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winter 2010

Sensory overload enveloped us as we stepped outside the Mumbai airport and into the car that would take us to our hostel in Bandra West -- our home for the next three weeks.


Forty years from now, warmer temperatures may mean that Rieslings will no longer reign as the premier wine of the Finger Lakes region. At least that’s what mathematics professor Tom Pfaff’s research indicates.


No need to forge your own path. Both on campus and around town, Ithaca boasts top-notch trails for the hiker, the mountain biker, the runner, and the cross-country skier.


Sean Eversley Bradwell, assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE), believes in the saying, “The more I learn, the less I know.”  He constructs his classes based on that philosophy, walking into classrooms as a coparticipant in the learning process. “I don’t teach what I know; I teach what I want to learn,” he says. “That’s what keeps my classes fresh and exciting.”


The math classroom can be a foreboding place, filled with complicated equations and concepts that require their own language to decipher. And most math students at some point in their education find themselves wondering, “How will I apply this to real life?”


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