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in memoriam Pete Slater

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September 30, 1946-September 27, 2016 Dr. Peter J. Slater of Huntsville passed away Tuesday. He was a Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, in 1968. He served two years in the US Army until 1970, serving in Germany and having the opportunity to travel extensively through Europe. He went on to graduate school at The University of Iowa, earning his Master of Science in Mathematics in 1972Playing Tripple Town .JPG, and his PhD in Mathematics in 1973. He taught at Cleveland State University, before taking a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Bureau of Standards for one year. Dr. Slater spent six years in the Applied Math Division at Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While living in Albuquerque, a new interest and quest for knowledge was opened and he became an avid student and later teache…

12th East Coast Combinatorics Conference

The 12th East Coast Combinatorics Conference will take place at theUniversity of New Brunswick Saint John,  in Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaJuly 20-21, 2017.
Invited speakers: Aiden A. Bruen, and Brett Stevens.
Contributed 20-minute talks on all areas of combinatorics are welcome.
No registration fee, though registration is required.
For further information please contact the organisers Tim Alderson, and Andrea Burgess atdodeccc@gmail.com, or see the conference website:https://sites.google.com/site/eccc2017/

Posting research online

As academic work and the internet collide, ICA is working to responsibly communicate accurate information with its membership.

We were recently alerted to a member who was incorrectly linked to a paper by the algorithms at academia.edu.  After some research, we see that the site may not be as reputable as many first thought: https://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/01/23/dear-scholars-delete-your-account-at-academia-edu/#775c782e2d62

Elsevier notably reacted poorly to free sharing of academic papers a couple years ago.  If you've forgotten or you missed it: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/elsevier-versus-open-access

Alternatives to document sharing include arXiv.org is an electronic archive and distribution server for research articles.  It is maintained and operated by Cornell University Library, with no referee or review.

Research gate is another alternative that functions less like a paper repository and more like a social networking site in the style of Linked In.

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