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Current Issue: June 23, 2003
Volume 38, Number 22

Stuart to speak at bookstore’s Lecture Under the Stars

The UNM Bookstore will host four, free lectures in July as part of the annual Lecture Under the Stars series.

The line up includes Acoma poet Simon Ortiz, David Stuart, UNM associate provost and professor of anthropology, John Montgomery, epigrapher and illustrator, and Lois Palken Rudnick, professor of English and American Studies at the Univ. of Massachusetts.

The UNM Bookstore partnered with UNM Press to include Ortiz and Stuart who also appear in the UNM summer lecture series “Voices of the Southwest.”

The lectures kick off Monday, July 7, with Ortiz. Stuart speaks on Monday, July 14. Montgomery appears Monday, July 21 and Palken Rudnick will speak Monday, July 28. Each lecture will be held in Woodward Hall 101 and begins at 6:30 p.m.

Ortiz presents "Woven Stone," a book-length collection of poetic works.

Stuart presents "The Guaymas Chronicles," an anthropological field narrative of Northwestern Mexico in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Professor Stuart is also the author of "Anasazi America," published by UNM Press.

"Tikal, An Illustrated History of the Ancient Maya Capital," is Montgomery’s work, a historical biography that recounts Tikal’s rise from prehistoric obscurity to it’s unparalleled success at the height of Mayan civilization. Montgomery is an epigrapher and illustrator whose publications include: "How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs" and "Dictionary of Maya Hieroglyphs." Montgomery currently teaches at the Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute.

Palken Rudnick will be presenting her most recent compilation “Red Earth: Poems of New Mexico.” published in June. Alice Corbin (1881-1949) originally published “Red Earth: Poems of New Mexico” in 1920.

Palken Rudnick's many other works include "Mabel Dodge Luhan, New Women, New Worlds."

“This fascinating biography reveals a complex and talented woman who tried to influence the course of American history and in doing so captured the imaginations of writers and artists seeking terms with their visions of the 20th century” – from the book.

Her other titles include: "Utopian Vistas: The Mabel Dodge Luhan House" and the "American Counterculture;" and her editing contributions to "Intimate Memories: The Autobiography of Mabel Dodge Luhan."

The lecturer’s books are available at the UNM Bookstore, 2301 Central N.E.

Lecture Under the Stars is a 30-year old traditon at UNM, and in the past has featured noted lecturers such as David Dunaway and Gregory Cajete and many others.