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The UofL Diversity in Mathematics Group is proud to present its 2001 Lecture
Professor Jonathan Farley  
"What Ever Happened to
West Indian Archie?"

The riddle of "Black Mathematics" and its relevance to the struggle for human liberation.

Professor Jonathan Farley
Vanderbilt  University
Thursday,  April 19, 2001
at 7pm in the
University Club, Ballroom B
University  of Louisville
For information contact Prof. Steve Seif at (502) 852-6826  or 

As a part of Mathematics Day at the University of Louisville, the Diversity in Mathematics group is pleased to announce that at the time and place above, Vanderbilt University mathematics professor Dr. Jonathan Farley will give a public lecture entitled

 “What Ever Happened to West Indian Archie?”

The riddle of "Black Mathematics" and its 
relevance to the struggle for human liberation.
Dr. Jonathan Farley
Vanderbilt University

Dr. Jonathan D. Farley is a 30 year-old African-American mathematics professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1991.  Dr. Farley won a Marshall Scholarship to study at Oxford University, where he earned his D.Phil. in 1995, where he was awarded Oxford's highest mathematics awards, the Senior Mathematical Prize and the Johnson Prize.   From 1995 to 1997, he was a fellow of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California.  In addition to his research, he worked with the University of California at Berkeley's Black Recruitment and Retention Center, the Pan-African Student Union, the African Students Association, the Caribbean Students Association, the Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students, and Students against Proposition 209. Since 1996, Dr. Farley has been a professor at Vanderbilt University.

He has appeared on television and he has written an article entitled "Heroes 2000" for The Source magazine, an international magazine of hip-hop music, culture and politics.  The article (in the January 2000 issue) features 21 African, African-American and Latin American leaders and icons of the century, from Nelson Mandela to Frantz Fanon, from Ida B. Wells to Che Guevara.  He has also written an article for the November 2000 issue of Essence, the leading black women's magazine.  He has been named a "Leader of the Future" by Ebony Magazine, in the January 2001 issue.  His web page is

This event  is hosted by the Diversity In Mathematics group and has  received support from the Diversity Work Group of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Resources for Academic Achievement (REACH) and the Louisville Site of the Institute for Advanced Study/Park City Mathematics Institute.

For information contact Prof. Steve Seif at (502) 852-6826  or 


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