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Mathematics Department News: March 2011

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.

Alumnus Paul Rossman to Talk Baseball

Mathematics alumnus Paul Rossman will present his research on predicting a minor league player’s chances of making it to the major leagues at the Heinz History Center.

Posted on 3/30/2011 3:56:45 PM

Sobecki to Discuss Elephants, Fuzzy Dogs, and the Size of Infinity

Dr. Dave Sobecki, Miami University (Ohio), will visit the Mathematics Department and give a talk for faculty on March 31, “Of Elephants, Fuzzy Dogs, and Teaching Backwards: A Story about Making Your Course Engaging,” and for students on April 1, “Dude, Just How Big IS Infinity?”

Posted on 3/30/2011 8:36:37 AM

Flowers Discusses the Quadratic Sieve Factoring Algorithm

Dr. Tim Flowers, of the Mathematics Department, will give a colloquium talk on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, on “An Overview of the Quadratic Sieve Factoring Algorithm.”

Posted on 3/28/2011 12:34:10 PM

Metz Appointed Editorial Panel Chair of Student Mathematics Journal

Dr. Mary Lou Metz of the Mathematics Department has been appointed chair of the Editorial Panel of the journal Student Explorations in Mathematics.

Posted on 3/18/2011 3:04:07 PM

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