Monday, October 26th, 2015

Student Talk Series: Shira Mitchell, October 29 @ 12 noon in Olin 268

  Title: Causal inference for the Millennium Villages Project Speaker: Dr. Shira Mitchell, Columbia University, Columbia Population Research Center Abstract:  The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) is a ten-year integrated rural development project implemented in ten sub-Saharan African sites. We describe the design for causal inference about the MVP’s effect on a variety of development indicators. Causal inference for the MVP context presents many challenges: a nonrandomized design, limited baseline data for candidate control areas, and the assignment of treatment to only ten sites, limiting effective sample sizes. We develop and carry out a matching procedure tailored to small samples and designed to facilitate communication […]

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Mathematics Alumni Career Panel Discussion on Thursday 10/22/15: reception @ 4, panel @ 4:30

The Mathematics Department and Career Development Center invite you to join us for a Mathematics Alumni Career Panel Discussion on Thursday October 22, 2015 in the Center Room of the ELC.   Peter Friedman ‘08 Mathematics Teacher at Ridgefield (CT) High School Sarah (Thalhamer) Friedman‘11Senior associate in the Global Human Resource Solutions group at PricewaterhouseCoopers Kim Rich ‘14 Consultant for Axtria (a data analytics consulting firm)   Dean Wise ‘13 Analyst at Annalect     Hear advice and perspectives from Bucknell alumni who will examine career paths that utilize the mathematics degree while discussing their work and available opportunities.  The conversation will include a question and answer period and an […]

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Friday, October 9th, 2015

Student Talk Series: Liz McMahon, October 15 @ 12 noon in Olin 268

Title:  Mathematics in the Game of SET Abstract:  The card game SET is played with a special deck of 81 cards. There is quite a lot of mathematics that can be explored using the game.  We’ll look at questions in combinatorics, probability, linear algebra, and especially geometry.  The deck is an excellent model for a finite affine geometry and provides an entry to surprisingly beautiful structure theorems for that geometry.  If you’d like some practice before the talk, go to for the rules and a Daily Puzzle

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