‘department news’ Category
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, 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. […]
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.
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 […]
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!
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 (’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 […]
The MCS Department will be holding its annual end of the year picnic on Tuesday May 19 at the Linnaeus Arboretum Interpretive Center from 5:00 to 7:00. Food and drinks will be provided. Awards will be handed out around 5:45. Attendees are encouraged to sign up on the “Sign Up Sheet” located in the lobby on […]
The MCS Department will be hosting a retirement reception to recognize Jeff Rosoff, Carolyn Dobler, and Barbara Kaiser for their many years of service. The event will take place on Monday May 11 from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Linnaeus Arboretum Interpretive Center.
On Friday March 20 the 2nd MCS Art Show came to a close. The show had a well attended opening and saw a steady stream of visitors throughout its three week run. The MCS Department would like to extend a special thanks to Lois Peterson for organizing the art show. For those of you that […]