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Current Issue: March 3, 2003
Volume 38, Number 15

In brief

LAI hosts free talk on trekking in Peru

Andrea M. Heckman, author of “Woven Stories: Andean Textiles and Rituals” (UNM Press) will give a free talk “Trekking in Peru” and sign advance copies of the book Friday, March 7, from noon to 1 p.m. at the UNM Latin American Institute, 801 Yale NE.

Heckman received her Ph.D. from the institute in 1997. For information, call 277-2961.

Asian Studies hosts talk on Middle East

R. Stephen Humpreys, professor of Islamic and middle eastern history at the Univ. of Cal. at Santa Barbara presents “The Middle East in a Troubled Age” Monday, March 3, at 2 p.m. in Dane Smith Hall, rm. 125.

Humpreys is author of “Between Memory and Desire: The Middle East in a Troubled Age,” and “The Islamic World: Expansion and Consolidation from Saladin to the Mongols.”

He is an expert on tradition and modernity in Islamic political thought, Islam and democracy, war and diplomacy in the Middle East and formation of Islamic civilization.

The talk is sponsored by the UNM Asian Studies Department.

SOE participates in gender equity meeting

The School of Engineering (SOE) was one of 27 colleges and universities to participate in a gender equity conference in Washington, D.C. recently at the National Academy of Engineering.

The conference focused on faculty, undergraduate and graduate recruitment and retention and institutional change. Tufts University organized the conference in collaboration with the Intel Foundation.

“The conference examined many aspects of increasing diversity in the engineering field,” SOE Dean Joe Cecchi said. “Embracing diversity and monitoring progress are key in instituting change in moving towards gender equity in engineering education.”

J. B. Jackson lecture features preservationist

Noted landscape preservationist and historian Elizabeth Barlow Rogers presents a slide lecture, “Building and Rebuilding Central Park: Democracy, Design, Philanthropy, and Preservation,” on Thursday, March 13 at 6 p.m. in the Forum Lecture Hall at the College of Santa Fe.

In this third annual J.B. Jackson Lecture of the UNM School of Architecture and Planning, Rogers will focus on the challenges and accomplishments of undertaking Central Park’s restoration.

Rogers’ lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the J.B. Jackson Endowment.

NMHR features senator

The New Mexico Historical Review (NMHR) recently published the Fall 2002 edition.

Featured is “Senator Clinton P. Anderson’s Library Legacy.” The collection is housed in the Center for Southwest Research in the west wing of Zimmerman Library.

The New Mexico Historical Review is owned and published quarterly by UNM. Individual copies are $10. Call 277-5839.

Feminist Institute features music talk

Judith Halberstam, author of “Female Masculinities” and professor of literary and cultural studies at the Univ. of Cal. at San Diego, will present “Shadows on a Dime: Queer Temporality, Affect and Performance” on Thursday, March 6, at 5 p.m. in the Willard Reading Room, Zimmerman Library.

“Halberstam will discuss theoretical works on queer identity to analyze the complex relationships between the contemporary queer dyke music scene and earlier women’s music movement,” Bailey said.

As the UNM Feminist Research Institute’s visiting scholar for spring 2003, Halberstam will also offer a seminar Friday, March 7, for UNM faculty and graduate students on “A New Work in Queer Cultural Studies: Theorizing Race, Space and Subcultures.” The seminar is restricted to 20 participants.

For information, contact the Feminist Research Institute at 277-1198, or femresin@unm.edu.

National Hispanic Cultural Center director to speak at UNM

Thomas Chávez, executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, will discuss his book, “Spain and the Independence of the United States: an intrinsic gift,” in the first installment of the Open Doors: Regional Scholars and Writers Series for spring 2003, on Wednesday, March 12, at 3 p.m. in the Willard Reading Room in Zimmerman Library.

The series is sponsored by the UNM General Library’s Division of Iberian and Latin American Resources and Services (DILARES), and the Center for Southwest Research.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Carolyn Mountain at 277-0818, or carolynm@unm.edu.