Celebrating 100 Years of Math

In commemoration of African-American History Month, and of the centenary of the Mathematics Department, The DuBois Collective, The Department of Mathematics and The W.E.B. DuBois College House invite the University community to recognize and celebrate the lives of two pioneering African-American mathematicians. Penn alumni Dudley Weldon Woddard (Ph.D. 1928) and William Waldron Schiefflin Claytor (Ph.D. 1933) were the second and third African-Americans to receive the Ph.D. in Mathematics and an exhibit will open in the lobby of the David Rittenhouse Laboratory on Tuesday, February 16 at 3 p.m. in their honor.

After a short ceremony at the exhibit in the lobby, there will be brief presentations on the lives of Woodard and Claytor, followed by a reception, in DRL A-4.

The exhibit, which was realized by a joint effort of the Mathematics Department and the University Archives, will be on display in DRL until March 19, when it will move to a permanent home in the W.E.B. DuBois College House Library.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 20, February 16, 1999