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Feb. 1, 2006

Jorgensen To Lecture In China On Reform In Graduate Mathematics Education

Palle Jorgensen, professor in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Mathematics, will deliver a plenary lecture on the need to keep graduate mathematics instruction up-to-date with current technology during the March 20-22 international Symposium on Mathematics Education Reform in Beijing, China.

Jorgensen, who recently authored a graduate mathematics text titled, "Analysis and Probability: Wavelets, Signals, Fractals" (Springer, 2006) says that his talk will examine the planning of graduate mathematics curricula in an international setting.

"While some of the ideas in the teaching of core mathematics disciplines must stay and have stayed relatively constant, they must be varied in accordance with the needs and demands of students," he says. "They must be updated constantly, keeping an eye to current research and modern trends in technology."

The talk is titled, "Teaching of mathematics at various levels in an international university system, and connections to research and current trends in technology."

Jorgensen, who joined the UI faculty in 1983, has research interests in the fields of functional analysis, mathematical physics, representation theory, wavelets, and signal and image processing.

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