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Upcoming CSUSM Lecture Explores the Mathematics of Voting

Media Advisory by Margaret Chantung

When does a majority exist in approval voting? How does the geometry of the political spectrum influence the outcome? And what does mathematics have to say about how people behave? All of these questions and many more will be addressed by Dr. Francis Edward Su in the second annual Reid Lecture, “Voting in Agreeable Societies” on March 10 in the University Student Union ballroom at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM).

Dr. Su, president of the Mathematical Association of America and Benediktsson-Karwa professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, is an accomplished National Science Foundation funded researcher with an interest in geometric combinatorics and applications in the social sciences. He has a passion for teaching and popularizing mathematics.

This event, free and open to the public, is coordinated by the CSUSM Department of Mathematics with support from Marion and K. Brooks Reid, and Steve Schlesinger. A reception at 5:30 p.m. will be followed by the presentation from 6 to 7 p.m.

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What: CSUSM second annual Reid Lecture, “Voting in Agreeable Societies”

When: Thursday, March 10. Reception at 5:30 p.m., Presentation from 6 to 7 p.m.

Where: California State University San Marcos—University Student Union Ballroom, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos.

Directions and parking: CSUSM is located at 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit Visitors may purchase a daily or timed permit in any general parking lot utilizing the daily permit machines.