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Events for September 14, 2017 from General and Seminar calendars

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Location: BLOC 220

Description: For faculty can exchange ideas and strategies on teaching

Brown Bag Lunch Series on Teaching

Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Location: Blocker 220

Speaker: Jennifer Whitfield, Texas A&M

Title: Show me the Evidence. How do we know students are learning?

Abstract: Instructors oftentimes spend countless hours preparing class lectures. They look for the perfect problems to work in class, create graphs that surpass the standards required by many textbook publishers, and meticulously format outlines of the class notes. The effort instructors put into class preparation is immense, and these efforts do not go unnoticed; students do appreciate them. How much time and effort do instructors spend, however, finding evidence that students learn what they intend for them to learn? When and how do they collect such evidence and what do instructors do with the evidence? This talk will have attendees reflect on these questions and provide a few ideas on techniques instructors can use to collect evidence and then use the evidence to drive their instruction.

Frontiers in Mathematics Lecture Series

Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: Blocker 117

Speaker: Diego Cordoba, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain

Title: Colloquium: Shift of stability and mixing solutions for the Muskat problem

Abstract: The Muskat equation governs the motion of an interface separation of two incompressible fluids in a porous media. In this talk I will present the following recent results: (1) The existence of solutions which shift stability regimes in the following sense: they start stable, then become unstable, and finally return back to the stable regime before it breaks down (joint work with J. Gomez-Serrano and A. Zlatos). (2) The existence of mixing solutions of the incompressible porous media equation for all Muskat type H^5 initial data in the fully unstable regime (joint work with A. Castro and D. Faraco).