|by Karen Handley • October 2, 2006|
Crawfordsville, IN — Wabash College math and computer science department invites you to hear James Daniel give a talk at 12 p.m. Friday, October 6, in room 104 in Goodrich Hall. His presentation will be on Actuarial Mathematics and Actuarial Careers.
Daniel is a 1962 graduate of Wabash College and received his master’s and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He also received an honorary degree from Wabash in 1987. He became Director of Actuarial Studies at the University of Texas-Austin in 1989. Although his main activity is undergraduate teaching, he previously was very active in research (primarily in numerical optimization and the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations) and in academic administration (former UT-Austin Faculty Senate Chair and former Mathematics Department Chair). In the spring of 2005 he was named to UT-Austin's Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He is the author of three college textbooks, one on Mathematical Interest Theory for actuarieal students and two research books.
His talk is free and open to the public.