Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Math Made Almost Bearable: President Garfield's Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

Name the New Laptops

Name the New Laptops Conest! The UHP just lucked out and acquired 4 new mini-laptops for our classrooms, but they need names. Our current laptops are Micaelangelo, Leonard, Donatello & Raphael, while our wifi routers are Jubilee, Rogue & Storm. Make your entry here or on facebook. Anyone can play. Be creative. An independent panel will vote on 7/31. Happy naming and good luck!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream

UNM's Provost chose Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream by acclaimed Los Angeles Times journalist Sam Quinones as this summer's inaugural work for the Lobo Reading Experience, a summer reading program for UNM Freshmen. Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream is recommended (not required) reading for freshmen enrolling at UNM in the fall of 2009. The book will be used in numerous discussion groups and selected class assignments early in the semester, and a further series of events is being planned around a visit by the author later in the term.

So, has anyone in the Honors community (not only freshmen) yet read this book? If so, what did you think about it? Was it a good selection for UNM students? What did you think was most successful about the book? Least successful?