August 3, 2018 – Former UNM president Chaouki Abdallah has served in a range of leadership roles at the university over the past thirty years. He led the university during a contentious time when financial mismanagement in the Athletics Department was in the headlines. Abdallah says he has enjoyed his time in New Mexico and at UNM but he was offered a unique opportunity at Georgia Tech. Host Gene Grant sat down with Abdallah to talk about his career at UNM and how he thinks the university can continue to improve access to higher education for students from all backgrounds.
December 15, 2017 – The so-called “brain drain” of talented young professionals from New Mexico is a topic that comes up often in New Mexico. There are many ideas for making sure recent graduates can find jobs and opportunities here. But what about those professionals who have already left but want to return home?
Maggie Werner-Washburne, regents’ professor emerita at UNM, put together an upcoming event to connect STEM professionals with employers and potential investors. The New Mexico Educated Workforce in STEM Symposium is taking place December 20-21 in Albuquerque.
Producer Sarah Gustavus sat down this week with Werner-Washburne, recent UNM graduate and former Albuquerque mayoral candidate Gus Pedrotty, and UNM PhD student Jacqueline DeLora to talk about potential solutions for addressing the brain drain and ensuring students and young professionals know what’s available for them in New Mexico.