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Ed Burger Speaks in Sixth Annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics

July 15, 2013

Edward B. Burger, President and Professor of Mathematics at Southwestern University, was the featured speaker in the sixth annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics when he returned to Baylor on February 19-20, 2014.

Ed Burger
President Ed Burger

Dr. Burger's public lecture "Thinking About Your Education: The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking" was delivered on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. His second lecture, on February 20, entitled " Thinking About Irrational Numbers: A Rational and Irrational Look at 1,2,3,4,...." was given also given in D109 of the BSB at 4:00 pm. In a large lecture room with 130 seats, there were at least 200 people there for both lectures! Hello, fire marshall!!

In February 2013, Dr. Burger was named the President of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Prior to that, Dr. Burger was the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, where he had been a professor since 1990. He was the 2010 winner of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching at Baylor University. He taught two mathematics classes during his semester-in-residence. After that, Burger was hired by Baylor to be Vice Provost for Strategic Educational Initiatives for the academic year 2011-2012. Through Ed's leadership, he pushed through several significant changes, including establishing secondary majors across campus.

For more information on President Burger's lectures and biographical background, please click on Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics.