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.

 Collaboration Sparks Innovation: Arts-In-Medicine

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
UNM Hospital: The Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM

Registration for this event opens October 5, 2015

Presented by: Dr. Patrice Repar

Dr. Patricia Ann Repar will present an Arts-In-Medicine program based on the blending of her studies and work in Music and Integrative Medicine. Scientific studies and explorations into health and healing through the arts suggest that art can help heal humans and change a person’s body physiology and mental attitude.

Professor Repar will speak to how art and music can have an immediate affect on the autonomic nervous system, hormonal balance and neurotransmitters. Dr. Repar shows how music, dance, the written word, visual art, and body workers can transform and rejuvenate. She believes that Arts-in-Medicine has the potential to heal, change perceptions, attitudes, and emotional and pain perceptions. This event will be beneficial for those in pain and those who are care givers.


6:00 p.m. Live music and reception in the Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion
6:45 p.m. Presentation begins

Additional Details:

This presentation is free and family-friendly. RSVP will open October, 2015. Parking for this event will be provided and is free in a specially designated lot close to UNM hospital. Shuttle service for this special event will be provided for easy transport, both to the hospital for the Lobo Living Room event, and back to the parking lot after the event.

For additional information contact the Alumni Relations Office at (505) 277-5808 or at alumni@unm.edu.

RSVP Today!Baseball, the National Pastime

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
UNM Baseball Field, Albuquerque, NM

Please note: The time changed from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Presented by:
Honor’s College Professor, Ryan Swanson
and UNM Baseball Coach, Ray Birmingham

Take me out to the Ballgame! UNM Coach Ray Birmingham and Professor Ryan Swanson from the Honors College share their love of the game and history of the sport with an evening of baseball trivia: Who threw out the first pitch? Which U.S. President hated baseball? Why is it called the World Series? Women playing Baseball? Baseball on the White House lawn?

There will be activities for kids and kids at heart: running bases, tracking pitch speeds with radar and viewing the new batting cage facility. UNM baseball players will demonstrate pitching styles: screwballs, change ups, curve balls, sliders, and cutters, and will be available to throw and catch with the kids and sign autographs. People will be able to wonder around the baseball field, the new batting cage and sit and eat typical ballpark food at tables placed on the baseball field.


6:30 p.m. Event to start with games for kids and kids at heart
7:00 p.m. Presentation begins

Additional Details:

This presentation is free and open to the public. RSVP required by Tuesday, August 25, 2015. UNM Baseball field is south of the Wise Pies Arena aka "the PIt", University Blvd.

For additional information contact the Alumni Relations Office at (505) 277-5808 or at alumni@unm.edu.

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Watch for these upcoming Lobo Living Rooms in 2015!
Date Title
August 27, 2015 Baseball, The National Pastime
November 11, 2015 Collaboration Sparks Innovation: Arts-In-Medicine
Note: There will be no scheduled Lobo Living Room events in February, May, June, October, and December of 2015.

Schedule and topics subject to change

2015 Lobo Living Room Events:

July 2015, Explore the History of ¡Mariachi!: Flickr
Take a walk back into history and experience Mariachi like you never have before! Hear from Jonathan Clark, Mariachi Historian and watch celebrated mariachi maestros transfer knowledge to future generations as students gain musical experience and direction unheard of in few other musical environments. RSVP required by July 8, 2015.

April 2015, Heart of Collecting: Flickr
Judith Kennedy Lavender's presentation gives a glimpse of her Kennedy family and how they came to New Mexico in the early 1900's.  Her collection consists of artists alive in her lifetime and who traded with her father.  She shares stories and focuses on many  Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, and Rio Grande Pueblo artists and the beautiful pieces they created. 

March 2015, UNM Cancer Center: Flickr/Youtube
Dr. Cheryl Willman, Director and CEO, UNM Cancer and Research Treatment Center, discussed the latest research and accolades of the UNM Cancer Center. Dr. Willman has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work with cancer research.

January 2015, The Secrets of Longevity: Flickr/Youtube
Dr. Len Kravitz discusses the "secret" characteristics, behaviors, and lifestyles of people who live long and high-quality lives. All relevant material presented is based on scientific research. Everyone attending will leave with an action plan to live life to its fullest.

2014 Lobo Living Room Online:

Cooperation: A Story of Ants, Robots and Your Own Cells: Flickr
Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash: Flickr
Geronimo, In History and Legend: Flickr
A Night at the Opera: Flickr
KNME Confidential: Flickr
Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program: Flickr
America Seen from Afar: Flickr /Youtube
History of Underwear: Flickr /Albuquerque Journal

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
Of Zombies and Brains: Flickr / Webcast

The University of New Mexico Alumni Association sponsors the Lobo Living Room to provide opportunities for alumni and other friends of UNM to stay connected with the University through interactions with notable alumni and faculty who speak, demonstrate or perform in their areas of expertise. The sponsorship of these events, however, should not be construed as an endorsement by UNM or the Alumni Association of the views of Lobo Living Room presenters, or the institutions with which they are associated.

Last Updated: August 31, 2015