Week of January 24-28, 2011 Monday, January 24, 2011 1:30 PM Calculator Workshop 447 MSC Cheryl Grant Topic: Basic Skills 3:30 PM Calculus Seminar 459 MSC Presenter: Dan Shifflet, BGSU Major-Specific Group Projects to Motivate Sequences and Series Last semester I assigned group projects to my Calculus II students to motivate the transition from traditional topics they were accustomed to (derivatives, integrals) into new topics they might not have seen before (sequences, series). In an attempt to maximize interest, each group was comprised of individuals with similar majors and assigned a project containing relevant material. In this seminar we will review the content of these projects and the results of their implementation. Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:45 AM Math 1220 Instructor Meeting 459 MSC 3:45 Pm Tenured Faculty Meeting 459 MSC Topic: Annual Evaluation Wednesday, January 26, 2011 11:30 AM Statistics Seminar 459 MSC Steven Dinda, BGSU Predicting rRNA mutation rates using the rRNA 3D structure 12:30 PM Foundational Math Committee Meeting 400 MSC 1:00 PM Graduate Committee Meeting 400 MSC 1:30 PM Analysis Seminar 459 MSC Bo Li, BGS Toeplitz algebra on the Segal-Bargmann type spaces (Part II) We give an overview of some results on the structure of Toeplitz algebra on the Bergman-type spaces, and discuss how to obtain the analogous results for Toeplitz algebra on the Segal-Bargmann type spaces. This a continuation of two talks given last semester. 3:30 PM Algebra Seminar 459 MSC Dan Shifflet, BGSU Canceling Polynomials Without Dividing: An Algebraic Introduction to the Power Series In this talk I will introduce the usefulness of power series without mentioning limits or convergence. The material being presented is applicable to mathematicians of all levels. Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:45 AM Math 1210 Instructor Meeting 459 MSC Friday, January 28, 2011 2:30 PM Dissertation Defense 459 MSC Kevin Rion, BGSU Dense Orbits of the Aluthge Transform The Aluthge transform was introduced to aid in solving the Invariant Subspace Problem on Hilbert spaces. Weighted shifts have been used to address the conjecture that the sequence formed by iteratively applying the Aluthge transform Delta to an operator T produces a sequence that converges to a normal operator. We show the preceding conjecture fails in quite a dramatic way in that the orbit Orb(Delta,T) can in fact be dense in an entire "interval" of normal shifts. 3:30 PM Colloquium 459 MSC John Chen, BGSU Modeling survival data with dependent censoring Most of the methods on survival analysis focus on survival data in which censoring is independent of survival time. However, in some practical situations, information connecting censoring with survival time can not be plausibly ignored. This motivates research for new methods to analyze survival time with dependent censoring. In this talk, we will review recent developments of survival analysis with dependent censoring mechanism, discuss a new method, and apply the new method to analyze a prostate cancer data set.
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