Math seminar series to continue at BU

For immediate release: March 13, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — James Mackin, provost of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, will present “Math Applications in Oceanography” as a part the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Seminar Series 2007. The talk will be held on Tuesday, March 27, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 108, and is open to the public free of charge.

Mackin, a chemical oceanographer, will discuss mathematic applications that deal with understanding marine sediments. His talk will emphasize the use of math to better understand the reactions and transport mechanisms that naturally occur in the earth’s environment. He will also discuss oceanography related to Mud Bay, S.C., the location of much of the research for his doctoral dissertation.

Upcoming programs in the series, all to be offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 108, are:

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.


  • Tuesday, April 3, Drue Coles and William Calhoun, associate professors of mathematics, computer science and statistics, and David Reichert, a junior computer science major from Hershey, “Student-Faculty Computer Science Research.”
  • Tuesday, April 17, John Polhill, assistant professor of mathematics, computer science and statistics, “Some Interesting Combinatronics.”
  • Tuesday, May 1, Computer science students from the Software Engineering class, “Software Engineering Projects.”