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Media Contacts: Sari Krosinsky, (505) 277-1593,
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January 27, 2010

Video and Photo Opportunities at UNM Jan. 27-30

Wednesday Jan. 27

7-8:30 p.m.
The Maxwell Museum hosts “New Insight into the Origins of the First Americans,” a lecture by James Dixon. He will share recent discoveries providing new insights in American archeology. Call (505) 277-4405.

Friday, Jan. 29

5-7 p.m.
The Masley Gallery hosts an opening reception for the Art Education Faculty Invitational, an art exhibit by current full-time, part-time and emeritus faculty.

6:30-8 p.m.
UNM’s Fine Arts and Design Library hosts an art exhibit by UNM student David Rogers, “Internal Landscapes,” on display through March 12. Meet the artist and view the exhibit.

Saturday, Jan. 30

Africana Studies presents its 25th annual Black History Month kick-off brunch in the Student Union Building, ballrooms A and B. “Forty Years Wandering in the Academic Desert: Does Anyone See the Promised Land?” features keynote speaker Anna Deavere Smith, a Tony award-winning playwright, actress and MacArthur Genius Grant winner. Tickets are $25, available at


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