden Professional association football player.[41] Shirley Hufstedler First United States Secretary of Education.[42] David Iglesias Former United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico and controversially dismissed.[43] Donald L. Ivers Former judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.[44] Gary Johnson Former Governor of New Mexico and 2012 presidential candidate.[45] George Johnson Science author.[46] Brian Jay Jones New York Times bestselling biographer of Washington Irving and Jim Henson.[47] Bruce King Former three-term Governor of New Mexico.[48] Gary King Attorney General of New Mexico.[49] Elizabeth Lapovsky-Kennedy One of the founding feminists of the field of Women's Studies.[50] Peter Koo Member of the New York City Council.[51] Emil Lassen Major General Air National Guard.[52] Luc Longley Former NBA player and the first Australian to play in the NBA.[53] L. Luis Lopez American poet.[54] Thomas J. Mabry Former Governor of New Mexico and Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court.[55] Joseph Maestas Mayor of Espa�ola, New Mexico.[56] Penny Marshall Actress and director.[57] Miguel Marquez ABC News correspondent.[58] Terrance Mathis Former NFL player. Oscar W. McConkie, Jr. Utah politician and LDS church leader.[59] Cisco McSorley New Mexico politician.[60] Melissa Miller (artist) 1974 Painter.[61] John H. Morrison Lawyer and former President of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars.[62] William L. Nyland U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.[63] Lori Ostlund American short story writer.[64] Jordan Pacheco Major League Baseball infielder for the Colorado Rockies. William Payne New Mexico state senator.[65] Antoine Predock Architect.[66] V.B. Price Journalist, poet, author, scholar and New Mexico historian.[67] Kathryn Ptacek American author and editor.[68] Michael D. Rhodes Egyptologist.[69] Devon Sandoval Soccer player for Real Salt Lake.[70] Steven Schiff Former U.S. congressman representing New Mexico.[71] Jean Schodorf Member of the Kansas Senate.[72] Scott Strickland Major League Baseball player.[73] Thomas C. Taylor New Mexico politician.[74] Jerry D. Thompson Historian of the American Southwest[75] Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland and the eldest of Robert F. Kennedy's children.[76] Tom Udall U.S. congressman and senator representing New Mexico.[77] Brian Urlacher Former NFL Player[78] Carol Jean Vigil First Native American woman to be state district judge in the U.S.[79] John Wertheim Former member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee.[80] Cody Willard Fox Business Network anchor.[81] Ray Wilson Chicago Bears linebacker



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