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


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.)

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 […]

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.”

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.

Pursued by Pi

While on sabbatical leave, I figured I’d do some research on pi, which I frequently teach about. And since I had no reason to stick around for classes (or the snowstorm that was postponing classes that day), I’d head to the Mission District of San Francisco. The photo documents the research result I achieved there: […]

The Robots are Coming!!!

The students in the robotics workshop course have been hard at work this J-Term and they are finally seeing the fruits of their labor. They have spent the past three weeks learning about robotics, computer programming, wiring, and have designed, built, tested, and re-tested their designs and are currently working out any last minute bugs in hopes of becoming the 2011 RoboPong Champion.

Congratulations to the Nienows!

This morning at about 5:30, Amanda Nienow brought her second son, Henry, into the world, weighing 7 lbs 1 oz and measuring 20.5 inches long. Henry’s father, MCS Department member Aaron Nienow, reports that Henry is “very active” and that both baby and mother are doing well. Congratulations to the Nienows, including older brother Allan.