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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Mathematics Retreat Slated for
April 12 at UW-Eau Claire
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MAILED: March 30, 2000

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire mathematics department will sponsor the ninth annual UW-Eau Claire Mathematics Retreat Wednesday, April 12.
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 Dr. Rakesh Vohra, a professor of managerial economics and decision sciences at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill. His current research is in game theory and combinatorial optimization.
Vohra's first talk, titled "Predicting the Unpredictable," will begin at 1:45 p.m. in Room 100 of Hibbard Hall. A reception for all participants and guests will follow at 3:15 p.m. in the Hibbard Hall Penthouse.
His second presentation, titled, "Why the Experts Misjudge the Odds," will begin at
7 p.m. in Room 103 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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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

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

Updated: March 30, 2000