Life Experiences in Mathematics Lecture Series Presents Baylor Alum Brian Pennington

Nov. 9, 2010

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Baylor University's department of mathematics will host Brian Pennington, Baylor alum and director of risk and quantitative resources for GoldenTree Asset Management in New York City, as a part of the Life Experiences in Mathematics Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Kayser Auditorium on the Baylor campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The purpose of the lecture series is to bring former Baylor mathematics students back to campus to talk to undergraduates about how mathematics influenced their careers.

In his lecture "Using Mathematics to Understand Financial Risk: Necessary but Not Sufficient," Pennington will discuss how mathematics pervades analysis of financial risk and how math helps teach logic.

Pennington received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Baylor in 1984 and his master's degree in business administration in 1986 from the University of Chicago, where he studied finance and statistics.

While at Baylor, Pennington was an honors program graduate and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board and Sigma Chi fraternity. He is a member of the Bear Foundation, the Endowed Scholarship Society, the Founders Associates and the Alumni Association. In 2001, Baylor awarded him and his wife, Amy, the James Huckins Medallion in recognition of their support of the university.

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by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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