Archive for September, 2006

Experiences at Berkeley

I thought I’d update the math department on life as a grad student at Berkeley.  First of all, I am living in the same apartment (maybe even room) as David Wolfe did when he was at Berkeley, and with one of the same roommates.  Some bad news is that I failed the preliminary exam, but the […]

Alumnus and Prof Publish

Class of 2004 math alumnus Tim Dorn joined together with Professor Tom LoFaro in coauthoring a recently published paper with Hamish Spencer of the University of Otago.  The article appeared in the August, 2006, issue of Genetics and is entitled “Population Models of Genomic Imprinting. II. Maternal and Fertility Selection.“

Alumnus Reflects on Intro to Comp Sci

I received an interesting email from Phil Miesle, a Gustie Physics major from class of 1995 who took the introductory computer science course back in spring of 1993. In the meantime he’s found himself in the software industry, working for Oracle as a “Principle Performance Architect,” and took some time to reflect upon the computer […]

Internships in North Mankato

One of the perennial limitations in the way our students take advantage of internship opportunities is that most seem to only look for full-time summer internships, rather than also considering part-time internships during a semester.  There are some good reasons for that, one of which is that most internship opportunities are so far away (e.g., […]