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Professor Barbara Creel has been honored by the Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color in the UNM Office of Graduate Studies Special Initiatives. Professor Creel was recognized at the 7th Annual UNM Faculty of Color Awards ceremony held on April 30, 2013. She received the All-Around Award, which recognizes an exceptional individual who positively impacts students of color and the UNM community at large in the areas of mentorship, outstanding service, and excellence in teaching and research.
Provost Chaouki Abdallah announced today the appointment of David Herring as the dean for the University of New Mexico’s School of Law. “I am extraordinarily pleased to announce and welcome David to UNM. He is an accomplished Professor of Law and a talented administrator. He will be a great addition to our senior leadership team and I ask the UNM community to welcome him to Albuquerque,” Abdallah said.
This year's UNM Annual Teaching Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, May 2nd in the SUB Ballroom on main campus included the Outstanding Teachers of the Year award, one of which was presented to the law school's Keleher & McLeod Professor of Law, Professor Sergio Pareja. The ceremony also included the naming of the law school's Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Prof. Max Minzner, as a Presidential Teaching Fellow.
Nearly 20 years ago the Chicano/a – Latino/a Law Review (CLLR) published Professor Margaret Montoya's piece "Máscaras, Trenzas, y Greñas: Un/Masking the Self While Un/Braiding Latina Stories in Legal Discourse." In it Professor Montoya shed light on how she was negotiating white spaces as a woman of color.
Journals at both Harvard and UCLA have arranged celebrations in honor of this article and Professor Montoya.