Archive for Thomas LoFaro
Long-time MCS and Physics Administrative Assistant Linda Hewitt is retiring! For years Linda has managed the day-to-day operations of the MCS department and kept a long string of department chairs from disaster by gently guiding them through the intricacies of budget oversight, student employment, and every other aspect of departmental management. Linda’s relaxed and […]
Planet Money, the economics reporting unit of National Public Radio, ran a great story this morning (9/11/13) entitled “Why Women (Like Me) Choose Lower-Paying Jobs.” Although not strictly about mathematics or computer science, the reporter Lisa Chow was an applied math major in college, earned an MBA, and is pursuing a career not directly related […]
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.