Lectures to be held February 12th and 13th 2019.
February 12, 2019
|4:00pm - 5:00pm||LOCATION TBD||
February 13, 2019
|4:00pm - 5:00pm||HALE 270||
Reception to follow Lecture at the Koenig Alumni Center, 1202 University Avenue, 5:00 - 7:30pm
This Lecture Series is funded by an endowment given by Professor Ira M. DeLong, who came to the University of Colorado in 1888 at the age of 33. Professor DeLong essentially became the mathematics department by teaching not only the college subjects but also the preparatory mathematics courses. Professor DeLong was a prominent citizen of the community of Boulder as well as president of the Mercantile Bank and Trust Company, organizer of the Colorado Education Association, and president of the charter convention that gave Boulder the city manager form of government in 1917. After his death in 1942 it was decided that the bequest he made to the mathematics department would accumulate interest until income became available to fund DeLong prizes for undergraduates and DeLong Lectureships to bring outstanding mathematicians to campus each year. The first DeLong Lectures were delivered in the 1962-63 academic year.