The Bernard Review
Fall 2008

Department website: www.davidson.edu/math

Chair: Donna Molinek

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Department  
Donna Molinek

Molinek becomes chair
Lang Breunig ’94 to join college Athletics Hall of Fame
Devlin presents Bernard lecture
Altman ’10 receives R. Bruce Jackson Award
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Pedagogy  
Textbook covers

Mossinghoff and Bivens and Davis see new editions of books published
Davis and Klein participate and lead at AP Calculus exam Reading
Heyer presents at (GCAT) Microarray Workshop
Molinek teaches topology in July Experience
Chartier and Dovidio ’07 publish online article
Klein back in the classroom after all
Whitton works with with Bressler ’09 and Lewicki ’11
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Outreach  
Carolina Panthers Helmet

Mason judges Panthers' Number Crunch
Chartier’s Mime-matics travels to Boston and Virginia
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Exposition  
Crockett Construction

Stroud publishes on work at Smithsonian
Mossinghoff speaks
Bivens' and Klein's paper on obstructed chessboards published
Chartier publishes 2 book reviews and online article with Rankin ’07
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Research  
E.nigma logo

Davidson-Missouri Western synthetic biology team receive provisional patent for XOR logic built in DNA

Algebra:
     Swallow publishes two and leads undergraduate research in Galois theory
Combinatorics:
     Mason researches in Banff, presents poster, speaks three times
Discrete geometry and number theory:
     Mossinghoff has two accepted, speaks three times
Dynamical systems:
     Molinek publishes one and speaks at Pines
Mathematical and computational biology
     Heyer, Davis ’11, Feeney ’11, Muscalino ’09, Parra ’09, Penumetcha ’11, Win ’10 all part of summer iGEM team
Numerical analysis and scientific computation:
     Neidinger researches interpolation and Automatic Differentiation, travels to Germany
     Chartier and Rankin ’07 publish one
     Chartier organizes one and speaks
     Kreutzer ’10 speaks and presents poster on analyzing Netflix data
     Chartier researches with Kreutzer ’10, Orr ’08, Paulinelli ’10, Simov ’08, and Win ’10
Off-campus:
     Marcil ’11 studies groups, graphs, and geometry at summer REU
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Leadership  
John Swallow

Swallow chairs Committee on Curriculum Development (CCD)
Heyer serves on CCD
Davis speaks twice, organizes one as part of AP Calculus Program
Chartier appointed to Committee on the Henry L. Alder Awards for Distinguished Teaching
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Community
Mason and Parsley wedding

Sarah Mason and Jason Parsley wed
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Other

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