Mathematics for Human Flourishing

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Mathematics for Human Flourishing

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Mathematics for Human Flourishing

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Date and Time

  • Friday, September 13, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Location

Serra Hall, 215

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, an award‑winning math educator, and the past president of the Mathematical Association of America. His work has been featured in Quanta Magazine, Wired and the New York Times.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 215

2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

It's a COMPASS Event!!!

How is math tied to what it means to be human? Why does the practice of mathematics often fall short of our ideals and hopes? Su will describe how math helps you flourish, regardless of what you do with your lives or careers, and it meets basic human desires and builds virtues that contribute to a life well-lived. He will also share what he has learned from a prison inmate who helped him re-think what it means to do math well.

Francis Su

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