Welcome Aboard

A second installment of new faculty announced for 2004-05:

Kevin Hartshorn, assistant professor of mathematics. B.A., Notre Dame, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Kevin replaces Sylvia Forman, who is staying at St. Joseph’s University. (She and her husband bought a house in Philadelphia last week.) Kevin has taught at UC-Davis and is currently at Oberlin College. His articles are filled with terms such as Heegaard surfaces and Haken manifolds and handlebodies, and he also writes about scissors and string. This goes to show that math has changed a lot since the editor of InCommon learned to add and subtract. But he explains that all this has to do with his area of interest, which is topology, the measurement of space.

Joel Nathan Rosen, assistant professor of sociology. B.A., Ohio State University; double M.A. in sociology and Southern studies, University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Kent, England. His dissertation is on American sports. (Go figure.) He is currently at Monmouth College in Illinois. JR is a displaced Texan who “at a young age was whisked away to Cleveland and held in frozen animation for some time.” While in England, he learned to speak English (as opposed to his native tongue, Texanese).

April 27, 2004

Invested for $uccess:
Amrhein Investment Club is a first-place winner at the RISE conference for college and university investment groups.

Bases Loaded and Play Ball!:
Moravian softball sets records, Ed Little (baseball coach) passes 300th career win mark, Jason Toedter wins MAC men's singles championship.

Number-Crunching and Google:
Report on Moravian math conference, for which math prof Michael Fraboni received an ODK Leadership Award. Math faculty solves a Google puzzle.

Welcome Aboard!:
Two new faculty members.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student achievements.