‘lives’ Category

Lives of alumni, faculty, students, etc. Births, marriages, jobs, moves, deaths, etc.


Report from Budapest

Eric Hanson, class of 2016, is spending the spring semester of 2015 in Budapest, Hungary in the Budapest Semester in Mathematics program. This is the first (of hopefully many) reports on his adventures abroad. The Mathematicians’ Choir  Amidst another day full of math classes, math homework, and Hungarian food, one of my math professors invited […]

Writing Prose and Writing Computer Programs

Joe Lencioni graduated from Gustavus in 2005 summa cum laude with a major in Religion, worked for the College as a software developer, then went on to do the same in the outside world. He’s now written a really nice blog post, aimed at fellow developers, with the thesis that “Writing prose can improve your programs […]

Summer 2014 Opportunities for Undergraduate Students for Training in Biostatistics

Eight Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) are scheduled for the summer of 2014. SIBS are open to all US undergraduate and beginning graduate students (US citizens or permanent residents) and are sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Research Resources. The programs have been very successful, […]


MCS Club Presents Wordles

At the department’s picnic, students Helen Wauck and Nate Jenson presented three framed “wordles” on behalf of the MCS Club to department members who will soon be leaving. These cluster together words often used to describe administrative assistant Linda Hewitt, who will be retiring in September, and professors Karl Knight and Choong-Soo Lee, who at […]


Cool Music App from a Gustie

Hans Anderson, a class of 2001 Computer Science major, is the lead developer behind iFretless Bass, one supercool app for making music. I can’t hope to describe it; go to their web site and view one or more of their videos, in which you’ll see and hear Hans demonstrating its responsive musicality. When not running […]

MCS Students Blog from Abroad

Four students majoring in Math and Computer Science are studying abroad this semester and at least two of them are blogging about the experience.  Math major Rebecca Anderson ’13 is writing the blog “Rebecca Goes to China” from Zhuhai, China, and Computer Science major Michael Patterson ’14 has contributed two posts so far to the […]


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.)

Chris '12 and Brad '85 Duhaime with Professor Morrison 

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.

Milo Martin ’96 Featured in New Scientist

Gustavus MCS alumnus Milo M.K. Martin ’96 is featured in an article in New Scientist describing a novel computer design intended for mobile devices that need brief bursts of intense computational performance.  The paper describing this approach will be presented next week in the best-paper session of the High Performance Computer Architecture conference; the lead author, Arun […]

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 […]