Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics  College of Science and Mathematics
305 Roop Hall, MSC 1911, JMU, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Spring 2012 Colloquia

Colloquia are held on selected Mondays throughout the term from 3:45-4:45 pm in Roop 103. Refreshments will be served at 3:30, also in 103. Occasional colloquia may be held at other times and/or locations.

Some of the talks, especially those early in the semester, are given by people interviewing for positions in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. For reasons of confidentiality, their names and institutional affiliations have been suppressed.

Home Institution
Title, with link to abstract and bio
Jan. 17

Additive Relationships and Directed Quantities
Jan. 19

Future Teachers' Evaluations of Their Teaching Effectiveness in the Context of Specific Mathematics
Jan. 23

What Are Homework Journals? And What Makes Them So Special?
Jan. 23 4:15-5:15

A Poroelastic, Multiscale Model of Intestinal Edema
Jan. 26 Thurs. 3:15-4:15

Generating Functions, Algorithms and the Two-Stamp Problem
Jan. 26 Thurs. 4:30-5:30

The Missing Component of Mathematical Proficiency
Jan. 30 4:00-5:00

How to Count Abelian Varieties Using Matrix Groups
Feb. 6
Velocity Bounds for Soft Filaments in Fluids
Feb. 9

Modeling the Spread of Waterborne Disease: Incorporating Heterogeneity in Multiple Transmission Pathways
Mar. 12

Mar. 19

Mar. 26
Dimplekumar Chalishajar
Controllability of Semi-Linear Neutral Functional Differential Equations
Apr. 2
Dave Pruett
On the Shoulders of Giants: Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler
Apr. 9 Ed Parker
Plus Ca Change; Plus C'est La Meme Chose
Apr. 16
Carl Droms
Apr. 23

Student Research Presentations

* = (tentative) 
Previous Terms:     Fall 2011     Spring 2011     Fall 2010     Spring 2010    Fall 2009