SRU Good News for Nov. 23, 2009
University of Minnesota salutes SRU graduate
Joseph Gallian, a 1966 Slippery Rock University graduate has been selected to receive the 2009-10 Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Research at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Gallian, professor of mathematics and statistics at UMD, will receive the award during a Dec. 7 ceremony, according to the Duluth News Tribune.
After graduating from SRU, Gallian went on to earn a master's degree from the University of Kansas in 1968 and a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. He served as a visiting assistant professor at Notre Dame before joining UMD.
During his UMD tenure, he has given more than 250 invited lectures at conferences, colleges and universities and is the author or editor of five books and more than 100 articles.
In addition to the usual math courses, he has taught a humanities course titled "The Lives and Music of the Beatles" for more than 25 years and a liberal arts course on math and sports.
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