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Annual symposium for Undergraduate Research Summer Institute to include address by Cal-Berkeley computer scientist Christos Papadimitriou, on September 25, 2013

The annual URSI symposium will be September 25 from 3:00-6:45pm in the Villard Room, beginning with oral presentations by five of this summer’s student researchers. At 4:15 computer scientist and keynoter Christos H. Papadimitriou will discuss “Computational Insights and the Theory of Evolution”, immediately followed by a gallery of student poster presentations on the all of the 2013 URSI projects.

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Vassar Professors incorporate “discovery” modules in lab courses

The typical lab course uses tried-and-true experiments to teach students how to use basic research tools, but professors across the sciences at Vassar are re-envisioning their lab courses to incorporate real research questions—i.e., questions that don’t have answers yet. In one upper level chemistry lab, each student is given a unique sample molecule. Their task is to figure out what the molecule is by using all of the instruments and techniques available in the department.

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See the award-winning hit solo show, Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze, at Vassar College on September 14, 2012.

Vassar’s Mathematics Department in cooperation with the Drama Department presents one performance only of the award-winning hit solo show, Truth Values. One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze, on Friday, September 14, at 7:00pm in the Martel Theater of the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film. Free and open to the public, Truth Values, a project of Unexpected Theater, is written and performed by Gioia De Cari and directed by Miriam Eusebio. A panel discussion with De Cari and Vassar women science faculty will follow the performance. For reservations, email boxoffice@vassar.edu or call (845) 437-5599.

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