Articles by Frank Morgan

Mountain Day 2015

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At 5:55 am this morning Williams College President Adam Falk canceled all classes and called us into the mountains, led by Scott Lewis, Mia Smith, and our beloved choral groups.                                                  

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WIMIN Conference at Smith


Post by Sarah Fleming ’17 and Nina Pande ’17 Last Saturday, we attended WIMIN15, a conference sponsored by the Center for Women in Mathematics at Smith College. We heard two invited speakers, Linda Chen of Swarthmore College and Mariel Vazquez of University of California at Davis. Chen gave the Alice Dickinson Lecture in Mathematics, “Enumerative

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The Inferiorities of Mac Mail

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When I got my new MacBook Air, I had to switch from my old email client, Eudora, to MacMail, which seemed like the best alternative. I often work offline, especially when traveling, because the internet can be expensive and often unavailable, so I need some such client. MacMail has the following inferiorities: Continue reading at the Huffington

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Devadoss Wins National Teaching Award


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., August 12, 2015—Satyan Devadoss, professor of mathematics at Williams College, has been awarded the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics, presented annually by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). He will receive the award at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle in January 2016. Full story Devadoss will

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Centennial MathFest


The centennial summer meeting (“MathFest“) of the Mathematical Association of America, August 5-8, 2015, in Washington DC, featured Hedrick Lectures on “Algebra Over Finite Fields” by Karen Smith, Centennial Lectures by Erik Demaine, Jennifer Chayes, Ingrid Daubechies, Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Karen Parshall, and Manjul Bhargava, and other invited lectures by Jeffrey Lagarias, David Bressoud, Erica Walker, Joseph

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Reunions 2015


Great to see many of you at our Annual Reunions Math-Stats Faculty/Students/Alums Get-Together Saturday, June 13, 2015, 3:30-4:30 pm, Math-Stats Library. Next gathering will be at the joint math meetings in Seattle in January, 2016. (Click on an image to enlarge it.)

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Crash Takes Nash Four Days after Abel Prize


On the way home from receiving the million-dollar Abel Prize from King Harald of Norway, John Nash, along with his wife Alicia, was killed in a taxicab crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. I was at the Abel ceremonies May 21-22 myself to give the Science Lecture. Louis Nirenberg and John Nash received math’s highest

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Joint Mathematics Meetings 2015


Great to see many of you at our gathering at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio Monday, January 12, followed by Colin Adams’s “Mathematically Bent Theater.”

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Reunions 2014


Great to see many of you, including Southwestern President Burger, at our Annual Reunions Math-Stats Faculty/Students/Alums Get-Together Saturday, June 14, 2014, 3:30-4:30 pm, Math-Stats Library. (Click on an image to enlarge it.)

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Prizes Announced at Majors’ Banquet


Professor and Chair Stewart Johnson announced this year’s Math/Stats prizes at the annual gala Majors’ Dinner at the Williams Inn Tuesday evening, May 13, 2014 (photos below): ROSENBURG PRIZE for excellent senior: Ilya Amburg and Vu Le. GOLDBERG AWARD for best colloquium: Nina Horowitz “The Mathematics Behind Playing Hard to Get“ Joseph Iafrate “Random Walk, Random Strikeout: Baseball

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