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The Department of Mathematics is jumping on board with the election spirit and will host Game Theorist and Political Scientist Steven J. Brams from New York University on Tuesday, Oct. 2 to talk about mathematics and elections.  The talk will be held at 7 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.

Although Cape Cod is a vacation destination for most, Rachel Carnahan ’12 spent her summer on Cape Cod hard at work.  An economics major and math and environmental studies minor, Carnahan interned at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR) in East Falmouth, Mass. One of 27 national estuarine research reserves in the country,

Rachel Carnahan ’12 is interning this summer with Margaret Munro, E.A. in Essex Junction, Vermont.  A junior from Montpelier, Carnahan is working with Munro on a number of projects the tax preparer has planned. As an Enrolled Agent, Munro is certified by the Internal Revenue Service to represent taxpayers before the agency. She currently runs

With grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health, degrees from prestigious universities like Brown, Yale and Princeton, and participation in a wide range of community endeavors, eight HWS faculty members were recently granted tenure by the HWS Board of Trustees and given the rank of associate professor, effective July 1, 2010.

This semester, five William Smith students attended the 12th annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics. Recently, the women gathered in Napier Hall and presented a talk on campus “Between Complexity and Real Life Mathematics” that gave them the chance to share with other Hobart and William Smith students what they learned at the

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