GEAUX Schedule 2008

The program is for the two weeks before classes begin in the fall: Monday, August 11, 2008 through Saturday, August 23, 2008. Items in bold are larger obligations—but may change times! Items in (parentheses) are social events.

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in Lockett room 243.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

  • 9:30am: Meet at the Visitor's Center. Parking is available for a nominal fee.
  • 10am: Checklist: paperwork, keys, registration, website photos, and free pizza.
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Meet at the lobby of Pleasant Hall for a campus tour
  • 2:45pm: Checklist: ID Cards, Student Union, Credit Union, Parking passes.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

  • 10am: Algebra I: "A Little Number Theory and a Group" by Myron Minn-Thy-Aye
  • 11am: Algebra II: "Group Presentations" by Jared Culbertson
  • 1:30pm: Problem Session
  • 2:30pm: "Sums of Squares and Quadratic Fields" by Myron Minn-Thu-Aye and "Applications of Complex Analysis in Mechanics" by Anna Zemlyanova
  • Evening Social Event: Games Night in the Lounge

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

  • 10am: Algebra III: "Linear Algebra" by Jens Christensen
  • 11am: Algebra IV: "Group Actions" by Amber Russell
  • 1:30pm: Problem Session
  • 2:30pm: "How to Succeed in your First Year"
  • 4:00pm: Ice Cream in the Lounge
  • Evening Social Event: Shopping Trip meets at Lockett

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

  • Day Hike at Tunica Hills with picnic lunch at the falls.

Monday, August 18, 2008

  • 10am: Topology I
  • 11am: Topology II
  • 1:30pm: Problem Session
  • 2:30pm: "An Introduction to Knot Theory" by Cody Armond and "Geometry of Surfaces" by Leah Childers

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

  • 10am: "An Introduction to Hopf Algebras" by Maria Vega and "Matroid... Not Just a Cool Video Game" by Jeremy Aikin
  • 11am: "An Introduction to Non-Smooth Analysis and Control Theory" by Rick Barnard and "Breaking down signals" by Jens Christensen
  • 1:00-4:00pm: Teacher Training I: Pleasant Hall lab B149 (Basement 149)
  • Evening Social Event: Reginelli's Pizza

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

  • Graduate School Orientation: TBA
  • (Graduate School Event: Board Games and Field Games)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

  • 10am: Topology III
  • 11am: Topology IV: Connectedness by Moshe Cohen
  • 1pm: Problem Session
  • 2pm "An Introduction to Probability" by Julius Esunge
  • 2:30pm: Departmental Tea & Dessert: in the Lounge
  • Evening Social Event: Games Night at the Common Grounds cafe

Friday, August 22, 2008

  • (Tour of Downtown Baton Rouge and Picnic)
  • (Barbeque at Susanna's afterwards)
  • Evening Social Event: Frisbee on the Parade Grounds

Saturday, August 23, 2008

  • 8:45am, meet at Lockett for Laura Plantation Trip
  • 3pm return to Lockett
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