Archive for 2011

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A Second Seminar on Second-Order Linear Differential Equations

Second-Order Linear Differential Equations and Integrating Factors, Part 2 When: Wed, September 28, 11:30am – 12:20pm Where: Olin Hall 320 Presenter: Ron Rietz For first-order linear differential equations, a simple routine determines an integrating factor which leads to an integral expression giving all of the solutions of the equation. For second-order linear differential equations there […]

Upcoming MCS Seminars

Second-Order Linear Differential Equations and Integrating Factors When: Wed, September 14, 11:30am – 12:20pm Where: Olin Hall 320 Presenter: Ron Rietz For first-order linear differential equations, a simple routine determines an integrating factor which leads to an integral expression giving all of the solutions of the equation. For second-order linear differential equations there doesn’t appear […]

MCS Grad School Info Session

When: Thu, September 8, 4:30pm – 5:20pm Where: Olin Hall 320 Presenters: Russ Park and Choong-Soo Lee Time to think ahead. Seniors, this is more urgent than seems possible. Juniors and Sophomores, it really is helpful to start thinking about this. Join us for a discussion of what grad school is like, why you might […]

MCS Alumnus Dahlke Again in the News

Gustavus MCS alumnus Travis Dahlke has once again been written up in the Minneapolis Star Tribune for the Hands for Harvest organization which he co-founded with his brother Nathan Dahlke, likewise a Gustavus MCS alumnus. This time the focus is on the gardens at Travis’s employer, C.H. Robinson. Update: here are links back to our […]

Operating Systems Textbook Released In Free, Modifiable Form

Five years ago the textbook for my Operating Systems course, Operating Systems and Middleware: Supporting Controlled Interaction was published by Course Technology. It has been used at scattered universities and colleges around the world and even attracted a few fans, but it never caught on enough to be a commercial success. Last fall, Course Technology […]

Math alum puts human face on marriage

Javen Swanson, a 2006 math alum, is pictured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune with his husband, Oby Ballinger, as the photo illustration accompanying the article “Marriage vote sparring begins.”

Wrapping Up the School Year

At the end of every school year the MCS Department hosts a picnic to let the students and faculty recharge their batteries for the stretch run that is finals week.  This year saw a few changes to the program.  As T.J. Morrison was on sabbatical and Jeff Rosoff was recovering from surgery the grilling was […]

MCS Department to Host Differential Equations Conference

The MCS Department will be hosting a conference titled Differential Equations Across the Collegiate Curriculum The conference will take place from June 23rd through the 26th. For more information click here

MCS Alum on WNPR: Jazz and Justice

Computer Science graduate Justin Haaheim (2006) was interviewed today on WNPR. His segment begins about 6 minutes 30 seconds in.

Pi Day at Gustavus

Every March 14, or 3.14, mathematicians around the World celebrate Pi Day. This year Gustavus hosted a small celebration. The MCS Club sponsored a Pi Day get-together. Students, faculty, friends, and family were all invited to bring a pie to the 3rd floor Olin lobby to share. The event was well attended and the general consensus was that although Pi Day comes but once a year, perhaps Pie Day could become a monthly event.