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Viola F. Cordova Memorial Symposium

Viola F. Cordova was the first Native American woman to receive a doctorate in philosophy.  Even as she became an expert on canonical works of traditional Western philosophy, she devoted herself to defining a Native American philosophy.  Although she died of a brain aneurysm before she could complete her life's work, some of her colleagues organized her pioneering contributions into a book How It Is: The Native American Philosophy of V.F. Cordova (2007).  Since 2003, the Native American Studies department has held this symposium in her honor.

NAS Graduation Convocation

Native American Studies hosts the annual Graduation Convocation to honor the Native American Studies Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree graduates.  This event takes place in May each spring to collectively congratulate the graduates from Fall, Spring, and Summer.  Graduating NAS students should sign-up at through graduation.unm.edu: NAS Graduation Convocation.

For questions about this special event, please contact the Senior Student Success Specialist, Catherine Montoya, cnm@unm.edu or 505.277.3917.

Student Organizations

Student are welcome to get involved and participate!  Contact the student organization or attend a meeting to get involved.

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