This event has been rescheduled to April 23.
Join the Department of Mathematics, Department of English, and Writer's Workshop on Zoom from 3-4 P.M. on Friday, April 23 to participate in a talk on "Poetry and Mathematics" by Larry Lesser, Ph.D.
Join via Zoom at https://unomaha.zoom.us/j/92714799277
The colloquium will be preceded by a social for UNO students starting at 2 P.M. hosted by the Math Club on Gather.Town at https://gather.town/IeZMGTh4TXiaiWGK/unomath
About the Speaker: Lessers is a UTEP Distinguished Teaching Professor and a Professor in the UTEP Mathematical Sciences Department. Prof. Lesser has degrees in mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education, has taught full-time for mathematics departments at three universities and a high school, worked as a state agency statistician, co-authored a math-for-liberal-arts textbook, won statewide teaching awards, won first-place awards in ASA, CAUSE, and MoMath song or poetry contests, won recent NSF grants, directed a teaching center that served an entire university, and was interviewed about his career in the March 2020 Journal of Statistics Education.
His 115 papers connect mathematics/statistics to varied realms, including: language, culture, diversity, ethics, social justice, contemplative pedagogy, religion, lotteries, and music. Over 50 of his published poems (one of which was selected by Albuquerque's Poet Laureate for a 2021 NEA Big Read event) are centered in mathematics/statistics. For more information: https://larrylesser.com/poet-larry-ate/