Archive for 2009

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Prof. Kaiser elevated to Provost’s Office

Barbara Kaiser will spend the next three years largely away from the MCS department, serving as Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Programs.

Prof. Hvidsten in China, Blogging

Mike Hvidsten is spending a sabbatical year at United International College (UIC) in Zhuhai, China, along with his wife and son.  The three of them are maintaining a blog of their experiences.

Alum to perform in Maplewood, Aug.14

Nick Rogness, class of 2007, plays the bass in two rock bands performing in Maplewood on August 14, Limit and Schitty Weezer. With a name like “Limit” you’d never guess he was a math major, eh?

Three Honors Theses Presented

  Three students in Gustavus’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science presented their honors thesis research recently. The photo shows Josh Knutson at the college-wide Celebration of Creative Inquiry presenting his work on the use of subdivision surfaces for three-dimensional graphics. Knutson also presented the work to the department, earning honors in both mathematics and […]

Which one of these majors is not like the others?

The Star Tribune interviewed a bunch of Gustie seniors. Who was the only one with a job lined up? Computer Science major Tom Wick. Of course, you have to take anecdotal evidence with a grain of salt. But broader evidence suggests some points consonant with Tom’s experience. Computer science majors are subject to booms and […]

MCS Alum’s Engagement Makes the News

Congratulations and best wishes to Javen and Obadiah.

Trip to Federated Insurance to Learn About Math/CS Careers

Attention students: We have an excellent opportunity to tour a company that employs many mathematics and computer science majors and talk with Gustavus alumni working there about their careers.

Jefferson and the Internet

I just finished reading a delightful, trim, recently published book, In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace, by David G. Post.  This book uses Thomas Jefferson as a guide for thinking about the Internet: both what it is like and how it ought to be governed.  The resulting mix of Jeffersoniana […]