Archive for May, 2007

Advice for Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

Back at the start of the semester, I linked to Betsy in Budapest, a blog maintained by one of our students while studying in the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (a very well-reputed program). I hope you took my advice and followed that blog. If not, I hope you’ll catch up on it now. But in […]

Edwin A. Abbot’s Flatland – the Film(s)?

For those mcs students who have ever struggled with the idea of n-dimensional spaces, Edwin Abbot Abbot wrote an interesting novel regarding the evolution of dimension. In Flatland, he explores the notion of 2-dimensional civilizations being brought into contact with 3-dimensional civilization. Since the book’s been around since 1884, you can read Flatland it in […]

Gusties Take Gold for Statistics Project

As previously noted on this blog, Gustavus math majors Dan Johnson and Tyler Kramer were invited to the awards banquet at the US Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) along with their faculty advisor, Carolyn Dobler, in order to learn whether their project had won first, second, or third place in the Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition […]

Sign up for MCS Picnic

Those blog readers who are in St. Peter should pay a visit by this Thursday, May 10th, to the bulletin board in the third-floor lobby of Olin Hall. We’ve got a sheet there for you to sign up for the MCS Department picnic, which will be Tuesday, May 15th, rain or shine, at the Arboretum […]

Rosoff Wins Swenson/Bunn Teaching Award

The Gustavus Student Senate presented Professor of Mathematics Jeffrey Rosoff with the 2007 Swenson and Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. This award, the only teaching award at Gustavus that is selected and presented exclusively by the student body, memorializes two Gustavus students killed in an automobile accident. Professor Rosoff was cited by the Student […]

Math Music Videos

Any of you familiar with musician Jonathon Coulton may know that he’s got a flair for tongue in cheek, obscure errata, and a prodigious amount of work (in one project, he released a song a week for over a year). At any rate, I wanted to start by not so much to glorify Jonathon Coulton […]