UNI to host lecture on ‘Cultural Challenges to Broadening Participation in Mathematics’

Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Douglas Mupasiri, department head, UNI Department of Mathematics, 319-273-2631,

Blake Ruane, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Philip Kutzko, a professor of mathematics and CLAS Collegiate Fellow at the University of Iowa, will present a lecture titled “It’s an Ethnic Thing: Cultural Challenges to Broadening Participation in Mathematics” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in Lantz Auditorium in McCollum Science Hall on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

Kutzko has been invited to UNI as the feature speaker for the 2016 Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture, and his lecture will present a rethinking of how mathematics is taught at universities today.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the UNI Department of Mathematics at 319-273-2631 or