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Math Professor Makes Pedagogical Case in Science Magazine

Math Professor Makes Pedagogical Case in Science Magazine

| July 30, 2009

Raina Robeva, professor of mathematics at Sweet Briar College, is the principal author of an article published in the July 31 edition of Science magazine. Robeva co-authored the piece, “Mathematical Biology Education: Beyond Calculus,” with Virginia Tech researcher Reinhard Laubenbacher to prompt educators to rethink the way the growing fields of mathematical and computational biology [...]

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Wassell to Speak at L.C. Symposium

| April 9, 2009

Steve Wassell, professor of mathematics at Sweet Briar College, will speak Saturday, April 25 at a daylong symposium sponsored jointly by Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and Lynchburg College.

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Lecture Explores Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Science

| April 1, 2009

Sweet Briar’s math sciences department is hosting a lecture by Brett Tyler of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 6 in Guion Room 202.

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Robeva to Speak at AAAS Annual Meeting

| February 9, 2009

Raina Robeva, professor and chair of the mathematics department at Sweet Briar College, will speak at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to be held Feb. 12 through 16 in Chicago.

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Robeva to Speak at Mathematics Association Meeting Nov. 8

| October 29, 2008

Raina Robeva, professor and chair of Sweet Briar’s mathematical sciences department, will speak Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Fall 2008 meeting of the Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia Section of the Mathematical Association of America. The meeting will be held at Hood College in Frederick, Md., and Robeva’s talk is titled, “A Slot Machine, a Test Tube, [...]

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Building interest in Math, Science among middle school girls

| September 17, 2008

Sweet Briar College will host a one-day science workshop for girls in grades six through nine from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 in Guion Science Center.

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Kirkwood Awarded Cameron Fellowship

Kirkwood Awarded Cameron Fellowship

| May 29, 2008

When her aunt passed away last year, Emily Clifton ’08 said it was math professor and recent Cameron Fellowship recipient Jim Kirkwood who “took the time to sit down and let me talk about her without making me feel silly or overemotional when tears came through the discussion.” When asked about Kirkwood, Clifton’s first response [...]

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Timothy Comar to Lecture on Knot Theory Jan. 31

| January 15, 2008

Timothy Comar, an associate professor of mathematics at Benedictine University in Chicago, will present a lecture on knot theory at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 in Guion A201.

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Summer Jobs Add up to Great Experience for Math Majors

| September 13, 2007

This past summer, Sweet Briar College math majors were on both coasts, working at jobs and research opportunities and gaining valuable real-world experience.

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