Math honor society welcomes visiting Penn State professor Nov. 1

James Sellers of Penn State University
James Sellers of Penn State University

Pi Mu Epsilon will host James Sellers, professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania State University, at 4 p.m., Nov. 1 in Avery 115. Sellers will present "Revisiting What Euler and the Bernoullis Knew about Convergent Infinite Series." A reception will precede the lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Avery 348.

Sellers completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He went on to receive his Ph.D at Penn State University under the direction of David Bressoud. In 2001, he joined Penn State faculty as a professor and the associate head for undergraduate mathematics. Sellers served as a visiting fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute at Cambridge University in 2008. He currently serves as the governor of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Pi Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society that promotes scholarly activity in mathematics among students in academic institutions. UNL's Nebraska Alpha Chapter, founded in 1928, was the 15th chapter out of 330 chapters around the country.

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