Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Public invited to hear about ‘Fun and Fame with Mathematics’

WINONA, Minn. – Dr. Sarah Greenwald will be the final speaker for the Saint Mary’s University Women in Math Colloquium Thursday, March 17. Her presentation, hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will be “Fun and Fame with Mathematics: Spherical Rubik’s Cubes to Cartoons.”

Dr. Greenwald, of Appalachian State University, will speak about careers in mathematics, based upon her own experience as a mathematician. During this presentation, she will draw upon her widely varying adventures in a variety of topics — from Riemannian geometry to pop culture to working on an encyclopedia.

Dr. Greenwald is the recipient of the 2005 Mathematical Association of America’s Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The event is planned for 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Salvi Lecture Hall, located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall. A reception will begin at 4 p.m.

This colloquium is supported by a National Science Foundation grant to encourage women to study mathematics.

For further information, contact Dr. Kevin Dennis at or (507) 457-6650.