- Jan 30 Opening conversation for "The Soul Selects her own Society: Women Artists from the Miller Meigs Collection"
- Feb 3 Taste of Service
- Feb 3 Macalester New Music Series presents INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song
- Feb 4 'Moving Beyond Minnesota Nice:' Engaging Diversity in the Classroom
- Feb 12 Mitau Lecture
- Feb 17 Black History Month Keynote: Dr. Joy DeGruy - "Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome"
- Feb 18 Mental Health Awareness Film & Speaker
- Feb 19 The Inaugural Lecture of James Dawes as DeWitt Wallace Professor of English
- Feb 19 Robert Blanchette on "Tombs, sunken ships and historic huts: studying ancient wood reveals secrets from the past"
- Feb 19 Chamber Music at Macalester: Brahms Clarinet Quintet with Osmo Vanska
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.