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Week of: Feb 09, 2020

Walden Freedman Mathematics

Dr. Richard Evan Schwartz, Chancellor’s Professor of Mathematics at Brown University, will deliver the 75th semi-annual Harry S. Kieval Lecture at HSU on Tuesday, February 18th.  The lecture will be at 7:30 pm in room 135 of the Science-B Building on the Humboldt State University campus. The public is welcome to this free lecture, which is geared toward a general audience.
The title of the lecture is “Geometry and Experiment”.  Dr. Schwartz will give a guided tour through some of the graphical user interfaces he has made.  The first few programs, mostly demos, give neat and sometimes unexpected geometric pictures of some well-known topics in mathematics. The last few are more extensive programs which reveal hidden structure in simply stated but deceptively deep geometry problems.
Dr. Schwartz was born and raised in Los Angeles.  He loved math from a very young age but got distracted by tennis, video games, and mild forms of juvenile delinquency until getting serious about the subject again during high school.  He majored in mathematics at UCLA, then got a PhD in mathematics at Princeton under the loose supervision of Bill Thurston.
Dr. Schwartz was an invited speaker at the 2002 International Congress of Mathematicians, and has held various fellowships, such as a Sloan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Clay Fellowship, and Simons Fellowships.  He likes to explore simple problems in geometry, topology, and dynamics with the computer and then find traditional or computer-assisted proofs of the phenomena that the experiments turn up.
He is also the author of several children’s picture books about mathematics, like “Really Big Numbers” and “Life on the Infinite Farm”, and a number of offbeat self-published comic books, like “Man Versus Dog” and “The Extra Toaster”.  He is married to a fiber artist and has two daughters.
The Kieval lecture series is named for HSU Mathematics Professor Emeritus, Dr. Harry S. Kieval, who taught at HSU from 1966 to 1979. The series includes topics on popular and/or broad aspects of mathematics attractive to undergraduates and the public.
Dr. Schwartz will also give a separate lecture as a part of the Mathematics Colloquium earlier that day.  That lecture titled, “The Spheres of Sol,” will begin at 4 p.m. in room 166 of the Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) building on the HSU campus. Community members are invited to a pre-colloquium tea starting at around 3:15 p.m. on the third floor of the BSS building before the lecture.  The colloquium talk is also free to the public.  For more information, visit atics-colloquium.
For more information about Dr. Schwartz, visit

Week of: Jan 12, 2020

Shannon Berge Academic & Career Advising Center

Career and Volunteer Expo - Thursday, February 13, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., West Gym

More than 100 employers and volunteer agencies will be offering career positions, summer jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and more! Come dressed for success with your resumé in hand.

Employer representatives will provide general career information and answer questions about summer, seasonal, internship, and permanent employment opportunities in a variety of fields, while community organizations will provide information about volunteer and service learning opportunities locally. The Expo will also feature a professional photographer providing free headshots to students.

The Academic and Career Advising Center reminds students that employers are looking to hire professionals; first impressions make all the difference. A display in the first floor Library will showcase various professional outfits with college budgets in mind. If you are a student in need of free, professional clothing visit the Career Clothing Closet in Gist Hall 114.

“Dress to impress and bring your resumé,” says Amy Martin, Employer Relations Coordinator at the Academic and Career Advising Center, “They definitely hire students at the event.” To prepare for the Expo, students can schedule an individual appointment with a Career Advisor or get a quick resume review during the Academic and Career Advising Center’s Drop-in hours, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more information, or for a full list of organizations attending the Expo, visit, call 707.826.3341, or stop by Gist Hall 114.

Week of: Dec 15, 2019

Apply for 34th Annual CSU Student Research Competition Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The Humboldt State Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is encouraging students to participate in the 2020 CSU Student Research Competition.

Students must submit a written summary of their research or creative presentations through InfoReady to the Office of Research by Friday, January 31, 2020. If selected, students will compete at CSU East Bay on April 24 or 25, 2020.

HSU hopes to advance 10 students to the statewide competition and is looking for competitive applications. The Office of Research will reimburse approved travel costs for each student selected to represent HSU at the state level.

“Read the competition rules and apply”:

Direct all questions to Susan Brater at (707) 826-5165 or .

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