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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tuesday April 17, 2012 | 9:00 a.m.   
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
Featuring Biometric Screening, Online Health Questionnaire and Health Coaching. Your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index measures are key indicators of your risk for major illness. Harvard Pilgrim clinical staff will provide a free screening of these key numbers for employe...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Wednesday April 18, 2012 | 3:00 p.m.   
McGuinn 121
Speaker: Prof. Robert Ghrist, UPENN

Abstract: Mathematics merely begins with the study of numbers; it advances to motions and machines; computations and colorings; the strings and arrows of life. A singular expression of the beauty and power of Mathematics is revealed in its ability to quantify an...
Wednesday April 18, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Robsham Theater, Lower Campus
John Allen will moderate a discussion on the theological, legal, and political foundations of religious liberty in American society, especially as it applies to faith-based charitable, educational, health and social service ministries.

Moderated by John L. Allen, Jr., Sr. Correspondent, National Cath...

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Thursday April 19, 2012 | 2:00 p.m.   
Campion 139
Speaker: Prof. William McCallum (University of Arizona)

Title: Illustrative Mathematics: Building a discerning community of mathematics educators.

Abstract: Illustrative Mathematics ( provides guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculu...
Thursday April 19, 2012 | 3:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Sam Tanenhaus, editor of the New York Times Book Review, will address the public role of the contemporary intellectual, exploring ways in which serious thinkers engage with a range of audiences and interests. As editor at the New York Times Book Review, Tanenhaus enjoys a particularly rich perspect...
Thursday April 19, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Cushing 209
Speaker: Prof. Robert Ghrist, UPENN

Abstract: This colloquium surveys a surprisingly beautiful integral calculus based on Euler characteristic, with a focus on computations and applications to problems of network data aggregation....
Thursday April 19, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.   
120 East Wing, Newton Campus
An international panel of scholars in legal and politcal thought on citizenship claims comes to BC to discuss the issue of citizenship and its interpretation across the globe. Three people who have navigated the bureaucracy claims will also present on their experiences....
Friday, April 20, 2012
Friday April 20, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Fulton 145
Speaker: Prof. Robert Ghrist, UPENN

Abstract: Algebraic topology invented sheaves as a tool for integrating local data into a global structure. This talk will give an introduction to constructible sheaves; their (co)homology; and, most importantly, their recent applications to problems in optimiza...
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