The UNM Department of Geography will host the Richard Murphy Memorial Lecture featuring Alexander B. Murphy, Monday, April 25 from 10 to 10:50 in the First Floor Auditorium in the new Math and Science Building. Murphy's lecture, "Territory's Continuing Allure," is free and open to the public.

Murphy is a professor of Geography at the University of Oregon, where he also holds the James F. and Shirley K. Rippey Chair in Liberal Arts and Sciences. He specializes in political, cultural, and environmental geography, with regional emphasis in Europe and the Middle East. Murphy is Senior Vice President of the American Geographical Society and a Past President of the Association of American Geographers. He is the author of more than 80 articles and several books.

Murphy holds a bachelors degree in archaeology from Yale University, a law degree from the Columbia University School of Law, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Chicago.