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Mathematics Symposium Oct. 12-13

WKU’s 32nd annual Mathematics Symposium will be held Friday and Saturday (Oct. 12-13) at Snell Hall and will feature about 30 presentations on mathematics and mathematics-related topics.

At 5 p.m. Friday, Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez will present a keynote lecture about mathematical modeling of the dynamics of the infectious disease spreading and related security issues. Dr. Castillo-Chavez is a professor at Arizona State University and a visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, Dr. John Ringland will present a lecture about how mathematics can help control spreading of agricultural pest species. Dr. Ringland is a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Both lectures will be held in Snell Hall, room 1108.

Registration for the symposium will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Snell Hall first floor.  Admission is free and open to faculty, staff, students and the community.

Funding for the 2012 Mathematics Symposium is provided by a National Science Foundation grant, Ogden College of Science and Engineering, Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky and the WKU Department of Mathematics.

Symposium schedule: Click here for the symposium schedule of presentations.

Traffic/parking advisory: For those attending the symposium on Saturday morning, access to the WKU campus will be limited because of the Medical Center 10K Classic. To access Snell Hall, use the 14th Street entrance to Chestnut Street North Lot. Check out the 10K parking map.

Contact: Mikhail Khenner, (270) 745-2797.

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