The Joy of Giving: GSC Canned Food Drive

The Graduate Studies Center is collecting nonperishable items for Food Share.  Place your items into the appropriate donation boxes located at the Graduate Studies Center (El Dorado Hall) and Bell Tower before May 9.

For more information, contact Marilyn Medina, GSC Administrative Support Assistant, at ext. 3579 or


Celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month

Join in the celebration this month at CI for Mathematics Awareness Month!  This year’s theme echoes the title of a 1956 book by renowned math popularizer Martin Gardner. The year 2014 marks the centennial of Gardner’s birth.  Various activities are scheduled and are listed below:

MathArt Exhibit (April 3 - April 30)
Create your own math explosion of color and creativity in two (or three!) dimensions! Entries for judging must be in place by April 29, 5 p.m. Entry forms are available at El Dorado Hall Information Desk. Acceptable dimensions: 2-D: Not to exceed 3 feet x 4 feet (portrait or landscape orientation). 3-D: Not to exceed 25 lbs. For information, contact Victor Moreno at

Movies(7 p.m. in Broome Library, Room 1756). A short lecture on mathematical concepts in the movies will accompany each viewing. For information, contact Monica Pereira at

April 8 – Proof
April 15 – Flatland and Donald in Mathmagic Land
April 22 – 21
April 29 – Moneyball

Lectures(4:30 - 7:20 p.m. in Broome Library, Room 2325):
April 2 - A Telescoping Approach to Establishing ∑ 1/n2 = n2/6 by Brian Sittinger
April 9 - Origami and Geometry by Roger Roybal
April 16 – The Mysteries of Math in Art by Brooke Ernest

April 23 - Math Card Tricks by Jorge García. 20 ‘lucky’ attendees will receive a free deck of cards.

For information, contact Jorge García at

Math Scavenger Hunt (April 14, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Pick up entry forms and clues at El Dorado Hall or Broome Library Reference Desk. Limit one entry per person. Return completed forms at El Dorado Hall Information Desk.

For information, contact Jorge García at

Math Talent Show (April 14, 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Student Union)

Strut your mathematical stuff. All kinds of performance art accepted and appreciated in the spirit of math!

For information, contact Jorge García at

Math From the Ground Up (April 21, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Broome Library Plaza)
Come and chalk out your artistic rendition of mathematical ideas, concepts, notions in the Broome Library Plaza. Drawing supplies will be provided.

To reserve a drawing space, contact Monica Pereira ( by Friday April 18, 5 p.m.

Math art exhibit judging and ice cream reception (April 24, 5 - 7 p.m. in El Dorado Hall.)

Come and see math expressed in art Decorate your ice cream with toppings in intricate mathematical ways.

For information, contact Victor Moreno at or Jorge García at


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