February 20, 2014
Education never ends. Come learn with us. We have discussions, not arguments. Our goal is to learn more about all aspects of issues, and to learn more about each other.
The Roundtable Discussion Group meets 10:30 to 11:30am every Sunday in the library of the Unitarian Church located at 2000 S. Solano, Las Cruces. If you have comments or suggestions send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2: Prof. Scott A. Carleton , New Mexico Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, NMSU: “New Mexico Birds”
New Mexico is home to an incredible diversity of bird species that change with the seasons. My work is focused on understanding the key life history periods around breeding, dispersal, migration, and overwintering. I have worked on Resplendent Quetzals in Costa Rica, broad-tailed and rufous hummingbirds in Wyoming, as well as white-winged and mourning doves in Arizona. My current work is focused on Lesser Prairie-chickens in eastern New Mexico, wintering ecology of Sandhill Cranes at Bosque del Apache NWR, Band-tailed Pigeons in the Gila-Sacramento-Jemez Mountains, and Scaled Quail in southwestern New Mexico. My work is designed to provide information to land and wildlife managers on the best practices to conserve wildlife populations. More information on myself, my students, and the type of work we are undertaking can be found at http://web.nmsu.edu/~carleton
March 9: Prof. William I. Hargrove, Director of the Center for Environmental Resource Mgmt. at UTEP: “Recent International & domestic Projects”
Will discuss the Centers program at UTEP and results of projects in Thailand, Kenya and ongoing efforts in the U.S.
March 16: Prof. Ramade, Department Head, Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (EE) , NMSU: “NM Utilities”
Will discuss issues and trends of New Mexico utility providers
March 23: Still working on a Speaker
March 30: Jan Thompson: Telling our Stories—“Mental Illness”
In this EqUUal inclusion Group presentation , a panel of our own members will share their experiences with mental illness. Come and hear what you might encounter at any time in your life, especially as you enter your senior years—or be inspired to share your own experiences. How can we best enable one another to find fulfillment as we walk our individual lives in community