Presidential Inauguration
Office of the University Secretary

MSC05 3340
Scholes Hall , 103
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-4664
Fax: (505) 277-4665

Academic Symposia

On Friday, November 16, 2012 UNM will host two academic symposia in honor of the inauguration of President Robert G. Frank.


Inspire: Flagship in Community

Friday, November 16, 2012
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
SUB Ballroom C

A discussion of how research universities affect and interact with their communities in the 21st century.

Keynote Speaker

Joseph DiPietro
President, University of Tennessee

UNM Panelists

Ellen Babcock
Department of Art and Art History
Friends of the Orphan Signs

Angelo Gonzales
Center for Education Policy Research
The Unidos Project, New Mexico Learning Alliance

Claudia Isaac
Community and Regional Planning
Affordable housing and neighborhood planning

Melanie Moses
Computer Science
Project GUTS

Christine Sierra
Political Science/SHRI
Irene Vasquez
American Studies/CHMS
Community Based Research and Learning Initiative


Inspire: Flagship in Community, Health Sciences Center

Friday, November 16, 2012
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Domenici Center Auditorium

A discussion of how academic medical centers affect and interact with their communities in the 21st century.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Charles Rice
President Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

UNM Panelists

Arthur Kaufmann
Family and Community Medicine
Vision 2020

Sanjeev Arora
Internal Medicine
Project ECHO

Felina Ortiz &Barbara Overman
College of Nursing
Family Health Partnerships

Valerie Romero-Leggott
Family and Community Medicine
Education pipeline/BAMD

Mario Pacheco
Family and Community Medicine
Northern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program

Michel Disco
College of Pharmacy
Interprofessional education

Deborah Altschul
Psychiatry
Health disparities research

Nina Wallerstein
Family and Community Medicine
Community based participatory research

David Sklar
Emergency Medicine
Health policy