Maxwell Museum events
examine Islamic perspectives
Museum of Anthropology and the UNM Muslim Student Association
cosponsor two talks in conjunction with Islamic Awareness Week
April 1-5 at UNM. "Islam and Science" is explored Tuesday,
April 2 and "Islam and Women," Friday, April 5 both
from 6-8 p.m. in the Research Park North Rotunda.
are free to the public and refreshments will be served.
talk will explore the historical aspects of Islamic scientific
thought and achievement as well as Muslim perspectives on the
hot-button scientific topics of our times, such as
cloning, the theory of evolution and nuclear issues. The panelists
include Abdul Rauf Campos-Marquetti, a geologist and Senior Scientist
for EnerQuest Systems involved in Digital and Laser Topographical
Mapping, who has also worked for NASA. Jamaal Martin is a doctoral
candidate in the UNM College of Education, whose studies are in
health education and psychology. Dr. Sami Shankir is a former
UNM Physics Department faculty member and currently a Senior Scientist
with Northrup Grumman as well as board member and former President
of the Islamic Center of New Mexico. Also participating will be
Sedigheh Boroujerdi, Ph.D.
talk will explore womens roles in Islam and tackle common
stereotypes. Panelists include Reema Zeineldin, a Palestinian
mother of three who lived in Kuwait for 26 years, has a B.S. in
Biochemistry, M.S. in Pathology and is working on her Ph.D. in
Biomedical Sciences at UNM. Rosalinda Rojas is an International
Master Choreographer and Dance-Theater Specialist and faculty
of the Albuquerque Academy. Joining her with the perspective of
Muslim youth will be her daughter, Gabrielle Naomi Rojas, a junior
at Albuquerque Academy, and accomplished singer, dancer, pianist
and marine biology enthusiast, who also enjoys the flying trapeze.
The last panelist, Sabiha, is another mother of three, who has
a master's in biochemistry, a degree in computer science and is
currently a vice president in jewelry manufacturing marketing
North Rotunda is located at 801 University Blvd. SE south of Basehart
Dr. and north of the UNM Pit. Parking is free. Call 277-5963.