Archive for Thomas LoFaro
Speaker: Ananya Das, Lake Forest College Candidate for MCS faculty position Talk: Efficient Data Encoding In computer science we often encode and store data files in their binary representation. When the data files are very descriptive, such as audio or video files, the binary representations may be inefficiently large. In this talk I will discuss [...]
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mathematics and Computer Science Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science to begin September 1, 2013. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Computer Science or a related discipline, but will [...]
Assistant Professor of Statistics Mathematics and Computer Science Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science to begin September 1, 2013. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Statistics or a related discipline, but will consider candidates who [...]
Professor John Holte, who is retiring after 36 years of service to Gustavus Adolphus College, was honored by current students with a gift of a framed Word Cloud created on the Worldle web site. Meghan Peterson, President of the MCS Club, presented John with this framed gift at the annual MCS Department picnic held on May [...]
Senior Mathematics major Chloe Radcliffe has been chosen to deliver the 2012 commencement address. Read the official announcement for more information about Chloe and the 2012 Gustavus Adolphus Graduation ceremony.
Professor John Holte was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award by the North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Professor Holte was given this prestigious award at the Spring MAA Sectional Meeting held April 20-23, 2012 at Concordia College in St. Paul, MN. The citation reads The North Central Section is pleased to announce [...]
Students (and Professor) make a Sierpinski Triangle with a sheet of paper and scissors. The students in Tom LoFaro’s First Term Seminar, Chaos & Culturewere assigned the task of developing and presenting a classroom activity to teach a sixth grade student something about fractals. The students dubbed these lessons “fractivities.” Here are a few [...]
Tom LoFaro will be hosting the MAA mini course Teaching Differential Equations with Modeling at the Joint Math Meetings in Boston January 4-7, 2012. Tom will be collaborating with Mike Huber of Muhlenberg College and Daniel Flath of Macalester College in this endeavor.
Tom LoFaro and John Holte both attended the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans, LA January 6-9. While there they visited with two MCS alums who presented papers at the conference. Erik Tou (2002) presented a paper entitled “Relative Accuracy of Quadrilateral Area Measurement in the Ancient World.” Erik is currently an Assistant Professor at [...]
From June 23 through June 26, 2011 the MCS department will be hosting the conference Differential Equations Across the Collegiate Curriculum. This conference will explore the evolving role of the differential equations course in mathematics and across the STEM disciplines. It is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and is a cooperative [...]