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Fort Lewis College and San Juan College partnering to produce tomorrow’s scientists
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Producing more graduates in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields is becoming increasingly important in a world where advances in these fields are coming faster than ever. This fall, Colorado’s Fort Lewis College was awarded almost $600,000 over the next five years from the National Science Foundation to support a partnership with New Mexico’s San Juan College to do just that.

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Visiting professor to speak on oral histories and the Navajo Nation
Monday, November 14, 2011

Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale, associate professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico will visit at Fort Lewis College as part of the FLC Native American Center Speaker Series. In addition to meeting with students, Dr. Denetdale will offer a public presentation at 7 p.m. in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Fort Lewis College joins telescope network that could help prevent a demolition derby in space
Monday, November 07, 2011

Since the advent of space exploration and satellite technology the area just above Earth’s atmosphere is turning into something resembling a busy highway in the middle of a junkyard. Knowing what’s flying around our planet and keeping the country’s satellites out of harm’s way is a critical national security issue. Helping in this national security issue is a newly formed partnership between higher education institutions in Colorado and Chile, including Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.

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Geosciences professor Gary Gianniny chosen as the 2011-12 Featured Scholar
Friday, October 21, 2011

“Research builds,” says Fort Lewis College Geosciences Professor Gary Gianniny. It’s an axiom that is illustrated by his research portfolio, which is as deep as it is impressive. His pursuit of knowledge has taken him around the world studying topics from evolution and sedimentary records found in limestone to the energy potential of microbial deposits and the effects of coal extraction on groundwater.

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Higher admission standards and academic investment help drive retention increases at Fort Lewis College
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

DURANGO (19 October 2011) - Increased admission standards, along with efforts to secure funding and increase investment in academic programs, seem to be making a difference in helping Fort Lewis College’s students succeed in school. The retention rate among every ethnic group represented on campus either increased or remained steady from 2006 (beginning of tougher admission standards) to 2009 (latest published data).

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