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On Monday, March 22, Debra Boutin, associate professor of mathematics at Hamilton College, will deliver a talk about graphs and symmetry at 4:45 p.m. in the Sanford Room in the Warren Hunting Smith Library. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Boutin’s talk will cover some of

Two HWS teams recently travelled to SUNY Fredonia to compete in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) computer programming contest. The annual ACM contest required student teams to design and write computer programs to solve nine problems in five hours. The regional programming competition leads to the World finals held in Harbin, China, in the

William Smith student Laura Valdmanis ’10 from Minnesota is working on a Community Based Research project with the Geneva Recreation Department to improve the farmer’s market this summer. A German major and mathematics and international relations minor, Valdmanis embraces a plethora of interests, including a passion for community affairs and enthusiasm for locally-grown foods. Among

Gary Roberts ’81 isn’t spending his summer like an average home rehab and real estate investor. The former math and physics major from Seattle, W.A. is currently on an adventure traveling cross country with his wife, Ellen Caise, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Washington, and his 15- yr. old dog, Brindil. Robert’s journey

“No time like the present” says it all for David Casey ’10 and Katie Michalek ’10, who are both on the hub of the financial and economic world this summer, with internships at JP Morgan, one of the oldest financial services firms in the world. An economics major and mathematics and international relations minor, Casey

Eric Fredericksen ’83 was recognized by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for serving as chair of the awards selection committee for the Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning Awards Program, from 2003 to 2007. He was previously named a Sloan Distinguished Scholar in Online Education (2001). Currently serving as the associate vice provost in University

Alum Nicholas Aretakis ’83 knows a few things about dating – he was a bachelor until 42, when he married his Mrs. Right. In his new novel, “Ditching Mr. Wrong,” he shares some insight on dating, relationships, and finding an ideal partner. After he married, Aretakis wondered why so many women settle for men who, a Web site devoted to the Java programming language recently published an article by Thaddeus Simons ’09 and Joshua Davis ’10. The article discusses a project the pair worked on over the summer as part of the Colleges’ Summer Science Research Program. With David Eck, professor of mathematics and computer science, Simons and Davis

This summer three Hobart and William Smith students have gained access behind the scenes and learned what it takes to work in the front office of not just one professional sporting franchise, but four. Brian Cibelli ’08, Shannon Elliott ’09 and Lance Boyington ’09 are interning this summer with the Rochester Sports Group which runs