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  • Russia‚Äôs Revolutionary Mathematics: Professor Mark Tomforde (lecture): February 13, 2017

    Dr. Mark Tomforde, Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Houston, delivered a lecture on the fascinating and sometimes violent history of Russian mathematics, its radical reconceptualization of geometry, and its struggle against Soviet power. Refreshments were provided.

    When: Monday, February 13, 4:00pm-5:00pm  (note updated time)
    Where: Honors Commons, The Honors College, University of Houston 
    How: Free and open to the public

    For more about Professor Tomforde’s work, see: https://www.math.uh.edu/~tomforde/

    This event is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and The Honors College.

  • Grand Challenges Forum: Dr. Jeremy Suri (lecture): January 27, 2017

    Dr. Jeremy Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, spoke to us about the history of hostilities between Russia, Europe, and the United States from Lenin to Putin. 

    When: Friday, January 27 from 1:00pm-2:00pm
    Where: Cemo Hall, University of Houston
    How: Free and open to the public

    For more about Professor Suri’s work, see: http://jeremisuri.net
    For more about the GCF, see: 
    http://www.uh.edu/honors/students/current-students/grand-challenges-forum/

    This event is sponsored by the Tocqueville Forum for American Ideas and Institutions and The Honors College.

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Image: Chto dala Oktiabrskaia Revoliutsiia rabotnitse i krest'ianke. [What the October Revolution gave to female workers and peasants.], 1920, Poster collection, Hoover Institution Archives, http://digitalcollections.hoover.org/objects/25519