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AASU to Hold Lecture on Argentinean Culture

Savannah, GA—The Office of International Education at Armstrong Atlantic State University will host scholar in residence Guillermo Martínez, who will give the first in a series of international lectures from November 2-5. A resident of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Martínez will present three lectures on topics relating to Hispanic culture, literature, and mathematics. These presentations are open to the public and are scheduled as follows:

"The Culture of Argentina" will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 2, in room 106 of AASU's Gamble Hall. "Hispanic Literature and Logic" will be held at noon on Friday, November 2, in room 156 of AASU's University Hall. "Borges and Mathematics" will be held at 12:15 P.M. on Monday, November 5, in room 156 of AASU's University Hall.

Martínez, a professor of mathematics at the University of Buenos Aires, is also the Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies at Columbus State University. He is author of the novels Regarding Roderer (1993, 1999 second edition) and The Woman Master (1999). Martínez has performed post-doctoral work in mathematics at Oxford University and is in the process of writing about his experiences there in a novel that will carry the title The Oxford Series. At the age of twenty, Martínez earned Argentina's National Short Story Award for "La jungla sin bestias."


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