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Tuesday, January 27

Blizzard conditions are now impacting our region and a Connecticut statewide travel ban is in effect. The University will be closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Day and evening classes are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for tomorrow will be posted this evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries are closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities are canceled today.

current as of 7:18 a.m., Jan. 27, 2015

Ray McGivney, PhD



Mathematics Department

Dana Hall 214



PhD - Lehigh University
MA - Clark University
AB - Clark University

These days I'm teaching discrete mathematics for majors, introductory analysis, and a general education course (M116) for art, music and secondary education majors.  I'm using peer instruction methods more than in the past, and I use technology wherever it seems useful.  In particular, I use a tablet PC and extensive in-class small group projects in the first two courses.  I use “clickers” (student response technology) heavily in M116 and to some extent in the other two courses.

For the past fifteen years I've been heavily involved with secondary school mathematics programs.  Most recently I was Co-Managing Director for the Connecticut Algebra 1 Model Curriculum - a $250,000 grant from the State of Connecticut awarded to the Connecticut Academy for Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology.

Finally, I'm an inveterate Boston sports fan especially grateful to have seen the Red Sox win not one but two World Series.  Life is good.