News from the Campuses of . . .
INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST - Gary, Indiana
Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science of IU Northwest is
proud to welcome Dr. Axel Schulze-Halberg, who joined us in August
2009. Dr.Schulze-Halberg is bringing 7 years of college teaching
experience from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
(Switzerland), the University of Colima (Mexico) and the National
Polytechnical Institute in Mexico City (Mexico). He earned his Ph.D. at
the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland) in 2003.
Since then Dr. Schulze-Halberg published over 50 research papers
dealing with mathematical physics and dynamical systems. For more: web page.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis, Indiana
Professor Benzion Boukai stepped down as chair of the Department of
Mathematical Sciences, and Professor Zhongmin "James" Shen replaced
him. Link to: IUPUI news page.
MANCHESTER COLLEGE - North Manchester, Indiana
Our five member Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has seen
two members retire and two new members come in the past two years. A
year ago, Chuck Stanton retired after serving in the department since
1992, including 5 years as department chair. Raheel Ahmad joined us
with a new PhD from Southern Illinois University. He has been teaching
computer science and reinvigorating our computer science program with
new courses in computer graphics and geographical information systems
and new connections with industry. This year, Stan Beery retired after
30 years in the department including 11 years as department chair. And
we just welcomed Tim Brauch, a new PhD from University of Louisville.
He will be leading our math education courses.
In the past school year we had teams participating in the Putnam
competition and the Indiana College Math Contest. We hosted the Wabash
County Junior High Math Contest and the American Math Contest. One
student, Richelle Reed, won a presentation award at the 2008 Math Fest
in Madison Wisconsin for research she did with Professor Young Lee on
modeling with differential equations. We had three math majors
graduate this year of whom one is going to graduate school at Miami
University of Ohio, one is teaching high school, and one is looking for
VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY - Valparaiso, Indiana
Joel Lehmann has retired from the department after 25 years of service.
He was also a 1968 graduate of VU and therefore takes a lot of
institutional memory with him. Fortunately, just before he decided to
retire -- and continuing into this fall -- he is assembling a history of
David Hull has also retired from the regular faculty and has been
appointed as a Senior Research Professor. In this capacity, the
university continues to provide him with an office and travel support
as he investigates bisexual Galton-Watson branching processes with
collaborators in Spain.
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo is spending the next two years in Reutlingen,
Germany, as director of Valparaiso University’s study center. She will
be coordinating the comings and goings of VU students each semester.
Among her various tasks will be teaching a general education course in
mathematics, coordinating the instruction of German language and
culture courses, and arranging education trips around Germany.
Michael Glass, assistant professor of Computer Science, is on
sabbatical this year and Greg Hume, associate professor of Computer
Science, is returning from a year long sabbatical.
WABASH COLLEGE - Crawfordsville, Indiana
Profs. Bob Foote and Will Turner have returned from sabbatical. Prof.
Foote spent his year in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Korea, and Prof.
Turner stayed in town to work on his symbolic computation research and
conduct a review of the computer science and computational mathematics
Prof. J.D. Phillips resigned from the college to move to Northern
Michigan University and serve as head of the department of mathematics
and computer science. Prof. Foote has been appointed to a three-year
term as department chair, and Prof. Doug Limmer has agreed to remain
for the next two years while the department reevaluates itself and
conducts a search for a permanent replacement.