Lobo Living Room

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The Lobo Living Room is a venue that features notable UNM alumni discussing, demonstrating, or performing in their areas of expertise, or UNM alumni-related events.

Lobo Living Room discussions, demonstrations, or performances may feature topics that are currently making headlines or are historically significant. Lobo Living Room can be held at Hodgin Hall, other UNM venues such as The Pit or Popejoy Hall, and locations hosting UNM alumni events such as chapter events and alumni homes.

Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
By Edward Humes

October 15, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Centennial Engineering Auditorium
210 University Blvd. NE, UNM Main Campus
“A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of America’s biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trash.

The average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime and $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled to the curb each year. But our bins are just the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century.

Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize winning author, Edward Humes, as he discusses his book, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash. Selected as the book for the academic reading program for the UNM Lobo Reading Experience, this effort brings awareness of America's largest export, most prodigious product and greatest legacy -- the biggest thing we make -- our trash.

RSVP Today!Additional Details

This presentation is free and open to the public. RSVP required by October 14, 2014. Free parking is available in the B lot at University and Central Ave.

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Cooperation: A Story of Ants, Robots and Your Own Cells

November 13, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Centennial Engineering Auditorium
210 University Blvd. NE, UNM Main Campus
Presented by Dr. Melanie Moses, Professor of Computer Sciences

Dr. Moses reveals the similarities between ant or ant colonies, elephants, and computers. This presentation is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

RSVP Today!Additional Details

This presentation is free and open to the public. RSVP required by November 11, 2014. Free parking is available in the B lot at University and Central Ave. For additional information contact us at (505) 277-5808 or at llr@unmalumni.org.

2014 Lobo Living Room Events:

August 2014, Geronimo, In History and Legend: Flickr/Albuquerque Journal
Geronimo, the Chiricahua warrior, is the most famous of all the American Indian leaders. Once he was feared and hated by American society, but now he is celebrated as a great patriot chief. How and why that happened was the focus of Paul Hutton’s talk.

May 2014, A Night at the Opera: Flickr
A Night at the Opera included: tours of the Santa Fe Opera facility, costume, and design shops; performance of "Avastar"; and a reception, hosted by the UNM Alumni Association, the UNM Foundation and the College of Fine Arts

April 2014, KNME Confidential: Flickr
Attendees experienced a tour of the facility (including the Studio and Master Control Room), had an opportunity to experience both sides of the camera as they film and were filmed for the KNME Public Television Gettysburg Project.

March 2014, Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program: Flickr
Miguel Gandert, IFDM Director, gave an overview of the IFDM Program and how students are guided through the world of new and emerging technologies. Participants played “Siphon”, the video game and had a special viewing of “Ritz & Spitz” the award winning student film.

February 2014, America Seen from Afar: Flickr/Youtube
Presentation by Mr. David Campbell, distinguished UNM alumnus and Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. Campbell addressed the perceptions of America from abroad, both positive and negative, and touched on the rise of the BRICS in international diplomacy.

January 2014, History of Underwear: Flickr/Albuquerque Journal
Presented by Dorothy Baca, professor and costume designer for the UNM Department of Theatre and Dance.

2013 Lobo Living Room Online:

Sacred Places in New Mexico: Flickr
A Chile Chat: Flickr
Visualize 3D Printing: Flickr
Curanderismo and Ancestral Healing: Flickr
Flamenco Fever: Flickr
Behind the Ball: Lobo Football Spring Training: Flickr
CSI/OMI: An Investigative Look: Flickr/Youtube
Of Zombies and Brains: Flickr/webcast

Last Updated: August 19, 2014