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UNI to present 2017 Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture

March 10, 2017
Contact: 

Deb Blanchard, secretary, UNI Department of Mathematics, 319-273-6952, deb.blanchard@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Department of Mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa will present the 2017 Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 31, in the Lantz Auditorium of McCollum Science Hall on the UNI campus.

This year’s lecture is titled “Fluid Adventures: Where Mathematics Meets Art” and will be presented by Rachel Levy, associate dean for faculty development and professor of math at Harvey Mudd College in California. Levy is also the vice president for education for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, founder of the Business, Industry and Government Math Network and the blog, “Grandma got STEM.” She was a recipient of the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The lecture will explore Levy’s work in fluidity for art and math through photographs and videos created by students in her fluidity course that explored the quantitative and aesthetic information about fluids.

For more information, contact the Department of Mathematics at 319-273-2631 or mathematics@uni.edu.