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Rain. Should I run or walk?


Believe it or not, this a question that has been debated for quite some time.  According to the Norwegian meterological institute (warning: unless you can speak Norwegian, you probably will not get a lot of information from this link), it is best to run.  According to Mythbusters, it was at first considered best to walk (episode 1), then re-evaluated and determined it's best to run (episode 38).  Meanwhile community question & answer sites such as mathoverflow.net went so far as to question whether this was even a valid mathematical question.

Better yet, Mathematics Magazine also published "Keeping Dry:  The Mathematics of Running in the Rain" by Dank Hailman and Bruce Torrents, which concluded that one should run unless specific, ideal circumstances exists.

We won't take sides but rather encourage you to check out the links above and decide for yourself.  If you're still uncertain, given the weather of late, here in Colorado, we recommend you check here.

Spotlight on AMS

Congratulations to Mike Nicholas

A big Congratulations! to Professor Mike Nicholas (he's the one on the left) who was recently honored by the Blue Key, Order of Omega and Tau Beta Pi Honor Societies with receipt of the Distinguished Faculty.

'Dr. Nick', as he is affectionately known by his students, has a  positive reputation which extends well beyond our department.  If you ever have a chance to take one of his classes, jump at it!  They will probably fill quickly.

Congratulations Mike on this well deserved honor!

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