We're moving!

We're moving our new stories to Denison.edu, the college's super-sweet mothership. Over time, we'll be moving some of our best past stories from TheDEN over there too. In the meantime, we've made available an archive of all stories here. This archive will be available for a few months before this site is permanently shut down. See you at Denison.edu! - June 2016

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Getting the math right

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Great teachers are the culmination of their experiences as mentors, researchers and instructors. Don Bonar, professor of computer science and mathematics, is no exception. Part of his secret may be that he’s had a long time to accumulate those experiences

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Meet the new class

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Every January brings the start of the spring semester, snow, and a meeting of the Board of Trustees, who make the final decision to award tenure to a crop of eligible associate professors. In a small busy community that’s constantly

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Happy numbers

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Here’s a burning question to start your new year: What happens when you take the sum of the square of each of the digits in the number 19, and then continue iterating? Mathematics Professor May Mei proposed this question to

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New dimensions

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“One of the great things about math and art is that they’re both really creative. In the end you’re making stuff, whether it’s mathematical formulas, developing ideas or communicating in the arts,”explains Christian Faur. Faur, Denison’s director of collaborative technologies,

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Written By: Cheyanne Cierpial ‘16

Tying the knot

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Summer research looks different for all people and departments across campus. Some students take field trips down the Hill to nurse a cup of coffee at River Road Coffeehouse while digging into some heavy reading; others work 9-to-5 in labs;

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14

It all adds up

Lew Ludwig, associate professor of mathematics

When chemistry major Annelise Thompson ’13 signed up for Calculus II as a sophomore, she, like many non-math majors, wasn’t exactly looking forward to it. But then she got to know the professor, Lew Ludwig. He would begin each class

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Knot happening

Mathematically Bent

While the success of the Big Bang Theory has proven that “geek comedy” is funny, it’s not easy to find live performances in this admittedly specialized genre. During this year’s “UnKnot” conference, an undergraduate conference focused on knot theory—the study

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The odd couple

The Odd Couple

“First, rinse your mouth.” That was the starting procedure earlier this month for a lab about extracting and analyzing DNA from samples—provided by the students themselves—in an interdepartmental class, Biology/Computer Science 309: Computational Biology. The class, taught by Jeff Thompson,

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Robotics, computing & society

Robotics, Computing & Society

In a world flooded with technology, it’s easy to go about your day without wondering how it all works. So when Tom Bressoud was planning a first-year studies course focused on computer science, he wanted to find a way to

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Techno talent

Research incubation, defense strategy, venture capitalism—if it has to do with cutting edge technology, Sergei Kanareykin '03 has probably had his hands in it. The Boston-based alum was on campus yesterday talking with math and computer science majors about the many possibilities students have after their time at Denison. Since graduation, Kanareykin has served as the chief technical officer of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, the deputy managing director of Oxantium Ventures, and CEO of Make a Mind Company, a technology incubator.

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Pumpkin pi

Pumpkin Pi

Associate Professor Lew Ludwig and his son loaded more than 45 pumpkins in their station wagon last Wednesday and hauled them onto campus. The next day, Ludwig distributed them to math students who were ready to start carving. It was

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The correct answer is: ‘Who is Watson?’

The Correct Answer Is: 'Who Is Watson?'

This week, a crew of busy math and computer science students carved out a 30-minute break, grabbed some munchies, and gathered up to watch the final installment of  “Jeopardy! Battle of Man vs. Machine.” It featured IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, against

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Arts and sciences with The Works

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Some might say this is a match made in heaven. No, not Prince William and Kate Middleton—it’s Denison and The Works that can’t get enough of each other. The Works is a unique museum, just down the road in the

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Blinding with science

Summer Scholars Science Symposium

Over the summer, Matt Matteri ’11, a geosciences major, spent three weeks in Utah observing and documenting rock structures in the Northern Confusion Range. He then returned to campus to create a geologic map of the area—the first of its

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DU + MathFest = Awards

Mathfest

Not too long ago, 10 Denison students headed to Pittsburgh for MathFest 2010, a national conference for numbers junkies. They walked away with five awards for their presentations. That’s a 50 percent success rate, at least according to our calculations. The

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Denison in the Blogosphere (8/30/10)

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We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In this afternoon’s fix of Denisonia, one alum cracks a mathematical conundrum, while another keeps last night’s

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