The scholarly activity of the mathematics and statistics faculty was showcased at numerous conferences over the summer.
Burling Library is nearing the conclusion of the major renovation of its Listening Room and Microforms Room.
The expansion of the Listening Room’s public area allows library patrons to have direct access to most of the collections of over 20,000 DVD, VHS, Blu-ray and compact discs, not only during the Listening Room office hours, but whenever Burling Library is open.
Mairead O’Grady ’10
Where in the world were Grinnell faculty and students this summer?
China, Korea, France,Italy, Poland, Namibia,Romania, to name a few sites of international scholarly activity. Additional examples may be sent to Cindy Deppefor followup stories.
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on stage and made guest appearances on many popular TV series.
A myth in the outside world is that “nothing happens on campus in the summer.” So to dispel that myth, we’ve shown below a nominal sampling of scholarly activity taking place during the lazy, hazy days in Grinnell. Additional campus examples may be sent to Cindy Deppe for followup stories.
All Over the Campus: MAPs
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners of national scholarships, fellowships and grants! Grinnellians secured three Watson fellowships, a Davis Project for Peace award, two Barry Goldwater scholarships, and seven Fulbright grants, for a total of 13 awards. These winners continue the long-standing tradition of Grinnell students securing prestigious awards to support their studies.
Professor Christopher French cowrote an article, "Hankel Transforms of Linear Combinations of Catalan Numbers" with math majors Michael Dougherty, Benjamin Saderholm, and Wenyang Qian, all math majors in the class of 2012. The article appeared on April 20 in the Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 14 (2011), Article 11.5.1. In this paper, the authors consider the result of applying a certain operation called the Hankel Transform to certain sequences of numbers obtained in a natural way from the famous Catalan number sequence.