Everybody is cordially invited to presentations of two student projects carried out in Dr. Toke Knudsen’s MATH 301 (Introduction to the History of Mathematics) course this semester.
Both presentations deal with the history of the mathematics department at our College. The first presents a timeline of the department from the beginning in 1889 and the second focuses on the department today via a video documentary based on interviews with four faculty members in the department (Dr. Leah Bridgers, Dr. Laura Munteanu, Dr. Joshua Palmatier, and Dr. Charles Ragozzine).
Please find the titles and abstracts for the two presentations below.
The presentations will be delivered on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m. in IRC 3.
Everybody is welcome! Please feel free to forward this invitation to anybody you think might be interested.
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Amie Doughty, English, presented the paper “‘Don’t ever forget the art’: Opposition, Intersectionality, and Syncretism in The Summer Prince” at the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference in San Diego, CA, on April 14, 2017. She argues in the paper that the interest in ongoing cultural syncretism by characters is determined by how they are treated along the intersections of race, class, gender, and age, and she uses the linguistic theory of markedness to articulate how intersectionality works in the culture of the novel. In addition to presenting her paper, Doughty, as area chair of the Children’s and YA Literature and Culture area, organized and oversaw the five panels for the area.
Due to other events on campus, this event has been changed to MAY 2nd at noon in Morris Room 128
Please join us next
Wednesday April 26th at noon in Morris Room 130 where we will have an open discussion about our challenges, experiences, recipes, etc. We will have the scale there for private weigh-ins for those of us that wish to do so. Also, some of you have indicated an interest in meeting weekly for support and exchange, so we will be talking about the logistics of that as well.