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Monthly Archives: May 2011
This last weekend was commencement at Bates. As part of the commencement festivities, several of our students are inducted into honor societies. In particular, Phi Beta Kappa (the Liberal Arts honors society) and Sigma Xi (the scientific honors society). I … Continue reading
One of the hardest things about transitioning from a large research university to a small liberal arts school is the sense of mathematical isolation. At UT Austin, I was accustomed to TWO weekly Algebra/Number Theory/Combinatorics seminars, a large and active … Continue reading