Monthly Archives: October 2012

University Beamer Themes

I gave a talk this morning for our departments Algebra and Discrete Math Seminar. Last night as I was finalizing my Beamer presentation, I came across a template for my university (UCF) online. Ryan Patrick, a PhD student in the … Continue reading

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Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons and the First-Sale Doctrine

As I write this post, a well-worn copy of Rudin’s Real and Complex Analysis lies on my desk. The red cover identifies the book as a McGraw-Hill international edition, a gift from my mom who was most likely unaware of … Continue reading

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AMS 2013 Sectional Meetings Funding

The AMS has funding for grad students to attend sectional meetings around the US. Upcoming Sectional Meetings:   March 1-3, 2013, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS April 6-7, 2013, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA April 13-14, 2013, University of Colorado … Continue reading

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How Did Your Choice of Major Prepare You For Grad School?

What did you study when you were an undergrad? Just math? Math and physics, perhaps, or math and computer science? Maybe you combined seemingly unrelated but potentially complementary fields, like math and biology, in the hopes of getting into one … Continue reading

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Data Scientists & Math Grad Students

Lately, I have been having conversations with students about uneasiness in doing graduate work in mathematics. They are not necessarily anxious about the math; however, it is what they will do after. As a graduate student in mathematics, it seems … Continue reading

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