Harrington Lecture at The U to feature mathematics professor

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Jose Flores, Ph.D., a professor of mathematics at The University of South Dakota, will present “Research in Mathematical Ecology and the Struggle for Existence” during the 56th annual Harrington Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Farber Hall, Old Main.

Flores recently returned to the USD campus after receiving a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct a workshop in Chile. In addition to teaching graduate students in mathematical ecology at the Institute of Mathematics at Pontificia Universidad de Valparaiso, he spent two weeks orientating faculties on more advanced material in computational mathematics. Flores also served as a panelist for potential Fulbright Scholarship recipients looking to study in the U.S. Honored in 2006 as a Cutler Faculty Award recipient; Flores received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1990.

The Harrington Lecture Series is an annual event featuring a distinguished professor with long-standing service to the College of Arts and Sciences in memory of the late Elbert Harrington, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor Emeritus of communication. Following the lecture, which is free and open to the public, there will be a reception for Flores in Farber Hall. For more information about the 2008 Harrington Lecture, please contact USD’s College of Arts & Sciences at (605) 677-5221 or knelson@usd.edu.

A photo of Flores is also available for download at www.usd.edu/urelations/images/Flores_Jose.jpg.