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Math students and faculty attended the MAA Seaway Section meeting at SUNY Geneseo.
Hamilton Math Students Present at MAA Meeting

Fourteen Hamilton math students presented talks at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Seaway Section Meeting at SUNY Geneseo on April 16. Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics, traveled with the students.  More ...

From left: Adam Daniere ’16, Kenny Ratliff ’16, Ben Oltsik ’19, John Bennett ’16, James Vees ’16 and Prof. Richard Bedient.
Hamilton Well-Represented at HRUMC

Five Hamilton students presented talks at the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC) held April 2 at Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vt. They were accompanied by Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics.  More ...

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NY Times Publishes Bedient's Defense of Liberal Arts

Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Professor of Mathematics, penned a letter to the editor that was published in The New York Times on Feb. 29 in response to an article titled A Rising Call to Promote STEM Education and Cut Liberal Arts Funding. In his submission, Bedient proposed that “what we really need are graduates who have a working knowledge of the way the physical world works, who understand the equally complex world of human endeavor, and who have the ability to transmit that knowledge in written, spoken and artistic form. That is what the liberal arts are really about.”  More ...

Richard Bedient and Courtney Gibbons
Hamilton Well-Represented in Math Journal

“Grandma Makes Granola,” an article co-authored by Professor of Mathematics Richard Bedient and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons, appeared in the January issue of The College Mathematics Journal. Also in the issue, David Richeson ’93 contributed an article titled “Proof Without Words: The Maximum Sum of Inradii.”  More ...

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Bedient, Gibbons Perform at Math Meetings

Professor of Mathematics Dick Bedient and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons performed with the Mobiusbandaid Players during the joint meetings of the American Mathematics Society and the Mathematics Association of America in Baltimore.  More ...

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Bedient Presents at Annual Mathematics Meeting

Professor of Mathematics Richard Bedient presented a talk on the Hamilton College Mathematics Senior Seminar Program at the Annual Mathematics Meetings in Boston in January.  The talk was part of a session on “Capstone Courses” and described the Hamilton seminar program as a whole, but focused on the Seminar in Topology which Bedient has taught for many years.  More ...

Amelia Mattern '12 (left) and Jane Rouse '12 work on math problems in the hallway at Christian Johnson.
Beyond the Numbers: Hamilton’s Exemplary Math Department

In the hours before a math assignment is due at Hamilton, students can be seen sitting around professors’ offices and spanning the nearby hallway. Collaboration is encouraged, and so they seek help from one another and from their professor to finish up the homework. The work is not easy, but the sense of accomplishment upon handing in each assignment is fulfilling.  More ...

Thomas Garrity, Dick Bedient, Colin Adams
Bedient Moderates Debate at Math Meetings

Professor of Mathematics Dick Bedient served as moderator for the debate "Derivative vs. Integral: The final showdown” during the Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America held Jan. 6-9, in New Orleans.  More ...

Chandra Thompson '10, Grace Stadnyk '10, Luke Maher '11 and Professor Richard Bedient.
This Could be a Puzzle But It’s Knot
Luke Maher '11, Grace Stadnyk '10, Chan Thompson '10 and Professor of Mathematics Richard Bedient just returned from the first Unknot (Undergraduate Knot Theory) Conference at Denison University where they gave a paper titled "Three-Trip Lorenz Knots," heard many more and generally had a great time meeting knot students from all over the country. More ...
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