Archive for 2012

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Edge Subgroups of the Reals

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12:30pm-1:20pm Where: Olin Hall 320 Presenter: Ron Rietz, Professor of Mathematics, Gustavus Adolphus College Let R be the group of real numbers under addition. A subgroup H of R is an edge subgroup in case there is a number x in R such that x is not an element of […]

MCS Department Seeks Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mathematics and Computer Science   Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science to begin September 1, 2013. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Computer Science or a related discipline, but will […]

MCS Department Seeks Assistant Professor of Statistics

Assistant Professor of Statistics Mathematics and Computer Science   Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science to begin September 1, 2013. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Statistics or a related discipline, but will consider candidates who […]

Alumnus Matt “Twig” Johnson in Kickstarter Video

Matt “Twig” Johnson, a CS major from the class of 2000, is visible in the promotional video on the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter project from his employer, Hidden Path Entertainment. (Hat tip: Brian Kleinke ’01 and Matthew Hirsch ’00.)

Gustavus MCS LinkedIn Group Established

If you use LinkedIn, please consider joining our group: “Current students and alumni of the Mathematics and Computer Science department at Gustavus Adolphus College are invited to use this group for networking purposes and to stay in contact with the College and each other. Faculty members are also welcome.”

“I’m Glad I was a Math Major”

I attended the Minnesota Supreme Court’s oral argument today in the League of Women Voters vs. Ritchie case. The justices’ questioning of both lawyers was extremely vigorous. As I was leaving, I overheard another spectator comment to his companion: “I’m glad I was a math major.” I didn’t get a chance to ask him what […]

How Not to Document Your Sources

One of the fundamental skills of the scholar is documenting sources. I have a duty to emphasize that in the First Term Seminar course I’m teaching this fall. Conveniently, one of the texts we’ll be reading provides a perfect example of how not to do it, as I just discovered. John Fund’s Stealing Elections: How Voter […]

Brad Duhaime ’85 Reconnects at Commencement

The post-commencement reception provided a happy meeting for Brad Duhaime, a 1985 MCS major, and his old advisor, Professor Terry Morrison. Duhaime was there to celebrate graduation of his son, Chris. Left to right: Chris Duhaime ’12, Brad Duhaime ’85, and Prof. Morrison.

Holte Honored by Students at MCS Picnic

Professor John Holte, who is retiring after 36 years of service to Gustavus Adolphus College, was honored by current students with a gift of a framed Word Cloud created on the Worldle web site.  Meghan Peterson, President of the MCS Club, presented John with this framed gift at the annual MCS Department picnic held on May […]

Graduating Math Major to Deliver Commencement Address

Senior Mathematics major Chloe Radcliffe has been chosen to deliver the 2012 commencement address.  Read the official announcement for more information about Chloe and the 2012 Gustavus Adolphus Graduation ceremony.