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Set for April 5 at UW-Eau Claire

MAILED: March 17, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire mathematics department will sponsor the 13th annual UW-Eau Claire Mathematics Retreat on Monday, April 5.

Special faculty, student and guest speaker presentations will replace all mathematics classes that day.

Mathematics faculty and students will make presentations about special topics in mathematics between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Hibbard Hall. Presentations will be made at levels appropriate for undergraduate mathematics students, high school faculty and some well-prepared high school students.

This year’s distinguished mathematical speaker will be Michael Sullivan, professor of mathematics at Joliet Junior College. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in statistics from DePaul University. UW-Eau Claire uses one of Sullivan’s numerous publications, “Statistics Informed Decision Using Data,” for an introductory statistics course.

Sullivan’s first talk, “What is Normal Anyhow?” will begin at 2 p.m. in Room 102 of Hibbard Hall. A reception for all participants and guests will follow at 3:15 p.m. in Room 507 of Hibbard Hall. His second presentation, “Using Simulation to Enhance Student Understanding of Statistical Concepts,” will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 102 of Hibbard Hall.

All events are free and open to the public. Area teachers and students are encouraged to attend.For more information or a schedule of events, call the UW-Eau Claire mathematics department at (715) 836-3301.

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Judy Berthiaume, Director

UW-Eau Claire News Bureau

Schofield 201

(715) 836-4741

newsbur@uwec.edu

*Updated:*
March 16, 2004