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Recent Allegheny Graduate John Hughes Named Academic All-America

Recent Allegheny College graduate John Hughes has been named to the 2017–18 Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-America Team. Hughes becomes the 37th student-athlete in Allegheny College history to earn the prestigious Academic All-America laurel, and the sixth Gator men’s track and field/cross country student-athlete to do so. A mathematics major and economics minor, Hughes graduated in May

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Weir Gives Talk at University of Otago and University of Auckland

During her recent sabbatical trip to New Zealand in October/November 2017, Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Weir gave a talk entitled “The Changing Face of Undergraduate Mathematics Education: A U.S. Perspective” at the University of Otago and the University of Auckland. Weir also participated in the panel discussion “Promoting Numeracy Skills Across Disciplines,” which was

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Leech Wins Mathematical Association of America Teaching Award

The Allegheny Mountain Section of The Mathematical Association of America has awarded its 2017 Section Teaching Award to Instructor of Mathematics Cheryl Leech `87. Each year the award is presented to an MAA member in the Section who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary success in teaching, who has an ability to foster curiosity and

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Students Compete in William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

At he beginning of December 2016, Allison Ganger (’18), Keith Irvin (’19), Diptajyoti Mukherjee (19′), Jonathan Goodman (’19), Aubrey Collins (19′), and Christopher Miller (’19) took part in the 77th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical competition. The competition itself is a six hour long exam consisting for twelve exceedingly difficult questions covering a wide range

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Math Speaker Series to Feature Peter Brooksbank

Peter Brooksbank, professor of mathematics at Bucknell University, will deliver his address titled “What Do You Mean, It’s Hard?” on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. in Quigley Hall’s Henderson Auditorium as part of the Spring 2017 Math Speaker Series at Allegheny College. The event is free and open to the public. Brooksbank will discuss

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Weir speaks at Mathematical Association of America meeting

Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Weir gave a talk entitled “Highlighting Mindset and Self-Regulation in Calculus” at the summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in Columbus, Ohio, in August. Weir also participated in the pre-conference symposium “Active Learning in Mathematics,” which was sponsored by the NSF and the Sloan Foundation.

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Lakins publishes textbook

The textbook “The Tools of Mathematical Reasoning”, by Professor of Mathematics Tamara Lakins, has been published by the American Mathematical Society in the AMS Pure and Applied Undergraduate Texts series. As noted on the AMS bookstore website, books published in this series “are characterized by excellent exposition and maintain the highest standards of scholarship”.

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Barry’s paper accepted for publication

A paper by mathematics Professor Michael Barry, “Generators for Decompositions of Tensor Products of Modules Associated with Standard Jordan Partitions,” was recently accepted for publication by the journal Communications in Algebra.

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