Dr. Lopez - President of New Mexico Tech
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Dr. Lopez - President of New Mexico Tech

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ger f is a research division of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) located in Socorro, New Mexico.

or more. He says with a smile, "It's a business that we really like." Eaves Movie Ranch When you climb t

he plank steps to the boardwalk flanking the saloon, bank and mercantiles of the Western town J. W. Eaves built nearly 30 years ago, you feel you've placed your feet

on 1870s milled pine. As you make your way down the walkway and peep into a storefront, an unshakable feeling of disorientation creeps up every once in a while--your inner voice sa

ying, "but this has to be a real town." A town real in the sense of lived in, peopled with sooty blacksmiths and cautious bankers, nosy shopkeepers and worldly bartenders. An occasional glimpse of a false front reminds you that this is, after all, a movie set. You may then find yourself trying to contain a runa

way imagination, yet you've entered the world of make-believe, and it s only doing its job. Creating illusion is what the art of film is all about. The group of Hollywood professionals who made the Eaves set were not only skilled

Dr. López' experience with state government in Santa Fe has made him an effective champion for New Mexico Tech throughout the years. As the president of the Council of University Presidents, he is also a spokesman for all higher education in the state.

craftsmen and women, they were artists who created a believable world by t

he power of imagination - a world that has sustained its sens