Elmhurst College

Department of Mathematics & Department of Physics
Seminar Series - Spring 2010

*March 3 Dr. Catherine Crawford, Elmhurst College
"Iterated Maps: From Card Tricks to Populations"

March 10 Dr. Richard Neapolitan, Northeastern Illinois University
"Towards Pragmatic Statistics"

March 17 Dr. Marion Weedermann, Dominican University
"Modeling of Multiple-Stage Anaerobic Biochemical Processes"

*March 24 Dr. Steven Jordan, University of Illinois at Chicago and Elmhurst College
"Conspiracy by Math Teachers: When You Have a Hammer, Everything Is a Nail"

March 31 No Seminar (Spring Break)

April 8 Dr. Kurt Byran, Rose-Hulman Institute
(Thursday) Note: These talks are Thursday evening ACCA talks at St. Francis University
First talk at 5:00pm, dinner at 6:00pm, second talk at 7pm

*April 14 Linda Krause, Elmhurst College
"Storytelling Alice: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)"

*April 17 Elmhurst College Academy in Mathematics and Science Student Presentations
(Saturday) Note: These talks will be held on Saturday in Daniels Hall 213 at 10:00am

April 21 Dr. Wendy S. Wolbach, DePaul University
"Carbon, Meteorites, and Extinctions"
Dr. Merrilee Guenther, Elmhurst College
"The End of the Dinosaurs: Mass Extinction at the K-T Boundary"
Note: These talks will be held in Science Center 203 from 3:30-5:00pm

April 28 Dave Morton, The Joint Commission and Elmhurst College
"Evaluating Hospital Performance"

May 6 Senior Paper Presentations as part of the Elmhurst College Research and
(Thursday) Performance Showcase

May 12 Senior Paper Presentations, followed by the Math & Physics Spring Party

All talks are on Wednesday from 4:00-4:50 p.m. on the second floor of Daniel's Hall (formerly called The Computer Science and Technology Center) in Room 213, unless otherwise noted. Talks marked with an * are especially appropriate for a general audience. Please contact Dr. Catherine Crawford at 630-617-3479 or email crawford@elmhurst.edu for more information or if you would like to give a talk.

Updates to the schedule can be found at http://math.elmhurst.edu/Spring10.html

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