Friday, March 16, 2007

Women in Mathematics Colloquium March 19 at SMU

WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics is hosting a “Women in Mathematics” Colloquium Monday, March 19.
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Dr. Judith Rich O’Fallon, professor emeritus at the Mayo Clinic, will speak about “Biostatistical Careers in Medical Research.” Her presentation will address responsibilities and challenges of biostatisticians engaged in medical research through personal examples. This colloquium is supported by a grant from the Tensor Foundation to encourage women to study mathematics.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Salvi Lecture Hall (Room 332), located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall. A reception for Dr. O’Fallon, sponsored by the Saint Teresa Leadership and Service Institute for Women, precedes the talk at 3:45 p.m. in the Common Room, also located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall. The public is welcome to both events. For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Dennis, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, at (507) 452-0416 or