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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Sixth Annual Math Retreat Scheduled for March 19
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MAILED: March 6, 1997

EAU CLAIRE - The sixth annual University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Mathematics Retreat will be held on Wednesday, March 19. All mathematics classes will be replaced by special faculty, student and guest speaker presentations.

Mathematics faculty and students will make presentations about special topics in math from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hibbard Humanities Hall. Presentations are designed for undergraduate mathematics students. At 2:30 p.m. the mathematics honor society, Kappa Mu Epsilon, will host a reception in the Hibbard Humanities Hall Penthouse. The reception, in part, is made possible by a grant from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation office.

At 4 p.m. the invited speaker, Dr. Martin Isaacs of UW-Madison, will deliver the first of his two scheduled speeches. Isaacs completed his doctorate in group theory from Harvard University in 1964. Before coming to UW-Madison in 1969, he taught at the University of Chicago and held visiting positions at the University of California-Berkeley; Oxford, England; Mainz, Germany; Canberra, Australia; and Valencia, Spain. Isaacs also has authored two books and more than 100 research articles and has been acknowledged as an excellent expositor. He has received the Distinguished Teaching Award and the B.S. Reynolds Distinguished Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Isaacs will speak at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Hibbard Humanities Hall, room 100. His afternoon talk, is titled "Soccer Balls, Brussels Sprouts and Euler," and his evening presentation, for a more general audience, is titled "You Can Count on Groups."

Math Retreat Day events are free and open to the public. Area teachers and students are encouraged to attend. For more information about the day's events, call the UW-Eau Claire mathematics department at (715) 836-3301.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: March 25, 1997