Department with Strong Showing at JMM Seven faculty members and two students represented the Grinnell Mathematics and Statistics Department at this year's Joint Mathematics Meeting in Boston, January 4-7, 2012. The Joint Mathematics Meeting is an annual meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). It is the "Largest annual mathematics meeting in the world" and had over 7000 attendees this year. Alice Nadeau '13 and Bingxi Wu '13 presented the poster Multiplicative Partitions during the MAA Undergraduate Poster Session.
Strategic Plan Update, February 2012
During fall semester 2011, after poring over hundreds of ideas and suggestions offered by the Grinnell College community, the strategic planning working groups developed the following material for consideration by the strategic plan steering committee. The committee will draw from this list to develop strategic themes and further develop a subset of ideas that will be pursued in the strategic plan.
Alumni Engagement: Engage alumni with one another, with faculty, and with students through:
The Research Pro server will be offline from 9:00pm to Midnight on Saturday 2/4/2012 for maintenance. Once the system is brought back online, there should be no outstanding problems, and full functionality should be restored.
Grinnell College’s Favorite Film Festival is set for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, at the campus’ Harris Cinema. Screening dates and times for the selected films are:
- Friday, January 27 at 9:00 p.m. The Big Lebowski (Favorite Cult Classic)
- Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. To Kill a Mockingbird (Favorite Film Adaptation)
- Saturday, Janaury 28 at 9:00 p.m. Silence of the Lambs (Favorite Movie Thriller)
All screenings are open to the public.
New Faces in the Libraries
We welcome two new Library Research Tutors this spring: Meg Rudy '14 (undeclared) and Liz Holmes '13 (Psychology). Liz, Meg and our returning tutors – Kim Steele, Biva Rajbhandari, Victoria Vertilo and Mateo Jarquin – will provide research tips and strategies online and at Burling's Research Desk. Please stop by!
The campus community has selected the three films for the 6th annual Favorite Films Festival. The films are:
- Movie Thriller: Silence of the Lambs
- Cult Classics: The Big Lebowski
- Film Adaptations: To Kill a Mockingbird
The Film Festival is scheduled for Jan. 27-29. More information about screening dates and times will be announced.
Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s festival entries.
Transparency Working Group Report, December 13
The Transparency Working Group’s charge is to collect, organize and share feedback from faculty, staff, students, and alumni with the various strategic planning working groups and report the work of the working groups to these constituents.
Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far:
The Libraries are now accepting Food for Fines, now through December 10. Students can bring in up to 10 canned or boxed food items for the MICA food pantry and reduce their library fines ($1 per item). Items will be collected at the Burling and Kistle circulation desks.
The Strategic Planning Steering Committee welcomes its newest member, Heather Benning, associate professor of physical education, to better represent the interests of the physical education and athletics departments.