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Liberal arts lead Engel back to law

The liberal arts taught Amanda Engel how to combine her love for English as well as mathematics, and the result is that she’ll attend the Washington University School of Law in the fall.

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Tolentino wins Fulbright

A third Cornellian, Lucio Tolentino ’09, has won a Fulbright grant this year.

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Sowers earns spot in MIT chemistry graduate program

Molly Sowers discovered a love for chemistry at Cornell and begins graduate studies at MIT in 2012. She credits Cornell faculty for providing inspiration and the preparation necessary to excel in a high-level internship at the University of Nebraska.

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Davis aims to bring statistical approach to city planning

Liz Davis is a numbers person with a math major and physics minor. She is also an ideas person who discovered a passion for urban planning, thanks to key politics courses (her second major) and a Cornell Fellowship with an energy policy firm.

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Mathematics Tuesdays: Taking Sudoku Seriously

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is offering a series of public lectures on the mathematics of Sudoku.

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Bonding with Topology

A chemical bond is a connection between two atoms in a molecule. Connectivity is also an important concept in the mathematical definition of topology. This presentation on Oct 25th touches on the relationship between those two concepts.

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Time-Turning for Muggles: How to keep your distance

The common-sense notion of distance is also a fundamental idea in mathematics. One of the properties that mathematicians–and any sane person–typically require of a distance is that the distance between a point and itself be zero. But what if we allowed self-distance to be positive?

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Sarah Ruen ’04

Since graduating with a B.A. in Mathematics and Political Philosophy from Cornell, Sarah Ruen has utilized her education and experience to consult on matters of international and domestic public policy related to energy and the environment.

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Zgraggen teaches HS math in the Swiss Alps

Franziska Zgraggen ’04 teaches high school math at the Gstaad International School in the Swiss Alps after majoring in math, secondary education, and German at Cornell. As an undergrad, she spent a semester studying in Basel, Switzerland.

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Cornell professor not baffled by numerical phenomenon

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell mathematics professor Jim Freeman had the number of a Cedar Rapids Gazette story on Wednesday. All nine of them.

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