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Women in Data Science Conference – February 3rd 2017 at Mount Holyoke College

Data science is an actively growing area in various careers and fields. The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference is designed to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. More information can be found here.

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Colloquium Fest 2017

The 2017 Mathematics Colloquium Fest will be on Tuesday January 24, from 9:30am – 2:20pm in Bonfman 103-106. Sixteen Mathematics seniors give colloquium talks in three or four parallel sessions, with a pizza lunch break. Here is the detailed schedule of the 2017 Colloquium Fest: 9:30 – 10:05 BSC 104 Ben Solis-Cohen, Ramsey Theory and the

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Williams College defends the Green Chicken!

The 39th Annual Green Chicken math contest was held at Williams College on Saturday November 12, with Williams and Middlebury students taking on challenging math conundrums to compete for the beloved Green Chicken trophy. Williams successfully defended the Green Chicken, with Elijah Fromm ’17, Ian Banta ’19, and Abe Leite ’20 valiantly leading Williams’ team! Congratulations

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[email protected] and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences

September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time when we recognize the accomplishments and contributions of [email protected] and Hispanics in the United States while celebrating the culture and heritage. Every day during this month the website www.lathisms.org – standing for [email protected] and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences – will showcase a Latin@ or Hispanic mathematician

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The Mathematics of Coral Reef Health

Assistant Professor Julie Blackwood, together with her summer research students and collaborators from Bennington College use mathematics to investigate the deterioration of coral reefs in the Cayman Islands and possible solutions to this problem, including the reintroduction of sea urchins. More information about their work can be found in the following feature story recently published

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“Dancing the Bronfman” Video

In honor of Professor Frank Morgan’s retirement, this summer, a group of Williams students at SMALL decided to remake one of Prof. Morgan’s own popular home videos: “Dancing the Parkway.” This video, called “Dancing the Bronfman,” is a spin on the classic with incorporations of new dancers—Professors Colin Adams, Diana Davis, Leo Goldmakher, Eyvi Palsson,

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Blended Upper Level Math Classes

In September 2016, a team of mathematics faculty, technologists and instructional designers from six leading liberal arts colleges (LACOL member schools Amherst, Haverford, Pomona, Swarthmore, Vassar and Williams) are launching a new collaboration to explore blended course sharing for select topics in advanced mathematics. The goal of the project is to experiment with models for

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SARS at Williams – let’s hope not.

by Prof. Lauren Childs Imagine a SARS outbreak in quaint Williamstown – that’s exactly what Varun Bhadkamkar ’17, Anthony Brooks ’16, Jack Ferguson ’17, Connor Mulhall ’17, and Annie Sher ’17 did in their Math 307 final project. The SARS group built a network model of the Williams College undergraduate population, grouping individuals by dorms

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Frank Morgan Celebration at Doddceum

The last Doddceum of the Academic Year, held on May 5, 2016 was dedicated to Professor Frank Morgan, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in recognition of his indispensable service to Dodd Neighborhood. Frank Morgan worked to create more opportunities to bring faculty, staff, and students together; in doing so, he was instrumental

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Prizes at Majors’ Banquet

At a record crowd of 150 majors and faculty at the Faculty House, Prof. Morgan and others announced the following awards:   Kozelka Prize in statistics: Bryan Jones and Kelly Kung   (awarded by Prof. De Veaux, Associate Chair for Statistics) Morgan Prize in applied mathematics: Alex Meyer   (awarded by Prof. Blackwood) Wyskiel Prize

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