Lobo Living Room . . . Come on in!
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
“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.
In Garbology, Edward Humes investigates trash—what’s in it; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities, and even nations are finding a way back from waste to discover a new kind of prosperity. Along the way , he introduces a collection of garbage denizens unlike anyone you’ve ever met: the trash-tracking detectives of MIT, the bulldozer-driving sanitation workers building Los Angeles’ Garbage Mountain landfill, the artists residing in San Francisco’s dump, and the family whose annual trash output fills not a dumpster or a trash can, but a single mason jar.
Geronimo: In History and Legend
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Hodgin Hall Alumni Center Plaza
Food Truck Round-up: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6-7:30 p.m.
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 is the focus of Paul Hutton’s Lobo Living Room talk.
Food Truck Round-up
A Food Truck Round-up will meet starting at 5:30 p.m. to offer a variety of food and beverages for purchase. Food Truck offerings include: Kimos BBQ Hawaiian, Cheesy Street, Conchitas Creations, and more.
This presentation is free and open to the public. RSVP required by August 8, 2014. Bring your chairs and blankets. Parking is available in the lot east of Hodgin Hall as well as the “B” lot at Central & University.
2014 Lobo Living Room Events:
August 2014, Geronimo, In History and Legend:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
2013 Lobo Living Room Online:
Sacred Places in New Mexico:
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