‘department news’ Category

Fulbright Grant in Haiti

Greetings from Haiti! I am here with my family on a nine-month Fulbright Award to research land use change in Haiti and teach remote sensing of land cover change at the University of Haiti’s School of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. I hope to write a few blog posts from time to time!


Six gusties participated in the annual regional ACM programming contest at St Olaf College on Saturday October 31. There were twelve problems and they solved two. The team at St Olaf site who did best solved four problems. Participants enjoyed the rigorous brain exercise. A listing of all the scores from the region can be […]


Death of Terry “T.J.” Morrison

President Bergman wrote the following to the Gustavus faculty, students and staff: I am saddened to share the news that Terry Morrison, professor of math, computer science, and statistics, has died after a short and courageous battle with cancer. T.J., as he was fondly called by students and colleagues, began teaching at the College in […]

Math Contest Shirt Graces a “Modern Classic”

Spin magazine has a nice profile of Oliver Ackermann, who is pictured wearing a T-shirt from the 1979 math contest held at Gustavus Adolphus College.


The Man Who Knew Infinity Premieres at TIFF

The Man Who Knew Infinity, a biopic about the life of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and his friendship with G. H. Hardy, opened yesterday at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The film stars Dev Patel as Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons as Hardy.  The films early reviews are very positive and has already generated some Oscar buzz. […]

Statistics Major at Gustavus

With the start of the fall semester rapidly approaching, and with it, a statistics major at Gustavus, I thought this article was extremely interesting and timely.


Faculty-Student Research on Glacier Change in Ecuador

Congratulations to Geography Professor Jeff La Frenierre and Geography and Environmental Studies double major Helen Thompson (’17) for being awarded a Gustavus Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant for 2015 for their study Hydrological Implications of Glacier Retreat on Andean Volcanoes. They will travel to Ecuador in June for a three-week field season at Volcán Chimborazo. Their […]

She’s Finally Here

Baby Bianca Esther Frazier-First was born on Tuesday May 12 at 3:30 pm. She weighed in at 7.5 pounds and was 23 inches long. Baby, Mother (Marian Frazier of the MCS department), and Father (Craig First, Assistant Track coach at Gustavus) are all doing well. Congratulations Frazier First Family!


Meg Wika (’14) awarded Patricia Lindell Research Prize

Congratulations to Geography and Environment Studies graduate Meg Wika (’14) for winning the Patricia Lindell Research Prize for 2014. Meg’s senior geography honors thesis–Family, Patriotism, and Land Stewardship: Employing the Rural Ideal to Champion Corn Ethanol in Minnesota–was chosen as the outstanding research paper as determined by the Gustavus Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library selection committee.


Danielle Yaste Presents GIS Research at National Geography Conference

Danielle Yaste (’16), double major in Geography and Sociology/Anthropology, presented research at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Chicago this April. Danielle conducted the study, which uses GIS to investigate regional patterns of human trafficking, while studying in Uganda. Katie Feterl (’16), double major in Geography and Environmental Studies, also […]