Outside Learning: Final Days

The following are the final opportunities for outside learning points. Your 200-300 word responses are due within 24 hours of the event.

Wednesday, April 25, 3:30
Miller Learning Center, Room 102

“Mathematics of Crime,” Andrea Bertozzi, professor and director of Applied Mathematics at UCLA

Abstract: There is an extensive applied mathematics literature developed for problems in the biological and physical sciences. Our understanding of social science problems from a mathematical standpoint is less developed, but also presents some very interesting problems, especially for young researchers. This lecture uses crime as a case study for using applied mathematical techniques in a social science application and covers a variety of mathematical methods that are applicable to such problems. We will review recent work on agent based models, methods in linear and nonlinear partial differential equations, variational methods for inverse problems and statistical point process models. From an application standpoint we will look at problems in residential burglaries and gang crimes. Examples will consider both “bottom up” and “top down” approaches to understanding the mathematics of crime, and how the two approaches could converge to a unifying theory. Three points

Thursday, April 26, 6 p.m.
Miller Learning Center, Room 213

Panel Discussion: Healing from Spiritual Violence

Spiritual violence is the act of using religious grounds to persecute a particular person or group of people. This can occur without physical violence.

Panelists: Rev. Renee Dubose, Our Hope MCC, Joel Marcovitch, director of Hillel at UGA, Carolyn Medine, associate professor of religion, and Rev. Alison Eskildsen, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens. Three points

Thursday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.
Miller Learning Center, Room 214

“Serv(ED): Does Freedom Stop Here?” Learn about the immigrant community in Athens and issues surrounding immigration nationally. Three Points

Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29
Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art will present more than 60 photographs of American culture by the artist John Baeder from April 28 to July 22, 2012. The exhibition consists of three sections of Baeder’s work: “American Roadside,” “Signs as Folk Art” and a selection of black-and-white photographs of Atlanta from the early 1960s. Three points – Note that the 24 hour window will close at the end of business on Monday, April 30, for this opportunity


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