Change the World

CHANGE THE WORLD

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TALK TO STRANGERS. FUEL THE FUTURE. CHANGE THE WORLD.

Your parents probably taught you never to talk to strangers, right? Well, we threw that conventional wisdom out the window. With Project ECHO. It’s a program and a way of teaching that begins with strangers talking to strangers. It allows full teams of highly trained health experts to interact live with rural doctors, nurses and other medical professionals anywhere in the world. So they can pass on lifesaving information and techniques in real time. And it works really, really well. It used to take this level of information and training about 17 years to reach remote communities. Now it can get to exactly where it’s needed, immediately, through Project ECHO.

REVOLUTIONARY? IT IS.

So is the cleaner, greener hydrogen fuel cell research we’re doing with our partners worldwide that could transform the whole auto industry. So is our Alzheimer’s research that could lead to the discovery of an affordable vaccine to help prevent or reverse the disease’s development in millions of people worldwide. So are the computer engineering breakthroughs we’re making that may help dramatically increase communication bandwidth everywhere. And these are only a few examples of how our students and faculty are leading the way in moving the whole world forward.



Matt McDuffieFACULTY FOCUS
MATT McDUFFIE
Professor of Practice,
Department of Cinematic Arts
Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media


He’s been a screenwriter for 25 years. He’s written and directed movies. Even acted. And he’s worked with some of the most respected media channels in the world: HBO, Showtime and CBS, to name just a few. When he’s not doing what he does best, he’s here, teaching students how to do what he does best.

ACTORS HE’S WRITTEN WORDS FOR:

Kaley Cuoco
Virginia Madsen
Annette Bening
Ed Harris
Robin Williams

Amy Brenneman
Diane Keaton
Chris Pine
Vince Vaughn

Nicolette GonzalesSTUDENT PROFILE
NICOLETTE GONZALES
Senior
BA/MD Health, Medicine & Human Values
About the BA/MD Program



American Sign Language was her first language. Not because she’s deaf. But because both of her parents are. It goes without saying, she had some obstacles to overcome. But overcome she did. In fact, she’s excelled. Today, she’s well on her way to becoming not only a doctor, but a health-policy advocate, too. Determined to help give people like her parents a voice in the world. And prove that possible is a state of mind.

AWARDED THE GATES-MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP.
One of only 1,000 students nationwide.

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ALUMNI

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WHERE LOBOS WORK

Apple
HP
IBM
Intel Corporation
Lockheed Martin
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army

U.S. Navy
Wells Fargo
Sandia National Laboratories
The UNM Health Sciences Center
Goldman Sachs
Molina Healthcare
Honeywell Aerospace
Los Alamos National
Laboratory

169,257ACTIVE ALUMNI WORLDWIDE

WHERE LOBOS LIVE

Albuquerque area, NM
Santa Fe area, NM
Greater Denver area, CO
San Francisco Bay area, CA
Phoenix area, AZ
Greater Los Angeles area, CA
Dallas/Fort Worth area, TX
Washington, D.C. metro area
Greater New York City area, NY
Greater Seattle area, WA

ALUMNI PROFILE
SONYA ROMERO
MA ’01, BA ’97
Elementary Schoolteacher
Doctoral Student


Maybe you saw her on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She’s an elementary schoolteacher from New Mexico who starts her class every morning by asking a simple question. “Have you eaten, and do you need anything to wear?” If anyone is hungry or needs clothes, she takes care of them. She knows that things most of us take for granted can be real barriers to learning for children without them.

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