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Mathematics Department News

Here you will find the latest news from the Mathematics Department. If you have any news you would like us to share, just e-mail it to and we will add it. You can also browse past issues of Stright Lines, our department newsletter.  Check back often (or subscribe to our RSS feed!) for updates.

Pararai and Warahena-Liyanage Publish Master’s Thesis Work

Mavis Pararai and Gayan Warahena-Liyanage recently had their work “The Lindley Power Series Class of Distributions: Model, Properties and Applications” published in the Journal of Computations and Modelling.

Posted on 9/24/2015 8:26:37 AM

Metz Receives Mathematics Hall of Fame Award

Mary Lou Metz of the Mathematics Department received the Hall of Fame Award from the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Posted on 9/23/2015 11:29:37 AM

Mathematics and Computer Science Departments Host Homecoming Breakfast for Alumni

The departments of Mathematics and Computer Science will host a Homecoming breakfast for their current students, alumni, and families.

Posted on 9/18/2015 12:00:55 PM

Colen Provides Workshop as International Facilitation Fellow

Yong Colen of the Mathematics Department was selected as an International Facilitation Fellow of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Posted on 9/17/2015 3:54:35 PM

Mathematics Department to Present Workshops on Using R for Data Analysis

Russ Stocker will give participants a hands-on introduction to R, on open source software environment for statistical computing and graphics, on September 22 and September 24.

Posted on 9/11/2015 9:53:03 AM

Dorsett to Present Wolfram Technology Seminar on Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha

Andy Dorsett from Wolfram Technologies, makers of Mathematica, will present “Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha in Education and Research” on Tuesday, September 15.

Posted on 9/10/2015 8:12:26 AM

Flowers to Present “Integer Partitions: They Do Grow on Trees”

Tim Flowers will give a talk on Thursday, September 10, to discuss the solution to an ancient problem that has captured the imagination of mathematicians. Part of the Science Inspires Series sponsored by the College of Natural Science and Mathematics, the talk will be followed by a reception at The Artists Hand Gallery.

Posted on 9/8/2015 3:14:27 PM

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