Provost's Awards Lecture Series - October 12, 2016

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Provost's Awards Lecture Series - October 12, 2016

Postby raoki » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:15 am


The Provost's Awards Lecture Series is intended to honor and showcase the recipients of the 2015-2016 Provost's Awards and provide them an opportunity to present, share and discuss their work with the campus. Another goal of this series is to raise the level of academic and intellectual discourse among our colleagues, and to further enrich connections with others across the campus.


Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Henry Madden Library, Room 2206 (2nd Floor)


Lecturer: Dr. Una Mjurka, Department of Art and Design
Award Category: Faculty Service
Title: "Ceramics and Community - Building Connections Through Art"

Historically, the ceramic medium has been influential not only as a form of artistic expression, but also in the development and sustainability of various cultures. The broad, diverse application of ceramic materials continues to play a significant part in advancing society as well as in bringing people together - from aeronautics to dinner parties, ceramic has a role. Through their creative practice, ceramic artists obtain the necessary skills for working with the medium, but they may also discover a unique expressive voice that contributes to our community in a meaningful way.


Lecturer: Dr. Carmen Caprau, Department of Mathematics
Award Category: Distinguished Achievement in Research, Scholarship or Creative Activity
Title: "Why Knot"

Knot Theory is a sub-field of mathematics that studies closed curves in three dimensions, called knots. Part of the beauty of this field is that it starts by analyzing an intuitive, tangible object and then it develops into a surprisingly complex and interesting body of mathematical knowledge that has found many applications in other areas of mathematics and science - including physics, molecular biology, and theoretical computer science. Given that this field illustrates how mathematics can quickly move from concrete to abstract, and from specific to general, Dr. Caprau uses Knot Theory to introduce students to mathematical research and to develop their appreciation for the extraordinary power of mathematical thinking.

Refreshments will be Served.

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