Not in our Halls - Wall of Oppression

Champions Court I and II are collaborating on this event! 

The Wall of Oppression will be located outside the CC2 courtyard on October 1st from 11am-7pm. Students will be able to write their oppressions or oppressions they have heard about on the wall from 11am-4pm. At 4pm, the Resident Directors from CC1 and CC2 will hold a 30 minute educational chat about the wall and give out safety instructions. At 4:30pm, students can begin lining up at the wall to tear it down.  Students will be able to hit it 3 times and then get back in line if they’d like. Once students have participated, they will be able to pick up some food and fill out the feedback form.

In order to receive Wired credit, please fill out the feedback form and sign the Wired sign in sheet after you have participated in the educational chat and tearing down of the wall!!

Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Location: 
CC2 Courtyard

"RE-WIRE" Event

Please come to our first "Re-Wire" event of the semester!  This is a chance to chat informally with the three Wired Faculty Directors, peer mentors, and other Wired students!  

Attendance at two "Re-Wire" events will count as one Wired event. 

Pizza will be served at this kick-off "Re-Wire" event!!  (Please bring your own drink!)

Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 8:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Champions Court 2 - 4th Floor Rotunda

The Dubious Power of Power Laws

 

Everyone knows the classic normal distribution—the “bell curve,” where most observations cluster around the mean, and the frequency falls off toward either end, with well known statistical properties. Lots of things in nature are more-or-less normally distributed, but lots of things are not. In some cases distributions are “heavy-tailed,” such that for example there are many of the small ones, and increasingly fewer as size increases. Famous examples are the distribution of earthquake magnitudes, rank-size distributions of cities, and the distribution of wealth in societies.

Models of avalanche size distributions in (mathematically-simulated) sand piles were seminal in developing ideas about self-organized criticality and power laws, both in geomorphology and in general. Unfortunately even real sandpiles, much less more complex systems, are not necessarily well described by the models.

Discrete CATS Seminar

Title of talk: Convex polytopes, h-vectors, and Gale diagrams.

Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
POT 745

Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Title: A Circulant Approach to Skew-Constacyclic Codes

Abstract:  We introduce a type of skew-generalized circulant matrices that captures the structure of a skew-polynomial ring F[x;θ] modulo the left ideal generated by a polynomial of the form x^n-a. This allows us to develop an approach to skewconstacyclic codes based on skew-generalized circulants. We show that for the code-relevant case, the transpose of a skew-generalized circulant is also a skew-generalized circulant. This recovers the well-known result that the dual of a skew-constacyclic code is also a skew-constacyclic code. Please note that this will be a 20 minute talk in preparation for the upcoming AMS Sectional Meeting in Chicago.
Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
POT 745

Math Biology Journal Club

Paper to read: Product-Form Stationary Distributions for Deficiency Zero Chemical Reaction Networks. David F. Anderson, Gheorghe Craciun, and Thomas G. Kurtz. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (2010) 72: 1947–1970. 

Link, https://www.dropbox.com/s/iu2mb20u8zaqcc8/Anderson.Craciun.Kurtz_2010_BullMathBiol.pdf?dl=0

Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
945 Patterson Office Tower
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Executive Committee Meeting

Cancelled

Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Type of Event (for grouping events):

Executive Committee Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Type of Event (for grouping events):

Executive Committee Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Type of Event (for grouping events):

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