MEXICO CITY — The University Council of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) will analyze the institution’s expenditures for 2015, which rose to 39.15 billion pesos, with the participation of an independent public accountant.
The CU will also examine the proposal to create a degree in Music and Arts Technology, which would be the 117th degree offered by the institution and would be offered at the ENES Morelia campus.
It will also evaluate a proposal by the Technical Council of the chemistry department to designate Rachel Mata Essayag the title of professor emeritus. Mata Essayag has distinguished herself through her research on medicinal herbs and her teaching in the last 30 years.
In its first session of the year, the UNAM’s highest governing body will choose a new member of its Junta to replace Luis Alberto Zarco Quintero, who plans to retire.
Also, the CU will be joined by several new members: Germán Fajardo Dolci, Eduardo Vega López, Patricia Dolores Dávila Aranda, Francisco Suárez Güemes y Diana Tamara Martínez Ruiz, designated by the Junta de Gobierno as directors of the departments of Medicine, Economics, Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Veterinary Medicine and zootechnics and of the ENES Morelia, respectively; Pablo Mora Pérez-Tejada, Mario Humberto Ruz Sosa, Luis Agustín Álvarez-Icaza Longoria, José de Jesús González González, Manuel Suárez Lastra y Alfredo Varela Echavarría, directors of the institutes of investigation of Philology, Engineering, Astronomy, Geography and Neurobiology.
During the session, reports by the commissions of Cultural Diffusion and the Special Commission on Gender Equality will be presented.