2014 Macmillan Symposium
“Prediction: The Next Big Thing”

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“Prediction — The Next Big Thing”

We’re very pleased to announce our major event for the spring semester: the 2014 Macmillan Symposium: “Prediction—The Next Big Thing” to be held on April 28 at the University of Vermont.

And we’re very excited to let you know that the Symposium will bring together a team headed by two leading scholars working in the realm of complex social systems, Neil Johnson (Physics, University of Miami) and César A. Hidalgo (Media Lab, MIT) with a experienced group of UVM faculty and students to showcase the scientific landscape of prediction.

Here’s a synopsis:

From the bare goal of survival up to the privileged one of flourishing, strong predictive capabilities are [...]

Chris Danforth Appointed to the UVM Flint Professorship of Mathematics

Dr. Chris Danforth, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, has been appointed to the Flint Professorship in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont.

The Flint Professorship was established in 1885 by Edwin Flint who named UVM as a benefactor of his estate. The appointment was to go to a distinguished professor in the fields of “Mathematics, Natural or Technic Science.”

“It is a great pleasure to see Chris recognized for his contributions to the college, “said Dean Luis Garcia, who further commented, “He is a great representative of the energy and creativity that our faculty brings every day, and I am [...]