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Chair of physics department lands NASA grant

Beth Ellen Clark, associate professor and chair of the physics department, received a $2.7 million grant from NASA in August to fund her part of the first U.S. mission to bring samples of an asteroid back to Earth for study and analysis.

The mission, named OSIRIS-REx, is scheduled for 2016 and will execute touch and go...

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Tom Pfaff, a professor in the mathematics department, recently published an article in the College Mathematics Journal. The article, Averaging Sums of Powers of Integers, appeared in the November, 2011 issue.

In the article, Professor Pfaff addresses the question: "When is the average of sums of powers of integers itself a sum of the first n integers raised...

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Tom Pfaff, a professor in the Mathematics department, recently gave the Randolph Lecture at the Fall, 2011 meeting of the Seaway section of the Mathematical Association of America.

The talk, "Sustain This! Making Math Matter," described examples of how sustainability issues can be covered in...

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Emilie Wiesner, a professor in the mathematics department, recently gave two presentations.

The first, "Whittaker Categories for Lie Superalgebras," was presented at an American Mathematical Society conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Based on the work in a joint project with Irfan Bagci (University of California-Riverside) and Dina...

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When I tell friends about my archaeological expeditions to Cyprus, they picture the adventures of Indiana Jones. But mostly what Indy and I have in common are that we get to travel to exotic locales and wear wide-brimmed hats—it’s hot working out in that sun!

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