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Prof Richard Tapia visits Math Dept.

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Prof. Richard Tapia will be visiting UD next month for a series of lectures on mathematics and diversity. His work as a mathematician, scientist, educator and advocate for women and minorities in STEM fields is the stuff of legend. He also has a number of interests outside of the academy. He has the Presidential Medal of Science, the Vannevar Bush Award, several world drag racing records and a National Champion Chevy Chevelle SS. He will be giving three talks to the UD community in October. 

Monday, 13 October, 4:00-5:00, Gore Recital Hall. Prof. Tapia will be delivering the University of Delaware Distinguished Lecture on Diversity in Higher Education "Diversity crisis in higher education: The need for new understanding and new leadership" . This lecture is included in the current UD strategic planning "Thought Leader" series

Tuesday, 14 October, 3:30-4:30, Wolf 100. Prof. Tapia will give a lecture entitled "Math at High Speed", a tribute to his drag racing days. This public lecture is open to all and requires no sophisticated knowledge of mathematics. 

Wednesday, 15 October, 3:30-4:30, Wolf 100. Prof. Tapia will give a lecture aimed at faculty on numerical optimization "Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and Rayleigh Quotient Iteration as Newton’s Method".

Listen to an NPR interview with Prof. Tapia.

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