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MCS Art Show Comes to an End

On Friday March 20 the 2nd MCS Art Show came to a close. The show had a well attended opening and saw a steady stream of visitors throughout its three week run.  The MCS Department would like to extend a special thanks to Lois Peterson for organizing the art show. For those of you that […]

Baltimore Ravens’ Lineman and Mathematician

I came across these great articles on Baltimore Ravens’ offensive lineman John Urschel. Enjoy. From the Baltimore Sun: For math scholar John Urschel of Ravens, playing football adds up From  Baltimore Ravens Offensive Lineman John Urschel Publishes Paper In Math Journal


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 […]


MCS Art Exhibition

Stop by the third floor Olin Hall lobby to check out the artistic offerings of your favorite MCS professors.  The exhibit runs from Friday March 6 through Friday March 20.


Six MCS Students Participate in 2014 ACM Programming Contest

    Six MCS students went to Carlton College on Saturday November 8 to participate in the annual ACM Programming Contest. The contest originally started at Texas A & M in 1970. It spread through North America and has branches and chapters throughout the world. “The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new […]

Max Hailperin to be awarded the Gustavus Faculty Service Award.

President Bergman announced on Monday that the Faculty Service Award for 2014 will be given to Dr. Max Hailperin, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. Please join the College community for the award ceremony on Founders Day, Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel.  The College will recognize the contributions of Max and […]

2014 Graduate Places 2nd at the Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition

2014 graduate, David Blomker, placed 2nd at the 2014 Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition. David received his recognition for work he had done in his Applied Statistics class. He was one of three winners that were selected from a pool that included submissions from Colleges and Universities from all over the country, including Northern Kentucky University and […]

When a Professor Tries to Serve Her Nation

Science Insider reports that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has terminated Valerie Barr after the first of what ought to have been two years as a Program Officer. I know Professor Barr professionally–we are both members of the Liberal Arts Computer Science consortium–and also had the opportunity to talk with her about this strange and […]

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 […]

What is “Voluntary Voter ID”?

My professional work lately has focused on “electronic pollbooks” – computer systems used for administrative functions at polling places, such as checking in preregistered voters and processing same-day voter registration applications. In particular, I served this past year on the Minnesota legislature’s bipartisan task force on this topic, to which I was appointed based on […]