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Professor Emeritus of Mathematics John C. Currano, who passed away on October 20, 2016 at age 72. John began his career at Roosevelt University in February 1970, as he was completing his PhD in mathematics at the University of Chicago, and he served with distinction on the Roosevelt faculty until he retired in 2008. During his time at Roosevelt, John taught and mentored countless students and junior faculty, served as Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Council and of the University Senate, received an NSF grant leading to the development of several statistics courses for mathematics and actuarial science majors, taught himself computer programming, and became the University's first webmaster. John is survived by his wife, daughters, grandchildren, brother and numerous friends. John's colleague, Professor Steve Cohen, remembers John as "an avid cyclist, often riding his bike to Roosevelt the 13 or so miles from his house. He was always someone you could count on to help out with the endless details of running the department. John was devoted to his daughters, wife, and church. He had a very gentle and unassuming personality and he is greatly missed."

Melanie Pivarski
Roosevelt University
October 6, 2017

The Metropolitan Mathemtics Club of Chicago is a group of math teachers and enthusiasts from the Chicago area that have a long tradition of gathering on several Friday nights between September and May for dinner, networking, and a talk. Click here for information regarding the next dinner meeting, and click here for the complete 2017-2018 schedule.

Matthew Moran
MMC President
August 31, 2017