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Thursday, March 28, 5-6 pm in 351 Avery Hall: Course Preview for Fall 2019

Come find out about upper level math classes for the Fall 2019 semester from the instructors teaching these classes.

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Thursday, March 14, 5-6 pm in 351 Avery Hall: Countering Gerrymandering with Math

Presentation by professor Steven Dunbar

Gerrymandering is the age-old practice of manipulating voting districts for partisan gain. Recently there has been a surge of interest in using mathematics to detect and study gerrymandering. In fact, this topic is currently a combination of law, political science, politics and mathematics.

This talk will focus on a particular aspect of the mathematics behind the study of gerrymandering, namely the efficiency gap. This is an algebraic formula which appeared in arguments before the Supreme Court last October. Prerequisites for this talk are at the level of calculus and elementary algebra.

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