Bob Bosch Writes Book "Opt Art"
Professor of Mathematics Bob Bosch’s book Opt Art: From Mathematical Optimization to Visual Design will be released by Princeton University Press on November 12, 2019. In it, Bosch offers an introduction to the geometric, algebraic, and algorithmic foundations of mathematical optimization and its classical applications, such as determining the best way to assign workers to jobs or devising the best route for a delivery driver. A book release event takes place on November 12, 2019 at the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) in New York City.
Bosch will also give the 2019 President’s Lecture titled, “Opt Art: From Mathematical Optimization to Visual Design” on November 8 in Finney Chapel.
Erik Inglis Gives Three Talks
Professor of Medieval Art History Erik Inglis gave the keynote talk, "History in the Making: Categories, Techniques and Chronology in Church Collections, c. 800-1300" for the conference, "Collecting, Curating, Assembling: New Approaches to the Archive in the Middle Ages," hosted by the University of Saint Andrews, in Scotland.
At the University of Michigan's Premodern Colloquium, Inglis led a discussion of his work-in-progress, "Reading Storied Ground: Finding Apostolic Presence in the Streets and Springs of Medieval Rome," and he gave the paper "'It Began with a Picture', or, Inventing Stories to Make Sense of Images in the European Middle Ages."
Evan Kresch Presents at Conference
Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented, "Political Determinants of Public Service Investments: Evidence from Brazilian Elections" at the Sustainability & Development Conference, Oct. 11, 2019, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Michael Lynn Presents at 2019 ANIMUSIC Conference
Recorder and Baroque flute professor Michael Lynn participated in the 2019 ANIMUSIC Organological Congress in Belmonte, Portugal in September. The title of the 8th International Scientific Meeting for Sound and Musical Instrument Studies was "Instruments of culture and peace." Lynn presented a paper, “The flute of Pierre Gabriel Buffardin and his rebirth,” and performed the closing concert with Swiss historic flute specialist Jörg Fiedler.
Raphael Jimenez leads Ashland Symphony performance
Oberlin Orchestras director Raphael Jimenez appears as the guest conductor of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra at Loudonville’s Historic Ohio Theatre on Sunday, October 27. The program of Bach, Telemann, Vaughan Williams, and Haydn also features the solo performance by Lisa Jelle, professor of flute at Capital University.
Bob Bosch Interviewed for Mathematics Magazine
Professor of Mathematics Bob Bosch '83 was interviewed for the October 2019 issue of Mathematics Magazine in the piece “Dominos, Traveling Salespeople, and Art: An Interview with Bob Bosch,” written by Allison Henrich. The interview is accompanied by four examples of Bosch’s optimization-based mathematical artwork, and there are five additional examples of his work elsewhere in the issue.
Martin Saavedra Publishes
Assistant Professor of Economics Martin Saavedra's paper, "A Machine Learning Approach to Improving Occupational Income Scores" has been accepted by the journal Explorations in Economic History.
Evan Kresch Publishes in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch's paper, "The Buck Stops Where? Federalism, Uncertainty, and Investment in the Brazilian Water and Sanitation Sector" has been accepted for publication in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
Geoff Pingree's Documentary Film Awarded Grand Jury Prize
Geoff Pingree's feature documentary film, The Return of Elder Pingree – Memoir of a Departed Mormon, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay & Music Festival in Boston on October 13, 2019.
The Grand Jury Prize awarded by the Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay & Music Festival consists of $118,000 of in-kind production support for the director's work, including one year of international film distribution; a dedicated custom page hosted on the festival’s website for twelve months, showcasing both the film and the filmmaker; and a targeted marketing campaign and showcase for the film at the Cannes Film Festival in 2020.
John Duca Presents at Conference
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca was invited to present, "Interest Rate, Regulation, and Tax Effects on Commercial Real Estate: Lessons from the Past Half Century" at the Commercial Real Estate Data Alliance (CREDA) Conference, Oct. 3 through 4, 2019 at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.