- Sep 18 EnviroThursday - "Helping Forests Adapt to a Changing Climate"
- Sep 18 Visualities of Memory Symposium: Film "The Act of Killing"
- Sep 19 Visualities of Memory Symposium: Poster sessions and roundtable presentations/discussions
- Sep 26 Admissions Fall Sampler
- Sep 26 Inventory: New Paintings by Lisa Bergh and Andrew Nordin Opening Reception
- Oct 5 Chopin Society presents pianist Lukáš Vondráček
- Oct 9 International Roundtable
- Oct 10 Family Fest Weekend
- Oct 10 International Roundtable
- Oct 18 International Archaeology Day: "'Monuments Men (and Women):' Cultural Property in Conflict Today"
Newsletter Written by Mac Students
Mathematician Andrew Beveridge enjoys introducing students to the vital and organic world of research mathematics. He also brings six years of Silicon Valley industry experience to his classroom.
Hometown: New York City
Education: BA Williams College; MS and PhD Yale University
Teaches: Combinatorics, Algebraic Structures, Linear Algebra
Research interests: Strategy and randomization on networks. Recently, I’ve been studying a pursuit evasion game, and the rendezvous problem in which two robots try to find one another. Plus I always have some random-walk problem kicking around, too.
How to succeed in mathematics: Perseverance and creativity. You also need a strong knowledge base and productive problemsolving strategies.
Why Mac for mathematics: In addition to being great educators and researchers, our faculty members are approachable, friendly people, who also want to engage students as people.
Conventional wisdom: Mathematics is the science of patterns. Sometimes it is better to take a step back and look for the similarities. Called “abstraction,” this helps identify the essence of a problem, avoiding the distraction of minute details.
Currently reading: Embassytown by China Mieville
A perfect Saturday afternoon: Doing something outside with my wife and daughters. In the summer, we like to go biking. Last winter, we successfully made a full igloo.
Free time: Volleyball. I play in a city league and in pickup games with the Mac Volleyball Club.
People would be surprised to know: I used to be an indie rock ‘n‘ roller. I almost quit grad school to try to make it big.