The Bernard Review
Spring 2009

Department website: www.davidson.edu/math

Chair: Donna Molinek

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Chair's Reflections  
Donna Molinek

Department has external review
Chartier receives tenure
Mason accepts offer from Wake Forest
Heyer receives Mathews Travel Endowment Award
Department prepares for mountain retreat
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Awards  
Textbook covers

Dickson ’09 and Zhang ’11 receive math awards
Teams succeed in international modeling contest
Altman ’10 named Student Athlete of the Week
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Pedagogy  
Textbook covers

Heyer speaks on math-bio at AAAS
MAT 118 poster session offers enticing mathematical topics
Chartier nominated for "Entertaining Teacher of the Year"
More Math Coffees, independent studies
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Outreach  
Pi Day

Molinek leads Pi Day activities at Bailey Middle School
Molinek applies topology to car sunshades
Chartier appears on Charlotte Fox News
Chartier’s Mime-matics performed in Michigan, Ohio and Davidson
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Exposition  
Tim Chartier

Chartier publishes article with Dovidio ’07
Chartier presents in MI and Washington D.C.
Neidinger publishes two
Swallow speaks on Galois in NJ
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Research  
U.S. Congress

Department is widely represented at Joint Math Meetings in DC

Algebra:
     Swallow publishes one
Combinatorics:
     Mason publishes one, speaks two times, and to supervise summer research
Discrete geometry and number theory:
     Mossinghoff publishes one and has one accepted and speaks in SC, NC and IL
Mathematical and computational biology
     Heyer continues work in synthetic biology
Numerical analysis and scientific computation:
     Neidinger speaks on his MATLAB library
     Kreutzer ’10, Win’10 and Chartier's research covered in print and TV
     Chartier joins advisory board of mobile music startup company
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Leadership  
Stephen Davis

Davis elected MAA governor
Swallow elected Vice Chair pro tem and appointed to Implementation Team
Swallow reappointed associated editor of Notices of AMS
Heyer serves BIO-SIGMAA, at MAA-SE meeting and DCPC
Bivens and Klein author NC State Math Contest
Math Horizons selects Lewicki ’11 and Chartier
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Events
Joe Gallian

Gallian to speak as Bernard Lecturer
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Envoi
Commencement

Department bids farewell to fifteen majors, two minors
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Other
 

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