NOTE: This meeting is in the HANCOCK CENTER. <--------------- Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Association For Computing Machinery aaa ccccccc mmmmm mmmmm a a cc cc mm mm mm mm aa aa cc c mm mm mm mm aaaaaaaaa cc mm mmm mm aa aa cc c mm m mm MEETING NOTICE aa aa cc cc mm mm aa aa cccccccc mm mm Program: Magic Squares Speaker: Robert L. Morrison, Robl56@aol.com About the Topic Relax and enjoy a trip down memory lane as we use eighth-grade arithmetic to examine some puzzles that have intrigued logicians and mathematicians for thousands of years. From a Chinese emperor to a U.S. founding father to many lesser known contemporaries, Magic Squares continue to amuse and challenge people of all ages. About the Speaker Upon graduation from Cornell in 1956 with a degree in mathematics, Bob served as operations officer on a U.S. Navy destroyer escort in preparation for retrieving astronauts from space. He then joined IBM as a programmer at the Goddard Space Center, working on the Mercury and Gemini manned space flights. In 1964 Bob came to Poughkeepsie to work on the operating system for the System/360 mainframe computers. Before retiring in 1992 he served in managerial, staff, instructor, and technical writing positions. He was honored to be invited to IBM’s annual Corporate Recognition Event in 1970. He remained active in the Navy Reserve, retiring in 1986 with the rank of Navy Captain. For his work with the Office of Naval Intelligence he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. Bob has served on the Spackenkill Board of Education and the Dutchess County School Boards Association. He is active with the Math and Physics Exploration, a local non-profit organization, and with two veterans groups. Bob joined the ACM in 1960 and was an active member for thirty years, serving as national treasurer of the Special Interest Group on Measurement and Evaluation (SIGMETRICS) for six of those years. When: 7:30 pm, Monday, Jan 21, 2013 Where: Presentation Room (2d floor, Rm 2023) <-------- !!! Hancock Center, Marist College <-------- !!! www.marist.edu/welcome/map.html Parking: You can park on the east side of Route 9, across from the former Main Entrance, or at the black dot, Number 27, on the map at www.marist.edu/welcome/map.html Cost: Free and open to the public Dinner: 6 pm, Palace Diner, 845.473.1576 Map and menu: www.thepalacediner.com All are welcome to join us for dinner. We thank Marist College for hosting the chapter's meetings. Refreshments are served after the meeting. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845.522.1971. P - L - E - A - S - E P - O - S - TSite Map. This page is available on the web at http://pok.acm.org.