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  NOTE:  This meeting is in the HANCOCK CENTER.  <---------------

  Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Association For Computing Machinery

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  Program:  Magic Squares

  Speaker:  Robert L. Morrison,
  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 

  When:     7:30 pm, Monday, Jan 21, 2013           

  Where:    Presentation Room (2d floor, Rm 2023)  <-------- !!!
            Hancock Center, Marist College         <-------- !!!

  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

  Cost:     Free and open to the public

  Dinner:   6 pm, Palace Diner, 845.473.1576
            Map and menu: 
            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 or call 845.522.1971.

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