Archive for April, 2012

Holte Awarded Distinguished Teaching Award

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 […]

When is a knot actually knotted?

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 11:30am-12:20 pm Where: Olin Hall 320 Presenter: Alexander M. Zupan, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Iowa Knot theory is the study of closed loops in 3-dimensional space, and two knots are considered to be equivalent if one can be deformed to match the other without passing it through itself. In […]

Programming in the Past, Present, and Future (Barbara Liskov video screening)

  Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 1:30-2:20pm Olin Hall 320 In this keynote lecture from the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Barbara Liskov reflects on her career, including in particular the work that lead to her receiving the 2008 A.M. Turing Award, the most prestigious recognition for contributions to computer science. Barbara Liskov […]